Harvest Collection

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Next week we are beginning to collect donations for our Harvest collection. All donations will be for Women’s Aid, based here in Loanhead. Below is a list of examples of items which could be donated, please note they are only accepting non-perishable items and toiletries. Please can all donations be brought to school by Friday 15th October.

  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash 
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  • Sanitary products 
  • Tins of soup, sauces etc. 
  • Packaged and long-life items (for example, pasta)

Thank you.

P5 Week Beginning 4/10/21

Dear Parents and Carers,

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 Tuesday we are taking part in an online STEM event which will hopefully be really interesting for the children.

Wednesday we have Mandarin as normal.

This week we will be working on our Christmas cards that we do every year, the children will bring the form home this week for you to decide if you want to order them.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming


primary 1 News and Information 4/10/21

This week your child will come home with a reading book on Monday.  These books will vary in length and words.  Please do not worry.  We run homework from Monday-Friday.

We are also consolidating addition in 10 so there is a numeracy sheet for this week as well.

Suggested home learning:

Monday: First half of the book – reading the pictures to tell an extended story.  Asking some questions to check understanding on each page.  Go over key words

Tuesday: Second half of book and Key words

Wednesday – Key words and number sheet

Thursday  – Whole book and a game of dominos or some mental maths (5 minutes)

(We are moving onto stage 2 key words)

Please return SeeSaw permission slips so I can get the log in details out this week.

It is really helpful for pupils to have book bags.  Key words and books should go home every night and be in school each day Monday-fri

Currently I am trying to post info on the website (loanhead.mgfl.net under P1) please check there for info about what we are up to J



Mrs H

P6 Week Beginning 4.10.21

Hi all, 

The class had a wonderful week learning about how we use maths in real life and riding their bikes to school. I was so impressed by how many of them still rode their bikes to school, even in the rain! Amazing!!

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only.

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be following on from our learning in class as we begin to learn about the value of digits up to 2 or 3 decimal places. Please ensure spelling words are spelt correctly and have been written in cursive.

The class have really been enjoying reading our class novel ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo, and this week they even wrote stories as if they were Michael stranded on an island. 

ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am.

Thanks for all of your support, 

Miss Lauren Waller


P7 Info W/B 4th October 2021

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – Group 1 have their second session on Monday 4th October.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

👐PEER MEDIATION TRAINING – P7 will be trained to be peer mediators during sessions run by Tara Larkin, every Tuesday. Once trained, children can volunteer to take turns to be peer mediators in the playground – this means they can help to sort out any disputes between younger pupils.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – A maths task will be sent home on Wednesday.  Due the following Wed please. 

📚Reading – Can every child please have personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

Recent News

Last week was full of variety. Maths Week blending with Bike Week led to some super learning opportunities – including making healthy drinks on a smoothie bike, researching the first bikes made and using maths to create a unique display poster, sketching a bike and applying knowledge of negative and relational space, online games and best of all, participation in the National Sumdog Maths contest; I’m proud to say that P7 came 79th out of over 7,500 classes that signed up!


IT –  Midlothian Council are in the process of migrating our IT systems to Google. In a few months time, we hope that each pupil will get their own device to use ( Chromebook). Children now have an ‘@midlothian.education‘ email address and new log-in details.

We have also successfully migrated into our new Google Classroom and very soon, I’d like to share some photo albums of recent events with you there.

My new email address :


My old ‘@mgfl.net‘ address may work for a short time too.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

Primary 2 homework 28/9/21


Our sound of the week this week is ‘ng’ and our spelling words to practise at home are:

in     leg     glad     ring     sang

strong     lung     be      was     length

This week is Maths Week Scotland. I have included each pupil’s sumdog login next to their weekly spelling words. As part of the homework this week please login and have a go at answering some questions in the maths challenge.

Many thanks for all your support,

Mrs Lynch

P4 Homework -28/09/21

This week we are having a change from our normal homework routine. As it is ‘Maths Week Scotland 2021’ this week, our homework has a maths focus.

All pupils have been given a sheet home explaining their homework with one main task and a grid of optional tasks.

It is hoped that by doing some of the fun activities, the pupils will become aware of how maths is used in the world around them and their everyday lives.