December in P1 Red

Hi everyone,

It has been a very busy second term in P1 Red.

The children really enjoyed the recent wintry weather. They made good use of our all weather suits to have some special play time in the school garden.

We enjoyed learning about the different states that water comes in. We learned that, when water gets really cold, it turns to ice.

The children did a fantastic job during the performances of the school Nativity play.

They were beautiful angels and sang their hearts out.


A huge thank you to all the parents who came in to share our Bookbug celebrations. It was lovely to see you all and the children enjoyed sharing their learning with you. I hope that you have been enjoying reading the books at home. Last week the children voted for their favourite book. “Little Owl’s Egg” was voted as the P1 red favourite book.

I have included some links to the authors reading the selected books.

Gorilla Loves Vanilla:

Little Owl’s Egg:

The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee:

In our R.E lessons we are learning about the Christmas story. The children enjoyed setting up our Advent altar and we had a fantastic discussion about the different Nativity characters. They painted beautiful pictures of the nativity scene and we wrote about the Christmas story during our writing lessons and in our daily diaries.

This week the children are consolidating their knowledge of the 18 sounds that we have learned. The children are learning to blend these sounds together into words.

In maths, the children have been developing their subtraction skills. The children will be learning about symmetry as part of their maths lessons during our last week of term.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Marvellous Me. It is a fantastic tool to enable me to send photographs and messages about your child’s learning. If you require a code to sign up for Marvellous Me, please let me know.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support that you have given me since August. It is a delight and a special privilege to be able to work with your children each day and it had been fantastic to see them grow and develop in their learning so far this year.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a restful New Year.

Mr O’Neill.