Primary 3 Homework – 29th May to 4th June

Primary 3 Homework – 29th May to 4th June

On 5th June we are celebrating the 10th birthday of Ramsay Campus. A note about this went home on Friday, but in the happy rush of the Summer Fair some were left behind. If you would like another copy then please let me know.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday or Thursday. As mentioned in Mrs Donnelly’s letter a few weeks back, please let me know if you would like to have a look at the Living and Growing materials we will be using in June.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



Pupils have got to grips with reading measurements from different equipment, but quite a few are still shaky on remembering the different units.

Below is a link to a super game which revises everything we have looked at regarding mass, capacity and length.

Confusions to watch out for:

  • The game talks about “mass” and “capacity” which are strictly the correct terms, but we have also talked in class about “weight” and “volume”.
  • The game requires you to spell the whole words for units (e.g. “kilograms” rather than just “kg”) and we have not practised this very much (see spelling below).



Reading grids will come home as usual, along with unfinished quizzes on Thursday.



As mentioned above, we have not much chance to practise writing out the full names of all our units.

gram               kilogram

litre                 millilitre

metre              centimetre

millimetre       kilometre

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

P2 Homework W/B 28.5.17

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – Practise words on the third page of the spelling booklet please.

Reading – Non-fiction task from last week – children need to choose one page from their information book to read aloud. Towards the end of the week, we’ll return to story books.

Topic – We’re finishing off the sea topic soon. This week we’ll take a more detailed look at sea life, in anticipation of our trip to Deep Sea World next week. We’ll also briefly look at the history of seaside holidays.

Events this week:

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

Parents EveningWednesday from 5:30 pm.

Parents AfternoonThursday from 3:30 pm.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt


P1 week beginning 21.05.18

Hi all hope you had a nice long weekend!


Our homework this week:


  • Reading– New reading books were issued today. Children should continue to read these each night.
  • Common words– This week our common words are: by, what, all and were. These are in the green jotters.
  • Words in tins– most children will have had new words added to their tins this week. Children should continue to practise these at home.
  • Rhyme– Our rhyming sounds this week are “ay” and “ill”. Children will have homework based on these on paper and these should be completed in green jotters.


Events this week:


Summer Fair- Our summer fair will be held this Friday (25th May) at 11am. Could parents please collect children at 11am from their classroom. Children were given letters out about this on Friday.


PE– This week children will be having PE on Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember to bring in kit.


Library books– There are still a few outstanding library books from this class, can you please make sure all library books are returned as soon as possible.


What we are learning this week:


Maths/Numeracy- This week we will be continuing with number structures to 10 and will be revising addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at money and being able to give the correct change as part of our maths.


Literacy– We will be continuing to look at rhyme and our rhyming sounds this week are “ay” and “ill”.


Other– We will still be looking at the 5 senses for our topic and will be looking at taste this week. We will also be learning numbers 1-10 in French.


Thank you for your continued support,


Miss Cummings.

P3 Homework from 22nd May

Primary 3 Homework – 22nd May to 28th May

Now that the pupils have built up their Powerpoint skills they are making presentations about a subject of their own choice. This has involved learning about online image searches. Within school we have a secure filter system to prevent inappropriate results from showing up. If the children are searching at home, however, you may need to keep an eye on this activity. Online safety is something we talk abut as a class, but I thought it would be worth flagging this up to parents also.

The Parent Council are very grateful for all the prizes that have come in so far. Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



To finish our work on measure we are looking at volume (this week) and area (next week).

At home, can you find, draw and label:

            Something that has a volume less than 500ml

            Something that has a volume between 500ml and 1l.

            Something that has a volume of 1l or more.

Use a kitchen jug to practise measuring out:





Reading grids will come home as usual, along with unfinished quizzes on Thursday.

Anyone in the Owls or Eagles reading groups, please note that there are more pages than usual to read for Thursday 24th.



Here are some words that lots of us have been finding tricky.

train                sister

might               shovel

meet                sick

meat                gun

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

P2 Homework W/B 21.5.18

Hi all,

Here is the homework for this week.

Reading – Well done to all pupils who practised a poem for recital within class. We’ll return to normal reading books this week. Can you ensure that reading is practised regularly and that book bags are brought to school daily, with reading books inside. Thanks. 

Spelling – Homework now runs from Monday to Monday so does not need to be completed by Friday mornings anymore. List 2 this week please.

No numeracy homework this week.

Topic – We are continuing to study the sea and have been busy creating sea collages and writing imaginative stories. The science outcome this week is to learn more about food chains.

Request – I’ve planned an art activity which involves creating moulds of shells in plaster. We need small plastic tubs for this – butter spread type size of tubs- if you have any, can you send these in please. Thanks.

PE –  This will definitely be on Wednesday and possibly Thursday. We are having to work around demands on the hall timetable this week. We may be able to go outside for PE but this is weather dependent!

Parents Meetings – I gave appointment times out on Friday. If your time and date is not suitable, please contact the School Office.

The Summer Fair is on Friday this week at 11am. Thanks to all who donated tombola prizes. A letter is due to come out to confirm whether you ( or designated adult) is able to collect your child from class at 11 o’clock on Friday to enjoy the fair together. If not, your child will stay with myself or a Learning Assistant to visit the fair and be picked up from the class door as normal at 12:25pm. In this case, it is very helpful if the children have their own money to spend at the fair.

Deep Sea World – Just a gentle reminder to pay for the trip and complete the permission slip if you have not already done so.

That’s all for now!


Miss Sara Brunt


P7 Enterprise information and costs

Primary 7 have been working hard on the Virgin money enterprise £5 challenge.  They have looked at what makes a good business, skills needed to run a successful business and reflected on their own skills.  They have surveyed pupils and brainstormed enterprise ideas and have come up with their own projects to turn £5 into profit.  Pupils presented their ideas to Mrs Donnelly who gave them the go ahead.

All the projects will take place at different times.  P7 will go   round classes to tell them what is going on and I will send a netter out and update it here ASAP.  We have a bike and scooter wash, party punch, snow cones, mission impossible, lemonade stand, plant stall, lunchtime cinema, raffle, home baking and a lot more.

On Friday 18th snowcones (p6 and P7)and fruit punch (open to all)  will be available from break time (80/60p each).


Watch this space for all the information about other events.

Primary 3 Homework to 21st May

Primary 3 Homework – 15th May to 21st May

In ICT the P3 pupils have been doing fantastic work making presentations on Microsoft Powerpoint. If you would like to see your child’s presentation, please send me in an e-mail address.

In art we are beginning a short project looking at L. S. Lowry.

On Friday the children have the option to ‘dress down’ in aid of the Parent Council’s Summer Fair on 25th May. Rather than bringing money, anyone who wants to dress down is asked to bring a prize for the tombola. The prizes don’t need to be expensive at all and pre-loved items are very welcome.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



We are moving on to weight this week, weighing ourselves and all sorts of other things in class using different kinds of scales.

At home, please can you find and draw objects that weigh:

  • Less than 50g
  • Between 100g and 500g
  • More than 1kg

You could use kitchen scales, or food packaging usually has a weight on it.

If the children enjoyed the time game from last week, our final lessons on time should take us up to playing this at level 4.



Reading grids will come home as usual. Again, if children have already read the pages in class it is still very helpful for you to hear them re-read some out loud. Quizzes may also come home to finish.



For our spelling words, let’s practise the regular and irregular past tense verbs we have been learning about.

Words to practise this week:

walked             crept

stopped           got

crept                came

thought            played

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.

NEW Primary 7 post (May 2018)

This week there is homework on long multiplication, some pupils completed this in class though.  Revision on times tables and long multiplication would be an advantage for all.  We are revising French and pupils are encouraged to use apps such as Duolingo to revise what they have learned in primary and give confidence for high school.

PLEASE PLEASE can you send me P1 or photos of them at about that age –  I hope to have the book sent away by next week and have 6 photos of P7 when they were younger to include, it would be fun if we had more.  Please can the payment for the books be given to Mrs Hinton ASAP, all pupils have asked for one (cash only as some of the total price is being subsidised).

P7 outing – Dominion cinema and McDs for lunch.  The Parent event on the last Tues is usually a pizza and film but can be changed?

We had a visit from lasswade today, they spoke to the class about their high expectations and this included not being late, having right equipment and doing all homework.  Lunch n transition days is provided and pupils to wear full Loanhead uniform.

S1 uniform: Is not optional and includes white shirt, tie, blazer, black smart shoes (all compulsory). Black trousers (no jeans or leggings) or a skirt and thick black tights.  FULL CHANGE FOR PE to include black and white tshirt/shorts and sports shoes suitable for running etc (not converse).  Blazer and tie to be seen at all times when in the building.