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P1 19/20

Burns celebration

We have had a fantastic day in P1, P1/2 and P2. We have been learning about all the things we do to celebrate Robert Burn’s birthday.

” I liked making the potato head because I made him look funny. ” Robbie G

” We celebrate Robert Burns being born.” Finlay C

” I liked the pattern things doing tartan.” Ethan Y

” I learnt how to do some Scottish dancing.” Hollie B

Here are some pictures of the children making their tattie heads.


P1 Party

Primary 1 have had a very busy December!

Look at the fun we had at our party today and a few other snaps from this month!

A warm welcome to our UHI students.

We are delighted to welcome 3 students from UHI to Holm Primary.

They will be working in the ELCC building and Primary 1 for 2 days a week for the rest of the session.

As part of their studies for HNC in childhood practice, they are required to undertake observations of their children during daily activities as a method of enabling them to develop their practice and gather evidence for tasks and assessment.

To respect parents individual preferences and prevent the risk of sensitive information being available out with the placement setting, in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) and Confidentiality policies and procedures we ask that parents notify us if they would prefer that their child/children is/are not included in any of the student’s work.

Nursery parents have already signed permissions for this as part of enrolment.

Please be reassured  that the students will be upholding the SSSC Codes of Practice (2016) in order to maintain professional standards and quality practice throughout their placement.

Please contact Mrs Webb if you have any questions.

Week 7

We have enjoyed another busy, fun filled week of learning in Primary 1.

We loved going out to look for signs of Autumn.  What beautiful colours we found!  This inspired some great writing!

Lots of us were very excited to wear our PJ’s to school today.  We enjoyed tasty snacks, and fun games!  Well done to everyone who help raised money for Stand Up for Sophia.  Looking forward to hearing the grand total soon!

We loved using long crepe paper streamers in class today to warm up our finger and arm muscles ready for handwriting!

We have been trying really hard to remember our gentle hands in P1.  To help with this we have been exploring positive touch and learning how to give a partner a massage to help them relax.  We must always ask for our partners permission 1st.

Maybe P1 could give family a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Pizza massage over the weekend.

We have been working well in our maths and phonics groups this week.  We have group managers to lead the group and are doing so well at working independently while the teacher is with another group.

Week 5

Primary 1 had an exciting and busy 3 days this week.

On Wednesday the children all settled back into classroom routines so well after their long weekend.  We were working hard on taking our pencils for a walk and carefully completing some pencil control work.  We have been learning about how to be a good friend.  The children sorted pictures of friendly and unfriendly behaviors which generated great paired discussion.

“Good friends help each other.”  Rebecca

“Unfriendly people say unkind things.”  Autumn

Good friends play together and share.”  Joshua YM

Thursday was an exciting day!  We had a visit from Indigenous Drummers.  We went to a whole school assembly to meet the drummers.  We loved seeing so many smiling and mesmerised faces while the children watched the drummers and tried so hard to keep a beat.  We also had so much fun taking part in class drumming and dancing workshops.  It was great to see the children being so enthusiastic learning new skills.


“The beat went all over my body!” Owen

“I liked the drums.  The were loud!” Robbie

“The dancing made me really hot!” Lucia

“The dancing was fun!”  Ellie

“Everyone had to play the drums together.  I liked the music.” Finlay

In the afternoon we thought about what it feels like to be angry.  We learned some strategies to help us be calm.  We enjoyed using feathers and our fingers to practice calm breathing.  We also tried some Cosmic Kids yoga to help us stretch out and relax.

We had a visit from Mrs Bradley who takes the school choir. She is going to be visiting our class regularly to help us learn some new songs.  We loved the Loopy Lou song and actions!

In gym we are practicing our ball skills and focussed so well to roll and throw a ball with our partners.

Thank you for another great week!

We hope you all have a fab weekend!


Week 4

We have had another great week in Primary 1.

Lots of us were sssssss super excited to get our first sounds and books for homework.  What a great effort people made to find the letters, write the letters and identify words beginning with the letters.

Remember to look for s and a all aroud you!

We loved having our buddies to vsit.  This week they helped us to make some tricky aaaaa ants for our arms!  We tired so hard with our cutting out!

We have been enjoying our number work this week.  We have been doing lots of number songs and ordering numbers.  We are trying really hard to work independently in our groups.

We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of us busy learning.

Enjoy your 4 days off and we look forward to a fun 3 days in P1 next week.  We will have drumming and dancing workshops on Thursday and Mrs Bradley our choir teacher is coming to teach us some new songs!





Monthly Newsletter from Mrs Mackay

Please see attached Newsletter from Mrs Mackay.

Please Note: Newsletters and Weekly Updates are no longer being sent out in paper format, however, you can find them on the Blog, on Twitter and via email.

For anyone who does not have access to any of these mediums, please contact the office or pop in for a paper copy.

If you would like to receive this information by email, and don’t already, please contact with your name and oldest child’s name & class, I will then add you to the distribution list.

Thank you for helping us in our efforts to reduce paper and be a more eco friendly school, we appreciate your support.

Learning Fun!

We have had a great first few weeks in Primary 1.

We have spent time playing together and getting to know each other.

We now have home seats and group tables.  Ask if I sit at the Green Lizards, Blue Sharks or Yellow Chicks.

We have been taking part in lots of fun activities to improve our fine motor skills.

We have enjoyed singing songs and listening to music together.

Our P7 buddies came to our classroom yesterday and they were so encouraging helping us to make happy and sad puppets.

Lots of us are very excited about getting our first homework next week.  Look out for bags and books coming home.

Well done for all the hard work.

Have a fantastic weekend!  We look forward to seeing you all next week.

Welcome to Primary 1

Welcome to Primary 1

A huge well done to all of our Primary 1’s this week! You have all been superstars!

It has been great to see everyone settle in so well.  We are delighted with how kind and caring the children are being towards each other and to us!

We have had a very busy and fun week.  We enjoyed getting to know you all this week and are so proud of how hard everyone is trying.

We will aim to update this blog regularly with information and photos of our learning.

There were plenty of tired P1’s this afternoon!  Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all next week.

Mrs McAra and Mrs Henderson