P7 News Wednesday 18th September 2019

Hi all,

Info for this short week:

Wednesday – PE

Thursday –       Rugby

–           SSPCA workshop

Independent Study Task – This week, the maths task is a roundup of recent work covered in class based around the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan. This task should be handed in by Wednesday 25th September.

World War 2 Topic – In a week or so, P7 will begin to study the history surrounding WW2.  There will be many activities and tasks relating to this. P7 will present the Remembrance Assembly at school on Friday November 8th. Time to be confirmed . Parents welcome.

If anyone has any photos, memorabilia, artefacts, books or anything relating to WW2 that can be brought in, that would be most helpful. All items will be carefully looked after!

If anyone has a family member who remembers the war as a child and would like to share their stories with us, that would be incredible. Please let me know.

School Camp Info

Children will bring home a kit list this week. A meeting (for parents only; no children)  about camp is planned for Thursday 26th September at 6:30pm at Burnbrae Primary, Bonnyrigg.

Parents Meetings/Learning Trios

There are two sessions coming up. One is on Friday 27th September in the afternoon and the other one is Thursday 10th October from afternoon into evening. Appointments have now been allocated based on response slips received back. Your child should bring their appointment time home on Thursday. Remember, this is a new system of target setting between Teacher, Parents and Pupil and therefore, your child is required to attend the meeting too. 

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Miss S Brunt




P7 News W/B 9th September 2019

Hi all,

Last week was very busy with three outings so this week is back to normal!

Independent Study Task – Apologies for not handing this out last week. Children have two tasks to complete by this  Friday please. A measuring  task and a times tables task. I will send this home on Monday.

School Photographer – I believe school photos may be taken on Tuesday or Wednesday this week but I’ll confirm with the children on Monday.

Events this week:

Monday – Music and Choir.

  • Running Club or Basketball for those who signed up (Lunchtime clubs)

Tuesday PE       Photos?

WednesdayPE     Photos? 

  • Drawing Club for those who signed up for this                ( Lunchtime)

Thursday   – Rugby (pm)

  • Explorers’ Club (Lunchtime)

**September Holiday Reminder**

Next Monday and Tuesday are holidays for pupils ( 16th and 17th September) Children should attend school this Friday (13th) as normal.

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt


P7 News W.B 2nd September 2019

Hi all,

Congratulations to our new House Captains! Everyone who participated in this process  should be immensely proud of themselves as it is no mean feat, making a speech in front of a large audience. However, to those not chosen on this occasion, there are many other fun roles to be given out in P7 so hopefully, everyone will get a job that suits them.

House Captains-

Dryden = FrC and CK.

Gladhouse =  TJM and ZM.

Edgelaw = LD and WL.

Events this week:

This week is very busy with 3 trips out. We realise this is a lot but each trip should be extremely worthwhile. It won’t happen like this very often.

Monday – Music and Choir

TuesdayPE with Mrs Duncan

  • Trip to Lasswade HS for an event (pm) We could be slightly late back.

WednesdayRISK FACTORY (am) Children need a packed lunch please.

  • New Independent Study task sent home (maths/numeracy)

ThursdayCRICKET FESTIVAL (am)– Come dressed in sports clothes for this outdoor event and again, bring a packed lunch please.

  • Rugby (pm)

Finally, we have been reading a story in class called The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. So far, P7 are really enjoying this! The sequel Parvana’s Journey will be read next.

Thanks for your support,

Ms S Brunt


P7 Info W.B 26th August 2019

Hi all,

Info for this week:

Monday – Music and Choir ( for those wishing to take part)

Tuesday – PE

Wednesday – PE and Mandarin

Meet the Teacher @ 3:15pm to 4pm. Pop in for a chat!

Thursday– Rugby

House Captain speeches. Good luck to all taking part! Remember to practise!

Friday – Results of House Captain votes


Homework – We discussed homework last week and after a short survey, it’s safe to say children generally have a negative view of this! Extra work carried out at home really should be useful, relevant, motivating and develop independent study skills. With this in mind, I have decided not to send home spelling or reading work as we will cover this in depth in class. I’d rather children read for pleasure at home. However, there is so much maths and numeracy to cover in P7 that there will be a task related to this each week, typically issued on a Tuesday. In addition, there may be research tasks related to topic work or preparation for pupil talks/presentations.  Homework will now be rebranded as ‘Independent Study’.

Risk Factory – Each year P7 visit the Risk Factory. P7 visit the following week on Wednesday 4th September. Children should bring a packed lunch as we may be late back for the dining hall. There has always been superb feedback about this trip in previous years.  Permission letters will be sent home on Monday.

What happens at The Risk Factory? (from their website)
“The Risk Factory is based on the principle that learning by experience is more memorable than being told what to do.  At The Risk Factory pupils are put into scenarios that they could face in everyday life and asked to identify risks and are taught strategies that could help save not only their own lives but other peoples’.  Coming to The Risk Factory allows them to make mistakes but in a safe environment where they can learn from their mistakes.”

Thanks for your support,

If you need to contact me, my email is S.Brunt@mgfl.net.

Ms S Brunt


Welcome to P7- August 2019

Welcome to P7!

I hope everyone had a great summer and managed to get some relaxing down time. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone back on Monday; bright, cheery and full of enthusiasm for this important year ahead!

Homework will begin next week (26th) and there will be more information about this soon. However, those who wish to win votes to become a House Captain this year, may want to start working on their speeches! Their presentations to the house teams will be on Thursday 29th August with the results revealed the following day. Children are allowed to make two promotional posters to pin up around the school.

PE is to be confirmed, although likely to be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Mrs Duncan so can children ensure they have a full kit to change into.

Please remember indoor shoes!

Finally, a massive thanks for all the lovely gifts given to me at the end of last term; these really are appreciated.

If you need to contact me, my email is S.Brunt@mgfl.net.

Thank you,

Ms S Brunt

P7 Leavers events and info

What a fabulous Gala Day, I was so proud of each and every one of you and I even had a wee tear in my eye.  Can you believe that we are ready to organise the last week of term?

Tuesday 25th – Leavers event at school – organised by parents 6.30-7.30pm.  Disco, photos etc.  Gala clothes can be worn.  Pizza, cake and juice supplied.

Wednesday 26th – Leavers show – 1.30pm.  2 aduts per child.  Enter at school office no earlier than 1.15.

Thursday 27th – Leavers day out – no money requireed.  Cinema trip to Dominion to see Toy Story and then lunch at McDonalds. All within school hours.

Friday 28th – School finishes at 12.25.  P7 leave from classroom door


Thank you so much for your support this year.  It has been a pleasure to teach P7 again as they transition into High School pupils.


Mrs H

P7 news and information May/June

I cannot believe that in a matter of weeks P7 will be leaving us to go onwards and upwards towards their High School destinations.  But before they leave, we have a massive to-do list.

We still have the Island homework block to be completing for each Wednesday.

YEARBOOKS – £9, All pupils have specified that they would like a yearbook for their memories at Loanhead.  I am organising this but need some first day of school photos and baby photos please.  Can the order forms and payment be put in an envelope marked with pupil name on it and given to Mrs Hinton and not the office.

We are having a P7 Enterprise Day on Monday 10th of June, profits are going towards props for the leavers’ assembly as well as funding part of the yearbook.

Info about yearbooks and Virgin Money £5 enterprise challenge have went home.

Transition days – Beeslack and Lasswade  are 12th, 13th and 14th of June.  Both schools have parents evenings with blazer fittings on the 13th.

Leavers events:

Parent night – in school, organised by class parents, not PC. Tuesday 25th June,

Leavers’ Assembly – Wednesday 26th of June after lunch

Leavers’ day – Dominion cinema and McDonalds – Thursday 27th June

Final day – finish at 12 noon on Friday 28th June – pupils to be met from classroom door.  Previous years parents have organised a piper but this is not organised by the school. Please let Mrs Hinton know if this is organised.


Thanks again for all your support