Going out to play!

A very important part of your day in Primary one is play time. This video shows you how to get back outside from the P1/2 classroom. Both doors in this video are used, but it often depends on what the weather is doing each day!

Hanging up Coats

Another peerie video to show you what will happen in the morning in primary 1.  You may also have a diary to show the teacher, and you will have a place to put your school bag and book bag. We will be able to tell you that when you come in.

Important to Know!

Lots of you asked where the toilets would be for you to use in Primary 1.  This short clip shows how you go from the P1/2 classroom to the toilets. First the girls then the boys. They are really close by if you need any help when you are there.

Finding your Classroom

Here is a short video to show you where you go to get to the Primary 1/2 classroom.

There won’t normally be painting bits and pieces in the corridor and the classroom space is a bit of a muddle just now but hopefully you get a rough idea were to go.


School Diary

When your child starts school, they will be given a diary. This will be one of the main ways we communicate with you. It is also important that you share any important information with us through the diary, for example, it may be that your child has had a poor night’s sleep, or they didn’t eat their breakfast, this can be useful for us to know as it will affect their mood in school.

We ask that diaries are handed in every morning, and that you sign it every night, even if there are no notes in it.

In the diary, we will let you know what the P1 timetable will be, and we will let you know about any homework/events happening too.

We will make sure each diary is clearly labelled with each child’s name.

Typical Day in Primary 1

A typical day in primary one may look different to what it has done in previous years, this is something we cannot plan for in detail yet. However, the main features should be roughly the same:

  • We will try to keep the routine of the day the same as far as possible
  • We will encourage independence, for example hanging up coats, unpacking bags etc.
  • The day begins in the same way each morning. We fill in the daily calendar and talk about what is going to happen on each particular day.  Soft Start Activities to ease them into the start of the day…may be a story, may be some fine motor tasks around different stations, may be group work to make a jigsaw etc….
  • Snacks can be brought in each day. We are trying to encourage healthy snacks.  A small amount of money can be brought in on a Friday for Fruity Friday if they choose.  Water bottles too…water, not juice. Children have 10 minutes to eat snack before break time. On some busy days, it may be less so bear this in mind.
  • All clothing should be named and shoes should be velcro so they can easily manage them for themselves. This is especially important on PE/Swimming days.
  • Toys brought in from home should be able to fit in their tray, so keep these reasonably small please.

Hello from Mrs Inkster

A link to a short video has been posted in learning journals. Mrs Inkster wanted to say hello to you. If we had been in school you would have had a visit to the primary one classroom by now to meet her, so the video is the next best thing. Please take a look!


Over the next few weeks, we will add chunks of information to this page. We will cover as much as possible, but please let us know if there is something in particular that you would like to know.