P2 Homework w.b. 7.1.20

Welcome back!!

I hope you all had a lovely winter break and a very happy new year. It was so lovely to see all the pupils again today and hear all of their wonderful Christmas news 🙂

P2 are going to be getting a few sessions of rugby from Bradley on Thursday afternoons, starting this week, from 1:45 – 2:30. Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit for this.

Homework will be given out tomorrow (Wednesday 8th) and it will consist of reading and spelling homework. In addition to this, I have put two Scots’ poems into book bags and children have to choose one to learn for the Burns competition on the week beginning 20.1.20. 

Reading: Pages to be read have been written into your child’s green reading record. Please sign beside each night when homework has been completed.

Spelling: This week we will start learning all about magic ‘e’ (my favourite!!!) and this week it is a with magic ‘e’. Magic ‘e’ in words is silent and it turns the vowel into its long vowel sound. For example, mad – made, car – care, cap – cape. Therefore, this weeks spelling list contains magic ‘e’ with a words.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller (L.Waller@mgfl.net)

 

 

P2 News w.b. 16.12.19

Ho, ho, ho – it’s only one week to goooo!!

Primary 2 were very lucky last week and got a facetime call from Santa!! Did you know that he has 103 reindeer?!

We have lots of fun things planned this week and there will be no homework/book bags given out, so you can fully enjoy the holidays. However, if you would like any reading books etc. sent home then please just drop me an email or ask me in person!

Tuesday 17th December: P1/2 Drumming assembly 9:00am – 9:30am. Parents are welcome to join us for this. P1/2 Party after lunch, children can bring in a party outfit to get changed into after lunchtime. Santa will also be visiting at 2:30pm, so please feel free to join us then for a lovely photo opportunity!

Thursday 19th December: House sing off for the whole school.

Friday 20th December is the last day of term and we will be walking down to the church at 9am. Children have to asked to bring in a donation of a non-perishable food item to take down to the church as this will be donated to the local food bank. If you would like to join us for the service and walk down with us, then please do not hesitate to contact me to let me know. We finish at the normal time of 12:25pm and pupils resume on Tuesday 7th January at 8:50am. 

The very talented Mr McGaff has been working very hard making a ‘Loanhead Christmas CD’ which includes songs from the P1/2 Nativity and the P3-7 Christmas concert. A letter has gone into school bags with more information about how to order this and the cost etc. Please fill this in and send it back in ASAP if you would like a copy of this.

I would just like to thank you all for your wonderful support this term and I look forward to working with you all in the new year. I wish you all a very fun and relaxing Christmas!

Miss Lauren Waller (L.Waller@mgfl.net)

 

*Foodbank donations for our Friday church service*

After the success of our donations to the food bank last year for the church service, we have decided to organise the same again this year.  We ask that pupils bring a non perishable item for The Food Bank (January) with them to carry down to church on the last day of term.  Items in demand include:

https://midlothian.foodbank.org.uk/2016/11/23/christmas-appeal-2016/

P2 Homework w.b. 9.12.19

Just a reminder that the P1/2 Nativity is on Monday 9th December at 2pm in the large hall. Please remember there is a limit of 2 guests per child as the hall space is limited. The children put on an AMAZING performance on Friday and I have no doubt that they will repeat this tomorrow. They have made me so proud with their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.

P1/2 Christmas party is  next week (Tuesday 17th December) in the afternoon. The cost of the party is £2 and this can be handed into me or the school office by the end of the week, please.

This Tuesday (10th December) is Christmas jumper day and donations would be greatly appreciated to go towards our sponsorship of schooling for two children in Africa. It is also Christmas lunches!

We have our Christmas show on Wednesday 11th December 10:00- 11:00 from the company ‘Funbox’.

On Friday, P2/3 are going to the local residential home to do some carol singing. Your child may bring in a Christmas jumper and/or Christmas accessories to wear for this. 

To keep things as ‘routine’ as possible, I am still going to be doing reading homework this week! Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages to be read. There will be no spelling homework as we are going to be revising the sounds we have already learned.

I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller (L.Waller@mgfl.net)

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. 

Homework:

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

 

P2 Homework w.b. 25.11.19

Hi all,

If your child does not have a speaking part for the Nativity (if they didn’t bring any lines home), could they please bring in a Christmas jumper/t-shirt and/or Christmas accessories to wear on the day. This is including the four Narrators. Children can begin to bring this in from next week so we have all the costumes ready! We have sourced and sorted out costumes for all of the speaking parts, so nothing is needed for them. Just a reminder that the Nativity for the parents is on Monday 9th December at 2pm in the large hall. There is a limit of two guests per child due to limited space in the hall. 

The Christmas Fair is on Friday (29th) at 12:30pm – 2pm. We are looking for toys in good condition, unwanted gifts, bottles for the bottle tombola and chocolate for the chocolate tombola. On the day and days leading up to this we will also be collecting your delicious home baking! The lower atrium (P1-4) are also creating a ‘Pamper Hamper’ that can be won on the day, we are collecting donations for this – bubble bath, face masks etc. 

The P1/2 Christmas party is on Tuesday 17th December – please remember that children can bring in a change of clothes for this and they can get changed after lunch. The party is £2 per child and this can be brought in from next week in a sealed envelope, cleared labelled with your child’s name. Santa will be coming to visit the children at 2:30pm, and you are more than welcome to join us for this!

Primary 2 were given ‘Read, Write, Count’ bags on Friday to take home and they are fabulous. They are filled with some wonderful resources and books that you can use with your children to promote literacy and numeracy skills. Here is a link to the website that explains it a little more and has some wonderful ideas for you: https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/topics/read-write-count

Homework:

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages to be read.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ss’ and ‘zz’ sound. Please ensure your child completes the full list in their jotter. We are also learning to write in cursive, so please encourage your child to do this with their words.

Numeracy: This week I am going to be sending out a worksheet on numbers to 100 before, after and between. We worked a lot on this at the start of the year, so this is just a revision task. This is also to be completed for Friday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller (L.Waller@mgfl.net)

 

P2 Homework w.b. 18.11.19

Hello,

A letter regarding Nativity costumes will be put into bookbags later next week, so keep an eye out for this! I sorted out all the lines last week and every child, who has a speaking part, should have their lines. If they do not, please let me know and I will sort this ASAP. We are starting to make props next week and are looking for spare cardboard, we don’t mind what size it is! Any size and shape would be wonderful!!

Next week is Scottish Book Week and the children will be taking part in ‘Drop Everything and Read’. This is when a bell will ring and everyone has to stop what they are doing and read, no matter where they are!! Children are more than welcome to bring a book in from home for this.

Homework for the week:

Reading: As always the pages to be read are in your child’s green reading record. Please continue to practise the key words for each stage.

Spelling: We are learning the ‘ll’ sound this week (balloon, fill etc.), so this is the spelling list for the week.

Happy Friday!! I wish you all a wonderful weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller

Christmas Fair Friday 29th November HELP NEEDED

Christmas Fair Friday 29th November 12.30pm – 2pm

This is our main school fundraiser and your support is greatly appreciated.

Donations Appeal – We are looking for toys in good condition, unwanted gifts, bottles for the bottle tombola and chocolate for the chocolate tombola. On the day and days leading up to this we will also be collecting your delicious home baking!