Category Archives: P1A Blog 2019-2020

UNCRC Birthday Celebrations!

To celebrate the 30th birthday of the United Nations Rights of the Child, please enjoy a special day at school on Wednesday 20 November.

Come to school in your party clothes if you want to dress up!

Play some fun party games

Enjoy a special Celebration assembly with UNIKIDS.

Let’s have some fun as we remember all the UNCRC articles that we enjoy.

Children in Need 2019

Children in Need is on Friday and P5a and P5b have organised lots of fun activities and games to raise money for this fabulous cause. There will also be a ‘Dress Down Day’ on Friday for a donation of £1. There will also be a bake stall and raffle. Any donations of baking (no items containing nuts please) or items for our raffle would be gratefully received. Please send in any items of baking, or prizes, into school by Friday. Thank you very much!

From P5a and P5b

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Blythswood Shoebox Appeal! We have collected a fantastic 52 boxes this year. These gifts are really treasured by those who receive them.

From Primary 5a

Blythswood Shoeboxes

A massive thank you to everyone who has donated to the Blythswood Shoebox appeal so far. Please can we have all donations into school by Friday. Thank you very much!

From P5a and Miss MacArthur


We have been learning about Bonfire Night and have made some beautiful pictures of fireworks!

Phonics – our sounds this week are U and L.

Show and Tell – it is the turn of the Whizz Kids and the Bright Sparks!

Wet Weather – as the weather has turned a lot colder since coming back after the holidays, we kindly ask that all pupils come to school with suitable clothing and footwear for being outside in the unpredictable Scottish weather!

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

P5a are organising a collection for this year’s Blythswood appeal. We would be very grateful if we could have all shoeboxes handed into school by the 08.11.19.

Leaflets about the shoebox appeal, including a checklist of items, were sent home this week. Please let us know if you need any more information or anymore leaflets.

Thank you so much for your support!

From P5a and Miss MacArthur

A Spooky Week in P1A!

Welcome back to term 2! We have had a busy week doing lots of spooky activities in the run up to Halloween. The girls and boys have made potions in the witch’s cauldron, using this to help them write a recipe for a potion! In science we have been learning about the sense of smell.

Phonics – we have been going over sounds that we learned at the start of last term. We will start our new sound on Monday.

Book Fair – Our class will visit the book fair on Monday morning. If pupils would like to buy anything they can take a small amount of money along with them (please put money in a small purse or wallet). The book fair will also be open for a short time after school for pupils who wish to buy something.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

This is an advance notice that we will be supporting this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past. Last year we collected 55 shoeboxes and we would love to make this an extra special Christmas for those in need again this year.

This year Blysthswood will be collecting our filled Shoeboxes on Friday November the 8th. We would be very grateful if all donations could be handed into school by then. A checklist of suitable Christmas gifts to include in your shoebox will be going home on the first week of term.

Please help us to spread love and hope this Christmas.

Thank you!

P1A Open Morning

We look forward to seeing you at our open morning on Tuesday 8th October from 11:00 – 11:45 am. The theme for our open morning will be health and wellbeing.

Phonics – our sounds this week are g and o.

Christmas card designs are due back to us by Tuesday 8th October, so there is still time if you want to order something! We also ask that Learning Pathways are returned, with a short parent/carer comment, by Wednesday 9th October.


Phonics – our sounds this week are m and d.

Show and Tell – it is the turn of the Brain Boxes and the Super Stars!

Science – we have been learning all about the 5 senses. Today, we learned about our sense of touch.

We also have an unusual egg in our classroom! The girls and boys have been busy making predictions about what might hatch out of the egg!

P1A Information for this week

Phonics – we have started learning the h sound and will be moving on to the r sound later in the week. Some of the Jolly Phonics songs are no longer available on Youtube due to a copyright issue. If you would still like to use them at home the full Jolly Phonics alphabet song is still available (see below).

Show and Tell – it is the turn of the Whizz Kids and the Bright Sparks!

School photos will be taken on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Our P1 photo will be printed in the Inverness Courier on Friday, make sure you get to the shop early for a copy if you haven’t ordered one!

Also a quick reminder that the P1 parent information evening will take place on Tue 1st Oct from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.


P1A began the week watching a performance by the Kakatsitsi Drummers from Ghana! They told us all about the different types of drums they played. We had good fun clapping along with the beat of the drums!

There will only be one reading book going home this week and our sound will be e. The number and letter formation homework booklets will be handed out as normal on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Show and Tell this week will be for the Clever Clogs!

Thank you to everyone who has returned their Learning Pathway. We kindly ask that you take the time to add a short comment to the home learning cog before returning to us.

P1A Phonics

P1A have been learning about the sounds c and k. They both have the same action. Please see the link for the songs if you would like to have a go at home.

Today we had lots of fun working together to sort out pictures according to the sound that the word started with!

A quick reminder that the girls and boys are not in school on Monday or Tuesday, so we will see you all on Wednesday morning!

P1A What is happening this week.

Homework – We have started giving out the Letter and Sound formation booklets. These are to be completed on a Monday night (1 page) and handed in on Tuesday. The Number formation booklets will go home on a Tuesday night (complete 1 page) and should be handed in on Wednesday.

Show and Tell – It is the turn of the Brain Boxes and the Super Stars this week! We are looking forward to seeing what you take in on Friday morning!

Phonics – We have started our new sound, n. We will be learning the c and k sound later in the week! Please see the link to the n song if you would like to practise at home.

P1A Science

We have been learning all about germs and how we can help to stop them spread by washing our hands properly! To show how germs spread we covered our hands in glitter and had to shake hands with each other. This quickly spread the glitter round the class, the same way germs would be spread! We also practised washing our hands correctly.

P1A Show and Tell

The class will begin Show and Tell on Friday! This is a great opportunity to develop our listening and talking skills.

Each Friday morning a different table will get the chance to bring in a small object from home which they can talk about to the class. We will let you know if it is your child’s turn by putting a note in the homework pack. This week will be the turn of the Whizz Kids and the Bright Sparks!

The object could be a favourite book or toy. We kindly ask that valuable items and electronic devices are not taken in for Show and Tell.

Miss Ross and Miss Munro

P1A Homework Packs

Just a note to say that the pupils will not get their homework packs home on a Friday. So do not worry if one did not come home in the schoolbag today!

Phonics – we have had a busy week practising our new sounds s,a and t. Check out the apples and turtles that we have made!

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Ross and Miss Munro

P1A Homework Packs

We hope you all enjoyed sharing the reading books that went home yesterday! We ask that pupils take in their homework pack every day, making sure that they include the reading book, word booklets and red jotter. This will mean that we can keep you up to date with the reading activities that you will need to do at home.

We also have a number of items of lost property that have not been labelled. If you are missing anything please pop in to see us or check the lost property boxes at reception.

Many thanks!

Miss Ross and Miss Munro

Primary 1 Phonics

We have started learning our initial sounds during phonics activities in primary one this week. So far we have covered the ‘s’ and the ‘a’ sound. We have practised our new sounds using our jolly phonics songs and actions. A list of the sounds and actions can be found in your child’s read reading record. You can access the jolly phonics songs we have been using by clicking on the following links:

Jolly phonics song for ‘s’

Miss Munro and Miss Ross