💐P4 Homework & Update – March 2022

💐 March 2022 💐

Many thanks to all who have managed to meet with us to update progress on targets during Learning Trio sessions. It has been fabulous seeing how many pupils have achieved their targets and are confident setting next steps. There are only a few outstanding phone calls to take place.


  • 🔡Spelling: homework tasks consist of pupils writing new spelling words in their homework jotter on Wednesday each week. At home they should use:

                    LOOK   THINK/SAY  COVER   WRITE   CHECK

  • 🔤 writing out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete an activity card which will earn pupils credit card points. Completed spelling homework should be returned the following Monday to be marked and the next spelling pattern will be given for homework on Wednesday each week. All activities are discussed in class so your child should be able to complete these tasks independently or with minimal adult support.
  • 🔢Numeracy & Maths: each week an activity sheet will be given to practise work which has been taught in class. Pupils can write straight onto this sheet so no need to copy into their jotters and this can be returned in their folder on Monday of the following week.
  • 📚Reading: all pupils have been allocated a reading book which goes home once or twice per week to be read with an adult. It is extremely important that this activity is done at home as only through regular reading practice, will children improve this valuable life skill! Please ensure your child’s reading book is returned to school on the date written on the bookmark. It would also be helpful if you could initial this when you have heard your child read.
  • 👟PE/Health & Wellbeing: this will be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities where possible and to that end, can children please come dressed for outdoor PE on Monday and Wednesday each week.  An outdoor kit will consist of trainers, shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings, t-shirt, fleece and outdoor showerproof jacket. We still don’t have a changing area at present so children will wear their kit for the day. Additionally, please ensure pupils bring a water bottle to keep hydrated.

Additional Information

🧑‍🏫Student Teacher – I am sure we can all join together in thanking Mr Ferguson for his time spent with us and the enjoyable lessons the pupils have experienced with him. He will be missed when his placement finishes on Thursday 17.3.22 but I am sure we will see him again when he pops in for a visit.

🧧Mandarin – P4 will continue to take part in weekly, half hour Mandarin lessons every Wednesday morning.

💻Digital Devices – All pupils have had time to experience their new Chromebooks which will be going home for the first time w/b 14.3.22.  As the devices will follow pupils through their schooling, it is extremely important that they are taken care of and we ask that you ensure that pupils pack their device every morning for use in school. If they are forgotten then the office will phone home and request that it is dropped at school to ensure valuable learning is not missed.

👟Indoor Shoes –  All pupils have been requested to bring a pair of indoor shoes, suitable for PE, to school. This is to protect the school carpets which cost a great deal to clean.

🏫Whole School Assembly – We are delighted to be back together in the hall as a whole school to take part in weekly assemblies.

🌲Outdoor Learning – Pupils have been enjoying working on outdoor learning on Mondays with Miss Simpson. P4 have a two week slot in March and we then hope to make this a regular feature of our programme for pupils.

🚲Bicycle Pop Up Tent – On Friday 18th March 12pm – 2pm Midlothian Council youth workers will have the bicycle pop up tent in the playground. Pupils, parents and school staff will be able to have their bikes and scooters checked, serviced and any basic repairs done free of charge. Please bring bikes or scooters along and have them checked!

📅 Diary dates:

Wednesday 9th March 2022 – Usher Hall visit to take part in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra play, Gaspard’s Foxtrot, return 3pm

Friday 11th March 2022 – Dress down day in aid of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Children can wear blue and/or yellow to show support for Ukraine and make a monetary donation IF THEY SO WISH.  This is entirely optional.

Friday 18th March 2022 – Pop up bike tent, 12 – 2pm

If you have any queries regarding homework or wish to discuss another aspect of your child’s education please contact Mrs Roy or myself by email on our new address:



Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

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