Parent helpers P1 and P2 for Christmas Fair

Primary 1 and 2 are responsible for the second-hand toy stall at the Christmas Fair on Friday 2nd December. We  urgently need some parents to come in and help  with sorting and pricing the toys for the stall.

If any parents are available to come in on Thursday afternoon, anytime from 12:45pm, please let Mrs Cumming or Miss Brunt know.


Homework 22/11/16

Most of the children will have their words on paper this week for spelling as the jotters (all but 3) have gone walkabout. The children are certain they put them in the correct tray and I am now searching all the other trays to see if we can find them.


Spelling– Week 1) u-e and y (i)

Gorillas (y) sound like in day or pay

Pandas (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

Wolves (u-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g blu  blue   tub   tube)

All Groups:

Words in jotters:

Complete one Spell Well activity- if these are lost please send in a note or a message with your child for a new one.


Pink –  Far Out day Out- See bookmark

Orange –  Spiders- See bookmark

Yellow- Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo- P44-end – no written task.

Blue – The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl.- 42-end- no written task

Green – The Lie Detector- see bookmark to be completed by Wed 23rd and new book given on Wed 23rd

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits and I have begun a challenge this week on Sumdog. The children are very keen to participate in this but please remind them that it is for fun and not to feel bad if they aren’t able to spend as much time as others on the computer.

The Rules

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

P7 Homework

Week beginning 21st November 2016

  • This week pupils are going to be working hard on our ECO school design. They will be bringing home group mind maps to discuss with you and fill out – these will be due in for the next day in order to allow all team members to discuss this at home.
  • As part of this project pupils have to design and build an eco classroom/learning space out of recycled materials (Junk!) Please can you ask children if they need any materials before throwing away.
  • XMAS FAIR – We will be selling class recipe books and I would like each pupil to submit 1 or 2 of their favourite recipes for contribution. Ideally these should be typed up and emailed to me ( with ingredients (in grams or cups), method adn tips (please ensure we have a not of how much 1 batch makes and any tips etc.)
  • SUMDOG Midlothian contest is now live and pupils are working on this in and out of school.
  • Pupils have been working on spelling and typing using doorwayonline website and have all been shown how to access this and use it to suit their ability – this should be worked on at home too.
  • DONATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS FAIR – Teddies, good quality toys and games, chocolate for chocolate tombola, bottles for bottle tombola, raffle donations from businesses.

P6 Homework 21.11.16

Monday 21st November

Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK words twice.

BLUE – please complete two activities from the sheet.

RED – please complete one activity from sheet and complete sheet 8b and 8c.

For Monday 28th November

P2 Homework W/B 21.11.16

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 12 ‘ck’

Reading – continues as normal – keep checking book bags for updates.

No numeracy task

Show and Tell – Week 2 rota

School Fair Donations–   P2 are helping to organise the 2nd hand toy stall so any decent (good condition)  toys that are no longer wanted, will be gratefully received- thanks!

Nativity – the parts in the play have been decided so Mrs Cumming and I will send everyone a little note home this week, stating your child’s part and whether or not they need any costume from home. Fortunately, we are very well resourced for this in school and we won’t need many children to bring in items from home. If your child has a speaking part, he/she will get lines home at the start of this week. Please help your child learn their lines – many thanks!


Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt




P3 home learning due 02.12.16


A homework grid has been stuck into homework jotters. Homework is due 02.12.16. Here is a copy if needed p3-hw-due-02-11-16

There will be no reading sent home this week due to us doing lots of activities for Book Week Scotland. However, our usual reading will resume next week (wb 28.11.16). For this week please do at least 20 minutes a night reading for enjoyment.

Any questions about homework, please just ask.

Other Information

  • On Wednesday 23rd November we have an exciting visit from the Google team. I don’t want to give too much away but I am sure your children will tell you all about it when they get home.
  • Friday 25th November we will be visiting loanhead library.
  • All donations welcome for the Christmas Fair which will be held on Friday 2nd December.

Primary 6 Homework 18/11/16

Reading – All groups have reading homework. Novel or reading worksheet for Tuesday 22nd Nov.

Maths – All pupils have maths worksheet – due Friday 25th Nov.

P6 would appreciate help from any parents/carers to make various items for the Christmas Fair. Please contact me at

Thank you.