Ice Lollies Are Still On Sale

P3/4 and P4 have been doing an amazing job making and selling fruit smoothies and iced lollies.

They would like to thank all the children who are buying them, and parents and staff who are helping.

They would like to stress that ice lollies will still be on sale until Friday or, earlier if stock runs out.

Mr McEwan


Buy Your Fruit Smoothies and Lollies At School

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P3/4 and P4 are running their ‘Fruit Booty’ Enterprise for 2 weeks from the first day back after the holidays.

They will be making and selling fresh fruit smoothies for Β£1 and fruit lollies for 50p in the upper area at morning break.

(P1 and P2 will be able to purchase them just before break).

We hope that many of you remember to bring your money the first day back, and you support P3/4 and P4 with their healthy venture on other days too.

Well done P3/4 and P4 and Good Luck!

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Additional Information To Support Parents in Google Classroom

I originally set up this blog to provide info to parents when the children were not yet confident to log in to Google Classroom at home.

As they now can, Google Classroom is our main way of sharing info with home and school, communicating important information.

My suggestion would be that parents at least log in with their child to read the Homework and Notes for the current week.

You can find out how to log in here.

As I am aware that many parents want more information on what their child is doing in school, and some would like more tasks/challenging tasks to do at home, I have spent time adding to Google Classroom to assist with this.

The following sections are now found under the Classwork Tab when your child logs in –

  • P3 Newsletter Items/What We Are Learning
  • Using Google Classroom
  • Homework & Notes for the Week – I would check this one weekly
  • Suggestions for Other Tasks at Home
  • Spelling
  • Class Blog
  • Internet Safety/Using IT Equipment
  • Maths/Numeracy
  • Social Studies
  • Being Resilient
  • Writing Tasks

I hope these are helpful to support your child and know what they are doing at school.

I love seeing that many children are enjoying tasks posted for them to do in Google Classroom at home.

It excited me this week that 2 children who were off managed to complete and submit tasks online.Β  Β I was able to ask them both how they were, assist one who was unsure how to submit a Spelling Task, and support the second one with logging into his Mathletics Account.

That is what your children are able to do these days with you/our support!

(Or support us to do it correctly!)

Mr McEwan

Homework to the February Break and Class Poster/Talk

The Following information has been posted to Google Classroom about Information re Homework to the February Break.

A. My Back Up Team Sheet

My Back Up Team T-Shirt Task – Worksheet to be completed and handed in by Monday 20th January. This wasΒ  issued on Tuesday 14th January.

B. Spelling

We will not be doing a new spelling sound each week but a different homophone e.g. to, too or two. A weekly spelling task will be given and posted in Google Classroom each week from Monday 20th January (None this week as t-shirt task).

Rainbow Spelling can be done when you have time to do it. Please tick when you know the words.

C. My Family Tree

Children have to make a family tree using one of the suggested methods and submit it by Friday 31st January at the latest. This is so it can be used for a Class Talk the following week.

Full instructions and suggestions are posted under ‘Classwork’ – ‘Homework & Notes for the Week’ in Google Classroom.

Weekly Homework

At relevant class information and notes for that week’s homework e.g. spelling tasks will usually be posted to Google Classroom on a Monday.


Mr McEwan

Victorian Christmas

P3 have been looking at the ways that the Victorians celebrated Christmas and how they did many of the things we do today.

The Victorians started Christmas cards and Prince Albert introduced the Christmas Tree to the UK.

On Monday the children made Victorian Christmas Pudding with Mrs Elderfield and most of them enjoyed eating it too!Β  Β We had another one a few days later which was made from the left over mixture.

I hope you enjoy the photos of the children baking below.

I hope you had a restful and healthy holiday period and look forward to seeing the children back on Wednesday 8th January.Β  Β Remember it is an In-service Day on the Tuesday!

Mr McEwan


Safe Use ICT Equipment At Home and School

Today during ICT we spent some time in school revising the rules about using IT equipment sensibly and safely. The children were also reminded that in school there are only certain things they are allowed to do if they have have free choice.

We also stressed that the children are never allowed to search freely on YouTube, and YouTube is only allowed if it is a teacher-directed task which has a link e.g. a resilience video that has been posted in Google Classroom.

We did an assignment in Google Classroom on this, and reminded ourselves of the Council rules that were posted on our Blog here.

We also looked at the consequences of what could happen if they did not respect the rules we re-visited or only use sites they were asked to.

Where Do I Find My Child’s Homework?

As the children (and parents!) are becoming a lot more confident in using Google Classroom, I am going to now post any weekly homework there for you to see.

The easiest way is for the children to log in and click on Classwork at the top.Β  They can then click on the Homework Topic at the side to see what they have to do.

Any extra work given/Google Classroom assignments will be posted there as well and can usually be seen in the ‘Upcoming’ section on the Classroom Homepage.Β  I will also post any ‘major’ tasks on the BlogΒ  if parents wish me to.

As we often use Google Classroom for classwork, any assignments to be done at home will be marked as homework and also mentioned in the Homework section under homework.

Spelling words to be done will always be written in homework jotters, and reading recorded in reading records.

It is helpful if parents sign/initial when they have heard reading in the record.

P3 Homework w/c Mon 18th November

1. Resilience posters due today. We will be doing talks on them during the week (telling the class about poster). If your child has not done a poster please can they do one in Google Classroom or on paper as soon as possible? I have seen some great work so far. A feedback from will be shared with your child online this week. Thanks.

2. Victorian Research Task for Mon 25th November on Famous Victorians – see Google Classroom.

3. Reading Days. Antelopes and Brown Bears will now have reading heard on a Mon Tues Thu. On a Tues they will be given β€˜double reading’ for the Thu which they can do over one or 2 nights. On a Wednesday they will do Reading Skills with me. Everyone else will have reading for Mon Tues Wed Thu.

4. Weekly spelling as usual – at least one task recorded in jotter.

5. I am trying to post homework in Google Classroom and on the blog so any extra tasks will usually be there.

SSPCA Rabbits Workshop

The P3s from P3 and P3/4 recently got together when the SSPCA visited the school. They looked at how to care for rabbits and used the robot rabbits and other resources to learn.

The photos below show them interacting with the pets.