Digital learning update

This week most pupils should bring home their digital learning passwords for Sumdog, Glow and Education City.

In class, pupils will practise logging into these and using them to enhance learning.

Google classroom is an app within Glow Scotland where each class has a ‘google classroom’.  It works best on Google chrome and is accessible on most devices.

There are also tiles on the Glow home page for typing, maths, literacy games and activities too.

Pupils are asked to have a play about with these at home but also have passwords in school bags every day. This will be a learning curve for many and we appreciate your support, patience and cooperation at this time.

Thanks

Mrs Hinton

 

P5 News and Information 16th March 2020

This week we will be re issuing Online Learning passwords.  These are for Education City, Sumdog and Glow.  These are all subscriptions, paid for and used by Midlothian schools. P5 should be familiar with these and we encourage them to log on at home and let us know if they experience any issues.  Look out for a green card with 3 passwords on them – this should be in school daily!

Over the past few weeks, Mrs Hinton has begun to use Google Classroom with pupils during ICT time.  There will be more practise on this during this week.  Pupils should log into Glow CLICK HERE and from there they can use Google Classroom to access resources and work.  Glow also has links to Maths games, typing games, and Doorway Online which we use to Practise spellings.

We are continuing to regularly clean and wash hands.  I appreciate that this means some little hands are becoming irritated – please bring in hand cream as necessary.

WATER BOTTLES – Please can these be cleaned daily, they should also have  a lid on them to ensure cleanliness.

Homework this week – The next Alien activity, daily reading, spelling words and sentences.

Please can pupils also log into the Sumdog challenge and Google Classroom at home. – This can be accessed on phones, tablets, laptops, computers and consoles.

We are following government guidelines, please check their website and follow directions.  Do not come to school if you think you should be self isolating.

 

Many thanks

Mrs Hinton and M,rs Cumming

Primary 5 news and information week beginning 2nd March

 

Pupils  have daily reading homework which should be part read aloud for most children and discussed with parents.  All groups also have spelling words and are required to write each word 3 times and then write them in sentences/story/funny paragraph/letter – to show they understand the word in context.

Pupils also have Week 2 of their Alien literacy homework due for Friday, each child has a copy of the 6 week homework block but you can also Click here for more info .  This can be done in  jotters, on a computer and emailed to k.hinton@mgfl.net or pupils can share with me on GLOW -Pupils all have passwords to access this at home. The standard of week 1 homework was out of this world! 🙂

MATHS – Pupils all  have goals in numeracy – they will have specific learn its or times tables to learn and are required to practise these at home regularly.  Try also counting up in 6’s, 7’s and 8’s starting from random numbers e.g. 17 and see how fast they can do it forwards and backwards.

Pupil Presentations – some of the class did their homework and provided a “Big Question” for their presentations.  They had first choice of dates.  All pupils have been given a date – see below

P5 PRESENTATIONS

WORLD BOOK DAY IS THURSDAY – Pupils will not be dressing up but are required to bring in a model of their favourite character/setting/book – see the other post about this.

Primary 5 homework and information 25th February

This week we have PE Monday and Tuesday and we have a block of Rugby on Thursday too.

Pupils also have daily reading homework which should be part read aloud for most children and discussed with parents.  All groups also have spelling words and are required to write each word 3 times and then write them in sentences/story/funny paragraph/letter – to show they understand the word in context.

Pupils also have Week 1 of their Alien literacy homework due for Friday, each child has a copy of the 6 week homework block but you can also Click here for more info .  This can be done in  jotters, on a computer and emailed to k.hinton@mgfl.net or pupils can share with me on GLOW -Pupils all have passwords to access this at home.

MATHS – Pupils all  have goals in numeracy – they will have specific learn its or times tables to learn and are required to practise these at home regularly.  Try also counting up in 6’s, 7’s and 8’s starting from random numbers e.g. 17 and see how fast they can do it forwards and backwards.

Pupil Presentations – Presentations will take place between 11th March and the end of term.  Pupils have sheets home to create a “big question” – see my example below.  For Friday they should bring their big question to discuss with me and then they will choose their date.  This is part of our literacy curriculum and is a requirement to pass First level and beyond.  All pupils will be supported to present to their peers as this ensures consistency, fairness and learning.

Dolphin presentation example (1) Mrs Hinton

 

Loanhead’s got talent is on Friday – £3.50 a ticket, please come along and support the children and raise money for the Parent Council funds.

 

Primary 5 week beginning 3rd Feb 2020

This week is Miss Clements last week in Primary 5, we are all sad to see her go but wish her all the best in the nursery and primary 2.  Miss Clements will be teaching this week and pupils are learning about the layers of the ocean, note taking and Henri Rousseau.

WRITING -Last week we did some digital literacy on the music video for Titanium, and as a result the writing which came from it is excellent.  Pupils had homework to take this home and edit it – make changes in order to up level it.  Changes should be made in green and their work should have lots of green changes visible – this is an important step in the writing process before publishing.  ALL pupils have this to share with you and I have asked for a parent signature to show that they have discussed this with you.

READING – DAILY home reading for every pupil

SPELLING – Write words 3 times and write 10 sentences to include the words.

MATHS – Pupils have Sumdog challenges and maths targets to work on and if they forget, they should ensure knowledge of all the Learn its – please click the link to see the LearnIts-progresion fromP1-P7. 

LEARNING TRIOS – Take place on Thursday and Friday this week – please email or call if you cannot make your allocated time (k.hinton@mgfl.net)

Have a restful and fun holiday! We return back on Feb 17th and the first week back is our health week on substance misuse and emotional wellbeing.

 

Mrs Hinton and Mrs Cumming

P5 week beginning 27/01/20

Firstly we would like to say a well done to our 2 pupils who competed in the Scots Poetry Recital on Friday…they did extremely well and had clearly worked hard to learn it.

Homework this week:

Spelling: See purple spelling jotter as usual. All groups are to apply their understanding of the pattern and sound and find 5 (3 for Green group) new words that contain the pattern and sound. These should be accompanied with the meaning…please encourage your child to use a dictionary to help build their dictionary skills. All groups are to provide sentences or a paragraph containing their spelling words. FOR FRIDAY PLEASE.

Reading: Please see your child’s reading diary for set pages. We are focussing on prediction this week E.G. ‘What do you think will happen? Why do you think that? How do you know?’

PE is on the usual days of Tuesday and Thursday.

Learning Trio appointments have been sent home. If you need to change the time you have been given please contact the school office.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming and Karen Hinton

P5 Week beginning 20/01/20

This week homework is as usual:

Spelling: To be handed in on Friday, please see purple homework jotter for the spelling sound/pattern. In addition to their sentences, letter or story containing their spelling words Red and Blue group are to also provide 5 new words that follow the same pattern and sound along with their meanings. Green group should provide 3 words and meanings.

Reading: Please see the reading diary. This week we are working on prediction within our reading.

Scottish Poetry Recital: On Monday all children who wanted to be considered for the school recital competition were heard, 2 pupils were chosen, if your child was chosen please help them rehearse it with expression and actions.

All other children will be heard and assessed for part of their learning within listening and talking.

Parent/Teacher/Pupil Meetings ‘Learning Trios’

The second round of meetings will take place on Thursday and Friday , 6th and 7th February respectively. Appointment forms will be sent out this week.

Thank you,

Lisa Cumming and Karen Hinton.

 

 

P5 week: 13/01/2020

Hi All,

This week is a normal week:

Reading homework: please see reading diaries as usual.

Spelling: Words are in the purple jotter. Your child can make up a wee story, write a letter, illustrate their story/letter etc. or do sentences with their spelling words. Red and Blue group must also write 5 new words (with the same spelling pattern and sound) with the meanings. HOMEWORK IS DUE IN ON FRIDAY.

Scottish Poetry Recital: Children should be learning their poems at home to read aloud in class. Every child will be expected to do this.

PE: Tuesday and Thursday.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming and Karen Hinton.