Aliens love Underpants

Good afternoon.
Here is our story of the week.
A funny story the children will all be familiar with from nursery.
Click on the link below to enjoy listening to the story. There are some activities and ideas linked to the curriculum to keep children busy.
Enjoy 😊

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Glow Troubleshooting

• I checked all pupil usernames and passwords last week and was able to log into Glow but if there are issues please email me at

• CANNOT ACCESS GOOGLE CLASSROOM? – It works best on Chrome browser and you need to have a google account logged in. If there are 2 or more children in the house then you may need to make a new google account with glow email (ending in and have that logged in. I know this is annoying but should save time in the long run – different versions of Chrome require different things.

  • The google classroom app will not work, you need to use the google chrome browser and Glow.
  • Google classroom work can be done on paper/jotters and handed in by uploading a hwhoto of the work and sending it within the assignment (there is a small video I made about this in most Google Classrooms)
  • Midlothian Glow and Google Classroom help page is now up and running, if you have no device to access google classroom you can also request to loan a device from this link.

• Sumdog and Education city can be accessed online without Glow if you have issues.

• If you get locked out of Glow, it usually only lasts ten minutes before allowing you to retry.

I will try to update this with common troubleshooting issues the more that I come across. Thanks for your patience,

Mrs Hinton

P7 Update Re: School Closure Friday 20th March 2020

Hi all,

It’s a very sad and emotional time for us all with school closing indefinitely from Friday lunchtime. I understand that P7 are very anxious and upset about missing out on the final term and all the fun events planned. I am too!

Mrs Donnelly has assured P7 that IF schools do not reconvene before the summer holidays ( obviously no-one knows yet what will happen week to week in the future) then pupils will have an opportunity to come back to Loanhead Primary after the summer break to have their Leaver’s send-off. No-one wants P7 to simply leave tomorrow and not have a chance to say farewell properly and have proper closure leaving primary school.

Children have the chance to get their red hoodies signed today and tomorrow .

When at home in term time, can P7 please log into Glow daily to complete their online lessons. Please also check this web page weekly – I’ll try to update for Mondays each week and keep you posted.

I can be contacted through my email :     I will be working from home and available during school hours.

Finally, can I just take this opportunity to express how much I have enjoyed teaching this class for nearly two years. There are so many talented, enthusiastic and creative pupils in this group. But most of all, I will always remember, all the daft chats and laughs we have had along the way!

I really hope everyone gets through these unusual and unique times safely and healthily.

Thanks for all your support,

Miss Sara Brunt



P1 Homework week beginning 9.3.20

Hello All,

School News

Next week sees ‘Road Safety Day’ ( Beep Beep Day!) on Wednesday the 18th so the Junior Road Safety Officers and Mrs Sharp has organised some activities for children. Pupils have been asked if they can wear one Hi-Viz or brightly coloured item of clothing to school that day.


Can I please reiterate that toys should not be brought to school unless it is a Friday. It is becoming an increasingly disruptive issue as more and more children bring things to school and are distracted by them throughout the day.


We are still working our way through consonant blends. This week’s initial blends are: sp, sn, sm, st, sc , sk*and sw.

This website has loads of fun online games focused on consonant blends.

*sk can come at the beginning or end of a word.

Letter formation site

I mentioned this site to many parents at the learning trios and realised I haven’t yet put it on the site. Apologies for the delay. This site shows children how to form their letters correctly and where to start and end.


I have sent home a literacy home learning wall in your child’s book bag (also attached below). This is just a variety of activities you can do to work on your child’s phonic awareness and blending skills. I have also sent home a jotter, it is A4 and labelled handwriting, which you can use to evidence any work they do. Feel free to use this as you see fit, children can work directly in the jotter or can glue in work or pictures.


Chips- The Play

Mon- p1-8

Tues -p9-16

Wed – Whole Book


Biffs- Kipper the Clown

Mon- p1-8


Wed-Whole Book

Thurs- Activity

Kippers – New Dog

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book


Floppy’s -Singing Dad

Mon- p1-4

Tues- p5-8

Wed-Whole Book

Thurs-Activity (Word Pairs)

All the Best,

Miss Ramsay

P7 Info W/B 2nd March 2020*EDITED*

Hi all,


Congratulations to our P6 and P7 athletics team who competed in the East of Scotland Indoor Athletics Champs, representing Midlothian along with King’s Park Primary. We finished 8th out of 12, competing against the winners of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Borders, West Lothian and Stirling. This is an amazing achievement especially as we are a small school who took a team of  just 24 athletes whereas some schools brought 40 athletes with them. Our pupils had several events to do each. We are so immensely proud of each and every one of our athletes and hope that he/she enjoyed this experience.

World Book DayThursday 5th March – children are encouraged to create a 3d model of their favourite book character for Wednesday please.

Dental Nurse – Will visit P7 for check ups on Tuesday. Letters were sent home about this.

Headstrong Programme – This P7 programme starts on Friday but there is an opportunity for parents to drop in on Tuesday at 3pm if anyone would like more info on this. You can speak with Leisa Randall, the course co-ordinator.

Independent Study – The reading comprehension task about the weather is now due on Friday. *I will catch up with those who still have their fractions and percentages home task to hand in. This week, we will concentrate on decimals in numeracy and data handling in maths.

*EDIT* There was a disappointing return of the previous numeracy task ( less than 50% of class returned their work!) I am sending a revision maths/ numeracy task home this week and there is an expectation that this work is completed and handed in on time!

And finally…

Unbelievably, it is coming to the time where thoughts are turning to the end of primary school for P7s and looking ahead to new adventures at secondary school! We are already exploring ideas for the end of term P7 show. However, I wondered if parents could start to send in  (maximum of 2) photos of your child on their first day at school ( even if not at Loanhead at that point). Failing this, a photo of your child when they were about 5 years old would do just as well. I know this maybe seems early but time really does fly by! You can send a digital photo to me at or hand in an actual print for me to scan. The photos will be used in a PowerPoint display at the show. TIA!

Schedule for the week:



Tuesday: PE


‘Headstrong’ drop-in @ 3pm

Wednesday: PE

WBD Book character model in


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

Friday – ‘Headstrong’ begins

Reading Comp Task due in.

That’s all for now,
















World Book Day 5th March 2020

Please see below.

World Book Day         Thursday 5th March

This year, instead of dressing up, we would like all children to produce a 3D model of their favourite character or book. Anything can be used to produce this but it must be 3D.

Some suggestions for the base: different size/shape boxes, tubes, potatoes, origami, lego or other construction materials, eggs (hard boiled). These can then be painted and decorated with anything of your choosing.

If anyone needs any help from school please let us know.

We will have an exhibition of all the models for the classes to view. There may even be some prizes too!

We will be giving out the vouchers for a free book on Thursday too.

Below is the link to the World Book Day website. Here you will find lots of fun activities and ideas to encourage your child with reading for enjoyment.

On Thursday we will be doing ‘Drop Everything And Read’ your child can  bring a book from home if they would like to…when the bell rings in school they will stop whatever they are doing and read for pleasure. We will be counting up the number of stories we share with each other from Monday until 29th March as part of the ‘Great Story Share’.

In school we will do some story sharing among other fun activities.

World Book Day

P4 Homework w/c 20.1.20

Hello and apologies for the delay in wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2020!

We are delighted to welcome Miss Bone into P4 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the February break and then she will be in class full time until the end of March. She will initially observe lessons and then increase responsibility and lead some learning herself with Mrs Roy and myself assisting.


  • Spelling: Pupils will write their new spelling words in their jotter on Wednesday this week. At home they should use:

                                     LOOK    THINK    COVER    WRITE    CHECK

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

  • Numeracy & Maths: please continue to practise individually chosen times tables for ‘hot-seat’ testing in class
  • Reading: pupils will be learning new Literacy Circle roles in class over the next few weeks so there will be no need to take reading books home.  Reading groups will continue to be heard in class
  • Pupil Talks: pupils have chosen dates and times for their personal choice of topic to be presented to the class in their chosen form (slips went home last week). Talks should be approximately 2 minutes with questions at the end. Skills will be taught in class over the coming weeks and slips include some handy hints but please ensure pupils do not worry about this and have fun preparing
  • PE : will continue as normal this week on Tuesday and Thursday with a P4 class handball tournament on Fridays over the coming weeks

Additional Information

Monday 20th January 2020 – Teachers will hear Scottish poems this week and choose two pupils to recite their poem at a special assembly on Friday 24th January.

Thursday 6th February 2020 – Learning Trio, 3:45pm – 8:00pm, Appointment forms will be sent out this week.

Friday 7th February 2020 – Learning Trio, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

As always, many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy