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A “Holiday” Story Time From Home – 10th August

Hello everyone

I do hope that you are all well and have had a lovely summer.

I am very excited about seeing you all later this week back at school and being able to read stories again to real children and not in front of a camera!  Here is a new story that I had ordered a quite few weeks ago now and I thought might help you practise your listening skills – which will be really important whichever class you are in!

Enjoy the new story and of course the last few days of the holidays.

See you soon!

Miss McDermott

Good Morning Primary one, Friday 26th June 2020

Good morning Primary one. I can not believe that it is the last day of Primary one.

It has been such a strange term and end to primary one but I want you to know how incredibly proud I am of you all. You have dealt with the situation so well and it has been wonderful watching you learn and grow through. A huge well done to the grown ups at home too. You have done a brilliant job providing so many fantastic opportunities and activities at home. You all deserve a huge gold star!

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As we finish for summer and prepare to go into primary two remember

” You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. “

Continue to be curious about the world and have lots of fun.

Have a wonderful summer Primary one!

Take care and stay safe.

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Mrs Chisholm



Friday 26th June 2020

Primary 1B,

I can’t quite believe the end of term is here already and the next time I see you all you will be big P2s! It has been such a strange end to our year together but I hope that you know how much I have enjoyed being your teacher and getting to know you.

I have met your new teachers and told them all about what a fantastic group of children you are, they are really looking forward to meeting you after summer and doing lots of lovely things together.

I will be looking forward to seeing your smiling faces around our school after the summer too – I can’t wait for an air hug and to hear about your summer holidays.

You are all kind, wonderful, imaginative, unique and brilliant. The P1 teachers have got you a little gift (see post below) to say thank you for being such wonderful people.

Lots of love and best wishes for a fun filled, sun filled holiday,

Mrs Jamieson (and Bennie says wuff!)

Happy Summer Holidays!

Well – that’s Primary 1 finished and the next time we see you, you will be in Primary 2. It has been a very fun yet different year for everyone. We are very proud to have been your teachers and we hope that you all have a fantastic summer.

Mrs Menmuir, Miss Jamieson and Mrs Chisholm decided to get you all a very special gift for this remarkable year. The last topic that we completed together in school was about arctic animals and you all loved it so much. Therefore we decided it would be a great to sponsor our very own snow leopard that you could even visit. He lives in a local zoo and we have a very special plaque to mark what a fantasic Primary 1 you all are.

So as a final farewell to this year at school – please remember that you can fill the world with sunshine! Have a fantastic summer and we can’t wait to see you all in Primary 2.

Love, All the Primary 1 Teachers xxxx

Goodbye Primary 1, Hello Primary 2!

Boys and girls,

I have loved being your teacher this year and have missed you all so much these last few months. You will now know your Primary 2 teachers and they are so excitied to meet you as I have told them how amazing you all are.

I hope that you all have a lovely summer and that the sun shines down on you all. I can’t wait to see you all again in August and you can pop through anytime to say hello!

Mrs Menmuir xx

Story Time From Home – Friday 26th June

Hello everyone,

Here is the link to the last Story Time from Home.

Thank you for watching the Story Time From Home videos which I originally was going to make just for my own class  but thought it would be nice to share with all the P1-3 children.

I know that lots  of you have heard me read these stories before so it has been lovely to hear that you have still been watching the videos.  Thank you for all your kind messages – it has been so nice to hear from you and know that you are doing well.

Please enjoy your summer holidays and take care to stay safe. I look forward to seeing you all safely back in school soon.

Miss McDermott

Good morning primary one, Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning everyone, I hope you have had a nice week so far.Rainbow Kids

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!”

As we come near the end of Primary one and think about moving forward into Primary two, we know how well you will do. We know moving into a new class and new stage can make us feel a lot of different emotions.  Sometimes it make us a little nervous but remember there will be lots of support from teachers and other staff in the school. It might also make us feel excited to start a new adventure. You might even feel both of these emotions and that is ok too.

Here is a little story about how our body feels when we are nervous.

We know that you will take it all in your stride and show your new teachers how wonderful you are.


“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

This is one of my favourite quotes and it is one of the most popular quotes by Dr. Seuss, probably because it’s so true. There really isn’t anyone out that that’s more you than you are. So keep shining bright!

Here is a favourite story of mine that celebrates how we are all unique.

What makes you special? What makes you, you? What would your fish look like? Ive attached a little example below, but I’d love to see your own design. Maybe you could take it with you to primary two on your first day to show your new teacher.

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The teachers have a little surprise for you tomorrow. It is linked to a special animal. I’m going to give you some clues to see if you can guess which animal it might be about.

1 – This animal lives in and around mountains in central Asia.

2 – The colour of its fur and spots on its body, help it to camouflage.

3 – It has thick fur to keep it warm.

4 – This animal is a meat eater.

5 – It has a long tail to help it balance.

Do you think you might know what animal it is? Maybe you could do a little bit of research.Kid Thinking Cartoon Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Happy guessing.

Your Primary one teachers.



Good morning P1! Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning everybody,

This morning I would like to share a story with you that we sometimes read in Primary One.

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do. It has a super message about liking who you are and realising that everybody is different and everybody is special.

My favourite line is “I like me on the inside too, for all I think and say and do!” because we all know how important it is to be a nice person on the inside.

Here is another of my favourite quotes from a great (and very funny) book; The Twits.




As we come to the end of Primary One, all of your teachers would like to say thank you to you all.

Thank you for being kind.

Thank you for trying your best, even when things are tricky.

Thank you for making us smile.

Thank you for helping others when they feel sad or alone or are hurt.

Thank you for being so creative and imaginative.

Thank you for bringing joy into our classrooms every single day.

Thank you for being such stars and staying safe and learning at home.

Thank you for being yourself and letting us get to know you.

Thank you for being you.

Please also remember:

Mistakes are important – they help us learn. If someone else makes a mistake, encourage them! If you make a mistake, it’s totally normal and okay. Also remember to ask for help when you need it, other people will be pleased to help you.

It is okay to feel worried, anxious, upset or angry sometimes. Everybody feels these things. If you feel these feelings, why not try talking to a grown up you trust or doing some deep breathing to calm down.

You are wonderful just the way you are. Be yourself and be proud of that! Choose to be kind every day. Being kind makes other people feel great, and it also makes YOU feel great!

Thank you for reading quite a long post today and know that your teachers are really missing you and wish that we could be together because you are all so amazing.

Take care,

Your P1 Teachers

Music Time with Mrs McWhirter

Good morning Primary 1 and Primary 2/1, love to go to the beach do you?

It’s almost time for the Summer holidays and I hope we will all get to the beach sometime soon but we can go today through the magic of music!

Today’s clip is all about the sea and there is a song to learn and sing, a story to hear and some listening which I hope will take you to the beach!

After you’ve tried the song, scroll down to the story of The Magic Fish and then down  to the listening activity.  Close your eyes and you can just about feel you’re at the sea side! See how many sounds you can hear then draw a lovely sea side picture! Have a great Summer!

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Good morning P1! Tuesday 23rd June 2020


Good morning – today we are going to learn some French together. We have been having beautiful sunny days and hot weather lately, so I thought maybe we could practise asking somebody what the weather is like and giving different answers. Don’t worry if you can’t remember these off by heart though, we are just working on our awareness and pronunciation at the moment.

So… here is a little PowerPoint that you can open and have a look at. It introduces different weather words and then has a little quiz: French Weather PowerPoint

The PowerPoint unfortunately doesn’t let you hear the pronunciation so I have recorded a very basic video (that I cannot seem to make any less enormous – sorry!) to help with that as best I can.

Activity 1: Connect Four

Why not try a game of Connect Four to practise saying what the weather is like?

Activity 2: Draw the Weather


Ask an adult to read the French weather sentences and draw the correct weather in the picture.


Activity 3:

Have a listen to some French weather videos and songs on YouTube. Here is a good one to help you with your pronunciation: http://Link to French weather video!

Here is another French song about the weather which I like watching because it is quite funny, don’t worry if you don’t know all the words though, it is just nice sometimes to listen to something in another language to get a feel for it!

I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit more French today. I cannot believe this is the last week of term. It is very sad that we cannot be together in our classrooms, but I want you all to feel very proud of yourselves for being such superstars. You are all amazing and your teachers are all really looking forward to seeing you around school after the summer to say a huge hello and give air hugs!

Take care,

Your P1 Teachers 😀


Story Time from Home – Tuesday 23rd June

Hello everyone

Here is the link to today’s Story Time From Home.

I hope you enjoy’s today’s story which is set in school and all about a teacher who falls in love even though she has some unwelcome visitors.  You will need to watch the video to find out more and to see another appearance by Tufty!

And here’s another link to a very short video of Cleo who it seems will only appear when I’m not reading the story!

Have a good day and thank you again for continuing to watch the videos.

Miss McDermott 

Good Morning Primary 1, Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning, I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was nice to see some sunshine, but gosh those were some heavy rain showers yesterday. I was out for a walk and had to take cover, it was so heavy.

Well primary one,  this is our last week of term. I can’t believe how quickly it has gone. It has been a very strange time learning from home, but you should all be so proud at how well you have done.

To celebrate that, have a think and discuss with a grown up what your star moments at home have been.



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With it being our last week we have a special weekly plan.

                                  Week 12 plan – Virtual Disney holiday

Go on some rides, meet some characters, dance and watch some fireworks.

                          What will you take?                    What will I pack

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You will find activities on the powerpoint that you can do either in your jotter or on a piece of paper, or you can talk about them.     These are just suggested activities, please feel free to think of your own ideas too.


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As this is our last week of term we thought it might be a nice for you to do an all about me for your next teacher.

To do this, please email your teacher with a photo of you, with a few facts or words to describe yourself underneath. We can then pass it onto your teacher for next year. I know they will love to find out a little about you.

We also have this all about me sheet that you could fill out (please only print it out if you can or want to) or make your own, using this as an idea, to bring with you when school starts back after summer.



Hope you have a lovely week.

If you have any questions please send a little message or email. Remember we love to hear from you, even if it is just to say hello.

Your Primary 1 teachers