P2 Homework w.b 17/9/18

Apologises that the homework update is a little late in being posted this week.

For this week, the children will also have numeracy homework in their book bags – this has also to be completed for Friday and will be handed out today (Wednesday).

Reading: Please complete the pages written inside your child’s reading record.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ng’ sound, this should be the next list in your child’s jotter. Along with writing their spelling words in their jotter, children can also practise their words in bubbles, sand etc – to make learning them more fun and engaging! (In class, we like to use whiteboards and play dough!)

Numeracy – For homework, they have a worksheet that has various questions on it – e.g. half of 8 is. Please complete this for Friday! 

On days when there is no  homework please encourage your child to read something that they enjoy, so they are still gaining this reading practice.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller






HOMEWORK (For Monday)
We have been working on decimals and place value. Pupils can always do extra work on Numeracy using Sumdog, topmarks or nrich.  I will put together a suitable list of websites.
Decimals 10,100,1000 worksheet to be done in new numeracy jotters.
Pupils will have spelling lists to learn – words coming from wrongly spelled words in their writing.
Pupils have also been doing research on who was to blame for the Titanic sinking – although this is not compulsory.
Please note that ALL pupils should have indoor shoes to change into.  This week only 7 pupils had a change of shoes.  Also a polite reminder that jogging bottoms are suitable for outdoor P.E. but are not part of our daily school uniform.
P7 Camp Parents Meeting
There will be a parent meeting for Primary Cluster 7 camp at Burnbrae Primary School on Monday 1st October at 7pm. This meeting is for parents only as the school hall is not big enough to accommodate parents and pupils. Mrs Cooney, Miss Maley and Mrs Craig will be accompanying the Primary 7 pupils to camp this year.
Newsletter had the wrong date – we go to The Poppy Factory on WEDNESDAY 7TH OF NOVEMBER – letter will follow

P1 Homework 17/09/18


Monday: Children will have the handwriting sheet for the letter ‘n’                 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday children will have some recap work on the last six sounds we have done – s a t i p n                                   

Sound Bags: Every child has a small bag with the sound cards in. Please use these cards to help your child make small 2 or 3 letter words, eg. sat   at   in   pin  pat  nap   pan.

Reading: We are continuing with wordless books at the moment. Your child will soon be bringing home a tin with the first words in, they need to learn these words for when they go onto the next stage of their reading books.


TOPIC: This term we will be learning about Early Man, if you have any large pieces of cardboard please could you send it in to help us make a cave.

We will also be looking at Harvest in a couple of weeks.

Please could you send in any clean boxes, yogurt pots, kitchen roll tubes, plastic containers etc for junk modelling. (NB No nut product containers please)

Events: The photographer from The Advertiser will be in school on Friday – please make sure your child is in school uniform. If you have not returned the letter to order copies of the paper please do so as quickly as possible.


If your child does not have both a t-shirt and shorts for PE please could you sen them in.

We have several items of uniform in our class which are unclaimed and have no name in if you are missing something please pop in. PLEASE NAME YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING.

Thank you,

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming




Eco Committee News #1 September 2018

ECO COMMITTEE NEWS  14th September 2018

 Welcome to our new Eco Committee, made up of pupils from P1-7, plus three teachers.

We’ve just held our first meeting and realize that we have a huge amount to do within school to improve our surroundings and live a more ‘green’ life.

Children these days are very clued up on environmental issues which is so heartening to see. The number one menace, that every single pupil cited, is litter in the playground. So, our first jobs are to source new litter pickers; complete a litter survey of the grounds and see where best to place bins; organise litter picking rotas across all classes; contact the Council to see if we could have bins with flaps to stop birds/wind taking litter out!

We’re also going to put new collection points for plastic bottles in each class and in the dining hall to ensure as much recycling is done as possible. We’ll create teams of helpers to help empty these bins along with the paper recycling bags each Friday.


Future projects include –

  • Investigating solutions to the milk cartons and straws issue
  • Reducing use of plastic (and disposable items) within school and dining hall
  • Checking that electrical items are switched off when not in use
  • Setting up a used school uniform rail
  • Growing fruit and veg
  • Fundraising for the Eco Committee
  • Presenting at Assemblies


As you can see, there’s so much to do but with our amazing team, we can do it!

‘Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean!’

 Go Eco Team Power !

Thanks for reading,

Miss Brunt, Mrs Watts and Miss Maley



P6 Homework and Update W/B 17.9.18

Hi all,

Here follows the homework and news for the week ahead.

Spelling – continue as normal with a new list of words.

Reading – We are over midway through Kensuke’s Kingdom in class and will  work on specific reading comprehension skills this week. Please encourage your child to read something else for pleasure at least 5 times per week. Thanks.

Numeracy SUMDOG – National Contest results .Congratulations to a P6 pupil ( identity to be revealed on Monday!) who came 559th in the National Maths Contest last week! To put this into perspective, 78,624 pupils across Scotland took part, answering between them over 20 million questions! So, to beat over 78, 000 other students in one week is pretty impressive! This person answered 926 questions with an average speed for each one of 2.6 seconds.  Well done!

This week, back to a new challenge within the class! Kee-eeeeep Maths-ing P6!

Other news

RUGBY continues on Monday. PE with myself on Thursday. Last week P6 loved an ‘island survival’ themed PE session, linked to Kensukes’ Kingdom so we’ll develop that this Thursday .

S.T.E.M ( Science Technology Engineering Maths) P6 will have at least one  session per week working on these aspects. Currently we’ve been exploring chain reactions with objects, the classic one being a row of dominoes knocking the next one over. We’ll try and develop this in the next couple of weeks and build up the challenge level. Even the simplest task involves much discussion about forces , observations, making fair tests, recording results, improving designs and so on. P6 seem to love this and vital life skills of co-operation, teamwork, perseverance, talking and listening were very much in evidence. Children were also including Word of the Day vocabulary in their explanations eg. The timing was crucial…we had to improvise…we had to show discipline!

 P6 Meetings and P6’s Got Talent!

The final 40 minutes of the week on a Friday have been set aside for a class meeting. Here we can discuss the week that’s gone by and update all for the following week ahead. We also have a slot for anyone who wants to entertain us by showing off a hidden talent! This is a low key affair, it’s not meant to be anything grand but we’ll pick the ‘acts’ before each Friday so a wee bit of  practice can take place.


 Uniform – a gentle reminder that children should be wearing school uniform – our colours are green and black.  Not all children are coming into class with indoor shoes. I’ll try and check up on this further, especially as the weather is wetter and muddy footprints over indoor floors are not desirable!

Thanks for your support,

Miss Sara Brunt

P3 Homework w/b 10.9.18

Hi all,

Our sound this week is silent K therefore spelling homework is from the silent K list on the spelling sheet.  This week we have also been working on descriptive writing so where possible in your child’s final sentences can you encourage them to use WOW words (descriptive vocabulary) as far as possible.

The homework grid I mentioned last week I have decided to hold off on until further notice.

Reading homework for this week is as follows:


The Lie Detector

Chpt 1+2 for Wednesday

Chpt 5+6 for Thursday

Chpt 7 for Friday


Hard to Please

P1-14 for Wednesday

P15-p21 for Thursday

p21 -End for Friday


Survival Adventure

P1-p14 for Wednesday

P15-22 for Thursday

p22-End for Friday


Victorian Adventure

P1-p14 for Wednesday

P15-22 for Thursday

p22-End for Friday


The Laughing Princess

p1-8 for Wednesday

p8-p17 for Thursday

P17 – End for Friday

Polar Bears

Village in the Snow

p1-8 for Wednesday

p8-p17 for Thursday

P17 – End for Friday

We have also been doing lots of work on our two times table in class and understanding that 2 x 4 ,for example, means 2 groups of 4. Revision of this at home is optional but greatly appreciated.

Due to staffing there have been some changes in p3’s timetable and they will now take part in PE with me on a Wednesday and on a Thursday morning with Mrs Wallace. In addition to this we have also managed to secure a music spot with the amazing Ms Grigor on Friday!

Also a quick little reminder that individual and sibling photographs will be happening on Wednesday. Get ready to strike a pose p3!

Miss Ramsay

P5 Homework w/c 10.9.18


  • Spelling: I look forward to marking the first P5 spelling activity cards this week and setting new spelling pattern words for week 2 (remember complete green & red is optional).
  • Numeracy & Maths: pupils have been learning about 3-D shape in class and became familiar with their chosen shape by making nets. While we set-up spelling and reading strategies, I would ask pupils to carry on with their Times Table practice.
  • Reading: pupils have now learned their first Literacy Circle role, Illustrator and practised this using their class reading book/novel. Over the coming weeks we will continue to practise the other four roles so pupils will be ready to apply their learning to their reading homework.

Additional Information

Tuesday 11th 2018 Swimming Wk2, 11:00am to 12.30pm

Please ensure pupils bring their full swimming kit and wear weather appropriate jacket and shoes for the walk to the pool.

P5 Cross Country, 8 pupils will take part in this event.

Wednesday 12th 2018 Individual & Family photographs 

This is an opportunity to pop in after school to see the classroom and have a quick chat.

PE – Tuesdays will consist of P5 taking part in a block of swimming lessons from 4th Sept to 27th November 2018. The class will walk down to the pool with Mrs Donnelly and will return with Mrs Watts.

Many thanks,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P2 Homework w.b 10/9/18


Just a reminder that the school photographer will be in on Wednesday! 

Primary 2 will still have P.E on a Tuesday and a Thursday with me on a Tuesday and Mrs. Wallace on a Thursday. This commencing week is ‘Schools Fitness Week’ – this was created by Joe Wicks (more commonly known as The BodyCoach), and he will be creating a new 20 minute HIIT workout over three days for schools to take part in, so I am looking forward to taking part in this and keeping the children (and myself) fit.

Additionally, this coming week is  ‘Maths Week Scotland’ so I am going to join our class on SumDog and I have lots of fun maths activities planned for the week. (The children should all have their own individual SumDog logins in their bookbags! If not, let me know and I can get you a copy.)

Reading – The children will have reading homework on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. The pages for this will be written inside of their green reading records.

Spelling – This week we will be learning thethsound. I will put a copy of their spelling list inside their spelling jotter for them to practice through different activities (there should be an example list inside this jotter).

Also, Primary 2 will be starting their IDL topic this week which is Seashore! It’s going to be a very busy and fun week!

Miss Lauren Waller