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P2c reflective Friday 5.4.19

Apologies for my absence earlier in the week, and thank you to Ms Leach and Mrs Conlin for covering for me.

Just a couple of photos of our learning this week.

I hope all the families have a lovely Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all again next term. We all wish one of our friends good luck as he joins a new school after Easter.

P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW

P2c Reflective Friday 29.3.19


We explored the spelling pattern using soft g, in words like bridge, fridge, badge, fudge.

We also worked on our tricky spelling words  – do you think you’ll be ready for a test next Friday ?

We are working together on the book called Something else. We are learning to make inferences from the pictures – and we have been experimenting with showing our emotions on our faces. Can you tell how we are feeling just by looking at us ?

We wrote a report about the show.




In Numeracy we have been continuing  revising our number bonds to 10, and for those who are confident with that we were looking at number bonds to 20 and the 10 ‘stories of 9’ ( 9+0, 8+1, 7+2 etc )

Other areas of the curriculum

We had fun exploring the science of bubbles. We know that a bubble is made of three things; soap,, water and air. The skin of a bubble has three layers – a layer of water in between two layers of soap. If there was no soap the water would all collect together into a blob  and wouldn’t stretch out to go round the air. When we pop a bubble we put our finger through the skin and all the air escapes.

We enjoyed a rare opportunity to use the big equipment in PE, and today we developed our coordination when using bats and balls.



* please continue to revise number bonds to ten ( or 20) e.g – 8 and what make ten?  6 and what make ten?  You should know these number bonds quickly and be able to answer without counting on.429AE763-0A7F-4BBD-A52D-FF01F32E289F

If you wish, you could download the free maths app called ‘King of Maths’ and play the addition games – starting at level one and progressing to higher levels at our own pace.


* read a book of your choice

* get active outside if the weather is nice



P2c message from parent council

Dear Parents/carers

You will hopefully have seen in the last Homelink newsletter that our Parent Council have organised a Great Big School Clean Up on Saturday 30th March between 2-4pm as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2019. This is a UK wide mass-action environmental campaign to cut litter and improve public places but it also coincides with the Green Buckstone recycling programme which aims to save ‘hard to recycle’ items from landfill.

The school playground will be open at the main entrance from 2pm on Saturday 30th March for as many volunteers as are able to donate 10 minutes, 1 hour or more of time to help clear the playground and surrounding areas of litter that has escaped the various refuse bins around the school. City of Edinburgh Council will be arriving that afternoon to deliver litter picking kit and will be removing waste from the school after the litter pick is over at 4pm. Our local councillors are also planning to attend and members of the Parent Council will be present to co-ordinate this project. This is an excellent opportunity to help improve the environment on our doorstep so we hope to see you there.

Please bring with you protective gloves if at all possible (some will be provided by the council), refreshments and perhaps some hand sanitiser! Children must not be unaccompanied and will remain the responsibility of their parent/carer at all times.

P2c reading

There will be no new reading books sent home this week or next.

We continue to work on reading in class – focusing on the book ‘Something Else’ and developing skills such as prediction, finding information in pictures, retelling the main events in the story and relating the story to our own experiences.

Please, as always, feel free to read any book of your choice at home.

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)


In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are


Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys


Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands



Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.


P5H and P5HW

P2c Reflective Friday 22.3.19

This week has mostly been about Rise and Shine. A huge well done to all our star performers, I was  so proud of them and I’m sure you were too.



We explored the spelling pattern using soft g, in words like rage, stage, magic and ginger.

We also worked on our tricky spelling words .

We wrote about our opinion of the dark. imageimageimage


In Numeracy we have been revising our number bonds to 10, and for those who are confident with that we were looking at number bonds to 20.

Other areas of the curriculum


* revise number bonds to ten ( or 20) e.g – 8 and what make ten?  6 and what make ten?  You should know these number bonds quickly and be able to answer without counting on.

* read a book of your choice

* get active outside if the weather is nice






P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team


P2 costume information

Most costume items are being provided, but a few children will be asked to bring in some simple items from home ( by Thursday 14th) if  possible. Please do not buy anything specially, and let us know if anything is a problem for you to find and we can come up with an alternative.

We are still trying to source an outfit for our cow, so if anyone happened to have a cow onsie, or some cow print jammies they would be willing to lend us, then that would be much appreciated !

If your character is not listed below then  you don’t need to bring anything.

Farmer Frank, mum, children – wellies and a woolly jumper ( a plainish jumper or cardi please- stripes or patterns ok, but preferably not one with sequins or characters on- think Katie Morag)

Chicks and ducklings – black shorts( if not already in pe bag)

narrators – black leggings or school trousers

flowers  – plain white t shirt if you have one

rabbit – grey tights or leggings, pink or grey top.

granny/grandad – wellies