Ordering Numbers


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 29-05-2014

We used the following game to help us order numbers within 100 today.
First, we put counters on the numbers using our 100 squares, then we wrote them in order on our whiteboards. Mrs Jamieson picked a name on a lollipop stick to choose someone to put the leaves on the caterpillar and see if we were right.
It was good fun!

(Parents, you will need to set the slider at the beginning of the game to set the number limits. I suggest 0 to 50 /0 to 100.)

Why Do Sunflowers Face the Sun?


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy, Science | Posted on 27-05-2014

We enjoyed finding out about this for whole class reading this morning.
We also enjoyed watching this short clip about sunflowers. The children might want to share it with you at home.

Flowing Patterns


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 26-05-2014

To help us with our linked writing, we have been practising patterns that must go from one side of the page to the other without stopping. We took advantage of the beautiful weather this afternoon and went outside to work. We made patterns with chalk on the paving slabs.

 Flowing Patterns on PhotoPeach

Big Numbers


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 26-05-2014

In maths last week and this week, we have been learning about big numbers – how to read them, write them and order them.

Primary 1 have made their very own colour coded 100 squares, which we can use to play games. We have also used “Splat Square” on the big board,


Why not use the Splat Square at home to help you learn about big numbers?


  • the number ……
  • the decade numbers
  • all the forties numbers
  • All the numbers with 7 as the second digit
  • The number before….
  • The number after……
  • The number between……

Mud Kitchens and Colour Charts


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science, Transition | Posted on 26-05-2014

Another Muddy Monday for the Nursery and Primary 1 children! Today, we welcomed some of the children who will be joining Primary 1 next session from other nurseries.The P1 Buddies did an excellent job looking after them. 🙂
Our challenge from Esmerelda the Woodland Elf, was to use her colour charts to find things in the woods that matched them exactly. We also had time to make up our own recipes in the Mud Kitchen.
Woodland Colours on PhotoPeach

Cake and Candy


Posted by dhilsley | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-05-2014

On Tuesday 27th May some of our P6 pupils are organising a Cake and Candy stall at playtime to raise money for Save the Children. Cakes will cost  between 20p and 50p so if you are happy for your to child to do this please send them in with money.

Letters Home….


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 16-05-2014

The children have put some letters in their schoolbags this morning – please check!
There is a piece of recycling homework for them to complete over the weekend and a letter from the Charities Group about “Whacky Hair Do Wednesday” on 21st May.
Have a lovely weekend…..hope the sun shines!

Linked Writing


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 16-05-2014

Primary 1 have been working VERY hard this week on their handwriting – they may have shown you how they can write their name with all the letters joined together! We have used chalks, water and paintbrushes, whiteboards and pencils to practise.
What do you think?
Linked Writing on PhotoPeach

Venn Diagrams


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Maths | Posted on 16-05-2014

We have been learning how to record information on a different kind of chart this week – a Venn Diagram. We sorted pictures of apples and peppers using hoops on the floor.

Colour Explosion


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Homework, Science | Posted on 13-05-2014

We did some science experiments this afternoon as part of Science Week.

Mrs Jamieson showed us this exciting video, then we tried the experiment ourselves.
This is something you might want to try at home too. You will need

  • a dish
  • milk
  • food colouring
  • a cotton bud
  • washing up liquid



Mrs Jamieson set us a challenge. We had to colour a paint by numbers picture……but she only gave us red, yellow and blue paint! We had to mix colours together to make green, orange and purple.

Painting By Numbers on PhotoPeach