P5 Homework

  • This week there is a focus on money and finance so there is a maths sheet that pupils should work on (in their jotters and writing down the working/sums).
  • There are spelling words which should be written 3 times in cursive pencil handwriting and used to create a piece of writing about their school learning this week.
  • Reading for enjoyment – we have build up 20/25 mins reading stamina and are looking into deeper questioning of texts.
  • Sumdog Week 2 challenge

P1 Homework- 11.1.16

This week at school is finance week. Children will be learning the importance of money and why it is used. We will be exploring different coins and their values.

We will also start work this week on our new topic which is …

The Circus! 


Circus tent

If your child has any pictures or stories about the circus please feel free to bring them in.



Writing homework will be collected.

Reading homework will be issued- please check your child’s reading marker for information. New key words will be added to your child’s key chain please practise these words at home.


Children will visit the school library today where they will be given the opportunity to borrow a book to take home. They can borrow this book for up to three weeks. Children can return this book early if they have finished with it but it must be returned no later than 2nd February.

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


Writing homework- New word sheets will be added to your child’s writing homework jotter these will be collected on Monday.



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


Thank you

Miss Conway


Health & Wellbeing short Parent Survey –


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As part of our staff training we have been looking at the GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) process that is used throughout Scotland. New laws are coming into place that will formalise many of our practices.  Part of this process as we move forward and ensure we are meeting all the needs of our pupils is to carry out some self evaluation around the Health and Wellbeing of our pupils. Midlothian has produced questionnaires for parents, pupils and staff.

The online link to the parent survey is below. By completing the (very short) survey you will be helping us to identify areas of strength and concerns and your feedback is welcomed. Your responses are anonymous. Your support in completing this survey is much appreciated.




Reading in P6 this term

This term P6 will be practicing reading comprehension skills such as questioning and inference with Miss Prior.

With Miss Longford we will be focusing on non-fiction texts and there will be no school group reading books sent home. All children are still expected to read for a minimum of 20 minutes per night as they will be completing work based on their individual home reading in class.

The new tables focus this term is the eight times table. We will be practicing these regularly in class and it is expected that children spent time each day learning them too.

P4 Homework Week Beginning 12/1/16


Please continue with your learnits at home.

This term we are focusing on the 4 x table, if you could practise this new table as well as the 3x table that would be much appreciated. Remember that the children should know the answers as fast as the learn-its.

If there are any children who need their learnits updated please let me know.



There will be no spelling this week while we take part in some assessment.



Red Group- Jungle Shorts- Chapter 1 for Thursday and Question 2 and 3 on sheet.

Pink- See bookmark

Blue and Yellow (12/1/17 and 19/1/17)- Poem by J.K Annad- Read and learn plus word detective sheet 12/1/17.

Orange Group – The Boss Dog- Chapter 2 and Comprehension Sheet 2

Green Group- Blue Shoes Ch 2 and Comprehension sheet 2

Purple Group- The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me- Pages 10 -17



We have started our new Vikings topic and need any card or plastic pizza bases, margarine tubs and petit filous yogurt pots that you can spare!

If the children have any books or resources for an information table they want to bring in that would also be very useful. Thank you to Amber who has already helped with this.


Mandarin Song

We are learning a new Mandarin Song, if anyone wishes to practise,   visit

Mo li hua        Jasmine Flower


hǎo yī duǒ mĕi lì de mò li huā
hǎo yī duǒ mĕi lì de mò li huā
fēn fāng měi lì mǎn zhī yā
yòu xiāng yòu bái rén rén kuā
ràng wǒ lái jiāng nǐ zhāi xià
sòng gěi bié rén jiā
mò li huā ya mò li huā


MO LI HUA (Translation)


What a jasmine flower!
When jasmine blooms.
Not even snow is whiter.
I want to pluck one and wear it
But I’m afraid those around me would mock me.

What a jasmine flower!

P6 Homework for Miss Longford

Firstly Happy New Year!

We’ve had a great start back and this week will be focusing on budgeting in our numeracy lessons for ‘Finance week’.

At home everyone must work out how much their lunch costs everyday – e.g. 2 slices of bread, cheese, apple. This can be done either online, using receipts or by visiting a shop.  

If you want to go for the hot challenge you should then compare how much it would cost to buy it from another supermarket.

Everyone has spelling words for next Monday in their jotters too. Write these out three times with the original word covered then decide on an activity you want to do to help you remember the spellings. The more creative the better and it may then be chosen for a future spelling homework for the whole class!

All homework for Miss Longford is due on a Monday each week.

P3 Homework Week starting 11/01/16

Homework jotters will come home on Tuesday this week. Several children said the had left their jotters at home today.  Please could you remind them to bring them in, so we can include their homework.


1.Write words out 3 times using look ,say, cover, write, check. (Friday)

2. Spelling Activity card in homework jotter to complete.(Friday)

Spelling Words for Week starting 11


1.Coins Worksheet(Friday)

Topic Research(Mon 18/01/16)

Find out who Louis Braille was and write a few sentences about him.