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Gifting the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bags

Everything P1 teachers need to know about gifting the bags

What is the Bookbug Primary 1 Family bag?

Each November Bookbug gives every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland a free bag of books and resources to inspire a lifelong love of reading, writing and counting. The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag contains the three shortlisted titles for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize(this will open in a new window). Children across Scotland can vote for their favourite, and the winner will be announced in January 2022. Gifting P1 Bags in a special way builds the excitement for pupils and is a great way to build on your home and school partnership work.

Gaelic P1 Bags(this will open in a new window) are available for children in Gaelic Medium Education or families interested in Gaelic. These are designed to be bilingual and include the Gaelic and English versions of the books.

Children with additional support needs may benefit from CALL Scotland(this will open in a new window)'s symbol resources and digital versions of the books in the P1 Bag.

When your school will receive the bags

The bags will be delivered to schools in October or early November. Please check the quantity of bags that you have received. If you have not received your bags by Monday 8 November 2021 or have any issues with delivery or quantities please contact your local P1 Bag co-ordinator.

When to gift the bags

Gifting the bags during Book Week Scotland(this will open in a new window) is a great way to make it part of your school’s reading culture. Work with your colleagues gifting the Read, Write, Count(this will open in a new window) P2 and P3 bags too for a fantastic reading celebration across P1–P3!

Teacher resource pack

Your school will also receive 1 teacher resource pack in September or October. Please note it may arrive with your main delivery of P1 bags for the pupils. This contains copies of the books included in the P1 Bag, information on how your class can vote in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize, ideas for CfE linked activities and a poster. Letter templates are also included for teachers gifting the bags to parents and carers.