Washing Hands


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Homework, Literacy | Posted on 13-05-2015

Clean Hands on PhotoPeach

We have been learning how to wash our hands properly. We need to know this because we are learning how to keep our bodies clean and healthy. We are also planning to plant, harvest and prepare vegetables, so clean hands are a must!

We used this song to help us today.


We followed the instructions to wash our hands properly. Then we made posters to illustrate the instructions.

I haven’t glued the posters into whole class reading jotters today because I thought the children might like to display them in the house, near a sink.

For homework, the children have been asked to show a grown-up how to wash hands properly.

Have fun!






Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Health and Wellbeing, Homework | Posted on 05-05-2015

We have been talking and thinking about what we would do if we got lost!
We read a story about Kipper losing the magic key. We talked about how everyone felt in the story.

Next, we thought about the things we could do to make sure we don’t get lost…

  • hold a grown-ups hand
  • hold onto the shopping trolley
  • tell a grown-up where you’re going

We also talked about what we would do if we got lost in the street, in the supermarket and in the cinema. Who could you go to for help?

For homework, your child should have brought home a sheet to help them learn their name, address and telephone number. Please return to school when your child knows this information off by heart.


Our Senses


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Inter-Disciplinary Learning, Science | Posted on 28-04-2015

We have been learning about our 5 senses today. We played a game on the big board to help us. The children wanted it to be put on the website so they could play at home….so here it is!

*The children will need an adult to play this game with them as the text is too difficult for them to read alone. The grown-up might like to change the wording a wee bit too!


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!



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.

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?


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!

Learning to Add


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 09-01-2015

This week, we got back to work quickly and have been learning all about addition.
We have been using counters, butterfly mats and a brilliant game called “Funky Mummy” to help us.
We used the counters and butterfly mats to lay out our calculations and recorded them horizontally on our whiteboards – and yes, your children are all using these very grown-up mathematical words!

For homework, you might want to try playing the Funky Mummy game. You will need to have some counters and perhaps make a butterfly mat(the children should be able to describe this, if not, just let me know.)
If you record any of the calculations, please send them into school to be put into Achievement Books.
Good Luck!

Counting Caterpillar


Posted by Jen Jamieson | Posted in Homework, Numeracy | Posted on 28-11-2014

We’ve had good fun this week using the Counting Caterpillar to help us order numbers this week.

The leaves at the bottom of the screen have numbers on them. We used counters to mark the numbers on our number lines, then wrote them in order, from smallest to largest, on our whiteboards.


Then we put the leaves in order in the game and watched the caterpillar munching the leaves before turning into a beautiful butterfly!

Why not play the game at home?

(Grown ups will need to set the slider at the beginning – maximum number should be 10 or 20.)