Primary 1 Literacy – week beginning 5th October

This week Primary 1 will be learning to read and write 2 new sounds. Please cut the letters ‘h’ and ‘o’ from your laminated sheet and add these to your pack. The children have been building and reading lots of words in class – see how many they can share with you at home.

We read ‘The Highway Rat’, by Julia Donaldson, today and talked about the rhyming words we could hear in the story. We also talked about the characters in the story and how they might have felt when the rat was unkind to them. We linked this to our school value of ‘Kindness’. We will do various activities during the week to help us remember the story!

Primary 1 Literacy

We hope you have received the little literacy pack that came home with your child this afternoon. This includes a yellow zip pocket, a yellow sheet of letters and a sheet full of ideas explaining how to use these cards.

Our sounds for this week are ‘a’ and ‘t’. Feel free to cut these out and begin to explore word making with your child.

We will update the website each week to let you know what sounds we will be covering throughout the week.

STEM – Paper Challenges

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Welcome back to Queensferry Primary STEM Online.

This week there are three challenges to choose from across the whole school.

You can choose to try one, two or all three of these challenges. Choose from the height, length or distance challenge.

Use an A4 piece of paper to create something that fits the challenges in the videos.

I will post successful measurements at the bottom of this page and update it regularly. All of the video links are in the STEM classroom under the heading of Paper Challenges, just choose which one or ones you want to try. Remember you have to click on ‘present’ at the top, so the links work properly:

This is the link for the distance one if you choose to try that.

Good Luck

Mr B

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Longest Paper Chain p1 – p3 = 514cm

Longest Paper Chain p4 – p7 = 728cm


Tallest Tower p1 – p3 = 116cm

Tallest Tower p4 – p7 = 97cm


Furthest Distance Travelled p1 – p3 = 700cm

Furthest Distance Travelled p4 – p7 = 444cm