P1 Homework week beginning 16/01/17

Sounds: We are about to learn the last six sounds from the Jolly Phonics Programme, these will come home in their bags over this week and next. Please continue to recap the sounds they have learnt already.

Reading: New books will come home on Monday with associated words and tasks.

Show and Tell: An information sheet regarding Show and Tell will be in their homework bags. Three children will be selected to do show and tell on a Friday morning each week. They will be told on Monday so they can prepare for it. Please help your child to develop their skills in listening and talking by encouraging them to add detail and interest to their talk when it is their turn.

Topic: As it is Scottish month the children will have a Scottish rhyme or poem to learn at home. As a school we are having a Scottish poetry recital competition. Please help your child to learn their poem.

We would welcome any donations of newspaper please.

P2 Homework W/B 16.1.17

P2 homework this week:-

Spelling – List 18 – wh– ( unless specified otherwise)

Reading – ongoing

Maths (Time) – continue to learn the months of the year in order and also the days of the week. The children have been having fun taking part in the ‘Month Mountain’ challenge!

Scottish Month – As January is the month to reflect on Robert Burns, our  school is taking part in Scottish activities. Thus, we have decided to run a school poetry recital competition. Children will get a choice of poems to try and learn one from and perform from memory. I’ll send home a poetry sheet on Wednesday for one poem to be learned by next Monday. Two children from each class will be chosen to go forward to the recital final on Wednesday 25th January.

TopicElectricity continues. Last week, we sorted items by power sources  ( mains or batteries or both). This week, we’ll investigate how simple circuits work.

Show and Tell – Week 2 Rota

Library – begins again this Friday. Please note, only children who have returned their previous book will be able to borrow a new book.


Miss Brunt

Primary 6 Homework 13/1/17

All pupils have been given a fact sheet about Scotland. Please read in order to be ready for class quiz on Friday 20/1/17.

All pupils should revise/practise times tables 2 – 10.

Some pupils have an addition worksheet for Friday 20/1/17.

Groups reading Street Child and Mr.Stink also have reading homework for Tuesday 17/1/17.

P4 Homework 10-1-17


Homework 10/01/17

Spelling– Week 1) o-e and ew

Gorillas (ew) sound like in day or pay

Pandas (o-e) sound

Wolves (o-e) sound

(magic e makes the vowel sound like it’s name e.g bon  bone)

Word Detective and Skimming and Scanning

Children should read a book, newspaper or magazine and spend about 20 mins looking for as many words as they can with the spelling pattern above. A minimum of 5 words should be found. Write them in your jotters.


Write a sentence with each word from your spelling list.



Pink –  The Evil Geini – See bookmark

Orange –  Lost in the Jungle- See bookmark

Yellow- The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl- P45-end – no written task.

Blue – Meeting Cezanne by Michael Morpugo P 34-44 or 32-42 ( the children know which is which) no written task

Green – Blue Shoes – See bookmark

*NEW*   Numeracy- Keep going with your Learnits and I have begun a competition this week on Sumdog. The children are very keen to participate in this but please remind them that it is for fun and not to feel bad if they aren’t able to spend as much time as others on the computer.

Learnits- The Rules…

The children are asked the question on the learnits card on several occasions and if they answer correctly,  within about two seconds, they can have a tick. Once they have ten ticks they can throw the learnit away. Once the envelope is empty they can have some new learnits. You can keep the envelope at home until it needs refilled.

Don’t feel you have to do all of them at once. A few at a time is sufficient.

Primary 7 – Happy new year

Happy New year 🙂  It is hard to believe that pupils have a few months left with us at Loanhead.  This term I will be encouraging pupils to be as independent as possible and take ownership of their learning.  They should know what we are learning, where they currently are, where they need to be and what to do to get there.

E.G. Pupil a might feel they need to learn their 8 times table, try more coding games to understand their robitocs and work on solving long multiplication sums and understanding the process.

Pupils should record personal homework in their diaries – pupils may have varying homeowrk from their peers throughout the week so I will put a rough idea on the website – pupils should know their own homework.

All pupils should have an appropriate book to read in class and they should be thinking reflectively on these.  Work unfinished in class often will be sent home.

Pupils must come to school with the correct materials – highlighters, pencils, rubber, glue, ruler, protractor, homework diary, full PE kit, indoor shoes and a warm coat.

More information will come out this month in relation to P7 transition camp and any thing given in school I will try my best to put on the website.

P3 home learning (due 20.01.17) and class update


Happy New year!

I hope you all had a lovely break and the children are well rested for the term ahead.

I will update the Primary 3 main page in the next week or so to outline what we will be covering in class this term. We will also be welcoming Mrs Wallace back on a Wednesday.


P.E days will usually be a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has full, labelled PE kit. It is best to leave it in school as occasionally there is a timetable change.


During January we the whole school will be celebrating ‘Scottish month’. We will studying this as a mini topic in P3. Looking at; geography, culture, poetry, food and maybe even some Scottish country dancing!


Homework will follow the same structure as last year. Children will be given out a grid every two weeks. All boxes on the grid must be completed for the specified date. Reading will be on a marker in your child’s book.

This week’s homework is stuck into jotters with spelling words. I have attached the grid here if it is needed. P3 HW 08.01.17-17m3h5c

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Prior 🙂

P1 Homework wk beg. 9th Jan 2017

Happy New Year to you all!

I hope that you have had a restful winter break and the children are all ready to be back at school!

Literacy: This week please recap all the sounds that we have been learning and spend some time making words with the sounds that the children have learnt already and spelling words using the sounds. e.g. ch o p = chop,      sh i p = ship, p ai n = pain.

Reading: Reading books will be sent home every day. Words, sounds, sentences and activities will come home throughout the week.

Topic: From now until the end of January we will be looking at all things Scottish which will include some Scottish poetry to celebrate Burn’s Day. I will be asking the children to talk to you about any rhymes or songs and particularly play ground games that you or the Grandparents played when you were young.

In February we will begin a ‘Fairyland’ topic which we will be doing with P2 – this will continue until the Easter holidays.

French: We will be learning more French this term, we have been doing the register in French so we will add to our vocabulary.

PE will continue to be on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Please ensure your child has shorts and a T-shirt to change into. Please leave this at school all week. We will also be continuing Scottish Country dancing with P2.

Library will be on a Tuesday every 3 weeks starting towards the end of January.

P5 Homework for week stating 09/01/17


Task 1:

Write spelling words 3 times each in neat columns using Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check.

Task 2:

Pick 5 of your words and write a sentence using each.  Try to start each sentence with a good opener.



Learn your 7 times table. Write out the 7 times table.

When learning your times table you should practise saying them forward, then backwards. When you know it well you should be able to answer questions from the table, out of order.