Primary 2 Homework and outdoor learning 25.1.22


The homework for this week:

  • Numeracy: Have a go at place value basketball on the website Topmarks. Follow the link below and select 0-99. For a challenge give 0-999 a go! I have also set up a sumdog challenge which they have until Monday evening to try to complete. Good luck and please ask me if you need another copy of login details.
  • Reading: The children have each brought home their reading books to practise this week.
  • Spelling: The spelling words to practise this week are cod   lot   snap   bone   nose   home   globe   live   give   tadpole

On Monday the 31st January and Monday 7th February Primary two will be taking part in outdoor learning sessions with Miss Simpson and Mrs Wallace. These will run from 915-11am. The children will be going out even if it’s rainy so please can they wear suitable outdoor clothing. A change of clothing may be useful especially if it is wet outside.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch

P5 Week Beginning 24/01/22

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to those who have completed the sign up form for the new Chromebooks, there are a few still outstanding so if you haven’t completed the online form please could you do so ASAP.

P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday -please remember to come in appropriate clothing and with water for hydration.

Please see reading books for homework.

Spelling homework is in their jotter.

Scottish poetry recital. As I hope you will have seen, all the children were given a scot’s poem to learn. On Tuesday they will be performing them in front of the class and someone will be chosen to represent the class in the competition on Friday.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming                                                

P3 Homework week beginning 24.1.21

Hi everyone,


I hope everyone is keeping well. As you may have heard we have had some cases of covid in the class. I just want to reiterate the importance of testing at the moment and ensuring all children are washing or sanitising their hands before coming to and returning from school. We are doing all we can to minimise the spread in school and all your help at home is appreciated. We want to keep all pupils, families and staff safe and healthy.

Digital Devices

If you have not yet completed the form related to the issuing of digital devices to your children please do ASAP. This takes around 5 minutes and the form can be found at the bottom of this post alongside Mrs Hinton’s post.



Reminder that the poetry recital competition will be next week. If your child wishes to enter they must have their poem ready by Tuesday at the latest.

As part of our Scots focus this month the children are being asked to look at some Scots poetry. P3 are focusing on the work of JK Annand. I am asking the children to read through two different Annand poems. At the end of the month we will be holding our annual poetry competition where 2 children from each class will perform to the school. Should your child wish to perform they can learn one of these poems at home and we will vote in class for p3’s two performers this Tuesday

Nessie – Scots Hoose Primary

Street Talk – Scots Hoose Primary


Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.



Dragons : The Ultimate Trainers

Monday – p1 -11

Tuesday – p12-22

Wednesday- p23-33

Thursday–  p33 – 44

In School – p44- 55


Unicorns – Hilda’s Big Chance

Monday- Chpt 1

Tuesday –  Chpt 2

Wednesday – Chpt 3

Thursday- This week’s poetry


Kelpies – Key Trouble

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32


Selkies – The Kidnappers

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32


Mermaids – Lost in the Jungle

Monday – p7-12

Tuesday– p13-18

Wednesday- p18-24

Thursday- p24-32

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay


Digital Devices

Thank you to the families who have already filled out the forms as part of the exciting Midlothian Council scheme to allocate each child  with a learning device. So far, 65% of pupils are enrolled to be allocated devices when the time comes.

Please see below for more information.  There is a form to fill out which takes around 5 minutes.  If possible, please enter the username and password for your child (they know this as they use it to log in to chromebooks at school).  The form can be done without this but it does make the process quicker if you use it.  Every child has been given this!

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Equipped for Learning site, as well as useful contacts should you wish to discuss the scheme further.

We are excited to continue to develop successful learners and positive digital citizens at Loanhead Primary.


Mrs H

P7 Info W/B 24.1.22

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Tuesday and Thursday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🥪Lunches-  P7  should bring a packed lunch from home to eat.

📚Reading – We have finished Goodnight Mr Tom and will start to read extracts from The Diary of Anne Frank. This is part of our WW2 studies and will also incorporate a block of learning about Judaism.

👨 We extend a warm welcome to  Mr Forbes , a student teacher, who will continue his placement with us on Tuesday; two days a week for a 5 week block followed by a five week placement.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – There will be a general revision sheet sent home on Wed. This week in class, we will look at scale and ratio.

💻Chromebook consent form – Thank you to everyone who has filled this out . We now just await the rollout of the devices! It shouldn’t be too long now 🤞


Reminder; My new email address is :


That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P6 Week Beginning 24.1.22

Hi all,

The class did a wonderful job at reciting their poems on Friday, I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and passion from all.

P.E with Miss Simpson is on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes dressed in P.E clothes and brings a bottle of water for hydration.

Mandarin is on Wednesday with Miss Sun.

On Wednesday, we will have our second skiing lesson. Please ensure your child has long, thick socks and warm gloves (ski gloves are preferred!). The class had a wonderful time this week and I think they were all exhausted by the end of the day!


Reading – Children will have reading homework every night. The pages to be read will be written in their reading record, please sign this every night to evidence that homework has been completed.

Spelling – On Monday, the class will copy their new spelling list and will bring this home alongside a task to complete too. Please ensure your child completes their homework in neat, cursive handwriting. This is due in for Friday.

Numeracy– We have been revising division in class, especially using written methods to work it out. The children will have a division task to complete for Friday too.

P6 should continue to bring in packed lunches from home.

       **Digital Devices**

If you have any difficulties filling out the digital devices form for your child, then Mrs Hinton will be at the school office on Wednesday from 3:15pm to support parents/guardians with it. Please go to the office on Wednesday if you require support with this. 

If you have not already filled out a form to give permission for your child to receive a digital device, then please do so. It is a really quick form to fill out but if you do have any issues, then please do get in touch with me. Please find the forms and information in the links below.

For further information on the programme, and to fill out the parental agreement form please see the links below.  The devices will not be allocated for full use until the agreements are filled out.  This is an online form.

Equipped for Learning Information

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

Primary 2 Homework 18.1.22


The homework for this week has gone home today:

  • Reading: I have included suggestions for reading each night in their yellow reading records. They also read most day in class so please can they bring their reading books in Mondays-Thursdays for this.
  • Spelling: This week we have been looking at i_e with magic e changing the i from a short to long sound. The spelling words for this week are: six     pad     smell     bike     time     smile     prize     like     have     bridesmaid
  • Poetry: As a whole school we are looking at Scottish poetry. Our class poems are Mince and Tatties and Doctor by J K Annand which the children each have a copy of. As part of their homework for this week and into next they can choose and practise one of these poems to perform next week for the class. The best two recitals will get to perform them via our whole school digital assembly on the 28th January. Good luck primary 2 and I hope you enjoy practising your poem performance.

I hope everyone has a lovely week and any questions please feel free to email me on If anyone is still to fill in the online digital permission slips for the device rollout please do so as soon as possible. Any problems please just let me know.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch

P1 news and information 17.1.22

This week, and next,  we have Outdoor learning on Monday.  Please can children come prepared for this including a spare change of shoes for indoors.

We are consolidating sounds to l this week and listening to sounds we hear in words and trying to write them down.  Children are encouraged to do this before asking for an adult to scribe it for them.  We are also moving onto our next stage of key words if ready, please continue to work on these at home.  If you need additional copies just let me know.

In Numeracy we are looking at subtraction in 10.  Children have home learning to complete on this.

Scots Poems – In January, all Loanhead are given poems to choose from which they then learn at home and recite in class.  Children perform their poems in class (they may ding, use actions, props etc. if they wish) and some may even recite at assembly. This is set as homework for all children at LPS.  This is always a fabulous activity and I love hearing them all. P1 Scots poems

Reading – groups will stay as they were this week but I plan to move some children around over the next couple of weeks.  Please remember that it is helpful if children do not read these in advance.




Mrs H