P2 Homework w.b 21/10/18

Hi all,

I hope you are having a lovely, restful holiday and I can’t wait to see you all again on Tuesday.

Please remember to give your child their P.E kit on Tuesday as we have P.E that day.

The children had their harvest assembly on Friday and it went so well! They had a lot of fun performing it for the whole school. I will post pictures from it this week once I am back in school.

Here is the homework for the coming week;

Reading: Please read the pages that have been written in your child’s green reading record for that date. Children will also be given a list of words to learn. These lists will be the key words that are for the stage they are reading at – the words will appear frequently in their books. Please support your child in learning these words, they can do activities like the ones suggested for their spelling homework to help. Children must be able to read these words quickly in order to move up a stage in their reading books.

Spelling: This week we will still be looking at short vowel sounds (for example,  tap and cat). Therefore, their spelling list will contain a mix of tricky words and days of the week.

It has been so lovely hearing all of the children’s seashore talks, they have worked so hard on them. We had such a hectic week last week with the harvest assembly that we will hear the rest of the talks this week.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b 8/10/18

Hi all,

Just a gentle reminder that the seashore talks are to be ready for Wednesday so the children can share them this week before the holidays.

P1/2 have their Harvest Assembly on Friday, so it is going to be a busy week of practising and making costumes. Children who have been picked for speaking parts will receive their lines home to learn this week!

Spelling: This week we will be learning the short vowel sounds so the spelling list will contain some days of the week and tricky words to practise.

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages they have to complete this week for homework.

Numeracy: This term we have been focusing on numbers to 100 and the numbers that come before, after and in between. Please help your children with counting forwards and backwards from 100 but not always starting at the same number. For example, start at 60 and count backward to 30 etc.

Parents Evening:

Wednesday – Parents Evening from 17:30

Thursday – Parents Evening from 15:30

I will send the children’s PE kits home this week for washing. These have to be returned on Tuesday 22nd October, when the children return, for PE on this day.

Finally, the half-term break is almost here! We finish at the usual time of 12:25pm. I wish you all a safe and fun half term break.

Thank you for all your support this term,

Miss Lauren Waller

p3 Homework W/B 24/9/18

Hi all,

Big apology for homework not having been posted here last week. After being very ill all week it completely slipped my mind and I hope it didn’t throw too many people.

The list we will be working from this week is ‘ph’. In class we have been working on how to make spelling more enjoyable as I found a lot of the kids were becoming quite disengaged so I will be sending home a grid containing some of the new spelling activities we have been trialing in class. Homework will go out on Tuesday and must be returned by Friday to allow me time to look over it. If occasionally they do need more time, as I know some of the children do attend clubs and have out of school commitments, could you leave me a little note in reading records to let me know and it can be returned on Monday.  Can I ask that if your child has lost or misplaced their spelling sheets that you either catch me after school or send a quick note in with your child on Monday so I have time to photocopy new ones.

Hope you all have a lovely week,

Miss Ramsay

Polar Bears

The Vanishing Cream

p1-6 for Tuesday

p6-12 for Wednesday

p12-18 for Thursday

p18-24 for Friday

Tigers

The Treasure Chest

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11- 20 for Wednesday

p20- 32 for Thursday

Orangutans

Flood!

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11-20 for Wednesday

p21 – End for Friday

Pandas

The Finest in the Land

p1-10 for Tuesday

p11-20 for Wednesday

p21- 32 for Thursday

Hedgehogs

Scrapman

Chpt 1 for Tuesday 

p10- 21 for Wednesday

p22-p31 for Thursday

p32-end for Friday

Turtles 

Snooty Prune

Chpt 1 and 2 for Tuesday

Chpt 3 for Wednesday

p26 – 37 for Thursday

p37 – end Friday

P3 Homework w/b 10.9.18

Hi all,

Our sound this week is silent K therefore spelling homework is from the silent K list on the spelling sheet.  This week we have also been working on descriptive writing so where possible in your child’s final sentences can you encourage them to use WOW words (descriptive vocabulary) as far as possible.

The homework grid I mentioned last week I have decided to hold off on until further notice.

Reading homework for this week is as follows:

Turtles

The Lie Detector

Chpt 1+2 for Wednesday

Chpt 5+6 for Thursday

Chpt 7 for Friday

Hedgehogs

Hard to Please

P1-14 for Wednesday

P15-p21 for Thursday

p21 -End for Friday

Pandas

Survival Adventure

P1-p14 for Wednesday

P15-22 for Thursday

p22-End for Friday

Orangutans

Victorian Adventure

P1-p14 for Wednesday

P15-22 for Thursday

p22-End for Friday

Tigers

The Laughing Princess

p1-8 for Wednesday

p8-p17 for Thursday

P17 – End for Friday

Polar Bears

Village in the Snow

p1-8 for Wednesday

p8-p17 for Thursday

P17 – End for Friday

We have also been doing lots of work on our two times table in class and understanding that 2 x 4 ,for example, means 2 groups of 4. Revision of this at home is optional but greatly appreciated.

Due to staffing there have been some changes in p3’s timetable and they will now take part in PE with me on a Wednesday and on a Thursday morning with Mrs Wallace. In addition to this we have also managed to secure a music spot with the amazing Ms Grigor on Friday!

Also a quick little reminder that individual and sibling photographs will be happening on Wednesday. Get ready to strike a pose p3!

Miss Ramsay

P2 Homework w.b 10/9/18

Hello!

Just a reminder that the school photographer will be in on Wednesday! 

Primary 2 will still have P.E on a Tuesday and a Thursday with me on a Tuesday and Mrs. Wallace on a Thursday. This commencing week is ‘Schools Fitness Week’ – this was created by Joe Wicks (more commonly known as The BodyCoach), and he will be creating a new 20 minute HIIT workout over three days for schools to take part in, so I am looking forward to taking part in this and keeping the children (and myself) fit.

Additionally, this coming week is  ‘Maths Week Scotland’ so I am going to join our class on SumDog and I have lots of fun maths activities planned for the week. (The children should all have their own individual SumDog logins in their bookbags! If not, let me know and I can get you a copy.)

Reading – The children will have reading homework on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. The pages for this will be written inside of their green reading records.

Spelling – This week we will be learning thethsound. I will put a copy of their spelling list inside their spelling jotter for them to practice through different activities (there should be an example list inside this jotter).

Also, Primary 2 will be starting their IDL topic this week which is Seashore! It’s going to be a very busy and fun week!

Miss Lauren Waller

 

Welcome back Primary 7 – Class of 2019!!!! Eeeeek

Welcome back, I hope you are all feeling refreshed and revised after your holiday.  We have a lot of exciting learning to get our teeth into this term, starting with a short mini-study (or getting to know you unit) of The Unsinkable Ship.  I look forward to making memories with P7 in their last year at Loanhead with laughter, fun and plenty of challenges.

Trips this term are 2 of my favourites – The Risk Factory and the Poppy Factory.  parent helpers are needed.

We began P7 by watching this video of Derek Redmond (Makes me so emotional every time)  and we had a fabulous discussion about challenge, to keep going at whatever speed, to help others along – but not win the race for them, to win our own races.  Really helped set a tone for P7 – never give up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9GWhSndmf0

Homework – The first activity will be to write and present your House Captain speech and because I know how nerve wracking this can be, apart from 20 minutes of reading for enjoyment and some fresh-air time, there will be no homework until those are dun and dusted.

P.E. – Quick note about P.E. and a general hygiene rule mirrored by High Schools.  Pupils MUST have a FULL change of PE clothes – shorts and a top for P.E that are not their daily uniform and supportive sports shoes.  Our classroom is hot and P7 become so attached to their hoodies that they rarely take them off so wearing them to get hot and sweaty in P.E. and then all day is not promoting good personal hygiene.  In P7 it is common for pupils to bring their own roll on or stick deodorant (no aerosols) and pupils are allowed to use these as needed.

I look forward to meeting you at “Meet the teacher” on Wednesday (3.30)

Many thanks

P5 Homework week beginning 4.9.17

P5 Achievement Wall Homework, due for Friday 8th September

I am aware that some children have already completed this activity but for those who have not here are the instructions.

As part of our Health and Wellbeing work this session the P5 pupils are going to create an ‘Achievement Wall’ within our classroom.

The ‘Achievement Wall’ is designed to celebrate the vast and varied talents/skills of our pupils. Each pupil is required to bring in a photograph of them performing/completing their skill or talent. They should then write a paragraph explaining exactly what skill/talent they are proud of and why. These will be displayed upon our ‘Achievement Wall’.

Each child will also be given the opportunity to show us their photo and tell us about their talent or skill.

Thank you for your support with this.

Literacy

Text chain challenge – see attached sheet.

Primary 5 Text Chain Reading Activity-2iwil5n

P5 Homework Guide

Apologies for the delay in getting homework out, unfortunately the school photocopier was out of order last week.

Spelling Homework

Now your child is in P5, they will be encouraged to have greater independence and responsibility for their own learning. Therefore spelling homework will be taken home on a Tuesday afternoon and returned the following Monday morning. This must be checked by an adult. 

Pupils will write their spelling words on a new page of their jotter on Tuesday each week. At home they should use:

LOOK  THINK  COVER  WRITE  CHECK

to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice.

Reading Homework

Reading will consist of a variety of activities including Literacy Circles, Novel Studies and individual reading tasks. A library novel will also be chosen by your child.

Maths & Numeracy Homework

Maths/Numeracy homework will be given out on a regular basis to tie in with what has been taught in class. This will be handed out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday morning.

Topic Homework

There will be occasional homework for topic which may include individual research and class talks.

General Expectation

Please ensure homework book is covered. In P5 we expect children to date work, present their work neatly, and use rulers to draw lines.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Roy & Mrs Watts