P1 – Friday 27th March

Good Morning, how is everyone today?

9-9.30 Get up and at it with Joe Wicks ! This is a great way to get motivated in the morning. 9.30-10.30 Tricky words workbook, find the page  other or were, date and complete.  Fill in missing letters in words, missing words in sentences and write own sentences using other and were. Draw 4 little pictures to illustrate each sentence and re-read . Look at and read all  green tricky words on the sheet that should be in your blue bag (it was given out a  while ago, and don’t worry if you can’t find it)

11-11.20 Click on the link below to listen to the latest David Walliams story !


11.20-12.20  Using junk, build a toy that uses a force, e.g a puppet that pushes up. a mini football pitch that has a ball to kick with finger, or a toy that pulls with a string.

I hope everyone made their bed this morning and put their dirty clothes in the washing basket. Ruby and Madeleine are going to be busy this weekend tidying their rooms  –  – just in case anyone needs ideas to keep them busy at the weekend ! Thanks so much for all your support this week and for your helpful comments.                Mrs Grainger

P1 – Thursday 26th March

Good morning and how is everyone today ?

9-9.30  Join Joe Wicks for his daily workout. A great way to get motivated !    9.30-10.30 Read Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus. Draw yourself on a piece of paper and draw little pictures of things that you are worried or scared of. Then draw ways that you can be resilient. Link to Dave the Dog https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/

11-12.15 Writing- Last week, we  read a book on monsters and we used our imagination to create our own. We drew a detailed picture of our monster and described what they looked and felt like. We also wrote about what our monsters like to do. This week your task is to draw your monster and  create a setting for your monster to live in. eg a castle, ballroom cave, woods.Then write your story. Everyone can sound out their  words  with support. Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end, also try and use interesting words to describe your settings, eg dark, beautiful, cold.

1.15-2.30 Number- count to 30 forwards and backwards. Then call out random numbers 1-30  (or beyond if your child needs more challenge) for your child to write down on a whiteboard or piece of paper, make sure digits are the right way round. Mapping -The children can make a map of a park, which will include the gate, swings, roundabout, flying fox, climbing frame and slide, use your little picture of yourself from yesterday, call out positional language so your child can move themselves, small steps at a time- forward. backwards, sideways, right, left to different parts of the park.  Have fun with a dice- roll a dice , get a 5 e.g clap 5 times, do 5 star-jumps, jump 5 times.

Choose a book to read together, discuss what is happening in each picture. Mrs Grainger

Primary 1 Wednesday 25th March

Good Morning and how is everyone today?

9 -9.30 Start your day with the Joe Wicks workout!  9.30-10-30   Art -Collect natural materials from your garden, use them to print with, or take rubbings from them. You could also do some lovely line drawings using just a pencil.

11-11.30 Jolly Phonics Words and Sentences Booklet – Find the page with the picture of the park at the top. talk about what is happening in the picture. Ask your child to read each sentence and both words, your child can choose the correct word to complete the sentence. Your child should colour the picture and read all 6 sentences to you when finished.Don’t forget the date.

11.30-12.15 Reading -choose a favourite book to read, look for familiar words and use learned skills to de-code words. I am sorry that i couldn’t send reading books home but we just didn’t have enough for everyone. I have, however worked in a school that only used story books (real books) to read and the children managed well. Listen to David Walliams reading The Terrible Triplets on youtube if you have access to a tablet.

1.15-2.30 Maths – mapping- Set out an obstacle course in the garden with your child and use positional language such as forwards,  backwards, sideways, right and left to guide them round safely eg forward 1 step. Then your child can draw a map of the ground floor of their house and make a little picture of themselves. Use positional language to move the picture throughout the map, going into different rooms.  Eg 3 steps forwards, 2 steps sideways, 3 steps forwards reaches the kitchen.

I do hope everyone is remembering to make their beds and put their dirty washing in the washing basket 🙂 Mrs Grainger

P1 Home Learning – Health and Well-being Task

Home Learning – Primary 1: March 24th 2020

This is a weekly task.

I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others.HWB 0-05a 

I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 0-07a 


I know that some of you will be missing your friends because school is closed. I know I miss all the teachers! This week I would like you to think about your friends in Primary 1.


Frog and Toad are the Best of Friends. Sometimes Toad is grumpy, but Toad always tries to cheer him up. You can watch some of the things they like to do here.

Frog and Toad tell each other stories, they help each other find things they have lost, they do fun things together and they ask each other how they are feeling. It is always important to think of others feelings and take care of one another.

Your Tasks

Draw a picture of you and your best friend. Draw or write about all the special things you do with them.

Tell the people at home about how you feel. Are you going to miss your friends? Ask them how they are feeling too.  Also ask them if there is anything you can do to help.

It is really important that we take care of one another every day. 


P1 Tuesday 24th March

Unfortunately, it was not possible to give children enough books to take home that would cover the time that we are likely to be off. You might like to look at these websites for reading material for you to share with your child:




Good Morning and how is everyone today?

Kick start your day with Joe Wicks, Madeleine and Ruby had fun taking part in his workout yesterday. Read The story of Easter with your child (if you have the story)or watch the short film on BBC Teach_ Ks1 The Christian Story of Easter-you tube. Draw key pictures to re-tell the story.

If you have an i pad or tablet, log into topmarks.co.uk  and find the blast off number game, the children can play find a number and count on and back with numbers they can cope with.

Complete the cut and stick number order worksheet. Make a hopscotch grid outside starting at 10-20 then try 20-30. Write some addition and subtraction sums to 10 into your child’s maths jotter, for them to complete, this can be extended to 20 if more challenge is needed. Give your child access to counters.

Handwriting- form these capital letters and words  with care in your jotters-1 line for each letter and then 1 line for each word, leaving a finger space. Tell your child the capital letter name and the lower case sound. J K L M, Josh. Kate, Lukas. Mairi. The children like this activity and their letters are normally beautiful.

Practice ORT keywords.then read a book together. Real books are a great way to learn to read. The children can read some known words and use their reading skills to de-code words.

Mrs Grainger

Primary 1 Monday 23rd March


Start the day with a PE workout session with Joe Wicks

Investigate any toys that you have that use pushing/pulling forces, then think of actions you use round the house and draw 6 pictures eg push door to close.

Write in the missing numbers up to 20 in the number sequence worksheet,making sure numerals are formed the right way .Use chalk outside and make own number line to 30, make sure you start at 0 and go forwards and then start at 30 and go backwards. Play a number track game like snakes and ladders.

Jolly  Phonics alternatives booklet – soft g- find the page with the giant vegetables, ask children if they can hear a j sound in both words. Explain that the j in the words giant and vegetable is not written with a j but with a g. Explain when you see the letter g followed by e, .i or y you usually say a j sound. Write down the words below and ask your child to read and then write each one on the correct vegetable. They could also draw a little picture beside each word.

Giant, cabbage,gypsy.large.magic.energy.fringe,giraffe,energy,gentle and fringe.

Enjoy reading a couple of stories together.

Mrs Grainger

P1 Working From Home

We are going to be communicating with P1 and their families via the main school blog.

Today I have sent home homework jotters with some Maths ideas, 7 sets of dictation words and pink and brown tricky words to get you started.  I will also send home jotters for Literacy and Numeracy work before the weekend.

As from  Monday, I will post any tasks for P1 children here.

Mrs Grainger

Using G-Suite and Google Classroom At Home

If your child has been told by their teacher that they can log on to Google Classroom and the G-Suite Apps at home, you may find these instructions useful if they need some support –

Accessing Google Classroom


You can use 

A Tablet – iPad, Kindle, Chrome Tablet, Kindle
A computer – laptop or desktop
A Chromebook
A Smartphone – with apps that can go on the internet


Use Apps for your Smartphone or Tablet
Go to Google Playstore or the Apple Store to get them for free.

You need to get an app for every Google Application like Google Classroom, Google Docs.

You log in with your own Google/Edubuzz username and password.   (Remember @edubuzz.org).

Using a Desktop or a Laptop

Open the browser (application) you use to go on the Internet.  (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome).
Go to Google.com
Click on sign in
Type in your username (remember the @edubuzz.org)
Type your password.
Find the App from the 9 dots/app picker/Waffle.

Using a Chromebook

If you have your own Chromebook, remember that you type in your SCHOOL details to log in at home to your account  (including @edubuzz.org).

You do not log in with another account your parents may have created for you, as you will be unable to use your School Apps or Classroom.


Go in Google Classroom  or Google Docs anytime you want.  You can look at Slides and Sheets
Make your own docs anytime you want and share them with your teacher.
Share any news or add to any of the teacher’s posts anytime you want.
Ask the computer or device to remember your log if it is your own device with a password or face or fingerprint ID
Type @edubuzz with your username
Use Google Classroom sensibly.   Don’t fill it with things like ‘Are you there?’


Tell someone your password
Use an app that you have not been shown at school
Say things you shouldn’t or use rude emojis or post about things that are inappropriate.
Ask the device to remember your password if your share the device and do not have your own log in for it
Use email until you have been taught or are doing it with your parent.
Log in and pretend to be someone else.
Open anything you are sent from someone you don’t know.

If your password is NOT working at home AND school, I can reset it  for you.   If it is working at school and not at home, follow these instructions carefully.

I hope this helps with any issues your child may have logging in.

Mr McEwan

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