P6 Info W/B 24th August 2020

Hi all,

Children have settled in very well to the new routine at school and are working hard, which is lovely to see.

Homework starts this week:

Spelling – Children will bring home new spelling jotters on Monday with a spelling grid of activities pasted in. Children will copy their word lists down in class. Children should complete one task from the grid and hand the jotter back in on Friday. Please check your child’s work for accuracy  and neatness. Please use pencil only.


We have been looking at numbers into the millions and even billions. We have been revising place value. It is SO important that children grasp place value at this stage.

We have also been practising  times tables by studying the number patterns of each table and making connections. We have learned strategies to use if we cannot simply remember a times table fact.

I will post a homework  revision task  of these topics on Wednesday on Google Classroom. Anyone without decent access to Google Classroom can take a paper copy home. 

Reading – We are reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo in class as our novel study therefore no books will come home at present. However, please continue to encourage your child to read for pleasure at home wherever possible.

PE – Remember to come to dressed for outdoor PE on Tuesday.

Finally, P6 will have science sessions with Mrs Cumming each Wednesday, drama on  Monday afternoons and music studies each Friday. We’ll revise French vocabulary on Thursday afternoons usually followed by art.

That is all for now,

Take care,

Miss Brunt

P7 – Info & Homework

Hi P7,

It has been fantastic seeing you all again! I have really enjoyed welcoming you back to school this week.


PE – Remember to come to school dressed appropriately for PE outdoors on Monday, as this is P7’s allocated time slot for the week.



Your homework tasks for this week are as follows:

Spellings – Each group will have their own list of spelling words in a Google document on Google Classroom. (Same format as Home Learning)
Complete the tasks on Google Classroom, ready for your spelling test on Friday.
You may upload pictures of completed tasks from the spelling menu onto Google Classroom.

Maths – Electronic Goods Shop
What does it involve? – Rounding Numbers and Addition.
This can be completed on google classroom.

Reading – Group reading will be set on Monday, after our reading groups. Each pupil has a new reading book. The books can be taken home but please remember to bring them back into school each day to be kept in your tray.

Remember don’t forget to turn in your homework in for Friday 28th August.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

P1 news and Information 18th August 2020

Hi P1 Parents/Carers, this week is our first full week in school, how exciting!  We are becoming more familiar with school routine and are such a happy and smiley bunch 🙂 The children will be very tired and our afternoons will be spent doing some team work, purposeful play, outdoors (if the weather is not too bad), getting creative and having an afternoon break.


Pupils begin school packed lunches this week, we encourage them all to order something, even if they bring their own food, they are entitled to free meals.  We have a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack, they are feeling quite peckish throughout the day so are encouraged to eat at these times.  The lunches will be a choice of sandwich filling (cheese, ham, chicken or tuna) with a pudding (yoghurt or home baking on alternate days), fruit choice and a drink.  On Tuesdays there will be an option of a sausage roll and Pizza on Thursdays.  We are eating lunch in class which is a lovely social time for us all.

Home Learning

In class we are learning numbers 1-5 and how to write them, we are focussing on writing names and mark making and we are learning all about books.  We have began our phonics learning this week and will learn a new sound every Monday and Wednesday.

Pupils will bring a phonics workbook home and should complete the worksheets for their sounds every week. These are simple sheets to colour, practise writing the sound or words with that sound on them and maybe show everyone at home their sound song and action for their newly learned sounds 🙂 I will update this website with the sounds each week.



I am introducing the children to Biff, Chip and Kipper – for those who are not familiar with these characters, they are the main characters in the Oxford Reading Tree reading progression that we use in school.  We are enjoying exploring books, looking at front covers, reading from left to right and how to hold books.  The first books the children will bring home are simply picture books – we are learning to read pictures.  More information will be provided when these come home.  Books are able to go to home and back into school and will not be shared, books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being reissued.


  • We are still not changing into sports clothes, shoes or indoor shoes, this is council legislation.  Pupils can come to school on our main activity day (Thursday) in joggers/trainers (no football colours)
  • Please can your child come with a water bottle for class time, not juice
  • Suitable outdoor clothing is necessary
  • I can be contacted via email k.hinton@mgfl.net
  • Book bags for homework/letters etc can be bought at the school office for £4


P3 Update – Lunches, PE etc

Hi all,

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely yet somewhat unusual summer. We are feeling very much back in the swing of things here at Loanhead and have really enjoyed our first week back. It has been lovely to see all the children’s little faces and bring the school building to life again.

Just a quick post to keep you up to date with p3 life.

PE and Learning Outdoors

Our PE day this term will be a Wednesday. Can you please ensure your child comes to school in suitable clothing for outdoor physical exercise as we will not be changing into PE kit in school.

We are also trying to ensure we are doing as much learning outside as possible to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 and encouraging children to be outside at break time as often as possible. Can you send your child to school with a warm, water proof coat to ensure they are as comfortable as possible outside. Of course children won’t be outdoors on a day like today with heavy showers but with a light drizzle we are still aiming to be outside.


Milk letters were sent out today. If you wish for your child to have milk can you ensure that payment is returned to the school office in an envelop no later than Monday the 24th of August . Unfortunately any payments not in an envelop or paid after this date cannot be accepted.

Payment can also be made through ParentPay.


Below you will find a picture of the school lunch order form we are completing with children each day. You will see they have a variety of options. As this is a free option for p1-3 your children are entitled to this. You are, of course, welcome to continue providing your child with their own lunch. However,  what we are finding in class is that as children aren’t used to the school day any more many are getting very hungry by the time the afternoon comes. A suggestion has been for children to bring a morning snack and a small afternoon snack and have a school lunch or in addition to a packed lunch provided from home.



To minimise possible infection of COVID 19 we are asking children do not bring any toys to school. This includes plastic toys. Even though they are able to be wiped down children inevitably share with others during play and as we are limiting shared use of resources to prevent potential cross infection your support with the issue of toys in school is greatly appreciated.


I have had some parents and children asking about whether homework is going to be physically sent home or if it will be sent online. I have not made a decision on this until I can communicate with all staff on what our intentions are as a school to keep it consistent, particularly across siblings. I appreciate your patience whilst we sort this out.

Contact me

If you ever need to contact me my school email address is k.ramsay@mgfl.net. Feel free to email me any questions you have, I will always try to help where I can.

This past week has definitely been a learning curve but it has been thoroughly enjoyable getting to know your children a little bit better. This class has such a great energy and they are such friendly, funny characters. I am sure we are going to have a great year together!

Have a lovely evening,

Miss Ramsay


Primary 2 Information

Dear parent/guardian,


Welcome to Primary 2, I hope you all enjoyed the first week. I am Mr Peacock and I am hoping to meet you soon.

There are a few things I would like you to know about the plan for each school week.

Each week will consist of:

  • A session of numeracy and literacy every day.
  • Homework will be handed out on a Wednesday and handed back the following Tuesday. Please see instructions in homework jotter.
  • Physical Education will be on Thursdays. Please have your child dressed in suitable outdoor shoes and clothes in case we use the outside space for PE.
  • Please make sure the children have a coat as we will be going out in most weathers.
  • Reading books will be sent home starting next week and we will be reading in class every day.
  • Mrs Wallace will be teaching on a Monday.


If you need to contact me please use my school email: g.peacock@mgfl.net


I also have some news on school lunches. Starting from Monday 17th of August there will be free school lunches for Primary 1 to 3. The choice will be from a selection of sandwiches, juice/water, fruit and yogurt.

Lunch options


Thank you,


Mr Peacock

P7 – Welcome Back! Information Week Beg: Monday 17th August


Welcome back to school everyone!

I am delighted to be teaching P7 this year, with all the same wonderful pupils!

It has been fantastic over the past few days reconnecting and catching up with all the pupils.

There are a few changes for the upcoming year, which I have highlighted for you below.

Items to bring into school

  • Snack
  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch.
  • Suitable jacket/warm clothing

These are the only items required, as pencils, colouring pens and pencils are all provided for the pupils in their trays. If they wish to have a pencil case with their own colouring pencils, then that is fine although there is to be no sharing with other pupils for safety reasons.


P.E for the week will be in one longer session on Monday afternoons with Mrs Duncan. (This starts on Monday 17th August.)

  • The children should come to school dressed for P.E. outside (e.g. trainers, a warm jumper etc) every Monday and this will be from 12:45pm – 3:15pm. (After Lunch time until the end of day.)


Starts Monday 24th August

  • This will consist of reading, spelling and a maths/numeracy task.
  • Homework will be sent home on a Monday, to be returned by Friday, if possible.
  • School reading books will be sent home with the pupil, however it is important that children remember to bring it back every day as we won’t be sharing books with each other.

Independent Reading Book

  • I would also ask if pupils can bring a reading book/magazine/comic book from home to keep for reading in school when required. These can be kept in trays.


Where can I find new information for P7?

  • Updates are to be put on the school website for Sunday (starting next weekend) in time for the week ahead.
  • I will also be using Google classroom to set homework when possible. They should still have all the log in details from Home Learning.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

P1 news and information 14th August 2020

School website: loanhead.mgfl.net

My email address: k.hinton@mgfl.net

Dear Parents/Carers,

What a positive week we have had in P1, thanks so much for your support and understanding at unusual times.  The children have settled in really well to our classroom routine and I cannot wait for such a fun year.

We will be introducing google classroom in the future but for now I will use the school website to give information/home learning etc.  As we are social distancing, email contact is probably the easiest method, however, I am available for a chat too,

I will be in class most of the week with our learning assistant Mrs Black.  Mrs Cumming will be in class most Tuesdays.

Please note:

*We will have a more active day on Thursday, pupils can come to school with leggings/joggers and trainers on Thursdays to make moving around outside easier.

*Please can pupils bring a water bottle and a snack each day.  From next week, children will be given a choice of packed lunch from our school kitchen.  If your child comes with their own, we will assume they do not want a school lunch.

*We will not be changing clothes or shoes in school and can pupils come with a suitable outdoor jacket as we will be outdoors as much as possible.

*Items from home should not be brought to school, pencil cases etc are fine to bring in, but these cannot be shared.  We do have enough resources in school for each child J


Mrs Hinton

Welcome back P4!

Welcome back to school P4!

It really has been lovely to see the children back in school this week. There has been a lot of changes and new ways of working to get used to but we are sure, in a week or two, these will become second nature to the children and staff within the school.

This is a short message to inform parents that P4 will have Mrs Duncan once per week alternating between Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Health & Wellbeing activities, including PE.

PE will be an outdoor activity where possible and to that end, can children please come dressed for outdoor PE on the allocated day each week (see dates below).  An outdoor kit will consist of trainers, jogging bottoms/leggings, t-shirt, outdoor showerproof jacket. We have no changing areas at present so children will wear their kit for the day.

Date P.E. / Health & Wellbeing Activity Day
18.08.20 Tuesday
27.08.20 Thursday
01.09.20 Tuesday
10.09.20 Thursday
15.09.20 Tuesday
24.09.20 Thursday
29.09.20 Tuesday
05.10.20 Thursday
13.10.20 Tuesday

Homework will commence week beginning Monday 24th August and details about that will follow nearer the time.

Finally, can pupils bring a reading book/magazine from home to keep for reading in school when required.

Many thanks,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P4 Class Teachers