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Welcome to Wednesday P1-3 😎

Here we are at the middle of May already!  It is time for you to become a pirate and hide some treasure.  Can you choose a treasure, maybe a coin or some of your jewellery, to hide somewhere in your house or garden (but don’t tell anyone where 😉).  Then, can you draw a map using a starting point and putting an X for the treasure?  Ask someone in your house to use the map to try and find the treasure.  Maybe they could then make a map for you to follow if they have time.  Have fun mateys! We would love to see a picture of your map on your Learning Journal if you’d like to post it.

Happy Wednesday P1-3 😎

Good morning everyone! We hope that you had a lovely long weekend. It looks like it is going to be another beautiful sunny day so today’s challenge takes you into the garden.  Grab a piece of paper, a pencil and your favourite plastic animal and head outside. See if you can trace the animal’s shadow. Colour or paint if after. Have fun with it and don’t forget to share it on your learning journal if you’d like. We would love to see it!

Good Morning P1-3! 🎼

Hello!  We hope you are all having a great week so far.

Today’s challenge is to learn a new song in a different language. Maybe someone you live with can teach you one or you may have to do some research online. See if you can find your favourite song in a different language. I know, for example, many of the Disney songs have been translated into multiple languages. Have some fun even if you only learn a line or two. We would love to hear it if you choose to share it on your learning journal or you can do a performance for your family.

Stay at Home Superheroes

You may find this little video helpful in explaining to children the importance of staying at home and what a positive and important role they have in doing that! There are follow-up questions  under the video that can be accessed.

It is also available in multiple languages at




Daily Message and Challenge for our P1-3 Pupils 😎

Good morning from all of the teachers and staff who work with      P1-3!  We hope that you got out and enjoyed some of that sunshine yesterday.

Today’s challenge is from the Woodland Trust.  Have some fun with it.  If you don’t have birdseed here is a link that could give you some good alternatives from what you may have around the house.

Ok, so here’s the challenge.  Don’t forget to take a photo and print it, if you can, to put into your home learning jotter.  You could draw it as well, of course.  Equally,  an adult could share it  by way of an instant private message to the school on Twitter, if they would like!

Make a loo roll bird feeder

This is messy fun kids will love to get stuck into. And it will help them learn about the birds in your neighbourhood.

You can make this simple feeder with items you probably already have at home:

Smother a cardboard tube in peanut butter (no added salt and sugar versions are suitable for birds).

Roll it in bird seed and thread some string through the hole.

Tie it up in your garden where birds will feel safe eating.

How many garden birds will you spot? Take a look at our blog to help you and your children identify them.

If you do not have the ingredients or have an allergy, here is another activity that will get you outside and creative.

Make natural art

Art and crafts will be a popular way to keep kids busy. To mix things up, put the pencils and crayons to one side and look for natural art materials instead. Collect fallen leaves, petals and sticks and use them to make a picture or sculpture. You could even use the objects as ‘stampers’ or paintbrushes – dipping them in paint and rolling, brushing or stamping them on paper to create interesting patterns..

Late breaking news!!!  Follow the International Space Station as it passes over the UK this week.  For more details see: or follow @VirtualAstro on Twitter.

Happy Sky Gazing! ✨




Human Number Lines and All Things Scottish!

Primary One has had a great week with lots of new activities and challenges to start off the new year!  We have been solving problems, working on our listening skills and learning lots of new things about Scotland.  It has been braw!   The pupils particularly enjoyed organising themselves into human number line and could do it incredibly quickly after a couple of tries.

The children have all worked very hard this week so I hope they have a fun weekend but manage to get some good sleep as well.

Woodland Wonder

Yesterday afternoon Primary One enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in the woods with Eilidh from Woodland Trust. We gathered magic listening leaves, built two hedgehog houses, made a woodland wind chime, saw the fairy houses, had an aerial display by a buzzard and saw apples growing in the new orchard. We loved it all! Here are a few snapshots of our afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.


Primary One Reflections

Here are a few things that P1 had to say about their week!

  • Always try our best
  • Listen to learn
  • It was a good week
  • We need to be organised and take care of ourselves
  • We are learning new things like how to write our name and draw
  • We like to be happy at school
  • We like to do PE – ball skills and Sticky Kids
  • We had art with Mrs Martin and started to make some trees
  • We had science with Mrs Gilmour and we compared the colour of our eyes
  • We used technology, 2D shape and problems solving to do our maths

It was a busy but great week!  We are all ready for the weekend.