Primary 7 – Happy new year

Happy New year 🙂  It is hard to believe that pupils have a few months left with us at Loanhead.  This term I will be encouraging pupils to be as independent as possible and take ownership of their learning.  They should know what we are learning, where they currently are, where they need to be and what to do to get there.

E.G. Pupil a might feel they need to learn their 8 times table, try more coding games to understand their robitocs and work on solving long multiplication sums and understanding the process.

Pupils should record personal homework in their diaries – pupils may have varying homeowrk from their peers throughout the week so I will put a rough idea on the website – pupils should know their own homework.

All pupils should have an appropriate book to read in class and they should be thinking reflectively on these.  Work unfinished in class often will be sent home.

Pupils must come to school with the correct materials – highlighters, pencils, rubber, glue, ruler, protractor, homework diary, full PE kit, indoor shoes and a warm coat.

More information will come out this month in relation to P7 transition camp and any thing given in school I will try my best to put on the website.

P3 home learning (due 20.01.17) and class update


Happy New year!

I hope you all had a lovely break and the children are well rested for the term ahead.

I will update the Primary 3 main page in the next week or so to outline what we will be covering in class this term. We will also be welcoming Mrs Wallace back on a Wednesday.


P.E days will usually be a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has full, labelled PE kit. It is best to leave it in school as occasionally there is a timetable change.


During January we the whole school will be celebrating ‘Scottish month’. We will studying this as a mini topic in P3. Looking at; geography, culture, poetry, food and maybe even some Scottish country dancing!


Homework will follow the same structure as last year. Children will be given out a grid every two weeks. All boxes on the grid must be completed for the specified date. Reading will be on a marker in your child’s book.

This week’s homework is stuck into jotters with spelling words. I have attached the grid here if it is needed. P3 HW 08.01.17-17m3h5c

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Prior 🙂

P1 Homework wk beg. 9th Jan 2017

Happy New Year to you all!

I hope that you have had a restful winter break and the children are all ready to be back at school!

Literacy: This week please recap all the sounds that we have been learning and spend some time making words with the sounds that the children have learnt already and spelling words using the sounds. e.g. ch o p = chop,      sh i p = ship, p ai n = pain.

Reading: Reading books will be sent home every day. Words, sounds, sentences and activities will come home throughout the week.

Topic: From now until the end of January we will be looking at all things Scottish which will include some Scottish poetry to celebrate Burn’s Day. I will be asking the children to talk to you about any rhymes or songs and particularly play ground games that you or the Grandparents played when you were young.

In February we will begin a ‘Fairyland’ topic which we will be doing with P2 – this will continue until the Easter holidays.

French: We will be learning more French this term, we have been doing the register in French so we will add to our vocabulary.

PE will continue to be on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Please ensure your child has shorts and a T-shirt to change into. Please leave this at school all week. We will also be continuing Scottish Country dancing with P2.

Library will be on a Tuesday every 3 weeks starting towards the end of January.

P5 Homework for week stating 09/01/17


Task 1:

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

Task 2:

Pick 5 of your words and write a sentence using each.  Try to start each sentence with a good opener.



Learn your 7 times table. Write out the 7 times table.

When learning your times table you should practise saying them forward, then backwards. When you know it well you should be able to answer questions from the table, out of order.

P6 Spelling Homework 9.1.17

Monday 9th January

Please READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK all words twice in jotter.

Complete 1 activity from the sheet in your jotter.

Complete sheet handed out.

For Monday 16th January.

P2 News and Homework W/B 9.1.17

Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all!

This new term is packed with various  events and fun learning opportunities. Over the next few weeks, there’ll be a ‘Scottish’ feel to it as we study our culture linked to Burns Day. We’ll continue our topic on electricity and link this in with the toys and games played with over the festive period. We’ll continue to study a new sound each week but will also take time to revise the sounds learned so far in P2. Reading will continue with Oxford Reading Tree at its core but there will be opportunities for reading some Scottish poetry and fiction. There will be some maths/numeracy homework each week from now on so look out for this.


Just a reminder that every pupil should have a change of indoor shoes, a full PE kit and all items of clothing clearly labelled. PE should return to the normal days of Tuesday and Thursday.

Homework set should be completed in time and handed in ( spelling should be done for Friday mornings but numeracy/ reading will have different dates set). It’s very important to establish a good homework routine in P2 to set children up for later years. We try our best to ensure that homework is relevant, meaningful, manageable and not too onerous! It also provides a link between home and school and informs you as to what is being focused on each week.

Homework this week:

Spelling – (unless otherwise notified) – List 17 Magic ‘e’ – u-e .

Reading – We’ll pick up where we left off before Christmas. Check reading bags daily for updates.

Maths – Time – Calendar Months – simply learn the months in order. It’s useful to learn the months in blocks of three and then build them up. So, January/February/March……April/May/June……July/August/September….. October/November/December. …….and then we’ll learn them in French!

Thanks, as always, for your support,

Miss Brunt