CLIC Targets 25/01/2020

Here are the CLIC targets for this week.

C – Counting Multiples (Step 3): I can count in 2s.
Try counting from 0-20 in 2s. Can you count forward and backward in 2s?

L – Practise these facts: 3+8, 3+9, 4+7, 4+8, 4+9.

I – Doubling With Pim Without Crossing 10 (Step 3): I can double 2 digit numbers.
Remember to partition the 2 digit number first. Double the tens and double the units. Put them back together again.

C – Addition (Step 13): I can add 1 to a 2 digit number.
Remember to find the number and say which number comes next when you count (or, add one to the units digit).

You can practise these targets each day. See  Google Classroom for some questions to answer or try writing some questions of your own.

Source: Primary 3

Monday 25th January

Hello everyone,

Today we would have had a Burns Supper in nursery to celebrate Robert Burn’s Birthday!

Robert Burns lived along time ago and is famous for his Scottish Poems and Songs. Here is a clip of someone sharing their Burns Day.

Perhaps your family is planning to have haggis, neaps and tatties for your tea today. If you have a Burns Supper at home we would love for you to share a photo on your ILD or school twitter @abbotswell.

I have a funny Scottish Song for you today, see if you can sing-a-long.

Stay Safe

Source: Nursery

Big Garden Birdwatch

Every year the RSPB ask for help to record the different birds that you can see in the garden. This years Big Garden Birdwatch happens on 29th – 31st January.

You can discover more about this be visiting the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch page

Did you know that during the winter that birds can find it difficult to find food. To help them you can always help them by providing food for them. Here are some ways you can feed the birds.

Please remember to share any photos or videos of you doing this to your ILD or school twitter page @abbotswell.


Source: Nursery

Week 3- Home Learning

It is already Week 3  of home learning! The past three weeks have been challenging, but very rewarding, to see primary 7 make so much progress from their own resilience and independence has been fantastic. A massive thank you to everyone at home for supporting P7 with their learning and providing them with lots of additional life skills that they will be learning during this time.

Reflecting on the feedback from the class last week, P7 are enjoying CLIC, writing, spelling, but would like more practical activities perhaps away from the screen. So, this week many of our learning activities involve outdoor learning, expressive arts and life skills. All to encourage time away from the screen.

Here is to another brilliant week! Primary 7’s positivity and desire to make progress with their learning is super! Keep this up p7!

Below is our Week 3 Home Learning Overview Grids. As always any questions or concerns please get in touch.

Source: Primary 7

Best Start Grant

Best Start Grant

The Best Start Grant is made up of three possible payments. It provides parents or carers who get certain benefits or tax credits with financial support during the key early years of a child’s life.

  • the Pregnancy and Baby Payment – a one-off payment of £600 for a first child or £300 for a second or later child. It can be paid during pregnancy or until the baby is six months old in most cases. It could help you pay for maternity clothes, a cot or a pram
  • the Early Learning Payment – a one-off payment of £250 if your child is between two and three and a half years old. It could help you pay for day trips, books or toys for home learning
  • the School Age Payment – a one-off payment of £250 if your child is around school starting age. It could help you pay for a new school bag, school trips or after school activities.

The three payments are grants, not loans, so you don’t have to pay them back. You can decide how you want to spend the money.

When you need to apply for the School Age Payment depends on when your child was born:

Your child’s date of birth When you can apply
Between 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2015 Last date for applications was 29 February 2020
Between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 Between 1 June 2020 and 28 February 2021
Between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017 Between 1 June 2021 and 28 February 2022

You cannot apply outwith these dates.

You cannot apply for the School Age Payment for a child born before 1st March 2014.

If you get the School Age Payment, you’ll get £250 for each child you can get the payment for.

To find out more and apply click here


Please also check to see if you qualify for Scottish Child Payment.

Source: Nursery

New Blog Post!!!!


Mrs Forbes has posted some really cool photos and an awesome video to her blog.

Click the link and check it out here:

Of course you can also reach any of the blogs including Mrs Forbes’ Blog by clicking Class Blogs on the tab at the top of the website homepage!

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend! 🙂

Starting Primary 1 in Aberdeen City 

All children who will reach the age of five on or before the start of the new school session on 17th August 2021 should start primary school in August 2021. Children who reach the age of five after the start of the new school session in August 2021, but before the last day of February 2022 may also be enrolled for primary school in August 2021.  

Applications for P.1 should be made by 22nd January 2021. 

Before you apply for a school place online, you will need to set up an account. This is so you can track the progress of your application.  

You will need to provide us with evidence of where you live, your child’s birth certificate and any other information specific to your case. You can upload these to the form when you apply. We will accept photographs of documents as long as we can see the whole document clearly. 

Apply for a school place 

P2 Junk Model Challenge

This week primary 2 have been learning about 3D shapes!


They were challenged to create a 3D junk model and to have a think about the shapes they used to build it.


We saw some amazing creations and are so excited to share some of them!


Well done Primary 2!

Source: Primary 2