UPDATE GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Just to keep everyone up to date , all homework and class updates will now be posted on Google Classroom from Monday 16th of May. All the children are familiar with this platform.

 

Miss Ramsay

P3 Homework – 29.3.33

Hi everyone,

Homework –

Homework will go out on a Tuesday and be returned the following Monday. This is to accommodate families who have parents working long hours and children with extracurricular activities. If you wish to still hand in Friday that isn’t a problem.

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. Remember the third column is optional.

Spelling focus for each group:

Ravenclaw – long o –  oa and o-e and ow revision.

As Ravenclaw are the only group with spelling words I have agreed a trade off that work can be done on chrome books and either sent to me electronically or printed and stuck into books. If your child still wishes to handwrite that is ok too.

Gryffindor, Slytherin and Hufflepuff  are all in a check up week therefore have no spelling words. If you wish to do some additional work please revise any spelling patterns previously taught.  There is no formal homework set.

Reading:

Dragons : The Night of the Ticklers

Tuesday– Chpt 2 – 3

Wednesday – Chpt 4-5

Thursday- Chpt 6 – 7

Fri/Weekend  Chpt – 8, 9, 10

 

Nessies: Okay, Spanner, You Win!

Tuesday– Chpt 1

Wednesday – Chpt 2

Thursday- Chpt 3

Fri/Weekend  chpt 4-5

 

Unicorns – Robbie Woods and his Merry Men

Tuesday –  Chpt 1 + 2

Wednesday –  Chpt 3 + 4

Thursday- Chpt 5

Friday/Weekend –  Chpt 6

 

Kelpies – Boss Dog of Blossom Street (Some books may be marked as level 9. This is due to changes within the ORT scheme. The book is still level 10)

Tuesday– Chpt 1

Wednesday- Chpt 2

Thursday- Chpt 3

Fri/Weekend – Author’s Note and research which other books she has written

 

Selkies – Survival Adventure (New Stage)

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

 

Mermaids – Egyptian Adventure

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

P3 Homework – 15/3/22

Hi everyone,

Reminders

Learning Trios

Having finally caught up with all my remain learning trios I can finally go about updating each of the target sheets. These will appear in children’s bags on Monday 21st March.

Chromebooks –

Children will sign their contract this week and the chromebooks will be sent home on Thursday if both parent and child have signed the agreement. These are a key tool for your child’s learning therefore the expectation is it will come to school every day and be charged every night. If a chromebook is forgotten a call will go home to ensure it returns to school.

Can you please discuss sensible usage with your children. Remind them these are heavily monitored for your child’s safety so children should consider if they are using it appropriately. Even simple terms such as ‘gun’ being used in a story or searched online as part of a video game will be flagged.

Homework –

Homework will go out on a Tuesday and be returned the following Monday. This is to accommodate families who have parents working long hours and children with extracurricular activities. If you wish to still hand in Friday that isn’t a problem.

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. Remember the third column is optional.

Spelling focus for each group:

Ravenclaw – long a –  ai and ay and a_e revision

eg – strain, clay and stage

Gryffindors: compound words

eg – football, handbag and rainbow
Slytherin and Hufflepuff: the -all word family

Reading:

eg- call, ball, fall

Dragons : Petey

Tuesday– p11-20

Wednesday – p21-30

Thursday- p31-40

Fri/Weekend  p41-62

 

Nessies: Grace the Pirate

Tuesday– Chpt 1-2

Wednesday – Chpt 3 – 4

Thursday- Chpt 5 – 6

Fri/Weekend  chpt 7 – Historical Note

 

Unicorns – Cool Clive and the little pest

Tuesday –  Chpt 1 + 2

Wednesday –  Chpt 3 + 4

Thursday- Chpt 5 + 6

Friday/Weekend –  Chpt 7

 

Kelpies – Purple Buttons

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- Chpt 17-31

Fri/Weekend – Activity – Design your own costume using buttons. What would it look like, would the buttons be decorative or functional?

 

Selkies – Save Floppy!

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

 

Mermaids – The Kidnappers (cont)

It seemed many of the kids had not finished this book so we are keeping this for a final week.

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

🇺🇦 DRESS DOWN FOR UKRAINE 💛💙 11.3.22

Our school community have been desperate to do something to help Ukraine. 🇺🇦.

We have decided to have a dress down day on Friday and ask everyone to wear something blue and yellow if possible. We ask that everyone brings a cash donation too. We are donating money to a charity that matches your donations, so anything we raise will be doblubled. More info will be given when donations are in.

Thanks for your support

 

P3 Homework – 28.2.22

Hi everyone,

Reminders

Learning Trios

All appointment slips have been handed out today. If this slot is unsuitable please contact the school office to rearrange . Please also remember these are learning trios. Your child must be present and due to restrictions we are limited to 1 parent/guardian. We are following the same format as last time, with entering through the classroom door and wearing masks (unless arranged otherwise).

World Book Day

On Thursday the children have been invited to dress as their favourite book character. Please note that the children do still have PE on Thursday morning so if their costume is unsuitable for PE can they come to school in PE clothes and bring their costume to change into.

Change of Footwear

The weather has been particularly wet recently and as a result we have noticed the carpets are suffering. We are requesting that children return to bringing a change of footwear for indoors to try to limit the damage.

Homework –

Homework will go out on a Tuesday and be returned the following Monday. This is to accommodate families who have parents working long hours and children with extracurricular activities. If you wish to still hand in Friday that isn’t a problem.

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. Remember the third column is optional.

Spelling focus for each group:

Ravenclaw – un, dis, re, pre , de prefixes

Prefixes are a group of letters that change the meaning of a word when they are added to the start. Most prefixes mean a similar thing when they’re added to different words.

  1. un usually means not. For example, unhappy, unlocked, unfair
  2. dis and mis usually have negative meanings. For example, disagree, disobey, misbehave, mislead
  3. re usually means again or back. For example, redo, reappear, redecorate

What are prefixes? – BBC Bitesize

Gryffindors: suffixes -ly and -ful

suffix is a letter or group of letters that goes on the end of a word and changes the word’s meaning.

Sometimes they also change the original word’s spelling. When adding a suffix you might have to double the last letter. For example when adding ‘ed’ to ‘drop’ you also double the p so it becomes ‘dropped’.

What are suffixes? – BBC Bitesize

Slytherin and Hufflepuff – i_e split spelling pattern. Magic e.

Magic ‘e’ words have an ‘e’ at the end of them to signify that a short vowel sound can be changed into a long vowel sound. An example of a magic ‘e’ word would be time. Without that magic ‘e’ at the end, the word is tim. This creates a short ‘i’ sound.

Reading:

Nessies : Bones

Tuesday– p1 -11

Wednesday – p12-22

Thursday- p23-33

Fri/Weekend  p33 – 55

 

 

Dragons: The Goalie from Nowhere

Tuesday– p1 -11

Wednesday – p12-22

Thursday- p23-33

Fri/Weekend  p33 – 55

 

Unicorns – The Terrible Present

Tuesday –  Chpt 1

Wednesday –  Chpt 2

Thursday- Chpt 3

Friday/Weekend –  Chpt 4

 

Kelpies – The Great Spaghetti Suit

Tuesday– Chpt 1

Wednesday- Chpt 2

Thursday- Chpt 3

Fri/Weekend – Activity – Design your own food suit. What would be the pros and cons of that suit. Draw it and write your pro and cons list in your jotter.

 

Selkies – The Rainbow Machine

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

 

Mermaids – The Hunt for Gold

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

 

p3 homework 7.2.22

Hi everyone,

Homework –

Homework will start to go out on a Tuesday and be returned the following Monday. This is to accommodate families who have parents working long hours and children with extracurricular activities. If you wish to still hand in Friday that isn’t a problem.

HWB Bingo

Last week in school we were discussing mental health and how to manage difficult emotions. We spoke about how it is particularly important for us to recognise our feelings, manage them and respond to them. We also spoke about ways in which we might help keep ourselves in the green zone (calm, happy, relaxed, peaceful) . To extend this learning a little further I have stuck a health and wellbeing bingo sheet into each child’s jotter. I have set the children a challenge.

If they successfully manage to complete 4 of the tasks they will receive 2 raffle tickets.

If they successfully manage to complete 8 of the tasks they will receive 4 raffle tickets.

If they successfully manage to complete 12 or more of the tasks they will receive 6 raffle tickets.

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.

 

Reading:

Dragons : Bones

Tuesday– p1 -11

Wednesday – p12-22

Thursday- p23-33

Fri/Weekend  p33 – 55

 

 

Nessies: The Goalie from Nowhere

Tuesday– p1 -11

Wednesday – p12-22

Thursday- p23-33

Fri/Weekend  p33 – 55

 

Unicorns – Cool Clive Keeps His Cool

Tuesday –  Chpt 1 + Chpt 2

Wednesday –  Chpt 3 + 4

Thursday- Chpt 5, 6 + 7

Friday/Weekend –  Chpt 7 – End

 

Kelpies – The Masked Cleaning Ladies of OM

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

 

Selkies – Viking Adventure

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

Mermaids – The Lost Key

Tuesday–– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

 

P3 Homework week beginning 24.1.21

Hi everyone,

Reminders

I hope everyone is keeping well. As you may have heard we have had some cases of covid in the class. I just want to reiterate the importance of testing at the moment and ensuring all children are washing or sanitising their hands before coming to and returning from school. We are doing all we can to minimise the spread in school and all your help at home is appreciated. We want to keep all pupils, families and staff safe and healthy.

Digital Devices

If you have not yet completed the form related to the issuing of digital devices to your children please do ASAP. This takes around 5 minutes and the form can be found at the bottom of this post alongside Mrs Hinton’s post.

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance

Homework

Poetry

Reminder that the poetry recital competition will be next week. If your child wishes to enter they must have their poem ready by Tuesday at the latest.

As part of our Scots focus this month the children are being asked to look at some Scots poetry. P3 are focusing on the work of JK Annand. I am asking the children to read through two different Annand poems. At the end of the month we will be holding our annual poetry competition where 2 children from each class will perform to the school. Should your child wish to perform they can learn one of these poems at home and we will vote in class for p3’s two performers this Tuesday

Nessie – Scots Hoose Primary

Street Talk – Scots Hoose Primary

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.

 

Reading:

Dragons : The Ultimate Trainers

Monday – p1 -11

Tuesday – p12-22

Wednesday- p23-33

Thursday–  p33 – 44

In School – p44- 55

 

Unicorns – Hilda’s Big Chance

Monday- Chpt 1

Tuesday –  Chpt 2

Wednesday – Chpt 3

Thursday- This week’s poetry

 

Kelpies – Key Trouble

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Selkies – The Kidnappers

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Mermaids – Lost in the Jungle

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

 

Digital Devices

Thank you to the families who have already filled out the forms as part of the exciting Midlothian Council scheme to allocate each child  with a learning device. So far, 65% of pupils are enrolled to be allocated devices when the time comes.

Please see below for more information.  There is a form to fill out which takes around 5 minutes.  If possible, please enter the midlothian.education username and password for your child (they know this as they use it to log in to chromebooks at school).  The form can be done without this but it does make the process quicker if you use it.  Every child has been given this!

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance

There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Equipped for Learning site, as well as useful contacts should you wish to discuss the scheme further.

We are excited to continue to develop successful learners and positive digital citizens at Loanhead Primary.

Thanks

Mrs H

Primary 3 Homework week beginning 17.1.21

Hi everyone,

Welcome back! It has been amazing to see how switched on your little ones are post winter holidays. We have had a fab first week back and this week we return to our regular routine of homework.

Reminders

Digital Devices

If you have not yet completed the form related to the issuing of digital devices to your children please do ASAP. This takes around 5 minutes and the form can be found at the bottom of this post alongside Mrs Hinton’s post.

Homework

Poetry

As part of our Scots focus this month the children are being asked to look at some Scots poetry. P3 are focusing on the work of JK Annand. I am asking the children to read through two different Annand poems. At the end of the month we will be holding our annual poetry competition where 2 children from each class will perform to the school. Should your child wish to perform they can learn one of these poems at home and we will vote in class for p3’s two performers the week prior to the competition.

Nessie – Scots Hoose Primary

Street Talk – Scots Hoose Primary

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.

The core words to practice are column 1 and 2. Column 3 is optional.

Numeracy/Maths

In the back of each child’s new homework jotter they have a sheet detailing some great mental numeracy activities that can be used to warm up the brain and strengthen understanding of numeracy strategies.

Children also have a numeracy work sheet looking at related division and multiplication facts. This is also due for this Friday.

Reading:

Dragons

The Revenge of Captain Blood

Monday – chpt 2 and 3

Tuesday – chpt 4 and 5

Wednesday- chpt 6 and 7

Thursday–  This week’s poetry

 

Unicorns

Blackbones Saves The School

Monday- Chpt 1

Tuesday –  Chpt 2

Wednesday – Chpt 3

Thursday- This week’s poetry

 

Kelpies

The Finest in the Land

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Selkies 

The Jigsaw Puzzle

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

 

Mermaids

The Willow Pattern Plot

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay

 k.ramsay@midlothian.education

Digital Devices

Thank you to the families who have already filled out the forms as part of the exciting Midlothian Council scheme to allocate each child  with a learning device. So far, 65% of pupils are enrolled to be allocated devices when the time comes.

Please see below for more information.  There is a form to fill out which takes around 5 minutes.  If possible, please enter the midlothian.education username and password for your child (they know this as they use it to log in to chromebooks at school).  The form can be done without this but it does make the process quicker if you use it.  Every child has been given this!

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

https://bit.ly/efl-acceptance

There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Equipped for Learning site, as well as useful contacts should you wish to discuss the scheme further.

We are excited to continue to develop successful learners and positive digital citizens at Loanhead Primary.

Thanks

Mrs H