P4 Homework 19.04.16

Homework 19th April 2016


Reading– All children have new books.

Red/ Orange Group- Chapter 4 “Not very clever” of FLANS ACROSS THE RIVER and Worksheet One

Blue Group- Chapter 4 “Into the bush” of AKIMBO AND THE BABOONS and Chapter Three questions on worksheet

Purple Group- Chapter 4 “Milking Time” of AKIMBO AND THE SNAKES- Answer this question

  1. Read the Introduction by the author. Do you think that Alexander McCall Smith is a nice man? Explain your answer, use evidence from the introduction to form your answer.

Yellow Group- Chapter 4 of DOUBLE ACT AND Chapter two and three questions on worksheet

Green Group- Chapter 4 of ARISTOTLE

Pink- See reading diaries


See spelling jotters for new words for the sound:

  1. Complete a Spell Well Activity


We are going to be performing in our Assembly about the Vikings This Friday. The children are keen to dress up as vikings for this and should have come home with some costume ideas. The children have decided that baggy shirts, jogging bottoms and long dresses would be good things.

If the children could bring some of these items by Wednesday or Thursday it would be appreciated.

Some of the children are also keen to make axes and helmets- we will have time to do this in class but if anyone wishes to take this project on at home feel free. The deadline is Friday 22nd April!

P3 Homework 18/04/16

Spelling Homework

Write your spelling words 3 times each in neat columns using Look ,Say, Cover, Write and Check.

Spelling Words for week starting 18

VCOP Homework

(V-Vocabulary,C-Connectives, O-Openers, P-Punctuation)

Choose a book from home and write as many ‘Wow’ words as you can find.  Try to find at least 10. Pick one  of these words and write a sentence with it in.

Remember a ‘wow’ word is good vocabulary. It is basically a word that is used to make your writing more interesting.

Numeracy Homework

Task 1

All children have been given a zip bag today with the Primary 3 ‘Learn it’ facts we have  covered in Primary 3. The idea is that children should learn these and be able to answer them quickly.  Therefore if you give them a set time, e.g. 2 minutes and then see how many they can get right in that time. Your child will keep these for the rest of the term and hopefully will gain quick recall of their ‘learn it’ facts. Every Friday the children complete a ‘Beat That’ activity with a different set of learn it facts that they have to answer in a set time and are trying to improve their own score each week.

Task 2

2 x Table Worksheet. Every child was given a worksheet.


P6 homework

All groups have spelling words to learn.

Read chapter one of your new group reading book and be ready to discuss it in your literature circles next week. Also think of five open/fat questions (that can’t be answered with one word) about the chapter.

Due Monday 25th April

P2 Homework W/B 18.4.16

(Edited post on 18.4.16)

Hello all,

We will be starting a new topic called ‘Local Study’ and over the next few days, will start looking at simple maps and plans, mainly of the school and its grounds to begin with.

Our electricity topic has finished and the children really seemed to enjoy this. Photos to follow later this week.

Homework this week  ( issued Tuesdays to Tuesdays from now on).

Reading – as usual, check the green homework bags for updates.

Spellingau…as in sauce, pause, haunt etc.

NumeracyFractions Worksheet on Tuesday

We are regularly revising our ‘LearnIts’ and are now making links between counting in 1s and 10s, 2s and 20s, 3s and 30s.  Also, doubling, halving, the concept of multiplication  (2x 5x 10x) and fractions.

Sumdog Challenge – Please try ‘P2 Summer Term  Challenge’#1…75 questions to answer. Good luck!

Miss Brunt

P1 Homework- 18.4.16


Hopefully children will have had the opportunity to speak to Grandparents over the last week to find out about their childhood and to find out what things were like when they were young. Children will have the opportunity to share any stories/photos or items with the rest of the class today so please feel free to bring these in.

Spelling homework– Children will be given a list of new spelling words today. Please practise and learn these at home. We will have a spelling test on Friday.

Phonics homework– Please continue to practise previous sounds at home especially the trickier ones.

Reading homework– New reading books will be handed out today. Please check reading marker for information. Please ensure your child has their reading book with them everyday and continue to practise all key words.


P.E. day- please ensure your child has their P.E. kit with them.


P.E. day- please ensure your child has their P.E. kit with them.


Spelling test

Spelling homework jotters will be collected today.

Thanks for your support

Miss Conway

Update on School buildings

Please follow this link for an update on safety of Midlothian schools, found on the Midlothian Council site.


Dystonia Awareness Day

IMG_5367 IMG_5371Thanks to all who kindly donated to the Dystonia charity. We will post the final amount collected for the charity next week. Our theme for the Assembly was “crazy hair.”IMG_5370 IMG_5368

Safe Route To School

At the Loanhead Community Council on Tuesday 12th  April, concerns were raised over the number of pupils and parents who walk to school via Engine Lane.

Please can we stress this is not a safe route in which to walk to school.

It is important that all families use a designated safe route to school.