🌟 P5 Info – 22.9.20

Hi all,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend, I think it was very much needed! ☺️

Some children may have different books this week, so your child may come home saying they are in a new reading group.

Homework 📝 (Set on Tuesday and to be returned on Friday)

Reading 📚- Children should bring their reading record and book to school everyday. Pages to be read will be written in your child’s green record daily.

Spelling✏️- The children have copied their new spelling words into their spelling jotter.

There will be no maths/numeracy task for the next few weeks, as a letter will be put on Google Classroom on Friday with information about pupil talks.

P.E. is on Wednesday afternoons, please remember to come dressed for it.

Mrs Donnelly is hoping to host a virtual assembly on Friday for the school too, how exciting!

If you need anything then please don’t hesitate to get in contact – L.Waller@mgfl.net

Miss Lauren Waller

P5 Info – 14.9.20✨

Hi all,

🔬 We won’t be having science next Monday with Mrs Cumming but we will still be doing science with me in the afternoon, so there aren’t any timetable changes.

🏃🏼‍♂️Our P.E block  is on Wednesday afternoons, please ensure your child is dressed for P.E outside and brings a water bottle with water only. Thank you.

🧠 We will be having 10 minute brain breaks in the afternoons as they are longer than usual (2.5 hours). This is just an active break between our lessons in the afternoon to allow the children to move and feel ready for the rest of the afternoon. This could vary from a little jog outside, a GoNoodle video or some Yoga! Children can bring an extra snack in for this time as they may get hungry by this time, or they can leave something behind from their packed lunch.

🌟 We have introduced the ‘Zones of Regulation’ in our classroom and this is a great way to help myself and the class discuss our emotions and coping strategies. There are four zones, which you can find below, and there is no negative zone. For example, if you feel like you are in the red zone then this is not a bad thing as we can all feel multiple emotions throughout the day. The most important thing is we begin to think of strategies to help us self- regulate and bring ourselves closer to the green zone.

Homework 📝 (Set on Monday and to be returned on Friday)

Reading📚 – Pages to be read will be written into your child’s green reading record daily. Please sign beside the date to evidence it has been completed. Thank you!

Spelling✏️- A new list will be copied down on Monday morning.

Maths/Numeracy 🔢 – We have been learning how to read and write 6 digit numbers this week, so the worksheet on Google Classroom is a revision of this. If you have any issues with logging into Google Classroom, then please email me so I can fix this. I will hand out paper copies of the homework to those who cannot access GC. 

School Holidays – Friday 18th September and Monday 21st September. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller



P5 Info – 7.9.20

Hi all,

We had a great science lesson with Mrs Cumming on Monday afternoon and we have P.E./HWB with Mrs Duncan tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday). Please remember that children must come in to school on Wednesdays dressed for P.E. outside.

Homework 📝  (Sent out on Monday and to be returned by Friday)

Reading📚 – The pages/chapters to be read that night will be written in your child’s green reading record. Please sign beside this to evidence that homework has been completed. It is essential that children bring their reading book and records in every day as this is needed to participate in their reading group.

Spelling ✏️ – Children copied their new lists down on Monday. Please complete the list in a ‘look, cover, write, check’ format for two rows in cursive, before completing one spelling menu activity. This can be found on Google Classroom.

Maths/Numeracy 🔢 – This week I have uploaded a rounding activity for the class to complete on Google Classroom. If you cannot access Google Classroom then please do get in touch and I will try to sort this out.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller



P5 Info – 31.8.20 🌟

Hi all,

What another wonderful week we had in Primary 5! We have just started our new topic ‘Victorians’ and I just know we are going to have lots of fun as we learn more about this era.

Just another gentle reminder that children should only bring essentials to school (water bottle, snack and lunch – pencil cases are optional). They should not be bringing any personal items such as Pokemon cards, toys or anything that is not essential for their day at school. Thank you.

We had a great science lesson with Mrs Cumming on Monday afternoon, learning all about germs and I am excited to see what we will learn tomorrow.

Homework 📝  (Sent out on Monday and to be returned by Friday)

Reading 📚- I realised last week that I completely forgot to get the children reading records to note down what pages should be read when. Apologises for this, but this week I have got them sorted. This week your child will come home with their book and a green ‘reading record’ jotter, in this they will write what pages have to be read for homework. Please can you sign beside the date to show that homework has been completed, thank you. Books have to be brought in everyday so children can participate in their reading group. 

Spelling ✏️ – I was very impressed by the effort and care the children took when completing their spelling homework – great work!! The children will copy their new list tomorrow morning and should be completed in the same way. Written twice in cursive and then at least one activity completed from the Spelling Menu, which is on Google Classroom.

Maths/Numeracy 🔢 – I know some children had trouble accessing their GLOW accounts as passwords changed last week. I gave out new passwords last week but if they get lost or there any issues with logging in, then please get in touch. This week I have uploaded a place value homework activity to be completed on Google Classroom.

If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to get in touch – L.Waller@mgfl.net

Miss Lauren Waller


P5 Info – 24.8.20✨

Hi all,

Well what a wonderful first week back! It has been so lovely getting to know the class and they have all settled in so well.

Just a gentle reminder that children should not be bringing anything extra to school with them (toys, notebooks etc.), they only need a water bottle, lunch and snack. Children can bring a pencil case with them if they wish but we have provided every child with their own supplies too.

P.E. is on Wednesday afternoons (12:30 – 3:00) and children should come dressed for outdoor P.E. They should also be bringing a suitable jacket to wear outside for breaks as we will be maximising our time spent outside.

Mrs Cumming will be joining us on a Monday afternoon (1:45 – 3:15) to do science with us every week – how exciting!

Homework 📝

This week is the first week of homework and it will consist of 3 things: reading, spelling and a maths/numeracy task. It will be set on Monday and should be returned on Friday.

Reading📚  – This week the children are being put into their reading groups and will bring their reading book home on a Monday. This should be brought back to school every day so they can participate in their reading during class time.

Spelling✏️ – Every Monday, the children will copy their spelling list for the week into their jotter. Their spelling homework must be completed in cursive handwriting and presented neatly as it is important to take pride in our work in Primary 5. For spelling if the children could write their list twice in cursive and then they can pick one of the following activities to do with their words.


Maths/Numeracy🔢 – We are going to start looking at time this week for our maths topic. I have uploaded a time worksheet for the children to complete on Google Classroom. Please remember to submit this by Friday! If you have trouble accessing this or would rather a paper copy, then please just let me know, that is not a problem.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller




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


Spring activity ideas for the holidays

Hooray for the holidays! Although it does feel very different.  We all hope that you are staying safe and healthy.   There will be no official classwork set on Google Classrooms, although there may still be the odd fun activity.  We have, however,  put together a whole school Spring learning grid (click the link below) with some ideas to keep your creative juices flowing and for some fun family time if you run out of ideas.

Stay safe

All Loanhead Staff

Loanhead Spring learning grid