Hi all,

I am so excited to be the P5 teacher this year and I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 days of getting to know all the pupils. I just wanted to pop on here and let you all know of a few things for the upcoming term.

Just a little reminder that pupils shouldn’t be bringing in extra things in their school bags (notebooks, toys etc.), they only need snack, a water bottle and a packed lunch. They should also bring a suitable jacket/warm clothing as we will be spending lots of time outside in all weathers.

We will be having P.E. in one block on Wednesday afternoons with Mrs Duncan. The children should come to school dressed for P.E. outside (e.g. trainers, a warm jumper etc) every Wednesday and this will be 12:30pm – 3:00pm. I will remind the children every Tuesday to come dressed for P.E the following day. 

Homework will start the week beginning 24th August and it will consist of reading, spelling and a maths/numeracy task. I will send children home with their homework on a Monday and then it should be returned by Friday, if possible. Reading books will be sent home and it is very important that children remember to bring it back everyday as we won’t be sharing books with each other.

I will update the website on a Sunday (starting next weekend) in time for the new week beginning. I will also be using Google classroom to post updates too and I plan on assigning homework to the pupils via Google classroom. They have all worked so hard learning how to access their learning this way and I would love to keep this momentum up.

If there is anything you are ever not sure about or want to ask, then please never hesitate to get in touch. You can call the school or send me an email: L.Waller@mgfl.net 

I cannot wait for the year ahead and I look forward to working with you all,

Miss Lauren Waller


10/8/20 Advice for pupils returning to school

Dear parents/Carers,

Our campus staff are excited to welcome back all of our children on Wednesday.  As you will have expected, there are a few changes in place for the school day which are outlined in the guidance below.

Please can you familiarise yourself with these before Wednesday and discuss with your children, we appreciate your support and understanding in this matter.

(click the link below to open the PDF)

Advice re return

Ramsay Campus Staff

Returning to school update 6th August 2020

Dear parents/carers,

We look forward to welcoming all of our pupils back to school on Wednesday 12th of August.  Following advice and guidance given to head teachers yesterday from our ASG, we will be sharing more detailed information on Monday 10th of August.

Please see the attachment or the link below for today’s letter to parent’s carers based on Council guidance.

We thank you for your continued support and understanding.

L.P.S. Staff

Parents and Carers 060820.docx


School ties, badges and book bags

As part of the P1 induction, there is usually opportunity to purchase a homework/book bag, school tie or School badge to sell on uniform if desired.

These items are £4 each. If you wish to purchase please can you put the correct money into an envelope with your child’s name and hand it into the office. You may do this on the transition day, in service days in aug or on the first day of school.



You may be aware that John Swinney, the Depute First Minister has, this afternoon, made a statement in the Scottish Parliament about all children and young people returning to school on 12 August. The Depute First Minister indicated that the Scottish Government’s planning assumption is now to have all pupils returning to schools 12 August, if it is safe to do so. He has also indicated that this will be conditional and dependent upon scientific and health advice. Clearly, our schools are delighted at the prospect of welcoming all of our pupils back to school in August with the knowledge that it is safe to do so.

 Midlothian Council’s local delivery plans to deliver a blended learning model will remain in place as a contingency and essential preparation in case they are needed. We would like to assure you that all Midlothian schools have a robust blended learning plan ready to be implemented should that be the requirement.

We are now urgently considering the implications of this announcement on our plans for August. It is clear that final decisions on a full return will not be confirmed until during the summer holidays. We are awaiting further specific guidance and will be in touch with you again as soon as we can.   We continue to work on the assumption that staff will return to school on the 10 August 2020 and pupils will return on the 12 August 2020.

We appreciate that this is a fast changing situation and you will be keen to know what this means for your child/children. As this change has to be achieved safely, it inevitably remains conditional and dependent upon ongoing scientific and health advice, therefore we are committed to continuing to share information with you as soon as we can, including during the summer holidays.

Story of the Week

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing well. This week’s “Story of the Week” is Blown Away by Rob Biddulph. Quite a fitting story for the weather we have been having this week! There are lots of fun activities included in this pack and a Youtube link to watch the video online.

Blown Away Story of the Week

Hope you all enjoy!