Primary 1 15.5.20

Good Morning Primary 1s!
I hope that you are all keeping well. I have some very exciting news. This morning I came into my kitchen to make my breakfast and there was a trail of glitter and a brown letter sitting in the middle of the floor. Can you guess who the letter is from? I’ll attach a picture of it to the blog and you can read it and find out what it says…

Have a lovely weekend and remember that Monday is a holiday so there will be no new work posted until Tuesday.
The Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 7.5.20

Good Morning Primary 1s!
We hope that you are all well! What a beautiful day we had yesterday, we hope that you managed to get outside and have some fun. The teachers all loved getting outside after work yesterday, Miss Christy went for a long cycle in the countryside, Miss Daun went for a run once it had cooled down a bit and Miss Cunningham went for a lovely walk.
Yesterday, we posted some new learning grids for you to work through. Try to do at least 3 of these activities today at some point and remember to post photos of your super work on the Learning Journals. It is so lovely seeing your work every day!
Before we moved to online learning we had started our ‘Fairyland’ topic. As always, we have created a SWAY to show this learning and we have added in a few photos from your work at home too! The link to the SWAY will be posted in your Learning Journal later this morning. Have a look to see if you can spot yourself in any of the photos!

The Rights Respecting School Article of the week is Article 7, the right to a name and nationality. Why don’t you have a discussion about why you chose the name for your child and maybe other names you had been considering? Talk about nationalities, about the country you come from and how you identify with that nation. The slide below gives some ideas of other activities you might want to try…

I particularly like the ‘identity hand’ task. Draw around your hand and write your name, date of birth, home country and 2 adults who help you on the fingers, then draw the flag of where you call home on the palm. We would love to see some of your hand prints on the Learning Journals.
The video link is

It takes you to a story called ‘The name jar’. This is a story about a Korean girl who is learning about her name and identity as she moves to a new country. After watching the video talk about

– Why does the girl want to change her name?
– How do you think she feels when people make fun of her name?
– What would you do if you saw someone making fun of someone else’s name?
– What name does she end up with?

Remember, the activities we post daily on the blog are optional extras, please feel no pressure to complete them!
We hope that you have a lovely day!

The Primary 1 teachers

Primary 1 23.4.20

Good morning Primary 1,
If you had time to do the Enormous Turnip drama yesterday we hope you enjoyed it! It is a great way to demonstrate and practise your drama skills.
What signs of spring have you been noticing? It is amazing to see the changes around us as we move from winter to spring. Do you have a favourite season and if so why is it your favourite? My favourite season is spring because the weather turns warmer and beautiful flowers bloom.
Today, we thought you might like to try some art. Steve Harpster does great how to draw videos for children.
The following link will take you to a video where he teaches us how to draw a dragon using a heart:
Even though Valentine’s Day has passed we thought it would be a lovely thing to draw since our topic is fairyland and we want to share lots of love during this time. Once you are finished, we would love to see your drawings on your learning journals. Good luck!
Stay safe and have super-duper Thursday!
Miss Cunningham, Miss Christy and Miss Daun

Primary One 20.3.19

We have had a very exciting week in Primary One this week with a surprise visitor to class yesterday! We came in to class after lunch to find that a dragon had visited and left us a letter.  The letter explained to us that he needed help rebuilding Fairyland as it was disappearing because we were no longer reading fairy tales.  We have decided to help the fairy tale characters, starting with Jack and today we have been making a beanstalk for him.  Have a look at the pictures to find out what we have been doing in class today.

In Maths this week we have been looking at 3D shapes, their names and properties and having a look around the class and playground for items of different shapes.

Our sound this week is ee.  Have a chat with your child about words that have the ee sound in them around the home.

Reminders this week-

New homework issued today, due 3.4.19.

Gym kit Thursday.

Please bring reading bags every day.

PSA Easter egg hunt 25.3.19.

Primary One would appreciate donations of junk materials for junk modelling.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Steel, Miss Christy, Miss Pringle and Mrs Oliver