P1 Homework w/b 11.11.19

Our Sounds: ‘ai’ on Monday and ‘j’ on Wednesday

Our Tricky words: ‘all’ and ‘you’

Reading books.

Chips: Kipper’s Birthday

Biffs: The Water Fight

Kippers: Fetch!

Floppys: Fetch!

REVISION OF KEY WORDS, TRICKY WORDS AND PREVIOUS SOUNDS.

REMINDERS:

Christmas Nativity:

Primary 1 and 2 have began to practise our school nativity and the have been little stars so far, we have learnt 5 of our 8 songs. Our show is called ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ and we are really enjoying it so far. Children were informed of their parts on Monday. Lines will be sent home on Wednesday of this week. Thank you all in advance for your support with this. If you would like to practise songs at home they can be found at:

http://dcsss1.weebly.com/year1/christmas-with-the-aliens-songs-lyrics

(We sing them all except Song 2 and 9)

Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 15th November: Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations greatly appreciated.
  • Friday 29th November: Christmas Fair, 12:30pm – 2pm. P1/2 are collecting ‘Nearly New Toys’ for the toy stall and the lower atrium are creating a ‘Pamper Hamper’ that can be won at the fair. We will be collecting for both of these things.
  • Monday 9th December: P1/2 Nativity for the parents at 1:3opm in the large hall.
  • Tuesday 10th December: Christmas Lunches and Christmas Jumper Day – we will  be collecting donations to continue the funding of schooling for two children in Africa.
  • Wednesday 11th December: Nursery – P4 have a Christmas show in school.
  • Tuesday 17th December: P1/2 Christmas Party. Your child can bring in a change of clothes for this and get changed at lunchtime. Santa will also be visiting and parents are welcome to this as it is a great photo opportunity!
  • Friday 20th December: Whole school visit to the church and school ends at 12:25pm.

Miss Ramsay

P5 Week beginning 11/11/19

Homework for this week:

Spelling: as usual see the purple homework jotter for the sound. Blue group and Red group are to do their sentences and find 5 words that follow the same spelling sound and write the meaning of them -FOR FRIDAY.

Reading: Please see their reading diary.

Friday 15th November: Children in Need. Children can wear a crazy hat or have crazy hair to raise funds and awareness for this charity. Donations will be appreciated.

The Christmas Fair is approaching rapidly, if you have any donations for this please send them into school: hamper items, good quality second hand books and toys, unwanted gifts, tombola items, chocolate hamper items etc.

Many thanks,

Karen Hinton and Lisa Cumming

P6 Homework: Week Beginning 4.11.19

Homework Due: Friday 8th November

Similar to last week, the homework is as follows.

Reading – These details are in the pupils’ reading diaries with their copy of the book.

Spelling – The pupils will have the spellings they are to learn this week, copied into their homework jotters. The tasks this week are listed on the paper slip sent home with their jotters. These are as follows;

  • Write each spelling word 3 times.
  • Search for the meaning of any words you are unsure of and copy the meaning into your jotter.
  • Using your spelling words for this week, write a short story that includes these words in it (Two paragraphs).

(use at least 6 words from your list of spelling words).

Writing – Kensuke’s Kingdom Activity sheet. The instructions are on the worksheet that will be sent home on Tuesday 5th November.

 

Weekly Events/News

Poppies will be on sale in the school. Donations of 50p would be appreciated.

Parents are invited to our Remembrance Assembly which starts at 11:00am.

Many Thanks,

Mr. Nelson

P1 Homework week beginning 28/10/19

Our Sounds: ‘l’ and ‘f’

Our Tricky words: ‘to’ and ‘do’

Reading books.

Chips: Kippers Balloon

Biffs: Spots

Kippers: The street fair

Floppys: The street fair

REVISION OF KEY WORDS, TRICKY WORDS AND PREVIOUS SOUNDS.

 

Reminders

This Thursday is our Halloween disco! Doors will open at 18:15pm. Tickets are on sale in school for £2. They will also be available on the door. If you have any last minute donations for our Halloween tombola we would always appreciate your contributions.

This Thursday primary one will be receiving a visit from the police. We are still looking for any other volunteers to come and talk to our children about how to help keep us healthy or safe. Please see the below post.

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

P6 Homework: Week Beginning 28.10.19

P6 Homework: Week Beginning 28.10.19

Homework is due on Friday 1st November.

Reading – These details are in the pupils’ reading diaries with their copy of the book.

Spelling – The pupils will have the spellings they are to learn this week, copied into their homework jotters. The tasks this week are listed on the paper slip sent home with their jotters. These are as follows;

  • Write each spelling word 3 times.
  • Search for the meaning of any words you are unsure of and copy the meaning into your jotter.
  • Using your spelling words for this week, write a short story that includes these words in it

(use at least 6 words from your list of spelling words).

Numeracy – Each pupil has a division worksheet to attempt at home this week.

 

News/Events in school this week

  • This week the children will also be having some taster sessions of Hockey and American Football – these are being supplied by Active Schools. If your child wishes to attend the club please contact Active Schools.
  • P7’s are away to camp from Tuesday to Friday.
  • Halloween Fun Night – Thursday 31st October.

People Who Help Us Topic – p1 need your help

Primary One have started their second topic of the year. We are going to be learning about all of the people in our community who help keep us healthy and safe. We would absolutely love if any parents or family members who work in any of these roles could come in and talk to us about your job and the role you play in our lives.

We already have a visit from the local community police officers booked in for the 31st of October. If you or any of your family work as part of the emergency services, part of a dental practice or veterinary practice or any other role relevant to our topic we would love you to join us at a time suitable for you.

If you are interested could you send me an email at k.ramsay@mgfl.net and we can arrange a time to pop in.

Thanks in advance,

Miss Ramsay

Sleep Workshop

Hi all ,

Jane and Laura from our nursery have very kindly opened up a sleep workshop to p1 parents as well as their own nursery parents in early November .  The first workshop is on Friday the 1st of November from 11am-12.15pm and the second on Wednesday the 6th of November from 1:45pm- 3pm. Please note that should you wish to attend you only need to attend one workshop. If these dates don’t suit you don’t worry as our lovely nursery ladies will be running these workshops again next session.

I’m sure it’s going to be a very beneficial workshop for anyone who feels they need some support establishing a good sleep routine with their little one.

A letter has been sent home with regards to this (23/10/19) and if you wish to attend please fill in the tear off slip and return to the school office by the 31st of October.

Kind Regards,

Miss Ramsay

Primary One Homework – clarification.

Hi all,

I hope you and your families have had a wonderful October break and are rested and ready for another term at Loanhead!

One of the most common pieces of feedback that came up at parents evening was that there was some confusion regarding homework and what should be done and when. I apologise for any confusion but here is a list of everything you should have.

READING BOOK

Every child has a reading book. Some may have words and some may not. This  depends on how quickly your child has picked up their sounds and tricky words.  Reading is done every day in school so it is essential that your child’s book bag is in school every day. Book bags are also where all letters and school correspondence is placed. If a book bag is not there you may miss some information. If you find your child has maybe missed a new book on a Monday due to having forgotten their book bag or something please let me know ASAP. I do keep a list but it does get difficult to keep track of 25 books amongst everything else and I want your children to be excited to get their new book each week.

KEY WORDS

Stage 1 Key words- Picture and early reader books.

Stage 2

Every child should have a set of key words that look like this. These were handed out last term. If you find that you don’t have a copy please contact me. Once your child has been able to confidently and independently identify a key word 3 times they can colour that word in on their sheet. This lets me know when they are ready to be assessed for the next reading stage. I am going to send home small flash cards of these words this week. Feel free to use these as you please. I will send them home in sandwich bags however these aren’t ideal and are easily damaged. If you have any small Tupperware containers such as these below can you please transfer the laminated cards over.

You may find you also get home a small list like the one below. These are the same words as the lists above but they just tell you what the focus key words of this weeks book are so you can focus on them at home. If you do not receive one of these every week don’t worry just continue to revise the words on the Key stage 2 sheet/flash cards.

READING JOURNAL

This is in your child’s book bag as a way for us to communicate with regards to your child’s reading. For example if there is a key word I think should be the main focus at home this week that they have been struggling with in class I will leave a short note. Similarly, feel free to write any notes or questions you have in the journal. However, I do ask if it is something urgent or of great importance please catch me at drop off and pick up times or send me an email at k.ramsay@mgfl.net.

HELP SHEET

The extended stories and questions are sent home as a list of suggestions to help you to encourage a variety of reading skills at home. They may not be available for every book but where they are they are sent home.

TRICKY WORDS

A copy of this was given to most parents at parents evening. If you don’t have them let me know and I can get you a copy. Tricky words are words that can’t be sounded out and just has to be learnt as a whole word. They are used an incredible amount in reading and writing and if your child doesn’t learn them it can really impact upon their progress. We learn two new tricky words a week. We are currently working on the red list and we will be starting back this week on the word ‘be’. Similarly to sounds, these are taught one on a Monday and one on a Wednesday. These can be written on flash cards, used in pairs, snap or pong or written in sand, foam, play dough. The possibilities are endless. If you feel you are out of ideas look at Pinterest; it is a brilliant resource.

SOUND SHEETS

Each week in class we learn two new sounds. This week our focus is going to be on ‘o’ and ‘u’. Ideally one sheet should be completed on a Monday and one on a Wednesday as these are the days we learn our new sounds and these sheets will help to consolidate learning from in school. However that is not to say they MUST be done then, please make it work for your family life. Every child should have a booklet with the jolly phonics sounds order on the front and flashcards for each sound that you can cut up.

 

THIS WEEK

Our Sounds: ‘o’ and ‘u’

Our Tricky words: ‘be’ and ‘was’

Reading books.

Chips: The Water Fight

Biffs: Kipper’s Birthday

 

Kippers: The Swing Ball

Floppys: The Swing Ball

 

FINALLY…

I know this is an incredibly long post but I really wanted to clarify for all who were a bit confused what each item is for as I know it is a lot. Please don’t feel that you have to do everything every night. Maybe on a night with a phonics sheet forgo a reading book and hunt for key words in a story your child has selected or play a game with key/tricky words. Input at home is so crucial and all of your help at home is appreciated and makes a world of difference to your little ones learning.

Book bags are collected in on a Friday and must stay in school so I can look through homework jotters and change over books.

Thank you to everyone who came along to parents evening it was lovely to share our learning with you and everyone will receive their written strengths, areas for development and targets by the end of this week.

Looking forward to seeing your little ones  back and ready to learn on Wednesday!

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay