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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Home Learning and News W.B 27th May 2019

Hi all,

This week is HEALTH WEEK with a focus on physical wellbeing. There are many activities planned so children should come to school in sports clothing if possible ( no football or team colours please).

Spelling – There will be NO new list this week. We’ll take a breather and revise some spelling in school instead.

Reading – We will read sports/health related articles in school as reading comprehension.

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 so far to AO, KT and ZM for their presentations/lessons.

Numeracy – The maths and numeracy this week will centre round sports so there will be opportunities for measure, time, probability and problem solving.

Here is a plan of the week:

08:50 Warm up in the playground to music

( Mon,Tues and Wed)

Monday

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

SPORTS DAY starts at 1pm. Weather permitting. Mrs Donnelly will make a decision by 12 noon if weather is going to be problematic for the events to proceed. Spectators welcome.

Tuesday

HOCKEY – DANCE- TAE KWON DO

2PM BIKE RIDE  for those who applied.

Wednesday

GUT BRAIN WORKSHOP – KARATE – CRICKET –  BASKETBALL – FUN RUN

Thursday 

BIKE to school BREAKFAST @08:30.

Tennis  (tbc)

Athletics competition out with school for a few P6 pupils ( they know who they are).

Friday 

SPORTS SHOWCASE assembly ( KT and EC/LD)

SUMMER FAIR starts at 11:30am.  P6 pupils, UNLESS PICKED UP, will remain under my care until 12:25pm and then they can make their way home as usual. Please stress to your child ( as will I ) that they do not leave without checking in with me first so I can tick their names off my register. Thank you!

Phew! As you can see, it’s a busy week ahead but should be lots of fun!

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Home Learning and News WB 20.5.19

Hi all,

Here is the homework for the week.

Spelling – New list as usual.

Reading – We’re still reading poetry books in school but we’re also practising our self-penned raps!

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.

Sports Showcase – If anyone has a sporting talent they wish to show off, the auditions are  tomorrow, Tuesday ( 21st).  Two acts from each class will be chosen to go into the Sports Showcase on Friday 31st May.

Boy’s Football is tomorrow afternoon (Tues 21st) ; the boys know who is involved in this tournament.

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday

Looking ahead…

Next week is Health Week (WB 27th May) with the focus on physical activity and Mrs Duncan has already done a sterling job organising many sporting taster sessions. More details to follow but for now, Monday 27th (pm) is Sports Day and on Friday 31st it’s the Sports Showcase AND the day of the Summer Fair!

Busy, busy, busy!

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

P6 Home Learning W.B 13th May 2019

Hi all,

Here is the homework for the week.

Spelling – New list as usual.

Reading – We’re reading poetry books in school.

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.

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday ( possibly Friday this week)

Reminder: Next Monday (20th) is a holiday for pupils.

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt

P6 Home Learning W/B 7.5.19

Hi all,

Here is the homework for the week.

Spelling – New list as usual.

Reading – We’re reading poetry books in school.

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.

Bikeability return slips should now be in.

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday.

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt

P6 Home Learning 29.4.19

Hi all,

Here is the homework for the week.

Spelling – New list as usual.

Reading – We’re reading poetry books in school so no books will be sent home.

Numeracy – I’ve put a new challenge on Sumdog. It’s a decimal challenge with 100 coins to get.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach –  As we don’t have enough time to do both, children will choose to do either a Pupil Talk or plan and teach the class a short lesson. Children can work in pairs if they wish.  Some children are champing at the bit to get started. More information will follow on Tuesday. Everyone will get a couple of weeks to prepare.

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday.

Reminder – Next Monday (6th) is a holiday and the school is closed to pupils and staff.

That’s all for now, thanks for your support.

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

P6 Home Learning and News W/B Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Hi all,

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a relaxing break and that this recent glorious weather stays around for a long time.

The final term is here, with a couple of Monday holidays in May for the pupils. Time seems to have whizzed past. We have such a lot of learning to squeeze in: with mini science topics such as Electricity, Space and Living and Growing; a historical look back in time studying The Jacobites; the annual Poetry Competition, Health Week with Sports Day , Bikeabilty, a Novel StudyPupil Talks and/or Kids teach; the Summer Fair… the list seems to go on!

Homework this week consists of spelling only. There will be lots of information to follow about other events and tasks when required.

Children will continue to read daily in class, choosing from a set range of novels this term and there will also be poetry homework soon.

Housekeeping

It would be very helpful if children can come to school prepared with writing pencils, rubbers, sharpeners, coloured pens etc. Everyone is required to bring indoor shoes and a full PE kit. At the moment, PE is on Tuesday and Thursdays. Children should only have water to drink in class although may bring juice as part of a packed lunch.

 

Thank you,

Miss S  Brunt