P7 homework and news

24/10/16 – Pupils have been given a common misspelled words worksheet to complete using the hints or a dictionary/dictionary app.

Maths – 7+8 times tables with division facts, speed recall of division within 100 – mental work, 5 mins per day.

20 Minutes reading for enjoyment per day.

Pupils are also working on a power point/poster on a specific aspect of The Home Front for our WW2 project.  If groups have not been 100% on task then this may also be part homework this week.

BAKE SALE – we are having a bake sale on Thurs 27th to raise money for our visiting WW2 museum next week – all donations of baking and sweet treats (no nuts) are gratefully received on Thursday – good chance to discuss and recap weight and volume 🙂 

P2 Homework W/B 24.10.16

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a nice October break. This  term will be very busy with dinosaurs, Halloween, Bonfire Night and of course, Christmas!

Events this week:

Wed – Trip to Dynamic Earth. Please make sure you have paid and filled out the permission slip in advance.Thank you. 

Tuesday and Thursday – PE

Thursday evening Halloween Party at 6:30pm. Many thanks to all who donated something for this!


Show and Tell – Week Two Rota

Indoor shoes – all children should have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.

Coats/jackets – Can all pupils please come to school with a coat or jacket now that the weather is turning cooler.


Spelling List 8 – See new 6 week sheet list ‘Days 2’

Reading – as normal ( though may send home some Halloween poems to read)

Numeracy – practise adding on two and taking away two  within 10, 20, 100 and beyond if appropriate.

Topic – continues to be about Dinosaurs


Miss Brunt

P1/2 Trip to Dynamic Earth

A wee reminder that the trip to Dynamic Earth for P1/2 is on Wednesday 26th October. If you have not returned your form please do so on Monday 24th October (first day back after the October break).

P7 homework

After mid term the pupils will have literacy and numeracy homework on a weekly basis which should consolidate skills required for progression.  There will still be an expectation to read for 20 minutes each day as this has been proven to assist with spelling and writing as well as building up vocabulary knowledge.

This week Pupils have the sumdog challenge to complete as well as a comic strip from our Risk Factory visit.  The comic strip should raise awareness of (home safety, water safety, fire safety etc and show a scenario with rules/resolution highlighted at the end (or middle as some pupils wanted to show positive and negative choices)

Pupils should be revising the 8x table facts and have been working really hard on consolidating these with division links.

We are having a week of researching Evacuation and the skill focus is selecting information, highlighting and being able to produce your own text with information read.  In class pupils are currently working on a fact file on Evacuation and will write a diary entry as assessment.  Home resesrch is welcomed 🙂

Also, if you are unable to attend parent consultations please can you let me know, I have little space both nights so knowing if people are unable would be helpful.

Primary 1 and 2 Visit to Dynamic Earth

In connection with our new topic ‘Dinosaurs’ Primary 1 and 2 are going to Dynamic Earth on Wednesday 26th October. We will leave school at 9.15 am and return by 2.00pm. Please can all children wear school uniform and bring a snack and a packed lunch (NO NUTS, CANS OR FIZZY JUICE). The cost of this trip is £7.00 which includes transport, a workshop and a tour of Dynamic Earth. If any parents are able to help please let us know.

P1 Homework: Week Beginning 3/10/16


 New sounds given out this week, please help your child to write, hear and say them.

Use new set of sound cards with previous set to make simple 3 letter words.


Read book with parents / carers every night, discussing the picture and answering questions from parents and carers.


Our new topic is dinosaurs, if the children have things they want to share in connection with this topic they are welcome to bring them in for our interest table.

Parent consultations: These are on 12th and 13th October, please check your child’s book bags for the letter and return the form ASAP if you have not already done so.


Your child came home with a school library book, this book is due back by the 28th October.

P2 Homework W/B 3.10.16

Homework this week:

Spelling List 6 : ar

Reading – ongoing; keep checking reading bags please.

Topic – Dinosaurs! Eddie found a very large egg in the playground. We incubated it and looked after it – the next day, out hatched a baby dinosaur! The adventure continues…

PE – Tuesday and Thursday as usual.

Show and Tell – Week 2 rota


Miss Brunt