Our Vision Loanhead aspires to be a learning community where Care Honesty Inclusion Learning Development Are at the core of all we do. Our Aims to Develop our Core Values • To promote care of all through a culture of…
Homework I must apologise for the homework mix up. I am very confused with dates this week! I have given out one week’s worth of homework because I thought health week was next week. Of course, it isn’t until the…
IMPORTANT! Please remember P1 are on a trip on Tuesday23rd May. They must where school uniform and have a packed lunch unless you have requested one from the school. Please make sure your child has suitable footwear and ‘weather’ clothing…
This week personal projects are due. Please also remember that pupils have reading homework twice a week- the majority are not doing the necessary work. Wednesday- Advertiser are coming in to take P7 photos. Please wear hoodies. Project due in.…
Monday– Holiday for all pupils Tuesday – PE Wednesday – Parents Evening Thursday – Parents Afternoon Friday – Summer Fair 11am – 1pm. A note will come home to check if you are able to pick your child up at 11am to take to…
Hi all, After the trip next week we are beginning Forces our new science topic. We are going to combine this with music and design and technology. We need some materials to help us make instruments such as: Plastic tubs (margarine, icecream…
Homework 16/05/17 Spelling Gorillas (i) Week 1 like in find and pint Pandas (ur) Week 1 Wolves (ur) Week 1 Activities: All groups 4 sentences or a silly story. Write cover copy and check. Reading Homework The Yellow group- News Reports…
Reading: Please see the cards in their homework bags. Phonics: We are continuing to revise the ‘two letter’ sounds. PE: is on Monday and Wednesday this week. This is the last gymnastics session, the children have really enjoyed it and…
A letter about Living and Growing has gone home in bags tonight. Just in case any don’t make it home,here’s a copy. L & G P3-25r9y19
Homework Tasks 1: Write spelling words 3 times in neat columns. Spelling Homework-257lzqx 2: As we have been working on poetry, be creative and try to write a poem using at least 5 of your spelling words. 3: Complete Maths…
P2 Homework this week: Reading – see book bags for updates. On Tuesday, some pupils will get reading strategy cards home- these will just mirror work done in class on how to work out tricky words. Please use as a reading…
Reading for next week. Could all pupils ensure that they bring their reading books to school. Maths All pupils have a maths worksheet for next Friday 19/5/17 Bikeability will take place on Tuesday.
Dear Parents, some dates for your diaries. Friday 19th May The children have been working on an assembly and would love to show you their production. Please feel free to come and see the Loanhead Primary News Station report on…
Homework 09/05/17 Spelling Due to spelling assessments taking place in class during Spelling teaching time, there will not be spelling homework this week. It will resume again next week. Reading Homework The Yellow group- Read Chapter 8 for homework and…
Reading You have a novel that you are reading in small groups in class, and sometimes at home. I would like you to choose another book of choice for the rest of May and I would like you to read…
As always, the newsletter is available to download as a PDF from the newsletter section of the webpage (in the menu bar at the top of website). There are a lot of important dates in this newsletter so it is copied below.
Loanhead Primary School
Welcome to a busy couple of months ahead. To try and keep everyone informed this newsletter will be placed on the website and a paper copy will be issued to the eldest pupil in each family.
Red Nose Day
Thank you to the P7 enterprise group and the pupil council for all their hard work. We raised £352.00, thank you to all who contributed!
Please note that the gate from the car park that leads into the playground at the lower atrium will be closed at 9am. The gate at the back of the playground, leading to the safe route, will be closed at 9.15am.
Recent rag bag collections have raised £120, Thank you so much for all your donations. Our next collection day is Wednesday 31st May.
Head Teacher Awards
Congratulations to the following who were presented with their Head Teacher award at Loanhead Parish Church when we attended our Easter Service; P1 Flynn Campbell (care), P2 Chloe Laing (development) , P3 Reece McHale (development), P4 TJ McDermid (learning), P5 Freya Turner (caring), P6 Lois Aitchison (learning) and P7 Anna Pettigrew (honesty)
P7 have been sharing their learning on internet safety with P5 and P6 pupils, During their work we have been made aware of the amount of pupils with smart phones and their attitudes towards their phone. A survey carried out by P7 revealed that:
– 89% of pupils in P 4-7 at Loanhead Primary have some sort of social media account despite being under the legal age.
– 75% of those pupils would be devastated if their posts (past, present and future) became public for their parents to read.
– 74% of pupils with social media access have felt uncomfortable by something they have seen online that one of their friends has posted.
The ‘think U know’ website has lots of useful information that is age banded for children and has a separate parent section. This is worth a look to give you and your child information about staying safe on line.
If your child borrows clothes from school, please ensure that these are washed and returned.
Loanhead Primary School is NOT being used as a polling station. School will run as normal on these days. Pupils have a holiday Monday on Monday 22nd May. This is a Modlothian inservice day for teachers.
We have had a couple of instances where cars and pupils have almost collided. Please ensure your child walks in the car park and stays on the footpath.
This will be held in the playground on Friday 26th May 11am – 1pm. There will be a dress down day on Friday 19th May we will be collecting tombola prizes (small toys sweets etc.) for the summer fair. The Parent Council are also looking for parent helpers on the day – please speak to a member of the parent council or hand your name into the school office if you can help. Donations of home baking, raffle prizes, toys, bric a brac, will be all gratefully received. There will be a wine or water stall and we are looking for donations of full and empty wine bottles! If you would like to rent a table on the day please speak to a member of the parent council.
Our nursery pupils will meet their P5 buddies this week as we begin our transition work. The nursery pupils will meet their P1 teacher on the afternoon of Wednesday 21st June. There is also a parent meeting for our new P1 parents at this time. A letter detailing these events has been issued to nursery parents.
Lasswade High School is being used during the general election and this has impacted on transition days. Pupils will now attend Lasswade High School on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th June. A bus is provided by the High School. Exact timings for bus pick up will be given nearer the time. There is also an information for parents evening at Lasswade High School on the Wednesday evening.
Beeslack High School transition days are Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June. Transport is not provided and pupils are expected to make their own way there.
Congratulations to Alyssa in P7 who has managed to secure a place at Broughton High School to allow her to study dance alongside her academic subjects.
Our parent consultations are on Wednesday 24th may (5.30pm – 8.30pm) and Thursday 25th May (3.30pm – 5.30pm) Appointments will be issued on Tuesday 9th May. If the appointment you are given is unsuitable please call the school office for an alternative. Pupil reports will be issued at the parent consultation.
Thank you to all who took part in our communication survey. The survey results and our response will be issued to all families at the beginning of June.
Our annual questionnaires will be issued to all families next week. Midlothian Council are also asking parents to complete surveys about education in Midlothian. This survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Midparent This online survey will be available from Monday 8th May until Friday 26th May. Your replies to these questionnaires are very much appreciated and help us to form the basis of our school improvement plan.
Sports Day this year will be on Monday 5th June 12.30pm – 3pm. This is weather dependent! The change of day allows Mrs Duncan our PE specialist to be fully involved. As this is transition week it also ensures all P7 pupils are able to take part.
Loanhead Gala day is on Saturday 24th June. The Queen and members of her court are from Loanhead Primary School. Your support at this event would be very much appreciated!
P7 end of term
Tuesday 27th June – evening event for P7 in school organised by P7 parents.
Wednesday 28th June – 1.15pm P7 Leavers Assembly parents of P7 pupils are invited to attend.
Thursday 29th June – P7 day out
Friday 30th June – Final day of term all finish 12pm
The Easter Disco raised approximately £250 thank you to all who supported this event.
Dates for your Diary – please note these may be subject to change
Tuesday 2nd, 9th and 16th May – P6 & P7 Bikeability
Friday 19th May – DRESS DOWN DAY
MONDAY 22nd MAY – PUPIL HOLIDAY
Tuesday 23rd May – P1 trip to Botanic Gardens
Wednesday 24th May – 5.30pm – 8.30pm Parents Consultations
Thursday 25th May – P4 trip to Dynamic Earth
3.30pm – 5.30pm Parents Consultations
Friday 26th May – Summer Fair
Wednesday 31st May – Rag bag collection
Monday 5th June – Sports Day 12.30pm – 3pm (weather permitting)
Monday 5th June – Friday 9th June – Health Week
Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th June – Lasswade High School P7 Transition days
Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th & Friday 9th June – Beeslack High School P7 Transition days
Thursday 8th June – Nursery Sports
Tuesday 13th June – Biking Festival
Tuesday 20th June – P7 trip to sky studios
Wednesday 21st June – P1 induction day
Saturday 24th June – LOANHEAD GALA
Tuesday 27th June – P7 evening event
Wednesday 28th June – pm P7 leavers assembly
Thursday 29th June – P7 day out
Friday 30th June – FINAL DAY OF TERM ALL FINISH 12PM