Dunbarney Primary School

Primary School

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Welcome to P1D

Mrs Drysdale



Our topic is Toys

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4.3.20: P1D have finished the Katie Morag topic now, and are moving onto a new topic of Toys. They are setting up a Toy Shop in the classroom and are learning about money. The class toyshop helps them with the practical application of handling money.

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P1D is working on the topic of Katie Morag this term. We will be comparing life on the island of Struay with that of Bridge of Earn. The children also want to set up a café in the classroom.


 With the annual school Scottish Poetry competition coming up, please help your child to practise the poem, Mince and Tatties, every day, as every child will have to stand up and recite it in class. What makes for a really good performance is knowing the words, a loud, clear voice, and appropriate actions. Those children who go through to the final from each class in the school, will perform their poem before judges who will assign a first, second and third place for each class.

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 In Maths the children are doing adding and 3D shapes and in PE they are doing gymnastics. Thank you to parents for their responses on Seesaw. This seems to be working well. Could we also please remind everyone that the weather is still very cold, so please make sure that the children have gloves and hats for outside breaks.


18.12.19: P1s. P2 and P3 Christmas Party




17.12.19: Here is P1 & P2's amazing 2019 Nativity: Christmas Counts.

4.12.19: P1 have been doing night-time pictures in Art with Mrs Cochrane, inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night.


This year's Nativity Performance for P1 is "Christmas Counts", with an afternoon performance on Tuesday, 10th December, at 2.15pm, and an evening performance on Wednesday, 11th December at 6.30pm.

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6.11.19: Anna and Daniel chatted today about what the children have been learning recently. They have been learning about Autumn and collecting sticks and Autumn leaves in a bucket and painting them, as part of their Art lessons. Mrs Cochrane helped them make ghosts for Halloween and they have been doing poppy paintings as we approach Remembrance Sunday. The children are working hard at their letters and numbers, and in PE they have been practising their ball skills. They have also been working with the other P1 class in drama.



6.9.19 The children have been settling really well into their new routines at school. In literacy, the children have been learning new key words and phonic sounds. In maths, the children have been working on numbers up to 10. In French we have been learning greetings such as "bonjour", as well as doing our register and lunches in French. We have also been working on putting together our Class Charter. Both P1 classes have been enjoying  afternoon sing-songs with the guitar this week. In Art, with Mrs Cochrane we have been doing line drawings, working with lines and patterns. We have been doing PE with Mr Marshall on a Thursday.


Please make sure that your child brings a bottle to school each day, containing only water, not juice. This can be refilled at school during the day.


Our first topic is People Who Help Us in the Community.

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Welcome to Primary 1D. We had a lovely first day.





Please make sure your child brings a labelled water bottle containing fresh water (not juice) to school each day. All items of clothing should be clearly labelled with your child's name, including PE kits. PE kits should be kept in school. PE will take place on a Thursday with Mr Marshall, our PE specialist, and Art will be with Mrs Cochrane. Please bring in an old (named) shirt to keep in school for use as an art apron. It is always useful to have a spare pare of pants and socks in your child's bag each day, just in case of accidents.


Please discuss your child's lunch choices for the day with them each day before they come to school, so that they have a good idea about whether they are school dinners or packed lunch, and which lunch choice they would like.