Primary 1

Weekly timetable

Monday:  PE
Tuesday:  PE
Thursday:  Music, every second week

The Curriculum:  Language

The children will be working within Curriculum for Excellence, Early Level

  • Learning the names and the sounds of letters in the alphabet
  • Writing these letters cursively
  • Developing skills in reading
  • Constructing 3 letter words
  • Beginning to construct simple sentences with a capital letter and a full stop

The Curriculum: Maths

The children will be working within Curriculum for Excellence, Early Level

  • Counting forwards and backwards to 20 and beyond
  • Addition tasks within 20
  • Recognising dice/finger/dot patterns
  • Ordering/recognising/writing numbers
  • Naming basic 2D and 3D shapes
  • Understand money through practical activities
  • Introduction to measuring in height, length, weight and volume
  • Introduction to simple data handling
  • Counting collections (screened and unscreened)
  • Making simple “sets”

Whole School Focus Weeks

  • Roald Dahl (Matilda trip)
  • STEM – Water
  • Scottish Book week
  • Friendship
  • Local Community and Environment
  • Night and Day
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Growing Plants
  • Christianity and World Religion


Please talk to your child about what they have done at the weekend so they can share this news with their classmates.

Reading will be given regularly and this should be heard and the diary signed.   Primary 1 pupils will be learning sounds, letter formation and common words.  This may not start until after the October break.

Maths homework can be chosen from the “wall” of tasks (one a week) and recorded in the jotter  (this may not start until after the October break).

Occasionally a piece of work related to our topic may be given.

How You Can Help

We would ask that you actively support your child with their homework and encourage them to discuss learning and activities that have taken place in class.   We would also be grateful if you could supervise and sign completed homework.

It would be extremely useful if you could put name labels on your child’s possessions such as school sweatshirt, gym shoes and coats.

We are hoping to use our outdoor space in all weathers.  If possible, please provide wellies and a waterproof jacket for your child.

Also please provide your child with water and a healthy snack daily.