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Welcome to our P1 Page.


Below you can see an overview of what we will be learning. This will be updated on a monthly basis. You can view photos of our learning and fun times together by clicking on the yellow stars below. We hope you love looking at our photos as much as we do. ENJOY! smiley



In January we are learning to:

  • recount our own experiences
  • use non-chronological reports 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 ‘r’ ‘m’ ‘d’ / ‘g’
  • 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 January we are learning to:
  • Count orally during number rhymes, jingles and stories
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Count forwards from 1, within 10 and beyond
  • Count backwards from 5 to 1 and from 10 to 1
  • Count forwards and backwards from different starting points, within 10 and beyond
  • Include 0 in my counting and understand that 0 means none
  • add 1 to different numbers within 10
  • recognise, read and write numbers within 7
  • touch count sets of objects within 7 understanding that the size of the set is given by the last number in the count
  • match sets to numerals
  • make sets within 7
  • understand one to one correspondence by matching
  • recognise and name a triangle, a square, a rectangle, a hexagon, a cube / a cuboid.
  • recognise o'clock and half past times
  • use money in the context of play
  • understand and use the language associated with length and weight
  • 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 January is ‘Make a list or draw a table'.
Our topic for January / February is: ‘Winter / The Arctic’.
Our January word of the month is ‘Forgiveness’.


In January 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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We can't see our 'Buddies' so we made them special cards and wished them a happy Christmas!

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Happy Ditch the Dark Day!

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Thank you for our playground equipment!

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Thank you for our High Vis Vests and Reflectors!

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Our first official day in Primary 1! Click on Term 1 yellow star above to see more photos! Thank you.

Hello boys and girls. I hope you and your family are all safe and well. I can’t wait to meet you in person and getting to know all about you. I’m especially looking forward to all the fun we will have; learning, exploring and playing together. smiley I’m delighted to welcome Miss Rooney to our school and she will be your classroom assistant. We have been busy preparing our ‘Dolly Mixtures’ classroom for your return and it looks a lot different from the photograph that I sent to you in June! This will be our “class bubble” to keep us safe. We will talk a lot more about this when you start school, especially the importance of washing our hands. We are also preparing our outdoor learning area and we have a fantastic new climbing frame to use! I’ve been on it already! laugh You will need to bring a pair of Wellington boots and an extra coat to wear when we go outside to play. These items will be kept in school at all times. 


Enjoy your last few days with your family. See you all soon! wink 


Take care and God bless. heart


Miss Hoy x