Funky Mummy


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 13-01-2014

We have enjoyed using this game to help us with our addition over the last few days.

At the moment, the children are using counters to help them add. Later in the week, we will be learning how to use a number line to add before moving on to adding with our fingers.

Children learn in different ways – there is no right or wrong way to do it. My aim is to introduce a range of strategies, and the children can then choose the strategy they prefer. Before removing the “scaffolding” these strategies provide, they need to fully understand how addition works, the relationship between numbers and the patterns they make….so if you see your child using their fingers or asking for buttons, please don’t discourage them!

Burns Celebration


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Literacy | Posted on 13-01-2014



The children should have brought some homework home today to help them prepare for our Burns Celebration on Thursday 23rd January.

Each child in school is encouraged to learn a Scottish Poem or song. In Primary 1, we are going to perform the Scots version of Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes…

“Heids, shooders, knees and taes,

Knees and taes.

Heids, shooders, knees and taes,

Knees and taes,

And een and lugs and mooth and neb,

Heids, shooders, knees and taes,

Knees and taes.”

Here is some music to go along with the words!