Homework P4 26/09/17


All children are learning when to use ck or k to end a word.

They have words and three activities to complete.

See jotters for words.


Write your words in the correct column     k         ck     or c

To earn 10 points on the Challenge grid. If anyone has lost this please let me know.

Tell an adult what your spelling rule is. Protector ck. Think of other rules we learned and try to teach someone at home.


Roald Dahl: See bookmarks  Tues, Wed,

J.K. Rowling: See bookmarks Tuesday, Wednesday

Enid Blyton: Read P 50 to the end  for Tuesday 3rd October

Jeff Kinney: See bookmarks Wed, Thurs

Julia Donaldson: See bookmarks  Wed, Thurs

David Walliams: Reading will be given tomorrow Wednesday 27th

P3 Homework for Week Beginning 25th September

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 25th September

We will soon complete our topic on the human body. Having investigated how our organs and senses work, we will finish by thinking about how our bodies protect themselves (e.g. sweat, reflexes and ear wax!), and how we can look after them too.

On Friday we will have our first visit to the school library. Hopefully everyone will find something they’re interested in, so watch out for books coming home!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



Please keep practising the Learnits. Each Friday there is a ‘Beat That’ challenge, where pupils try to improve on their scores from the previous weeks against the clock.

We will also be focussing on subtraction, learning to do this faster and with bigger numbers. Keeping on playing the + / –  games will really help with this. In class we are extending from  +1 / -1  and  +2 / -2, playing more with  +3 / -3  and  +10 / -10.

Some helpful online games would be:




The first two use numbers up to 20. The third one can go up to 100 and is quite a bit trickier if you fancy a challenge!



Pages to be read from class reading books will be written down in the grids as usual. Some children will also have quizzes based on this week’s books. If time is short, though, please prioritise the reading. Hearing pages out loud is so, so helpful in developing fluency.



Each week our spelling words come from the next sound we are practising (in this case ‘ar’) and also from a list of the 100 most common words in English.

For this week we have:

star                  park

far                   scarf

bark                 far

have                like

because           into

Well done with the wordsearches last week!

As well as the usual look, say, cover, write and check (twice for each word) please write three or four sentences that use up all this week’s words.

P7 News and Homework 25.9.17

There is a meeting tonight for Camp – Burnbrae Primary – 7pm.

If you are unable to attend do not worry as I can issue any relevant info missed.

CROSS COUNTRY – For those who are going then it is tomorrow and Vogrie have recommended wellies to go and runners to change in to.

GIRLS FOOTBALL – This Thurs, please return your slip asap.

HOMEWORK (for Fri) – Pupils have been given out a dictionary worksheet as well as a maths revision of Volume worksheet,  we have also been looking at prime numbers and square numbers (e.g 3² = 9) and pupils MUST be revising their multiplication up to 12x.

Homework (side 1)

Homework (side 2)

Maths (see below)




Primary 1 Homework….Week beginning 25/09/1


Reading: Please continue to read the reading book with your child.

If you have not sent a word tin or plastic container in please could you do so as I will be sending words home this week. If you do not have one please let me know as I have a few spare ones.

(Somebody sent in a clear plastic container with a red seal on it with four plastic fasteners at each side – it does not have a name on it – if this is one of yours please could you let me know.)

Numeracy: Please help your child counting back from 10 – if they are able to do this then slowly work towards back from 20.

Phonics: as per previous sheet: R,M and D

Last Friday the children visited the school library, if they came home with a book they are able to borrow this until 13th October when they visit the library again. Please return the book before the 13th October.

Thank you,

Lisa Cumming

P6 Spelling Homework 25.9.17

Monday 25th September

Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK words twice.

Complete one activity from the sheet into your jotter.

Complete the sheet handed out.

Chocolates – please do 2 activities from sheet.

For Monday 2nd October


P2 Homework W/B 25.9.17

Hi everyone,

Here is the homework list for the week ahead:

Spelling – List 5 ” qu” . The homework handed in so far shows a lot of hard work taking place at home; thank you and well done!

Reading – Please continue to refer to the post-it notes in each book.

Numeracy – P2 seem to love numeracy ( that’s what they tell me anyway!) This week, we’ll practise +3/-3 and so, on Wednesday, a new sheet of cards for you to cut up and use as flash cards will be sent home.

Each Monday we focus on money ( Money Monday) and so any chance at home for your child to count up pennies is invaluable. ( 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p will suffice just now). Children love to play shops and so this is another way to encourage them. A shop doesn’t have to be anything ‘fancy’ – even just a few empty cartons from your cupboards with prices on ( start with under 10p prices) can give lots of fun practice.

Every Friday we focus on fractions ( Fraction Friday!) Children do find this a tricky concept so am just focussing on halves and quarters and this week, we’ll look at sharing out items equally between 2 and 4 people. Any opportunity you have to reinforce this at home, say in playing games, would be very helpful.

TopicHarvest – a letter will be coming home soon about an appeal for food donations P1 and P2 are going to make.

PE – Wednesday and Thursday. However, our school is gearing up to start The Daily Mile Challenge and so, P2 will soon be getting out and about, building up to walking and running a mile ( most days). This will not happen on PE days. 

Toys– I notice that children keep bringing in toys to school. I would encourage children not to bring any toys in as these can get lost, damaged and can be distracting for the children. I don’t mind children bringing in small toys for Golden Time on a Friday but recently, some toys have been rather large and take up a lot of safe storage space!

Thanks in advance for your support,

Miss S Brunt

Cursive Handwriting

Here at Loanhead Primary we are very proud of our pupil’s handwriting and take particular care in our cursive/joined-up handwriting style. We use Letter-join as
the basis of our handwriting policy that covers all the requirements of the Curriculum for Excellence and our Big Writing structure.  We begin re teaching letter formation to ensure pupils are correctly forming letters that enable them to join with ease (e.g. Long ladder letters, curly caterpillars etc).  We then teach patterns and words and carefully build up pupil knowledge and skill in handwriting.

Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum. At the end of Second Level all pupils should have the ability to produce fluent, legible
and, eventually, speedy joined-up handwriting, and to understand the different forms of handwriting used for different purposes.

We aim to make handwriting an automatic process that does not interfere with creative and mental thinking. As a catalyst to speedy handwriting we encourage parents
and carers to encourage the use of cursive handwriting at home.

Big Maths


BIG Maths is a teaching approach that makes progress in maths easy and fun. BIG Maths has been extremely successful both nationally and internationally with thousands of children learning through daily BIG Maths ‘CLIC’ sessions and the weekly ‘Beat That!’ challenges.

Big Maths firstly answers the question, ‘How do we get children properly numerate as they journey through school?’ It provides us with an accurate and simple, but highly effective, framework that guarantees numeracy progress. This framework is known as CLIC (Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) and is characterised by accurate steps of progression (known as Progress Drives) that make new learning easy and obvious to children by cashing in on the timeless natural laws of Maths.
BIG Maths is therefore a rigorous, systematic and structured approach that provides children with a fun and lively experience as they learn through jingles, songs, games and the BIG Maths characters.

Big Maths puts the child at the
heart of the learning experience.

Don’t be surprised if your children come home talking about Clic, Pom, Pim, Squigglesworth or Count Fourways.


Big Maths helps children to understand the links between core numeracy (the basic principles that underly all maths) and outer numeracy which is the application of these core principles.

C L I C Sessions

CLIC stands for ‘Counting’, ‘Learn Its’, ‘It’s Nothing New’ and ‘Calculation’. Maths lessons contain each of these elements.



Children will count forwards and backwards in all kinds of steps depending on their level e.g. in 1s, 2s, 3s, 6s or even 25s! When practising counting at home with your child, make sure you go forwards and backwards. Don’t always start at 0 – make sure they can count on from 75 to 106 for example.


‘Learn Its’:

‘Learn Its’ are addition facts and times tables facts. There are 72 Learns Its in total; 36addition Learn Its and 36 multiplication Learn Its. These are facts that children need to learn off by heart, so when they are asked ‘What is 6+4 ?’ they are able to give the answer as quickly as they would be able to tell you their name. As soon as they know 3×5=15 they also know 5×3=15 (This is known as a ‘Switcher’). HAVE A LOOK AT OUR LEARN – ITS PROGRESSION TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP AT HOME.


It’s Nothing New:

This is the most important aspect of CLIC. It is the way children become successful andproperly numerate. The idea that 5-things and 3-things are always 8-things is a fundamental concept. Once children understand this concept, we can change the ‘thing’ to other units, e.g. ‘tens’, so that 5 tens + 3 tens = 8 tens. Children begin to learn the concept by counting random unit e.g. bananas, aliens, cats etc. It then becomes much easier to use standard

measures such as ml, m, cm, kg, whilst understanding the underlying number concepts.


Strange phrases such as ‘Jigsaw Numbers’, ‘Smile Multiplication’ and ‘Where’s Mully?’ are all part of this section of Big Maths.


This aspect of CLIC is when the teacher will focus on developing the children’s understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Big Maths maps out which steps children should do in a clear order and helps teachers to identify where to go back to if a child needs extra support.

Let’s meet some of the
BIG Maths Characters!








Big Maths Beat That is a weekly timed test of your child’s Learn Its. The aim is to improve their individual score each time!

Here is an example: