P2 Homework W/B Tuesday 8th May 2018

Hi all,

Spelling – List 36 ‘aw’

Reading – Please check post-it notes in reading books. This week, I will also send home poetry books . This is to help prepare children to write their own poems for the up and coming school poetry competition. The stage of poetry book may be below your child’s current reading book but that is fine. Your child should find a poem he/she particularly likes to practise reading aloud with expression. Also be aware of which words rhyme and the structure of the poem.

Numeracy – In class, we’ve been studying 2 and 3 digit numbers in terms of place value i.e. hundreds, tens and units (ones).

The SSPCA will be visiting school on Thursday so P2 will go to watch and listen to their talk.

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

Summer Trip – P2 will go to Deep Sea World on Monday 4th June. This is part of our current project about the sea. Details to follow, with cost etc.

That’s all for now,

Thank you,




P7 Visit Loanhead’s new climbing Centre – EDEN ROCK

Primary 7 had an amazing opportunity to visit Eden Rock last week.  The new climbing centre is just a short walk from the school and we had a tour of the amazing world class facilities as well as learning tome tips and tricks.  The class picked it up really fast and by the end they were all really excited to tell friends and family and go and visit again in their own time.

Loanhead Primary are hoping to work with Eden Rock in the future to offer some exciting opportunities to all pupils.

Primary 3 Homework from 1st May

Primary 3 Homework – 1st May to 8th May

A big thanks to those who helped with our class walk on Wednesday looking at houses in Loanhead. Pupils are now using the photos they took to make Powerpoint presentations.

In maths we are moving on from fractions to look at measure. Having started with a brief recap of time, we will move onto length and then weight.

Please see below for two important notes about SumDog and reading homework.

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan



Wherever you see an analogue or digital clock, please get the children to say what the time is.

I have also set a measure-themed SumDog challenge. Please note that SumDog adjusts its level of difficulty as individuals play. This can lead to questions getting harder if pupils do well. If the questions get too hard, mistakes will then bring it down.

Measuring lengths – Look around the house and pick things that you estimate are 10cm, 30cm and 1m. Then measure them to see what length they really are. (If anyone needs to borrow a ruler let me know.)  Draw and write to show what you did. For example:

“I thought my mug was 10cm high, but really it was 18cm.”



Reading grids will come home as usual. Again, if children have already read the pages in class it is still very helpful for you to hear them re-read some out loud.

On Thursdays, any literacy quizzes that have not been finished in class will start coming home for completion. These are based on the reading books and work on key skills.

On Mondays I am having to write the next week’s reading homework onto grids. This is a because of a change in our P.E. times for the next few weeks, meaning I don’t have any time out of class to do this on Tuesdays as before. If on a Monday night, therefore, you see a book on the reading grid that your child does not yet have, please don’t worry about this. That will be the new book coming home the following day.


Spelling – Please could we practice the following words and then use them in some sentences:

yesterday        what

with                 when

village             were

cook                 moans

P1 Week Beginning 30/04/18

Hi All,

From now until the end of May Miss Cummings is the class teacher although I will be around helping out.

Sounds:  This week are  at,  in and og. The focus of this is rhyme. Homework will be coming out this week for this.

Reading: Please see the red cards as usual for reading and continue to revise all the words in their tin.

Spelling: All children have 4 new words in their green jotter, as usual thy don’t have to be done in the jotter – which ever way they want to learn them so they enjoy doing them.

PE has changed to a Wednesday morning.

Assemblies will alternate between Friday mornings and Thursday afternoons to allow for the future P1 to join in as part of their transition program.

Mrs Cumming


P6 Spelling Homework

Monday 30th April

Please READ< COVER< WRITE< CHECK all words twice in jotter.

Complete 2 activities from sheet at front of jotter.

For Monday 14th May

P2 Homework W/B 30.4.18

Hi all,

Homework this week-

Spelling–  List 35 ‘au’

Reading – ongoing. Please check post-it notes in books and please ensure that you hear your child read aloud.  Thanks.

TopicSeashore– if anyone has anything to bring in to show, regarding the seashore, please it bring in!

PE – Wednesday and Thursday

That is all for this week,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P3 Homework From 24th April

Primary 3 Homework – 24th April to 1st May

On Wednesday afternoon we will be going for our walk around Loanhead, finding different kinds of houses and spotting ways that homes have been made energy efficient.

This week I would particularly highlight the numeracy game mentioned below. We have been working on this in class and everyone seems keen to have more shots without having to take turns with the rest of the class!

Best wishes,

Mr Buchan




Moving on in our work on fractions, we have been identifying different fractions of shapes and grids.

To help with this, the children can play a game called Fractions Flags.


This game can be tricky, but with support the children should get the hang of it and end up with some amazing creations!

I will also set a fractions challenge on SumDog.



Reading grids will come home today. Please look out also for comprehension quizzes to be finished.

Some pupils have been racing ahead and finishing their books in class time. If this happens, please can I recommend that you still hear them reading pages out loud at home. The practice of sounding out word and allowing reading to be guided by the punctuation is very valuable.



Spelling – Please could we practice the following words and then use them in some sentences:

pollution          electricity

energy             solar

double             glazing

power              insulation

P7 info 23/4/18

Dear P7 Parents,

PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FOR EDEN ROCK BEFORE TUES 24TH – USE THIS LINK   http://www.edenrockclimbing.com/registration/

Virgin £5 challenge.

In class we have been working on enterprise and teamwork skills and hope to have an enterprise week next month.  In that week pupils will take part in the £5 challenge from Virgin Money where they will work in small groups on a variety of activities to try and make £5 grow.

Pupils have thought about various ways they could use their £5 to make more profit, this week they have thought about possible issues that may arise and how they may prevent these.  Soon, pupils will be asked to present their ideas to Mrs Donnelly – they should know their plan, costing, how they will prevent problems, possible profits and perhaps even have a prototype.  It will also be important that they can answer questions about their venture.  This week, as part of their homework, they are being asked to talk to people at home about their ideas and put their presentation together.  I look forward to hear about all of their exciting ideas very soon.  Profits made will go towards drama props and art materials for our Leavers’ assembly.

Transition Tests

We are working our way through transition tests in Numeracy this week.  High School requires pupils to get 60% or less in their tests so that they can see where their gaps are and address these first.  It does seem a bit strange that pupils are not expected to get a higher mark and some cannot get their head around it.  Please assure your child that they have all worked very hard this year and these tests are a mere snapshot of their learning.

Leavers’ Books

Last year we made small autograph/year books in P7 and they cost £6-7.  I have a larger book template and the class have all said they really like these and would like the opportunity to make them.  I have a lot of photographs of them over the years so this would make a lovely keepsake.  The cost would be £8.50, please can pupils bring this in ASAP.  As part of our Leavers’ events I am asking if I could get any photos of pupils starting P1 (as well as other years), Photos of them doing something they are proud of and if possible a copy of the P1 class photo.  I will scan any photos and return them to you once I have – please put child’s name on the back of each photo.  Alternatively please email me anything you think would work to k.hinton@mgfl.net.

Such a busy term, I will try to keep the website updated as much as possible.


Many Thanks

Mrs Hinton