P4 Homework w/b 02.12.19

A huge thank to all those who made it along to the Christmas Fair, it was a roaring success! P4 sold all of their scallop shell, chocolate gifts, contributing a great deal to the school funds. Thank you!


  • Spelling: Pupils have written their new spelling words in their jotter on Wednesday this week. At home they should use:


  • to 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: please complete First Level, PPM 90 only – adding multiples of 10 to a 2-digit number.  PPM 91 can be used if additional practice is needed.
  • Reading: all pupils will take reading books home to continue reading from class and this should be returned by Thursday 5th December
  • PE : will continue as normal this week on Tuesday and Thursday with a focus on Scottish Country Dance

Additional Information

Tuesday 10th December 2019 – Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 12th December 2019 – P3-P7 Christmas Concert, 13:45pm

Monday 16th December 2019 – P3 & P4 visit to Queen’s Hall, 14:45pm – 17:30pm (approx)

As always, many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

This Week’s Homework (due Friday 6th December)

Hello everyone,

I have decided to stop setting spelling homework for the rest of the term, as the intensity of work in class will be reducing over the next three weeks. However, if you do wish to practice spelling with your child, I would recommend practicing the /ai/ pattern with them:

  1. next
  2. quit
  3. make
  4. pay
  5. main
  6. clay
  7. waist
  8. rainstorm
  9. half
  10. quarter

For reading, could you try and read half of the book for Wednesday, and finish books for Friday and return them that day. I will make a decision closer to the weekend about whether I think we have the energy to continue reading homework next week!

Thanks a lot,

Mr McGaff

P2 Homework w.b. 2.12.19

It was lovely to see so many of you at the Christmas fair on Friday afternoon. I can’t believe we only have 3 weeks of the term left, and they are jam packed!

Just a reminder that P1/2 will be performing their Nativity for parents/carers on Monday 9th December @ 2pm. There is a limit of 2 guests per child due to limited space in the hall. Please could children bring in their Christmas jumpers/t-shirts and/or accessories in this week, so we have them for our costume rehearsals on Wed/Thurs. Thank you.

A gentle reminder that the cost of the P1/2 Christmas party is £2 and this should be brought into school in an envelope, clearly labelled with your child’s name. The party is in the afternoon on Tuesday 17th December and Santa will be attending at 2:30pm. Please feel free to join us then for a wonderful photo opportunity!

Primary 1 and 2 are also going to be leading a drumming assembly on the morning of Tuesday 17th December (9:00 – 9:30), you are more than welcome to join us for this!

Tuesday 10th December: Christmas Lunches and Christmas Jumper Day. 

Wednesday 11th December: Christmas Show in school for Nursery – P4. 

Friday 13th December: P2/3 Carol Singing at the local residential home. 


Apologises I never sent out the numeracy homework last week, time got the better of me and I forgot!

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages to be read. This week we are focusing on summarising the story.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ck’ sound (chick, clock etc.). Spelling lists will contain words with these sounds, alongside tricky words.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller


P7 Info W/B 2nd December 2019

Hi all,

Schedule for the week:





Independent Study Task – There will be a new numeracy task sent home on Wednesday. However, there are still many numeracy sheets from the week before last to come in. Children should still be practising the fractions and percentages ‘LearnIts’ that Mrs Caldwell sent home. The children know what this is.

Reading – We are reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class and completing comprehension tasks based on this story.

Other info:

School Fair – The total raised is yet to be announced but can I say a massive THANK YOU to all my P7 pupils who ably planned and manned their stalls, giving up their own time to do this. I was so impressed by how each and every one conducted themselves. Well done!

Panto– Wed 11th Dec pm – Can pupils make sure they have payment and permission slips completed and handed in ASAP ( paper copy or ParentPay). Many thanks.

Concert costumes – P3 to 7 are practising for a concert performance of the Christmas play ‘Silent Night’. Children need to provide their own costume where possible.

  • Mice – Mice masks will be made in school and I’ve asked the children to consult and co-ordinate with each other to decide on what else to wear!
  • Villagers – The role of a Villager just needs a hat, scarf, gloves over dress down clothes. I think the children will be far too hot if they wear a coat!
  • Narrators – Christmas jumpers, if possible.

The two lead roles know what they are wearing.

Please do not buy anything new for this concert  – let me know if you are stuck and we’ll see if we can source an outfit from somewhere.  S.Brunt@mgfl.net

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt














Homework p1 25.11.19

Our Sounds: An unusual week as we have 3 new sounds this week. Monday-‘ee’ Tuesday- ‘or’ Wednesday -‘z’

Reading books.

I know some groups are getting some books that they have already read. The reason for this is they got these books at the start of the year and are reading much more fluently now so it is good for the children to see the progress they have made and be able to engage with the story now they can decode it. Some children will be changing moving on to stage 3 in the next few weeks.

Chips: New Trainers

Biffs: The Dream

Kippers: The Hedgehog

Floppys: The Hedgehog



Nativity songs to practise at home.


(We sing them all except Song 2 and 9)

Remember this week is our Christmas Fair. Any last minute donations are welcomed and I hope to see you there on Friday!

This Week’s Homework (due Friday 29th November)

Hello everyone,

With December fast approaching, could I please ask that all Dunedin Consort forms are returned to the school as soon as possible, even if your choice is for your child not to attend. The team behind it have been working incredibly hard and have entertained us with their fantastic ability so far!

This week’s spelling pattern is ch (‘k’ sound). The words are as follows:

  1. buzz
  2. fizz
  3. echo
  4. choir
  5. chemist
  6. stomach
  7. Christmas
  8. character
  9. November
  10. December

Your child should have their new reading book home with them today. Could they please read half their book for Wednesday and finish them so they can be returned Friday.

Thanks a lot!

Mr McGaff




29TH of November 2019      –        12.30-2pm


Please come along and support us at our annual Christmas Fair.

Stalls include: Pocket money toys, home baking, hot refreshments, raffles, hampers, glitter tattoos, chocolate tombola, bottle tombola, bric a brac, unused gifts, Christmas craft gifts and Santa in his Grotto.

Please collect your child from school at the usual time and enter the fair via the school office.  Donations all still very much welcome, especially home baking.

We look forward to seeing you.

P6 Information – Homework/Events in School – Week Begin: 25.11.19


I hope you all had a good weekend!

We are now at the start of the busy period in school, as we build towards the Christmas Holidays. I have included a brief schedule for this week.

Schedule – Week Beginning 25.11.19


P6 & 7 Boys’ Football Festival (12:30-3:15pm)


Ski Instructor from Hillend will be in class to discuss skiing for next term with the P6 pupils.


School Christmas Fair (12:30 – 2pm). Donations of any unwanted gifts for the fair would be very much appreciated. There are some P6’s that have volunteered to stay behind after school on Friday to help run table stalls. I’ll send home permission slips for these pupils on Monday afternoon.


Homework – Week Beginning 25.11.19


This will be a continuation of group reading books and the information is provided in the pupils’ reading diaries. Some pupils will be starting a new reading book this week. P6 have finished the class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom which we all really enjoyed!


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 (1-2 paragraphs) using at least 4 of the spelling words.

Maths Revision

A maths revision sheet will be given to the pupils on Tuesday, to be returned for Monday 2nd December, as this gives pupils more time to complete it.

Independent Pupil Talk

This task is due on Monday 2nd December. The pupils will have the opportunity to present their talk/presentation on a personal hobby or interest over the coming weeks. I will have a schedule for set times that the pupils can choose from, so they know when they will be doing their talk.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson