P6 – Times Tables Practice

Hello,

As part of our progress in Numeracy this year, I thought it was important to remind parents that any extra practice on times tables carried out at home can make a massive difference when it comes to helping pupils with multiplication and division calculations.

I encourage and recommend that pupils are practicing times tables at home for 10 minutes in the evening time.  For that reason I have provided website suggestions below to help with this. Pupils are already familiar with these websites, so they know how to access the games.

I appreciate your support!

  • Sumdog – Pupils should know their log in. If not then ask Mr. Nelson.
  • Top Marks website – This has a range of mini games that offer an alternative to sumdog. https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Thanks,

Mr. Nelson

 

P7 Info W/B 23rd September 2019

Hi all,

Info for this week:

MondayMusic/Choir

  • Golf  pm (for one group )

Tuesday PE

WednesdayPE

  • Lunchtime Drawing Club

Thursday –     Rugby

Independent Study Task – Last week, the maths topic was a roundup of recent work covered in class based around the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan. This task should be handed in by Wednesday 25th September. This week, the study task will be a time tables and fractions task, given out on Wednesday.

World War 2 Topic – Next week, P7 will begin to study the history surrounding WW11. There will be many activities and tasks relating to this. P7 will present the Remembrance Assembly at school on Friday November 8th. Parents welcome.

If anyone has any photos, memorabilia, artefacts, books or anything relating to WWII that can be brought in, that would be most helpful. All items will be carefully looked after!

If anyone has a family member who remembers the war as a child and would like to share their stories with us, that would be incredible. Please let me know.

School Camp Info

A meeting about camp is planned for Thursday 26th September, 6:30pm, at Burnbrae Primary. Just for parents please, no children, as there won’t be enough space at the venue. A kit list was sent home last week.

Parents Meetings/Learning Trios

There are two sessions coming up. One is this Friday 27th September in the afternoon and the other one is Thursday 10th October from afternoon into evening. Remember, this is a new system of target setting with Teacher, Parents and Pupil and therefore, your child is required to attend the meeting too.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

P7 News Wednesday 18th September 2019

Hi all,

Info for this short week:

Wednesday – PE

Thursday –       Rugby

–           SSPCA workshop

Independent Study Task – This week, the maths task is a roundup of recent work covered in class based around the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan. This task should be handed in by Wednesday 25th September.

World War 2 Topic – In a week or so, P7 will begin to study the history surrounding WW2.  There will be many activities and tasks relating to this. P7 will present the Remembrance Assembly at school on Friday November 8th. Time to be confirmed . Parents welcome.

If anyone has any photos, memorabilia, artefacts, books or anything relating to WW2 that can be brought in, that would be most helpful. All items will be carefully looked after!

If anyone has a family member who remembers the war as a child and would like to share their stories with us, that would be incredible. Please let me know.

School Camp Info

Children will bring home a kit list this week. A meeting (for parents only; no children)  about camp is planned for Thursday 26th September at 6:30pm at Burnbrae Primary, Bonnyrigg.

Parents Meetings/Learning Trios

There are two sessions coming up. One is on Friday 27th September in the afternoon and the other one is Thursday 10th October from afternoon into evening. Appointments have now been allocated based on response slips received back. Your child should bring their appointment time home on Thursday. Remember, this is a new system of target setting between Teacher, Parents and Pupil and therefore, your child is required to attend the meeting too. 

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

Primary 6 – Week Beginning: 9.9.19

Hello,

I would like to give a warm welcome to the pupils in P6 this year and all parents. It was a pleasure to meet those that were able to attend the ‘meet the teacher’ session a couple of weeks ago and I look forward to speaking with you all at a later date.

I feel that it has been a good start to the new term and I am enjoying getting to know all the pupils in P6! There have been many great lessons and activities that the pupils and I have shared already, such as our trip to Penicuik Cricket Club for a tournament and tag rugby every Thursday afternoon at the school. I have also been impressed with our French accents in the classroom during French lessons and the pupils’ eagerness to learn Mandarin each Wednesday with Mrs Sun.

Our class topic at the moment is the European Union! We are learning about the history, the membership countries, the purpose of it and the pros and cons to being a part of the EU, which we will link to current issues in the UK and BREXIT.

We are also currently enjoying a class novel called, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Each week we have been reading a chapter, discussing the main themes and doing class work based around the book.

Homework

Homework each week will consist of;

  • Spellings written into our homework jotters on a Tuesday, to be learnt for dictation on a Friday.
  • Reading will be set from the reading books each pupil reads during class time. The pages to be read for homework will be set on Monday or Tuesday and can be seen in the pupils’ reading diaries.
  • Other (Maths / Writing and Grammar / Topic) – This homework will be set in discussion with Mrs. Wallace and I. This will not be every week.

Thank you all for your support,

Mr. Nelson

Hello P3 parents/guardians!

Hello everyone!

I hope your children have enjoyed their first week back at school. I am a new face at Loanhead but all the staff, children and parents I have spoken to have made me feel very welcome since arriving here. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to speak to most of you on Wednesday for Meet The Teacher!

Primary 3 will have P.E with Mrs Duncan on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please make sure that they have their kit with them on both days.

I am intending on starting spelling and reading homework with the class this coming week. Ms Waller has been a massive help in showing me what kind of homework they were doing in P2, and I intend on handing out homework in a format that is familiar to them. Maths homework will start after I get a chance to see how everyone’s getting on with their numbers! I will keep you all posted with information regarding homework.

My email address is s.mcgaff@mgfl.net. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about anything or if you feel there is anything I need to know. Well done to Primary 3 on a fantastic first week back, I hope it is the first of many to come!

Mr Sam McGaff

P4 week beginning 17/06/19

Spelling: This week is the last week of homework. Spelling words are in their homework jotter.

Reading: Please see reading record.

Monday 17th: Visit from a Roman soldier…ask your child about it…they loved it!

PE as usual Wednesday and Thursday.

Many thanks,

 

Lisa Cumming.

Homework week 11/06/2019

Zoo Trip

Not long now until we are off to the zoo! Thanks to everyone for bringing the money in on time.  Monday’s weather is predicted to be sunny with a chance of light showers around lunchtime.  Therefore, can I please remind you that all children must bring a suitable raincoat with them should it start to rain.  Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that school uniform is expected as this helps make our children more identifiable.

On Thursday we plan to have a class discussion about our trip so feel free to send your child in with any questions or should you wish to email us with any concerns you may have, please do not hesitate.

Literacy

This weeks spelling sound is  ‘ore’  which can be found in ‘shore and more’. Please encourage children to practise these at home.

This week the class homework is focusing on interpreting data from a bar chart as data handling is our most recent maths topic and is good revision for the class as we begin to look at other methods of data recording.

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Reading 

Hedgehogs – The Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

Tuesday – The Princess and the Bowling Ball

Wednesday –The Other Frog Prince

Thursday – Jack’s Bean Problem

Friday – The Tortoise and the Hair

Weekend – The Stinky Cheese Man

 

Pandas – Waiting for Goldie

Tuesday –Chapter 2

Wednesday –Chapter 3

Thursday- Chapter 4

Friday – Chapter 5

 

Orangutans – Hard to Please

Tuesday –Nice Buns, Good Buns

Wednesday –Buzz One and the rice pudding

Thursday- Buzz Two gets to work

 

 

Tigers – Superdog

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

 

Polar Bears – The Willow Pattern Plot

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p17-24

Friday – p25-32

Miss Ramsay and Miss Dickson