Information for week 2 of home learning will be found on SeeSaw including the timetable below.
Activities that require SeeSaw will be scheduled on the morning of their day on the timetable.💻
The hard work that parents and pupils have shown in 1 week of Home Learning has blown me away. A huge pat on the back to everyone.
As always, more communication, information and messages will go through Seesaw.
Please see the link below for information on online Learning across Ramsay Campus (15.1.21)
Please note the links below will take you to Midlothian Council documents from Digital Learning and will provide some guidance on Live Meetings.
Happy new year to our Primary 1 families,
Sadly, this is not the start of the year that we had hoped for and we find ourselves back to learning from home. For many of you, this is the first time, and for others you will have older children using Google Classroom.
We began Primary 1 using SeeSaw as our home learning platform which is what we will continue to use. I know the majority of families are already confident using this but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have technical difficulties and we will try our best to support you. You can also request devices for home learning if this is proving to be difficult at home.
I will be working in school for 2 days a week and on those days I will not be able to provide feedback for the learning. There will be activities scheduled and a timetable available for you to look at and work through.
Thanks for your patience and understanding while we all get back into the swing of learning (and teaching) from home.
To P1 parents,
HAPPY NEW YEAR. I cannot believe we are back here, not the new year we hoped for. I miss all the children, so fingers crossed remote learning is a short term thing.
I am just sending a quick message to let you know that activities and more information will be posted on Seesaw on Monday morning. I hope to do a wee video for the class to say hello and explain a bit about what learning may look like.
I will also message parents individually with sumdog passwords etc incase these are lost from last year.
I will be in school teaching for a few days a week as well so might not be instantly available so thanks for your support in advance.
I did remote learning with my 2 last time and it can be stressful but also a real bonding time. Some days will work well and others will be a right off and that is OK. Every household is different, how you approach this needs to work for your family. If you miss some activities and cannot catch up, that’s OK!
The work will be a lot interactive but you can do it on paper and take a photo within the assignment and send it to me. We used SewSaw last term to prepare for this and we will all be learning together.
Joe Wicks is back on Monday at 9am on his youtube channel. This is something the whole school tried to do last time and can be a great start to your day, especially if everyone gets involved.
As for a timetable, it is about what works for you. I can suggest but remember, remote learning is flexible.
Each day there will be literacy, numeracy activities as well as health and some Scottish topic work.
Enjoy your weekend of snowy fun x
The end of November is near….I cannot believe it. 🍁
🌟This week we are shaking things up a bit in P1 – Rearranging the seating in the classroom and creating new reading groups for everyone.
🔔We are also beginning to “rehearse” a simple Nativity performance that I hope to film and put together…somehow (watch this space). We will be doing this while sticking to restrictions and guidance so unfortunately we are limited in activities this year – but I have had my creative hat on.
📚 Reading – pupils have reading to do each night, this is essential. You should encourage them to sound out the sounds in each word and say them if they meet words they are unsure of (e.g. h-a-t is hat). Each group has stage 2 or 3 words to learn, this is really important for progression through the stages.
📊 Maths/Number- This week we will be looking at: Counting to 20, ordering numbers and counting backwards as well as identifying amounts in a ten frame. (playing dominoes and games like snakes and ladders with 2 dice is a great way to support this). We are also continuing to look at data handling through tally marks and bar charts.
🌈PROUD CLOUD ☁️ – Have a look on Seesaw for info on “proud cloud” help I have asked for.
💻 SEESAW ACTIVITIES – There is a CVC (Consonant, vowel, consonant) word activity (suggested day-Tuesday) and a count and match activity (suggested day-Thursday). Digital learning is quicker, more eco friendly and often involves less writing, which can be off putting for children. If you do require a paper copy just let me know and I can print it. If there are issues with opening these activities please get in touch as sometimes I do not notice faults right away.
LEVEL 2 MEASURES -In place in Midlothian from Tuesday 24th November
Click the link for more inf0: level-2-measures
I can’t believe it is this time of year, in such strange times it is great to have some excitement. The children have been busy creating Christmas cards for our annual fundraiser and these should be coming home on 6th Nov.
You can choose the greeting inside, or leave it blank. It does not have to be Christmas. We have some Happy New Year cards made or Eid cards made and I like to create Thank You cards for my children to send out after Christmas. There are many options.
If you wish to order, you must return the order form and design with payment back to school in a polly pocket or sealed envelope. You can pay cheque, cash or ParentPay.
If you would like a blank order form for siblings etc there will be some spare at the school office. The cards will be collected by our design company on Thurs 12th, please can you return to school, with payment, ASAP.
This is always a fun fundraiser and the children really enjoy seeing their designs in “real life items”.
Thanks for your support.
Mrs Hinton and all at Loanhead Primary