Blog Posts tagged: P1-3

P2 and P3 children receive Read, Write, Count bags

Read, Write, Count: Family Learning at Carnegie Primary School

Susannah Jeffries, P2 teacher at Carnegie Primary, shares plans for Read, Write, Count family learning sessions and activities taking place throughout the school year.

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Children receive their Read, Write, Count bags

Read, Write, Count Launch Party at Carnegie Primary School

To launch Read, Write, Count and celebrate the gifting of Read, Write, Count bags to P2 and P3 pupils, Carnegie Primary School held a brilliant party for children and their families, complete with stories, games, giant presents and lots of cake!

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Numbers on race track

#BookbugPrize: How to Link Voting with Numeracy

In the run up to our voting deadline for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize on 8 December, we share some ideas and inspiration for linking numeracy to voting in the classroom.

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Poet Miko Berry performing at an Authors Live event

Our Top Five Poetry Resources

Ahead of National Poetry Day, here are some fantastic resources to help you in the classroom or library. Whether you're looking to celebrate more traditional forms of verse or explore some innovative practice to change your pupils' perceptions of poetry, there's something here for you.

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Welcome to Primary 1: A transition project inspired by Ed Vere's Authors Live

At Lochnell Primary School in Argyll pupils in nursery, Primary 1 and Primary 2 have all been taking part in a brilliant transition project inspired Ed Vere’s Authors Live. Joy Cameron, P1/2 teacher at Lochnell Primary, shares the brilliant, bookish activities which she ran in her classroom to welcome the new P1 pupils into the school.

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Children and parents taking photographs on Ipads of Lego scenes

Using Lego to Inspire Storytelling

The Skoobmobile, Renfrewshire's fantastic mobile library service for children and families, has become involved in a host of projects within the community and schools. In this blog post, Skoobmobile co-ordinator Pauline Simpson explains how the mobile library staff have used Lego to help develop children's storytelling skills.

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Bookbug with St. David's Primary 1 children, feeder nursery children and families

Using the Bookbug Programme to Engage Schools and Families

The Skoobmobile is Renfrewshire's fantastic mobile library service for children and families. In this blog post, Skoobmobile co-ordinator Pauline Simpson tells us how the service has used our Bookbug programme, including our free book bags and song and rhyme sessions, to engage children and families with literacy.

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Pupils from Trinity Primary School posing for a photograph

Having a Reading Riot in Edinburgh Primary Schools

The Reading Riot initiative has been hugely successful at enthusing pupils about reading. In this blog post, Wardie Primary teacher Aurelie Norman tells us more about all the different elements of this fantastic project.

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A secondary pupil reading a book aloud to P1 pupils

Inspiring Confidence in Reading at Kirkcaldy High School

Looking for a way to inspire your reluctant and less confident readers? Teacher Kirsten Hume from Kirkcaldy High School decided that the best approach was to connect reading to a practical purpose, and challenged her S2s to visit primary schools and read aloud to Primary 1s. Find out more about how the project benefited everyone.

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Nesting Primary School pupils with Renita

Six Steps to a Successful Schools Writer Residency

Developing a sustained project with a writer in your school or library can be a hugely fruitful experience, lending you the skills and perspective of someone who can help unlock children's creativity. In this blog post, author and poet Renita Boyle describes her series of mini residencies on Shetland, and outlines six steps to help you host a worthwhile residency.

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