📗World Book Day 2021 – Digital book token 📚

📚  As part of World Book Day, the children always love to be given their book token in school.  This year I have been given a digital book token for parents/carers to save onto their phones and use in participating stores.  The children can get one of the £1 books using this token or they can get money off the other World Book Day books.  This can be used until March 28th.

Enjoy 🙂 and remember to send in your extreme reading photos


Mrs Hinton

P1 Book Day activities

World Bood Day is Thursday 4th March, but we are not able to dress up or bring in items from home this year.  We have lots of fun activities in class and our home activity is EXTREME READING.

Reading does not have to be done in your bed, or on your sofa or a carpet in school.  I bet you have lots of books at home that you enjoy over and over again.  This challenge is to think of somewhere a bit unusual to read your favourite/or current book.  Ask someone to take your photo in your creative space (s) and send them to me at k.hinton@mgfl.net.  There may even be a small prize….

The extreme reading location can be inside, or outside.  Previous entries have included on a canoe, on top of a fridge, upside down and in an outside den.  This is designed to be a wee bit of fun and hopefully I can create a display of all your wonderful photos in our school library.

Submit photos from 4th – 11th March

Enjoy 🙂

Mrs Hinton

🏠 P1 Home learning 18.1.21

Information for week 2 of home learning will be found on SeeSaw including the timetable below.

🏠 P1 online learning 18.1.21

Activities that require SeeSaw will be scheduled on the morning of their day on the timetable.💻

The hard work that parents and pupils have shown in 1 week of Home Learning has blown me away.  A huge pat on the back to everyone.

As always, more communication, information and messages will go through Seesaw.

Mrs H

Primary 1 Home Learning 11/1/21

Happy new year to our Primary 1 families,

Sadly, this is not the start of the year that we had hoped for and we find ourselves back to learning from home.  For many of you, this is the first time, and for others you will have older children using Google Classroom.

We began Primary 1 using SeeSaw as our home learning platform which is what we will continue to use.  I know the majority of families are already confident using this but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have technical difficulties and we will try our best to support you.  You can also request devices for home learning if this is proving to be difficult at home.

I will be working in school for 2 days a week and on those days I will not be able to provide feedback for the learning.  There will be activities scheduled and a timetable available for you to look at and work through.

Thanks for your patience and understanding while we all get back into the swing of learning (and teaching) from home.


Mrs H



To P1 parents,

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I cannot believe we are back here, not the new year we hoped for. I miss all the children, so fingers crossed remote learning is a short term thing.

I am just sending a quick message to let you know that activities and more information will be posted on Seesaw on Monday morning. I hope to do a wee video for the class to say hello and explain a bit about what learning may look like.

I will also message parents individually with sumdog passwords etc incase these are lost from last year.

I will be in school teaching for a few days a week as well so might not be instantly available so thanks for your support in advance.

I did remote learning with my 2 last time and it can be stressful but also a real bonding time. Some days will work well and others will be a right off and that is OK. Every household is different, how you approach this needs to work for your family. If you miss some activities and cannot catch up, that’s OK!

The work will be a lot interactive but you can do it on paper and take a photo within the assignment and send it to me. We used SewSaw last term to prepare for this and we will all be learning together.

Joe Wicks is back on Monday at 9am on his youtube channel. This is something the whole school tried to do last time and can be a great start to your day, especially if everyone gets involved.

As for a timetable, it is about what works for you. I can suggest but remember, remote learning is flexible.

Each day there will be literacy, numeracy activities as well as health and some Scottish topic work.

Enjoy your weekend of snowy fun x

Mrs H

🍂Primary 1 news and info 23/11/2020 🌈

The end of November is near….I cannot believe it. 🍁

🌟This week we are shaking things up a bit in P1 – Rearranging the seating in the classroom and creating new reading groups for everyone.

🔔We are also beginning to “rehearse” a simple Nativity performance that I hope to film and put together…somehow (watch this space). We will be doing this while sticking to restrictions and guidance so unfortunately we are limited in activities this year –  but I have had my creative hat on.

📚 Reading – pupils have reading to do each night, this is essential.  You should encourage them to sound out the sounds in each word and say them if they meet words they are unsure of (e.g. h-a-t is hat).  Each group has stage 2 or 3 words to learn, this is really important for progression through the stages.

📊 Maths/Number- This week we will be looking at: Counting to 20, ordering numbers and counting backwards as well as identifying amounts in a ten frame. (playing dominoes and games like snakes and ladders with 2 dice is a great way to support this).  We are also continuing to look at data handling through tally marks and bar charts.

🌈PROUD CLOUD ☁️ – Have a look on Seesaw for info on “proud cloud” help I have asked for.

💻  SEESAW ACTIVITIES – There is a CVC (Consonant, vowel, consonant) word activity (suggested day-Tuesday) and a count and match activity (suggested day-Thursday).  Digital learning is quicker, more eco friendly and often involves less writing, which can be off putting for children.  If you do require a paper copy just let me know and I can print it.  If there are issues with opening these activities please get in touch as sometimes I do not notice faults right away.


Mrs H