ONLINE AND COMPUTER SAFETY UPDATE

Safety Online!

Screen Addiction

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Loanhead Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Recently, many of the children have been talking about the Momo challenge and have been increasingly worried about it.  Like many of these online phenomenon the publicity and hype has made this a lot bigger than it needs to be.  For a quick briefing on it see the link below.

https://parentzone.org.uk/article/three-minute-briefing-momo-challenge

MOMO INFO

It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

nICE
CBBC
Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Image searching

Pics4Learning
picsearch

Gaming

When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here

FORTNIGHT BATTLE ROYAL – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Social Media Platform Guides

Click here to access to modern and relevant information on the most popular online phenomenons and social media platforms

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

Insta advice

Snapchat Info

WhatsApp Info

YouTube Info

 

P3 Homework w/b 18/2/2019

Hi all,

This week in school is science week! It was kicked off today by the fabulous company Generation Science who took the kids for a brilliant workshop all about forces. The kids enjoyed this immensely.

Our science focus for the rest of the week will be centered around the body. In particular the skeleton!

As usual homework will go out on Tuesday and be returned the following Monday.

 

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is controlled vowels.  We are focusing on ‘er’ , ‘ir’ and ‘ur’ as in fern, girl, burn. When a vowel comes before an ‘r’ the vowel sound is changed. ‘er‘ makes the /r/ sound, and so do ‘ir‘ and ‘ur‘. When the /r/ sound is at the end of a 2 or more syllable word, the sound is usually spelled with the ‘er‘, but there is no rule of when to use ‘ir‘ and ‘ur‘. The corresponding spelling list for this is spelling list 19 which is only titled ‘er’.

Copy the spelling words in one of the ways suggested on the spelling menu and write 3 sentences.

Maths-

No maths homework this week.

 

Topic-

As we begin to round off our Scottish Inventors topic I would like the children to do a short 2 minute talk about a Scottish inventor after having conducted their own research at home. Children can if they wish use a powerpoint and notes. They may also discuss one of the inventors they have learned in school but are encouraged to research their own inventor at home.

I appreciate this takes some preparation time so children will also be given their IT time in class to research this. The speeches will be heard in small groups and will take place on Thursday the 28th  of February and on Friday the 1st of March.

Reading 

As it is science week we will have another non fiction week! This will comprise of reading and research activities.

Hedgehogs –

Tuesday – p1-12

Wednesday –  p13-24

Thursday – Research a favourite dinosaur.

Friday- Create a poster for your researched dinosaur and become a dinosaur hunter!

Pandas – Your Body, Inside Out

Tuesday – p1-12

Wednesday – p13-24

Thursday – Pick a favourite section and research that area of the body further.

Friday – Create a poster for your researched body part/system

Orangutans – 

Tuesday – p1-12

Wednesday – p13-24

Thursday- Research facts about one other planet in the solar system.

Friday – Create a poster for your researched planet.

Tigers – Zoom Out

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday- Research facts about one other planet in the solar system.

Friday – Create a poster for your researched planet.

Polar Bears – Grans Birthday and Animal Life Cycles (Polar Bears will receive two books this week. Check book bags for a note.)

Child Reading : Gran’s Birthday

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday- Share Animal Life Cyles p1-12 with parent/sibling

Friday – Share Animal Life Cycles p13-p24 with parent/sibling

 

PE Days – Tuesday and Wednesday

Miss Ramsay

ps- Just a quick reminder that toys should not be brought to school unless it is a Friday Golden toy. Thanks 🙂

Loanhead Poems

As you know Black Diamond came into school to record our pupils performing their Scots poems. They have now went live on the internet and thought you might want to hear. We are all so proud!

 

They can be found at:

p3 Homework w/b 5/2/19

Hi all,

As usual homework will go out on Tuesday and be returned the following Monday.

Junk

Thank you for all of your contributions! We have had loads of fantastic stuff brought in for our junk modelling , p3 are very excited.

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is the long o vowel sound made using ‘ue’ ‘ck’ and ‘k’ as in neck and book . We talk about ‘ck’ as protector ck as in protects short vowel sounds from being lonely. For example: b a ck, p i nk, th i nk.  These can be found on Spelling list 16 on the final list.

Copy the spelling words in one of the ways suggested on the spelling menu and write 3 sentences.

Maths 

As normal select a task from the home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

Reading 

Hedgehogs – Spooky

Tuesday – Chapter 1-2

Wednesday – Chapter 3-4

Thursday – Chapter 5-6

Friday- Chapter 7-8

Pandas – Bertie Wiggins Amazing Ears

Tuesday –p1-10

Wednesday – p10-20

Thursday – p20-end

Orangutans – Dutch Adventure

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Tigers – 

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Silly Children

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- whole book

 

 

 

p3 Homeworks Week beginning 28.1.19

  1. Hi all,

Quick reminder to return parents night slips as I did find a  few in children’s book bags so hopefully they have remembered to give them to you! Look forward to seeing you next week.

As usual homework will go out on Tuesday and be returned the following Monday.

Junk

Our new topic this term is Scottish inventors and I am hoping we can inspire the kids to get inventing themselves! If you have anything at home suitable for junk modelling could you send it in with your child. Any contribution would be much appreciated.

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is the long o vowel sound made using ‘ue’ ‘u_e’ and ‘ew’ as in rescue, cube and few. These can be found on Spelling list 16 on the new spelling words issued this week.

Copy the spelling words in one of the ways suggested on the spelling menu and write 3 sentences.

Maths 

As normal select a task from the home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

Reading 

Hedgehogs – The Revenge of Captain Blood

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – Chapter 4

Thursday –Chapter 5

Pandas – Hard to Please

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Orangutans – The Flying Machine

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Tigers – The Hunt for Gold

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Polar Bears – The Runaway Van

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- Whole Book

 

 

 

p3 Homework 22/01/2019

Hi all,

Apologies for the written homework not returning last week, unfortunately I was off work ill at the start of the week. I hope everyone had a fantastic time over the holidays and that your children are enjoying being back in the swing of things in school.

As usual homework will go out on Tuesday and be returned the following Monday.

Missing Jotters and Folders

Upon organising the homework I noticed quite a few children are missing jotters or folders which makes it difficult to ensure that all the children are getting their homework and keeping their things together without going missing. If you find  child does have a missing jotter could you send me in a little note and I will get them a new one and similarly with the reading folders as I can provide a poly pocket for them to use.

Spelling

This weeks spelling pattern is the long o vowel sound made using ‘oa’ ‘o_e’ and ‘ow’ as in boat, stone and bow. These can be found on Spelling list 16 on the new spelling words issued this week.

Can I ask that you are getting the children to also write a minimum of three sentences as well as practicing their spelling words as good sentence structure is something many of the children are not using within class. Your children should now be aware of vocabulary including adjectives, nouns, proper nouns and verbs as well as punctuation including full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas and speech marks and are encouraged to use these within their writing.

Maths 

As normal select a task from the home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

Reading 

HedgehogsThe Case of the Smiling Shark

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2-3

Thursday –Chapter 4-5

Friday – Chapter 6

Pandas – Coming Clean

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Orangutans – The Litter Queen

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Tigers – The Jigsaw Puzzle

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

Polar Bears – Friends

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24 – End

 

*Please note there has been some changes within the reading groups the children are aware of these changes if unsure double check with your child what group they are reading with in class. There will also be a note in your child’s reading record.

 

p3 Homework w/b 26.11.18

S0…. I don’t think I can deny we are definitely in the run up to Christmas now which of course means the timetable is bulging with things to do. I have put a couple of dates for you diary below and will update you further on anything you need to know about.

Friday 30th NovemberChristmas Fair* @12:30pm

Wednesday 12th DecemberChristmas Jumper Day and Christmas School Lunch

Thursday 13th December  – Drumming Workshop

Tuesday 18th December – P3-7 Christmas Concert (afternoon)

Friday 21st December – Last day of term – Assembly at LP Church.

*With regard to the Christmas Fair, the Lower Atrium will be compiling a Christmas Eve Hamper to raffle on the day so if you can donate any appropriate items to the hamper, that would be super!

HOMEWORK

Spelling

Our sound this week is -air (hair, chair, stair etc). Spelling homework is as usual.

Numeracy

Quite a few children are concerned that they don’t have time to complete this alongside everything else. Can I stress that it is only one brick on the wall a week and this can be done during the week or even the weekend as I don’t check jotters until the following Monday. I really encourage personalisation and choice in learning and hope this learning wall approach to numeracy homework allows for that.

Reading

Hedgehogs – I Wish, I Wish (New Level)

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – Chapter 4 and 5

Thursday – Chapter 6 and 7

Friday – Chapter 8

Pandas – The Masked Cleaning Ladies Save the Day

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Orangutans – Storm Castle

Tuesday p1- p8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday – P17 – p24

Friday – p24-p32

Tigers – The Broken Roof

Tuesday – p1 – p8

Wednesday – p9-p16

Thursday – p17-p24

Friday – p25-p32

Polar Bears – Land of the Dinosaurs (New Level)

Tuesday – p1 – p6

Wednesday – p12-p18

Thursday – p18-p24

 

Hope you all have a lovely week and hopefully I will see you at the Fair on Friday!

Miss Ramsay

 

Homework w/c 19/11/18

Hi all,

We had a fantastic turn out today for our pyjama day for Children in Need.Thank you for all of your donations and support. When I know the total I will let you know but it was great fun!

Book Week

This week in school is book week! Throughout the week if your child has a favourite book or a book they are reading at home as we will be partaking in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and  will be reading at regular intervals throughout the day.

Just a quick reminder that Thursday is a dress up day in school and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character. I have my costume prepped and at the ready!

Homework

Finally as it is book week this is a good opportunity to share our favourite stories with each other therefore I am asking that children prepare a short talk of 2-3 minutes on their favourite book. Information should include:

  • The book title and author
  • Why they like the book and their favourite part of the story
  • Their favourite character and least favourite character and why.

I will hear the talks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Children can present with notes, power points or drawings if they choose but it is not essential.

Spelling

Our spelling sound this week for homework is ou as in u eg double, trouble country etc.

Maths

This week I will also be sending home a large yellow homework jotter which contains a home learning wall similar to the spelling menu. Again children are asked to complete one brick on the wall each week and colour it in red, yellow or green based on understanding.  As some of the activities are practical and may not be able to be evidenced in the jotter pictures may be stuck in to the jotters or just a short note to let me know how they got on.

Reading

Hedgehogs – Waiting for Goldie

Tuesday – Chapter 1 and 2

Wednesday – Chapter 3

Thursday – Chapter 4 and 5

Pandas – The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – 3

Orangutans – Superdog

Tuesday p1- p8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday – P17 – p24

Friday – p24-p32

Tigers – Lost in the Jungle

Tuesday – p1 – p8

Wednesday – p9-p16

Thursday – p17-p24

Friday – p25-p32

Polar Bears

I will update this ASAP as I am going to assess this group to see if they are able to move up a level.

 

Miss Ramsay