Learning to Read


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy, Parent Information | Posted on 26-08-2013

We started to learn to read today!
We looked carefully at some of the characters we will meet in our reading books and saw what their names looked like. These were our first keywords! Mrs Jamieson gave us all a sticker and we had to tell her what the word said. Next, we had to find the other children in the class that had the same name on their sticker. It was good fun! If your name is still on your jumper, maybe you could tell the grown-ups at home what it says?

Some children also got their first reading book! (If your child did not get theirs today, they will get it tomorrow – there wasn’t enough time to teach all the groups today!) I’m sure everyone will enjoy reading their first story at home!
Learning to Read on PhotoPeach

For parents….

Everyone will get a reading bag to store all their bits and bobs.


Inside the reading bag you will find some tips and ideas to help your child read at home as well as a copy of their first set of keywords. Keywords should be part of the nightly reading routine. There are some ideas for games to play on the sheet.

The reading diary is our main form of communication between home and school. It will detail the tasks I would like you to carry out at home. Please write a little comment to let me know how you got on!

Most importantly – the reading book!

There should also be an “extended story” to go with each book until your child reaches stage 4. You should read the extended story to your child – any words printed in bold are the words your child should try to read from their reading book. There are no words to read in the first stage of books. (See notes included in bag!)

Please look after these exended stories. They should be returned in the reading bag along with the book. Please try not to fold them as the laminate will start to crack and peel away!

Hope you enjoy your first reading book! If you have any qustions, please get in touch and I’ll to my best to answer them! 🙂



Penguin 1


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 26-08-2013

Today we learned how to write number 1. We heard a story about a little penguin who loved to slide on his tummy in the snow. It left a dirty mark, just like a number 1!
Penguin 1 on PhotoPeach

Meeting Our Primary 7 Buddies


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-08-2013

Today, we met our Primary 7 Buddies. We were all very excited to go out into the playground to play and have snack.

 Meeting Our P7 Buddies on PhotoPeach

Our First Assembly


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Religious and Moral Education | Posted on 23-08-2013

We had to change shoes very quickly this morning in order to get to Assembly on time! We sang some action songs and listened to Mr Devereux telling us a story about a little girl from India.

Letter S


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Literacy | Posted on 22-08-2013

We listened to a story about a snake in the grass, then Mrs Jamieson helped us to sing a song about it. We used our whiteboards and pens to practise writing letter s – start at the snake’s eye, go round the head, make a fat tummy and a tail!

Letter S on PhotoPeach

We also met Dinosaur Dan! He asked us to make a dinosaur beginning with s “S” sound – so we started to make some stegosauruses. We will need to finish them tomorrow.

Great dinosaur homework too – Mrs Jamieson put it up on the wall when you went home today – make sure you look out for it in the morning!



Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Parent Information | Posted on 22-08-2013

On Friday morning, we are hoping to meet our Primary 7 Buddies and go outside at playtime…..the Primary 7s are VERY excited to meet you all!

If you would like to bring a snack with you to school, you can take it outside to eat at playtime.

Next week, we will be going outside for playtime every day, so the children will need a snack to see them through until lunch.

Dates and TImes


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 21-08-2013

Just a reminder about dates and times for the next couple of weeks…

Thursday, 22nd August – 9:00 – 11:00

Friday, 23rd August       – 9:00 – 11:00


Monday 26th to Friday 30th August – 8:45 – 12:15


Monday 2nd September – 8:45 – 2:55

The photographer for the “Courier” newsapaper will be taking photographs of the children on Monday 2nd September (first thing, so hopefully we should still be clean and tidy!)

Milk Letters


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 21-08-2013

Please look out for order forms for milk which were put into school bags this morning.Return to school ASAP if you would like your child to have milk at drinks time.

Our First Day At School


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Parent Information | Posted on 21-08-2013

It was lovely to see everyone this morning with big smiles on their faces ready to start Primary 1!



We worked very hard – sorting our shoes in the cloakroom and making labels for our trays. We also listened to a story called “Harry and the Dinosaurs Go To School.” Look out for some homework pictures in schoolbags too – finish the picture and bring it back into school so I can put it up on the wall! 🙂


Our First Morning on PhotoPeach

Our New Classroom


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning | Posted on 19-08-2013

Here are some sneaky photos of the exciting things we have in our classroom. Can’t wait to see you all on Wednesday!
Love from Mrs Jamieson x
Our New Classroom on PhotoPeach