P2 Homework w.b. 18.3.19

Hi all,

We had a lovely day on Friday seeing all of the children dressed up as Disney characters or in red for Comic relief!

On Friday 29th March, P1 and P2 will be doing a Fairyland assembly for the school, we are going to do this for the parents too. Next week we will be deciding the parts and begin practising! A letter detailing the date of the assembly for parents and the parts will go out at the beginning of next week too – it will be in your child’s book bag.

P2 will also begin their rugby sessions on Monday, they will be getting rugby every Monday afternoon for 3 weeks. Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit so they can take part!

Homework for this week: 

Spelling: We are learning the ‘y’ sound so the the spelling list will contain words with this sound and tricky words.

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading record for the pages to be read that night. If possible, could you please sign or tick your child’s reading record for that night just so I can check that reading has been completed. It is so important that reading homework is completed every night, as the more children read the more fluent and confident they become. Again, children are more than welcome to bring in their own books for personal reading time or story time.

Numeracy: The last 2 weeks we have been focusing on missing addend and subtrahend sums. These are sums with missing numbers, for example, 13 – _ = 10. The children have been learning to use a number line to work out the answer. This week I will be sending out a mixed sheet with missing addend and subtrahend questions, it will be due back in on the following Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller

P2 Homework w.b. 11.3.19


Apologies that this post is being uploaded later than usual. As the phonics worksheet went out late last week, I have decided only to give the children reading and spelling homework this week. Next week we will go back to having an additional task for them to complete.

Please check that your child has indoor and outdoor shoes for everyday and a full PE kit. 

Homework for this week:

Reading: Pages to be read that night are written in your child’s green reading record. Please sign your name beside the pages to be read that night so I can check that reading has been done.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘igh’ sound, this is in words such as bright, light, fright etc. Spelling lists will contain words with this sound and tricky words.

Hope you are having a lovely week,

Miss Lauren Waller

P3 Homework week beginning 11/3/2019




Red Nose Day

This Friday is Comic Relief. The enterprise has opted for a Disney theme and are welcoming donations for Comic Relief. Options for dressing up/down are fancy dress as a Disney/Fairy tale character or Disney/Fairy tale related clothing. We appreciate this is last minute, please do not feel obligated to buy something new for the occasion if children don’t have anything to fit the chosen theme they are encouraged to wear a red piece of clothing but of course school uniform is fine too.


This weeks spelling sounds are is ‘or’ and ‘al ‘, ‘aw’ and ‘au’ as in fork, jaw, walk and fault found on list 21 of the spelling sheet . However spelling homework this week is optional.

I have sent home a reading for understanding worksheet based on the children’s fairy tale ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’. This is the main homework alongside reading this week.


As normal select a task from the new home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.



Hedgehogs – Climbing in the Dark

Tuesday – Chapter 2 and 3

Wednesday – 3 and 4

Thursday – 5 and 6

Pandas – Amy the hedgehog girl

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday – p9-16

Thursday – p16-24

Friday – p24-End

Orangutans – Jellyfish Shoes

Tuesday –Chapter 1 and 2

Wednesday –Chapter 3 and 4

Thursday- Chapter 5

Tigers – The Evil Genie

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Aunt Lee in hospital

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- Whole book

Friday – Reading booklets

Miss Ramsay


P7 Information March 2019

I have sent out a class newsletter today, along with the school Newsletter. P7 March 2019  

Please read to find out any information.

Pupils also have some shape words for spelling (symmetry, cylinder, tessellation, trapezium, parallelogram, rhombus, sphere, cuboid, isosceles, ellipse, perimeter, scalene) , percentages Maths homework and 20 minutes per night reading.  They also have personal scrapbooks to create (info in the above newsletter)

Pupils are also encouraged to be reflective and should know areas of Maths, French or any other topic which they need to brush up on.  They are encouraged to take responsibility for this.

In class I have been trying to include a variety of logic puzzles to encourage deeper thinking.  We have been doing the good old logic grid puzzles this week logic puzzle tutorial

P6 Home Learning W/B 4th March 2019

Hi all,

Homework this week:

Spelling – There’s a new spelling list this week plus affect and effect.

Writing500 words. Deadline time!  The annual Radio 2 writing competition is upon us and closes on the 8th March so there’s not much time for us budding authors to get our stories written. I’d like this to be a flexible home/school task whereby children will get ample time in school to work on this and can  save their text onto USB sticks or I can email stories back and forth so that these can be worked on at home too.

Reading – Everyone will read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day in class.

Debates –Groups will get together and practise on Monday. One debate on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. New topics next week!

Numeracy – children will get a worksheet home on Tuesday to be handed in the following Monday.

Ski-ing –  Wednesday. Final week!

PETuesday and Thursday


Thank you,

Sara Brunt







P2 Homework w.b. 4.3.19

March already, can you believe it?!?

We are beginning our Fairyland topic this coming week which will be very, very exciting! The friendly dragon may have left something for the children on Monday…

This term we are also focusing on having a growth mindset! It is really important that children are able to value and learn from their mistakes as this will expand their learning and perseverance.

We begin our sessions of rugby tomorrow afternoon – please make sure that your child has indoor/gym shoes and a full p.e kit to take part.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please check your child’s green reading records for the pages to be read for that night. I can’t emphasise how important it is for the children to be doing their reading homework. The more children read the wider their vocabulary will become!

Spelling: This week is the “ea” sound, such as head, ready and instead. Please encourage your child to write these words in cursive handwriting if they feel ready.

Phonics: The children will have a phonics worksheet to complete, it has a mixture of sounds on it. As this is an additional task, it does not have to be handed in until the following Monday.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller


p3 Homework week beginning 4/3/19

Hi all,

Big apologies for the lack of post last week. As p3 know I can be a little bit silly and I realised I have written last weeks post and clicked save as draft instead of  publish! I didn’t even notice until now as I write this weeks. So once again apologies.


P3 have been learning all about measure and having covered weight and length we are now looking at capacity. A fun activity we are looking to do is to create our very own lava lamps. Similarly we are building lots of models to further our learning in our new ‘Human Body’ topic. If you have any plastic bottles (of any size) at home or glass jars (don’t have to have lids) I would really appreciate if you could donate them to us to help us with our active learning.


Many of the children’s homework jotters went home unmarked as they weren’t handed in on Monday. I will look over them and mark them this coming Monday if they are handed in.


This weeks spelling sounds are is ‘ou’ and ‘ow ‘ as in ‘cloud’ and ‘crowd’ found on list 21 of the spelling sheet . However spelling homework this week is optional. In its place I have sent home a reading for understanding worksheet based on the children’s fairy tale ‘The Enormous Turnip’. Reading for understanding is equally if not more important as reading for fluency. In class, many children have been finding this type of work particularly challenging therefore I will be sending home a new one each week for the next few weeks to give the children more experience doing this.


As normal select a task from the home learning wall. Please remember to colour in tasks after you have done them so I can see what you have done at home and know when to issue a new home learning wall.

New numeracy learning walls next week!


Hedgehogs – Petey

Tuesday – Chapter 2

Wednesday – Chapter 3

Thursday – Chapter 4-5

Friday- Chapter 6 and ‘Some years later’

Pandas – Bertha’s Secret Battle

Tuesday –p3-13

Wednesday – p14-23

Thursday – p23-end

Orangutans – Jungle Shorts

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday –Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Tigers – The Kidnappers

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Naughty Nicky runs away

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- Whole book

Friday – Reading booklets

Miss Ramsay



Safety Online!

Screen Addiction

e-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Loanhead Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Recently, many of the children have been talking about the Momo challenge and have been increasingly worried about it.  Like many of these online phenomenon the publicity and hype has made this a lot bigger than it needs to be.  For a quick briefing on it see the link below.



It’s essential to be realistic – banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.

Search engines

Please note that no search engine is ever 100% safe but below provides some links to some “safer” search engines:

Research searching

Kids Yahoo

Google offers a safer search option for children searching on the Internet. You can find out how to do this by downloading the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Image searching



When children are accessing games via Xbox LIVE, privacy settings can be set up.  To read more, click here


Social Media Platform Guides

Click here to access to modern and relevant information on the most popular online phenomenons and social media platforms


Insta advice

Snapchat Info

WhatsApp Info

YouTube Info