I sent out a letter on Thursday regarding our school trip to Rosslyn Chapel, if this could be signed and returned to school by Friday 6th March, it would be greatly appreciated. We are only out of school for the morning so children will be back in time as usual for school lunches.
Miss Clements will be joining us in P2 from Monday 9th March and will be with us until the end of the school year. She has been working with P5 since August and we are very excited for her to join us!
World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March – please see the post below regarding what is happening on this day.
Homework for the week:
Reading: Children will be receiving non-fiction books, as this will be our focus for the week. There will also be a worksheet relating to their book put into their book bags on Tuesday to be completed for Friday.
Spelling: We are learning the ‘igh’ sound – for example, light and fight. Please complete the list in the spelling jotter.
Miss Lauren Waller (L.Waller@mgfl.net)
Please see below.
World Book Day Thursday 5th March
This year, instead of dressing up, we would like all children to produce a 3D model of their favourite character or book. Anything can be used to produce this but it must be 3D.
Some suggestions for the base: different size/shape boxes, tubes, potatoes, origami, lego or other construction materials, eggs (hard boiled). These can then be painted and decorated with anything of your choosing.
If anyone needs any help from school please let us know.
We will have an exhibition of all the models for the classes to view. There may even be some prizes too!
We will be giving out the vouchers for a free book on Thursday too.
Below is the link to the World Book Day website. Here you will find lots of fun activities and ideas to encourage your child with reading for enjoyment.
On Thursday we will be doing ‘Drop Everything And Read’ your child can bring a book from home if they would like to…when the bell rings in school they will stop whatever they are doing and read for pleasure. We will be counting up the number of stories we share with each other from Monday until 29th March as part of the ‘Great Story Share’.
In school we will do some story sharing among other fun activities.
Update for the Talent Show:-
The bar will be open from 6:15pm – 11pm.
We will have a program of events , order of performance etc on the night.
This has been selected at random.
First performance is 7pm so please arrive sharp as not to disturb performances. If you child is performing please arrive in plenty time !
There are tickets left for anyone wishing to come along and support our acts!
P3’s homework this week is business as usual (spelling due Friday, half book for Wednesday, whole book for Friday). The spelling pattern we are practising is /oi/, which is as follows:
For maths this week, we will be continuing our time topic by looking at the 24 hour clock. If possible, try and remind your child of any 24 hour clocks around their home (phone clocks, alarm clocks, digital watches ect.) and see if they can tell you what time they are showing!
Thanks a lot,
Here is a schedule for the week:
Monday – Primary 6 took part in an all day event, learning about Scotland’s young Tommy Morris, the youngest ever Open Golf champion. They learnt various life skills that everyone will be able to use in everyday life.
Tuesday – Outdoor journeys has been moved to Tuesday due to the Young Tommy Morris life skills event taking place on Monday.
Pupils taking part in outdoor learning with Mrs. Duncan, remember to bring your outdoor and waterproof clothes.
Wednesday – Good luck to all pupils taking part in the Athletics competition against schools from right across Edinburgh. I know you will all represent Loanhead Primary well, and I hope you enjoy the competition!
Skiing will be on as usual. Those taking part in the Athletics competition that normally ski, will be transported to Hillend ski centre.
For the rest of the class, remember to bring your ski clothes and water bottle.
Thursday – PE in the afternoon, so please remember to bring your kit to change into.
Friday – In the evening time, 7:30pm start, there is Loanhead’s got Talent! Please grab your ticket fast, as they will go quick. £3.50 a ticket. I want to wish those pupils in P6 taking part, the very best of luck!
Spelling Dictation is due on Friday 28th February, so remember to practise those spellings.
Maths revision sheet will be handed out on Friday 28th February. This will be due on Friday 6th March.
Thanks for your support,
I just want to say a big thank you to you all for getting in all the trip permission so quickly last week as I know it was extremely last minute. We did really enjoy the trip. The staff at Rosslyn chapel told us stories of the green men who bring Spring which are carved around the chapel. We then created our very own butterflies and caterpillars, many of which I imagine you have seen at home.
We have now finished our blocks of phonic sounds ending on wa as in wash or water and pu as in pushed or pulled. We have now moved on to different phonic blends that start words. This week we are learning ‘sl’ ‘bl’ ‘cl’ ‘gl’ ‘fl’ and ‘pl’. There is no set homework for this however if you wish to do additional work at home on this just let me know and I will get some together.
Wed – Whole Book
Biffs- The Rope Swing
Kippers – The Toy’s Party (NEW STAGE)
Floppy’s -This and That (NEW STAGE)
All the Best,
This week we have PE Monday and Tuesday and we have a block of Rugby on Thursday too.
Pupils also have daily reading homework which should be part read aloud for most children and discussed with parents. All groups also have spelling words and are required to write each word 3 times and then write them in sentences/story/funny paragraph/letter – to show they understand the word in context.
Pupils also have Week 1 of their Alien literacy homework due for Friday, each child has a copy of the 6 week homework block but you can also Click here for more info . This can be done in jotters, on a computer and emailed to email@example.com or pupils can share with me on GLOW -Pupils all have passwords to access this at home.
MATHS – Pupils all have goals in numeracy – they will have specific learn its or times tables to learn and are required to practise these at home regularly. Try also counting up in 6’s, 7’s and 8’s starting from random numbers e.g. 17 and see how fast they can do it forwards and backwards.
Pupil Presentations – Presentations will take place between 11th March and the end of term. Pupils have sheets home to create a “big question” – see my example below. For Friday they should bring their big question to discuss with me and then they will choose their date. This is part of our literacy curriculum and is a requirement to pass First level and beyond. All pupils will be supported to present to their peers as this ensures consistency, fairness and learning.
Dolphin presentation example (1) Mrs Hinton
Loanhead’s got talent is on Friday – £3.50 a ticket, please come along and support the children and raise money for the Parent Council funds.
Last week was Health Week and we explored emotional states through role play in drama. However, there’s still a bit to do in the next few weeks and this will be supported by our upcoming Headstrong programme. Thanks to PC Anderson for delivering a very meaningful and thought provoking lesson about substance misuse and the potential consequences of this.
We should have a block of rugby with Bradley on Thursday afternoons.
Reading will focus on comprehension skills – strategies to rigorously interpret texts both fiction and non-fiction. There will also be some tasks to try at home for the next few weeks.
Schedule for the week:
Music AND PE with Mrs D ( timetable change for one week)
Tommy’s Honour – A day’s programme developing life skills through learning about the golfing achievements of Tommy Morris.
Wednesday: COUNTY ATHLETICS CHAMPS!!! GOOD LUCK LOANHEAD PS!!!
PE – for those in school, we’ll still have our PE session.
Independent Study Task = A reading comprehension sheet will be sent home.
Rugby – bring PE clothes to be able to play rugby outside in the MUGA.
Friday – REMINDER
‘Loanhead Primary has Talent’ is on Friday evening at the Loanhead Miners Club and tickets (£3.50 per adult/children are free) can be purchased at the school office. The doors open at 6:15pm, for a 7pm start.
That’s all for now!
Miss S Brunt