P7 Info W/B 17th February 2020

Hi all,

Welcome back. Last week’s weather wasn’t the best but hopefully P7 managed to have a lovely, relaxing week off. This next part of term is about 7 weeks long and as usual, there’s lots to achieve!

What’s new?

This week is designated ‘Health Week’ at Loanhead with a particular focus on mental well- being and learning more about the dangers of substance misuse.

Looking ahead to this term, we have lots of science and computational thinking activities coming up. Science will look at energy and conservation of water; computational thinking will take a look at simple coding, binary, decomposition, algorithms and so on. We’ll have visits from our ICT support staff to hook us up to start using Chromebooks and give children log ins to Glow.

We also have a block of rugby with Bradley on Thursday afternoons so Monday PE sessions will cease for now. We’ll do drama instead.

Reading will focus on comprehension skills – strategies needed to rigorously interpret texts, both fiction and non-fiction.

House keeping:

  • All children should have indoor shoes
  • All children should have a full PE kit to change into.
  • All children should be washing their hands before eating – can you remind your child please.

Schedule for the week: HEALTH WEEK

Monday:

Music

Tuesday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Wednesday

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home – I have forgotten the last few weeks- huge apologies!

Thursday

Rugby – bring PE clothes to be able to play rugby outside in the MUGA.

Friday

Learning Trios Parents Meetings – the report sheets/notes will be sent home.

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B 3rd February 2020

Hi all,

Debates –  What super debates we had last week! From veganism to phones in classrooms to the validity of zoos in 2020. Hopefully, we’ll have another debate week in the summer term.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Some children will present their topic this week. TBC.

Schedule for the week:

Monday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Tuesday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Wednesday

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home – apologies for no sheet sent home last week. This week’s sheet focuses on finance.

Thursday Learning Trios Parents Meetings ( child to attend too)

Friday Learning Trios Parents Meetings ( child to attend too)

***Half Term ( February break) School finishes at 12:25pm ***

Finally, I’d like to thank the wonderful children in my class who interacted so ably with the HMIE Inspectors last week; from the House Captains giving a tour of the school to everyone who was involved in a focus discussion group. I’m so proud of you all!

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B 27th January 2020

Hi all,

Athletics CompetitionWell done Loanhead Primary for not only WINNING the athletics competition two weeks ago but we have since heard that Loanhead also WON the whole county competition ( beating 27 other schools!). Our lads and lassies will proudly go on to represent Midlothian in the local county championships at the end of February. For a small school, this is an incredible achievement! Loanhead, you rock!

Poetry– A huge well done to MB, AO and LCh for giving us a musical rendition of ‘Scots Wha Hae’ at the annual Scots Poetry recital on Friday.

Maths/Numeracy – a numeracy sheet will be sent home on Wednesday to be completed by next Wednesday. This week we are studying finance.

Debates – Debates take place this week on Tues, Wed and Thursday. Your child knows which day he/she is debating on. Children should have researched and written notes at home for this.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Many children are nearly finished preparing their WW2 pupil talks. I will confirm dates with pupils this week as to when they can present their work.

RME – We will be finding out about Judaism over the next couple of weeks and learning about Jewish places of worship, Holy books, artefacts, festivals, customs and making a comparison of these with Christianity.

Schedule for the week:

Monday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Tuesday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Wednesday

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home

 

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt

 

P7 Info W/B 20th January 2020

Hi all,

Athletics CompetitionWell done Loanhead Primary for WINNING the athletics competition last week – beating five other schools. Loanhead, you rock! We will wait to hear if we gained enough points to go on to the next stage of this event!

Parent/Teacher/Pupil Meetings ‘Learning Trios’

The second round of meetings will take place on Thursday and Friday , 6th and 7th February respectively. Appointment forms will be sent out this week.

Poetry– All pupils across the school have the task of reading and reciting a Scots poem. P7 have ‘Scots Wha Hae’ and ‘Lament for a Lost Dinner Ticket’ to choose to read. We’ll hear the recitals this week beginning Monday 20th January to choose two pupils to recite their poem at a special assembly on Friday 24th January. Expression and performance are very important!

Maths/Numeracy – A revision sheet will be sent home on Wednesday to be completed by next Wednesday.

Debates – Children will be given a topic to research this week and prepare to debate this. Debates will take place week beginning 27th January so this gives children one week to plan. More information to follow.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Many children are nearly finished preparing their WW2 pupil talks. I will confirm dates with pupils this week as to when they can present their work.

Schedule for the week: Monday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Tuesday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Wednesday

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home

 

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B 13th January 2020

Hi all,

Poetry– Last week was Scottish Week . All pupils across the school have the task of reading and reciting a Scots poem. P7 have ‘Scots Wha Hae’ and ‘Lament for a Lost Dinner Ticket’  to read. We’ll hear the recitals week beginning Monday 20th January to choose two pupils to recite their poem at a special assembly on Friday 24th January. Expression and performance are very important!

Maths/Numeracy – a revision sheet will be sent home on Wednesday to be completed by next Wednesday.

Debates – Children will be given a topic to research this week and prepare to debate this. Debates will take place week beginning 27th January so this gives children 2 weeks to plan. More information to follow.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Many children are nearly finished preparing their WW2 pupil talks. I will confirm dates with pupils this week as to when they can present their work.

Athletics CompetitionA group of P7s have been chosen to represent the school at this event. Please ensure all payments and permission slips are returned. This is an afternoon event.

Schedule for the week:

Monday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Tuesday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Wednesday

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home

 

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi all,

 

Poetry– Last week was Scottish Week . All pupils across the school have the task of reading and reciting a Scots poem. P7 have ‘Scots Wha Hae’ and ‘Lament for a Lost Dinner Ticket’ to choose to read. We’ll hear the recitals week beginning Monday 20th January to choose two pupils to recite their poem at a special assembly on Friday 24th January. Expression and performance are very important!

Maths/Numeracy – a revision sheet will be sent home on Wednesday to be completed by next Wednesday.

Debates – Children will be given a topic to research this week and prepare to debate this. Debates will take place week beginning 27th January so this gives children 2 weeks to plan. More information to follow.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Many children are nearly finished preparing their WW2 pupil talks. I will confirm dates with pupils this week as to when they can present their work.

Athletics CompetitionA group of P7s have been chosen to represent the school at this event. Please ensure all payments and permission slips are returned. This is an afternoon event.

Schedule for the week:

Monday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Tuesday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Wednesday

PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home

 

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B Tuesday 7th January 2020

Hi all,

Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who gave me a lovely gift before the Christmas break. All very much appreciated.

What’s coming up this term?

This week is Scottish Week and it’s building up to the yearly poetry recital. Students will be asked to read, learn and recite a Scots poem; either by Robert Burns or a contemporary Scottish poet. Two pupils will be chosen to recite their poem at a special assembly on Friday 24th January.

Topic – we are still focussing on WW2 as our project but should finish this in the next couple of weeks. I’m going to speak with the class to finalise plans for their pupil talks on the subject.

Maths/Numeracy – a revision sheet will be sent home on Wednesday to be completed by next Wednesday.

Schedule for the week:

Tuesday:

PE – please bring a full kit to change into!

Wednesday

PE – please bring a full kit to change into!

Maths/Numeracy sheet home

Poem home to learn

 

 That’s all for now,

Best wishes for 2020,

Miss S Brunt

*Foodbank donations for our Friday church service*

After the success of our donations to the food bank last year for the church service, we have decided to organise the same again this year.  We ask that pupils bring a non perishable item for The Food Bank (January) with them to carry down to church on the last day of term.  Items in demand include:

https://midlothian.foodbank.org.uk/2016/11/23/christmas-appeal-2016/

P7 Info W/B 16th December 2019

Hi all,

The final week of term is here. Can I take this opportunity to wish everyone a lovely time over the festive period and to thank you all for your continued support.

Schedule for the week:

Monday-

House ‘Sing Off’ practice – organised and led by P7 House Captains.

Tuesday:

PE

House ‘Sing Off’ practice.

Wednesday

PE

House ‘Sing Off’ practice.

Thursday – PARTY! (pm)

Children can wear their party gear to school or change just after lunch. Party costs £2.

House ‘Sing Off ‘ (am)

 

Friday: – CHURCH

**Would you be so kind as to provide your child with one food item to take to church please? The collection will be donated to the local foodbank. Non- perishable items only and children will carry their item to the church. Many, many thanks.***

SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12:25pm as normal. 

Pupils return to school on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Other info:

General- P7 will take part in Team Challenges this week. There’s 5 teams. There’s a sports challenge, a mega-quiz, a ‘survival’ game called Arctic Adventure which takes place in a PE hall and a strategy challenge which really tests team work! Hopefully, this will all be a lot of fun and it continues to develop skills at the same time!

Congratulations to everyone who played their part so well in the school concert ‘Silent Night’. There was such positive feedback from parents about it – each class performed wonderfully but of course, I am especially proud of P7. Well done and thank you!

Best wishes for 2020,

Miss S Brunt