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                                                          l.cumming@midlothian.education

P5 Week Beginning 10/01/2022

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you have all had a good break and managed to enjoy some celebrations whilst avoiding the dreaded Covid.  Hopefully you have all manged to stay healthy and I look forward to starting the year healthily and welcoming all the class back tomorrow.

Not much to report this week:

P.E. Days have changed – P5 will now have P.E. on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. These days children should come to school dressed for P.E. with layers in case it is outside.

We will start new reading books this week but spelling homework will resume next week.

Please ensure your child is dressed for the cold weather for break and lunchtimes. Extra layers are welcome in school as we will continue to have windows and doors open at times.

P5 will be having free school lunches from this term. Due to recent Covid changes we will not be eating in the dining room because we need to stay within our class group indoors. A letter will be issued regarding lunches.

As always please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming                                                                       l.cumming@midlothian.education

Equipped for learning information

As part of Midlothian Council’s Equipped for Learning programme, a digital device for learning is being provided to every child of school age. This is to ensure that all young people have access to the technology they need for learning, both at school and at home.

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).


Week Beginning 13/12/21

Dear Parents and Carers.

  • Carol Singing has been cancelled for all classes.

The class have been working hard on their Christmas song and the filming went well, we hope you enjoy it when it is released – week Beginning 20th December.

Monday: PE this is a change from Thursday, please make sure your child is dressed for P.E.

Tuesday: Drumming workshop

Christmas Lunch


Wednesday: Christmas Party in the afternoon.

Friday: Assembly – Christmas service in school with Mr Duffin.

There will be no spelling or numeracy homework this week.

Any questions please get in touch.                       Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming l.cumming@midlothian.education

P5 Week Beginning 29/11/21

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you all managed to get through the storm at  the weekend without too much damage.

This week:

Reading – please see reading book for homework.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter for the pattern or sound they are learning.

P.E. is as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday we may not have mandarin.

On Friday we will be attending the assembly in the hall rather than on Zoom, which will make a nice change.

Some Diary Dates:

Monday 6th December: Post box available for children to post Christmas cards if they wish.

Tuesday 7th December: We will be watching the Dunedin Consort performance in school.

Monday 13th December: P5 will be carol singing at the Horn in Loanhead at 2.00pm for a short while (weather permitting) please come and sing along with us.

Tuesday14th December: Drumming workshop.

Christmas Lunch (letters in bags today – Tuesday).

Wednesday 15th December: Christmas party.

Friday 17th December: Christmas Assembly with Mr Duffin.

Any questions please contact me.

Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming



🌟SCHOOL TEA TOWELS – Parent Council Fundraiser 🌟

This information will be sent home in paper form on Wednesday 12th of November.  We appreciate the tight timing but for Christmas orders this is the deadline.

Payment and order forms should be returned to teachers or office by Wednesday 17th November, in a sealed and labelled envelope.

You can always print the form below and hand into the office with payment and in a sealed envelope.



Dear Parents/Guardians,

As part of the Parent Council’s fundraising this term, the children are designing brilliant tea towels showing a collage of self-portraits. It will make a great present for family and friends or for you to hold on to as a keepsake!  Due to numbers, there will be a choice to order an upper atrium towel (P5-7 children) or a lower atrium one (P1-4).

The product is 45% cotton and 55% linen and is high quality. The cost of each tea towel is £5. As the towels will be printed to order, please complete the order form below and hand it in to the office with your payment in cash (exact change), and in a clearly labelled, sealed envelope, by Wednesday 17th of November to ensure that we beat the Christmas rush!

Thanks very much and we hope you like them!

The Parent Council

P5 Week Beginning 8/11/21

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week:

Poppies will be on sale this week, the suggested donation is £1 but please donate what you are comfortable with.  Poppies will be limited to one per person initially in order for everyone to be able to purchase one if they want to.

Reading – please see reading book for homework.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter for the pattern or sound they are learning.

P.E. is as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

On Wednesday we may not have mandarin.

We have really enjoyed the two workshops we did this week related to COP26 and climate change, especially the art one on Friday using the tetrapaks.

This week we have a couple more workshops:

Monday: Exploring the Importance of Biodiversity.

Tuesday: How Can We Stop Climate Change?

It has been lovely to meet with parents in person for our Trio Meetings and I look forward to speaking with anyone who has a telephone consultation booked in.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming


P5 Times Tables

As discussed at many of the parent’s consultations I have put together a small list of some online resources to help your child learn their times tables.

Here are a few suggestions of online times tables games or websites:









https://ttrockstars.com/      This website is recommended but there is a subscription for the year of £7.20 for a family. It does also have a free trial.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming