P6 Skiing

Yesterday was our first ski session and everyone seemed very happy to get straight back to whizzing down the hill!

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Drumming workshop

P6 are lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in a drumming workshop which takes place on alternate Tuesdays.

Here are a few photos from our first session.

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P6 Reading Homework

All children in primary 6 are expected to read 20 minutes each night!

Reading homework will be issued each Thursday for the following Thursday. It will usually be a task about home reading books or a comprehension task following on from reading skills being focused on in class.

Homework due 21/01/16

Find five interesting words in your home reading book. Write down the meaning of each word then use each one in a sentence of your own.

Miss Prior 🙂

P1 Homework- 11.1.16

This week at school is finance week. Children will be learning the importance of money and why it is used. We will be exploring different coins and their values.

We will also start work this week on our new topic which is …

The Circus! 

 

Circus tent

If your child has any pictures or stories about the circus please feel free to bring them in.

 

Monday

Writing homework will be collected.

Reading homework will be issued- please check your child’s reading marker for information. New key words will be added to your child’s key chain please practise these words at home.

Tuesday 

Children will visit the school library today where they will be given the opportunity to borrow a book to take home. They can borrow this book for up to three weeks. Children can return this book early if they have finished with it but it must be returned no later than 2nd February.

P.E. day- please ensure your child has their P.E. kit with them.

Wednesday

Writing homework- New word sheets will be added to your child’s writing homework jotter these will be collected on Monday.

 

Thursday

P.E. day- please ensure your child has their P.E. kit with them.

 

Thank you

Miss Conway

 

Health & Wellbeing short Parent Survey –

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/girfecparents

(you may need to paste link into address bar)

As part of our staff training we have been looking at the GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) process that is used throughout Scotland. New laws are coming into place that will formalise many of our practices.  Part of this process as we move forward and ensure we are meeting all the needs of our pupils is to carry out some self evaluation around the Health and Wellbeing of our pupils. Midlothian has produced questionnaires for parents, pupils and staff.

The online link to the parent survey is below. By completing the (very short) survey you will be helping us to identify areas of strength and concerns and your feedback is welcomed. Your responses are anonymous. Your support in completing this survey is much appreciated.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/girfecparents

 

Reading in P6 this term

This term P6 will be practicing reading comprehension skills such as questioning and inference with Miss Prior.

With Miss Longford we will be focusing on non-fiction texts and there will be no school group reading books sent home. All children are still expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night as they will be completing work based on their individual home reading in class.

The new tables focus this term is the eight times table. We will be practicing these regularly in class and it is expected that children spent time each day learning them too.

P4 Homework Week Beginning 12/1/16

Maths

Please continue with your learnits at home.

This term we are focusing on the 4 x table, if you could practise this new table as well as the 3x table that would be much appreciated. Remember that the children should know the answers as fast as the learn-its.

If there are any children who need their learnits updated please let me know.

 

Spelling

There will be no spelling this week while we take part in some assessment.

 

Reading

Red Group- Jungle Shorts- Chapter 1 for Thursday and Question 2 and 3 on sheet.

Pink- See bookmark

Blue and Yellow (12/1/17 and 19/1/17)- Poem by J.K Annad- Read and learn plus word detective sheet 12/1/17.

Orange Group – The Boss Dog- Chapter 2 and Comprehension Sheet 2

Green Group- Blue Shoes Ch 2 and Comprehension sheet 2

Purple Group- The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me- Pages 10 -17

 

Topic

We have started our new Vikings topic and need any card or plastic pizza bases, margarine tubs and petit filous yogurt pots that you can spare!

If the children have any books or resources for an information table they want to bring in that would also be very useful. Thank you to Amber who has already helped with this.

 

Mandarin Song

We are learning a new Mandarin Song, if anyone wishes to practise,   visit

Mo li hua        Jasmine Flower

 

hǎo yī duǒ mĕi lì de mò li huā
hǎo yī duǒ mĕi lì de mò li huā
fēn fāng měi lì mǎn zhī yā
yòu xiāng yòu bái rén rén kuā
ràng wǒ lái jiāng nǐ zhāi xià
sòng gěi bié rén jiā
mò li huā ya mò li huā

 

MO LI HUA (Translation)

 

What a jasmine flower!
When jasmine blooms.
Not even snow is whiter.
I want to pluck one and wear it
But I’m afraid those around me would mock me.

What a jasmine flower!

P6 Homework for Miss Longford

Firstly Happy New Year!

We’ve had a great start back and this week will be focusing on budgeting in our numeracy lessons for ‘Finance week’.

At home everyone must work out how much their lunch costs everyday – e.g. 2 slices of bread, cheese, apple. This can be done either online, using receipts or by visiting a shop.  

If you want to go for the hot challenge you should then compare how much it would cost to buy it from another supermarket.

Everyone has spelling words for next Monday in their jotters too. Write these out three times with the original word covered then decide on an activity you want to do to help you remember the spellings. The more creative the better and it may then be chosen for a future spelling homework for the whole class!

All homework for Miss Longford is due on a Monday each week.