Palm Sunday Children’s Liturgy

With our churches closed during our most important week of the liturgical year, St Andrew’s and Edinburgh Archdiocese are providing resources to help families prepare for Easter. The archdiocesan facebook page is


Calling all Artists – P1-P3

Hello p1-p3

I’m sure most of the classes have had plenty to do and Im sure lots of you have created some lovely art using so many different materials from the man-made and/or the natural environment.

if you’d like some inspiration see below I’d like to suggest a few things and maybe only one activity a day if you feel up to it

WATCH – BBC iplayer Mister Maker , Mati and Dada on Youtube for artist inspired cartoons,

DO– a scavenger hunt for different shapes, textures,colours,uses

DRAW– a pet or a toy, looking at shapes and textures and colours

PLAY– a dice game with parts to draw when you roll a number

MAKE– A lucky draw set of ideas of what to draw

some of the girls and boys from p.3 should know what the lucky draw is and maybe even the dice game!

Enjoy! and ill put up more suggestions after the Easter ‘Holiday’

Miss Mcwilliam

Fab website for home learning –

When visiting, select the section called ‘espresso’ and login using these details:

Username: student11649

Password: butter

You can access resources for all areas of the curriculum.

Espresso has some really useful materials for Coding and STEM work.

P.1 is part of Early Level but if you are looking for more challenge, have a look at First Level. Enjoy!

P.1 – Learning new sounds

Watching child-friendly film clips online is a fun and useful way to help your child learn new sounds and boost their word building skills.

Youtube has lots of great videos available. In class, we always watch ‘Geraldine the Giraffe’. Just add the sound of the week to your Youtube search and enjoy Geraldine’s antics!

Other good sources on Youtube are:

Ash’s Phonics

Mr Thorne

Jolly Phonics


Have fun with phonics everyone – try writing a list of words you see on the clips you watch for the week’s sounds then challenge your child to find more in the books you read. Warning – it can become addictive!