P2 Homework w.b. 10.6.19

Hi all,

             ***********TRIP INFORMATION***********

As we are learning all about ‘Minibeasts’ this term we are going on a trip to Butterfly and Insect World on Thursday 20th June! The letter went out last week and please could all letters and payments be made/returned by Monday 17th June. Myself, Mrs Tobyn and Jenny Lavin will be on the trip with the children. There is a gift shop, so children can bring some money to spend in there, if they wish. Please ensure this is put in a clearly labelled purse/wallet and is no more than £5. 

Homework this week:

Reading: Most groups have moved up a stage in their books, so please ensure reading is completed every night to build confidence with new words. All pages have been written in your child’s green reading record. If it is easier for your child to do reading at the weekend, then please keep the book at home on Thursday evening and bring it back with your child on Monday. I understand family life is very busy and this may be the best time for some to do reading.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ir’ (dirt) and ‘ur’ (fur) sounds. I have sent home both spelling lists but please only complete one in the jotter and ensure your child practises reading both lists.

Maths: We are moving on to 2D and 3D shapes next week, so I will send home a worksheet in line with this. This will be due back in on Friday.

It was lovely to see some of you at the drop in on Thursday evening! Please never hesitate to email me or catch me at the end of the day if you have any questions!

Miss Lauren Waller




Hopefully our exciting news about our Zoo trip has made it home to you! P3 are very excited and looking forward to a trip at long last. Can I ask that all expenses are paid by Monday the 10th of June to allow us time to finalise staffing and groups.

Progress reports will be sent home on Wednesday of this week so you can share all the fantastic learning experiences p3 have had this year with your child. Also just a quick reminder that this Thursday (6.6.19) is our final parent drop in session. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning feel free to pop along for a quick chat. Additionally parents are invited to a short meeting at 4:45pm on Thursday after the drop in to share their thoughts and help us as a staff work and improve our vision for Loanhead Primary School. We would really appreciate your input and feedback.


This weeks spelling sound is  ‘ie’ as ‘ee’ which can be found in ‘shield and thief’. Please encourage children to practise these at home.

This week the class homework is focusing on verbs, nouns and adjectives. Using old magazines, newspapers and comics children should hunt for verbs, nouns and adjectives and stick them in the correct column. If your child requires a glue stick or some magazines to do this just let me know.


Hedgehogs – Anne Fine: The Diary of a Killer Cat

Tuesday – Chapter 2

Wednesday –Chapter 4 + 5

Thursday –Chapter 6

Friday – Chapter 7


Pandas – Shelley Holmes: Ace Detective

Tuesday –Chapter 1 and 2

Wednesday –Chapter 3 and 4

Thursday- Chapter 5 and 6

Friday – Chapter 7

Orangutans – The Spooks

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday –Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Friday – Chapter 4

Tigers – Storm Castle

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Red Planet

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p17-24

Friday – p25-32

Miss Ramsay and Miss Dickson

P6 Home Learning and News W.B 3rd June 2019

Hi all,

It’s fair to say last week’s focus on health was packed full with amazing sporting taster sessions, including cricket, tae kwon do, karate, dance, hockey, cycling and basketball. Feedback from pupils was very positive about the whole week, including Sports Day and the Summer Fair!

Athletics – A super well done goes to the P6/7 athletics team who saw off competition from 14 other small schools to WIN the Midlothian Athletics Championships on Thursday! A large, shiny trophy is on its way to our trophy collection soon! Great achievement everyone!

**P7 Red Hoody – The 2020 red hooded tops with  P7 names on the back are now available to buy in the online shop.**

With only four weeks to go, we still have a lot of our planned curriculum to get through so it’s back to ‘normality’ this week.

Spelling – There will be a new list this week so children should complete spelling activities as normal.

Pupil Talks/Kids Teach – Children should be preparing their presentations/lessons at home. I’ll catch up with everyone as to what they’re doing, what resources/spaces are needed and pencil in a date and time. Well done  to OM and RA for coaching tennis and LW and  EvC for their presentation and activity about protecting the environment. Both pairs were awesome!

Topic – We are going to start a new topic on Space so if anyone has any books or resources to bring in, that would be great. We’re going to be looking particularly at the future of space travel and current technology/space missions. Ideally, I’d like us to think about a ‘Futures’ theme, linking in with current global issues of climate change and sustainability.

Living and Growing – Week beginning Monday 10th June, P6 will have some lessons about growing up and how their bodies start to change during puberty. There’s three lessons altogether; the second lesson covers human reproduction and the third lesson covers child birth. There will be activities and worksheets to complete but the main part will be discussion. To recap, the lessons are:

  1. Change     
  2.  How A Baby Is Made
  3. How A Baby Is Born.

There is a drop-in session this Thursday if you’d like to chat about this planned unit of lessons.

Here is the diary for the week ahead:

Monday –    P6  BIKEABILITY for those who applied.   Bring bikes AND helmets please.

Class Photos – School photographer is in ( not for individual pics). School uniform required.

Tuesday –     PE

Wednesday – Report Cards will be sent home; please check bags!

Thursday – Drop in session from 15:30 to 17:00.  Please feel free to drop in for an informal chat, see the classroom and view your child’s work. It’s helpful if your child is there with you.


Girl’s Football

Friday –  Poetry Assembly for winners of class poetry competition. Well done to AO who won P6’s category.

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt













P2 Homework w.b. 3.6.19

Can you believe that it is June already?! Only four weeks of term left!

Class photos are being taken on Monday 3rd June, please ensure your child dresses in full school uniform.

Primary 2 had so much fun last week, massive thanks to Mrs Duncan for organising it all and to everyone who came in to deliver the taster sessions. Hopefully the children have found something new they would like to try!

We performed our assembly a week ago to the school but we are going to put a performance on for parents/family members on Wednesday 5th June. The assembly is around 10 minutes long and the performance will just be in the classroom. Please arrive for 2:50 and only 2 guests per child so we can squeeze everyone in! Once we are finished the performance you can collect your child for home.

I have arranged one final trip to Butterfly and Insect World on Thursday 20th June. This is to fit in with our ‘Minibeasts’ topic. I am awaiting confirmation from the bus company which should come through next week, once I have this I will send letters out ASAP.

Reports will be sent out on Wednesday 5th June and the parent drop in session is Thursday 6th June 3:30 – 5pm.

Homework for this week:

Reading: Please ensure your child is reading their book every night, this supports them in building confidence and fluency. Pages to be read are written in your child’s green reading record.

Spelling: This week the list will contain words with the ‘er’ (herb, germ) sound.

Thank you for all your support this term,

Miss Lauren Waller







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

P3 Homework 27.5.19

As this week is help week children are allowed to come to school in sports clothing however please no football shirts, thank you.


This weeks spelling sound is  ‘-ture’ as in ‘future and adventure’. Please encourage children to practise these at home.

Every child has been sent home with some cursive writing practise and revision of silent sounds. Children should complete each word 3 times in cursive handwriting. Please then get your child to turn over and write 3 sentences on the back using 3 of the words off of the sheet. This should also be in cursive. If you’re child is still working through the common words booklet, as I know some are, please continue to do so.


Hedgehogs – Anne Fine: Nag Club

Tuesday – How it began and Lesson One

Wednesday –Lesson 2

Thursday –Lesson 3

Friday – Lesson 4 and 5

Pandas – Here comes trouble

Tuesday –Chapter 1 and 2

Wednesday –Chapter 3

Thursday- Chapter 4

Friday – Chapter 5

Orangutans – Dexter’s Dinosaurs

Tuesday –Chapter 1

Wednesday –Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Friday – Chapter 4

Tigers – The Quest

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32

Polar Bears – Submarine Adventure

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p17-24

Friday – p25-32

Miss Ramsay and Miss Dickson

P5 Homework and Health Week w/b 27.5.19

P5 Homework:

Spelling Homework

Spelling homework will continue to be taken home on a Wednesday afternoon and returned the following Tuesday morning. Please make sure this is checked by an adult.

Pupils will write their spelling words on a new page of their jotter on Wednesday each week. At home they should use:


to write out their new spelling words, three times, in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory.

Reading Homework

P5 are now on week 4 of their second round of Literacy Circles and are demonstrating some great comprehension skills during book group meets. New reading pages are written at the back of their spelling jotters with relevant role cards to be completed for their book group on Wednesday 29th May.

Maths & Numeracy Homework

Please continue to practise times tables for the ‘Times Table Hot Seat’ testing this week. We have been working our way through these over the year and are now ready to show off our talents – good luck!

Pupil Talk Homework

Pupils have all received their chosen dates and times of their second round of Pupil Talks (see slip). There has been time allocated during the school week to designing Powerpoints but this is not an expectation as posters and props work just as well. Please ensure you support your child in being prepared for their talk date as it really means a lot to them. Thank you!

Health Week plan:

08:50 Warm up in the playground to music

( Mon,Tues and Wed)


SPORTS DAY starts at 1pm. Weather permitting. Mrs Donnelly will make a decision by 12 noon if weather is going to be problematic for the events to proceed. Spectators welcome.



2PM BIKE RIDE  for those who applied.




BIKE to school BREAKFAST @08:30.

Tennis  (tbc)



SUMMER FAIR starts at 11:30am.  P5 pupils, UNLESS PICKED UP, will remain under Mrs Roy’s care until 12:25pm and then they can make their way home as usual. Please stress to your child that they do not leave without checking in with Mrs Roy first so they can be ticked off the register. Thank you!

A busy week ahead but should be lots of fun!

Thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P2 Homework w.b. 27.5.19

Hi all,

It’s Health Week this week and Mrs Duncan has planned lots of fun activities for the children to take part in this week. Children can wear sports clothing all week but no football strips or team colours please. Please ensure your child brings a water bottle all week too.

Sports Day is Monday afternoon 1pm – 3:15pm and hopefully the weather stays nice so we can have it outside. If the weather permits, then spectators are more than welcome.

Every morning there is going to be a whole school warm up at 8:50am. 

Tuesday – We have taster sessions in Taekwondo, Dance, Movement to Music and Meditation.

Wednesday – We have a session in Karate, a Health Talk and then the whole school Fun Run (2pm – 3:15pm).

Thursday – There is the Bike Breakfast at 8:30am, children can bike or scoot to school and have breakfast.

Friday – Two pupils (EL/CF) will be showing their gymnastic and football skills at the Sports Showcase. Then the Summer Fair is at 11:30am.

It is going to be a very fun and busy week!!!

Homework for this week:

Reading: All the pages to be read have been written in your child’s green reading record.

Spelling: We didn’t get a chance to cover the ‘al’ (also) sound last week, so will be covering that sound this week. We will also be learning the ‘nk’ (ink) sound, so I will send home the spelling list for this.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller