P2 Homework W/B 21.11.16

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 12 ‘ck’

Reading – continues as normal – keep checking book bags for updates.

No numeracy task

Show and Tell – Week 2 rota

School Fair Donations–   P2 are helping to organise the 2nd hand toy stall so any decent (good condition)  toys that are no longer wanted, will be gratefully received- thanks!

Nativity – the parts in the play have been decided so Mrs Cumming and I will send everyone a little note home this week, stating your child’s part and whether or not they need any costume from home. Fortunately, we are very well resourced for this in school and we won’t need many children to bring in items from home. If your child has a speaking part, he/she will get lines home at the start of this week. Please help your child learn their lines – many thanks!


Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt




P2 Homework W/B 14.11.16

Homework this week:

Spelling List 11 – ss/zz

Reading – continues as normal. Please can all children bring their book bag everyday. Thank you.

Numeracy – Sumdog Challenge – ‘Big Ten’ concentrates on arithmetic within and up to ten. 200 coins to get!

Events this week:

Tuesday – The authors of ‘Badger the Mystical Mutt’ series of books are visiting Loanhead and will talk to the infant classes.


PE – please have PE kits in daily as hall timetables may change weekly.

Friday – Children In Need – dress down day but the theme is spotty this year! Make a donation if you wish 🙂


School Fair Appeal – P1 and P2 will be organising the toy stall for the fair on December 2nd. If you have quality/intact toys and games that you no longer want, we would be delighted to take them for our stall.  All toy donations to be handed in by Wednesday 30th November. Many thanks in advance!


P2 Homework W/B 7.11.16

Homework this week –

Spelling – List 10 ‘ ll’ – can children please complete the written part of their homework in their green jotter; last week, only about half the class did so. If your child practises their spelling elsewhere, on other paper for example, just write me a wee note in their spelling jotter to let me know. Thanks.

Reading – as usual, check green reading bags. We will start to read ‘Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson as a class novel.

Maths – Well done to those who completed our first Sumdog challenge. This week, the Sumdog challenge is called ‘Days, Months and Hands of the Clock’ – 75 coins to collect.

Topic – We say farewell to the topic on Dinosaurs and think about Day/Night and safety in the dark ( links in perfectly with the Owl novel).

Nativity – The P1/2 Nativity performance is scheduled for Monday 12th December ( time TBC). Mrs Cumming and I have chosen the script we want to use this year (Christmas with the Aliens)  and already the infants have been learning some songs. We’ll try and give out parts/roles this week 🙂 We’ll let you know in due course if your child has lines to learn or needs help with their costume.

Show and Tell – Week Two rota

Library – please hand back library books this week before our visit on Friday.

PE – Tuesday and Thursday

*Reminder – Monday 7th – Flu Vaccs*

A ‘Curriculum Evening’ is on Thursday – Safety and Internet Safety.The following morning (Friday), drop in from 9-9:30am to see a ‘safety’ lesson in P2 and other classes.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt



Trip to Dynamic Earth

P1 and P2 went to Dynamic Earth last week to discover more about our planet; in particular, dinosaurs.

The following pictures are not of great quality but do show some of the experiences the children had.


A real ice berg!


What was the Ice Age like?


Brrrr…it’s cold in ‘ere!


The afternoon workshop…a story about an allosaurus, a stegosaurus and a triceratops. Children got to see and hold replica dinosaur horns…and even fossilised dinosaur poop!


Artefacts being handed around…



The bit everyone asks for …lunchtime! Nom nom nom…


Unfortunately no pictures were taken of the time machine, the volcanic eruption simulator, the submarine, the 4D movie experience with an actual snow flurry or the rainforest downpour. However, a great day was had by all.


P2 Homework W/B 31.10.16

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Homework this week:

Spelling – List 9 ‘ff’  (unless you have been advised separately)

Reading – Everyone will get a Halloween poem and some jokes to read and enjoy on Monday. From Tuesday onwards, we’ll get back into our reading routine (which was off track last week, partly because of our school trip and extra activities surrounding this).

Numeracy – If you can access Sumdog at home, I’ve put on an activity called “Our First Challenge”. 75 points to collect, revising basic numerical skills. If you cannot access this at home, do not worry as children can access this in school in one of our ICT sessions.

Maths – Telling the time – as the clocks have changed, we’ll look at o’clock this week.

Topic – We’ll finish off the topic on Dinosaurs by creating some dinosaur ‘Top Trump’ cards. We’ll also start to learn about fireworks safety and bonfire night.

PE – Can children have PE kit in with them at all times as we may have to reschedule Tuesday’s time due to lack of hall availability. Thursday PE as normal.

Thank you,

Miss Brunt


P2 Homework W/B 24.10.16

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a nice October break. This  term will be very busy with dinosaurs, Halloween, Bonfire Night and of course, Christmas!

Events this week:

Wed – Trip to Dynamic Earth. Please make sure you have paid and filled out the permission slip in advance.Thank you. 

Tuesday and Thursday – PE

Thursday evening Halloween Party at 6:30pm. Many thanks to all who donated something for this!


Show and Tell – Week Two Rota

Indoor shoes – all children should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.

Coats/jackets – Can all pupils please come to school with a coat or jacket now that the weather is turning cooler.


Spelling List 8 – See new 6 week sheet list ‘Days 2’

Reading – as normal ( though may send home some Halloween poems to read)

Numeracy – practise adding on two and taking away two  within 10, 20, 100 and beyond if appropriate.

Topic – continues to be about Dinosaurs


Miss Brunt

P2 Homework W/B 10.10.16

Events this week:

**Reminder**Parents Meetings –  You should have had an appointment time sent home last Friday – check book bags for slip.

Wed ( evening session)

Thurs ( afternoon session)

FridayDress Down Day– no uniform day and donate a Halloween item for the Halloween party (which is after the hols)

Friday – END OF TERM for the October holiday –  pick up at 12:15pm for P1/2 as normal. All resume Monday 24th October.

**Reminder** – Please try to fill in the permission slip and pay for the Dynamic Earth trip before the end of the week. Many thanks 🙂

Show and Tell – Week One Rota

Indoor shoes – all children should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.

Coats/jackets – Can all pupils please come to school with a coat or jacket now that the weather is turning cooler.


Spelling List 7 – See new 6 week sheet list ‘Days 1’

Reading – as normal

Numeracy – practise adding on one and taking away one within 10, 20, 100 and beyond if appropriate. This week, P2 will be introduced to Sumdog – an interactive maths website which we will begin to use for homework after the holidays.

Topic – continues to be about Dinosaurs


Miss Brunt


Primary 1 and 2 Visit to Dynamic Earth

In connection with our new topic ‘Dinosaurs’ Primary 1 and 2 are going to Dynamic Earth on Wednesday 26th October. We will leave school at 9.15 am and return by 2.00pm. Please can all children wear school uniform and bring a snack and a packed lunch (NO NUTS, CANS OR FIZZY JUICE). The cost of this trip is £7.00 which includes transport, a workshop and a tour of Dynamic Earth. If any parents are able to help please let us know.