Welcome back to Murrayburn, we hope everybody has had a great summer and is refreshed and ready for a new school year!
Learning and Teaching
We will begin this term with a focus on Friendship and Anti-bullying. We will be working together in our classes to develop strategies for getting along with and supporting others. Later this term we will be focusing on Scottish historical events and linking these to the upcoming Independence vote. We will also have regular outdoor learning sessions. P6 pupils will begin to learn French this session, continuing to do so until the end of primary 7.
Starting from September, P6 and 7 will be setting for literacy. Your child will be in a literacy group with a mixture of P6 and 7 pupils. This is to ensure all children are well supported and reaching their potential.
Homework will start on the week beginning 25th August. Homework will be handed out on Mondays and due in on Thursdays. Homework will usually consist of a spelling task and a maths task, but this may vary from time to time. Thank you for your support with this.
Please ensure that your child arrives every morning for the bell at 8.45am. Children who arrive late disrupt the class and take longer to settle.
Classroom Staffing and Support
As you will know, Miss McDonald will be teaching P6b this year. On Tuesdays, P6a will be taught by Mrs Venn, and the rest of the week by Miss Orren. Staff will be planning together to ensure continuity for all pupils. Ms Frampton will be supporting pupils in both classes this year.
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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school all week. The P.E. kit should consist of dark shorts/leggings, a t-shirt in their house colour and black gym shoes. Children should remember that jewellery should not be worn on P.E. days. P6a have P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; P6b on Mondays and Thursdays.
In order to ensure your child is working at their best, we would encourage each pupil to bring a water bottle to school, particularly on P.E. days. The bottle should state your child’s name, and only water is allowed.
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.
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.
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
– 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)