P3 Homework week beginning 24.1.21

Hi everyone,

Reminders

I hope everyone is keeping well. As you may have heard we have had some cases of covid in the class. I just want to reiterate the importance of testing at the moment and ensuring all children are washing or sanitising their hands before coming to and returning from school. We are doing all we can to minimise the spread in school and all your help at home is appreciated. We want to keep all pupils, families and staff safe and healthy.

Digital Devices

If you have not yet completed the form related to the issuing of digital devices to your children please do ASAP. This takes around 5 minutes and the form can be found at the bottom of this post alongside Mrs Hinton’s post.

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance

Homework

Poetry

Reminder that the poetry recital competition will be next week. If your child wishes to enter they must have their poem ready by Tuesday at the latest.

As part of our Scots focus this month the children are being asked to look at some Scots poetry. P3 are focusing on the work of JK Annand. I am asking the children to read through two different Annand poems. At the end of the month we will be holding our annual poetry competition where 2 children from each class will perform to the school. Should your child wish to perform they can learn one of these poems at home and we will vote in class for p3’s two performers this Tuesday

Nessie – Scots Hoose Primary

Street Talk – Scots Hoose Primary

Spelling

Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.

 

Reading:

Dragons : The Ultimate Trainers

Monday – p1 -11

Tuesday – p12-22

Wednesday- p23-33

Thursday–  p33 – 44

In School – p44- 55

 

Unicorns – Hilda’s Big Chance

Monday- Chpt 1

Tuesday –  Chpt 2

Wednesday – Chpt 3

Thursday- This week’s poetry

 

Kelpies – Key Trouble

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Selkies – The Kidnappers

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Mermaids – Lost in the Jungle

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

 

Digital Devices

Thank you to the families who have already filled out the forms as part of the exciting Midlothian Council scheme to allocate each child  with a learning device. So far, 65% of pupils are enrolled to be allocated devices when the time comes.

Please see below for more information.  There is a form to fill out which takes around 5 minutes.  If possible, please enter the midlothian.education username and password for your child (they know this as they use it to log in to chromebooks at school).  The form can be done without this but it does make the process quicker if you use it.  Every child has been given this!

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance

There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Equipped for Learning site, as well as useful contacts should you wish to discuss the scheme further.

We are excited to continue to develop successful learners and positive digital citizens at Loanhead Primary.

Thanks

Mrs H

Primary 3 Homework week beginning 17.1.21

Hi everyone,

Welcome back! It has been amazing to see how switched on your little ones are post winter holidays. We have had a fab first week back and this week we return to our regular routine of homework.

Reminders

Digital Devices

If you have not yet completed the form related to the issuing of digital devices to your children please do ASAP. This takes around 5 minutes and the form can be found at the bottom of this post alongside Mrs Hinton’s post.

Homework

Poetry

As part of our Scots focus this month the children are being asked to look at some Scots poetry. P3 are focusing on the work of JK Annand. I am asking the children to read through two different Annand poems. At the end of the month we will be holding our annual poetry competition where 2 children from each class will perform to the school. Should your child wish to perform they can learn one of these poems at home and we will vote in class for p3’s two performers the week prior to the competition.

Nessie – Scots Hoose Primary

Street Talk – Scots Hoose Primary

Spelling

Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.

The core words to practice are column 1 and 2. Column 3 is optional.

Numeracy/Maths

In the back of each child’s new homework jotter they have a sheet detailing some great mental numeracy activities that can be used to warm up the brain and strengthen understanding of numeracy strategies.

Children also have a numeracy work sheet looking at related division and multiplication facts. This is also due for this Friday.

Reading:

Dragons

The Revenge of Captain Blood

Monday – chpt 2 and 3

Tuesday – chpt 4 and 5

Wednesday- chpt 6 and 7

Thursday–  This week’s poetry

 

Unicorns

Blackbones Saves The School

Monday- Chpt 1

Tuesday –  Chpt 2

Wednesday – Chpt 3

Thursday- This week’s poetry

 

Kelpies

The Finest in the Land

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Selkies 

The Jigsaw Puzzle

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Mermaids

The Willow Pattern Plot

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

Digital Devices

Thank you to the families who have already filled out the forms as part of the exciting Midlothian Council scheme to allocate each child  with a learning device. So far, 65% of pupils are enrolled to be allocated devices when the time comes.

Please see below for more information.  There is a form to fill out which takes around 5 minutes.  If possible, please enter the midlothian.education username and password for your child (they know this as they use it to log in to chromebooks at school).  The form can be done without this but it does make the process quicker if you use it.  Every child has been given this!

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance

There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Equipped for Learning site, as well as useful contacts should you wish to discuss the scheme further.

We are excited to continue to develop successful learners and positive digital citizens at Loanhead Primary.

Thanks

Mrs H

Equipped for learning information

As part of Midlothian Council’s Equipped for Learning programme, a digital device for learning is being provided to every child of school age. This is to ensure that all young people have access to the technology they need for learning, both at school and at home.

For further information on the programme, and to fill out the parental agreement form please see the links below.  The devices will not be allocated for full use until the agreements are filled out.  This is an online form.

Equipped for Learning Information

https://bit.ly/efl-parentcarer

 

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance

🌟NEW GOOGLE CLASSROOM🌟

This year Midlothian Council have transferred pupil and staff accounts to Google.  This means that the old Google Classroom, accessed through Glow in P2, is no longer in use.

Today your child came home with instructions to access their new classroom as well as a new username and password.

Google classroom can be accessed via gmail.

  • Visit https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin
  • Sign in to gmail using the above email address and password
  • In the top right corner click on the symbol showing nine dots
  • Select ‘classroom’

You can also log in with the midlothian.education username and password on a chrome browser.

Next year, when every child will have a device to learn on in school, children will log in every day with these usernames and passwords and home learning will be here too (also remote learning if needed).

Please log on and post something so we know that you can get access.  If you need any support feel free to email Miss Ramsay or Mrs Hinton.

For a copy of the letter CLICK HERE *Please note that you will need to email Mrs Hinton or Miss Ramsay if you require username and Password.

Thanks

9.12.21 – P3 Jumpers for recording

Hi All,

Quick message to let you know p3 will be recording our Christmas song tomorrow. If your child wishes to wear their Christmas jumper or hat tomorrow they are welcome to. It is however completely optional. There are lots of Santa hats in school that can also be used so no one will miss out.

Thanks,

Miss Ramsay

p3 homework 03.12.21

Hi everyone,

Reminders

Letters

Can everyone ensure Xmas lunch letters and photo and recording approval letters are signed and handed in ASAP. Recording for xmas songs will happen this week and if we don’t have the form unfortunately your child won’t be able to take part. Lunch letters were due in today (6th Dec) and similarly if you do not provide written permissions we can’t serve xmas lunch and your child will be expected to bring packed lunch. Unfortunately this is the case due to the new Natasha’s law. So please hand them in so we can all celebrate together!

Lunch hall

This week p3 will be returning to the lunch hall. I know some children are quite anxious about this. At present, the only other classes using the hall are p1, p2 and a small amount of children from the other classes who opt for hot meals so crowds and noise are reduced. This should make the transition a little easier.

Homework

Spelling

Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.

Numeracy/Maths

I have stuck a numeracy/maths grid the the back of your child’s homework jotter. The expectation is that only one brick (activity)  be completed per week. Can you colour the brick after your child has completed the activity AND is confident in doing so independently.

A Sumdog challenge on 2D Shape has also been set for each pupil at their level and will be available until next Friday.

Reading:

Dragons

Snooty Prune

Monday – Chapter  one and two

Tuesday – Chapter three and four

Wednesday- Chapter five

Thursday–  Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can be found at:

ttops_fic_snootyprune_tns (1).pdf

Unicorns

The Quest

Monday- p1-6

Tuesday – p7-12

Wednesday – p13 – 18

Thursday-  p19-23        Create your own comic strip with at least 4 boxes about what you think happens next.

 

Kelpies

The Litter Queen

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at:

ort_bck_litterqueen_tns.pdf

Selkies 

Roman Adventure

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at:

ort_bck_roman_tns.pdf

Mermaids

Robin Hood

Monday – p1- 6

Tuesday– p7 –12

Wednesday- p13 – 18

Thursday- p19 – 24

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at

ort_bck_robinhood_tns.pdf (oupjapan.co.jp)

 

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

p3 Homework – w/b – 29.11.21

Hi everyone,

Homework

Spelling

Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.

Lots of children were missing their jotters today.  As a result they could not glue in their homework and it instead is loose in their bag. I am keen not to hand out new jotters before the end of term as we will all get a fresh one in January. Please can you remind you remind your child to look for their jotter at home.

Numeracy/Maths

I have stuck a numeracy/maths grid the the back of your child’s homework jotter. The expectation is that only one brick (activity)  be completed per week. Can you colour the brick after your child has completed the activity AND is confident in doing so independently.

A Sumdog challenge on addition and subtraction has also been set for each pupil at their level and will be available until next Friday.

Reading:

Dragons

Shelley Holmes Ace Detective

Monday – Chapter  Two and Three

Tuesday – Chapter Four and Five

Wednesday- Chapter Six and Seven

Thursday–  Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can be found at:

ttops_fic_shelholmes_tns.pdf (oxfordowl.co.uk)

Unicorns

Dangerous Trainers

Monday- Chapter 1

Tuesday – Chapter 2

Wednesday – Chapter 3

Thursday-  Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can be found at:

ttops_fic_dangertrainers_tns.pdf (oxfordowl.co.uk)

 

Kelpies

The Blue Eye

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at:

https://www.oupjapan.co.jp/sites/default/files/contents/eduk/ort/media/ort/ort_bck_blueeye_tns.pdf

Selkies 

Chinese Adventure

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can also be found at:

ort_bck_chinese_tns.pdf (oupjapan.co.jp)

Mermaids

The Go-Kart Race

Monday – p1- 6

Tuesday– p7 –12

Wednesday- p13 – 18

Thursday- p19 – 24

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can also be found at:

ort_bck_gokartrace_tns.pdf (oupjapan.co.jp)

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

P3 Homework week beginning 22.11.21

Hello everyone!

Christmas – Dates for your diary

Not to alarm anyone… but it is just over a month ’til C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S !!! Due to covid guidelines we, unfortunately, are still unable to have a Christmas show.  However, we will still be performing a festive song as a class which will be put together with the other year groups as a Merry Christmas from Loanhead. P3 have chosen to sing Wizzard’s ” I wish it could be Christmas everyday” . This will be recorded by Loanhead’s own tech ‘Wizzard’ Mrs Hinton around about the  1st and 2nd week of December. If you could encourage your child to practise the words at home I would really appreciate it.

I wish it could be Christmas everyday lyrics – YouTube

Carol Singing at the Horn

Loanhead PS  are going to be carol singing at the horn at the bottom of Clerk St in December. Each class will take it in turns to perform. We invite you to come and watch your little ones sing. It’s not quite the same as performances in school but it is a step in the right direction. We don’t have specific dates for this yet as we have to timetable it but I will let you when dates and times are confirmed.

Xmas Party – 

P3’s Christmas party will take place on the afternoon of the 15th of December. This will also be p3’s Christmas jumper day. I can’t wait to see your festive sweaters.

A quick reminder that we are finishing up on the 22nd of December this year. It has all come around so quick!

Loanhead Parish Church Gift Donations

Once again Loanhead are working with Loanhead Parish Church to bring Christmas present and a little bit more festive spirit to local families who may find this time of year financially challenging. I’m sure you will all agree that for many of us the past few years COVID has significantly impacted most families and everyone deserves a happy and magical festive season. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Loanhead Primary School will be one of the donation points for the church. Any donation of new gifts for children from birth to 15 are hugely appreciated and should be dropped off by the 10th of December. 

Please do not feel pressured to contribute, give what you can afford. Remember even the smallest of things could make a child’s Christmas.

Homework

In class we use a behaviour management strategy called blurt beans. The children fill the jar with pebbles for excellent listening and kind words and at various milestones they earn a reward. You will remember recently we had our PJ day relating to this.

P3 have now achieved their next target which allows them a week’s homework pass. This means there is no reading or spelling homework this week. Reading and spelling will carry on in school as normal.  I  do still implore you to encourage your children to read for enjoyment this week. Whether it is books, magazines, comics, recipe books even just subtitles on the TV. Literacy and reading opportunities are everywhere.

That is all for this week.

As always feel free to contact if you have any questions or queries at:

k.ramsay@midlothian.education

Have a fabulous week,

Miss Ramsay