We were very impressed with the effort that Primary 5 put into their models.
The school concert will take place on Monday 19th of December and a letter has been sent home to parents. The letter detailed anything what your child might need to bring in and there was also a return slip for tickets (2 max)
Please can all pupils return £1 for their Christmas parties asap, thanks.
FOOD BANK- we have 1 more week of the reverse advent calendar as they are being collected by the food bank on 16th. thank you for all your donations of foods, treats, toiletries and toilet rolls so far. all are so much appreciated by midlothian food bank.
Homework – P3-7 concert – pupils have got lines and lyrics to learn for our show on the 16th December. A letter has been sent home with ticket information and costume info.
Pupils have been learning about coding and algorithms in ICT, if possible I have asked them to work on the coding work from the hour of code website (available on android, Windows and apple).
Sundog- we have a December maths contest in place for all to work on …this revises work we have been focusing on -decimals, angles, area, multiplication, place value etc.
This is the last week of homework until we return to school in January.
Sounds: We are doing ‘sh’ and ‘th’ this week. Children will have their usual worksheet and other work later in the week.
Reading: All children have a new reading book. Please continue to revise all words that they are given as this will help with fluency of reading. They have all been given word box 2 words to learn. These words can be sounded out and built back up. Please use the letter cards the children have to help them make the words.
WELL DONE TO ALL THE CHILDREN FOR THEIR NATIVITY PERFORMANCE!
Wednesday 14th: School Christmas lunch. If your child has not ordered a lunch please provide them with a packed lunch from home.
House Christmas sing-off: All children will be involved in this – singing with their ‘house’. There will be a couple of rehearsals for this.
Christmas Party 20th December: P1 and 2 will have their party together. The cost of this is £1- please send this to us in a named envelope. Children are welcome to bring party clothes to school to change into. We will have a special visitor at 2:15 – please join us for the excitement.
I will hold auditions for the campus talent show on 20th December. Only 2 children from each class will be put through to the final. If your child would like to take part please help them with their act. If they require music or costumes they will need to provide this themselves. If you need mats etc please let me know in advance.
Campus Talent Show Final: 22nd December.
Friday 23rd December: Xmas Jumper Day and Church.
Last day of term all finish at 12:00pm
This will probably be my last post until January unless I have forgotten something! Please encourage your child to continue to revise their sounds and get involved in reading books of their own choosing.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
As we know this is a busy week for everyone, this week’s homework is Christmas themed and optional. The children have been given a choice of activities they can pick from. They will be given time on Friday to share what they have done with the class. Please remember, this is optional!
There will be no homework given next week.
Monday 12th December
Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK words twice.
Complete 1 activity from the sheet and complete the sheet:
Blue – 8. ‘ar’ and ‘sh’
Red – 11c and 11d
Please complete for Monday 19th December
THis will be the last spelling homework of the year!!!!
This is a posting to cover the final two weeks of term as it is such a busy time for all. I probably won’t post next week ( unless I have forgotten something!)
Reading– We will just finish the books we already have and no new book will be issued until January. In class we will be doing other reading tasks which do not involve homework. Please do, however, encourage your child to keep reading a variety of texts over the holidays- comics, annuals, Christmas/winter stories etc.
Spelling – this is the final week of spelling homework – List 16 ‘magic e’ (o-e). I will be checking the green jotters to mark last week’s homework later in the week.
Sumdog – I will put on a P2 Christmas 2016 Challenge for those who wish to participate. This will start running from Tuesday.
Events and Reminders – I’ve just listed dates that you need to know about but there are other in-school events such as campus sing-a-longs, House Team singing contests, Christmas activity days and much more also happening!
The campus talent show final is on Thursday 22nd. Only two acts from each class go through. Therefore, I will be holding P2 talent auditions on the morning of Tuesday 20th December. If your child needs music, they need to bring this in themselves. Let me know in advance if your child needs any other equipment ( gym mats, etc!)
Nativity – Monday 12th December (Doors open at 1:15pm)
The nativity performance is upon us…rehearsals have gone well. The children have worked extremely hard…all that we need now is…you!
We have asked that only two adults per child attend please. We know this can be difficult but with a cast of 49 children, the space in the hall soon fills up. No tickets required.
Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 14th
Most children have filled in the green slip about what they would like for the Christmas lunch. If you haven’t done so, please do. Children may bring a packed lunch if they prefer.
Christmas Party – Tuesday 20th ( after lunch) Cost £1
(Talent show auditions am)
P1 and P2 are having their party together. Children may wear their party clothes all day ( bear in mind they will go out to play break and lunch) or they can change into their party gear at lunchtime. We have a special visit from Santa planned at about 2:15pm, at which time you are warmly invited to attend to watch the excitement!
Thursday 22nd – Campus Talent Show Final
Friday 23rd – CHURCH service
***END OF TERM – 12 NOON***
All resume Monday 9th January 2017…which leaves me to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Primary 1 and 2 will perform their nativity play on Monday 12th December. Parents and carers of P1 and P2 are invited to the performance but please note: only 2 adults per family. Well behaved toddlers who can sit on an adults knee are welcome. Doors will be open from approximately 1:15pm and the performance will start at 1:30pm.