Dear Primary 7 parents,

Mrs Hinton obviously still has camp brain and in a hurry to get permission slips out to you I used last year’s dates for the trip.  The dates for our trips are

  • Thursday 9th November – Poppy Factory
  • Wednesday 29th November – Sky Academy

Both are mornings, both require a packed lunch and prompt arrival and we would like 1 parent helper for each J

Many Thanks

Mrs Hinton

P7 30/10/17 News and Info

This week we have started a mini literacy unit which uses the theme of Zombies.  Pupils are looking at survival skills, hygiene, water purification, geography/local landscapes and map skills.  This is designed to be a fun activity and has no gore or scary stories linked to it 🙂

Letters went out for Poppy Factory and Sky Academy (plus 2 consent forms to be filmed at Sky) please could slips and payment be returned by Friday.

Maths Homework went out today and is revision of Time – if your child has a watch it would be useful if they wore it and learned to read it as this has been covered in first level.

Maths – Time revision

Spelling Homework 30.10.17 P6

Monday 30th October

Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK words twice in jotter.

Lollipops and Gummy Bears – complete 1 activity from sheet in jotter and complete sheet.

Chocolates – Complete 2 activities from sheet.

For Monday 6th November

P1 Homework 30/10/17

Homework P1 

Reading – Continue with reading – check reading record for homework. There are new words for your child to learn in their word box.
Phonics – We are not learning a new sound this week but recapping on the last 6 sounds we have learned. I am sending home the 6 sound cards to add to the others to use to make words with. I will also be sending home a phonic worksheet for your child to complete for homework and return to school.

If your child has success at an afterschool club or activity please encourage them to bring their news, certificate, badge, trophy etc. into school to share with the class. We are interested in what the children achieve in their wider world of learning.

Could I remind you to return all library books when your child has finished with them. Our next library visit is on 13th November.

Lisa Cumming

P2 Homework W/B 30.10.17

Homework this week

Spelling – List  a- e. Magic ‘e’.  This turns a short sounding vowel into a long sounding vowel. Children will be taught a little memory aid: ” The  e at the end turns the ‘ah’ into an ‘ay’.

Reading – as normal

Maths – In line with the clocks changing, we’ll work on telling the time this week, including o’clock and half past. On Thursday, children will bring home a clock made in school and a short list of times to try and set the clock to.

PE – Wednesday (Athletics) and Thursday (PE with Mrs Duncan)

Hedgehog Rescue!

P2 noticed a poorly hedgehog in the woods, just through the school fence. The hedgehog had some prickles missing on its back and didn’t try to hide. As it was unusual to see a wee hog outside in daylight, we phoned the SSPCA who came to collect it. They took it to Fishcross, a wildlife rescue centre near Alloa. Well done P2!

Library books – just a gentle reminder to return library books when finished with. Thanks.

As ever, thanks for your support,

Ms S Brunt

P7 camp update

P7 campers are having a ball demonstrating great resilience, determination and perseverance. They are enjoying meeting new friends and working together to overcome challenges and reach new heights.

Mrs Hinton is proud of all They have achieved so far and is impressed with their manners and growth mindset. For those without Twitter here are some photos. Apologies if they are upside down….signal is rubbish etc.

P3 Homework from 24th October

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 24th October

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday week. The Buchans had a good time getting settled with baby Alice.

In numeracy we are moving on to multiplication. Our new big topic will be beginning soon, so watch this space!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



The 10 x table has already been in our “Learnits”, and now we are going to include the 5 x table too. Flashcards for this will come home to add into your sets for regular practice.

Hit the Button is a great online game for revising times tables and building up speed. Speed matters because our aim in P3 is to work towards instant recall of these basic number facts.


Under “Times Tables” you can choose 2, 5 or 10 and then play either “Hit the Answer” or “Hit the Question”.



Pages to be read from class reading books will be written down in the grids as usual. If you can hear some of these out loud that is excellent practice. It is also great to ask questions as you listen, helping the children to engage with the stories and also checking that they understand any trickier words. (You may well do this already!)



In our writing lessons we talk about “VCOP”. This stands for vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. By building up our skills in these four areas we can make our writing more interesting.

At home this week, try to find examples of exciting and interesting vocabulary. This could be from a newspaper or magazine, something online, or a book you’ve been reading for fun. Copy the words into your homework jotter and use them in a sentence. Can you find at least three good ones?

We especially like finding new ways of saying ordinary things. For example, instead of saying that the man walked down the street, we might say that he crept, stomped or ambled.



Spelling words to practice this week are:

chin                 chat

much               march

pinch               chip

they                 where

use                   there

Please could everyone do the usual look, say cover, write and check (twice through the list) and then write sentences using as many of the words as possible.