P6 Week Beginning 6.12.21

The temperature has certainly dropped and we are  feeling it in class as we have to keep our windows open for ventilation. Please remember that children can bring in extra jumpers/hoodies to wear and keep in the class to keep them warm. 

We have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday. 

Miss Sun will take Mandarin on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday afternoon, we are watching the Dunedin Consort, 2pm – 2:45pm.

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling and reading. This week, there will be no extra task. Please ensure your child completes their reading homework daily. This is the last week of homework for this term.  

The Christmas post box returns on Monday. Please ensure your child writes the child’s name and class on the envelope before posting, so it can be delivered to the correct person. 

On Thursday, we will be recording our Christmas song, Last Christmas. For this the children can bring in a Christmas jumper to change into, Christmas headbands and hats too. Along with scarves and gloves, if they have any! Please ensure your child wears school uniform on Thursday and they bring their Christmas jumper (if they have one) in their bag to change into for the short period we will be filming. Thank you. 

Our school is one of the donation points for the Church Christmas donations. If you would like to donate a gift (unwrapped) to the school office for this, then please do so by Friday 10th December. Alternatively, your child can bring it into school with them and it can be passed on to the office too. 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Miss Lauren Waller 

L.Waller@midlothian.education

p3 homework 03.12.21

Hi everyone,

Reminders

Letters

Can everyone ensure Xmas lunch letters and photo and recording approval letters are signed and handed in ASAP. Recording for xmas songs will happen this week and if we don’t have the form unfortunately your child won’t be able to take part. Lunch letters were due in today (6th Dec) and similarly if you do not provide written permissions we can’t serve xmas lunch and your child will be expected to bring packed lunch. Unfortunately this is the case due to the new Natasha’s law. So please hand them in so we can all celebrate together!

Lunch hall

This week p3 will be returning to the lunch hall. I know some children are quite anxious about this. At present, the only other classes using the hall are p1, p2 and a small amount of children from the other classes who opt for hot meals so crowds and noise are reduced. This should make the transition a little easier.

Homework

Spelling

Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.

Numeracy/Maths

I have stuck a numeracy/maths grid the the back of your child’s homework jotter. The expectation is that only one brick (activity)  be completed per week. Can you colour the brick after your child has completed the activity AND is confident in doing so independently.

A Sumdog challenge on 2D Shape has also been set for each pupil at their level and will be available until next Friday.

Reading:

Dragons

Snooty Prune

Monday – Chapter  one and two

Tuesday – Chapter three and four

Wednesday- Chapter five

Thursday–  Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can be found at:

ttops_fic_snootyprune_tns (1).pdf

Unicorns

The Quest

Monday- p1-6

Tuesday – p7-12

Wednesday – p13 – 18

Thursday-  p19-23        Create your own comic strip with at least 4 boxes about what you think happens next.

 

Kelpies

The Litter Queen

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at:

ort_bck_litterqueen_tns.pdf

Selkies 

Roman Adventure

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at:

ort_bck_roman_tns.pdf

Mermaids

Robin Hood

Monday – p1- 6

Tuesday– p7 –12

Wednesday- p13 – 18

Thursday- p19 – 24

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at

ort_bck_robinhood_tns.pdf (oupjapan.co.jp)

 

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

Primary 2 Newsletter 3/12/21

Hello,

Please find below the primary two newsletter for this week. We have been practising hard on our nativity this week ready for filming the week beginning the 13th December. Well done to those children who have memorised their lines already! Great work!

newsletter 11

I hope everyone has a great weekend,

Mrs Lynch

 

Primary 2 Homework and updates 30.11.21

Hello,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I have handed out google classroom email and passwords. Please check you can access this ok, any problems please let me know. We will use this in the event of snow days or for any distance learning.

We have been busy preparing to film our nativity with primary one the week beginning the 13th December, very exciting! Those children who wished to have speaking roles have their lines home to practise.

Homework:

Our sound of the week is ‘ck’, please practise the following words at home:

bed     wet     prod     duck     neck

clock     lick     so     my     broomstick

I have included reading homework in their yellow reading records.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch

P6 Week Beginning 29.11.21

Hi all, 

We have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday. 

Miss Sun will take Mandarin on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday afternoon, we have another Dunedin consort workshop.

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling and reading. This week, there will be no extra task. Please ensure your child completes their reading homework daily. 

This week we will be using Chromebooks. It would be great for your child to bring in their laminated Google Workspace password, so they are able to log in with ease this week. However, we have glued our passwords into our reading records too, just in case we forget it. 

Dates for the diary:

  • Monday 6th December: Christmas post box returns.  Please ensure your child writes the child’s name and class on the envelope before posting. 
  • Tuesday 7th December: P6 will be watching the Dunedin consort in school.
  • Tuesday 14th December: Drumming workshop with Infectious Grooves 
  • Tuesday 14th December: Christmas lunch (please return your child’s letter by Monday 6th Dec, if your child would like a lunch and pay through parentpay)
  • Wednesday 15th December: P6 carol singing at the Horn , 2pm – 2:30pm. Families are invited to come and watch.
  • Thursday 16th December: P6 Christmas party and jumper day. Your child can come dressed in their Christmas jumpers for their party in the afternoon!
  • Friday 17th December 2021 – Dunedin Consort (Handel’s Messiah, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – details to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday 21st December: Online PANTO 
  • Wednesday 22nd December: Last day of term, finish at 3:15pm 

Thank you all for your support. 

Miss Lauren Waller 

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P5 Week Beginning 29/11/21

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you all managed to get through the storm at  the weekend without too much damage.

This week:

Reading – please see reading book for homework.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter for the pattern or sound they are learning.

P.E. is as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday we may not have mandarin.

On Friday we will be attending the assembly in the hall rather than on Zoom, which will make a nice change.

Some Diary Dates:

Monday 6th December: Post box available for children to post Christmas cards if they wish.

Tuesday 7th December: We will be watching the Dunedin Consort performance in school.

Monday 13th December: P5 will be carol singing at the Horn in Loanhead at 2.00pm for a short while (weather permitting) please come and sing along with us.

Tuesday14th December: Drumming workshop.

Christmas Lunch (letters in bags today – Tuesday).

Wednesday 15th December: Christmas party.

Friday 17th December: Christmas Assembly with Mr Duffin.

Any questions please contact me.

Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming

l.cumming@midlothian.education

 

P4 Homework and Update – Nov/Dec 2021

✨Homework & Update – P4! ✨

We have had a very busy first term with some ups and downs. Fingers crossed we all stay healthy on the lead up to Christmas and over the holidays. We are doing everything in our power to bring some festive cheer this month!

We still have to adhere to safety measures to ensure all children and staff in school are as safe as possible so please follow the FACTS guidance at all times. As in previous months,  it is still extremely important that our classrooms are kept well ventilated so the windows will be open throughout the day. We now also have carbon dioxide monitors in the classroom which alert us to higher levels and prompt us to open the door. Therefore please ensure that your child wears a warm jumper/fleece as wearing layers is the best way to keep warm. Also it is extremely important that with the change in weather, all children come to school with a warm jacket/coat.

Homework

  • 🔡Spelling: homework tasks consist of pupils writing new spelling words in their homework jotter on Wednesday each week. At home they should use:

LOOK   THINK/SAY   COVER   WRITE   CHECK

to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete an activity card which will earn pupils credit card points. Completed spelling homework should be returned the following Monday to be marked and the next spelling pattern will be given for homework on Wednesday each week. All activities are discussed in class so your child should be able to complete these tasks independently or with minimal adult support.

  • 🔢Numeracy & Maths: each week an activity sheet will be given to practise work which has been taught in class. Pupils can write straight onto this sheet so no need to copy into their jotters and this can be returned in their folder on Monday of the following week.
  • 📚Reading: all pupils have been allocated a reading book which goes home once or twice per week to be read with an adult. It is extremely important that this activity is done at home as only through regular reading practice, will children improve this valuable life skill! Please ensure your child’s reading book is returned to school on the date written on the bookmark. It would also be helpful if you could initial this when you have heard your child read.
  • 👟PE/Health & Wellbeing: this will be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities where possible and to that end, can children please come dressed for outdoor PE on Tuesday and Thursday each week.  An outdoor kit will consist of trainers, shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings, t-shirt, fleece and outdoor showerproof jacket. We still have no changing areas at present so children will wear their kit for the day.

Additional Information

🧧Mandarin – P4 have been taking part in weekly, half hour Mandarin lesson every Wednesday morning. Ms Ling Sun has been providing introductory lessons over the term which the children are enjoying.

📅Diary dates:

Tuesday 30th November 2021 – St. Andrew’s Day Class Activity & Dunedin Consort

Monday 6th December 2021 – Christmas post box in place outside Mrs Caldwell’s office

Tuesday 7th December 2021 – Dunedin Consort Performance for P4 and P6

Monday 13th December 2021 – Gary Copeland Concert for P3 and P4, 2.15-3pm

Tuesday 14th December 2021 – Christmas Lunch / Carol Singing at the Horn, P3 and P4, 2.00-2.30pm

Thursday 16th December 2021 – P4 Christmas Party and Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 17th December 2021 – Christmas Assembly with Mr Duffin, HT Award and Dunedin Consort (Handel’s Messiah, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – details to be confirmed)

Thursday 23rd December 2021 – Monday 10th January 2022, Christmas Holidays

Tuesday 11th January 2022 – Pupils return 

If you have any queries regarding homework or wish to discuss another aspect of your child’s education please contact Mrs Roy or myself by email:

J.watts@mgfl.net

S.roy@mgfl.net

Many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

p3 Homework – w/b – 29.11.21

Hi everyone,

Homework

Spelling

Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.

Lots of children were missing their jotters today.  As a result they could not glue in their homework and it instead is loose in their bag. I am keen not to hand out new jotters before the end of term as we will all get a fresh one in January. Please can you remind you remind your child to look for their jotter at home.

Numeracy/Maths

I have stuck a numeracy/maths grid the the back of your child’s homework jotter. The expectation is that only one brick (activity)  be completed per week. Can you colour the brick after your child has completed the activity AND is confident in doing so independently.

A Sumdog challenge on addition and subtraction has also been set for each pupil at their level and will be available until next Friday.

Reading:

Dragons

Shelley Holmes Ace Detective

Monday – Chapter  Two and Three

Tuesday – Chapter Four and Five

Wednesday- Chapter Six and Seven

Thursday–  Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can be found at:

ttops_fic_shelholmes_tns.pdf (oxfordowl.co.uk)

Unicorns

Dangerous Trainers

Monday- Chapter 1

Tuesday – Chapter 2

Wednesday – Chapter 3

Thursday-  Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can be found at:

ttops_fic_dangertrainers_tns.pdf (oxfordowl.co.uk)

 

Kelpies

The Blue Eye

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can  be found at:

https://www.oupjapan.co.jp/sites/default/files/contents/eduk/ort/media/ort/ort_bck_blueeye_tns.pdf

Selkies 

Chinese Adventure

Monday – p1- 8

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can also be found at:

ort_bck_chinese_tns.pdf (oupjapan.co.jp)

Mermaids

The Go-Kart Race

Monday – p1- 6

Tuesday– p7 –12

Wednesday- p13 – 18

Thursday- p19 – 24

Extension: Select an extension task from accompanying reading sheet

This can also be found at:

ort_bck_gokartrace_tns.pdf (oupjapan.co.jp)

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education