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Primary 5 Term 1 Newsletter

P5 August 2014

Hello and welcome to the first term of P5! We’re all excited to get back to Murrayburn after a lovely summer break. Please read on to find out more about what’s happening this term.

Learning and Teaching

This term we will be studying a Friendship Topic, Space and Jesus and Key Figures. We will also have responsibility for maintaining the raised beds and will be getting outside and getting our hands dirty! As part of our technology we will be making protective covers for the raised beds. We will be setting up literacy and maths groups over the coming weeks and some children will get the opportunity to participate in our Fresh Start programme for literacy – more details to follow.

Classroom Support

We are lucky enough to have Mrs Moodie supporting pupils in P5 this year.



P.E. lessons will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct gym kit and gym rubbers as soon as possible. Any jewellery will have to be removed – it is probably best for your child not to be wearing jewellery at all on P.E. days to save the risk of items getting lost.


In a few weeks’ time, we will be starting to give out homework. Tasks will be set on Monday and will be due in on the following Thursday. Each week, there will be a maths and spelling task. There may also be an extended topic task. Thank you for your continued support with this.

School Letters

Please check every day to see if your child has brought home any letters. A lot of these will have tear off slips to be returned – it would be very helpful if these can come back promptly.

Dates for Your Diary

W/B 8th Sept – Meet the Teacher Week (details to follow)

Mon 15th Sept – September Holiday

Thurs 18th Sept – In-service

Tues 30th Sept and Thurs 2nd Oct – Parent/Carer Consultations

Fri 10th Oct – October Holiday Begins


And finally….

– All Murrayburn pupils are expected to bring in a pencil, rubber and sharpener to school each day.

– If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us via the office.


We look forward to meeting you in September.

Mr P Hughes (5a) and Mrs J Ridland (5b)

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