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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



Christmas Jumper Day Friday 15th December

On Friday 15 December we’re inviting all pupils to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

The whole school and nursery will be taking part, with everyone getting the chance to show the world their silly side by wearing their favourite festive knits for the day.

We’re asking pupils to make a £1 donation, or whatever they can give, to help save children’s lives around the world.

The money they raise will help Save the Children give the world’s forgotten children a brighter future. It could help bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.

And you won’t need to splash out on snazzy new sweaters to join in the fun – simply decorate an old woolly to create your own crafty masterpiece, or wear something festive.

We’d really appreciate your help to make Christmas Jumper Day a huge success.

With your support we’re looking forward to a woolly great day!


The children in Primary 1 have had the most exciting afternoon. When we arrived back from lunch, this cheeky little elf had been causing mischief in our classrooms. His name is Buddy.  Santa has left him with us in the hope that he learns how to be responsible and kind. He hasn’t had the best start – muddling up the playdough is something we don’t do in school but we’re hoping that with the great examples we can set that he will soon learn how to be the model elf that Santa needs him to be.

Keep checking for Buddy updates…we’re hoping tomorrow is the start of a new, responsible Buddy.



Primary 1a have been very busy recently. We’ve had visitors in school to teach us some football and karate skills, we’ve been learning lots of different things about Pirates and continue to learn about numbers and lots of new sounds.

‘This week our sounds were k and j.’ Teaghan

‘You wobble like jelly for j.’ Freddie

We have also been writing about different jobs that pirates had on their ships. We learned a song to help us remember all the different jobs – maybe your child could sing this to you at home 🙂

In maths we have been focussing on Data Handling.

‘We have been learning about bar charts.’ Alex

Tally marks and bar charts give you information.’ Steinar

Our number focus at the moment is addition, we have been learning how to add numbers and count on from the bigger number in the sum.

‘You put the big number in your head.’ Aaron W

‘You count on from the big number.’ Ben

Sometimes this can be quite tricky, we know it’s okay to use our fingers or cubes to help us.

Please don’t forget that we have our trip to the library on Tuesday morning. The weather forecast is dry but please make sure your child comes to school with outdoor footwear and a cosy coat – the walk to the library might take us a while.

Enjoy your weekend. We’ll update you on our learning again soon.

Primary 1a and Mrs Denham