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P1 19/20

Easter Holidays

Hello Primary 1.
We hope you have stayed safe this week and enjoyed spending time with your families.  We are sure you have all been a great help to your families and have shown them lots of good listening.
We have missed seeing all your smiley faces.  It has been great to hear from you and see the lovely photos of what you have been up to.
We hope you have a lovely Easter holiday playing, relaxing, having fun and enjoying family time.  We know it will be slightly different from other holidays as you maybe can’t do the things you would normally do but it is important for us to keep everyone safe so eventually we can all be back together again in P1.
Remember to be kind and make others smile.
You could say kind words, draw them a picture, call or message someone you can’t see or help around the house.
Take care and we will be in touch about how learning together will work after the holidays.
Mrs Henderson and Mrs McAra

Art Tasks

Hello litlle lambs and brilliant busy bees.

Thank you so much for keeping us up to date this week with all your emails, pictures and tweets.

We miss you all dearly.

We hope you have completed your rainbow challenge for this week.  Here is the list of the other art activities you can do and then stick it up in your window to keep everyone smiling.

An extra wee Easter challenge is to discover what your Easter Bunny name is from the photo below.  Can you design a poster of it in your learning book for us?


Have fun and follow us on twitter @SchoolHolm

Take care and be safe.


February Fun!

Primary 1 have had a super busy and fun start to February.

We are loving learning about old toys.  We  enjoyed making and playing with toys from the olden days.  We also learned how to play some old fashioned play ground games.

In maths we have been learning about money and have been working hard to remember all 8 coins and put them in order.

As part of Health and Wellbeing we have been learning about ways to help us feel relaxed when we are anxious, worried or need to clam down.  We have been amazing at working with a partner for massage.  Ask us to show you! We have also been taking part in relaxation stories.

Today was a fun day!  It was great to see all the bright clothing and crazy hair!  We enjoyed taking part in a Just Dance session lead by pupil council.  We also took part in sensory play with Sensatheraplay.  The children thought this was fantastic!



January Learning

We have had a very busy few weeks in Primary 1.

Our topic this term is Toys and we have enjoyed printing with toys, comparing old and new toys and exploring how to use old toys.

We have taking very enthusiastic taking part in energetic circuits in the gym hall.

We loved our 1st Friendship Friday session with the Nursery today.

Look at all our photos, jam packed with learning experiences!


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!