P7 Info W/B 17th February 2020

Hi all,

Welcome back. Last week’s weather wasn’t the best but hopefully P7 managed to have a lovely, relaxing week off. This next part of term is about 7 weeks long and as usual, there’s lots to achieve!

What’s new?

This week is designated ‘Health Week’ at Loanhead with a particular focus on mental well- being and learning more about the dangers of substance misuse.

Looking ahead to this term, we have lots of science and computational thinking activities coming up. Science will look at energy and conservation of water; computational thinking will take a look at simple coding, binary, decomposition, algorithms and so on. We’ll have visits from our ICT support staff to hook us up to start using Chromebooks and give children log ins to Glow.

We also have a block of rugby with Bradley on Thursday afternoons so Monday PE sessions will cease for now. We’ll do drama instead.

Reading will focus on comprehension skills – strategies needed to rigorously interpret texts, both fiction and non-fiction.

House keeping:

  • All children should have indoor shoes
  • All children should have a full PE kit to change into.
  • All children should be washing their hands before eating – can you remind your child please.

Schedule for the week: HEALTH WEEK




PE – please bring a full kit to change into.


PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home – I have forgotten the last few weeks- huge apologies!


Rugby – bring PE clothes to be able to play rugby outside in the MUGA.


Learning Trios Parents Meetings – the report sheets/notes will be sent home.

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt














p1 Homework w/b 3/2/20


This week’s sound: er and ar


Chips- Kippers Idea

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday -p1-16

Thursday- Whole book

Biffs- Nobody Wanted to Play

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday –p1-16

Thursday- Whole Book

Kippers- Red & Blue

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Independent Readers- 

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Miss Ramsay

This Week’s Homework (Due Friday 7th February) + ASSEMBLY INFO

Hello everyone,

A massive well done to Primary 3 on their incredible work last week. They set a great example and showed themselves in the best light with their manners, determination and energy!

This week’s homework is whole reading book for Friday (half for Wednesday) and the spelling pattern /k/ which is as follows:

  1. hook
  2. fork
  3. back
  4. brick
  5. deck
  6. flock
  7. struck
  8. rucksack
  9. nineteen
  10. twenty

Today, we allocated roles for Friday’s Scottish Inventors assembly (if your child will not be in on Friday can you please let me know ASAP so we can reorganise roles) and your child should have an annotated script home with them. I am on the hunt for the following objects/costumes if anyone happens to know someone who might be willing to lend Primary 3 them for their assembly:

  • Cardboard (as much as possible for props)
  • Bear costume
  • Horse costume
  • Cow costume
  • 6 lab coats (child size)
  • An old TV

If your child’s role one of the animals or a scientist, can you and try and search out any ‘Scottish’ outfits they could wear on the day? We should be able to find some costumes to use in school, but probably not enough to go round.

Thanks a lot!

Mr McGaff

Primary 5 week beginning 3rd Feb 2020

This week is Miss Clements last week in Primary 5, we are all sad to see her go but wish her all the best in the nursery and primary 2.  Miss Clements will be teaching this week and pupils are learning about the layers of the ocean, note taking and Henri Rousseau.

WRITING -Last week we did some digital literacy on the music video for Titanium, and as a result the writing which came from it is excellent.  Pupils had homework to take this home and edit it – make changes in order to up level it.  Changes should be made in green and their work should have lots of green changes visible – this is an important step in the writing process before publishing.  ALL pupils have this to share with you and I have asked for a parent signature to show that they have discussed this with you.

READING – DAILY home reading for every pupil

SPELLING – Write words 3 times and write 10 sentences to include the words.

MATHS – Pupils have Sumdog challenges and maths targets to work on and if they forget, they should ensure knowledge of all the Learn its – please click the link to see the LearnIts-progresion fromP1-P7. 

LEARNING TRIOS – Take place on Thursday and Friday this week – please email or call if you cannot make your allocated time (k.hinton@mgfl.net)

Have a restful and fun holiday! We return back on Feb 17th and the first week back is our health week on substance misuse and emotional wellbeing.


Mrs Hinton and Mrs Cumming

P6 – Information Week Beginning 3.2.20


Information for this week is as follows:

Wednesday – Skiing at the Midlothian sports centre at Hillend. Children should bring their warm clothes and water bottles.

Thursday – Learning Trio Meetings.

Friday – Learning Trio Meetings.

If there is any uncertainty / issues with your meeting time for the Learning Trio, please contact the school office ASAP.


Spellings – Tasks and Dictation is due on Friday 7th February.

Reading – Check diaries for reading set during the week for homework.

Numeracy – There is a money word problem worksheet that was given to pupils last week. It is due Friday 7th February. This will be marked and discussed in class.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

P2 Homework w.b. 3.2.20

Learning Trio Appointments will be taking place this week on Thursday and Friday – please remember that your child must be present too as we will be working as a trio to create new targets for the term.

Last week we had our last session of rugby and the class really enjoyed it, so a huge thank you to Bradley for teaching us!

On Monday (tomorrow) we have a new author coming in to read their book to us, which will be very exciting!

Homework for the week:

Reading: Pages to be read will be in your child’s green reading record. Some children will be moving stages in their reading books after the holiday, it is important to complete reading homework to increase confidence and fluency. If you would like some reading books home for the holidays then please just let me know and I can arrange this.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘wh’ sound (whale, whisper etc.).

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller



P7 Info W/B 3rd February 2020

Hi all,

Debates –  What super debates we had last week! From veganism to phones in classrooms to the validity of zoos in 2020. Hopefully, we’ll have another debate week in the summer term.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Some children will present their topic this week. TBC.

Schedule for the week:


PE – please bring a full kit to change into.


PE – please bring a full kit to change into.


PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home – apologies for no sheet sent home last week. This week’s sheet focuses on finance.

Thursday Learning Trios Parents Meetings ( child to attend too)

Friday Learning Trios Parents Meetings ( child to attend too)

***Half Term ( February break) School finishes at 12:25pm ***

Finally, I’d like to thank the wonderful children in my class who interacted so ably with the HMIE Inspectors last week; from the House Captains giving a tour of the school to everyone who was involved in a focus discussion group. I’m so proud of you all!

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt














P6 – Week Beginning 27.1.20 – Information


The information for this week is as follows.


Wednesday – Skiing

Primary 6 will be skiing at Hillend ski centre. Remember to bring your warm ski clothing to change into and a water bottle. Last week was a lot of fun and the children all seemed to enjoy it. I was very impressed with the skiing skills that I saw!

Thursday – Junk Modelling

This Thursday, Primary 6 are joining their Primary 1 buddies to take part in a STEM challenge. P6 and P1 have designed their own baskets to carry apples by zip wire from class to class across the atrium. They have given careful thought about the strength, durability and weight of their materials. If you have any junk and packaging at home that you would be willing to donate to us to help us build our designs, Miss Ramsey and I would very much appreciate these donations.

PE – P6 have their PE lesson on a Thursday afternoon, so it is a reminder that all children will need their kit to change into each week.

Friday – Spelling dictation and revision of Numeracy homework.


Other News / Events

Times tables practice

I recommend continuing with some practice of times tables at home. The children all have their log in details for Sumdog and they can also access the website topmarks, which has fun games for practice.

Learning Trio Meetings – Term 2

All children in P6 have received a note with the time and date for the Learning Trio meetings for Term 2. These have been set for Thursday 6th February and Friday 7th February.

Athletics Competition

I want to congratulate the children who were involved in the Athletics competition last Tuesday, as they came in first place! This is a remarkable achievement, and all the children that took part were given a round of applause and much deserved recognition in assembly. Loanhead P.S were competing against schools from all of Midlothian, so very well done!

Burn’s Poem Recital Assembly

It was a fantastic assembly last Friday listening to all the wonderful poems being read and sang aloud. The children put in a lot of effort and it showed in their recitals. I want to thank the children in P6 for reciting their poems in class, which I really enjoyed! As well as the children who performed in Friday’s assembly. It was wonderful to see! Congratulations to the two winners from our class!


Mr. Nelson