World Book Day – Primary 1!

Wow! What an amazing day we have had in Primary 1 celebrating World Book Day!

We have had lots of fun painting our potatoes to make them into our favourite book characters, completed a book scavenger hunt, spent some time reading our favourite books, created our favourite characters using play dough, completed a book wordsearch and designed our own book covers!


We have loved wearing our pyjamas to school today!

Our favourite activity was The Masked Reader! We listened very carefully to the clues when thinking about our guesses! We can’t wait for the results to see how many we guessed correctly!

#WorldBookDay2021 #PrimaryOne

West Lothian Council Surveys

Find below a survey from West Lothian Council that we would encourage you to complete by Friday 29th January.

West Lothian Council would like to hear from parents/carers about their experiences of supporting their children to learn from home during this period of remote learning.

We appreciate all you are doing and your feedback will help us to continue to support our schools and families at this time. For more information or support, please get in touch with your child’s school. They are there to help. Our telephone support service is also available for West Lothian families. We are here to listen and support you – 01506 283130

There are 7 questions and it should take 2-3 minutes to complete. If you have more than one child, please complete a survey form for each of your children in turn.

Thank you.



Seesaw – Class App at home.

Primary 1 to Primary 3 has started to use Seesaw in school. This is a new App which we will be using in school and at home.

Your child will bring home a QR code which should be used to log them in – please keep it safe. Try the QR code to get used to using it. Ask your child to use the draw tools to draw a picture or write their name or some words. Upload this to their Journal (Click on the green circle with the tick). As everyone becomes more familiar with the platform you will find more “Activities” set by the teacher.

Below is a link to a video that shows you how to log in and use some of the basic functions. I hope you find this helpful.

Go to this Sway


myON is essentially an online library which has some additional tools. It will be the main source of reading material for home and school use.

myON is from Renaissance Learning, the same company that provides Accelerated Reader, a program that has been used in school for a number of years. myON has some integration with Accelerated Reader and Star Reading which is used to help select books at an appropriate level.

Please take some time to look at the Parent Information Sheet and the introductory video. Please take some time to connect Star Reader Scores.

It would also be useful to download the App and set up access on as many devices as possible to ensure easy access.

During the next week or two, it would be really helpful if everyone becomes familiar with the books that are available. Begin to read some books and start to add to the “list” of books you would like to read.

Try the audio function with some books and try just reading others and see your time spent reading add up. Take some quizzes!

Integrate myON into your daily routine!

Watch this video 

Look at this parent guide: Parent-Guide-to-myON-1


This week in P1…

We have been:

  • Learning the ‘u’ sound
  • Learning tricky words- was, went, his
  • Learning subtraction facts and using rekenreks to support our learning
  • Celebrating Mass with Fr Sebastian
  • Creating Christmas Craft
  • Learning what are harmful substances and where they should be kept in our homes
  • Learning about the 3rd week of Advent
  • Pantomime afternoon
  • Christmas Activity Day

Another busy, fun filled week in P1!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support throughout this term.

I wish all families a very merry and holy Christmas!

Miss McCullagh