Primary 2 Newsletter 15.10.21

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Please find this week’s newsletter attached. Well done to primary 2 for working so hard this term! I hope everyone has a lovely week off and I am looking forward to seeing them back on Tuesday 26th October.

Many thanks for all your support,

Mrs Lynch

Primary 2 Homework 12/10/21

Hello,

Our sound of the week is ‘ar’ and the class have come up with an impressive word-bank of words containing the sound ‘ar’.

The spelling words to practise at home this week are:

at     yes     slug     arm     hard

scarf     card     all     are     farmyard

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch

🌟 P1 News and Info 11.10.21

🍎School Lunches:

Your child will come home with a school lunch order form this week.  This is a 3 weekly rotating menu.  Due to Natasha’s law, Midlothian council would like parents to choose their child’s lunch in advance.  These menus run up until Christmas.

Please discuss lunch choices with your child, fill in the forms and return by WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER.  Lunches will be made to these forms so please ensure you choose something your child will at.  NOTE: You may still provide a home packed lunch if you prefer.

🌽Harvest: Please see previous post about Harvest donations for Woman’s Aid and bring in donations this week.

🎄Christmas cards:  Please can the card order form on the back of the design be returned to school with correct payment by Friday 15th October.  Even if paying by Parent Pay please return the order form to school.

📸Class Photos: Class photos will be taken on Wednesday/Thursday.  Children should wear school uniform or a school jumper at lease on these days.  Even if it is a PE day.

✅SeeSaw

You should have received a SeeSaw login code last week.  I am pleased to see most families have accessed it.  There will be no set homework this week  but I will set key words activities, sounds activities and number activities through seesaw.

Focus:

📗literacy – Making words using s,a,t,i,p,n and knowing these sounds. Key words stage 1 (and 2 for some)

🧮Numeracy – Knowing 0-10, 10-0, numbers before, after and in between to 10.  Some children confidently know this and are trying  numbers to15 with the same skills.

💻Digital activities:

I highly recommend the website “teach your monster to read” this is free.  The app is paid for but often goes free and I suggest getting it when it does because it is very beneficial.

We use topmarks games like these below, if you have time to explore these with your child I am sure they would really enjoy it:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue

Mrs H

k.hinton@midlothian.education

P5 Week beginning 11th October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week:

Reading – please see reading book for homework.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter for the pattern or sound they are learning.

P.E. is as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

On Monday, as part of the Midlothian Science Festival, we are taking part in a live session about Edinburgh Zoo.

Wednesday and Thursday is Class photo day. Please make sure your child is in school uniform. If it is a P.E. day then please can you send a school sweatshirt / jumper to be worn for the photo.

Wednesday we have Mandarin as normal.

Children have been given a shield to decorate in their house colours, if they are taking part in this competition it must be returned by Friday.

Christmas Cards and money are due back on Friday 15th October.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

l.cumming@midlothian.education

P6 Week Beginning 11.10.21

Hi all, 

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only. 

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be a revision of basic number patterns. 

For our Harvest collection, we will be collecting donations of non-perishable items and toiletries for Women’s Aid. Any donations will be gratefully received and should be brought in by Friday.

Whole class photos will be taken on either Wednesday or Thursday, please ensure your child comes with a school sweatshirt on these days. 

The weather is getting colder and wetter, so please make sure your child comes to school with suitable shoes and a coat for this weather. In addition, the classroom windows still need to be open for ventilation, so children may wish to bring in an extra jumper/hoody to keep warm. 

We will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am.

Holiday Reminder: School closes on Friday  15th October at 12:25pm and children will return to school on Tuesday 26th October. 

I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable October holiday, when it comes! 

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education 

P7 Info W/B 11th October

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – Group 1 have their next session on Monday 11th October.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

📷  P7 CLASS PHOTO – Wednesday 13th

🌾 HARVEST COLLECTION – P1 are collecting non perishable items to donate to Women’s Aid – if you are able to donate anything at all, please send these items in ASAP – thank you SO much!

👐PEER MEDIATION TRAINING – P7 will be trained to be peer mediators during sessions run by Tara Larkin, every Tuesday. Once trained, children can volunteer to take turns to be peer mediators in the playground – this means they can help to sort out any disputes between younger pupils.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – Sumdog maths challenge – Starts Monday

📚Reading – Can every child please have a personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

Recent News

IT –  Midlothian Council are in the process of migrating our IT systems to Google. In a few months time, we hope that each pupil will get their own device to use ( Chromebook). Children now have an ‘@midlothian.education‘ email address and new log-in details.

We have also successfully migrated into our new Google Classroom and very soon, I’d like to share some photo albums of recent events with you there.

My new email address :

s.brunt@midlothian.education

⛱️HOLIDAY REMINDER – School closes for the October break on Friday 15th at 12:25pm. Pupils resume on Tuesday 26th October and that first week back will be a whole school Health Week ( focus on food/ healthy lifestyles).

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework 5/10/21

Hello,

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

This week we are looking at the sound ‘qu’ and the spelling words are:

on     but     plum     quick     quiz

queen     squid     to     do     squirrel

Please could reading books and yellow reading records come into school Monday-Thursdays as we do reading daily in class. Please could children come with a waterproof jacket every day now that the weather is turning colder and wetter.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch