P1 Homework: 23/10/17

Primary 1 Homework

Welcome back after the October break – I hope you all had a restful time. This term is a busy one – plenty of learning and other exciting activities too.
A warm welcome to Mrs Ashley Beechman, a PGDE teaching student, she will be working with us for the next five weeks.
Phonics: the three sounds as indicated in the sheet given out before half term: L, F and B.
Reading: Please continue to read daily with your child and to support them to learn the words in their word tin.
Numeracy: We are continuing with the number after and number before – please help your child by asking them what the number before 10 is, the number after 7 etc – if your child can do this confidently within 10 then move to numbers within 20 or beyond.
Our PE days will stay the same – please make sure your child has a T-shirt and shorts in their gym bag.
Topic: We will be doing a novel study called the ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson – this will incorporate investigating day and night.
This term we will also begin learning the songs and parts for the nativity – more information to follow.
EXCITING EVENT: Halloween Disco (organised by the parent council) Thursday 26th October – music, fun and games, arts and crafts.
Lisa Cumming

P2 Homework and Events W/B 23.10.17

Welcome back after the October break. Here’s looking forward to the next nine weeks of this new term. It’s going to be packed full of exciting activities and learning opportunities!

Homework info:

Spelling – I will send home a new 6 week spelling grid on Tuesday. The sound focus this week is ck.

Reading – Reading continues as usual. Please send in your child’s book bag daily.

Numeracy – We will continue to work on ‘doubles and halves’ this week. In particular, children should learn 6 + 6,  7 + 7,  8 + 8,  9 + 9 and 10 + 10.

I have set a Sumdog challenge for those who wish to take part. This is called ‘P2 Half and Double Challenge’. The questions this week, focus on odd/even numbers and halves and doubles. I note that some questions ask 7 x 2 or       3 x 2 which is a format we have not formally used yet but I will go over this in class this week.

Class News

  • This week, we will be welcoming Miss Jeffcott, a teaching student , who will be working with us for five weeks.
  • P2 will begin a block of athletics on Wednesday afternoons and so will require PE kit on Wednesdays and Thursdays (PE with Mrs Duncan). We will also endeavour to build up running fitness on non PE days.
  • Topic– We will start a mini topic on Day/Night which links in very well with clocks changing soon. We will learn about reflective clothing and staying safe when it is dark. We will also read ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson and plan activities around this. Not forgetting Halloween and Bonfire Night coming up soon!
  • Halloween Disco ( an evening Parent Council event) Thursday 26th ( I am not entirely sure of times sorry…possibly 18:30 to 19:30 but best double check in school!)

That’s all for now!

Thanks for your support,

Ms S Brunt



P7 News, info and homework 12th October 2017

Camp Info that went home 13/10/17 (Pink Letter) Oct Camp Info

It was lovely to meet so many of you again at Parents Consultations this week.  Many of you are requesting additional homework and I suggestthat pupils revise multiplication, mental addition and subtraction up to (4 digit numbers), telling the time both analogue and digital and money (budgeting). I send out maths homework most weeks.

As well as reading for 20-30 mins each night, it would be advantageous for pupils to also revise common word lists and if they are secure with these then the most commonly mis-spelled words.

Common words

Common misspellings

Pupils have homework due on 23rd October.  This is an activity grid based on WONDER. Their answers should be high level and quote the text as evidence.  They are worth up to 10 house points per question and I have high expectations. This was issued on 8/10/19

P7 Wonder Homework

We have been made aware of a French High School transition test where pupils will be tested on listening and writing in French.  They are expected to know basic French for conversation for speaking and writing.  We have revised this every year and have worked on it this month.  Some pupils asked for revision to give them a good grounding for the test (next month) I put this pack together.

french revision

There are also many fabulous French apps such as Duolingo which have been proven to improve French – even just by doing 5 minutes per day.

P3 homework Monday 9th OCtober

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 9th October

I’m not in class this week because Baby Buchan has decided to put in an early appearance. Apologies!

There is slightly less homework in this final week before the October break. I hope you all have a good rest.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan




On Mondays with Mrs Wallace the children have been learning about time and clocks. Please look for opportunities to reinforce this at home by:

  • discussing what the time is and when different things are going to take place
  • asking the children to practise reading the time from analogue clocks
  • discussing and measuring how many minutes and seconds it takes to do different things




The children will finish their class reading books in school on Thursday so there will not be any set reading coming home.

Having said that, please do encourage the children to keep on reading every day. If you are able to hear them out loud as well, that is enormously valuable.


We have begun to learn how to look up words in the dictionary. If you have a dictionary at home, try writing down three unusual words and challenging the children to find them. As all dictionaries are slightly different, you will need to choose some good words that are in yours.

If you do not have a dictionary at home (in this digital age) there are class ones that you would be welcome to borrow.

Please be aware that the children may need support with this. Alphabetical searching is tricky, but mastering this skill will pay off in a number of ways across different areas of learning.



Spelling words to practice this week are:

shop                 dish

fish                  shut

rush                 like

are                   time

for                   her

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

Primary 1 Homework 9/10/17

Phonics: We are now learning the next block of sounds: Please continue to revise the sounds, play games with them and make words.

Date Sound
Monday 9th October G Reading
Tuesday 10th October O Reading
Wednesday 11th October U Reading
Thursday 12th October Recap all three Reading
Monday 23rd October L Reading
Tuesday 24th October F Reading
Wednesday25th October B Reading
Thursday 26th October Recap all three Reading


Reading: Please help your child learn the words that are in their word box.

Letters: There is a letter about milk for the term from October to December – if you would like your child to have milk please send payment and the form back to school by Friday 13th October.

Our Harvest assembly is on Friday 13th October – please send any donations for this to school by Wednesday.

I look forward to seeing you for the parent consultations on Wednesday and Thursday this week. If you are unable to make the appointment please get in touch with me to arrange another one.

We finish on Friday 13th for the half-term break. Have an enjoyable week and see you on Monday23rd October.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P6 Spelling Homework 9.10.17

Monday 9th October

Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK words twice.

Chocolates – complete 2 activities from sheet

Lollipops – complete 2 activities from sheet

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

For Monday 23rd Ocotber