Category Archives: Primary 1

Primary 1. Week Commencing 15.6.20

Well here we are with only 2 more weeks left of Primary 1!

Wow, this year has just flown by and my, how you have grown.  As a very special treat, this week is all about choice. Each day there is a new book with lots of ideas to help you learn through.

There’s always your reading to do too, and don’t forget your PE, French and Music lessons.

This week is also National Neighbours Week so, there’s lots and lots for you to get stuck in with this week – and if the weather remains as it’s been over the weekend, you might just be thankful for it 🙂

Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Mrs McDonald x

 

w_c 15th June

National Neighbour Week

Primary 1 – Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Welcome back to another new week here in our virtual classroom, and what a busy week it’s looking like. Don’t be put off by the amount of things I’m about to list, as ever they are here as options for you to explore and choose from as you wish without any expectation that you complete everything.
This week sees our IDL continues with the story of ‘My friend the weather monster’ where a lot of the learning is based around rain.  If you feel like finding out more about rain, why not pop along to this
fantastic website  where there are some really cool facts and links to some fun learning ideas. Be sure to post pictures and tell your class about what you find out.
To add to the watery theme, this Monday will see people across the world celebrating ‘World Oceans Day’. I’ve put together some ideas for things you might like to explore here.
If you fancy using your artistic or creative talents or even trying to learn a new skill in the artistic field, then this is the week for you. It’s another ELPS theme week and this time it’s ‘Art Week’. This activity grid might give you a few ideas to explore, or why not explore art in your own way. Make sure to share whatever you create with your friends on our classroom stream too.
As ever, all your usual lessons will be there for you to have a look at, but whatever you choose to do and however you choose to learn this week, make it worthwhile and enjoy it!

Primary 1 – Week Commencing 1st June

I can’t believe it’s June already and there are only 4 weeks left of this school year! Where has the time gone? You have all grown so much, physically and in your learning capacities. Let’s make the most of these last few weeks in P1.

For the next couple of weeks our learning will be centred on the story of ‘My friend the weather monster’. Once again, I have had great fun planning the lessons to accompany this story and really hope you will have just as much, if not more fun using them to explore your learning.

Monday is a very special day where we celebrate and thank our grown-ups for all the things they do for us.  Being a parent is tricky at the best of times, but recently, when many of our grown- ups have had to juggle so many different things as well as help us with our learning, I think we have an even bigger thank you to say to them. So, along with our timetable for the week, I have also attached some suggested activities that you might like to have a look at to give you some inspiration for things you might be able to do to show your grown-ups just how much you love them and to thank them for all that they do.

Looking forward to seeing you in the classroom,

Mrs McDonald.

Primary 1 Timetable. Week commencing 1.6.20

National Parents Day Activity Suggestions

Primary 1. Week Commencing 25th May 2020.

Once again, please find attached the suggested learning activities for the coming week.

Whilst I have uploaded the usual range of curricular based lessons, there is also the opportunity to make the most of National Chidlren’s Gardening Week by clicking here to visit and explore amazing website created by Mrs Pentony.

Enjoy the choices and challenges, but remember to please, put your health and wellbeing first.

Hoping you all have a lovely week and looking forward to continuing the journey with you.

Mrs McDonald

P1 Timetable Week Commencing 25th May

Week Commencing 18.5.20 Primary 1

Hello everyone and welcome again to another week of distance learning.  I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely buzzing with pride and enthusiasm from all your amazing learning last week and, with never a dull moment in Primary 1, I am sure you will continue to impress me as this week goes on.

So, you will see from the attached timetable that our learning this week steps away from toys and moves into the territory of a certain character who I believe is well known for having knobbly knees and turned out toes and there could even be a poisonous wart at the end of his nose!

I’ve had great fun pulling together the learning activities based on this much loved story and I hope you enjoy participating in them. Don’t forget though that they are there to support you, IF you want them, during this time when we are out of school.

Further to my lesson suggestions, there is lots more going on this week across the school.  Don’t forget that Mrs Mailor has her music classroom set up with lessons for P1 on a Wednesday, and on top of this we are now lucky enough to have Dave Trouton from the Youth Music Initiative with his weekly ‘Music and Me‘ sessions. Miss Gordon‘s classroom also has weekly PE lessons and this week sees her begin to set us weekly challenges to get us ready for our virtual sports day, so please remember to pop by and see how far you can challenge yourself.

Finally, this Thursday sees the return of Outdoor Classroom Day so there are lots of activities for you to choose from to help you make the most of the great outdoors and all it has to offer to support your learning.

Wow, what a lot we have going on. Pick and choose what suits you and when it’s right for you to do it.  All my lessons are uploaded at the start of the school week so you can scroll through the week and make your own timetable.

Stay home, stay safe and stay happy

Mrs McDonald

Primary 1 – Week Commencing 18th May

Week Commencing 27th April 2020

Welcome back to week 2 of Term 4.  I can’t believe how fast the time is flying!

This week sees us begin our new interdisciplinary learning about toys.  Thank you so much to everyone for sending me your ideas so we could collaborate on the planning and, as coincidence would have it, that has set us off to a good start with this week’s Learning Hero! I wonder what other collaborative things you’ll get up to this week.

In response to many, I have uploaded all the suggested activities for this week into a dated folder.  For those who would rather have the information daily, I will re-post these lessons each morning.  Please find our suggested timetable for the week ahead attached but do remember that this is there to support and not restrain you.

Wishing you all a wonderful week and hoping that the sun continues to shine.

Mrs McDonald

P1 Timetable 27th April

Very proud P1 teacher

I couldn’t be more proud of all the Primary 1 children and their parents for going over and above with the distance learning this week.  I am truly astonished at, not only how much the children have engaged, but more so by their extraordinary commitment to quality learning.

The children have taken my ideas for learning and stretched them way beyond expectations, proving that even when you’re only in your first year of school, you can have exactly what it takes to be a learning hero.

Grace-May won the hero of the week for outstanding independent spelling, but, could I give out stickers from home they would also be going to:

Respectful: Lily – for working with her Mummy and sister around the house and garden to look after he environment.

Responsible: Celia – for tackling almost all of the suggested learning and much, much more!

Collaborative: Alfie – for working with William to make a bug hotel.

Resourceful: Marley – for finding an alternative journey into writing and creating a super poem as a result.

Resilient: Lochie G – for giving 100% to his learning despite feeling quite poorly.

Perseverant: Hendrix – for making continued efforts in his reading and writing.

Aspirational: Eilidh – for linking her learning in fractions with her learning in measure before we’d even gone there!

Reflective: Yussef – for his insightful thoughts in his moods and music learning.

Keep it up next week Primary 1, You’ve set the bar high!

Mrs McDonald

Primary 1 Distance Learning. 23rd March 2020

Hello Primary 1,

Welcome to Edubuzz and to many new learning experiences.  I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready to try some new ways of learning together.  I know some of you may be feeling a little anxious about what lies ahead, but I also know that each and every one of you are absolutely amazing and that, together, we will make this work and, hopefully, still have lots of fun along the way.

Please follow the link to this week’s timetable to see the plan for our learning this week.  I have made this very simple but you do not have to follow the day according to my plan – it’s just there as a guide and is set up as a normal school day to help you follow our usual routines if you find this helpful.

When you log in to your Google Classroom, you will find the learning activities for the day posted here.  If you have any trouble accessing these, then you can get in touch to let me know and we’ll get it sorted.

Looking forward to catching up with you all,

Mrs McDonald

23rd march