Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing | Posted on 25-08-2014

We had a taster session for “fencing” this morning – lots of pirates in Primary 1!

There will be information in schoolbags tomorrow about fencing classes if your child is interested in joining.

Our First Reading Books


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 25-08-2014

We started to learn to read today!

Some children 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!

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 questions, please get in touch and I’ll to my best to answer them! 🙂



Sounds – s


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 25-08-2014

Today, we worked with the P1 children in Mrs Kemp’s class to learn our first sound – letter s.

First we used some play dough to help us warm up our muscles in our hands. Dough Disco was great fun!
Next, we practised making patterns on our wipe baords. We had to make the pattern without stopping.
Last of all, we wrote letter s in our jotters.
Brilliant work Primary 1!
Letter s on PhotoPeach