## P2 news and info 16.1.23

Week Beginning: 16.1.23

Reading:  All groups have a new book.  Reading should be done daily so that children learn the words and sounds throughout the week.

High Frequency Words – work was given out last week and should be continued (For now, this is instead of spelling homework)

Scots Poems – we have a choice of 2 J.K. Annand poems – The Doctor and Mince and Tatties.  Children should learn one of these for next Tuesday where they will all recite their poem to their buddies.  Mrs Caldwell would like children to be encouraged to recite them in front of the whole class, those who do will be considered for the poetry competition.

Numeracy – We are looking at knowing adding and subtraction in 20 and how to solve these.  Doubles to 20 without counting

We are also looking at adding 10s and 1s in our heads so we can add 2 digit numbers e.g. 12 add 24 strategy mentally would be 10 + 20 = 30, 2 add 4 = 6 so the answer is 30+6 = 36. We are currently using concrete materials to represent these but the end goal is to be able to work these out mentally.

Scottish week – we are looking at Katie Morag stories and features of Scotland’s landscape etc.

Nurture Focus fortnight on Nurture principle 2 – The classroom provides a safe base. In class task this week and a home learning task will be given out next week.

PLEASE PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH INDOOR SHOES LEFT IN SCHOOL TO CHANGE INTO.

## 🎵 House sing off – MONDAY! 🎄

All pupils in Loanhead will be taking part in their House Sing Off on Monday.  Lots of House Points are at stake.

• Edgelaw are singing – Merry Christmas Everybody
• Dryden – I wish it could be Christmas everyday
• Gladhouse – I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Bring in Christmas jumpers, props, Santa Hats, antlers etc to make it as fun as possible 🙂

## 🎄P3,4,5,6 have parties on Monday 19th December.

Cost is £1 – please give to class teacher.

Children may come to school in appropriate party clothes or bring something to change into.  Please remember sensible shoes and outdoor clothing even on party days.

This information was also in a newsletter and email to parents.

Thanks

## ⭐ Christmas fair total 🎄

Thank you to our brilliant House Captains who helped organise the Christmas Fair on Friday. To everyone in P7 and other classes who organised  stalls, I think everyone would agree you did a marvellous job. To the Teachers, Learning Assistants and parents who volunteered before, during and after the event, thank you for giving your time and effort .

To all the families who supported us by coming along and having fun, thank you, you have all helped to make a difference. I am delighted to tell you that we made £1812.79

Thank you once again

Mrs Caldwell

## 🌟P1-2 Nativity news 🌟

Nativity mania has hit P1 and P2 and we are so excited to invite families in, once again, to see us perform our Nativity.

Children have been working hard to learn songs, lines and dances and have done amazingly well.  Thanks to parents and those at home for helping support learning during this time instead of our usual, traditional, home learning.

Nativity does not come free, unfortunately, so we are asking parents to pay £2 per family to attend the performance.  This will cover the licence, some costumes etc.  Every little helps.

The performance will be on 12th December at 2pm. Please arrive to school no earlier than 1.45pm, 2 people per family only.

We have sent out letter this week to ask families if they are attending, please return this along with your donation by Friday,

Thanks so Much

Mrs Hinton and Miss Waller

## 🌟P2 28.11.22 🌟

This week will be the last week of reading books.  I will send home common words check lists for you to keep at home and revise. 5-6 a week is usually a good amount to learn.

Nativity – there will be a separate post about this,  Please bring costumes in by Friday and continue to learn, learn, learn the lines with your child if they have some.

There is no spelling or maths home learning set but there is a lot of revision that you can do at home should you wish.

CHRISTMAS FAIR – Separate info will be on the letter sent out last week.  The fair is on Friday, please keep your donations coming in.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND JUMPER DAY – 8th December – please bring order forms in by Thursday,

## Free school meals – School closures due to Industrial Action 24/11/2022

Information about free school meals payments from Midlothian Council

 Payment Paid to Bank Accounts Notes/Comments School closures due to Industrial Action 24/11/2022 Friday 25th November 2022 £2.10 per Primary pupil £2.30 per Secondary pupil

A letter was emailed to all parents on 22.11.22 with further information about industrial action.

## P2 Week Beginning: 21.11.22

Week Beginning: 21.11.22

Spelling words x 10 ll spelling pattern:

Ox, run, from, will, bell, doll, skull, there, they, windmill

-Please write out 3 times, the third time write in your favourite pens or pencils.