Primary 6 – Week Beginning: 9.9.19


I would like to give a warm welcome to the pupils in P6 this year and all parents. It was a pleasure to meet those that were able to attend the ‘meet the teacher’ session a couple of weeks ago and I look forward to speaking with you all at a later date.

I feel that it has been a good start to the new term and I am enjoying getting to know all the pupils in P6! There have been many great lessons and activities that the pupils and I have shared already, such as our trip to Penicuik Cricket Club for a tournament and tag rugby every Thursday afternoon at the school. I have also been impressed with our French accents in the classroom during French lessons and the pupils’ eagerness to learn Mandarin each Wednesday with Mrs Sun.

Our class topic at the moment is the European Union! We are learning about the history, the membership countries, the purpose of it and the pros and cons to being a part of the EU, which we will link to current issues in the UK and BREXIT.

We are also currently enjoying a class novel called, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Each week we have been reading a chapter, discussing the main themes and doing class work based around the book.


Homework each week will consist of;

  • Spellings written into our homework jotters on a Tuesday, to be learnt for dictation on a Friday.
  • Reading will be set from the reading books each pupil reads during class time. The pages to be read for homework will be set on Monday or Tuesday and can be seen in the pupils’ reading diaries.
  • Other (Maths / Writing and Grammar / Topic) – This homework will be set in discussion with Mrs. Wallace and I. This will not be every week.

Thank you all for your support,

Mr. Nelson

Hello P3 parents/guardians!

Hello everyone!

I hope your children have enjoyed their first week back at school. I am a new face at Loanhead but all the staff, children and parents I have spoken to have made me feel very welcome since arriving here. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to speak to most of you on Wednesday for Meet The Teacher!

Primary 3 will have P.E with Mrs Duncan on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please make sure that they have their kit with them on both days.

I am intending on starting spelling and reading homework with the class this coming week. Ms Waller has been a massive help in showing me what kind of homework they were doing in P2, and I intend on handing out homework in a format that is familiar to them. Maths homework will start after I get a chance to see how everyone’s getting on with their numbers! I will keep you all posted with information regarding homework.

My email address is Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about anything or if you feel there is anything I need to know. Well done to Primary 3 on a fantastic first week back, I hope it is the first of many to come!

Mr Sam McGaff

P4 week beginning 17/06/19

Spelling: This week is the last week of homework. Spelling words are in their homework jotter.

Reading: Please see reading record.

Monday 17th: Visit from a Roman soldier…ask your child about it…they loved it!

PE as usual Wednesday and Thursday.

Many thanks,


Lisa Cumming.

Homework week 11/06/2019

Zoo Trip

Not long now until we are off to the zoo! Thanks to everyone for bringing the money in on time.  Monday’s weather is predicted to be sunny with a chance of light showers around lunchtime.  Therefore, can I please remind you that all children must bring a suitable raincoat with them should it start to rain.  Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that school uniform is expected as this helps make our children more identifiable.

On Thursday we plan to have a class discussion about our trip so feel free to send your child in with any questions or should you wish to email us with any concerns you may have, please do not hesitate.


This weeks spelling sound is  ‘ore’  which can be found in ‘shore and more’. Please encourage children to practise these at home.

This week the class homework is focusing on interpreting data from a bar chart as data handling is our most recent maths topic and is good revision for the class as we begin to look at other methods of data recording.



Hedgehogs – The Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

Tuesday – The Princess and the Bowling Ball

Wednesday –The Other Frog Prince

Thursday – Jack’s Bean Problem

Friday – The Tortoise and the Hair

Weekend – The Stinky Cheese Man


Pandas – Waiting for Goldie

Tuesday –Chapter 2

Wednesday –Chapter 3

Thursday- Chapter 4

Friday – Chapter 5


Orangutans – Hard to Please

Tuesday –Nice Buns, Good Buns

Wednesday –Buzz One and the rice pudding

Thursday- Buzz Two gets to work



Tigers – Superdog

Tuesday –p1-8

Wednesday –p8-16

Thursday- p16-24

Friday – p24-32


Polar Bears – The Willow Pattern Plot

Tuesday – p1-8

Wednesday – p8-16

Thursday- p17-24

Friday – p25-32

Miss Ramsay and Miss Dickson

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

P6 Home Learning and News W.B 27th May 2019

Hi all,

This week is HEALTH WEEK with a focus on physical wellbeing. There are many activities planned so children should come to school in sports clothing if possible ( no football or team colours please).

Spelling – There will be NO new list this week. We’ll take a breather and revise some spelling in school instead.

Reading – We will read sports/health related articles in school as reading comprehension.

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 so far to AO, KT and ZM for their presentations/lessons.

Numeracy – The maths and numeracy this week will centre round sports so there will be opportunities for measure, time, probability and problem solving.

Here is a plan of the week:

08:50 Warm up in the playground to music

( Mon,Tues and Wed)


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

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)

Athletics competition out with school for a few P6 pupils ( they know who they are).


SPORTS SHOWCASE assembly ( KT and EC/LD)

SUMMER FAIR starts at 11:30am.  P6 pupils, UNLESS PICKED UP, will remain under my care until 12:25pm and then they can make their way home as usual. Please stress to your child ( as will I ) that they do not leave without checking in with me first so I can tick their names off my register. Thank you!

Phew! As you can see, it’s a busy week ahead but should be lots of fun!

Thanks for your support,

Miss Brunt








P4 Homework 4th March 2019

I think the children are beginning to get used to the change now!

Every child will have reading homework to do, I hear reading every day and give reading homework every night. It is important that your child completes this as they will be at a disadvantage when we read as a group because will have missed parts of their book.

Children will write their spelling words in their homework jotter to learn each week. They have been asked to write sentences which will use their spelling words. It does not need to be one sentence per spelling word. They have also been told that they can practise their words any way they choose through the rest of the week.

Numeracy: Please use Sumdog and encourage your child to practise counting on  and back in 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s.

We have started learning about fractions and time in class. We have also started doing French on a weekly basis.

PE continues to be on Wednesdays and Thursdays and swimming on Fridays. The last swimming is on Friday 15th March.


Lisa Cumming