P6 Homework and News W/B 21st January 2019

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – There’s a new spelling list this week plus revision of to, too and two.

Poetry– Everyone has been given a Burns or Scottish poem to learn to recite. Well done to all those pupils who have recited so far. There are still a few to be heard this week.

Pupil Talk – Many children have shown great enthusiasm for this task already so we really look forward to hearing and watching the finished presentations in the final week.

All children have access to computers throughout the week to continue their research.

Ski-ing – Starts on Wednesday. Children should bring their ski-ing gear with them to change into at school before we leave on the bus (after break).

PETuesday and Thursday – I’ve noticed there’s an increasing number of children who do not bring a full or even partial PE kit with them. I’m going to discuss with P6 the importance of having a fresh change of clothes for PE, especially as they are maturing!

On a similar note, there are many children who do not have (or say they do not have!) indoor shoes. I have suggested that even a pair of slippers would count as indoor shoes if that would encourage them to bring in a change of footwear.

 

Thank you,

Sara Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Homework W/B 14th January 2019

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – There’s a new spelling list this week plus revision of your and you’re. Lots of practice also required with they’re, their and there.

Reading – There will be no reading book home. However, can children please bring in reading material that they enjoying reading as we will have time set aside for personal reading.

Poetry– Everyone has been given a Burns or Scottish poem to learn to recite. Two children from each year group will be selected to recite their poem at a special assembly towards the end of January. Children should be ready to read or recite their poems by Thursday 17th (this Thursday!)

Pupil Talk – Miss Dickson is organising pupil talks this term. We have selected 15 Scottish inventors and pioneers. The class will be split into 2 x 15 groups. Therefore, 2 people will be researching the same person. Children only have to present their talk to their group, not the whole class.

Some of the people we’ve selected to research are very well known and famous for their inventions, others are less well known but were nevertheless pioneers in their own field of work.

More information will follow this week. Pupil talks will be held in the final week before the February break.

WOOL APPEAL – Do you have any old wool/yarn/embroidery threads you could donate? We need lots as we’re going to be making items to sell to raise money for our Eco-committee. The more bright and colourful the better! Oh, and any beads would also be gratefully received.

PEMONDAY (for one week only) and Thursday as normal.

 

Thank you,

Sara Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

P6 News and Homework January 8th 2019

Hi all,

Welcome back P6! I hope everyone enjoyed their time off school and will be looking forward to a very busy, fun term. Thank you so much for all my lovely Christmas presents.

Overview

The first week back is Scottish Week across the school. However, P6 will continue the theme for the rest of this short term. The four focus areas will be:

  • Learning and reciting a Scottish poem
  • Preparing and delivering a pupil talk about a Scottish inventor or pioneer
  • Studying a historical topic; in this case, the Jacobites
  • A trip to the Forth Bridges as a mini ‘STEAM’ topic at the end of January

In addition to all this, we begin our block of ski-ing and will  have weekly lessons from a visiting Mandarin teacher!

Week beginning Tuesday 8th January

Spelling – To consolidate the spelling from last term, there will be no new spelling list this week. However, there will be a revision sheet on they’re, there and their sent home.

Reading – There will be no reading book home. However, children must bring in reading material that they enjoying reading in school as we will have set aside time for personal reading. In addition, we will be practising comprehension skills in class and children will put these into practice when researching their pupil talk.

Poetry– Everyone will be given a Burns or Scottish poem to learn to recite. Two children from each year group will be selected to recite their poem at a special assembly towards the end of January. Children should be ready to read/recite their poem by Thursday 17th January.

Numeracy – It is vital that children know their times tables or have strategies to quickly work these out ( not using technology!) Numeracy homework will consist of tables practice. This will start next week. This week, there is a Sumdog challenge.

PE – Tuesday and Thursday

Finally, a reminder that children should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.

There will be more information about each element as it is required but that’s all for now,

Thank you,

Sara Brunt

P6 Events W/B 17.12.18

Hi all,

It’s the final countdown…a fun packed week awaits!

This week:

There will be no homework this week but on Monday, I will collect in all spelling jotters, reading journals and reading books.

The first week back in 2019 is designated as Scottish Week. There will be a Burns poem for everyone to learn and recite. Children will have 2-3 weeks to prepare a pupil talk on a Scottish theme and our main project will be based on the Jacobite period.

PE – Can children have their kit in all week please as the halls’ timetables are temporarily suspended due to both schools requiring show practices. At the end of the week, children will be asked to bring home their PE kit for washing.

P3-7 Concert – We think that everyone now has something to wear for the concert; thanks to those who brought their own costumes in. Everyone will dress up for our rehearsal on Monday. The actual concert is on Tuesday afternoon at 13:45. One family member per family is welcome to spectate.

Party – Our Xmas party is on Thursday afternoon. There are quite a few children still to pay £2 towards this. Children may bring party clothes to change into before the party commences.

House Singing Competition – This week, the P7 house captains will be teaching their house teams a Christmas song to perform in school ( to pupils only) on Thursday – who will win this year?

Church on FridayFood Bank Donation -The school will have a Christmas assembly with Mr Duffin at his church, commencing around 09:30. Children have been asked to bring one item to donate to a local foodbank; children will carry their item up to church for the collection there.

School finishes at 12 noon. Pupils resume Tuesday 8th January 2019.

I wish you all a happy Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

 

Thanks for your continued support,

Miss S Brunt

P6 Homework W/B 3rd December 2018

Hi all,

This week:

Spelling – as normal; homework to be completed for next Monday.

Reading – Children are working very well with their reading journal. Children should complete Task 4 this week. Well done to those who completed Task 3 ; some real effort was shown with book cover designs, posters and even a board game!

PE – Can children have their kit in all week please as the halls timetables are temporarily suspended due to both schools requiring show practices. We may go outside or use the MUGA if we cannot get a hall slot.

Indoor shoes – can you ask your child if he/she has their indoor shoes at school. If not, can they please bring a pair ASAP as the floors and carpets are getting very muddy!

Community Police Officer – PC Ian Black visited P6 last week to chat about staying safe online. This generated lots of questions and valuable discussion. It turns out that some children do not have their online presence set to private so this is worth checking with them.

PANTO – is on Wednesday 5th December. Please ensure permission slips are returned and payment is made before then. Remember, there is a late return to school, probably four-ish. Please state on the permission slip how your child is getting home.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

P6 Homework and News W/B 26.11.18

Hi all,

This week:

Spelling – as normal; homework to be completed for next Monday.

Reading – Children are working very well with their reading journal. Everyone is now working on Task 3. The children got some personalisation and choice here and were asked to choose three question types to work on with their book. We went over this again last week and children seemed happy with their question choices.

PE – Can children just have their kit in all week please as our normal Thursday slot is taken with other things this week so I’ll find a slot in the timetable elsewhere to fit in PE. Tuesday PE remains unchanged. We have finished our netball sessions and will move onto basketball.

Indoor shoes – can you ask your child if he/she has their indoor shoes at school. If not, can they please bring a pair ASAP as the floors and carpets are getting very muddy!

Community Police Officer – PC Ian Black will visit P6 on Wednesday morning to chat about staying safe online.

P3-7 Christmas Concert – all  children who asked for an acting part have been given their roles and lines. We need to sort out costumes but we will try to source as much from school as possible. However, children may have to provide some of the costume themselves. Watch this space!

Christmas Fair –  Friday 30th November from 12:30pm. Stalls include: toys and books, home baking, tombola, hamper raffle, crafts, café, Santa’s Grotto and much, much more! We are still looking for more Fair Trade items for our P5-7 hamper. Thanks so much to those who have already handed items in.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

P6 Homework W/B 19th November 2018**Updated Date Change!**

Hi all,

There are just five weeks left of this term and it’s shaping up to be very busy indeed. Here are some reminders of dates for your diary. **Please note, I made an error with the date of  the P3-7 Christmas Concert so have changed it from Wed 19th to Tuesday 18th December. My apologies!**

W/B 19th NovemberBook Week Scotland – children should bring reading material to read in class when the ‘reading bell’ rings.

Thursday 22nd Nov. – Dress as a book character

Friday 30th NovemberChristmas Fair* @12:30pm

Wednesday 5th DecemberPantomime at Brunton Theatre (late return)

Wednesday 12th DecemberChristmas Jumper Day and Christmas School Lunch

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

Thursday 20th DecemberChristmas Party

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

*Details of events will appear nearer the time but with regard to the Christmas Fair, the Upper Atrium will be compiling a Fair Trade Hamper to raffle at the event so if you can donate any FT items to the hamper, that would be super.

This week –

Spelling – as normal; homework to be completed for next Monday.

Reading – Children are working very well with their reading journal. Everyone is now working on Task 3 but I’ve given two weeks for completion (by 29/11/18). The children got some personalisation and choice here and were asked to choose three question types to work on with their book. I will explain this again on Monday and make sure everyone is clear about what they are doing.

PE – Can children  have their kit in all week please as our normal Thursday slot is taken with other things this week but I’ll find a slot in the timetable elsewhere to fit in PE. Tuesday PE remains unchanged. We have finished our netball sessions and will move onto basketball. Speaking of basketball…

Congratulations to our P6/7 basketball team who won all their matches at last week’s tournament! LR, WL, LM, ZM and LCh; we are very proud of you all!

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

P6 Homework W/B 12th November 2018**UPDATED**

Updated Wed 14.11.18

A few things have cropped up since Sunday when I posted this.

  • Friday 16thChildren in Need – wear PJs to school and bring a small donation.
  • Friday 16thLibrary – please ensure books are returned so new ones can be borrowed.
  • Appeal for any unwanted wrapping paper, wallpaper or newspapers so that P6 can make recycled gift bags and tree decorations for the Christmas Fair. Thanks.
  • Thursday 22nd November – Dress as a book character.
  • Reading homework – Everyone should be starting  Task 3 but have 2 weeks to do this as some of the questions chosen by children may involve more work.
  • Congratulations to our P6/7 basketball team who won all their matches today at a tournament in Gorebridge. Well done to LM, WL, LR, LCh and ZM!

 

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling as usual; a new list will be copied down on Monday; tasks to be completed and handed back the following Monday.

Reading  Thanks to all who completed Task One of the Reading Journal last week. Children should be working on Task Two for this week, based on the next few chapters in each novel. This is quite a simple task and won’t take long.

Numeracy/Maths  Thanks to all who completed the task about time. This week, I have set a division challenge on Sumdog to try at home.

PE – Tuesday and Thursday – continuing our block on decision making through netball.

 

Thanks,

Miss S Brunt