P2 Homework W/B 11.1.16

This week, the whole school is having a focus on finance. Following the success of our ‘Christmas Bank’ in December, where children had their own bank account and had to pay for activities, I will once again give each child £1 in plastic money to spend in the class shop and to pay for special activities. Children may also earn money for doing special jobs in class.  Other activities this week include:

  • Role play in the class shop ( as customer and as cashier)
  • Money Match challenges against the clock (on computers)
  • A Sumdog Challenge (Money to 20p)
  • Money problem solving tasks in pairs
  • Money worksheets

Growth Mindset and Learning Powers

We have been ‘learning about learning’ and have been discussing ways to improve our learning capacity by changing the way  we think about learning.

We have been using ” Instead of saying (something negative)…..try saying.(something positive)” See the picture below of our wall display.

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We have also been discussing ‘Learning Powers’ ; each one has a cartoon character to illustrate it and the children have made a little story to accompany each one. The ‘Learning Powers’ are:

  • Concentrate
  • Don’t give up
  • Co-operate
  • Be curious
  • Have a go
  • Be imaginative
  • Keep improving
  • Enjoy learning

Learning powers will make children more resilient, less worried about making mistakes and more able to become independent learners.

Homework this week:

Spelling – the focus sound is ‘ay’. As we are learning cursive writing now, I am sending home a cursive writing sheet with some ‘ay’ words on to practise. This may be challenging but am encouraging the children to think positively….


Reading homework as normal – check green homework bags (Mon or Tues)

Numeracy – A money problem sheet to complete

– A Sumdog challenge ‘P2 Money to 20p’ (this task is optional)

Events this week:

TuesdayAfrican Drumming session 1

Thursday and FridayPE

Thank you,

Miss Brunt




P7 Homework 8th January 2016


All groups have reading homework and a task to complete for Wednesday 13th/Thursday 14th January.


Focus on Finance. Pupils have a worksheet on budgeting to complete for Friday 15th January.Worksheet was issued on Friday 8th January.Pupils have been reminded that their work should be presented neatly and they should use a ruler if they need to draw lines.


Learn new vocabulary for weather for Thursday 14th January.Pupils should have taken home their French vocabulary jotter to help with this task but must remember to return it to school.

Primary 1 Homework

Happy new year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

As this is a short week, reading homework will not begin again until Monday.

Thursday 7th

New writing sheets have been added into the writing jotters today. Please encourage your child to sound out these words and write them down neatly into their jotters. Jotters will be collected on Monday.


Miss Conway

P2 Homework and Events List Wed. 6.1.16

A very Happy New Year to you all!

As this week is short, we will resume our normal homework routine next week. However, I would like the children to learn the calendar months in order so if they could practise reciting this, that would be very helpful.

Over the next few weeks, we will focus on money ( Finance Week starts on 11.1.16); we will have a ‘Scottish Week’ ( 25.1.16) and a focus on ‘Chinese New Year’ (8.2.16).

Please also note:

  • PE days will be on Thursday and Friday as usual.
  • Everyone should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.


Miss Brunt

A warm welcome

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I look forward to welcoming you into our learning community.

Mrs Diane Donnelly
Head Teacher