Harvest Collection

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Next week we are beginning to collect donations for our Harvest collection. All donations will be for Women’s Aid, based here in Loanhead. Below is a list of examples of items which could be donated, please note they are only accepting non-perishable items and toiletries. Please can all donations be brought to school by Friday 15th October.

  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash 
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  • Sanitary products 
  • Tins of soup, sauces etc. 
  • Packaged and long-life items (for example, pasta)

Thank you.

P3 Homework W/B: 27.9.21

Hi everyone,

Reminders:

  • This week is Maths week AND Bike week in Loanhead.

BIKE WEEK – Children are encouraged (weather permitting) to cycle to school to raise awareness of this as a healthy alternative way to travel.  Any child who participate will be given a ticket and will be entered into the raffle to win a prize! We also have ‘Bling your Bike’ taking place on Wednesday so get creative and get decorating!

MATHS WEEK

We are also taking part in national Maths week . We will be taking part in different maths challenges both indoor and outdoors. The theme this year is maths in real life so if you wanted to support this you could discuss how you use maths and numeracy in your everyday life and why it is important. Take the opportunity when you are out and about to point out how maths is used everywhere from bus timetables to speed limit signs, shops to cooking.  Another great opportunity to highlight the importance of maths in the real world  is the maths week trail being hosted by the national museum which can be picked up from the museum or downloaded here:

Museum trails (nms.ac.uk)

This could be a fun day out and supports what we are highlighting in school this week.

The children have also been entered into a SUMDOG contest this week that is lots of fun and Sumdog is excellent for just general practise as well as allow me to set targetted tasks for each child/group. The Sumdog passwords will go out on Tuesday and all children will have practised logging on by themselves on Tuesday morning so will know what to do.

Reading:

Dragons

The Lie Detector

Tuesday -Chapter One and Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three and Four

Thursday– Chapter Five and Six

Extension- ICT -Ask children to use a search engine to find out more about the author Susan Gates. Ensure that the
children only have access to child-friendly sites.
• Prompt the children to find out what a polygraph, or lie detector, really looks like on the internet

Unicorns

Princess Pips Holiday

Tuesday -Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Extension- Further Reading

•Find the word ‘sprouts’ on page 10. Ask the children to work in pairs to list more words they know
beginning with ‘spr’, using a dictionary to find more.
• Ask the children, in pairs, to scan the story for everything that Princess Pip found boring. Ask each pair
to make a list of the events in order.

Kelpies

Egyptian Adventure

Tuesday– p1 –12

Wednesday- p12 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Selkies 

The Laughing Princess

Tuesday– p1 –12

Wednesday- p12 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Mermaids

Rotten Apples

Tuesday- p1 – 8

Wednesday- p8-16

Thursday- p17 – 24

Spelling:

Spelling is as it was last week using the attached spelling menu.

 

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

P3 Homework w/b: 21.9.21

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. I would just like to say a huge thank you for the gifts I received on my birthday last week from you and your children. It was completely unexpected and unnecessary but massively appreciated all the same. Your children also went out of their way to plan me a surprise party which just made my heart swell. What kind little souls you have brought them up to be.

Back to business however, homework has been issued. Spelling words have been stuck into jotters and reading books handed out. These must both be handed in on Friday first thing in the morning

. The homework change over each week is wasting a lot of class learning time due to children not handing in books on the deadline so we end up chasing up every individual child. We had a big chat in class today about how their homework is their responsibility to do and organise so if you could reinforce this at home it would be appreciated.

Reminders:

  • We are losing lots of jumpers in class. I have made a box of any unlabelled lost property which will be placed outside each day if it is not claimed in class. Please make sure to write your child’s initials or name and class on their labels as this ensures things can be returned to their rightful owners.
  • At the moment we are missing a black zip up and a Loanhead green jacket belonging to a child in the class. If you could double check this has not made its way home to you by mistake that you be helpful.
  • Please note the change in my e-mail address should  you wish to contact me, it is now:

             k.ramsay@midlothian.education

Dragons

Robbie Hood and his Merry Men

Tuesday -Chapter One and Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three and Four

Thursday– Chapter Five and Six

Extension- Discussion

Read page 9. Why are there no speech marks around what Miss Goody is saying?

Go to pages 30–31. Ask the children to explain why the words are written differently on this page.
Why are the first sentences written in a spiral?

ICT – Suggest the children find out who Robin Hood on the internet. Ensure that they only have access to
child-friendly sites. And write down 3 facts you find.

Unicorns

The Masked Cleaning Ladies Save The Day

Tuesday -Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Extension- Discussion

Remind the children to look for familiar spelling patterns to help them work out words. Find ‘sight’
on the last line of page 7. Ask a child to read the word, then turn to page 9. Ask another child to
find the same ‘igh’ string in ‘fighting’ on line 3
• Remind the children to break words into syllables to help them read it, e.g. find the word ‘notice’
on page 6 line 5, and ask a child to break it into syllables.
•Find ‘dirtier’ on page 7 and ask another child to break it down into syllables.

Can you look through the text and find the verbs used instead of ‘said’ to describe speech.

Imagine what King Harry, Captain Jones and Captain Smith said to each
other before they returned as the Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om.

Kelpies

Flood!

Tuesday– p1 –12

Wednesday- p12 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Selkies 

The Treasure Chest

Tuesday– p1 –12

Wednesday- p12 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

 

Mermaids

Mum to the Rescue

Tuesday- p1 – 8

Wednesday- p8-16

Thursday- p17 – 24

Spelling:

Spelling is as it was last week using the attached spelling menu.

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

P3 Homework w/b 13.9.21

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We are fully back into the swing of things in p3. Lots of tired boys and girls but as always they are working hard and trying their best. Definitely looking forward to the September weekend I think!

No real reminders this week other than to please remind you of the below post regarding toys in school.

Reminders:

  • Due to COVID guidance can we please be ensuring children do not bring toys to school. It also helps to ensure children are concentrating and listening when they should be.  If other arrangements have been made with me , for example fidgets, these can continue to come to school.

 

Dragons

Bertha’s Secret Battle

Monday -Chapter One

Tuesday- Chapter Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three

Thursday-

ICT task: Ask the children to design and print tickets to the Grand Wrestling Competition, and include the names
of the stars, the date and time, seat numbers and price. Encourage them to experiment with different
sizes and styles of fonts for the best effects, and to try out different layouts to see what looks best.

OR

• Ask the children to begin with a careful drawing showing what the person looked like and giving
her stage name, i.e. ‘Fairplay Fiona’ or ‘Big Bertha the Bone Cruncher’.
• Then ask them to write some phrases and sentences (slogans) that say why the person should
be supported, e.g. ‘She’s the meanest, but she’s the keenest!’; ‘Her hair’s fair, she plays fair’.

Unicorns

The Litter Queen

Monday -p1-7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Kelpies

Save Floppy!

Monday – p1 – 7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Selkies

Robin Hood

Monday – p1-7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Mermaids

Noah’s Ark Adventure

Monday – p1 – 6

Tuesday- p6 – 12

Wednesday- p13 – 16

Thursday- p17 – 24

 

Spelling:

Spelling is as it was last week using the attached spelling menu.

As well as spelling I will get everyone’s Sumdog password stuck into their jotters this week so children can play some education maths games at home if they wish.

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

P3 Homework w/b 6.9.21

Hi everyone,

Another busy week in P3 but we are all loving it and putting in such great effort.  We live by the motto ”practice makes progress” and always focus on knowing that we can achieve any goal if we put in the work and you can really feel that in the ethos in our classroom.

Reminders:

  • On Thursday the 9th Mrs Caldwell will be covering the class first thing in the morning should you feel you need to prepare your child for change.
  • PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure your child comes to school prepared in suitable clothing and with a water  bottle (water only please).
  • Due to COVID guidance can we please be ensuring children do not bring toys to school. It also helps to ensure children are concentrating and listening when they should be.  If other arrangements have been made with me , for example fidgets, these can continue to come to school.
  • Can I give a gentle reminder that homework should be handed in on Friday (unless other arrangements have been made with me) so I can refresh the word lists. Otherwise I will not have a chance to do this throughout the week.

Reading:

Dragons

Flans Across the River

Monday -Chapter One

Tuesday- Chapter Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three

Thursday- Can you draw/create your own design to get the flans across the river that would be more effective than Rodney’s. What features of your design make it more effective and why? If Rodney used your design would the ending of the story be significantly different and how?

Unicorns

Rescue!

Monday -p1-7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Kelpies

The Victorian Adventure

Monday – p1 – 7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Selkies

The Land of the Dinosaurs

Monday – p1-7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Mermaids

Scarecrows

Monday – p1 – 6

Tuesday- p6 – 12

Wednesday- p13 – 16

Thursday- p17 – 24

 

Spelling:

Spelling is as it was last week using the attached spelling menu.

Have a great week everyone. 🙂

Miss Ramsay

p3 Homework week beginning 30.8.21

Hello all!

I hope everyone has had a fabby start back to LPS. The class have certainly hit the ground running and are really meeting my expectations for P3. They’re such a lovely bunch and so clever.

Announcement:

Usually homework will be handed out on a Monday however due to my absence on Friday that wasn’t possible this week. Apologies!

Coming home with your child today is a reading book, reading record and a homework jotter. Inside the homework jotter you will find spelling words that are allocated to each group . All the children have been sorted into their group of either Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin or Hufflepuff and they have been made aware of their group in class. I have also included minimum expectations for homework. Priority should be given to reading homework each week. Children will get spelling each week and occasionally numeracy homework if we find a certain concept really challenging in class.

Homework will go out on a Monday and be handed in on a Friday. The Friday hand in is crucial for me to refresh spelling lists for the next week.

I will also be posting homework and announcements weekly on the website for now and eventually this will move over to the new google classroom. I will write home and inform you when that move will take place.

Reading:

Dragons

Bertie Wiggins Amazing Ears

Tuesday- Chapter Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three

Thursday- Create and design a new book cover for your book. What did you choose to include in your picture and why?

Unicorns

The Blue Eye

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Kelpies

The Flying Carpet

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Selkies

The Outing

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Mermaids

The New Baby

Tuesday- p6 – 12

Wednesday- p13 – 16

Thursday- p17 – 24

Spelling:

In your child’s reading records there are lots of high frequency word lists. Instant recognition of these increases of the fluidity of your child’s reading dramatically so if you are ever looking for extra work at home practice of these words is a fantastic place to start.

Remember if you have any queries or concerns feel free to contact me at:

K.Ramsay@mgfl.net

I will always strive to respond in a timely manner and help whichever way I can.

Kind Regards,

Miss Ramsay

 

Spelling Homework week beginning 7/6/21

There will be no spelling homework this week as P3 will be completing a spelling test in class on Friday. Instead I am asking you to revise all previous sounds that have been covered. Prior homework  assignments should still be available to view if you are looking to see what sounds this might include.

Please assure your little ones that this head is no big deal! They get a little anxious when the term assessment or test is mentioned. It is simply in place to inform the p4 teachers of strengths and supports needed for spelling in p4.
Miss Ramsay

📗World Book Day 2021 – Digital book token 📚

📚  As part of World Book Day, the children always love to be given their book token in school.  This year I have been given a digital book token for parents/carers to save onto their phones and use in participating stores.  The children can get one of the £1 books using this token or they can get money off the other World Book Day books.  This can be used until March 28th.

Enjoy 🙂 and remember to send in your extreme reading photos

 

Mrs Hinton