Head lice

Hi all,

It’s that time of year again where head lice makes an appearance! Could I ask that parents are aware of this and are checking their child’s hair if they suspect their child has them.

Please ensure it is treated at home until all head lice have cleared to prevent them from spreading. The best time to check for head lice is when your child’s hair is wet and by using a fine nit comb.

Thank you!

P1/2 Harvest Songs

Hi all,

P1 and P2 have been practising the songs for their Harvest assembly this week and a few have been wanting to practise them at home too. I have put the links below that we use in class for these songs and please feel free to practise these with your children!

Harvest Samba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTdIrlTlXks (We stop this at 1:45 and instead of ‘Thank you to God the Father’, we sing ‘Thank you to all the farmers’).

Cauliflowers Fluffy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PukdaXUzgOU

All songs have the lyrics in the video – Happy singing!

Miss Lauren Waller


Safety Online!

Screen Addiction

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Loanhead Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Recently, many of the children have been talking about the Momo challenge and have been increasingly worried about it.  Like many of these online phenomenon the publicity and hype has made this a lot bigger than it needs to be.  For a quick briefing on it see the link below.



It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Image searching



When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here


Social Media Platform Guides

Click here to access to modern and relevant information on the most popular online phenomenons and social media platforms


Insta advice

Snapchat Info

WhatsApp Info

YouTube Info


P1 Homework : 18/02/19


Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the half term.

Homework for this week:


This week we will be reading and having whole class learning activities based on the book ‘The day the crayons quit’.

We will be assessing the children’s progress with their reading and their recognition of the key words this week. Whilst we are doing this we will not be sending home reading books as homework.

Phonics: Please help your child complete the following sheets in their red phonics book:

Tuesday – ue – the sound heard in cue, queue, barbecue

Wednesday – er –  the sound heard in flowers and number

Thursday- ar – the sound heard in far, car, bar

Science Week:

For science week this week P1 will be investigating forces and electricity. We had a Ready, teddy, go! Science workshop on Monday where the children were predicting the affect of the following forces on a variety of objects:

Pushing, pulling, sinking, floating and friction.

Please can you help your child find a small toy to bring into school which shows one of the above forces for Tuesday. This should only be a small toy – a small car, a rubber duck, a small ball.

We will also be discussing the every day use of electricity and how to stay safe when using electrical appliances. Your child will have a worksheet to search for electrical items in the house. Please can you help them complete this by Friday.

Thank you,

Miss Maley, and Mrs Hunter


P1 homework – 28-01-19


Homework for this week:

Reading: Please see the blue reading record book for the daily reading homework. We are  focusing on getting the class to learn their key words from their word boxes. It is really important that the children learn these words so that they can continue to progress onto the next stage of reading books. Please can you continue this focus at home by helping your child to learn these words. This can be done through games, such as a word treasure hunt, find the correct word or just a simple quiz to see how quickly each word is recognised.

Phonics: We are not learning any new sounds this week but we are recapping the ones we have learned so far. To help with this we will be sending home worksheets which either focus on using phonics to create CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words or are related to your child’s reading book. Please help your child to complete these.

Thank you,


Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming

P1 homework – 14-01-19


Homework for this week:

Reading: Please see the blue reading record book and continue to help your child learn the words and sounds in their word box. It is really important that the children learn these words so that they can begin to feel that they are successfully reading their book and can progress onto the next stage of reading books.

Phonics: Please help your child complete the following sheets in their red phonics book:

Monday – y – The initial ‘y’ sound as in yoghurt, yoga, yellow.

Tuesday – x – the ‘x’ letter sound heard in x-ray

Wednesday – ch

Scottish Poems: Please continue to help your child learn their Scottish poem. The children will be reciting their poems in class this week. Two children will then be selected to recite their poems in the assembly on Friday 25th January.

Thank you and we hope you have a nice week.

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming


P1 homework -07-01-19

Hello parents,

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holidays and have had a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

We are starting the new term with Scottish week. We will be learning about Scottish traditions and the Scots language.

Reading and phonics: We will not be sending home reading books or the red phonics book this week.

As part of our Scottish week we are asking the children to learn 2 Scottish songs which the school will be singing in assembly on Friday:

Auld Lang Syne

The flower of Scotland

We have sent home copies of the song lyrics and ask that you help your child to learn the songs for Friday.

We have also sent home 3 Scots poems –

Colter’s Candy

Ma half sookit sweetie

The Wee Rid Motor

Please can you help your child learn 1 of these poems to recite in front of the class on Friday.

Scottish Party

On Friday the lower atrium (P1-P4) will be having a Scottish themed party. If your child has any tartan clothing they may wear it on Friday. If they do not, the school has tartan which can be worn over the school uniform.


Thank you,

Miss Maley and Mrs Cumming