P5 Week beginning 11th October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week:

Reading – please see reading book for homework.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter for the pattern or sound they are learning.

P.E. is as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

On Monday, as part of the Midlothian Science Festival, we are taking part in a live session about Edinburgh Zoo.

Wednesday and Thursday is Class photo day. Please make sure your child is in school uniform. If it is a P.E. day then please can you send a school sweatshirt / jumper to be worn for the photo.

Wednesday we have Mandarin as normal.

Children have been given a shield to decorate in their house colours, if they are taking part in this competition it must be returned by Friday.

Christmas Cards and money are due back on Friday 15th October.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming


P6 Week Beginning 11.10.21

Hi all, 

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only. 

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be a revision of basic number patterns. 

For our Harvest collection, we will be collecting donations of non-perishable items and toiletries for Women’s Aid. Any donations will be gratefully received and should be brought in by Friday.

Whole class photos will be taken on either Wednesday or Thursday, please ensure your child comes with a school sweatshirt on these days. 

The weather is getting colder and wetter, so please make sure your child comes to school with suitable shoes and a coat for this weather. In addition, the classroom windows still need to be open for ventilation, so children may wish to bring in an extra jumper/hoody to keep warm. 

We will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 11:30am.

Holiday Reminder: School closes on Friday  15th October at 12:25pm and children will return to school on Tuesday 26th October. 

I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable October holiday, when it comes! 

Miss Lauren Waller


P7 Info W/B 11th October

Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – Group 1 have their next session on Monday 11th October.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

📷  P7 CLASS PHOTO – Wednesday 13th

🌾 HARVEST COLLECTION – P1 are collecting non perishable items to donate to Women’s Aid – if you are able to donate anything at all, please send these items in ASAP – thank you SO much!

👐PEER MEDIATION TRAINING – P7 will be trained to be peer mediators during sessions run by Tara Larkin, every Tuesday. Once trained, children can volunteer to take turns to be peer mediators in the playground – this means they can help to sort out any disputes between younger pupils.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

🧮 Maths – Sumdog maths challenge – Starts Monday

📚Reading – Can every child please have a personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

Recent News

IT –  Midlothian Council are in the process of migrating our IT systems to Google. In a few months time, we hope that each pupil will get their own device to use ( Chromebook). Children now have an ‘@midlothian.education‘ email address and new log-in details.

We have also successfully migrated into our new Google Classroom and very soon, I’d like to share some photo albums of recent events with you there.

My new email address :


⛱️HOLIDAY REMINDER – School closes for the October break on Friday 15th at 12:25pm. Pupils resume on Tuesday 26th October and that first week back will be a whole school Health Week ( focus on food/ healthy lifestyles).

That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P2 Homework 5/10/21


I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

This week we are looking at the sound ‘qu’ and the spelling words are:

on     but     plum     quick     quiz

queen     squid     to     do     squirrel

Please could reading books and yellow reading records come into school Monday-Thursdays as we do reading daily in class. Please could children come with a waterproof jacket every day now that the weather is turning colder and wetter.

Many thanks,

Mrs Lynch

Harvest Collection

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Next week we are beginning to collect donations for our Harvest collection. All donations will be for Women’s Aid, based here in Loanhead. Below is a list of examples of items which could be donated, please note they are only accepting non-perishable items and toiletries. Please can all donations be brought to school by Friday 15th October.

  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash 
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste 
  • Sanitary products 
  • Tins of soup, sauces etc. 
  • Packaged and long-life items (for example, pasta)

Thank you.

P5 Week Beginning 4/10/21

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week:

Reading – please see reading book for homework.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter for the pattern or sound they are learning.

P.E. is as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

On Tuesday we are taking part in an online STEM event which will hopefully be really interesting for the children.

Wednesday we have Mandarin as normal.

This week we will be working on our Christmas cards that we do every year, the children will bring the form home this week for you to decide if you want to order them.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming


primary 1 News and Information 4/10/21

This week your child will come home with a reading book on Monday.  These books will vary in length and words.  Please do not worry.  We run homework from Monday-Friday.

We are also consolidating addition in 10 so there is a numeracy sheet for this week as well.

Suggested home learning:

Monday: First half of the book – reading the pictures to tell an extended story.  Asking some questions to check understanding on each page.  Go over key words

Tuesday: Second half of book and Key words

Wednesday – Key words and number sheet

Thursday  – Whole book and a game of dominos or some mental maths (5 minutes)

(We are moving onto stage 2 key words)

Please return SeeSaw permission slips so I can get the log in details out this week.

It is really helpful for pupils to have book bags.  Key words and books should go home every night and be in school each day Monday-fri

Currently I am trying to post info on the website (loanhead.mgfl.net under P1) please check there for info about what we are up to J



Mrs H