P6 Homework and Update W/B 24th September 2018

Hi all,

Here is the weekly update.

RUGBY – continues on Monday.

PE will be on Thursday.

Spelling – Can children please have their previous week’s homework finished, ready to hand in each Monday. Thanks.

Reading – We are about two thirds through Kensuke’s Kingdom in class and overall, the feedback from children has been very enthusiastic.

As a separate reading task, children will get a reading comprehension sheet home ( probably Wednesday) to develop their skills.

Numeracy – Well done to all those who took part in Sumdog last week. Everyone has a new challenge this week. Good luck!

Parent Appointment Slip – if you haven’t already, can you fill this in please. We hope to send home appointment times on Friday.

Indoor Shoes – just another reminder that all children should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into. Thanks.

That’s all for now,

Ms Sara Brunt


P2 Homework w/b 24/9/18

Hi all,

This Friday (28th) is Macmillan Coffee Morning so on Thursday afternoon, the children will be making and decorating cakes for this. I would like to invite you to join P2 in their coffee morning on Friday from 12pm. You are all welcome to come in from 12pm until the end of the day at 12:25pm for some cake! I will pop a reminder about it on the door and any questions please catch me at the end of the day to ask!

Just a gentle reminder to bring filled parent evening slips back as I will be organising appointments later this week.

Here is the homework for this week.

Reading: Please complete the pages written in the reading records.

Spelling: This week we will be learning the “qu” sound. This is the next list in their spelling jotters to practise.

Also, I am going to put a letter in the children’s book bags on Tuesday about topic homework, the children will be asked to prepare a talk on their chosen seashore animal. The letter will explain this in more detail.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

p3 Homework W/B 24/9/18

Hi all,

Big apology for homework not having been posted here last week. After being very ill all week it completely slipped my mind and I hope it didn’t throw too many people.

The list we will be working from this week is ‘ph’. In class we have been working on how to make spelling more enjoyable as I found a lot of the kids were becoming quite disengaged so I will be sending home a grid containing some of the new spelling activities we have been trialing in class. Homework will go out on Tuesday and must be returned by Friday to allow me time to look over it. If occasionally they do need more time, as I know some of the children do attend clubs and have out of school commitments, could you leave me a little note in reading records to let me know and it can be returned on Monday.  Can I ask that if your child has lost or misplaced their spelling sheets that you either catch me after school or send a quick note in with your child on Monday so I have time to photocopy new ones.

Hope you all have a lovely week,

Miss Ramsay

Polar Bears

The Vanishing Cream

p1-6 for Tuesday

p6-12 for Wednesday

p12-18 for Thursday

p18-24 for Friday


The Treasure Chest

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11- 20 for Wednesday

p20- 32 for Thursday



p1-10 for Tuesday

p11-20 for Wednesday

p21 – End for Friday


The Finest in the Land

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11-20 for Wednesday

p21- 32 for Thursday



Chpt 1 for Tuesday 

p10- 21 for Wednesday

p22-p31 for Thursday

p32-end for Friday


Snooty Prune

Chpt 1 and 2 for Tuesday

Chpt 3 for Wednesday

p26 – 37 for Thursday

p37 – end Friday

P2 Homework w.b 17/9/18

Apologises that the homework update is a little late in being posted this week.

For this week, the children will also have numeracy homework in their book bags – this has also to be completed for Friday and will be handed out today (Wednesday).

Reading: Please complete the pages written inside your child’s reading record.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ng’ sound, this should be the next list in your child’s jotter. Along with writing their spelling words in their jotter, children can also practise their words in bubbles, sand etc – to make learning them more fun and engaging! (In class, we like to use whiteboards and play dough!)

Numeracy – For homework, they have a worksheet that has various questions on it – e.g. half of 8 is. Please complete this for Friday! 

On days when there is no  homework please encourage your child to read something that they enjoy, so they are still gaining this reading practice.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller






HOMEWORK (For Monday)
We have been working on decimals and place value. Pupils can always do extra work on Numeracy using Sumdog, topmarks or nrich.  I will put together a suitable list of websites.
Decimals 10,100,1000 worksheet to be done in new numeracy jotters.
Pupils will have spelling lists to learn – words coming from wrongly spelled words in their writing.
Pupils have also been doing research on who was to blame for the Titanic sinking – although this is not compulsory.
Please note that ALL pupils should have indoor shoes to change into.  This week only 7 pupils had a change of shoes.  Also a polite reminder that jogging bottoms are suitable for outdoor P.E. but are not part of our daily school uniform.
P7 Camp Parents Meeting
There will be a parent meeting for Primary Cluster 7 camp at Burnbrae Primary School on Monday 1st October at 7pm. This meeting is for parents only as the school hall is not big enough to accommodate parents and pupils. Mrs Cooney, Miss Maley and Mrs Craig will be accompanying the Primary 7 pupils to camp this year.
Newsletter had the wrong date – we go to The Poppy Factory on WEDNESDAY 7TH OF NOVEMBER – letter will follow

P1 Homework 17/09/18


Monday: Children will have the handwriting sheet for the letter ‘n’                 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday children will have some recap work on the last six sounds we have done – s a t i p n                                   

Sound Bags: Every child has a small bag with the sound cards in. Please use these cards to help your child make small 2 or 3 letter words, eg. sat   at   in   pin  pat  nap   pan.

Reading: We are continuing with wordless books at the moment. Your child will soon be bringing home a tin with the first words in, they need to learn these words for when they go onto the next stage of their reading books.


TOPIC: This term we will be learning about Early Man, if you have any large pieces of cardboard please could you send it in to help us make a cave.

We will also be looking at Harvest in a couple of weeks.

Please could you send in any clean boxes, yogurt pots, kitchen roll tubes, plastic containers etc for junk modelling. (NB No nut product containers please)

Events: The photographer from The Advertiser will be in school on Friday – please make sure your child is in school uniform. If you have not returned the letter to order copies of the paper please do so as quickly as possible.


If your child does not have both a t-shirt and shorts for PE please could you sen them in.

We have several items of uniform in our class which are unclaimed and have no name in if you are missing something please pop in. PLEASE NAME YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHING.

Thank you,

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming




Eco Committee News #1 September 2018

ECO COMMITTEE NEWS  14th September 2018

 Welcome to our new Eco Committee, made up of pupils from P1-7, plus three teachers.

We’ve just held our first meeting and realize that we have a huge amount to do within school to improve our surroundings and live a more ‘green’ life.

Children these days are very clued up on environmental issues which is so heartening to see. The number one menace, that every single pupil cited, is litter in the playground. So, our first jobs are to source new litter pickers; complete a litter survey of the grounds and see where best to place bins; organise litter picking rotas across all classes; contact the Council to see if we could have bins with flaps to stop birds/wind taking litter out!

We’re also going to put new collection points for plastic bottles in each class and in the dining hall to ensure as much recycling is done as possible. We’ll create teams of helpers to help empty these bins along with the paper recycling bags each Friday.


Future projects include –

  • Investigating solutions to the milk cartons and straws issue
  • Reducing use of plastic (and disposable items) within school and dining hall
  • Checking that electrical items are switched off when not in use
  • Setting up a used school uniform rail
  • Growing fruit and veg
  • Fundraising for the Eco Committee
  • Presenting at Assemblies


As you can see, there’s so much to do but with our amazing team, we can do it!

‘Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean!’

 Go Eco Team Power !

Thanks for reading,

Miss Brunt, Mrs Watts and Miss Maley



P6 Homework and Update W/B 17.9.18

Hi all,

Here follows the homework and news for the week ahead.

Spelling – continue as normal with a new list of words.

Reading – We are over midway through Kensuke’s Kingdom in class and will  work on specific reading comprehension skills this week. Please encourage your child to read something else for pleasure at least 5 times per week. Thanks.

Numeracy SUMDOG – National Contest results .Congratulations to a P6 pupil ( identity to be revealed on Monday!) who came 559th in the National Maths Contest last week! To put this into perspective, 78,624 pupils across Scotland took part, answering between them over 20 million questions! So, to beat over 78, 000 other students in one week is pretty impressive! This person answered 926 questions with an average speed for each one of 2.6 seconds.  Well done!

This week, back to a new challenge within the class! Kee-eeeeep Maths-ing P6!

Other news

RUGBY continues on Monday. PE with myself on Thursday. Last week P6 loved an ‘island survival’ themed PE session, linked to Kensukes’ Kingdom so we’ll develop that this Thursday .

S.T.E.M ( Science Technology Engineering Maths) P6 will have at least one  session per week working on these aspects. Currently we’ve been exploring chain reactions with objects, the classic one being a row of dominoes knocking the next one over. We’ll try and develop this in the next couple of weeks and build up the challenge level. Even the simplest task involves much discussion about forces , observations, making fair tests, recording results, improving designs and so on. P6 seem to love this and vital life skills of co-operation, teamwork, perseverance, talking and listening were very much in evidence. Children were also including Word of the Day vocabulary in their explanations eg. The timing was crucial…we had to improvise…we had to show discipline!

 P6 Meetings and P6’s Got Talent!

The final 40 minutes of the week on a Friday have been set aside for a class meeting. Here we can discuss the week that’s gone by and update all for the following week ahead. We also have a slot for anyone who wants to entertain us by showing off a hidden talent! This is a low key affair, it’s not meant to be anything grand but we’ll pick the ‘acts’ before each Friday so a wee bit of  practice can take place.


 Uniform – a gentle reminder that children should be wearing school uniform – our colours are green and black.  Not all children are coming into class with indoor shoes. I’ll try and check up on this further, especially as the weather is wetter and muddy footprints over indoor floors are not desirable!

Thanks for your support,

Miss Sara Brunt