P3 Homework W/B: 27.9.21

Hi everyone,


  • This week is Maths week AND Bike week in Loanhead.

BIKE WEEK – Children are encouraged (weather permitting) to cycle to school to raise awareness of this as a healthy alternative way to travel.  Any child who participate will be given a ticket and will be entered into the raffle to win a prize! We also have ‘Bling your Bike’ taking place on Wednesday so get creative and get decorating!


We are also taking part in national Maths week . We will be taking part in different maths challenges both indoor and outdoors. The theme this year is maths in real life so if you wanted to support this you could discuss how you use maths and numeracy in your everyday life and why it is important. Take the opportunity when you are out and about to point out how maths is used everywhere from bus timetables to speed limit signs, shops to cooking.  Another great opportunity to highlight the importance of maths in the real world  is the maths week trail being hosted by the national museum which can be picked up from the museum or downloaded here:

Museum trails (nms.ac.uk)

This could be a fun day out and supports what we are highlighting in school this week.

The children have also been entered into a SUMDOG contest this week that is lots of fun and Sumdog is excellent for just general practise as well as allow me to set targetted tasks for each child/group. The Sumdog passwords will go out on Tuesday and all children will have practised logging on by themselves on Tuesday morning so will know what to do.



The Lie Detector

Tuesday -Chapter One and Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three and Four

Thursday– Chapter Five and Six

Extension- ICT -Ask children to use a search engine to find out more about the author Susan Gates. Ensure that the
children only have access to child-friendly sites.
• Prompt the children to find out what a polygraph, or lie detector, really looks like on the internet


Princess Pips Holiday

Tuesday -Chapter 1

Wednesday – Chapter 2

Thursday- Chapter 3

Extension- Further Reading

•Find the word ‘sprouts’ on page 10. Ask the children to work in pairs to list more words they know
beginning with ‘spr’, using a dictionary to find more.
• Ask the children, in pairs, to scan the story for everything that Princess Pip found boring. Ask each pair
to make a list of the events in order.


Egyptian Adventure

Tuesday– p1 –12

Wednesday- p12 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32


The Laughing Princess

Tuesday– p1 –12

Wednesday- p12 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32


Rotten Apples

Tuesday- p1 – 8

Wednesday- p8-16

Thursday- p17 – 24


Spelling is as it was last week using the attached spelling menu.


Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay


Primary 2 Homework 22/9/21


The homework for this week has gone home today and is due in on Monday 27th September please.

Our sound of the week is ‘th’ and the spelling words to practise are:

us     sad     flag     this     with

that     thank     me      we     thinking

We often enjoy a fruit snack during the afternoon if the children would like to bring in an extra piece of fruit to have at that time.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch

P5 Week beginning 13/09/21

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was lovely to meet Scott Quin, a local Paralympian, on Friday. P5 thought of some fabulous questions to ask him. What an inspirational young man!

This week:

Reading homework – please see your child’s reading books.

Spelling: – please see your child’s spelling jotter for their spelling sound and words.

Monday – children will be voting for their P7 House Captain.

PE – Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday – Mandarin.

Wednesday 7.00pm Parent Council AGM.

Friday – Assembly.

Please remember that Monday 20th is a holiday.


Lisa Cumming


P6 Info w/b 14th June 2021

Hi all,

The final two weeks of term are upon us but there’s  still so much to do!

Parents Consultations – You should have received an 10 minute appointment time for Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

BRAKE Walk – BRAKE is a road safety charity and on Wednesday 16th , each class will walk approximately half a mile to promote road safety awareness. The route will take us out of the school premises.

Sports Day – Well done P6 Dryden for winning this year’s P6 sports. Photos of the day can be found on the Loanhead PS Twitter feed.

Poetry Competition – Class winners and overall winners of this year’s poetry competition will be announced at Friday’s assembly.

‘Kids Teach’ – Children have been excitedly planning  lessons to teach to their peers over the final two weeks. We have been able to use Chromebooks to plan this too, which the pupils have loved.

Picnic Lunch– I haven’t chosen a specific day for our picnic lunch -we’ll be spontaneous on the day depending on weather and staff.

Euro 2021 – Children will be split into small teams, given a country to represent and then play in a fun football tournament this week.

PE – Tuesday

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt

P6 News and Update – Monday 17th May 2021

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.


Class Photo – This year, due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, there will be no official photographer visiting the school. Instead, there’ll be a P6 class photo taken by staff on Thursday.  Therefore, can all children please come dressed in school uniform on Thursday please.

P6 Elections – To coincide with the Scottish elections held on May 6th, P6 had their own election with candidates supported by party members, manifestos, political broadcasts and ballot papers. This was a super learning experience and the children excelled. I’ve put together a Google slideshow of photos  which can now be viewed in Google Classroom.

Debates – Children will be learning debating skills in class over the next few weeks. In the past, I have set this as a homework research task but due to time restrictions, we’ll complete the necessary work in school.

Art – Children are studying the art works of Van Gogh as P6s featured artist.

Science – Children have been enjoying weekly Science sessions with Mrs Cumming. Electricity is the ‘current’ topic!

PE  – Tuesday  – Children should come to school dressed for PE outdoors please.


Spelling– as normal

Numeracy Wed 19th May is National Numeracy Day ! A Sumdog homework challenge will be set on this day. In school, there will be a fun focus on numeracy and maths with some themed activities.

That’s all for now,

Miss Brunt






Pancake day

Good Morning ☺️

I hope you are all safe and well.

Today is Pancake Day 🥞

Whos making yummy pancakes today? Either for breakfast or lunch or after dinner? We would love to see your pancakes . I know at nursery when we make pancakes the boys and girls love to see the pancakes flip up in the air. 


Here is a simple recipe to make your own yummy pancakes to try at home.




  • STEP 1                Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk and 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
  • STEP 2

    Set your frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.

  • STEP 3 

    When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, you can keep them warm in the oven whilst you cook more. 

  • STEP 4            Serve with your favourite topping.
    Do you like jam? Chocolate, strawberries? Syrup? Bananas? Butter?
    Let us know your favourite pancake topping. You can email some photos to your child’s keyworker.

Remember and stay really safe when frying your pancakes, use your good listening to adults and  stay back from the hot cooker and oven. And enjoy 🥞🥞 

Homemade play dough

Good Morning, 

who would like to try making their own play dough?

All children at nursery love working at our play dough station. This provides endless sensory fun and allows children to explore different sizes, shapes, patterns and promotes imaginative play. 

All you need is-


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar 
  • 1/2 cup of salt 
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • food colouring 


1. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mix well.

2. Mix food coloring with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot. Mix together. (Food colouring is optional). 

3. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well.

4. Cool over a low heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.


5. Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take it off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching. 

6. Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft. 

Children also enjoy adding different scents to the play dough or textures for example glitters, seeds etc.


You can also follow the above recipe for a no cook play dough recipe using a large bowl missing out the cream of tartar and mix with cold water.


I hope you all have a great day today.


From everyone at nursery ☺️