This week’s homework (due Friday 28th February)

Good morning,

P3’s homework this week is business as usual (spelling due Friday, half book for Wednesday, whole book for Friday). The spelling pattern we are practising is /oi/, which is as follows:

  1. drag
  2. trip
  3. join
  4. spoil
  5. point
  6. joy
  7. royal
  8. ointment
  9. fifty
  10. sixty

For maths this week, we will be continuing our time topic by looking at the 24 hour clock. If possible, try and remind your child of any 24 hour clocks around their home (phone clocks, alarm clocks, digital watches ect.) and see if they can tell you what time they are showing!

Thanks a lot,

Mr McGaff

P6 w.b 24.2.20


Here is a schedule for the week:

Monday – Primary 6 took part in an all day event, learning about Scotland’s young Tommy Morris, the youngest ever Open Golf champion. They learnt various life skills that everyone will be able to use in everyday life.

Tuesday – Outdoor journeys has been moved to Tuesday due to the Young Tommy Morris life skills event taking place on Monday.

Pupils taking part in outdoor learning with Mrs. Duncan, remember to bring your outdoor and waterproof clothes.

Wednesday – Good luck to all pupils taking part in the Athletics competition against schools from right across Edinburgh. I know you will all represent Loanhead Primary well, and I hope you enjoy the competition!

Skiing will be on as usual. Those taking part in the Athletics competition that normally ski, will be transported to Hillend ski centre.

For the rest of the class, remember to bring your ski clothes and water bottle.

Thursday – PE in the afternoon, so please remember to bring your kit to change into.

Friday – In the evening time, 7:30pm start,  there is Loanhead’s got Talent! Please grab your ticket fast, as they will go quick. £3.50 a ticket. I want to wish those pupils in P6 taking part, the very best of luck!



Spelling Dictation is due on Friday 28th February, so remember to practise those spellings.

Maths revision sheet will be handed out on Friday 28th February. This will be due on Friday 6th March.

Thanks for your support,

C. Nelson

p1 Homework – 24.2.20

Hello all,

I just want to say a big thank you to you all for getting in all the trip permission so quickly last week as I know it was extremely last minute. We did really enjoy the trip. The staff at Rosslyn chapel told us stories of the green men who bring Spring which are carved around the chapel. We then created our very own butterflies and caterpillars, many of which I imagine you have seen at home.

We have now finished our blocks of phonic sounds ending on wa as in wash or water and pu as in pushed or pulled. We have now moved on to different phonic blends that start words. This week we are learning ‘sl’ ‘bl’ ‘cl’ ‘gl’ ‘fl’ and ‘pl’. There is no set homework for this however if you wish to do additional work at home on this just let me know and I will get some together.


Chips-Come In!

Mon- p1-8

Tues -p9-16

Wed – Whole Book


Biffs- The Rope Swing

Mon- p1-8


Wed-Whole Book

Thurs- Activity

Kippers – The Toy’s Party (NEW STAGE)

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book


Floppy’s -This and That (NEW STAGE)

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book


All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

Primary 5 homework and information 25th February

This week we have PE Monday and Tuesday and we have a block of Rugby on Thursday too.

Pupils also have daily reading homework which should be part read aloud for most children and discussed with parents.  All groups also have spelling words and are required to write each word 3 times and then write them in sentences/story/funny paragraph/letter – to show they understand the word in context.

Pupils also have Week 1 of their Alien literacy homework due for Friday, each child has a copy of the 6 week homework block but you can also Click here for more info .  This can be done in  jotters, on a computer and emailed to or pupils can share with me on GLOW -Pupils all have passwords to access this at home.

MATHS – Pupils all  have goals in numeracy – they will have specific learn its or times tables to learn and are required to practise these at home regularly.  Try also counting up in 6’s, 7’s and 8’s starting from random numbers e.g. 17 and see how fast they can do it forwards and backwards.

Pupil Presentations – Presentations will take place between 11th March and the end of term.  Pupils have sheets home to create a “big question” – see my example below.  For Friday they should bring their big question to discuss with me and then they will choose their date.  This is part of our literacy curriculum and is a requirement to pass First level and beyond.  All pupils will be supported to present to their peers as this ensures consistency, fairness and learning.

Dolphin presentation example (1) Mrs Hinton


Loanhead’s got talent is on Friday – £3.50 a ticket, please come along and support the children and raise money for the Parent Council funds.


P7 Info W/B 24th Feb 2020

Hi all,

Last week was Health Week and we explored emotional states through role play in drama. However, there’s still a bit to do in the next few weeks and this will be supported by our upcoming Headstrong programme. Thanks to PC Anderson for delivering a very meaningful and thought provoking lesson about substance misuse and the potential consequences of this.

We should have a block of rugby with Bradley on Thursday afternoons.

Reading will focus on comprehension skills – strategies to rigorously interpret texts both fiction and non-fiction. There will also be some tasks to try at home for the next few weeks.

Schedule for the week:


Music AND PE with Mrs D ( timetable change for one week)


Tommy’s Honour – A day’s programme developing life skills through learning about the golfing achievements of Tommy Morris.


PE for those in school, we’ll still have our PE session.

Independent Study Task = A reading comprehension sheet will be sent home.


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


‘Loanhead Primary has Talent’ is on Friday evening at the Loanhead Miners Club and tickets (£3.50 per adult/children are free) can be purchased at the school office. The doors open at 6:15pm, for a 7pm start.

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt














P2 Homework w.b. 24.2.20


Your child should have taken their Learning Trio report home on Friday but if it has not made its way home, then please let me know and I will get you a new copy.

On Wednesday 25th March, we are going on a trip to Rosslyn Chapel to take part in a ‘Stars’ workshop, which ties into our upcoming topic ‘Day and Night’. The bus leaves around 9:10am and we should be back in school for before 11am. I am looking for a parent helper to accompany us on the trip, if you are available and would like to come along, then please let me know! (

This Friday (28th Feb) I am out of class, as I am attending a training course so Mrs Cumming will be taking the class. 

‘Loanhead Primary has Talent’ is on Friday evening at the Loanhead Miners Club and tickets (£3.50 per adult/children are free) can be purchased at the school office, it should be great fun! The doors open at 6:15pm, for a 7pm start.

Homework for the week:

Reading: Pages to be read have been written in your child’s green reading record.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ea’ sound (makes the long vowel e sound) – for example, tea, meat and bean). Please ensure your child is practising reading these words, as well as writing them.

Have a fab weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller


P2 Homework w.b. 17.2.20

Hi all,

Apologies for the delay in this being posted. I hope you all had a wonderful and well-rested break during the holidays.

This week is Health week and we will be focusing on mental health and substance misuse (for example, what are medicines?).

Just a gentle reminder that all children should have indoors shoes and a full P.E. kit please.

Thank you for attending the Learning Trios before the holidays, it was lovely to work alongside you and your child to create new targets for the term. Your copy of this will be put into your child’s bag on Friday.

Homework for the week:

Reading: Most groups have moved a stage in their reading, therefore their book may be a little more challenging. Please continue to practise reading every night and encourage expression when reading.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ay’ sound (day, today, away etc.) The spelling list contains with the ‘ay’ sound.

Thank you!

Miss Lauren Waller

This week’s homework (due Friday 21st Feb)

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a restful February break!

This week, Primary 3 will be looking more at the analog clock. I would recommend looking at o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to with your child so the ideas are fresh in their mind. We will be looking at these further in class, and then moving onto more specific times and digital as the weeks go on.

This week’s spelling pattern is /er/. There are three different spellings for this sound (er, ir, ur) and we will be practising remembering which spelling goes with which word in class. The spelling list is as follows:

  1. drip
  2. plug
  3. third
  4. winter
  5. bird
  6. over
  7. hurt
  8. butterfly
  9. thirty
  10. forty

Reading homework is the same as usual this week (half the book for Wednesday, whole book for Friday). If you have any questions about homework or what we’re doing in class, please do not hesitate to contact me!


Mr McGaff