Diary Dates


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 18-09-2014

A few dates to add to your diary…

  • Friday, 26th September – McMillan Coffee Morning 9:30 (in school) Please join us if you can.
  • Monday, 29th September – Dance workshop in school for P1 (in Mrs Jamieson’s class.) Based on the book, “Giraffes Can’t Dance.”
  • Friday, 3rd October – Vegetable plot/woodland tidy up 12:00 – all volunteers welcome!
  • Wednesday, 8th October – Harvest Assembly 1:45 in school. All welcome!
  • Thursday, 9th October – Parents’ Night. Appointment times to follow.
  • Friday 10th October – End of term 1!

We Love Reading!


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 18-09-2014

After a busy week, it’s great to relax in the library with a good book.
We picked books and spent time looking at them with our friends. We used the pictures to help us tell the story and looked for some keywords.
To finish off, Mrs Jamieson read us a story about Hairy Maclary, the dog from Donaldson’s Dairy.

hairy maclary

Dinosaur Stomp


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing | Posted on 18-09-2014

Great excitement in gym today! We are learning a Dinosaur Stomp dance which we are going to show to our friends in Primary 6 next week. We watched this film on the big screen in the hall and learned the moves. The children were keen for me to put this on the website so they can teach the grown-ups at home!

Happy stomping!

Learning Areas


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Literacy | Posted on 18-09-2014

I’m sure the children have told you that their favourite parts of the day are Learning Areas and Golden Time, where they get to “play!”
In fact, the different areas in the classroom are designed to allow the children to practise and reinforce what they have been taught.
…….and here is the proof!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese two boys worked together showing each other how to form letters and join them together. This is what makes my day!

Judo Tasters


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing | Posted on 12-09-2014

Great fun with Coco on Thursday morning!

Judo Taster Session on PhotoPeach

Jeans for Genes Day


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 12-09-2014



The members of Yester Charities Club are organising a fundraising event – Jeans for Genes Day on Friday,19th September.

The children can bring a donation (suggested £1) ad wear jeans or dress down for the morning.

Flu Immunisation


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 10-09-2014

A polite reminder from the office staff to return Flu Immunisation consent forms. They are being collected by the NHS next week.

Thank you.

Whole Class Reading


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Literacy | Posted on 10-09-2014

Your child should have brought home a yellow Whole Class Reading jotter today.


Every Wednesday, we have a reading lesson which we do together (rather than in reading groups.) The idea of this is to expose the children to a range of texts, so that they learn to read stories, poems and facts that do not include Biff, Chip and Kipper!

Today, we read a postcard from Dinosaur Dan.

  • We looked for keywords (and)
  • We highlighted all the letter “S”
  • We showed Dinosaur Dan how to write the word “I” with a green capital letter pen.
  • We used red pend to mark the full stops.
  • We showed that we understood the text by drawing a picture of what Dinosaur Dan did on his holidays.

Please take a few minutes to look over the text with your child. Encourage him/her to tell you about the circles, highlights and marks. To support this at home, you might want to help your child send a postcard to Granny and Grandad, Aunties and Uncles, friends or even to Primary 1!


I need the jotters in school so I can prepare texts for the next lesson.

Thank you for your support.


Flip-Flop Homework!


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 10-09-2014

We used flip-flops in number work today – not the shoes, but pieces of paper with teddies on them!


The idea is to fold the paper to show a given number of teddies. There are lots of ways to do this and the idea is to help the children realise the different shapes and patterns quantities can make.

Today, we were thinking about the number 4. Mrs Jamieson asked us to show 4 teddies on our flip-flops. We had to choose the 4 teddies we wanted to show, then fold the paper to hide the extra teddies. We talked about the different ways we can make 4.

For homework this week , can you work with a grown-up to show different numbers of teddies? Please send them back into school by Friday, 19th September. It would be great if you could send in any photos or comments which can be put into Achievement Books!

What is in the Playground?


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning | Posted on 09-09-2014

Dinosaur Dan left us a letter this afternoon. He sent us to find different things in the playground.

We had to find…

  • the herb garden
  • the bike shelter
  • the bug magnifier
  • the trim trail
  • the totem pole
  • the vegetable patch

We took the camera and Dinosaur Dan out to the playground for a look.


When we came back to the classroom, we made maps to show where we found everything.

Can you find the different places on Holly’s map?