P7 News W/B Monday 13th September ’21

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – The first group start their training on Monday 13th.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

🏠House Captain Speeches – Good luck to all the candidates who will deliver their House Captain speech on Monday!

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – A maths task will be sent home on Wednesday. This will focus on worded maths problems. Due the following Wed please. 

🧮Reading – Can every child please have personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

🏌️‍♂️ Tommy Morris – We had  a fantastic workshop last Monday to learn about a former Scottish golfing champion, Tommy Morris. The day was packed with group work and challenges and this fitted in perfectly with current class discussion about the vital life skills of perseverance, resilience and having a growth mindset.

🏊‍♂️ 🥉What better way to end the week than meeting a real life Paralympian – elite swimmer and bronze medal winning Scott Quin came in and met the children, showing off his amazing medal and talking about his experience in Tokyo. What an honour!

💷 Enterprise – As part of ongoing financial education, P7 were given an enterprise task last week- each child was given £20 in plastic  money, a budgeting account sheet and time to make a business plan.

We opened the market place outdoors so that trading could begin in earnest. Lots of items sold out and it was great fun. To finish the topic, we reviewed the whole experience and thought about improvements to make next time.

⛱️Holiday reminder – The children are off school the following  Monday ( 2oth)  for the September break.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

Primary 2 Homework 7/9/21

Coming home with your child today is a reading book, reading record and homework jotter.

  • Reading: Suggested focus points for reading at home are in the children’s reading record. Please could all books come into school each day as we will be reading in class Mondays-Thursdays.
  • Spelling: The children each have a set of spelling words in their jotter to practise at home which revise some common words as well as practising the week’s sound. Suggested spelling activities are included.

This week our sound is sh.

Spelling words are:      am     get     fish     wish     the

clap     shop     shut     I     shampoo

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch

P4 September Homework & Updates

✨ Welcome P4! ✨

We are delighted to return to school after such a lovely summer break. Obviously we still have to adhere to safety measures to ensure all children and staff in school are as safe as possible so please follow the FACTS guidance at all times. When we are working indoors,  it is still extremely important that our classrooms are kept well ventilated so the windows will be open throughout the day. Please ensure that your child also brings in a warm jumper/fleece as it can still get chilly and wearing layers is the best way to keep warm.

Homework

  • 🔡Spelling: homework tasks consist of pupils writing new spelling words in their homework jotter on Wednesday each week. At home they should use:

                     LOOK   THINK/SAY   COVER   WRITE   CHECK

to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete an activity card which will earn pupils credit card points. Completed spelling homework should be returned the following Monday to be marked and the next spelling pattern will be given for homework on Wednesday each week. All activities are discussed in class so your child should be able to complete these tasks independently or with minimal adult support.

  • 🔢Numeracy & Maths: please use the enclosed activity sheet to practise work which has been taught in class. Pupils can write straight onto this sheet so no need to copy into their jotters and this can be returned in their folder on Monday of the following week.
  • 📚Reading: all pupils have been allocated a reading book which will go home twice per week to be read with an adult. It is extremely important that this activity is done at home as only through regular reading practice, will children improve this valuable life skill! Please ensure your child’s reading book is returned to school on the date written on the bookmark. It would also be helpful if you could initial this when you have heard your child read.
  • 👟PE/Health & Wellbeing: this will be an outdoor activity where possible and to that end, can children please come dressed for outdoor PE on Tuesday and Thursday each week.  An outdoor kit will consist of trainers, shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings, t-shirt, fleece and outdoor showerproof jacket. We still have no changing areas at present so children will wear their kit for the day.

Additional Information

🧧Mandarin – P4 are lucky enough to begin a weekly, half hour Mandarin lesson every Wednesday morning. Ms Ling Sun will provide some introductory lessons over the year which we are sure the children will enjoy.

📅Diary dates:

Monday 18th October 2021 – Monday 25th October, Autumn Holidays

Tuesday 26th October 2021 – Pupils return 

If you have any queries regarding homework or wish to discuss another aspect of your child’s education please contact Mrs Roy or myself by email:

J.watts@mgfl.net

S.roy@mgfl.net

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P6 Week beginning 6.9.21

Hi all,

👟 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. (outside) on those days.

📝 Homework is handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. The numeracy homework is revision of addition and subtraction chimney sums, including regrouping and exchanging.

🇨🇳 Mandarin with Miss Sun is on Wednesday afternoon.

⛳️ On Tuesday the class have a workshop to learn about a former Scottish golfing champion, Tommy Morris.

📨 Some of the children received a letter yesterday about a race on Saturday 18th September, the children were asked if they would like to take part and only those who did, received a letter. Please can this be returned on Monday.

🎷 Mr Walker, the brass teacher, spoke with the class on Thursday about the opportunity to learn a brass instrument. Parents/Carers should have received an email about this already and this is just a reminder that registration for it opens on Monday. Please note that P7 do have priority over P6, as they were unable to take part last year, so this may mean there could be limited spaces for P6 pupils. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need anything.

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@mgfl.net

P3 Homework w/b 6.9.21

Hi everyone,

Another busy week in P3 but we are all loving it and putting in such great effort.  We live by the motto ”practice makes progress” and always focus on knowing that we can achieve any goal if we put in the work and you can really feel that in the ethos in our classroom.

Reminders:

  • On Thursday the 9th Mrs Caldwell will be covering the class first thing in the morning should you feel you need to prepare your child for change.
  • PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure your child comes to school prepared in suitable clothing and with a water  bottle (water only please).
  • Due to COVID guidance can we please be ensuring children do not bring toys to school. It also helps to ensure children are concentrating and listening when they should be.  If other arrangements have been made with me , for example fidgets, these can continue to come to school.
  • Can I give a gentle reminder that homework should be handed in on Friday (unless other arrangements have been made with me) so I can refresh the word lists. Otherwise I will not have a chance to do this throughout the week.

Reading:

Dragons

Flans Across the River

Monday -Chapter One

Tuesday- Chapter Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three

Thursday- Can you draw/create your own design to get the flans across the river that would be more effective than Rodney’s. What features of your design make it more effective and why? If Rodney used your design would the ending of the story be significantly different and how?

Unicorns

Rescue!

Monday -p1-7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Kelpies

The Victorian Adventure

Monday – p1 – 7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Selkies

The Land of the Dinosaurs

Monday – p1-7

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Mermaids

Scarecrows

Monday – p1 – 6

Tuesday- p6 – 12

Wednesday- p13 – 16

Thursday- p17 – 24

 

Spelling:

Spelling is as it was last week using the attached spelling menu.

Have a great week everyone. 🙂

Miss Ramsay

P7 News W/B Monday 6th September ’21

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🏠 House Captain Speech – Candidates for the P7 House Captain roles will deliver their speeches to their house teams on Monday 13th September ( outdoors). However, I would like everyone to complete the House Captain home task sheet, even if a pupil has no intention of becoming a house captain.

  • No Maths homework this week!

🏌️‍♂️ Monday 6th September – We have a workshop today to learn about a former Scottish golfing champion, Tommy Morris.

💷 Enterprise – As part of ongoing financial education, P7 were given an enterprise task last week- each child was given £20 in plastic  money, a budgeting account sheet and time to make a business plan.

Children have been very industrious and extremely enthusiastic  making small craft items with selected materials they bought from the class ‘shop’. Children also got paid for doing jobs, such as working in the shop and the bank!

We open the market place (covid aware!) this week so that trading can begin in earnest. Watch this space as they say…who could be the next Apprentice?

 

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

Primary 2 Homework Update

Hello,

Primary two have been settling in well and have been working hard, well done primary two!

Homework will be handed out on Tuesdays and collected in on the following Monday, beginning next week (Tuesday 7th September).  I will include paper copies of guidance for each pupil in their new homework books as well as posting here on the website at the beginning of each week.

If possible please could the pupils bring in their book bag daily as we will be reading in class every day.

As of next week, I will also post a weekly round up newsletter of what we’ve been learning and enjoying in class here on the website every Friday.

If you have any questions or would like to contact me please feel free to do so on:

l.lynch2@mgfl.net

Many thanks for all your support,

Mrs Lynne Lynch

 

 

p3 Homework week beginning 30.8.21

Hello all!

I hope everyone has had a fabby start back to LPS. The class have certainly hit the ground running and are really meeting my expectations for P3. They’re such a lovely bunch and so clever.

Announcement:

Usually homework will be handed out on a Monday however due to my absence on Friday that wasn’t possible this week. Apologies!

Coming home with your child today is a reading book, reading record and a homework jotter. Inside the homework jotter you will find spelling words that are allocated to each group . All the children have been sorted into their group of either Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin or Hufflepuff and they have been made aware of their group in class. I have also included minimum expectations for homework. Priority should be given to reading homework each week. Children will get spelling each week and occasionally numeracy homework if we find a certain concept really challenging in class.

Homework will go out on a Monday and be handed in on a Friday. The Friday hand in is crucial for me to refresh spelling lists for the next week.

I will also be posting homework and announcements weekly on the website for now and eventually this will move over to the new google classroom. I will write home and inform you when that move will take place.

Reading:

Dragons

Bertie Wiggins Amazing Ears

Tuesday- Chapter Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three

Thursday- Create and design a new book cover for your book. What did you choose to include in your picture and why?

Unicorns

The Blue Eye

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Kelpies

The Flying Carpet

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Selkies

The Outing

Tuesday- p8 – 16

Wednesday- p16 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Mermaids

The New Baby

Tuesday- p6 – 12

Wednesday- p13 – 16

Thursday- p17 – 24

Spelling:

In your child’s reading records there are lots of high frequency word lists. Instant recognition of these increases of the fluidity of your child’s reading dramatically so if you are ever looking for extra work at home practice of these words is a fantastic place to start.

Remember if you have any queries or concerns feel free to contact me at:

K.Ramsay@mgfl.net

I will always strive to respond in a timely manner and help whichever way I can.

Kind Regards,

Miss Ramsay