P6 Homework – Week Beginning: 11.11.19

Hello,

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Homework this week is due on Friday 15th November and will be as follows;

Reading

This will be a continuation of group reading books and the information is provided in the pupils’ reading diaries. P6 are also continuing to read the remaining chapters of Kensuke’s Kingdom as our class novel.

Spelling

The new spelling words should be copied into homework jotters and copied 3 times at home. Pupils are then asked to find the meaning of any words they are unsure about and to write a short story (2 paragraphs) using at least 5 of the spelling words.

Health & Well-being – Role Models of Resilience

For our P6 assembly on Friday 22nd November, we will be talking about role models of resilience. These are people that have faced adversities and challenges in their life and found ways to overcome these.

For this reason, I would greatly appreciate pupils’ being given the opportunity to research at home, someone they can use as a role model of resilience. For example, this can be a person from family and friends, a famous celebrity from film/TV or a sports person.

The information should be displayed as a poster on an A4 page and include;

  • Heading – My Resilience Role Model
  • Name of person and a brief background about them (who they are, what they do…)
  • The challenge(s) the person was faced with
  • The strategies that person used to overcome the challenge(s)

 

Homework for Monday 2nd December

Pupil Talks & Presentations

This term the pupils will have the opportunity to plan and present a talk/presentation on a personal hobby or interest.

This activity gives the pupils a chance to develop their planning, communication and presenting skills, as well as the continued development of self-confidence.

I would expect most pupils to be able to talk for approximately 5 minutes.

The talk can be presented using Power point slides saved on a USB pen drive, handwritten notes, drawings, cue-cards and props/ items from home brought in to discuss.

I have given three weeks for this project to be completed and pupils will be given the opportunity to present to their classmates during class time.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

 

News / Events this Week

Monday 11th November: Remembrance Day

Friday 15th November: Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations are greatly appreciated.

P7 Info W/B 11th November 2019

Hi all,

Here is the schedule for the week:

Tuesday:

PE

Wednesday:

PE

Friday: Crazy Hair/Hat Day for Children in Need

P7 Remembrance Assembly – Well done P7 for putting on a very respectful and poignant assembly and thanks to parents who were able to attend. I’d like to thank some children in particular, who gave so much help and input to help make it a success.

AV Team – DR, OM, MBo – Boys, you worked so hard and efficiently behind the scenes. Well done!

PowerPoint – DR and DG for quickly and ably producing a PowerPoint slideshow for the background.

Singers – Everyone sang beautifully but ZM and KT/ MBa in particular, who had a solo and duet respectively.

Memories– Military stories of ancestors from FC, RA, MBa and KT; these were very moving and interesting.

Narrators – EM, EMR and ZM – great job

Wreath Laying Team – Thanks to the pupils from each class who respectfully laid a poppy wreath at our model of the local WW2 Memorial Statue.

Display and backdrop – A huge thanks to Mrs Craig who always goes above and beyond to produce superb displays with the children.

 

Independent Study Task – There will be a numeracy task sent home on Wednesday.

Children have chosen which area of World War 2 they would like to research independently. I will send home more specific information on this soon.

Reading – We will now start ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class.

 

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi all,

Finally, the week of School Camp has arrived! Here follows details of our departure and general reminders about the week ahead.

**Children who are not going to camp arrive and leave school at normal times Tuesday – Friday and report to Mrs Caldwell each morning for registration. These pupils have a unique and fun week to look forward to and Mrs Caldwell has discussed this with them already.**

Monday – Normal school day for all.

Tuesday – The bus pick up time is 09:30 so I suggest the pupils ensure they are in school between 08:50 and 09:10 at the latest. This allows time for last minute toilet stops etc! Children should arrive with their luggage and make their way through the main reception (office) as we will congregate in the music room. It would be helpful if parents would then leave and wait in the carpark to wave us off! Otherwise, it’ll be difficult to count heads and organise an excited bunch of P7s! I appreciate your support in this. The journey should be less than 90 minutes and children will find out their dorms and groups on arrival. Our first meal is lunch before the afternoon activities begin.

Thursday evening disco – this is not a Halloween themed event. Children should bring smart casual clothes for this. No-one should bring anything linked to Halloween please eg. masks or costumes.

Friday – We are due to leave camp at 10am so will be back before the end of the normal school day. Staff will contact the school en route who will end a text update to you all as to the time of our arrival. Children can go home from school early IF picked up by a parent/carer but will remain in school until 12:25pm if not picked up.

Weather – Looking at the forecasts, it is looking dry for the week ahead but COLD! So, make sure your child brings lots of layers, a pair of gloves, warm head and neck gear; not forgetting a waterproof coat and boots.

Reminder – no electronic devices or phones should be brought to camp. Disposable cameras are allowed.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

P2 Homework w.b. 11.11.19

Hi all,

I just wanted to start by saying how proud I am of the class the past few weeks. They have been working so hard and been completing some wonderful work, especially in their writing! They should be so proud of themselves and their progress so far in P2.

Christmas is approaching quicker than I like to admit, so I will post all the important dates for your diary in this post. Miss Ramsay and I have cast all the parts in the Nativity and we will be telling the children on Monday. Children with speaking parts will be given their lines on Monday to take home to learn. This year we are doing ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ and I can already tell it is going to be so much fun. We have started learning the songs in class and if you wish to practise them at home with your child, then please feel free. Here is the link with all the songs: http://dcsss1.weebly.com/year1/christmas-with-the-aliens-songs-lyrics

(We sing them all except Song 2 and 9)

Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 15th November: Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations greatly appreciated.
  • Friday 29th November: Christmas Fair, 12:30pm – 2pm. P1/2 are collecting ‘Nearly New Toys’ for the toy stall and the lower atrium are creating a ‘Pamper Hamper’ that can be won at the fair. We will be collecting for both of these things.
  • Monday 9th December: P1/2 Nativity for the parents at 1:3opm in the large hall.
  • Tuesday 10th December: Christmas Lunches and Christmas Jumper Day – we will  be collecting donations to continue the funding of schooling for two children in Africa.
  • Wednesday 11th December: Nursery – P4 have a Christmas show in school.
  • Friday 13th December: P2/3 will be going to the local care home to do carol singing. Please could your child bring in a Christmas jumper/Christmassy headpiece to wear over their school uniform for this.
  • Tuesday 17th December: P1/2 Christmas Party. Your child can bring in a change of clothes for this and get changed at lunchtime. Santa will also be visiting and parents are welcome to this as it is a great photo opportunity! I will keep you informed of times when I know.
  • Friday 20th December: Whole school visit to the church and school ends at 12:25pm.

Homework for the week:

Reading: Pages to be read are written in your child’s green reading record. Please continue to revise your child’s key words with them. Once children can read these off by heart it improves their fluency and confidence greatly.

Spelling: We are learning the ‘ff’ sounds this week (cliff, sniff etc.). Please remember that instead of just writing the words in their jotters, children can write them in different colours, bubble writing, and silly sentences! You can even practise them however you like and just write about what you did.

As always if you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me or catch me at the end of the day – L.Waller@mgfl.net

I hope you all have a fab weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller

P4 Homework w/b 4.11.19

Homework

  • Spelling:Pupils will write their spelling words on a new page of their jotter on Wednesday each week. At home they should use:

    LOOK  THINK  COVER  WRITE   CHECK

    Write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory.

  • Numeracy & Maths: there will be a Number Triangles activity sheet to complete this week to reinforce classroom learning
  • Reading: most pupils will take reading books home to continue reading from class and this should be returned by Thursday 7th November

Additional Information

  • Friday 9th November 2019 P7 Remembrance Service 11:00am all welcome
  • Friday 15th November 2019 Parents/carers are invited to our P4 Viking Assembly at 12:00pm (see slip handed out 06.11.19 with homework)
  • Friday 15th November 2019 Children In Need, crazy hair or hat optional, please bring in a donation

Many thanks,

 

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P1 Homework 4/11/19

Our Sounds: ‘b’ Wednesday will be a revision day of all previous sounds before we move on to the double letter sounds. Please do not move on to the ‘ai’ sheet at home as that will be next weeks homework.

Our Tricky words: ‘of’ and ‘are’

Reading books.

Chips: Spots

Biffs: Kipper’s Birthday

Kippers: The Big Box

Floppys: The Big Box

REVISION OF KEY WORDS, TRICKY WORDS AND PREVIOUS SOUNDS.

REMINDERS:

Poppies will be on sale in the school…a donation of 50p would be appreciated.

Parents are invited to our Remembrance Assembly which starts at 11:00am.

Miss Ramsay

P6 Homework: Week Beginning 4.11.19

Homework Due: Friday 8th November

Similar to last week, the homework is as follows.

Reading – These details are in the pupils’ reading diaries with their copy of the book.

Spelling – The pupils will have the spellings they are to learn this week, copied into their homework jotters. The tasks this week are listed on the paper slip sent home with their jotters. These are as follows;

  • Write each spelling word 3 times.
  • Search for the meaning of any words you are unsure of and copy the meaning into your jotter.
  • Using your spelling words for this week, write a short story that includes these words in it (Two paragraphs).

(use at least 6 words from your list of spelling words).

Writing – Kensuke’s Kingdom Activity sheet. The instructions are on the worksheet that will be sent home on Tuesday 5th November.

 

Weekly Events/News

Poppies will be on sale in the school. Donations of 50p would be appreciated.

Parents are invited to our Remembrance Assembly which starts at 11:00am.

Many Thanks,

Mr. Nelson

P2 Homework w.b. 4.11.19

Hi all,

The weather is sadly getting horrible and wet as winter appears,  can I please remind everyone that children should come to school with a waterproof jacket.

A little late reminder but children had their flu jabs (nasal spray) this morning.

P7 will be doing the remembrance assembly this Friday and are selling poppies this week to all classes. A donation of 50p per poppy would be greatly appreciated.

Homework for the week:

Reading: Pages to be read have been written in your child’s green reading record.

Spelling: We are continuing with short vowels this week, so the spelling list contains words with short vowels.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller (L.Waller@mgfl.net)

This Week’s Homework (Due Friday 8th November)

Hello everyone,

This week’s homework is business as usual – first half of reading book for Wednesday and second half for Friday, and spelling homework due in on Friday too.

From now until further notice, PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please ensure that your child has their kit in school for those days.

Thanks a lot,

Mr McGaff