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Curriculum Overviews

Wednesday 1st April 2020

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Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good Morning Primary 1,

I hope you all had a good day yesterday. What was your favourite activity from yesterday?

Freya has been busy doing lots of activities with her big brother, Daniel. They have been painting the fence and doing some reading together. This is one of the jobs on my to do list!

She has also been writing her weekend diary. 

Mabel and Violet have been out exploring with their big sister Willow. They looked for treasure in the mud and they found a rope swing. They also found some Jerusalem artichokes. They are now going to look for some soup recipes to use them.

Eve has been busy writing her weekend news, word building with her Mummy’s school bear Ruby and doing Maths outdoors collecting leaves and using these for covered collections.

Yesterday I started the day with my daily Joe Wick’s workout at 9am. My body was aching so badly after last week. Hopefully this week it won’t be as bad!

I have enjoyed speaking to some of you on the phone and hearing all your news. I will try making more calls today. I am missing you all!

Today I would like you to complete the following:


Revise all your new sounds.

Design a night picture. Think about what animals you might include.

Write our new Tricky word “come” in bubble writing or wriggly writing. 

Write your full name in cursive writing and go over this with lots of different colours to make rainbow writing!

Listen to Michael Rosen reading “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”

Then place a bear in your window as many children across the globe are placing teddy bears and other stuffed animals in their homes’ windows to create a scavenger hunt activity for kids who are stuck at home. While taking walks locally you can have some fun by keeping an eye out for any number of stuffed animals that have been put on display at other houses.


Ask someone in your family to hide your number cards around the room (or house) and go on a number hunt and order them as you find them.

Sing and dance along to Count back from 20 song at:

Make a teddy parade with your soft toys. Line them all up from the biggest to smallest, or smallest to biggest, or in a random order. Can you say which toy is first? Last? In the middle? Next to the …? In front of… or behind…?

Digital Technologies

Go to ABCyaPaint! And create your own Easter pictures and artwork.

Home Photo Challenge

Can you photograph nature? You can use a camera, phone, or device.

We have a blue tit’s nest in our garden. We are lucky to see 4 or 5 flying out searching for food every morning.

Have a great day and we look forward to hearing all about it! Please continue to send your pictures to the admin account ( or upload them to our Primary 1 Twitter page (@netherp1).

Have a great Easter holiday and I will look forward to hearing all about it in a few weeks. Take care.

Mrs Lister

Monday 30th March 2020

Good Morning Primary 1

I hope you all have had a good weekend. My new Shark steam mop arrived. It was like Christmas! I was so excited to use it!

Happy Birthday to Alfie for yesterday! I hope you had a great time celebrating. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Jonah was very busy last week and has enjoyed the relaxed approach to school. He has used balls to make his name. Jonah has also enjoyed counting the golf balls and having daily walks to visit his new horsey friends!

Jack and Finn have learnt to make lentil soup and chilli. They have been busy peeling and chopping vegetables and measuring out a variety of ingredients. The soup and chilli were yummy!

We have also been busy keeping fit this week by doing the daily Joe Wicks workout and completing obstacle courses in the garden.

Today I would like you to complete the following:


  • Our new sound is igh. Can you build the following words using your sound cards: fight, might, tight, sight, light, night, right.
  • Make a diary entry about last week for a soft toy. On Mondays the class have recently begun to draw and write about their weekends. (Parents please encourage a detailed picture and talk about what they have drawn. You can support attempts at writing by getting your child to say the word slowly and ask them what sounds they can hear in the word.)
  • Please revise all your sounds using your flashcards. 
  • Epic – Choose a story and listen to it being read.


  • Login with class code: itc5841
  • Select your name and you are in!
  • Our new Tricky word is come. Can you find it in your story.


Set up a shop for your snacks today. Price your items within 10p. Then write a price list. Then throughout the day use the correct coins to pay for the items.

  • Sing along to Count back Cat on You tube

People Who Help Us

Think of all the different people who help us. Draw pictures of these people and label who they are.

Home Photo Challenge

  • Can you photograph your favourite toy? You can use a camera, phone, or device.

I look forward to hearing all your news about your learning! Please continue to take pictures of what you have been doing and send them to the admin account ( or upload them to our Primary 1 Twitter page (@netherp1).

Have a great day!

Mrs Lister

Friday 27th March 2020

Bonjour tout le monde!

I hope some of you are working out today’s date and weather in French. I still do it every day at home!

Well done we’ve almost made it to the end of our first week of Learning at Home. Only our little half day left before the weekend! 

Myself and Mrs Lister have enjoyed seeing lots of examples of the kind of things you’ve been doing at home and really enjoyed the little chats that we’ve had with some of you. You don’t know how much it means to us to hear your little voices, even if it’s just saying “Hi!”

Here are some examples of some of the photos that have been shared with us, a mixture of set tasks and examples of other ways in which you are learning too.

Gracie and Bethan were making bread together and had some interesting discussions about yeast. 

Jamie and his brother Finn have enjoyed spending lots of time learning together. I like the sound of their underwater finder experiment game inspired by their whiz pop bang magazine.

Saoirse’s very cheerful and beautifully designed tea cup.

I love Eve’s tricky word dancing idea, looks like great fun. Greta idea to get outside and create some ‘potions’ too

Today’s Tasks


  • Revise this week’s new sounds ee and ea and try and make some words using your sound cards
  • Ask an adult to read the following sentence and try to write it in your lined jotter. Draw a picture to go with the sentence. Remember to sound out the words to help you spell them. 

I want to get some fish.


  • Practise your forward and backwards number sequences. Try and count out loud starting and stopping at different numbers
  • Dice dot patterns- roll one dice or two and create the dot pattern you see using small loose parts from home. If you are using 2 dice, how many dots are there altogether?

The thing that made me happy today was doing a little bit of knitting. I enjoyed sitting down in a quiet spot and working a little bit more on the blanket I am making for my friend who is having a baby. 

I hope you all have a happy and healthy weekend! I look forward to hearing all about it next week.

Bon week-end tout le monde!

Mrs Spiller

Thursday 26th March 2020

Bonjour tout le monde!

I hope some of you got a chance to go rainbow spotting yesterday. I went for a jog and spotted 6 in my local area. See if you can keep count of how many you spot. You might even see Florence’s in her window.

It was good to hear that many of you enjoyed yesterday’s tasks. Alfie designed this colourful tea cup, which put a big smile on my face.

Jamie, I’m looking forward to seeing your dinosaur inspired teacup!

Eydie has her own visual timetable to help structure her day, what a good idea. You could try and make your own too. Mrs Johnston shared an example timetable on the homepage which might give you some ideas. Remember in school we do lots of our learning and developing of our skills through play, so please make sure you are adding lots of this into your day as well as breaks and quiet time.

Cala’s Mummy was worried she’d lost her Sumdog login details. Luckily she found them and was able to enjoy some maths time with her Daddy. Please do email or Tweet us if you have any problems and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

I hope some of you took up Mrs Johnston’s challenge and had a go at some French yesterday, maybe some of you even taught your families our French weather song. I sang il fait beau yesterday as it was lovely  and sunny. 

We normally work out what day and date it is in French too, so let’s give it a go.

Quelle est la date aujourd’hui? Can you work it out using our days of the week song?

“There’s lundi and there’s mardi there’s mercredi and there’s jeudi, there’s  vendredi and there’s samedi and dimanche ends the week.”

Yesterday was vingt-cinq mars. Count from the number one (un)and see if you can stop at the number that comes after vingt-cinq.

If you feel like something a bit different for your exercise today, you could try 5 a day French dancing video on YouTube by clicking here.

Today’s tasks:


Our new tricky word today is some.

  • Practise writing our new word in different ways: as big as you can, as wide as you can, as small as you can, as dotty as you can or think of your own way
  • Complete the ea sheet in your pack, try and remember a capital letter, full stop and finger spaces when you write the sentence
  • Listen to a story read by a family member and answer some of the Blooms Bears questions. Can you reach the honey pot!


  • Number hunt. Find examples of numbers in newspapers, magazines, junk mail etc. Cut them out and stick into your blank jotter
  • Work with someone in your family to play 2 dice Bingo. Make a grid of all the possible combinations then take it in turns to roll and cover a number. The winner is the person who has covered the most numbers at the end of the game.

Health and Wellbeing

Before we started our Learning from home journey I told you to do something everyday that makes you happy. We all have different things that make us smile and that can be different on different days. Yesterday Zoe and I put on one of our favourite songs, “Can’t stop the feeling” You might know it from the film Trolls?

We were dancing and singing in our living room and had a great time, it made me feel so happy!

  • I’d like you to draw a picture of the thing that made you happy today and please share it with me if you can. 

Have a great day!

Mrs Spiller

Wednesday 25th March 2020

mercredi, vingt cinq mars, 2020

Bonjour tout le monde!

I hope you are all doing well, I have had a busy few finding lots of things to keep myself and my little girl Zoe entertained. We’ve enjoyed seeing some of the learning you have been doing at home over the past few days. Zoe loves to see all the things that the boys and girls from Mummy’s class are doing and has been inspired to make her own rainbow and den, like many of you have.

Flora has been working hard in numeracy, choosing different numbers and ordering them correctly. As well as creating her rainbow and even creating and completing her own ‘rainbow task’. Thank you for sharing your hard work! I also know that Mrs Lynch was delighted to spot you out on your bike yesterday, she said it made her day!

Alfie has been working on his fitness with Joe Wicks and it’s great to see him concentrating so hard on his Literacy tasks. I love his really tall building! I wonder how tall it is? How do you think he could measure it?

Inspired by Mrs Johnston’s challenge yesterday, Cala has set up her own den. What a lovely space you’ve created!

I hope you all managed to get outside for a little bit in the lovely sunshine yesterday. 

What is the weather like today? Why don’t you sing along with me – you all know the words!

Quel temps fait-il, fait-il, fait-il. Quel temps fait-il, aujourd’hui? 

See if you can sing the next line with today’s weather. You could choose from:

  • Il fait beau
  • Il fait pleut
  • Il fait du nuage

Today’s tasks:


Our new sound today is ea

  • Use your sound cards to build ea words;
  • Ear, meal, teach, sea, read, tea, year, eat
  • Listen to the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr:
  • Draw and decorate a tea cup in your blank jotter
  • Revise all your tricky words, especially our new word all


  • Use number cards 1-10, place them face down in front of you. Pick up a card and see how many different ways you can make that number using your fingers. 
  • Find some ‘loose parts’ from around the house or garden to use as counters. Make two small collections. Count how many are in each collection. Cover one of the collections and see if you can use your ‘count-on’ strategy to work out how many there are altogether. As an extra challenge you could try and write the number sentence to go with it. 

Examples of loose parts you could use: pieces of pasta, stones, buttons (or any other items you can think of).

Science / Outdoor Learning

  • Stand outside with your eyes closed then write down or draw all the things you can hear and smell

Remember you can share any of your learning on our twitter page @netherp1 or via the school admin account. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing all about it!

Mrs Spiller

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good Morning Primary 1

I hope you enjoyed your first day of your new adventure. Mrs Spiller and I are looking forward to hearing all your news and seeing pictures of what you have been doing. Please upload them to our Primary 1 Twitter page.

Today I have been busy with planning activities for you and also supervising Jack and Finn. Rainbow activities will begin after Easter.

We started the day with a run at Cramond. It was nice and quiet so we were able to carefully keep our 2 metre distance from others.

We did some Outdoor Learning this afternoon and went into the woods and built a den and climbed trees. 

Here is a picture of Finn with his rainbow. We have only spotted one other house in our area with a rainbow. It did make us all smile! Hopefully you have all completed this task from yesterday. 

Today I would like you to complete the following:


  • Please revise all your sounds using your flashcards. 
  • Use your cards to build the following words: keep, bee, feed, deep, sheet, wheel, see
  • Complete the ee sheet in your pack
  • Revise your Tricky words.
  • Read some pages of your reading book and find words with the sounds: ee, ai, ay, wh, th, sh and ch.


  • Practise counting forwards and backwards starting and stopping at different points within 20
  • Create your own dot to dot puzzle for someone else to complete.

Life Skills

  • Learn a new skill from someone at home. This could be learning to help sort clean washing, loading or emptying the dishwasher.

Have a great day!

Mrs Lister

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good Morning Primary 1, our new adventure begins!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and gave your Mummy a special day yesterday! I got homemade pancakes with strawberries, cream and maple syrup for breakfast. They were yummy! I have had a busy weekend cycling, walking, running. The weather has been lovely.

Today I would like you to draw or paint a rainbow, which can be placed in a window on the front of your home. This allows you to connect with your friends. When you go on a walk you can count how many rainbows you can see. My boys (Jack and Finn) are going to do this too! I will post a picture later.


Our new sound today is ee. Use your sound cards to build ee words. Look at your literacy booklet for words you can word build.

Choose a book and try and find words with the ee sound.

Our new tricky word is all. See how many times you can write this correctly in 60 seconds.


Today please practice counting forwards and backwards starting and stopping at different points within 30.

Use your number cards to put numbers into sequence and pick 5 random numbers and put them in order starting with smallest to biggest or biggest to smallest.

If you have any questions you can contact me through the admin email below.

Have a great day and I look forward to hearing all about it!

Mrs Lister