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Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Jim Muirhead reassured parents and carers that, as schools are now fully open to all pupils, we’re doing all we can to keep staff and children safe. However, he stressed parents and carers need to do their part too.

He said: “It’s absolutely vital we all remain vigilant. If your child or a member of your household has any of the symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, be that a continuous cough, a temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell, under no circumstances send your child to school. Please follow the guidance to the letter. This will ensure schools can remain open and ultimately, it could save lives.”


P3 Monday 14th September

This week’s work for P3 is as follows:


Polka Dots: Cool Clive

Monday – Chapter 2
Tuesday – Chapter 3
Wednesday – Chapter 4
Thursday – Chapter

Spots: Captain Comet and the Dog Star

Monday – Chapter 1
Tuesday – Chapter 2
Wednesday – Chapter 3
Thursday –  Chapter 4

Zig Zags – The Shiny Key or The Go-Kart Race

Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 9 -16
Wednesday – pages 17 -24
Thursday – activity

Stripes – Superdog

Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 9 -16
Wednesday – pages 17 -24
Thursday – pages 25 -32

Waves – Noah’s Ark Adventure

Monday – pages 1-8
Tuesday – pages 9 -16
Wednesday – pages 17 -24
Thursday – activity

Numeracy: Choose something from their home learning wall in the back of their blue homework jotter.

PE is on Wednesday – please come dressed for it.

Don’t forget this weekend is a holiday weekend so no school on Friday or Monday.


Lisa Cumming

PRIMARY 1 INFORMATION – 14th September 2020

Hi P1 parents,

We have a short couple of weeks as it is the September weekend this Friday/Monday so I hope you all have a lovely and restful time.

This week not everyone will have reading sent home but everyone will have Key words to practise – If you have misplaced these then you can download a set here – STAGE 1 AND 2 SIGHT WORDS

Pupils look at the shape of the word and memorise it, this is initial stages of reading and they will not be able to sound out all the words.

We are also learning numbers 1-10 – recognising numerals, amounts and words while counting out numbers and showing numbers on fingers etc.  Any reinforcement of this at home would be such a great support for them. Some examples of reinforcing number are below.

e.g. “How many are there here?”

“Can you show me 7 fingers? How about making 7 in another way?”

“Count out 6 grapes, are there 6 there? add one “how many are there now?”


Most of you have had a look on SeeSaw and I hope you have enjoyed seeing our learning journeys.


Mrs Hinton


P6 Info W/B 14th September 2020

Hi all,

Reminder: School is closed this Friday (18th) and Monday 21st. Pupils return to school on Tuesday 22nd September.

Spelling – Thanks so much to everyone who completed their spelling homework on time and took care over neatness and presentation. Children will copy down their new list on Monday but due to the shorter week, can completed homework  be handed in on Thursday of this week please.

Maths/Numeracy – Last week’s home learning sheet  revising  subtraction with exchange is due in on Wednesday. A new homework sheet will be sent home on Wednesday.

Reading – We have finished reading  Kensuke’s Kingdom but still have tasks to complete on this book in class.

Children have all been given a new reading book which I want to hear in class. Thus, no reading homework has been issued.

PE – Tuesdays

Circle of Friends – This is a programme which supports children’s emotional and social well-being and takes a closer look at friendships through activities and discussion. We will start this on Monday.


That is all for now,

Miss Brunt






P5 Info – 14.9.20✨

Hi all,

🔬 We won’t be having science next Monday with Mrs Cumming but we will still be doing science with me in the afternoon, so there aren’t any timetable changes.

🏃🏼‍♂️Our P.E block  is on Wednesday afternoons, please ensure your child is dressed for P.E outside and brings a water bottle with water only. Thank you.

🧠 We will be having 10 minute brain breaks in the afternoons as they are longer than usual (2.5 hours). This is just an active break between our lessons in the afternoon to allow the children to move and feel ready for the rest of the afternoon. This could vary from a little jog outside, a GoNoodle video or some Yoga! Children can bring an extra snack in for this time as they may get hungry by this time, or they can leave something behind from their packed lunch.

🌟 We have introduced the ‘Zones of Regulation’ in our classroom and this is a great way to help myself and the class discuss our emotions and coping strategies. There are four zones, which you can find below, and there is no negative zone. For example, if you feel like you are in the red zone then this is not a bad thing as we can all feel multiple emotions throughout the day. The most important thing is we begin to think of strategies to help us self- regulate and bring ourselves closer to the green zone.

Homework 📝 (Set on Monday and to be returned on Friday)

Reading📚 – Pages to be read will be written into your child’s green reading record daily. Please sign beside the date to evidence it has been completed. Thank you!

Spelling✏️- A new list will be copied down on Monday morning.

Maths/Numeracy 🔢 – We have been learning how to read and write 6 digit numbers this week, so the worksheet on Google Classroom is a revision of this. If you have any issues with logging into Google Classroom, then please email me so I can fix this. I will hand out paper copies of the homework to those who cannot access GC. 

School Holidays – Friday 18th September and Monday 21st September. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller



P7 Info / Homework – Week Beg: 14th September

Hi P7,

Information – Week Beg: Monday 14th September

  • PE – Come to school dressed appropriately for PE every Monday. Please have a rain proof jacket / coat for outside.
  • September Holiday –  School is closed on Friday 18th September and Monday 21st September.



This week for homework there will be a maths task and spellings practice.

Please see the attachments below for your tasks.

NOTE: I will be providing paper copies for those pupils having log in issues with Google Classroom. I am in the process of fixing pupils log ins.

For homework this week, I have attached a challenge activity that most of you are already familiar with.

What do I need to do?
1. Read the text on the history of Mount Everest.
2. Answer the questions provided.
3. Use the text to pick out the correct information.

Where do I write my answers?
Complete these questions by creating a new google document, or do them on an A4 page, then post a picture of your completed work.

Thanks for your support,

C. Nelson


Due to recent events I have had a consultation with the Parking Officer that attended our school on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The following is the information gathered that I hope will help appease any frustration or upset that may have been caused and clarify a few points:-

First of all, the parking attendants have been sent by Midlothian Council as part of an Enforced Parking initiative that is being carried out at ALL Midlothian Schools. This is based primarily on SAFETY for all pupils and carers.

Also, there has been many instances where vehicles have not managed to gain access to the school for maintenance purposes, deliveries or refuse bin collections, due to cars being parked where they shouldn’t be i:e – double yellows, in front of bollards etc.
There have also been many complaints made about school transport/taxis not being able to park because of people parking in the bus drop of zone, keep clear zone and also the disabled spaces – where no blue badges have been displayed. This is unacceptable and has caused untold inconvenience and safety issues for a long time. Also, people that think it is acceptable to double park in front of cars parked in the bays, this is also an offense and extremely dangerous!
The parking restrictions are there for safety and to provide access to the school especially for Emergency Vehicles.

Anyone that has been unfortunate enough to have received a parking ticket, if a first offence can appeal it with Midlothian Council and have I been told this may be over-ruled as a goodwill gesture. However, persistent offences can be handed over to Sheriff Officers.
To clarify, parking on double yellows, bus drop off, keep clear zone, zig-zags and disabled spaces without the proper authorisation and any other obstruction can result in a instant ticket.

As a parent council we will be requesting that the red mono-blocked area ,that should be a drop off zone, be clearly marked and be exempt from double yellow line restrictions for the time being and that proper signage and road markings be put in place for this.
Disabled badges holders permitted to park on double yellows just the same as other streets and taxis doing a drop off/pick up are regarded the same as school transport.

In the meantime, I would urge all drivers to adhere to the restrictions as they would anywhere else and bear in mind CHILD SAFETY.
We are quite fortunate at our school to have free parking available on our driveway, Edgefield Road and surrounding areas, that other school do not and the limited parking available in the car park is due to us being a ‘Green School’ !

I hope this helps to alleviate any stress caused by recent events and that we can all do our bit to keep our children safe.
Kind Regards,
Lorna Kennedy
Parent Council Chair