Primary 6 – Week Beginning: 9.9.19


I would like to give a warm welcome to the pupils in P6 this year and all parents. It was a pleasure to meet those that were able to attend the ‘meet the teacher’ session a couple of weeks ago and I look forward to speaking with you all at a later date.

I feel that it has been a good start to the new term and I am enjoying getting to know all the pupils in P6! There have been many great lessons and activities that the pupils and I have shared already, such as our trip to Penicuik Cricket Club for a tournament and tag rugby every Thursday afternoon at the school. I have also been impressed with our French accents in the classroom during French lessons and the pupils’ eagerness to learn Mandarin each Wednesday with Mrs Sun.

Our class topic at the moment is the European Union! We are learning about the history, the membership countries, the purpose of it and the pros and cons to being a part of the EU, which we will link to current issues in the UK and BREXIT.

We are also currently enjoying a class novel called, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Each week we have been reading a chapter, discussing the main themes and doing class work based around the book.


Homework each week will consist of;

  • Spellings written into our homework jotters on a Tuesday, to be learnt for dictation on a Friday.
  • Reading will be set from the reading books each pupil reads during class time. The pages to be read for homework will be set on Monday or Tuesday and can be seen in the pupils’ reading diaries.
  • Other (Maths / Writing and Grammar / Topic) – This homework will be set in discussion with Mrs. Wallace and I. This will not be every week.

Thank you all for your support,

Mr. Nelson

Primary 3 Homework (due Friday 13th September)

Hello all, I hope you and your families have had a restful weekend!

This week’s homework is similar to last week’s – spelling will be the silent ‘k’ pattern (If your child is doing Read, Write, Ink that homework will be instead of spelling). I have also noted reading homework in your child’s record – due Wednesday and then Friday.

I intend on beginning optional maths homework this week, and will make an announcement when that comes out.

Please note that the school photographer will be in tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday, so please ensure that your child comes in full school uniform.

Thank you!

Mr McGaff

P2 Homework w.b. 9.9.19

Hi all,

The school photographer will be in on Tuesday and Wednesday so please ensure your child comes dressed in full school uniform.

Just a reminder that for the September break the pupils are off Monday (16th) and Tuesday (17th), they return on Wednesday (18th). 

Reading: Please ensure you are going over your child’s words alongside completing their daily reading, as this will help their confidence grow when reading. I will be assessing key word recognition this week so some groups may change stages in their reading books.

Spelling: We will be learning the ‘th’ sound this week, so the list contains words with this sound.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

P7 News W/B 9th September 2019

Hi all,

Last week was very busy with three outings so this week is back to normal!

Independent Study Task – Apologies for not handing this out last week. Children have two tasks to complete by this  Friday please. A measuring  task and a times tables task. I will send this home on Monday.

School Photographer – I believe school photos may be taken on Tuesday or Wednesday this week but I’ll confirm with the children on Monday.

Events this week:

Monday – Music and Choir.

  • Running Club or Basketball for those who signed up (Lunchtime clubs)

Tuesday PE       Photos?

WednesdayPE     Photos? 

  • Drawing Club for those who signed up for this                ( Lunchtime)

Thursday   – Rugby (pm)

  • Explorers’ Club (Lunchtime)

**September Holiday Reminder**

Next Monday and Tuesday are holidays for pupils ( 16th and 17th September) Children should attend school this Friday (13th) as normal.

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt


Primary 5

All the children appear to have settled back into school quickly and are ready to get on with learning. We welcome Liam into our class this year.

Miss Amy Clements is a teaching student on a placement with us until February.

Just to remind you Mrs Cumming will be in class on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Hinton on Wednesday and Thursday, we will alternate on Fridays.

Please ensure that your child has their reading book and diary every day as reading will take place daily (with the occasional exception) with homework given.  All children should have a T-shirt and shorts for PE to be kept in school.

Monday: Music with Miss Grigor and spelling homework given out to be returned on Friday.

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: Mandarin

Thursday: PE with Mrs Duncan and Numeracy homework given out to be returned the following Wednesday.

Friday: Assembly

Literacy and Numeracy will be taught every day. The class will also be continuing to learn French, Topic, Science, Health and Wellbeing, Maths, Religious and Moral Education, Handwriting, ICT and problem solving.

Every child will be given a times tables challenge card. This is to help them learn their tables and will be awarded certificates on successful recall of times tables facts. Please make sure your child has this with them every day. If your child feels they are ready to be tested on a times table they should let us know.

Next week: The school photographer will be in school on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year.


Karen Hinton and Lisa Cumming

Primary 3 Homework (due Friday 6th Sept)

Hello everyone,

I am happy to let you know that we are finally beginning to get into our homework routine of issuing it on Mondays and returning it on Fridays, starting today! I have put a list of spelling words to practice in each jotter, and the choice is yours as to how you want to practice these (some suggested activities include look, say, cover, write and checkrainbow writing and silly sentences). Since last week’s homework only came back today I haven’t had a chance to mark it yet, so I’ll mark both sets of homework when I collect this week’s work. Mrs Welsh and I have also put reading tasks in the class’ reading records. Completing these will be very beneficial when it comes to reading groups! If you have any questions about homework, feel free to email me at or catch me after school.

Best wishes,

Mr McGaff