This letter was sent home to pupils today (17th March). We are still following government guidelines.
In class, pupils will practise logging into these and using them to enhance learning.
Google classroom is an app within Glow Scotland where each class has a ‘google classroom’. It works best on Google chrome and is accessible on most devices.
There are also tiles on the Glow home page for typing, maths, literacy games and activities too.
Pupils are asked to have a play about with these at home but also have passwords in school bags every day. This will be a learning curve for many and we appreciate your support, patience and cooperation at this time.
**A letter was given to all children on Friday to remind all that if your child presents a new persistent cough and/or fever then they should remain home for at least 7 days. It is extremely important that these guidelines are followed as it will help to reduce the spread of germs/illness. In addition to this the children have had an increase in hand washing, we are washing our hands when we arrive, before and after break/lunch and then once again before we leave. If the school soap is leaving your child’s hands irritated, could you please send in a clearly labelled bottle of hand soap for them to use. Thank you.**
At this time of uncertainty please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure consistency in your child’s education. Although Mrs Roy and myself have had to self-isolate, due to our daughters showing symptoms, we will be working on putting together Online Learning resources in the event that schools close. At present, however, school remains open under government guidance.
Pupils will shortly be receiving green bookmarks with Online Learning passwords for Education City, Sumdog and Glow. These are all subscriptions, paid for and used by Midlothian schools. P4 are encouraged to log on at home and report if they experience any issues. Look out for a green card with 3 passwords on them – this should be in school daily!
Mrs Hinton has kindly offered to begin demonstrations on how to use Google Classroom with pupils during ICT time. Pupils will soon be able to use Google Classroom to access resources and work and can access this through Glow which also has links to Maths and typing games.
Water Bottles – Please can these be cleaned daily, they should also have a lid on them to ensure cleanliness.
Washing Hands – All pupils and staff will continue to wash hands with warm, soapy water several times per day. If the school soap irritates hands then please bring in a clearly labelled bottle and/or hand cream.
I will continue to update with news as and when received.
Many thanks for your cooperation,
Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy
This week we will be re issuing Online Learning passwords. These are for Education City, Sumdog and Glow. These are all subscriptions, paid for and used by Midlothian schools. P5 should be familiar with these and we encourage them to log on at home and let us know if they experience any issues. Look out for a green card with 3 passwords on them – this should be in school daily!
Over the past few weeks, Mrs Hinton has begun to use Google Classroom with pupils during ICT time. There will be more practise on this during this week. Pupils should log into Glow CLICK HERE and from there they can use Google Classroom to access resources and work. Glow also has links to Maths games, typing games, and Doorway Online which we use to Practise spellings.
We are continuing to regularly clean and wash hands. I appreciate that this means some little hands are becoming irritated – please bring in hand cream as necessary.
WATER BOTTLES – Please can these be cleaned daily, they should also have a lid on them to ensure cleanliness.
Homework this week – The next Alien activity, daily reading, spelling words and sentences.
Please can pupils also log into the Sumdog challenge and Google Classroom at home. – This can be accessed on phones, tablets, laptops, computers and consoles.
We are following government guidelines, please check their website and follow directions. Do not come to school if you think you should be self isolating.
Mrs Hinton and M,rs Cumming
**A letter was given to all children on Friday to remind all that if your child presents a new persistent cough and/or fever then they should remain home for at least 7 days. It is extremely important that these guidelines are followed as it will help to reduce the spread of germs/illness. In addition to this the children have had an increase in hand washing, we are washing our hands when we arrive, before and after break/lunch and then once again before we leave. If the school soap is leaving your child’s hands irritated, could you please send in a clearly labelled bottle of hand soap for them to use.Please ensure your child also come to school with their own water bottle as we will not be providing spare cups or water bottles in class. Thank you.**
We are really focusing on promoting good hygiene in class and limiting the spread of germs as far as possible. We will be focusing a huge amount on the importance of hand washing. The children will also not be playing with play dough, water, sand etc. to try and reduce germs from spreading. For the same reason I unfortunately will be putting a pause on Tartan Tommy’s home visits for the weekend. I know the children will be upset by this but I will be discussing an alternative reward for the children’s hard work and good behaviour.
Wednesday is ‘Beep Beep Day’ and Mrs Sharp and the JRSO’s have planned some fun activities for the lower years to take part in! Children can wear bright clothing on this day (for example, a bright orange top or a hi-vis vest/jacket) and can bring in a donation for the charity BRAKE. Apologies for posting the wrong date last week.
This week we are revising all of our initial ‘l’ , ‘r’ and ‘s’ blends of the past few weeks.
Continual work on the home literacy wall is also encouraged.
Chips- The Storm
Wed – Whole Book
Biffs- Strawberry Jam
Thurs- Activity (Picture and Word match)
Kippers – What a bad dog!
Thurs-Activity (Colour and sequence cards)
Floppy’s – Spiral Starters- My New School
Thurs-Activity (Word search)
All the Best,
I hope you all had a good weekend. Information for the coming week is as follows.
Schedule for the week
Football Club – Mr McGaff and I are running a P6 / P7 football club after school on Tuesdays (3:15pm-4pm), alternating weeks for girls and boys. This week it will be for the girls.
Football Festival – Unfortunately the planned football festival for P6 and P7 boys has been cancelled due to health and safety precautions in response to the corona virus (COVID-19).
Road Safety Day / Beep Beep Day – The Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO)and Mrs Sharp have planned activities for all the classes to take part in. It would be fantastic if they can wear a Hi-Vis item of clothing to school on the day. Loanhead Primary School are supporting the charity BRAKE therefore the pupils can make a donation to BRAKE if possible. All donations will be greatly received.
PE – It is reminded that all pupils require a PE kit to change into and indoor shoes.
- Spellings – New spellings will be copied into homework jotters to be learnt, as well as completing the associated writing tasks provided. (To be completed by Friday 27.3.20.)
- Reading – Check pupil reading diaries. All pupils have reading due this week. Groups 1 and 2 – Tuesday 17.3.20. Groups 3 and 4 – Thursday 19.3.20.
- Maths – Interactive learning tasks will be set to be completed by Friday 27.3.20 using Education City.
Thanks for your support,
Hello everyone, I hope you are all staying well and healthy!
This week’s homework is business as usual. I am now trying your children on non-fiction books at their exact reading level, which may be more challenging than last week’s reading. I would encourage you to discuss the topic of the book with your child and quiz them on any information within the book!
This week’s spelling pattern is <ey>. The words are as follows:
Finally, for maths we will be wrapping up time and starting work on ‘chance and uncertainty’. This week’s focus will be discussing the likelihood of events occurring and using the correct language. For example:
‘Rolling a number between 1 and 6 on a dice is certain.‘
‘Rolling a number higher than 6 is impossible.’
‘The sun coming out today is likely.’
‘A penguin appearing in the playground is very unlikely.’
As soon as your child is familiar with the language we use when discussing chance we can move onto more advanced topics.
Thanks a lot,
This week sees ‘Road Safety Day’ ( Beep Beep Day!) on Wednesday so the Junior Road Safety Officers and Mrs Sharp have organised some activities for children. Pupils have been asked if they can wear one Hi-Viz item of clothing to school that day. Children can bring in a monetary donation for BRAKE if they so wish. Apologies for the wrong date for this event being posted last week.
Football Club – Mr McGaff and Mr Nelson are planning to run a P7 football club after school on Tuesdays, alternating weeks for girls and boys.
Basketball Tournament – Ten P7s represented LPS on Wednesday morning at a local competition and won it! They won all their five matches. So proud of you all! Fingers crossed, we can send a team to the County Champs.
PE is on Tuesday , Wednesday and the final session of rugby is on Thursday this week. Thanks so much to rugby coach Bradley for all his fun games and skills development.
Chrome Books – P7 have loved using Chrome Books in class this week and these have really engaged children in their learning. We are navigating our way around using Google Classroom and so home/class learning online is now perfectly possible.
Independent Study –Last Friday, a reading comprehension task was given out to be handed in this Friday. My intention is to put study tasks on Google Classroom from now on. Please let me know if your child cannot access this at home.
Schedule for the week:
Boy’s Football Festival
Football Cub after school (girls)
Rugby – bring PE clothes to be able to play rugby outside in the MUGA.
Friday – ‘Headstrong’ Session 2 ( last week’s session was cancelled)