P1 News

After a lovely break, Primary 1 are now raring to go and will be very busy revising and consolidating everything we have learned thus far in Primary 1. We can’t believe where the time has gone!

In literacy, we will continue to broaden our vocabulary and our ability to decode and read words and short stories. We will be practising the skills and strategies we have learned to help us read and we hope to become more confident readers as the term goes on. We will also be revising all of the sounds we have learned by building words, writing words and writing short sentences. We are looking forward to using ‘Practising Pete’ to help us go over everything we have learned so far!

In numeracy and maths, we will continue to explore numbers to 100 as a way of improving our understanding of number patterns and processes, such as ordering numbers, sequencing numbers and crossing the decade. We have all enjoyed playing games and using practical materials to add numbers together and we have been using ‘Learning Lola’ to challenge ourselves. In maths, we will be learning about time and will investigate the seasons, months of the year, days of the week and time to the hour.

We now know about all of our Learning Superheroes and we love using them – they really help us in our learning and we are no longer afraid to make mistakes!

As part of our topic this term, we will be learning about sound and are looking forward to our Generation Science workshop called ‘Ella’s Wobble’ which will take place in February.

We will continue to enjoy P.E with Mrs Campbell on a Tuesday. P1X are currently enjoying music on a Thursday afternoon with Mrs Shirreff where we have been learning Scottish songs in celebration of Burns Day.

We are also learning to speak French and so far have learned how to greet people, how to say our numbers to 10 in French and also some French colours. We have had a lovely French assistant named Alban who has come to help us on a Thursday and we have really enjoyed working with her.


Goodbye Mrs Paul

IMG_3504We would like to thank Mrs Paul for her contribution to Lasswade Primary School over the last 15 years and may we take this opportunity to wish her all the best in her new position at Lawfield Primary School.

We will miss you 🙁


Outdoor PE

Just a reminder that we are continuing our partnership with Edinburgh College in providing our P2-7 pupils outdoor PE sessions.

I attach the class timetable and the initial letter for your information.

Please ensure that your child brings old warm clothes (joggy bottoms, sweatshirt) and trainers to school and a cagoule or waterproof jacket may also be necessary.

We are keen for outdoor PE to continue throughout the winter months.

Outdoor PE Letter

Outdoor PE Timetable



Santa’s Sleigh :)

15580030-cartoon-santa-clausSanta and his Sleigh will be touring Poltonhall and Bonnyrigg. He will be stopping at the locations listed below at these approximate times. Santa’s helpers will do their best to keep to the times however please allow for delays/early arrivals due to popularity and winter weather.

Tuesday 08th December 2015

5:15pm Lasswade Centre

5:45pm St Anne’s Avenue

6:15pm Royal Scots Place

6:45pm Mount Esk Nursery Car Park

7:15pm Cockpen Crescent

7:45pm Cherry Road Centre

Wednesday 09th December 2015

5:15pm Burnbrae Primary School

5:45pm Auld Coal Avenue

6:15pm Parsonspool

6:45pm Sherwood Terrace (Back of Bonnyrigg Primary School)

7:15pm Baird’s Way at Entrance to Rose Park

7:45pm Brixwold Rise

Thursday 10th December 2015

5:15pm Lasswade Centre

5:45pm Pryde Terrace

6:15pm Quarryfoot Gardens

6:45pm Eldindean Terrace

7:15pm Scollon Avenue/ James Leary Way

7:45pm Waverley Park