P2 Homework – Week Beginning 29th August 2016

Events this week:

Monday – A visiting theatre group will perform ‘Oliver Twist’ to the whole school.

Tuesday and Thursday – PE

WednesdayMeet the Teacher3:30 – 4pm. A chance to drop in with your child, see the classroom and have an informal chat.

‘Show and Tell’ – Children may bring in items of interest- maybe souvenirs from holiday, medals, certificates or  items related to topic work. I’m trying to discourage children bringing in toys.


Everyone has reading and spelling homework. I have sent home work in a clear homework bag unless your child handed in their green folder from last year.

Spelling – I have sent home a sheet with SIX weeks worth of spelling lists. I have dated the top of each list, clearly indicating when each one is to be learned. This week, the sound focus is ‘sh‘. I have also sent home a grid of spelling activities which are basically online games, jotter work and quick revision games which need nothing. If you cannot access the spelling games online, do not worry as your child will play these games in school ICT time anyway. Use the other choices to practise the spelling list.

When will my child get a spelling test?

We ‘test’ spelling through the dictation of sentences and so, the dictation of List 1 will take place next Monday, 5th September. So, your child has a whole week to learn their spelling words.


Everyone gets a new book this week, following on from where they left off in Primary One 🙂 . I’ll put in markers to guide you as to how much to read and when.


Thanks for your support; hope to meet you on Wednesday.

Miss Brunt

Welcome Back!

A warm welcome back to all our pupils, parents and staff and a very big welcome to all our new Primary 1 pupils and parents. We have had a very positive start to the new school term with the children and staff all looking refreshed and ready to learn!

Please remember that our school website aims to keep you informed about all of our school news and evens and as well as homework, our monthly newsletters are published here.  This year, we begin by piloting a page for every class which we hope will be easier to locate specific news and events.



P2 Final Week!

The final countdown has begun- we have reached the last week of term before the summer holidays! As such, the only homework this week is to finish the spelling lists (91-100).

  • I will collect all reading books in on Wednesday. Please return any library books too please.
  • Sumdog winners – I have worked out the top 3 players throughout P2 and will present these pupils with a small prize on Wednesday, as I will do to the top 3 players in our current competition. Well done to all who took part and remember, Sumdog should be open over the holidays if children have a spare half hour or so.
  • PE will happen at different times this week due to demands on the large gym hall so please make sure your child has his/her kit with them all week.
  • Sturdy plastic bags- please hand one in on or before Wednesday so your child can empty their work trays and bring art work home.
  • A reminder that school finishes at noon on Friday.

And finally…

I just want to wish everyone a happy and safe summer holiday. I have very much enjoyed teaching this wonderful class and although I am sad to see them go, will look forward to watching their progress in P3 with the lovely Miss P and Miss L. I also want to thank you, the parents, for being so supportive throughout.

Happy summer!

Miss Sara Brunt


Au revoir P6

Thank you P6 for an excellent year full of learning and fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching you all and getting to know you. I hope you have a great summer holiday.

A la prochaine!


DSC_0038 DSC_0047 DSC_0049 DSC_0054 DSC_0058 DSC_0064

Amazing amount raised for MacMillan by Primary 5

Primary 5 would like to thank everyone who has already donated to our Out Run May event last month.  Our total so far (including gift aid) is £970!  This is an incredible amount and a lot more than our initial target of £204.

The class all did really well, running their mile(s) a day in all weather and our best class time was shaved from 11 minutes 90 seconds to an amazing 7 minutes 15 seconds (well done Archie).

We were even featured in the advertiser (is anyone has a spare copy can you let Mrs Hinton have it please?) and on their web page! http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/loanhead-pupils-keep-on-running-1-4141332

Well done!


P.S It is not too late to donate.  We will have a final total for MacMillan next week when one of their volunteers can hopefully come to visit the class. DONATE NOW




Another Summer Fair Success

A big thanks to the Parent Council who raised over £1 500.00 at our summer fair last week. This was a super achievement and was down to all their hard work.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parent council for their organising of events and support to the school throughout the year, we really appreciate all you do for our children.
If you are interested in coming along to join the parent council or help at events please contact the school office for details of our chairperson. Or, alternatively, come along to one of the meetings which are held in school throughout the year, everyone is welcome!
Diane Donnelly

P4 Homework 17/05/16

Homework 17/05/16



Please continue with your learnits at home.

This term we will soon be focusing on the 9x table, if you could practise this new table as well as the 4x table that would be much appreciated. Remember that the children should know the answers as fast as the learn-its.

If there are any children who need their learn-its updated please let me know. Some of the children have now begun to do subtraction and multiplication learn-its in class. If your child feels they are ready for this, please let me know.


New Spelling Sounds (On Paper)



Please note that due to significant absence in the blue and yellow groups novel reading will resume next week. The children can consolidate their strategies with some comprehension work instead.

Red/ Orange Group-  P17 to 20 of Bertie Wiggins for Wednesday

P20-23 for Thursday.

P23-26 for Monday.

Blue Group- Comprehension sheet- “Game over”

Purple Group- Pages 1 and 2 of the Enormous Crocodile for Wednesday

Yellow Group- Comprehension sheet- “Game Over”

Green Group- Chapter 1 of “I wish” for Thursday

Pink- See reading diaries/folders



Primary 3 Homework 16/05/16


1.Write words in 3 neat columns using Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check.

2 Write a letter to your teacher and try to include as many of your spelling words as possible.


Letters have an address at the top right hand side.

Letters have the date underneath the address.

Have Dear… on the left.

Write From… at the end of your letter.

Spelling Week beginning 16.5.16



The children have all learnt the 3 x table in class.  Please help them to practise it and ask them questions from it. Maybe you could play Buzz with the 3 x table in the car!


This will be our last week of non-fiction reading books. Children will receive their books today or tomorrow and it will have a worksheet to go with it. If they could keep this with their book and we will go over it next Tue or Wed.