P2 Homework W/B 13.11.17

**Dates for Diary**

Nativity 2017

P1 and P2 will be performing ‘Lights, Camel, Action!‘ on Monday 11th December at 2pm. Each pupil can invite 2 members of his/her family to come and watch. More info will follow about parts, lines, costumes etc.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair will be on Friday 1st December from 12:30pm. Once again, P1 and P2 will organise the toy stall so if your child has any unwanted toys in good condition, please send these in. Thanks in advance!

Homework this week

Spelling – List  o– 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 ‘o’ into an ‘oh’.

Reading – as normal. Please send book bags in daily.

NumeracyNumber Tennis– please play this game with your child- it’s free and needs no resources! Pairs to ten; you say 6 and the child should say 4. You say 5 and the child should say 5.  You say 7 and the child should say 3…and so on! The aim is for instant recall.

Numeracy Poster Design –  Thanks SO much for the posters already handed in – what a talented , creative bunch we have in P2!

Sumdog Challenge – a new challenge is ready, called P2 Mix-up. This should cover add/subtract, some time and some fractions questions. 100 points to collect. Good luck!

PEWednesday (Athletics) and Thursday (PE with Mrs Duncan). The athletics sessions have been going very well with Craig and he has been working P2 very hard!

Topic – We have been reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’ and should read chapters 3 and 4 this week. Our student teacher Miss Jeffcott has many more fun activities planned covering astronomy, nocturnal animals and science.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt


P6 Homework 10/11/17

All groups have reading homework for next week and they also need to complete a reading activity in their reading jotter.

All pupils have a numeracy worksheet to complete for Friday 17/11/17. Apologies – pupils did not get their numeracy homework as promised last week. A few copying issues!

Christmas Card Orders

Your child should have brought their Christmas card design home this week, last day for ordering is Friday 10th AT THE VERY LATEST.  We will start collating them on Wednesday.

The designs are looking fantastic and this is also a great fundraiser for school funds too.

Thank you for your support

P7 News and Homework 6/11/17

P7 have their trip to the poppy factory on Thursday morning so require a packed lunch. Many people still need to return the £3 for the poppy factory with the permission slips, the £3 for Sky and permission trip are also due – a few people have returned the slips only.

I still require a parent helper for Thursday – please let me know if you can help k.hinton@mgfl.net

Homework this week (for Fri):

All groups have reading with associated activities

There is a Remembrance worksheet Poppy Homework-1jfar62

Maths Homework (to be completes in jotters) – Time Homework 6.11.17-23pxozv

Thanks to the 12 who handed in their homework on Fri, surprises may be in store!

Poppies are on sale this week – 50p/£1 suggested donation

Christmas Card order form should be sent home – please return by Friday

Gentle reminder that pupils should not cycle or scoot in playground and could water bottles have only water in them please.


Primary 3 Homework – Week from 7th November

P3 are going to Ancient Egypt! This will be our project through November, building up to 7th December when we will visit the National Museum of Scotland. Please do ask the children what they’ve been finding out. Some of them have also mentioned looking online or in the library and may need help with this.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



On reflection, last week’s money homework was probably better suited to the skills we are working on this week.

The focus so far has been finding the total of a set of coins or notes. This would be a great thing to practise if you trust the children with your purses and wallets!

We are now moving onto the next skill, choosing which coins or notes to give in payment for an item, trying to use the fewest possible coins and give exact change.

The final skill we will work on is giving and checking change. This is tricky! Again, real life examples are great practice.

The Top Marks link covers the second and third of these skills really well. All the children should be working on mixed coins rather than one coin. I would suggest starting at up to £1 and then going up to £5 or £10 as confidence grows.




Pages from class books will be written down in the grids as usual. This week we are switching from fiction to non-fiction. As well as hearing children read out loud, it will also be helpful to discuss with them how to use features like a contents page, index and glossary to find information.



Developing our VCOP skills for writing (vocabulary, connectives, openers, punctuation) we have been focussing on adjectives. In class we call them describing words.

For homework, please could the children use adjectives to describe a place or an object. This could be done as a list or in sentences. In class we say that describing words should help the reader to imagine what a place or thing is really like.



Spelling words to practice this week are:

cake                 game

made               save

snake               plate

himself            everything

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.

P1 Homework 6/11/17

P1 Homework – week beginning 6/11/17

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 6th Nov ai Reading
Tuesday 7th Nov j Reading
Wednesday 8th Nov oa Reading
Thursday 9th Nov Recap all three Reading
Monday 13th Nov ie Reading
Tuesday 14th Nov  ee  or Reading
Wednesday15th Nov z Reading
Thursday 16th Nov Recap all three Reading


Reading: Please help your child learn the words that are in their word box and continue reading as per their reading card.

Letters: There is a letter about the Christmas Fair in your child’s bag. P1 And P2 are collecting second-hand/unwanted toys and books.

Flu Vaccine: The children who have returned their forms will have their flu vaccine on Monday 6th November.

Date for the diary: The P1 /P2 Nativity is on Monday 11th December, time to be confirmed.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P2 Homework W/B 6.11.17

Homework this week

Spelling – List  i– 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 ‘i’ into an ‘igh’.

Reading – as normal. Please send book bags in daily.

NumeracyLearnIts  this week will be stories of 10.

0 + 10        1 + 9           2 + 8            3 +7              4 + 6             5 + 5  ( and vice versa)  Numeracy Poster Design – Can your child design and make a Story of 10 poster, using the above sums? I’ll go over this in class with the children. To be ready for next Monday.

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


Miss S Brunt

P6 Homework 3/11/17

All pupils have reading homework for next week. Pupils have noted the date due in their Reading Homework Jotter.

All pupils will be given  a numeracy worksheet on Tuesday  7/11/17 to complete for Friday 10/11/17.

Please return Christmas card design on Wednesday 8/11/17.