P6 Home Learning and News W/B Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Hi all,

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a relaxing break and that this recent glorious weather stays around for a long time.

The final term is here, with a couple of Monday holidays in May for the pupils. Time seems to have whizzed past. We have such a lot of learning to squeeze in: with mini science topics such as Electricity, Space and Living and Growing; a historical look back in time studying The Jacobites; the annual Poetry Competition, Health Week with Sports Day , Bikeabilty, a Novel StudyPupil Talks and/or Kids teach; the Summer Fair… the list seems to go on!

Homework this week consists of spelling only. There will be lots of information to follow about other events and tasks when required.

Children will continue to read daily in class, choosing from a set range of novels this term and there will also be poetry homework soon.


It would be very helpful if children can come to school prepared with writing pencils, rubbers, sharpeners, coloured pens etc. Everyone is required to bring indoor shoes and a full PE kit. At the moment, PE is on Tuesday and Thursdays. Children should only have water to drink in class although may bring juice as part of a packed lunch.


Thank you,

Miss S  Brunt

P4 01/04/19

I can’t believe it’s the Easter holidays already!

No spelling homework this week, just reading.

On Tuesday 2nd April we are walking to the church for an Easter workshop.

Friday 5th April the whole school will walk to church for the Easter service.

School will finish at 12.25pm on Friday

All resume Tuesday 23rd April.

Have a lovely Spring break.


Lisa Cumming

P6 Home Learning and News W/B 01.04.19

Hi all,

It’s the final week of term. There will be no homework set but here is a quick reminder of events this week.

Debates – Round 3 starts this week and will occur on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Children will get time on Monday to practise with their group. Next term, children will be asked to prepare another Pupil Talk on any subject (with a partner if so wished). A further talking and listening challenge will be ‘Kids Teach’ where children  plan and  prepare a lesson of their choice to teach to the whole class. I’m just giving children plenty of time in advance to start thinking about these two projects.

Wednesday Dr Bike visits Loanhead so P6 can bring in their bikes to get checked over.

Thursday eveningEaster Event – tickets on sale now or can be bought at the door.

Friday – Children will walk from school up to the local church for an Easter service.

Term ends Friday 5th April @12:25pm.

All resume Tuesday 23rd April.

Have a great break,

Miss Brunt


P2 Homework w.b. 1/4/19

Just a reminder that the P1/2 assembly is on Monday at 9:30am for the parents and you can bring a maximum of 2 guests per child.

We have our last rugby session on Monday afternoon, the children have really enjoyed it and on Thursday morning we are taking part in the carrot hunt. This week, I will also be collecting in library books as they are due back before the holidays – if your child has lost their book then please just pop a note in their bag about it so I can let the lovely librarians know. I will also send P.E kits home for washing on Thursday.

This Monday is also the last day that Mrs Wallace will be teaching the class, after the Easter holidays, I will be teaching the class for the full week.

Homework will still be sent out this week but the first week back after the holidays, the children will not have any as I will be assessing their reading and sorting out new books. However, if you do wish to take some reading books home for your child to practise reading over the holidays then please let me know and I will get them to you. 

Reading: Check your child’s green reading records for the pages to be read this week. We are focusing on our expression and predicting this week.

Spelling: We will be learning the ‘ew’ sound and their spelling list will have words with this sound. Everyday we are working on our cursive handwriting, please encourage your child to write their spelling words in cursive. I have some sheets that show the cursive joins if anyone would like a copy to support their child with this then please just ask.

Literacy: The children did a fantastic job of fixing the sentences in their homework this week! We have been doing a lot of work on WOW words and using them to improve boring sentences, so I will be giving out an ‘improve the sentence’ worksheet. The children will rewrite the sentences and add in some WOW words to make the sentences amazing!

We are going to the church on Friday morning and finish at the usual time (12:25pm), everyone returns to school on Tuesday 23rd April. 

Thank you so much for all of your support this term. I wish you all a fun, restful and safe Easter!

Miss Lauren Waller


Week Beginning 25/3/19


This weeks spelling sounds ‘-y’ as the final syllable which makes an ‘ee’ sound as in ‘baby’, ‘jelly’ and ‘history’ found on list 22 of the spelling sheet . This is the main homework alongside reading this week.


As normal select a task from the new home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.


Hedgehogs – Danny’s Fox

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – Chapter 3 and 4

Thursday –Chapter 5 and 6

Friday – Chapter 7

Pandas – Captain Blackbeard saves the day

Tuesday – Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday – Chapter 3

Orangutans – The Masked Cleaning Ladies of Om

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday –Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Tigers – Pocket Money

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Lost in the Jungle

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p17-24

Friday – p25-32

Miss Ramsay

P4 Homework 25/03/19

Spelling homework is written in their jotters, this is to be handed in on Friday. It should be completed in cursive writing and children should write sentences that include their spelling words.

Reading is in their reading diary, we are reading every day so reading book and diary should be in school every day.

The fractions sheet they had sent home last week is due in on Wednesday.

As you may have heard Mrs Cooney has had a baby girl, both are well and she has been named Elspeth. We wish them all well. The children have all been very excited to hear news of Mrs Cooney and her baby.

Library books should be returned by next week please. Sadly Janice and Christine are retiring from being our librarians. They have done an amazing job of increasing and maintaining the library and providing the borrowing service for the children. Huge thanks go to Janice and Christine.

Lisa Cumming


P6 Home Learning W/B 25.3.19

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – There’s a new spelling list this week.

Reading – Everyone will read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day in class. Please bring in new reading material if finished previous book in class.

Debates – The third round of debates will be launched this week with new teams and new topics. This time, children will have to take on imagined roles as members of the public or members of a company. The subjects are very much topical but the corporations involved are fictional. Information to follow on Tuesday.

Topic – Europe. If anyone has any books, photos or brochures regarding European destinations we would love to see these in class.

PETuesday and Thursday. 

Hockey – for some P6 children is on Tuesday.

Girls’ Football is on Thursday afternoon – for those participating, please bring a packed lunch.

Library – Can children please bring their library books back for returns only.  Sadly Janis and Christine, who have run the school library for years are now hanging up their stampers! A massive thank you goes out to these wonderful ladies for giving up so much of their own time to encourage reading at Loanhead Primary. The library has grown from a few hundred books to thousands!

Thank you,

Sara Brunt







P2 Homework w.b. 25.3.19

We have a busy week planned this week!

The P1 and P2 class are going to be very busy getting themselves prepared for the assembly at the end of the week! There was a letter that went out on Thursday about this, apologises that those with speaking parts have not had their lines yet, these will be handed to them on Monday. If you have costumes for your child/any other items of clothing that would be suitable for the other characters, could you please hand them in from Monday onwards. This way Miss Maley and I have enough time to see what else we need to buy. The children will be performing their assembly to the parents on MONDAY 1st APRIL at 9:30am and you are allowed a maximum of 2 guests per child. 

The children are continuing with their rugby sessions on Monday afternoon and on Wednesday we are spending the afternoon with the nursery doing some gardening.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Check your child’s green reading record for the pages. Please sign or tick your child’s reading record to indicate that the homework has been done!

Spelling: We are learning the ‘ow’ sound which is found in words like snow, glow, pillow. This weeks list will contain words with this sound.

Literacy: The past couple of weeks we have been revisiting capital letters and full stops as I have noticed we need a bit more practise with this. This week I will be sending home a ‘fix the sentence’ worksheet. It will contain sentences that might be jumbled up as well as having no capital letters and full stops and the children have to fix the mistakes. This will be due back the following Monday.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller