Primary 1 coped well with the two longer days last week and managed the lunch hall really well. I hope they are not too tired!
Sounds: This week the sounds are as identified in the letter issued last week – so sounds P,I,N. I will teach them in class, one-a-day. It was good to see how hard they worked with their homework. Please encourage them to do a whole line of the letter practice.
Reading: Please ensure your child’s reading book is sent in every day with the red record card. These wordless books will be changed more regularly than when they move onto books with words.
Music: This term we will have music every week with Mrs Callaghan.
PE: Is on Tuesday and Wednesday – all children must have a t-shirt and shorts/leggings to change into for PE.
P1 Curriculum Evening: Tuesday 5th September, 5.30 -6.30pm. It will be lovely to see you all if you can make it.
School Photographer: Wednesday:6th September: please make sure your child is wearing school uniform that day. Sibling photographs will be taken if the sibling is in school or nursery – this will be organised in school.
Outdoor Learning: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September: P1 will be involved in Outdoor Learning. Small groups will work in the woodland beside the school with children from St. Margaret’s and led by Sean Fallon (Outdoor Education Leader) and a member of school staff. Each child will have a letter explaining which day they are going. On the day they are going they do not need to wear school uniform but waterproof clothing and boots is required. They will still have lunch at school as normal and they will require a snack as usual.
NB: The children will finish school on Thursday 14th September for the holiday weekend and return on Tuesday 19th September
Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 28th August
Homework this term will be set and collected on Tuesdays.
As the new year begins it will help us all to get some practice going over the basics.
With homework activities that are not written down (e.g. the maths games) please could you write a note in your homework jotter to tell me what you did.
Thanks very much!
Play “Number Bonds Tennis”. This is where one person says a number between 0 – 10 and their partner has to respond with the number that would add up for 10. For example, 5 -> 5 or 0 -> 10 etc. See how fast you can go without making mistakes!
Practise counting forwards out loud in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Everybody has new reading books. Please read the pages indicated on your bookmarks.
If possible, please could you read some of the pages out loud to an adult.
Spelling – Please practise these common words:
A great method is to look, say, cover, write and then check each word. This is how we will practise in class. Please try to practise each word twice in this way.
Try to make up a sentence that uses three of the words from this week’s list.
It is hard to believe that this time next year you will be in S1 at your chosen High School. Both Beeslack and Lasswade have open evenings coming up which all P7 parents are invited to. The information is below
Lasswade: There is a current S1 Information Evening planned for Thursday 7 September . There is also an S1 Parents’ Family Learning Evening on Tuesday 3 October and on Wednesday 1 November, there is a P7 Information Evening. Parents’ Evenings generally commence at 5.00 pm- this would be the most beneficial one to attend.
Open evening – The evening includes a tour of the school, an opportunity to meet teachers and for current pupils to share with you some of their learning experiences. The evening is generally well attended and visitors chave commented on the wecoming atmosphere and the strong realtionships evident between pupils and staff.
Our next open evening is on Thursday the 12th of October 2017 from 6.30-8.30pm (LOANHEAD PARENTS CONSULTATION). They have also recently updated their website with some great info about transition, travel and school handbook http://www.beeslackhigh.co.uk/page/?title=School+Information&pid=7
Welcome back everyone! I hope that you had a nice holiday and are settling back into the school routine easily.
I thought I would provide you with some current information about timetable and topic organisation, homework and swimming.
Music- The children have music on a Monday morning with Mrs Callaghan and will come into school from the lines first.
P.E.- Our pre-planned P.E. days are Wednesday (with me) and Thursday with Mrs Duncan. I think everyone now has a P.E. kit in school but if not can I remind you to provide one for those days.
Class Novel- By popular demand I am reading Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone to the class after breaks.
Topic- For the next week we are learning about Pirates and Mapping. Linked to survival on a desert island a member of the Outdoor Learning Team is coming on Monday 4th September to assist us in the building of Outdoor Shelters.
Due to the fact that the building of the new leisure center is not yet complete swimming will begin on the 12th of September. Children will need a packed lunch that day- a letter with follow.
The children should bring a swimming costume/trunks a towel and goggles. There is no need to pay for a locker and we won’t be using hairdryers or vending machines.
Homework in P4 will be distributed on a Tuesday and should be returned on a Monday.
There will always be reading and spelling and initially (starting from next week) the children will be asked to revise their learn its. More numeracy homework may be handed out as and when additional numeracy support is needed.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 29th) I will give everyone a printed copy of the spelling chart and children will be expected to write what is required in their jotters.
There will be a copy on the Website, posted by 4pm on Tuesday.
Any worksheets that are required will be given and any further copies will either be available from the website (if possible) or from me.
1: Write spelling words 3 times in neat columns.
2: Choose 3 of your spelling words and write a good quality sentence with each. Each sentence should have at least one good wow word, a connective, a good opener and there should be a variety of punctuation between your 3 sentences.
3: Complete maths worksheet.
Reading homework will be the only homework I am sending home this week. Please look in their book bags for this as usual.
On Wednesday 21st Primary 1 will be doing the school uniform fashions show for the new P1 parents. After discussion with the children I will be sending a slip home on Monday asking them to wear certain items to school on Wednesday. If you would prefer not to send them in these clothes please send them for them to change into.
On Friday we will behaving a special visitor to the class in connection with our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic.
Events this week:
- PE – Tuesday and Thursday
- Wear your PJs to school – Friday 16th June. Bring a donation to raise money for our Dystonia charity.
Spelling – to be issued on Tuesday. Common Words.
Reading – New homework issued Monday or Tuesday ( check book bags please)
Health homework– thanks to all those who designed a poster about healthy snacks last week; some very impressive posters handed in!
Numeracy – Sumdog Challenge – P2 Mega Maths Mix – a round up of numeracy covered in P2 – Good luck!
Homework this week:
Spelling List 36 – ‘aw’
Reading – will get this back on track as last week it ground to a halt due to the shorter week and other events!
Numeracy – Sumdog Challenge – Money to 20p. Some children are still confused as to how to work out change from 10 and 20p.
Topic – continues to be Local Study. This week we’ll look at Loanhead; its history and how it looks today.
PE– Tuesday and Thursday this week.
**Reminder**– The following week ( W/B 5th June) is Health Week. Sports Day will be held on Monday June 5th, 1-3pm, weather permitting. More details to follow.