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We hope you enjoy looking at our photos and video clips as much as we do!


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This will also keep you up to date with all the fantastic things

that is going on in our school.


Please bring in a raincoat and Wellington boots that you can keep in school.

We will be using these during our outdoor Activity-based learning.  

Thank you! 


In November / December we are learning to:

  • recount our own experiences
  • use persuasive language during talking / listening and shared writing tasks
  • use basic connectives e.g. ‘because’ orally and in shared writing tasks
  • recite rhymes and poems
  • listen to and follow instructions
  • take turns in conversations and discussions
  • use pictures to tell a story
  • demonstrate reading behaviour when handling books
  • understand and use correctly terms about books
  • distinguish between writing and drawing in books and in our own work
  • use a comfortable and efficient pencil grip
  • demonstrate fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination and spatial awareness
  • recognise and write the sounds ‘p’ ‘n’ ‘c’ ‘k’ ‘ck’ ‘e’ 'h' / 'r'
  • segment and blend syllables in words (tapping, clapping, sorting)
  • blend sounds orally to make simple CVC words
  • read familiar / high frequency words in a variety of contexts.




In November / December we are learning to:

  • Count orally during number rhymes, jingles and stories
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Count forwards from 1, within 10
  • Count forwards from different starting points, within 10
  • recognise, read and write numbers within 5
  • touch count sets of objects within 5
  • match sets to numerals
  • make sets within 5
  • understand one to one correspondence by matching
  • recognise and name a triangle, a square, a rectangle, a cube / a cuboid.
  • Copy  and complete repeating patterns.
  • use money in the context of play
  • understand and use the language associated with length
  • sort, without direction, random collections of materials in a range of ways, talk about the sorting.
  • help to create / complete a graph
  • read information from a graph.


Our Problem Solving focus for November is ‘Working backwards'.

Our Problem Solving focus for December is ‘Act it Out'.



Our topic for November / December is: ‘Toys’.



Our November word of the month is ‘Respect’.

Our December word of the month is ‘Empathy’.





In November / December we are learning to:

  • be curious and ask questions
  •  use our creativity when playing
  • experiment with our ideas when drawing, writing and making
  • talk about our memories and experiences

Merry Christmas everyone!

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The tradition in P1 is that the youngest child gets to put the star on top of the tree. It was my turn this year!

Happy Hallowe'en!

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Our first day in Primary 1. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new classroom assistant, Miss McElroy.