P6 Week beginning 30.8.21

Hi all,

A few reminders for the week:

👟 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 based on what we have been learning this week, place value.

🇨🇳 Mandarin with Miss Sun is on Wednesday afternoon.

👩🏻‍🏫 Meet the Teacher is on Tuesday (31st August) and will be taking place outside of the P6 classroom. If you wish to come along to see me and have a chat about the upcoming year, then please ensure you wear a mask and we will be observing social distancing. Please note this is also weather dependent. 

Please ensure that your child only comes with water in their water bottle.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@mgfl.net

P6 Week beginning 23.8.21

Hi all,

What a wonderful first few days back the class have had. It has been so lovely to see all the children again and hearing all about their summer.

A few reminders for the week:

👟 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The class will have an early lunch on Wednesday at 12pm as their P.E. slot begins at 12:45pm, but the rest of the week their lunch is 12:30pm. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. on those days.

📝 Homework will begin on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. At the moment, the children will have spelling and reading homework to complete. Reading homework should be completed every night and signed to evidence this. Once we get into the swing of our work, maths/numeracy homework will be assigned too.

🇨🇳 Mandarin with Miss Sun will begin on Wednesday afternoon for the class.

🥛 Milk letters were given out earlier this week, please ensure if you wish for your child to receive milk this term it has to be handed in by Friday 27th August.

👩🏻‍🏫 Meet the Teacher is on Tuesday 31st August and will be taking place outside of the classroom. If you wish to come along to see me and have a chat about the upcoming year, then please ensure you wear a mask and we will be observing social distancing. Please note this is also weather dependent. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and if you have any questions, then please do get in touch.

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@mgfl.net

Primary 6 – Welcome Back!

Hi all,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer. I just wanted to make you all aware of a few changes this year.

The children have their morning break at 10:30am and then lunch is at 12:30pm. Please ensure your child comes to school with a snack, packed lunch and water bottle everyday.

P.E. for Primary 6 will be on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. On Monday and Wednesday, can the children please come dressed in their P.E. kit as we are not using changing facilities. 

The class will be issued homework on a Monday (spelling and reading). This will follow the same format as last year, spelling homework will be due in on Friday and reading homework should be completed every night with a signature beside it to evidence it has been completed. The class will copy their group’s spelling list into their jotter on Monday morning, and there will be a task for them to complete, as well as the usual look, cover, write check. Please encourage cursive handwriting when your child is completing their spelling homework.

We still have our class windows open for ventilation, so you may wish to give your child an extra jumper/hoody to bring in if they get cold. Please ensure all items are labelled.

I am so excited to be teaching the class again, as well as working with you all.

As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@mgfl.net 

P6 Info W/b 21st June 2021

Hi all,

The final week of P6 is upon us. It seems no time at all since the start last August!

What’s on this week?

Homework

There is no homework this week.

Info

PE  – Tuesday

School finish – Friday 25th @12:25pm

News

Kids Teach – Wow – what amazing lessons we were treated to last week! A range of topics covered too; types of car engines, budgeting and finance, judo, paper sculpting and games/races in PE! Every single ‘teacher’ presented their topic content and follow up activities with developing confidence and ease. I  am so proud of you all!

This week’s lessons to look forward to include graffiti art, farming, origami, obstacle races and ancient Gods!

Carrier bag – It would be helpful if pupils bring in a carrier bag to take old   school work home (although some jotters might be kept for P7).

Google Slideshow – I hope to put some recent photos of P6 into Glow so you can see what we’ve been doing lately. I’ll let the children know when this is available.

Finally…

I want to say a big thank you to my class for being so resilient throughout a very difficult year. Their ability to cope with all the changes and restrictions has been remarkable. They are a fantastic bunch and I look forward to taking them on into P7 and although it’s too early to say yet, hopefully things at school will be back to normal a bit more next session. Fingers crossed!

Have a safe and relaxing summer,

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Info w/b 14th June 2021

Hi all,

The final two weeks of term are upon us but there’s  still so much to do!

Parents Consultations – You should have received an 10 minute appointment time for Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

BRAKE Walk – BRAKE is a road safety charity and on Wednesday 16th , each class will walk approximately half a mile to promote road safety awareness. The route will take us out of the school premises.

Sports Day – Well done P6 Dryden for winning this year’s P6 sports. Photos of the day can be found on the Loanhead PS Twitter feed.

Poetry Competition – Class winners and overall winners of this year’s poetry competition will be announced at Friday’s assembly.

‘Kids Teach’ – Children have been excitedly planning  lessons to teach to their peers over the final two weeks. We have been able to use Chromebooks to plan this too, which the pupils have loved.

Picnic Lunch– I haven’t chosen a specific day for our picnic lunch -we’ll be spontaneous on the day depending on weather and staff.

Euro 2021 – Children will be split into small teams, given a country to represent and then play in a fun football tournament this week.

PE – Tuesday

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt

P6 Info W/B 7th June

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

What’s on this week?

PE  – Tuesday – P6 Sports afternoon! Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, we cannot have any spectators.

Homework

  • Spelling – as normal
  • Numeracy – A maths sheet will be sent home on Wednesday.

NEWS

Order your P7 hoodies now! – Open up the school website, click on the uniform link and details should appear so you can order P7 hoodies from ImageScotland. However, you may want to wait until near the end of the summer holidays to order to allow for growth spurts! Also, hoodies should only be ordered in time for term times; the school office is closed over the summer break and so, is unable to accept deliveries during the holiday.

Class Novel StudyThe Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo – developing higher order reading skills such as making inferences and discussing writer’s craft.

Picnic Lunch– If the weather stays nice,  I might take the class for a picnic one day ( just outside of the school boundary, where lots of outdoor learning already takes place, up on Ramsay Bing) Children all bring a packed lunch each day anyway and so it might be a last minute decision, depending on weather and staff available. It would be lovely to do something a bit different and we can play games too. The local outings letter signed at the start of the year should suffice as permission for this outing.

That’s all for now,

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Info W/B 31st May 2021

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, making the most of the sunshine.

What’s on this week?

PE  – Tuesday

Homework

  • Spelling – as normal
  • Numeracy – A maths sheet on data handling will be sent home on Wednesday.

NEWS

Parents Consultations Return Slips – Can you please hand in your return slip ASAP. Please note, the Wednesday option is now full. Appointment letters will go out this week.

Computer suite – It is the turn of P6 to have access to the computer suite this week, which is great for us to be able to access IT to support learning.

Class Novel StudyThe Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo – developing higher order reading skills such as making inferences and discussing writer’s craft.

Debates – Last week we started our first round of debates. Teams successfully debated that a Jaffa cake is indeed a cake, paper straws are better than plastic straws but the teams drew level  on the pronunciation of ‘Primark’!

This week, the debates continue with new teams and new topics.

Fidget Toys

Children have been reminded not to bring in any toys from home. Thanks for your co-operation.

That’s all for now,

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Week Beginning Tuesday 25th May 2021

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Monday  24th May– School Holiday

PE  – ***THURSDAY***  For one week only, PE will be on Thursday this week. Children should come to school dressed for PE outdoors please.

Homework

  • Spelling – as normal
  • Numeracy – A numeracy sheet will be sent home on Wednesday.

NEWS

Last week, P6 participated in a whole school Tokyo Olympic themed ‘National Numeracy/Maths Day’. There were 5 tasks to complete – money, measure, data handling, time and shape. This included managing a budget, measuring bean bag throws and working out the class average distance, converting UK time to Japanese time, and recreating the Japanese flag to specific measurements.

The children worked really hard and they gave lots of positive feedback  about these activities.

***Thanks to CL, OT and CG for sharing their learning at Friday’s Zoom assembly!***

Sticking with the Japanese theme, we also learned how to write short poems known as haikus and tankas. Finally, we learned how to drawn cartoons in an ‘anime’ style.

Fidget Toys

Children have been reminded not to bring in any toys from home. Thanks for your co-operation.

That’s all for now,

Miss Brunt