Telling the Time


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 24-02-2015

We’ve had a busy day learning about telling the time.

We made some clocks to help us!

 Our Clocks on PhotoPeach
We used them to make the different times in this song. Mrs Jamieson gave us our clocks to take home.
Can you work with a grown-up to make all the different times in this song using your clock?

Our Primary 7 Buddies have also been helping us to learn about time.
They took us into the playground and showed us how to play “What’s the Time Mr Wolf?” They also helped us to make o’clock times on our clocks and write o’clock times on our worksheets.They even made a matching pairs/snap game for us. We put these games into our schoolbags to play with a grown-up at home too!
What’s the Time Mr Wolf? on PhotoPeach
Thank you Primary 7!



Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Social Studies | Posted on 23-02-2015


This morning, Amy from the SPCA came to talk to the children in Nursery, Primary 1,2 and 3. We found out what Amy does to help look after animals who have been hurt. She told us that sometimes she has to catch snakes in a pillow case and about a man finding a tarantula in his towel cupboard………

Red Nose Day


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 23-02-2015

red nose dayA reminder that the children in the Charities Club are selling red noses at playtimes. Noses cost £1. We are hoping that someone opens a Golden Nose – then we can win an exciting animation prize for our school!

Generation Science


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science | Posted on 09-02-2015

DSCF0395Our last mission from the Alien!

We were very excited to have two scientists working with us this afternoon. They were called Jack and Billy. They put on a show called “Night and Day.” It was great fun to watch – some of us even got to take part. We learned about the Earth orbiting the sun and how different parts of the world have night and day at the same time.

 Day and Night on PhotoPeach

Thank you Alien xxx

Diary Dates


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 06-02-2015

A few dates for your diary…

  • Monday, 9th February – Generation Science Workshop
  • Friday, 13th February – finish at usual time for holiday 🙂
  • Monday, 23rd February – back to school. Talk from SSPCA
  • Friday, 27th February – Parent Council Celilidh in Garvald Village Hall
  • Monday, 2nd March – Nursery Coffee Afternoon (2:00 – 3:00)
  • Wednesday, 4th March – P1 dental checks
  • Thursday, 5th March – World Book Day. Children should come to school dressed as their favourite book character.
  • Monday, 9th March – P1 and P1/2 Ceilidh at 1:30. All parents welcome! We would politely ask you not to bring younger children along with you as they can often cause distractions we are very limited for space.
  • Friday, 13th March – Red Nose Day. Bring £1 and come dressed in your pyjamas or onesie!
  • Wednesday, 1st April – Parents’ Night (appointment details to follow.) End of term.

That’s all I have in my diary for now!



Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 06-02-2015

Lots more hard work on addition this week.
We have been practising recording our calculations vertically in our squared jotters. We have also been using different strategies to help us solve addition problems. We made a big wall display in the classroom to show all the different things we can do to help us add.
Addition Strategies on PhotoPeach

We have used numberlines, finger calculators, number rainbows and addition facts to help us.



Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Technologies | Posted on 06-02-2015

Every week, Primary 1 use the school lap-tops. For a lot of children, it’s the most exciting time of the week!
We have been practising hard and can now open the computers and log in with our user name and password. We have been looking at the different applications on the computer and have made these amazing drawings using ActiveInspire (the same application that Mrs Jamieson uses on the big board.)
Our pictures are displayed in the cloakroom.
Computer Drawings on PhotoPeach

Ceilidh Rosettes


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Transition | Posted on 03-02-2015

Glad the website is up and running again. (Still waiting for new projector and wand though!)

We couldn’t get into the gym hall this week as it was being used by some visiting scientists (we will have our turn in a few weeks…)

However, we still worked with P1/2 in their classroom to prepare for our Ceilidh on Monday, 9th March at 1:30.

We made some tartan rosettes to wear. Fair braw!

 Ceilidh Rosettes on PhotoPeach