Primary 7 Cluster Camp information

On Tuesday, pupils should arrive in school from the main entrance and congregate in the expressive arts hall.  The bus hopes to leave Loanhead at 9.30 so pupils should arrive no later than 9am

Please can pupils wear their red hoodies.

No money, electronics, phones or food should be taken to camp and they will be confiscated.

Please give medication to a staff member on arrival.

There will be an ASG camp twitter page where group leaders will tweet news, photos and videos throughout the camp – please follow @lasswadecamp to be kept in the loop.  Signal at Dalguise is limited so this really is the best way.

P4 Homework 23/10/18

P4 Homework –This week 23/10/18  there is only reading homework. 

Here is an updated explanation of what homework will be distributed weekly and which day it will be given.

Spelling– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.

Word List or worksheet with assorted activities each week.

Numeracy– Distributed on a Tuesday, due the following Monday.

From the 6th November there will be some numeracy homework distributed as well as reading and spelling. Some weeks this will involve work that we have been completing in class or may be a Sumdog challenge. This is beginning the week after next as I am at camp next week.


Monday and Wednesday ( Hawks and Eagles)

These groups will have pages or chapters to read and occasional written activities to match. See reading records for details.

Tuesday and Thursday (Falcons and Ospreys)

These groups will have chapters and every second week, chapters and a written task to complete. See reading records for details.



P7 News/info and home learning 2/3/18

Hello everyone, I hope that you are enjoying the snow.

I have made a whole school sumdog competition so please remember to log in – if you need help with your log in details then email me.

Remember your individual targets – where do you need to go? How will you get there?

Home learning – due Wednesday

Literacy – please remember your book reports and quiz that were due in on 1st.  If you want to challenge yourself and consolidate learning we have done in class then write a short setting description of a snowy setting – remember our in-class success criteria (Using your senses, adjectives, adverbs, long and short sentences and no story/charactes e.g. The warm sun shone down on the turquoise water like freshly cleaned diamonds, the birds lazily perched on the tan branches while the sound of them gleefully singing danced in my ears.  I felt at peace.” Type it on word and email me, share with me on GLOW or just write it and bring it in next week.

Maths/Numeracy – Have a go at this BEAST FROM THE EAST P7 Maths activity challenge – how many house points will you earn?

The Beast From The East Maths Investigation P7-1nm7473

REMEMBER to keep sending my your fun in the snow, snow sculpture or snowy extreme reading photos.


An excited and keen parent first mentioned this in January and I could not believe that it was time to think about it so a pat on the back for planning ahead.  She has volunteered time to help organise this and attend on the day.  I have had a few more parents ask me about the day out and would suggest a wee team to go with the pupil ideas would work well.

Pupils discussed it with me and I posted the results on the page last week.  As Time Capsule was the firm favourite I presumed people would look into this – I am happy to get the office to price a bus for the parent team while they organise prices for the trip and food.

Pupils are saying the Time Capsule is closed during the day – after a quick email they got back to me to say that for trips etc they can open at 10am, you just need to speak to them.

Paintballing was not first or second choice but I do have to mention that this, or similar activities, is not something Mrs Donnelly or I would be happy to have organised for their day out so this is not an option.

If Time Capsule is not an option I am happy to go back to the class and chat about other ideas (escape rooms, Blair Drummond plus BBQ, Picnic etc were also suggested after our discussion).



UPDATE: School closed tomorrow Friday 2nd March, BINGO NIGHT AT SCHOOL CANCELLED

Today (28.2.18), Thurs (1st March)and tomorrow (2.3.18)

Our building is closed. All Midlothian schools and nurseries are to be closed due to adverse weather conditions. Keep up to date with news and more info on the council website. We will update this page later today with more information if we have any.

Parents Evening


This term our parents evening will be a drop in session.  Come along with your child and let them show you around their classroom and share their learning with you.  The class teacher will be in attendance for you to ask questions or chat to about next steps.

If there are any issues that you wish to discuss in a less public setting please make an appointment with the teacher outwith this event.

P7 camp update

P7 campers are having a ball demonstrating great resilience, determination and perseverance. They are enjoying meeting new friends and working together to overcome challenges and reach new heights.

Mrs Hinton is proud of all They have achieved so far and is impressed with their manners and growth mindset. For those without Twitter here are some photos. Apologies if they are upside down….signal is rubbish etc.

P3 Homework from 24th October

Primary 3 Homework – Week from 24th October

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday week. The Buchans had a good time getting settled with baby Alice.

In numeracy we are moving on to multiplication. Our new big topic will be beginning soon, so watch this space!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



The 10 x table has already been in our “Learnits”, and now we are going to include the 5 x table too. Flashcards for this will come home to add into your sets for regular practice.

Hit the Button is a great online game for revising times tables and building up speed. Speed matters because our aim in P3 is to work towards instant recall of these basic number facts.

Under “Times Tables” you can choose 2, 5 or 10 and then play either “Hit the Answer” or “Hit the Question”.



Pages to be read from class reading books will be written down in the grids as usual. If you can hear some of these out loud that is excellent practice. It is also great to ask questions as you listen, helping the children to engage with the stories and also checking that they understand any trickier words. (You may well do this already!)



In our writing lessons we talk about “VCOP”. This stands for vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. By building up our skills in these four areas we can make our writing more interesting.

At home this week, try to find examples of exciting and interesting vocabulary. This could be from a newspaper or magazine, something online, or a book you’ve been reading for fun. Copy the words into your homework jotter and use them in a sentence. Can you find at least three good ones?

We especially like finding new ways of saying ordinary things. For example, instead of saying that the man walked down the street, we might say that he crept, stomped or ambled.



Spelling words to practice this week are:

chin                 chat

much               march

pinch               chip

they                 where

use                   there

Please could everyone do the usual look, say cover, write and check (twice through the list) and then write sentences using as many of the words as possible.