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

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

P6 Week Beginning 22.11.21

Hello, 

Primary 6 performed a wonderful assembly on Friday for Children in Need, and thank you so much to everyone for their wonderful donations. We are still counting and will hopefully have a final total later this week. 

We have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday, the children have P.E first thing in the morning instead of the afternoon. This will only be for this week. 

Miss Sun will be back for 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, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will involve revising our multiplication and division skills. 

Please ensure your child can get logged into Google Classroom this week, as we hope to use this for homework going forward in Primary 6! If you have any issues with logging in, then please do get in touch. The children should be logging into Google and not GLOW.

Thank you all for your support. 

Miss Lauren Waller 

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P6 Week Beginning 15.11.21

Hi all, 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our PoppyScotland collection, the P7’s led a beautiful and very respectful assembly on Thursday. 

We have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday. 

There will be no Mandarin on Wednesday. 

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and reading activities. This week, the reading task will be either based on your child’s book or a reading skill. 

Reminders:

  • Primary 6 have organised Children in Need this year. There will be a dress down day on Friday (19th) for a suggested donation of £1. Throughout the week, at break times, the children have a chance to ‘Guess how many sweets are in the tub?’ for 50p a guess. The closest guess wins the sweets on Friday! 
  • We will also be leading the assembly on Friday which is very exciting. 
  • Children are now able to get hot meals from the dining hall, if they wish. Please pay for this in advance through parent pay and your child will have this lunch in the dining hall. However, if they wish to still bring in a packed lunch, they can and they will eat this in the classroom. 
  • Christmas Tea Towel orders have to be brought into school by Wednesday 17th November. 
  • Last week, P6 were given ski letters as we have the fantastic chance to go for skiing lessons in January!! Please return these by FRIDAY 19th November.
  • Today, children took home letters about food allergies/intolerances. These letters MUST be filled out and brought to school ASAP. 

Thank you all for your support. 

Miss Lauren Waller 

L.Waller@midlothian.education

🌟SCHOOL TEA TOWELS – Parent Council Fundraiser 🌟

This information will be sent home in paper form on Wednesday 12th of November.  We appreciate the tight timing but for Christmas orders this is the deadline.

Payment and order forms should be returned to teachers or office by Wednesday 17th November, in a sealed and labelled envelope.

You can always print the form below and hand into the office with payment and in a sealed envelope.

CHRISTMAS TEA TOWELS

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

As part of the Parent Council’s fundraising this term, the children are designing brilliant tea towels showing a collage of self-portraits. It will make a great present for family and friends or for you to hold on to as a keepsake!  Due to numbers, there will be a choice to order an upper atrium towel (P5-7 children) or a lower atrium one (P1-4).

The product is 45% cotton and 55% linen and is high quality. The cost of each tea towel is £5. As the towels will be printed to order, please complete the order form below and hand it in to the office with your payment in cash (exact change), and in a clearly labelled, sealed envelope, by Wednesday 17th of November to ensure that we beat the Christmas rush!

Thanks very much and we hope you like them!

The Parent Council

P6 Week Beginning 8.11.21

Hello, 

The weather is getting a lot colder, so please ensure your child comes to school with a warm, waterproof jacket and suitable shoes. We still have to keep our windows open in class, so children can bring an extra jumper in to wear in class too. 

On Monday, we have our third workshop with Dunedin Consort. 

We have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday. 

The children won’t have any Mandarin for the next two weeks.

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be adding and subtracting decimals, as this is our focus for the week. 

All Learning Trio targets from this week will be sent home with children on Monday.

We have our Remembrance assembly from P7 on Thursday, and poppies will be on sale this week. Initially, children can only buy one poppy and the suggested donation is £1, but please remember that this is only suggested. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Lauren Waller 

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P6 Week Beginning 1.11.21

Hi all,  

P6 has another very busy week ahead! 

On Monday afternoon, we have our second session with Dunedin consort. 

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only. 

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be practising rounding decimals to the nearest whole number, tenth or hundredth. 

Mandarin with Miss Sun is on Wednesday afternoon.

We will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 10am and P6 will be sharing their learning about fire safety, and Bonfire night at it.

Learning Trios: On Friday, your child brought home their Learning Trio appointment slip. If this appointment is unsuitable, then please get in touch with the school office. Please remember that if you wish to change your appointment to a phone call, this will be on a different day, and not Wednesday or Friday. Please note, if you are attending a face to face appointment, that it should only be yourself and your child at the appointment. We will be using the classroom door as our entrance/exit, keeping a safe distance, wiping down surfaces and wearing masks to keep everyone safe. 

I look forward to seeing you all on either Wednesday 3rd or Friday 5th November.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, if you need anything. 

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P6 Week Beginning 26.10.21

Hello, 

I hope you all had a wonderful and restful October break. The children had lots of fun things to share today, and it all sounded like a lot of fun. 

We have come back to school with a very busy week! Today (Tuesday), we became scientists and designed our own carbon net zero towns, and had a call from the National Mining Museum to discuss our ideas. I was so impressed by how many brilliant ideas the children came up with! Then, after this we started our first workshop with Dunedin Consort, we will be working towards creating our own composition, which will then be performed by them later in the year. These workshops will run in school for a number of weeks. 

 P.E. is on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only. 

Homework will be handed out on Tuesday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task is a revision of multiplication, through a fun Halloween activity. 

Mandarin with Miss Sun is on Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday, we have the fantastic opportunity to meet a real life scientist online. It is certainly going to be a fun and busy week!

 

Important Letters went home with your child today.

  • You should have received a milk letter, which needs to be returned by Monday 1st November, if you wish for your child to receive milk in school.
  • A letter about guitar lessons also went home, please fill this in and return it, if your child is interested.
  • Finally, a letter regarding our Learning Trio’s was also handed out this afternoon, please complete the slip and return it to school by Friday 29th October by the latest. 

We will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am and the children have a dress down day too. This week is one of our Health Weeks, so we ask that the children wear clothes which make them feel happy on Friday. (For example, maybe their favourite top or a dress in their favourite colour?)

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, if you need anything. 

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education