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p1 18/19

P1 and P2 enjoy a Burns Supper

The Primary 1’s and Primary 2’s had a fantastic day experiencing what it is like to attend a Burns Supper. The children enjoyed designing their own tartan. They then took on the challenge of tasting haggis, oatcakes and cheese, followed by some energetic Scottish dancing.

The children commented on the day:

“I liked the dancing games.”

“I enjoyed the tartan.”

“It was the first time I have tried haggis and I liked it.”

“I enjoyed designing the tartan.”

“It was a fun day.”

Here are some photos of the celebrations.

Thank you,

Mrs Mackenzie, Miss McHardy amd Mrs McAra

Maths curriculum event

What: An event to share practical games to support maths at home.

When: Wednesday 16th January. 6-730pm

Where: Holm Primary School Hall

For who: Everyone

If you can make it: Please return the slip to let us know how many people are coming. If you do not have a slip, simply put a note into school stating how many people are attending.

If you cannot make it: Information will be shared on the blog after the event. If there are any further questions, please get in touch with Mr Ross.

Hope to see you there!

Nursery / Primary 1 Christmas Party

WOW what a party! The Nursery and Primary 1 children had their Christmas party on Friday morning. The morning was filled with dancing, eating and playing games. They enjoyed playing Santa, Santa, Elf; musical bumps; corners and musical statues. It was such fun joining together in our first transition event of the year. We even had a very special visitor… we were all excited to see SANTA!

Thank you to the canteen staff for the amazing Christmas biscuits, they all disappeared in no time.

Also, Thank you to all the staff who made the party run so smoothly with so much Christmas fun!

Here are some of the pictures from the morning…

P1 and P2 Christmas Cafe 12th December 2018

All the children enjoyed the Holm Primary P1 and P2 Christmas Cafe today. It was amazing to see so many parents joining us for some christmas fun!  The children did an amazing job of singing the christmas songs, selling their handmade christmas crafts and making crafts with their families.

The children were delighted to see so many visitors and had many lovely things to say about their morning:

“I liked my mum coming.”

“I loved singing the songs and mummy watching.”

“I enjoyed making the snowmen at the cafe”

“I had a great time at the Christmas Cafe. I enjoyed having my parents in.”

“I liked selling our Christmas crafts and working out the change.”

“I liked working in a team and helping each other.”

“I sang a solo. I wasn’t nervous.”

“I liked counting up how much money we made. We made £295.28”


Thank you for your support with this event,

From all of us in P1, P1/2 and P2.

P1 and P7 Reading Buddies

Throughout term 1 P 1 and P7 joined together to enjoy stories. The P7 children read stories to the P1s. The P7s showed maturity and excellent paired reading skills. P1 children really enjoyed the experience and showed excellent listening skills.

We were reading the Snail and the Whale. It was really good fun.

We read “I’m a little teapot”. My partner listened well.

I enjoyed listening to the story the Wheels on the bus.

My favourite part of the story Said the Mouse to the Mole was the end as there were questions to answer.

The best part of Farmer Ham was when the said boo to the crows to scare them away.

I enjoyed reading books to P1s as I got to meet children I hadn’t met before.

This experience helped me learn to read with fluency and expression.

As the year progresses P1 and P7 will explore different curricular areas together.

Family learning event

Literacy Family Learning event:
Wednesday 3rd October. 6-730pm. Holm Primary School hall.

Mr Ross is hosting an event to share the new approach to spelling within the school.

The event will share:

  • Information about the new approach
  • the rationale behind it
  • examples of the activities your children are involved in each day
  • ways to support this at home

All families are welcome to attend, but the event is mainly aimed at families with children ranging from P3 to P7.

There will be another event soon aimed at the children in P1 and P2.

Children are welcome at the meeting.

Hope to see you all there.

Michael Ross