Our Lungs


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Homework, Science | Posted on 24-03-2015

Great fun this afternoon doing some experiments to find out about the air in our lungs!

We used blow pipes and the air in our lungs to hold a little ball in the air. When we breathed out, air was pushed out of our lungs and then pushed the ball into the air.

Next, we had a competition to see who had the most air in our lungs. We used a cup of water with washing up liquid and a straw to see who could blow the most bubbles. If you have lots of air in your lungs, you will be able to make lots of bubbles.
Blowing Bubbles on PhotoPeach

The children put the straws in their schoolbags afterwards to use for HOMEWORK…..
Next time you have a bath, can you ask Mummy or Daddy to put some bubble bath in the water? Use your straw to blow air into the water and make the biggest bubble mountain in the world!

Please leave us a comment to let us know how you got on. Have fun!

Space Lunch


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Parent Information | Posted on 20-03-2015


To link with our exciting morning keeping up with the solar eclipse, the dining staff are organising a special “Space Themed Lunch” on Wednesday, 25th March.

Moon Landing

Pork sausage, and mashed potatoes

Yorkshire pudding and vegetables

Flying Saucers

Quorn Burgers, wedges and salad

Cosmic Creations

Selection of cakes and cookies

Zoo Lab


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Science, Transition | Posted on 20-03-2015

Great excitement this week when we joined with our Nursery Buddies to see some creatures from Zoo Lab – snake, rat, giant snail, cockroach and toad. Some brave children even held or touched them!

 Zoo Lab on PhotoPeach



Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 20-03-2015

A busy week practising our subtraction! We have used counters and then number lines to help us count backwards to subtract. We have been learning how to record horizontal subtraction calculations in our squared jotters too.

We rolled dice to help use make our calculations and used this fun game too.


For homework, you could play the Rabbit Take Away game and record some calculations on paper. Bring them into school and Mrs Jamieson can out them in your Achievement Book.

Our Organs


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science | Posted on 20-03-2015

This week, we have been learning about the names of some of the organs in our bodies. We have also been finding out where they are inside us. We watched this little clip to help us.


We have also had fun putting “The Body” back together …


Heads or Tails?


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 11-03-2015

Lots of careful observation and drawing today as Primary 1 made heads and tails pictures of different coins. What do you think?
Heads or Tails on PhotoPeach

Money Week


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 10-03-2015

It’s money Week at Yester this week and today, Primary 1 sorted out bags of coins. We talked about the different ways we could sort the coins – by colour, shape, size and by looking at the numbers on them. We also looked carefully at the different coins using magnifying glasses to help us see the detail.

We found out that the brown coins are called “copper.s” The other coins are silver and gold.

We found out that the lady on one side of the coin is the Queen. She is the only person allowed to make coins in Britain. Coins are made in the Royal Mint. The Queen’s name is Elizabeth the Second.

We found out that there are numbers on coins. The numbers can tell you when the coin was made.

We played this game to help us identify the different coins. We tried to fill the bank with 100 pence – that is the same as £1.00! Why don’t you play at home too?


I Like Me!


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Literacy | Posted on 10-03-2015

All our whole class reading texts for the next few weeks link with our topic – My Body. We have decided to put these texts into our “Body Books” rather than in our yellow jotters which normally go home. To keep you up to date, I will try to post our text onto the website for you to discuss at home.

Today, we read a poem called “I Like Me!”

We looked for rhyming words, made the word “I” have a capital letter, highlighted words in each line that were the same and discussed why one of the words was written in capital letters. Last of all, we used our signs to help us say the poem. Perhaps your child could teach you the signs at home?


All Our Own Work…


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Technologies | Posted on 10-03-2015

The children have been busy in Learning Areas making things to go into their Body Books – drawings at the easel, cutting out at the writing table and making skeletons using construction materials. Well done everyone!



Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Transition | Posted on 09-03-2015

Our Ceilidh to day was fantastic – thank you to all those who came along to support us.
For those of you who didn’t manage to drop by, here are some photos. I think there may be more “action shots” on the P1/2 class website too!
P1/2 Ceilidh on PhotoPeach