Primary 5 homework and information 25th February

This week we have PE Monday and Tuesday and we have a block of Rugby on Thursday too.

Pupils also have daily reading homework which should be part read aloud for most children and discussed with parents.  All groups also have spelling words and are required to write each word 3 times and then write them in sentences/story/funny paragraph/letter – to show they understand the word in context.

Pupils also have Week 1 of their Alien literacy homework due for Friday, each child has a copy of the 6 week homework block but you can also Click here for more info .  This can be done in  jotters, on a computer and emailed to or pupils can share with me on GLOW -Pupils all have passwords to access this at home.

MATHS – Pupils all  have goals in numeracy – they will have specific learn its or times tables to learn and are required to practise these at home regularly.  Try also counting up in 6’s, 7’s and 8’s starting from random numbers e.g. 17 and see how fast they can do it forwards and backwards.

Pupil Presentations – Presentations will take place between 11th March and the end of term.  Pupils have sheets home to create a “big question” – see my example below.  For Friday they should bring their big question to discuss with me and then they will choose their date.  This is part of our literacy curriculum and is a requirement to pass First level and beyond.  All pupils will be supported to present to their peers as this ensures consistency, fairness and learning.

Dolphin presentation example (1) Mrs Hinton


Loanhead’s got talent is on Friday – £3.50 a ticket, please come along and support the children and raise money for the Parent Council funds.


P7 Info W/B 24th Feb 2020

Hi all,

Last week was Health Week and we explored emotional states through role play in drama. However, there’s still a bit to do in the next few weeks and this will be supported by our upcoming Headstrong programme. Thanks to PC Anderson for delivering a very meaningful and thought provoking lesson about substance misuse and the potential consequences of this.

We should have a block of rugby with Bradley on Thursday afternoons.

Reading will focus on comprehension skills – strategies to rigorously interpret texts both fiction and non-fiction. There will also be some tasks to try at home for the next few weeks.

Schedule for the week:


Music AND PE with Mrs D ( timetable change for one week)


Tommy’s Honour – A day’s programme developing life skills through learning about the golfing achievements of Tommy Morris.


PE for those in school, we’ll still have our PE session.

Independent Study Task = A reading comprehension sheet will be sent home.


Rugby – bring PE clothes to be able to play rugby outside in the MUGA.


‘Loanhead Primary has Talent’ is on Friday evening at the Loanhead Miners Club and tickets (£3.50 per adult/children are free) can be purchased at the school office. The doors open at 6:15pm, for a 7pm start.

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt














P2 Homework w.b. 24.2.20


Your child should have taken their Learning Trio report home on Friday but if it has not made its way home, then please let me know and I will get you a new copy.

On Wednesday 25th March, we are going on a trip to Rosslyn Chapel to take part in a ‘Stars’ workshop, which ties into our upcoming topic ‘Day and Night’. The bus leaves around 9:10am and we should be back in school for before 11am. I am looking for a parent helper to accompany us on the trip, if you are available and would like to come along, then please let me know! (

This Friday (28th Feb) I am out of class, as I am attending a training course so Mrs Cumming will be taking the class. 

‘Loanhead Primary has Talent’ is on Friday evening at the Loanhead Miners Club and tickets (£3.50 per adult/children are free) can be purchased at the school office, it should be great fun! The doors open at 6:15pm, for a 7pm start.

Homework for the week:

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

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ea’ sound (makes the long vowel e sound) – for example, tea, meat and bean). Please ensure your child is practising reading these words, as well as writing them.

Have a fab weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller


P2 Homework w.b. 17.2.20

Hi all,

Apologies for the delay in this being posted. I hope you all had a wonderful and well-rested break during the holidays.

This week is Health week and we will be focusing on mental health and substance misuse (for example, what are medicines?).

Just a gentle reminder that all children should have indoors shoes and a full P.E. kit please.

Thank you for attending the Learning Trios before the holidays, it was lovely to work alongside you and your child to create new targets for the term. Your copy of this will be put into your child’s bag on Friday.

Homework for the week:

Reading: Most groups have moved a stage in their reading, therefore their book may be a little more challenging. Please continue to practise reading every night and encourage expression when reading.

Spelling: This week we are learning the ‘ay’ sound (day, today, away etc.) The spelling list contains with the ‘ay’ sound.

Thank you!

Miss Lauren Waller

This week’s homework (due Friday 21st Feb)

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a restful February break!

This week, Primary 3 will be looking more at the analog clock. I would recommend looking at o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to with your child so the ideas are fresh in their mind. We will be looking at these further in class, and then moving onto more specific times and digital as the weeks go on.

This week’s spelling pattern is /er/. There are three different spellings for this sound (er, ir, ur) and we will be practising remembering which spelling goes with which word in class. The spelling list is as follows:

  1. drip
  2. plug
  3. third
  4. winter
  5. bird
  6. over
  7. hurt
  8. butterfly
  9. thirty
  10. forty

Reading homework is the same as usual this week (half the book for Wednesday, whole book for Friday). If you have any questions about homework or what we’re doing in class, please do not hesitate to contact me!


Mr McGaff

P7 Info W/B 17th February 2020

Hi all,

Welcome back. Last week’s weather wasn’t the best but hopefully P7 managed to have a lovely, relaxing week off. This next part of term is about 7 weeks long and as usual, there’s lots to achieve!

What’s new?

This week is designated ‘Health Week’ at Loanhead with a particular focus on mental well- being and learning more about the dangers of substance misuse.

Looking ahead to this term, we have lots of science and computational thinking activities coming up. Science will look at energy and conservation of water; computational thinking will take a look at simple coding, binary, decomposition, algorithms and so on. We’ll have visits from our ICT support staff to hook us up to start using Chromebooks and give children log ins to Glow.

We also have a block of rugby with Bradley on Thursday afternoons so Monday PE sessions will cease for now. We’ll do drama instead.

Reading will focus on comprehension skills – strategies needed to rigorously interpret texts, both fiction and non-fiction.

House keeping:

  • All children should have indoor shoes
  • All children should have a full PE kit to change into.
  • All children should be washing their hands before eating – can you remind your child please.

Schedule for the week: HEALTH WEEK




PE – please bring a full kit to change into.


PE – please bring a full kit to change into.

Maths/Numeracy sheet home – I have forgotten the last few weeks- huge apologies!


Rugby – bring PE clothes to be able to play rugby outside in the MUGA.


Learning Trios Parents Meetings – the report sheets/notes will be sent home.

That’s all for now!

Thank you,

Miss S Brunt














p1 Homework w/b 3/2/20


This week’s sound: er and ar


Chips- Kippers Idea

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday -p1-16

Thursday- Whole book

Biffs- Nobody Wanted to Play

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday –p1-16

Thursday- Whole Book

Kippers- Red & Blue

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Independent Readers- 

Tuesday- p1-4

Wednesday- p4-8

Thursday – Whole Book

Miss Ramsay

This Week’s Homework (Due Friday 7th February) + ASSEMBLY INFO

Hello everyone,

A massive well done to Primary 3 on their incredible work last week. They set a great example and showed themselves in the best light with their manners, determination and energy!

This week’s homework is whole reading book for Friday (half for Wednesday) and the spelling pattern /k/ which is as follows:

  1. hook
  2. fork
  3. back
  4. brick
  5. deck
  6. flock
  7. struck
  8. rucksack
  9. nineteen
  10. twenty

Today, we allocated roles for Friday’s Scottish Inventors assembly (if your child will not be in on Friday can you please let me know ASAP so we can reorganise roles) and your child should have an annotated script home with them. I am on the hunt for the following objects/costumes if anyone happens to know someone who might be willing to lend Primary 3 them for their assembly:

  • Cardboard (as much as possible for props)
  • Bear costume
  • Horse costume
  • Cow costume
  • 6 lab coats (child size)
  • An old TV

If your child’s role one of the animals or a scientist, can you and try and search out any ‘Scottish’ outfits they could wear on the day? We should be able to find some costumes to use in school, but probably not enough to go round.

Thanks a lot!

Mr McGaff