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giraffes CAN dance in Primary 1A

On Wednesday we had a special visitor in Primary 1. She read us the story of Giraffes Can’t Dance and then we learned some of the dances from the story. We really enjoyed learning the different routines and steps and were all able to remember the names of the dances and the different beats and counts.

Here are some of the pictures of us learning the Cha Cha, Tango and Waltz…proving, in Primary 1a, Giraffes CAN Dance!!




Primary 1A Snow Day Challenges

Good morning everyone.  I have a few challenges for you to try, don’t worry about doing everything, I’ll be delighted if you even manage to do one of the things from the list.


  • Could you try to make a Rainforest Animal in the snow and take a picture to show the class? Or a spaceship, linking to our new IDL topic Space.
  • Can you count how many snowmen you see out and about today?
  • Draw a snowy picture to share with the class.
  • Write a story about what you have been doing on your snow days or you could make it a snowy adventure story.
  • Feed the birds outside (if it’s safe to do so) and take some pictures of the birds you have in your garden. Can you find the names of the different birds using bird books or the internet?
  • Create some snow art – add a couple drops of food colouring to a squirt bottle or squirt gun and then head outside in the snow to ‘paint’ the snow. Take a picture of the artwork you’ve created to share with us.

I can’t wait to hear about the different things you’ve been doing during your snow days. Have fun everyone and most importantly remember to stay safe and warm.

Mrs Denham

Electricity in p1a

Recently in Science, Primary 1A have been learning about Electricity.

We have been learning; how to use electricity safely, where electricity comes from and how to make an electrical circuit.

Electricity comes from a power station  – Freddie

Don’t use electrical things in the bathroom – Ewan

We drew a picture of electricity – Mia

Electricity can be made from water forces – Steinar

Windmills can make electricity – Ben

Circuits work in circle – Aaron W

We added a switch  to our circuits – Elisabeth

Here are some pictures of our circuits we were making today. We had lots of fun and have really impressed Mrs Denham with our investigation skills.


This week in P1A

We have had another busy week in Primary 1a.


‘We have been learning our new sounds.’ Madison

‘Our new sounds are y and z.’ Freddie

‘We learn our superpower words.’ Troi

‘Our new words are put and his.’ Aaron W

‘We’ve been reading our books with words and letters.’ Mia

Numeracy and Maths;

‘We put the numbers in order for the pirate.’ Bailey

‘We added numbers to colour the path.’ Jackson

We have also spent a lot of time learning our songs in preparation for our Nativity next week.

‘We have been practising our Nativity songs.’ Alex

‘My favourite song is Hey Shepherds.’ Jack

We hope that everyone that comes to see our Nativity Performance next week really enjoys the show. We have worked really hard to learn the songs and are rehearsed and ready for SHOWTIME!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Denham and Primary 1A