Just a reminder that a homework club is held in Mrs Irving’s classroom from 3-4 every Thursday.
All children are welcome and do not need to be accompanied by a parent or adult – they just need parental consent.
So, if you think your child could benefit from some extra support to complete homework tasks, then please send them along. Laptops are available if access to Bug Club is required.
Highly competitive table tennis with Boys v Girls.
Last week, pupils regaled their peers with facts and details about the different countries they had been researching. Some children researched a lot of information and spent a lot of time putting their presentations together. I also enjoyed learning new facts from our mini experts.
It was nice welcoming all the children back this morning and I hope everyone had a lovely break.
Spelling homework for this week ( due on Friday) is the sound ‘ae’ and the many different combinations that make this sound, as in: ‘ai’ ‘ay’ ‘ey’ ‘ei’ ‘a-e’ …
Maths homework ( due on Thursday) is the 6 times table and a recap of fractions taught in P4 – which should be completed neatly in homework jotters.
Could I also ask parents to support their children as they continue to learn their times tables and improve their weekly ‘Learn Its’ score. As discussed on Parent’s Night, children are expected to recall number facts on sight and therefore need much more practice as they are accumulated each week.
Last week’s Learn Its were: 8+9; 3+8; 4+5; 6+7; 5+11
This week’s Learn Its are: 9+3; 12-8; 4+8; 5+7; 12-7
Thank you to all parents who were able to attend last night. It was nice having the opportunity to put faces to names and to discuss the progress of pupils. Although it was a busy event with short appointment times, I enjoyed learning more about each child and discussing ways to help them get the most out of their time in P5i.
If you were unable to attend I am more than happy to arrange an appointment for another day. Please phone the office to arrange a suitable time to meet after school. I am available most days until 5:00.
How did we cope without pens today? Well going by the enthusiastic response of the pupils, very well actually.
With the help of snap cards, jigsaws, dominoes, division cards, general knowledge quiz, literacy criterion, problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork, learning for pleasure was the order of the day. And not a pencil to be seen. All children participated fully in all aspects of their learning today – and had fun. We even had a visit from the SSPCA to round off our day.
PARENT’S EVENING appointments have been allocated and children should have a note of times in their school bags. Thanks to those who have responded and I look forward to meeting you all next Tuesday. There are still a few slots available between 4:30 and 5:50 if you haven’t been in touch yet.
DUNDONALD CASTLE. A super day is in store for all tomorrow. It is a fun packed day where children will dress up, act out and discover what life was like in medieval times. As we will be outdoors, children should wear rain jackets and school uniforms. Trainers are ideal for walking around the castle and grounds.
I hope you like the photos that helped capture how busy we all were today.
Some pupils have said they are unable to play Active Maths games on their tablets or phones because of Flash Player. To overcome this, simply download the Puffin Browser onto your tablet or ‘phone and use it to access Active Maths and Bug Club.