P6 Week Beginning 11.10.21

Hi all, 

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only. 

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be a revision of basic number patterns. 

For our Harvest collection, we will be collecting donations of non-perishable items and toiletries for Women’s Aid. Any donations will be gratefully received and should be brought in by Friday.

Whole class photos will be taken on either Wednesday or Thursday, please ensure your child comes with a school sweatshirt on these days. 

The weather is getting colder and wetter, so please make sure your child comes to school with suitable shoes and a coat for this weather. In addition, the classroom windows still need to be open for ventilation, so children may wish to bring in an extra jumper/hoody to keep warm. 

We will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am.

Holiday Reminder: School closes on Friday  15th October at 12:25pm and children will return to school on Tuesday 26th October. 

I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable October holiday, when it comes! 

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education 

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.

P6 Week Beginning 4.10.21

Hi all, 

The class had a wonderful week learning about how we use maths in real life and riding their bikes to school. I was so impressed by how many of them still rode their bikes to school, even in the rain! Amazing!!

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only.

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be following on from our learning in class as we begin to learn about the value of digits up to 2 or 3 decimal places. Please ensure spelling words are spelt correctly and have been written in cursive.

The class have really been enjoying reading our class novel ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo, and this week they even wrote stories as if they were Michael stranded on an island. 

ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am.

Thanks for all of your support, 

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P6 Week Beginning 27.9.21

Hello,

Next week is Maths Week Scotland and Bike to School Week! We will have lots of Maths activities which will explore the use of maths in real life. 

For Bike to School Week, the P5/6/7 will get a visit from the smoothie bike on Monday and on Wednesday we will be having a ‘Bling your Bike’ day! The children can decorate their bike however they like and then bring it into school. 

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon.. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. (outside).

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. For Maths Week, I have entered the class into the ‘Maths Week Scotland’ competition on Sumdog. The class glued their Sumdog passwords into their reading records today, so please do log onto Sumdog this week to take part in the competition as their numeracy homework. 

As always, we will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

Miss Lauren Waller

Please note the change in my email address:

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P6 Brass Lessons

Hello,

Mr Walker spoke with the class today about signing up for brass lessons at school. He only has a limited number of spaces and quite a few children in the class shared their interest. However, you have to sign up so he is able to contact those who are interested. Please find below instructions on how to do so.

  • Open the Midlothian Council webpage
  • In the top search bar, type ‘apply for music lessons’
  • Click the first link at the top of the page
  • There is more information here about the lessons
  • Scroll down to find ‘How do I sign up?’ and click this, it will take you to the link to sign your child up.

If you have any difficulty with this, then please do contact me and I can speak to Mr Walker to try and resolve any issues there are.

Miss Lauren Waller

P6 Week Beginning 21.9

Hi all, 

I hope you all have a lovely Monday off this coming week. 

This week we will be using the Chromebooks in class for certain lessons, which is very exciting. If the children could please bring into school their Google Workspace logins, then that will make the login process easier. 

P.E. is only on Wednesday afternoon this week. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. (outside).

Homework will be handed out on Tuesday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. The numeracy homework is going to be a recap of last week’s learning of adding/subtracting 10, 100 and 1,000 to a number. 

We have no Mandarin with Miss Sun on Wednesday afternoon.

The class is very lucky to have a drumming session on Wednesday morning. They managed to attend an online session last year but it will be nice to be able to do it in person this time round. 

As always, we will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P6 Week Beginning 13.9.21

Hello,

The class really enjoyed their ‘life skills through golf’ day on Tuesday, and we all learned a lot about Old (and young!) Tommy Morris. 

This week, children received their new email addresses and passwords for Google Workspace. Midlothian Education is in the process of updating their IT systems and we will be shifting over to use Google Workspace. I briefly showed the children how to log on but please do have a little play around with it, to get more comfortable with navigating where everything is. 

👟 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. (outside) on those days.

📝 Homework is handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. The numeracy homework is going to be a recap of last week’s learning of comparing numbers.

Mandarin with Miss Sun is on Wednesday afternoon.

Please note that there is a September holiday on Monday 20th September and children will return to school on Tuesday 21st September.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P6 Week beginning 6.9.21

Hi all,

👟 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. (outside) on those days.

📝 Homework is handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. The numeracy homework is revision of addition and subtraction chimney sums, including regrouping and exchanging.

🇨🇳 Mandarin with Miss Sun is on Wednesday afternoon.

⛳️ On Tuesday the class have a workshop to learn about a former Scottish golfing champion, Tommy Morris.

📨 Some of the children received a letter yesterday about a race on Saturday 18th September, the children were asked if they would like to take part and only those who did, received a letter. Please can this be returned on Monday.

🎷 Mr Walker, the brass teacher, spoke with the class on Thursday about the opportunity to learn a brass instrument. Parents/Carers should have received an email about this already and this is just a reminder that registration for it opens on Monday. Please note that P7 do have priority over P6, as they were unable to take part last year, so this may mean there could be limited spaces for P6 pupils. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need anything.

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@mgfl.net