P7 Info W/B 17.1.22

Hi all,

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

🥪Lunches-  P7  should bring a packed lunch from home to eat.

📚Reading – We have finished Goodnight Mr Tom and will start to read extracts from The Diary of Anne Frank. This is part of our WW2 studies and will also incorporate a block of learning about Judaism.

👨 We extend a warm welcome to  Mr Forbes , a student teacher, who will start his placement with us on Tuesday; two days a week for a 5 week block followed by a five week placement.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy – There will be a general revision sheet sent home on Wed. This week in class, we will look at scale and ratio.

💻Chromebook consent form – Thank you to everyone who has filled this out already. If you haven’t, please look on the All Classes page on this website to find the online link. Pupils will not be issued with a Chromebook until this form has been completed.

My new email address :



That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

Device allocation for P1-P7 UPDATE

Thank you to the families who have already filled out the forms as part of the exciting Midlothian Council scheme to allocate each child  with a learning device. So far, 65% of pupils are enrolled to be allocated devices when the time comes.

Please see below for more information.  There is a form to fill out which takes around 5 minutes.  If possible, please enter the midlothian.education username and password for your child (they know this as they use it to log in to chromebooks at school).  The form can be done without this but it does make the process quicker if you use it.  Every child has been given this!

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).


There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Equipped for Learning site, as well as useful contacts should you wish to discuss the scheme further.

We are excited to continue to develop successful learners and positive digital citizens at Loanhead Primary.


Mrs H


As part of Midlothian Council’s Equipped for Learning programme, a digital device for learning is being provided to every child of school age. This is to ensure that all young people have access to the technology they need for learning, both at school and at home.

For further information on the programme, and to fill out the parental agreement form please see the links below.  The devices will not be allocated for full use until the agreements are filled out.  This is an online form.

Equipped for Learning Information



Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).


P6 Week Beginning 10.1.22


I hope you all had a wonderful and peaceful festive break, it was so lovely to see all the children today. I feel like it has been forever since I last saw them all, and I loved hearing all about their Christmas news.

P.E. has now changed to Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, please can your child come to school dressed for P.E on these days.

We begin our skiing lessons next week (Wednesday 19th January) and I know the children are very excited for them. Please remember as it is cold the children will need:

  • Warm trousers or loose fitting jogging bottoms (no thin leggings)
  • Warm jumper and a waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof outerwear is advised 
  • Ski or good hard wearing warm gloves
  • Warm/thick long socks

Please ensure that your child is on time for school as the bus leaves promptly on Wednesday morning! It is also advised that hair is worn in low pony tails and no hair products are used on skiing days. (e.g. hairspray and hair gel)

Due to a slight tightening of Covid restrictions within school, children in P6 can no longer buy a school dinner. Therefore, pupils should bring their own packed lunch from home once more. Children will eat this in the classroom.

Homework will begin next week and will follow the same routine as it did prior to the holidays. The children will have reading, spelling and a numeracy/other activity each week. This will be given out on a Monday and has to be returned on Friday.

Over the next three weeks, we have a whole school Scottish focus. Over these weeks we will be learning all about Scotland, including famous Scots and Scots’ language. At the end of the month we will have our Scottish poetry recital too. This week the children will have the chance to pick from three different Scottish poems and they will bring this home to learn. At the end of the next week, the children will have time to recite their poem to the class. This will be a great opportunity for them to showcase their passion and enthusiasm!

Mandarin will continue on Wednesday afternoons with Miss Sun.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need anything.

Miss Lauren Waller





Primary 2 Update 11.1.22

Hello and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a lovely break and is looking forward to the new term. This week there will be no homework and we will practise reading and spelling in class.

Please could the children’s bags come in with them on Monday 17th January. Reading, maths and spelling homework will begin next week as usual.

Thanks for all your support,

Mrs Lynch

P7 Info W/B Tuesday 11th January 2022


Welcome back! I hope everyone had a healthy and relaxing break.

Information update:

  • PE days are now Tuesday and Thursday for P7. Children should come dressed for PE indoors or outdoors.
  • Packed lunches – due to a slight tightening of Covid restrictions within school, children in P7 can no longer buy a school dinner. Therefore, pupils should bring their own packed lunch from home once more. Children will eat this in the classroom.
  • Clothing – Please come to school dressed in layers than can be taken off/put on easily in class. In our efforts to keep rooms well ventilated, we will continue to have windows and doors open as much as possible.  All classes have a CO2 monitor too.
  • A letter about current Covid procedures should have been received.
  • Next week, I will post more information about P7s curriculum this term and news about Chromebooks that each pupil will receive soon.

That’s all for now,

Miss S Brunt


P5 Week Beginning 10/01/2022

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you have all had a good break and managed to enjoy some celebrations whilst avoiding the dreaded Covid.  Hopefully you have all manged to stay healthy and I look forward to starting the year healthily and welcoming all the class back tomorrow.

Not much to report this week:

P.E. Days have changed – P5 will now have P.E. on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. These days children should come to school dressed for P.E. with layers in case it is outside.

We will start new reading books this week but spelling homework will resume next week.

Please ensure your child is dressed for the cold weather for break and lunchtimes. Extra layers are welcome in school as we will continue to have windows and doors open at times.

P5 will be having free school lunches from this term. Due to recent Covid changes we will not be eating in the dining room because we need to stay within our class group indoors. A letter will be issued regarding lunches.

As always please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming                                                                       l.cumming@midlothian.education