P6 – Homework – Week Beginning 7.10.19

Hello,

Homework this week consists of reading, spellings and a numeracy worksheet and this is due on Friday 11th October.

  • Reading has been set for all reading groups. The book  title and the page numbers can be found in the pupils’ reading diaries.
  • Spellings for this week have been copied into pupils’ homework jotters.
  • Numeracy worksheets have been allocated to each pupil, with a focus on multiplication by 1 digit and 2 digit numbers.
  • Times Tables. I continue to encourage practicing times tables each evening, as this will really help with class work on multiplication and division.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

P6 – Times Tables Practice

Hello,

As part of our progress in Numeracy this year, I thought it was important to remind parents that any extra practice on times tables carried out at home can make a massive difference when it comes to helping pupils with multiplication and division calculations.

I encourage and recommend that pupils are practicing times tables at home for 10 minutes in the evening time.  For that reason I have provided website suggestions below to help with this. Pupils are already familiar with these websites, so they know how to access the games.

I appreciate your support!

  • Sumdog – Pupils should know their log in. If not then ask Mr. Nelson.
  • Top Marks website – This has a range of mini games that offer an alternative to sumdog. https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Thanks,

Mr. Nelson

 

Head lice

Hi all,

It’s that time of year again where head lice makes an appearance! Could I ask that parents are aware of this and are checking their child’s hair if they suspect their child has them.

Please ensure it is treated at home until all head lice have cleared to prevent them from spreading. The best time to check for head lice is when your child’s hair is wet and by using a fine nit comb.

Thank you!

P6 Home Learning and News W/B 24th June 2019

Hi all,

Finally, the last week has arrived, although I have to say, this year in P6 seems to have flown past. Personally, I’ve found it a very rewarding and fun year and I most definitely look forward to taking this year group on into P7.

There is no homework this week.

Just a reminder that the P7 Red Hoodies (The 2020 red hooded tops with  P7 names on the back)  are now available to buy in the online shop. I know some of you have already ordered, so fingers crossed that they will arrive in the next few days!

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Just a few to go now! Well done to FrC/ DG , WL/LR and MBo and MBa for their respective presentations last week on ants, rock climbing, the ocean layers and map reading.

Term ends on Friday at 12:25pm.

I’d like to say a big thanks for your support over the year and hopefully the sun will shine for everyone over the summer! See everyone back, safe and sound, in August.

Miss Brunt

P6 Home Learning and News W.B 17th June 2019

Hi all,

There’s just two weeks to go! Nearly the final countdown…

**P7 Red Hoody – The 2020 red hooded tops with  P7 names on the back are now available to buy in the online shop.**

Spelling – There will be no new list this week as we have  dictation to catch up on.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Just a few to go now! Well done to CK/FC and DR for their presentations last week. DR made a brilliant model of a hard drive which he used to clearly explain how to build a computer.

Topic – We have started a  topic on Space so if anyone has any books or resources to bring in, that would be great. We’re going to be looking particularly at the history and future of space travel and current technology/space missions.

Schoolwork home – Towards the end of the week, we’ll start to clear out trays and send relevant work home. However, there are some unfinished jotters with plenty of pages still left in so these will travel with P6 into P7 ( Writing, maths, handwriting, STEM and Mandarin). Can children start to bring  sturdy bags to carry their work home in please, say from Thursday onwards? Thanks.

Here is the diary for the week ahead:

Monday –  P6  BIKEABILITY for those who applied.   Bring bikes AND helmets please. A big well done to our fab Junior Road Safety Officers FC and EvC and ,of course, Mrs Welsh, for organising Bike To School Week.

Tuesday –     PE

Wednesday –

Thursday  – PE

Friday –

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Home Learning and News W.B 10th June 2019

Hi all,

Communication

It has been brought to my attention that some parents said they did not know about last week’s drop in session on Thursday. I update this web page every Sunday for the week ahead and I did detail on last week’s entry, about the forthcoming drop in session.   Also, every month, children are given a newsletter which always has dates for your diary on the back. The newsletter is  accessible on this site too. May’s newsletter is on the website and it did detail this drop in session.

P6 children have the expectation of being responsible enough to take letters home but I am unsure if some letters make it that far. P6 were given June’s newsletter just on Friday there and I actually put names on each one so I could make sure everyone got one. Even so, many were left behind on desks! I will speak to the class about this tomorrow. There are so many letters going home, it is hard to keep track of them all and I can imagine, for you as parents (especially if you have more than one child) this can be extremely tricky! Also, if children have been absent and miss letters this can be problematic. Admittedly, I can be forgetful and late in handing some out too! So, all in all, it’s really important to check this page on a weekly basis.

I will print this post out to send home so everyone has a copy.  Thank you.

 

**P7 Red Hoody – The 2020 red hooded tops with  P7 names on the back are now available to buy in the online shop.**

Spelling – There will be a new list this week so children should complete spelling activities as normal.

Numeracy – Recent assessments have shown that many children are still unsure about dividing so I’ve put a challenge on Sumdog. It lasts for a week and there’s 150 coins to collect.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Children should be preparing their presentations/lessons at home. Well done so far to EC/LD for teaching us a dance ( my legs are still aching!), TH/TJM for their football session and RA /OM for their second tennis lesson.  There are just a few pairs and individuals to go.

Living and Growing – Week beginning Monday 10th June, P6 will have some lessons about growing up and how their bodies start to change during puberty. There’s three lessons altogether; the second lesson covers human reproduction and the third lesson covers child birth. There will be a DVD to watch and worksheets to complete but the main part will be discussion. To recap, the lessons are:

  1. Change 2. How A Baby Is Made 3.How A Baby Is Born.  

Topic – We have started a new topic on Space so if anyone has any books or resources to bring in, that would be great. We’re going to be looking particularly at the future of space travel and current technology/space missions.

Here is the diary for the week ahead:

**BRING YOUR BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK** Children are encouraged to bike or scoot to school this week and may win a prize via The Golden Padlock! Friday is BLING YOUR BIKE day. Decorate your bike to try and win a prize.

Monday –    P6  BIKEABILITY for those who applied.   Bring bikes AND helmets please.

Tuesday –     PE

Wednesday –

Thursday  – PE

Friday –  Bling your bike – decorate your bike to try and win a prize!

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Home Learning and News W.B 3rd June 2019

Hi all,

It’s fair to say last week’s focus on health was packed full with amazing sporting taster sessions, including cricket, tae kwon do, karate, dance, hockey, cycling and basketball. Feedback from pupils was very positive about the whole week, including Sports Day and the Summer Fair!

Athletics – A super well done goes to the P6/7 athletics team who saw off competition from 14 other small schools to WIN the Midlothian Athletics Championships on Thursday! A large, shiny trophy is on its way to our trophy collection soon! Great achievement everyone!

**P7 Red Hoody – The 2020 red hooded tops with  P7 names on the back are now available to buy in the online shop.**

With only four weeks to go, we still have a lot of our planned curriculum to get through so it’s back to ‘normality’ this week.

Spelling – There will be a new list this week so children should complete spelling activities as normal.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Children should be preparing their presentations/lessons at home. I’ll catch up with everyone as to what they’re doing, what resources/spaces are needed and pencil in a date and time. Well done  to OM and RA for coaching tennis and LW and  EvC for their presentation and activity about protecting the environment. Both pairs were awesome!

Topic – We are going to start a new topic on Space so if anyone has any books or resources to bring in, that would be great. We’re going to be looking particularly at the future of space travel and current technology/space missions. Ideally, I’d like us to think about a ‘Futures’ theme, linking in with current global issues of climate change and sustainability.

Living and Growing – Week beginning Monday 10th June, P6 will have some lessons about growing up and how their bodies start to change during puberty. There’s three lessons altogether; the second lesson covers human reproduction and the third lesson covers child birth. There will be activities and worksheets to complete but the main part will be discussion. To recap, the lessons are:

  1. Change     
  2.  How A Baby Is Made
  3. How A Baby Is Born.

There is a drop-in session this Thursday if you’d like to chat about this planned unit of lessons.

Here is the diary for the week ahead:

Monday –    P6  BIKEABILITY for those who applied.   Bring bikes AND helmets please.

Class Photos – School photographer is in ( not for individual pics). School uniform required.

Tuesday –     PE

Wednesday – Report Cards will be sent home; please check bags!

Thursday – Drop in session from 15:30 to 17:00.  Please feel free to drop in for an informal chat, see the classroom and view your child’s work. It’s helpful if your child is there with you.

PE

Girl’s Football

Friday –  Poetry Assembly for winners of class poetry competition. Well done to AO who won P6’s category.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt