P2 Homework W/B 18.1.16

spacewalk

This week, we will do a mini-topic about Tim Peake on the ISS and his historic spacewalk. Can you hand in any small junk ( boxes, tubes etc) so that we can build our own mini space station? Preferably Monday/Tuesday for this please.

Homework:

Reading homework: Everyone will get a reading comprehension task related to Tim’s spacewalk, with questions to answer. Check green homework bags.

For extra reading practice, check out Newsround on the CBBC website for updates on Tim’s progress. I am also hoping to link in to his Twitter feed in class.

Spelling: The focus sound this week is ea. A cursive handwriting sheet with ea words on will be sent home.

Maths: We are doing some information handling this week so I have set another challenge on Sumdog, this time to do with graphs. Starts Monday morning. Only 25 questions to answer this time.

Events this week:

Thursday and Friday PE

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt

 

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 ūüôā

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

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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.