P3 Update and Homework w/c 5.11.18

Hi all,

Homework Schedule

Up until now we have been operating on homework being distributed on Tuesday and being due on the Friday however quite a few of the kids have been concerned that they didn’t have enough time to get everything done due to out of school commitments. Therefore Spelling homework will now be handed out on Tuesday and be due in the following Monday so everyone has equal opportunity to do it.

This week our sound is soft g as in giant, magic and gym and understanding that just as soft c’s ”best friends” ( letters that must follow to soften then sound are i, e and y so too are soft g’s. We are also working on proper nouns. Whilst there are no specific homework dedicated to this I would encourage you to challenge the children to find them in stories or in the environment around them.


Just so you are aware p7 will be selling poppies throughout the week should your child want to purchase one with the suggested donation being £1. Also our Remembrance service lead by p7 is this Friday at 10:55am.

NSPCA Online safety for parents/carers

We are lucky enough this week to have people in school from th NSPCA running a course on online safety for parents and carers in the community rooms on Friday the 9th of November at 9:30-10:30.  You are all welcome to come along if you are free to join.

November Newsletter

A copy of this has gone home today with children however I do appear to have a large amount left over. This is a handy thing to have as it has all the dates for your diary so if you do find you need a copy of this just let me know and I will pass it along. Also you will find that Christmas Fair Friday is down for Friday the 30th of December. This is a misprint as we will all be off enjoying our winter holidays by then! The date of the fair is in fact November 30th. 



Cool Clive and the Little Pest

Whilst I appreciate this does seem like a large amount of reading the chapters in this book are very short.

Chapters 1 and 2 for Wednesday

Chapters 3, 4 and 5 for Thursday

Chapters 6 and 7 for Friday

Polar Bears

Underground Adventure

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-18 for Thursday

p19-24 for Friday


The Outing

p1-8 for Wednesday

p9-18 for Thursday

p19-24 for Friday


Jungle Shorts

Chapter 1 for Wednesday

Chapter 2 for Thursday

Chapter 3 for Friday


What was it like? 

A particularly apt book for this time of year given it discusses war and its impact on children on the home front during WWII. This may be something you wish to discuss with your child when reading as we are in the lead up to our Remembrance assembly.

p1-12 for Wednesday

p13-22 for Thursday

p23-32 for Friday


P5 Homework & update w/c 05.11.18

Dear Parents/Carers,


  • Spelling: everyone now seems familiar with the spelling activity cards with pupils enjoying the variety of activities and option to complete as much as schedules permit. All pupils are aware of the homework expectation but I would remind parents to initial or sign homework jotters to prove that red activities have been complete.
  • Numeracy & Maths: pupils have now moved on to the 7 times table and should practise this whenever possible. We are also learning about money, value and written examples of larger numbers. Homework will consist of a mixture of activities to consolidate learning from class work.
  • Reading: pupils have now learned all 5 Literacy Circle roles; Illustrator, Word Wizard, Question Writer, Summariser and Predictor. They have chosen novels and have completed their first LC homework role at home with follow-up book group in class. I will evaluate one group per week over the course of a 6 week period and slips will be glued into jotters. I would please remind pupils to ensure LC homework is completed at the back of their spelling jotters. Good luck with this, you are already off to a flying start.

Additional Information

Monday 5th November 2018Flu Vaccinations

Tuesday 6th November 2018 Swimming Wk9, 11:00am to 12.30pm

Please ensure pupils bring their full swimming kit and wear weather appropriate jacket and shoes for the walk to the pool. There has been quite a number of children forgetting their kits and having to phone home to have these delivered into school. Please encourage pupils to take responsibility for this and not rely on someone else to organise. Perhaps setting a reminder to save an extra trip to school would help!

PE – Tuesdays will consist of P5 taking part in a block of swimming lessons from 4th Sept to 27th November 2018. The class will walk down to the pool with Mrs Donnelly and will return with Mrs Watts. Mrs Roy will take the class for an hour of PE on Thursdays.

Thursday 8th November 2018 – P4 & P5 music course from Dunedin   Consort (5 weeks)

Friday 16th November 2018Rainforest Assembly

P5 have been working hard throughout their Rainforest topic and would like to show-case their learning to the whole school and after to parents on Friday 16th November. Slips inviting parents/carers to attend on this date at 11:50am for a 20 minute assembly will be sent home this week. Pupils will be able to leave with parents after the assembly but please inform myself before you leave the building.

Friday 23rd November 2018– ‘Sustainable palm oil’ Bake Sale

P5 are in the process of organising a bake sale to raise funds for the adoption of our class Orangutan, Keke and hope to host this to all pupils and teachers during the morning 0f Friday 23rd November. Details to follow.

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy



P2 Homework w.b 5.11.18


The children have their flu vaccinations tomorrow, Monday 5th November.

Also, Nativity will kickstart tomorrow with some auditions! The children will have the opportunity to audition for a speaking part in the Nativity. We will also begin learning the songs this week, too.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ll’ sound, therefore the spelling list will contain words with this sound.

Numeracy: Please complete the BIG Maths worksheet that is in your child’s bookbag. It contains a variety of numeracy questions (halving, addition, and subtraction).

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller


P6 Homework W/B 5th November 2018

Hi all,


Homework this week:

P6 have all received a reading journal (RJ)and we’ve had a good chat about homework being completed to a high standard and delivered in on time. Credits to be earned, P6! The Homework Bank account sheets are ready! Children should have their reading book and RJ in their bags daily.

Reading – Finish Task One from the RJ and start Task Two for next week.

Spelling – new lists will be copied down on Monday.

MathsTime – A time worksheet will be sent home to be completed for next Monday please.

PE – Tuesday and Thursday – continuing on with decision making in sport, through netball.

French and Mandarin – Miss Dickson will begin a block of French revision this term and also, P6 will begin to have  tuition in Mandarin, starting on Wednesday. More info to follow next week.

Science – Last week P6 wrote up a science report detailing how they investigated the absorbency of three materials. They also carried out tests to find the bounciest ball in the PE cupboard! All these experiments are developing the notion of fair test investigations.

P6s Got Talent – Every Friday, after our P6 Meeting ( when we discuss the week that’s gone , the week ahead and AOB. A secretary takes minutes!), we have twenty minutes of talent showcasing. So far, we’ve had singing, tenor horn playing, jokes, magic tricks and funny little comedy sketches. Anyone can perform- it’s great fun and super for developing confidence in a very friendly, supportive and informal setting. So, P6, give it a go!

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

P7 CAMP – They have arrived!

P7 arrived safely at Dalguise and have already had fun doing a couple of activities.  They are having a ball and are looking forward to the evening events.

There is an ASG camp twitter page where group leaders will tweet news, photos and videos throughout the camp – please follow @lasswadecamp to be kept in the loop.  Signal at Dalguise is limited so this really is the best way.

P1 29/10/2018

Homework this week:

Reading: See blue reading diaries and continue to learn the words from their word boxes.

Phonics:  The sounds we are learning this week are – l, f, b. Please complete the relevant sheet in their red book. Also please use the sound cards every child has to help them learn the sound and to build words with.

Other News:

Miss Maley is attending camp this week with the P7s. I will be taking the class for the week,

Halloween Disco: Thursday 1st November – fun and games for all! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nativity…I know…Already!! The children are beginning to learn the songs for the nativity and next Monday they will have the opportunity to audition for a speaking part in the performance.

Mrs Cumming

P3 Homework 29/10/2018

Hi all ,

As you know Friday was our class assembly and you should all very proud, your kids were amazing. I was super proud of their confidence and all the hard work they put into their assembly.


This week our sound of the week is soft c as in pencil, price, circus where  the c makes an s sound. A new spelling list will be sent home with your child this week starting with this sound. I will also be sending home a ”spelling menu” which is more or less the same as the previous different spelling activities that was sent home before the holidays however this keeps them all to the one sheet of paper. Can I ask that each time you complete a task can you tick and date the box and colour the box green once the task has been completed 3 times. This just allows me to keep track of tasks being completed at home.



The Terrible Birthday Present

I do know that some of the children in this group have previously read this book in p2  however this week we are focussing on punctuation and it’s impact on how we read rather than fluency. We are discussing  expression and pauses as well as talking about how the writer may justify their use of punctuation. 

Monday – Chapter 1

Tuesday –  Chapter 2

Wednesday- Chapter 3

Thursday-Chapter 4


Princess Pip’s Holiday

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday – Chapter 2
Wednesday- Chapter 3
Thursday-Chapter 4


Green Island

Tuesday – p1-10

Wednesday – p11-20

Thursday – p21-32


The Lost Key

Tuesday – p1-10
Wednesday – p11-20
Thursday – p21-32

Polar Bears


Tuesday – p1-8
Wednesday – p9-16
Thursday – p17 – 24

Primary 7 Cluster Camp information

On Tuesday, pupils should arrive in school from the main entrance and congregate in the expressive arts hall.  The bus hopes to leave Loanhead at 9.30 so pupils should arrive no later than 9am

Please can pupils wear their red hoodies.

No money, electronics, phones or food should be taken to camp and they will be confiscated.

Please give medication to a staff member on arrival.

There will be an ASG camp twitter page where group leaders will tweet news, photos and videos throughout the camp – please follow @lasswadecamp to be kept in the loop.  Signal at Dalguise is limited so this really is the best way.