P5 Week Beginning 26.4.21

Hi all,

I hope you all had a lovely and restful Easter holiday. What wonderful weather we had!

Below are just a few reminders of what is happening this week. I will also post reminders on Google Classroom too.


Spelling homework can be found on Google Classroom and should be completed in your child’s green jotter and brought in on Friday.

Reading books should be taken home everyday and returned the next morning so your child can join in with their group. Please help your child have a look for their reading record as it is very important they get a signature from an adult every night to evidence homework completion.


We have P.E. with Mrs Duncan on Wednesday so children should come to school dressed in their P.E kit.

P5 are also very lucky to have Miss Sun on Thursday afternoons for Mandarin, and we have our whole school zoom assembly on Friday.

If you need anything then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Miss Lauren Waller


📗World Book Day 2021 – Digital book token 📚

📚  As part of World Book Day, the children always love to be given their book token in school.  This year I have been given a digital book token for parents/carers to save onto their phones and use in participating stores.  The children can get one of the £1 books using this token or they can get money off the other World Book Day books.  This can be used until March 28th.

Enjoy 🙂 and remember to send in your extreme reading photos


Mrs Hinton

☃️ P5 Info – 14.12.20


There will be no homework until after the Christmas holidays.

Please find below the information for this week.


We will be filming our Xmas song, so children can come dressed in Christmas jumpers/t-shirts and they can wear Christmas headgear/Santa hats too.

We will also be finishing the Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ which we started this afternoon (Monday).


The class will have P.E with Mrs Duncan, please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately for P.E outside.


P5 will be having their Christmas fun afternoon with a Christmas movie, fun outside and some snacks. Thank you to those who have brought in £2 towards costs/charitable donation.


There will be no ZOOM Assembly, instead we will have an end of term one on Tuesday 22nd December.

** This week we will be making a few different Christmas crafts that children will be able to bring home once completed. We are looking at making sock snowmen and for this children will need two socks! If possible could your child please bring in two socks (preferably one white and one patterned/colour.) Adult socks work best for this so if you have any old/odd socks lying around (without holes!) then we would love to put them to use. *

Monday 30th November 2020 – Thursday 17th December: school Christmas post box

Tuesday 22nd December 2020 – Tuesday 5th January 2021: Christmas Holiday

Wednesday 6th January 2021: Pupils return

Thank you so much for all your support this term,

Miss Lauren Waller


P5 Info – 7.12.20

Hi all,

I hope you all got a chance to enjoy the lovely weather today. What a change from the thunderstorms the past two nights!

We will begin to decorate our classroom and atrium this week, and lots of festive activities are beginning, so please note the changes to this week below.

Science with Mrs Cumming will be on Tuesday afternoon this week instead of Monday.

Christmas Cards can be brought in to be posted in the school postbox. Please remember to clearly label the envelope with the child’s name and class.

Christmas Song – P5 will be recording and learning ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ this week. Please find the link below, if you wish to practice it at home.


Pantos – We have two online pantos to watch this year. On Thursday afternoon we will be watching the Brunton Theatre ‘Rapunzel’ performance.

Christmas Celebration –  Children can wear a Christmas jumper this day! We will be watching the Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and having some time outside to play!  Thursday 17th December. Cost £2 (This covers food, prizes and a charity donation).

Loanhead Parish Church – Can you help? Every year Loanhead Parish Church provide support to families in our area. We are collecting toys this Christmas to be delivered to local children. If you can help, please purchase a gift for a child (1 month to 16 years) and please do not wrap it. Hand it in to the school office and we will pass them on. We will be collecting from Monday 30th Novemember to Friday 11th December.

ZOOM Assembly on Friday at 11:30AM.

P.E. – Wednesday afternoon. Please remember to come dressed appropriately as they will be doing P.E.

We still need to keep windows open for ventaliation so children can bring extra hoodies and jumpers to wear in class.

Homework 📝

Reading 📚- Pages to be read will be written in your child’s reading record daily. Please ensure reading is completed every night with an emphasis on expression.

Spelling✏️ – The new spelling list was copied down on Monday morning.

Have a lovely week,

Miss Lauren Waller





P5 Info – 30.11.20

Hi all,

Just a gentle reminder that children should come dressed appropriately for P.E on Wednesday’s and they can bring in an extra hoody/jumper to wear in the class.

🔬We had science with Mrs Cumming yesterday afternoon and learned all about water filtration. The children had lots of fun creating their own fair experiments of water filters.

*Mrs Cumming is gathering some materials for science, we are looking for the following: empty plastic bottles (2 litre ones), water bottle caps (the ones you push up and down) and any old CD’s/DVD’s. Thank you.*

Yesterday (Monday), every child recieved a letter regarding our filming of a Christmas song in school. This year every class has chosen a Christmas song and we will be filming us lip syncing or using sign language along with the song. This letter must be initialled against every statement and signed by Monday 7th December, if you wish for your child to take part. If this letter is not returned or filled out then your child will not be taking part. 

Christmas Decorations – On Thursday, we will be decorating wooden Christmas tree decorations that students at Newbattle HS created. These will be decorated by P5/6 and then delivered to the local care homes to decorate their outdoor trees.

Christmas Cards – Children can begin to send each other Christmas cards. They can post them Mon-Thurs, cards will then be quarantined and handed out on the following Monday by P7. Please ensure the child’s class is written on the front.

Christmas Celebration –  Children can wear a Christmas jumper this day rather than bring other clothes to change into. We will be watching a Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and having some time outside to play!  Thursday 17th December. Cost £2 (This covers food, prizes and a charity donation).

⭐️ ZOOM Assembly on Friday at 11:30AM.

Homework 📝

Reading 📚- Pages to be read will be written in your child’s reading record daily. Please ensure reading is completed every night with an emphasis on expression.

Spelling✏️ – The new spelling list was copied down yesterday morning (Monday).

Maths/Numeracy 🔢 – Apologises that the homework was not uploaded onto Google Classroom last week, I had quite a few technical issues. This week I have printed the numeracy worksheet and children will bring this home today.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller



P5 Info – 16.11.20

Hi all,

Apologises for the delay on uploading this weeks announcement.

Thank you for all your donations for Children in Need on Friday. We raised over £325, which is just incredible!

Primary 5 will have a 45 minute virtual drumming lesson on Thursday afternoon. Then on Friday we will be joining Mrs Donnelly in the assembly to share the  facts we have learned about Diwali.

*If you cannot access/log into Google Classroom, can you please email me so I am able to sort this out for you, as all children should be able to access it.*

Homework 📝

Reading📚 – Pages to be read will be written into green reading records daily. Please sign beside the date to evidence it has been completed.

Spelling✏️- A new list was copied was copied on Monday morning.

Maths/Numeracy 🔢 – Children received a paper copy of their numeracy homework today. It is focusing on doubling 2 digit numbers. We explored this today in class, and we worked it out by doubling the tens and ones first. For example, for double 52 (50 + 50 = 100, 2 + 2 = 4, 100 + 4 = 104).

Have a lovely week,

Miss Lauren Waller