🎄 P7 have parties on Wednesday 14th of December
🎄Nursery, P1 and P2 will have parties on Friday 16th December
🎄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.
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
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
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,
Information about free school meals payments from Midlothian Council
||Paid to Bank Accounts
|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.
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.
READING – Please complete the reading worksheet and read EVERY NIGHT with your child. The words are becoming more challenging and reading daily ensures progress.
Maths- In class we have been learning about analogue and digital times for O’clock and half past times. We are also looking at counting in 10s from 0 then at random numbers.
Nativity – Children have been given parts for the nativity may and have songs and lines to learn. Letters and scripts will go home early this week.
XMAS FAIR – WE ARE LOOKING FOR DONATIONS FOR OUR 3 HAMPERS TO RAFFLE OFF. XMAS EVE BOX GOODIES, PAMPER NIGHT GOODIES AND TRADITIONAL FESTIVE TREATS.
DRESS DOWN DAY ON FRIDAY 25TH NOV – PLEASE BRING IN BOTTLES/CHOCOLATE/HAMPER DONATIONS IN.
Week Beginning 14.11.22
Reading – Please read with your child every night. The first 2 nights ensure work knowledge and understanding. The next 2 develop fluency and accuracy. By Thursday children should be reading more fluent without sounding out.
Each group has an activity home for their reading book. This is due in on Friday.
Spelling – The spelling words are in your child’s jotter and should be written out 3 times using, LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK. The previous week’s score should be written in their homework diary. Children have been learning vowels so I have asked them to go over the vowels in blue pencil.
Maths – On Sumdog I have set a Home Learning challenge that ends on Friday. It is called “November home learning challenge”
Children are consolidating time to half past and O’clock on analogue clocks. They are also looking at how to read and write 3 digit numbers.
Please remember to check the school website for any important info .
Children in Need -We are not marking Children in Need this year but welcome families to do so in their own time at home 🙂
NATIVITY– We plan to start rehearsals this week. We are excited to be performing out Nativity in school again. P2 have more speaking parts this year and children have been asked what roles they would like. More information will follow but we plan to perform to parents on Dec 12th at 2pm (all will be confirmed soon)
CHRISTMAS FAIR – We are thankful to have our school fundraiser once again this year. More information will come out regarding donations that we are asking for as well as help needed,
This week in Literacy we are continuing to look at vowels and using “a” or “an” correctly. Our spelling words should be written in homework jotters 3 times and adults should help children to learn them throughout the week.
There is reading homework for all groups. As well as fluency and expression, we are looking at asking questions from the text, trying to deeper our thoughts about the books and make connections.
In Numeracy we are continuing to make numbers using concrete materials to show Hundreds, Tens and Ones and adding these together. Our student, Mr Aitken, is teaching each group Time – focussing on O’clock and half past times.
We are revisiting Dinosaurs topic after a break and are looking at Remembrance and The Poppy Story this week. If the weather allows, we plan to walk to Loanhead Parish Church to see their poppy display and look at the war memorials. Poppies are on sale this week, suggested donation is £1. We will have a Remembrance assembly on Friday which will be led by P7.
We will also begin discussions about the P1/2 Nativity performance this week, look at roles and begin learning songs.
We are continuing Zones of Regulation and each child will revise their strategy toolkits. We are also looking at Jealousy and how this makes us feel/behave and strategies to help.
As the weather gets cooler and wetter, please can children come to school with suitable footwear and coats. They should also all have indoor shoes to change into that are kept in school.