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.
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.
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.
Street Talk – Scots Hoose Primary
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.
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.
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
Blackbones Saves The School
Monday- Chpt 1
Tuesday – Chpt 2
Wednesday – Chpt 3
Thursday- This week’s poetry
The Finest in the Land
Monday – p7-12
The Jigsaw Puzzle
Monday – p7-12
The Willow Pattern Plot
Monday – p7-12
Have a fab week everyone!
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).
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.