P1 Week Beginning 7.11.22

Reminders

Learning trio sheet will be given out on Friday 11th November. This is the sheet which includes your child’s strengths, areas for improvements and targets to work on for their next learning trio (February).

We had such a lovely time at the Loanhead Library on Friday, thank you so much to the wonderful ladies for taking the time to read us a story!

This week, the P7 pupils will be selling poppies prior to their Remembrance assembly on Friday.

Monday 7th November – Flu nasal sprays in school.

Tuesday 8th November – Our buddies will be introducing the children to their Bookbug bags which they will bring home with them on this same day.

Friday 11th November – We are having our first Primary 1 ‘Stay and Play’. Parents/Carers are invited to stay for a little bit of the morning to come and experience some of our play-based learning. I do ask that only one parent/carer attends per child, if possible, as we have limited space in our class/atrium. Please come to the P1 classroom door for 9am and we will finish around 9:40/45am.

Homework

Reading: Pages to be read will be written in your child’s green reading record, please sign to evidence reading has been completed. A gentle reminder, that it is really important your child learns their orange key words, as once they can do this, they will begin to read books with words. 

Sounds: This week we are learning the sounds ie, ee, or and the children will be bringing home the sound worksheet to practise their letter formation that same day the sound has been taught. Monday – ie, Tuesday – ee and Wednesday – or. 

We have a big focus on blending/segmenting CVC this term, so it is really important you continue to practise the sounds we have learned with your child. If you are unsure of how to pronounce the sounds, then all of them can be found on this website: https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/learn-the-letter-sounds/

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school EVERYDAY, as we will be doing reading everyday. They will be kept in school on a Friday, in order to have new homework ready for the following Monday.

P.E will be on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch. 

I am looking forward to see you on Friday!

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P1 Week Beginning 31.10.22

Reminders

It was so lovely to see you all at your child’s learning trio last week and their learning trio sheet will be given out on Friday 11th November. This is the sheet which includes your child’s strengths, areas for improvements and targets to work on for their next learning trio (February).

Please ensure children only bring water in their water bottles to drink during the day. We have had lots of spillages and juice leaves a sticky, smelly mess!

Friday 4th November – We are going to visit the Loanhead Library for a story.

Monday 7th November – Flu nasal sprays in school.

Friday 11th November – We are having our first Primary 1 ‘Stay and Play’. Parents/Carers are invited to stay for a little bit of the morning to come and experience some of our play-based learning. I do ask that only one parent/carer attends per child, if possible, as we have limited space in our class/atrium. Please come to the P1 classroom door for 9am and we will finish around 9:40/45am.

Homework

Reading: Pages to be read will be written in your child’s green reading record, please sign to evidence reading has been completed. A gentle reminder, that it is really important your child learns their orange key words, as once they can do this, they will begin to read books with words. 

Sounds: This week we are learning the sounds ai, j, oa and the children will be bringing home the sound worksheet to practise their letter formation that same day the sound has been taught. Monday – ai, Tuesday – j and Wednesday – oa. 

We have a big focus on blending/segmenting CVC this term, so it is really important you continue to practise the sounds we have learned with your child.

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school EVERYDAY, as we will be doing reading everyday. They will be kept in school on a Friday, in order to have new homework ready for the following Monday.

P.E will be on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch. 

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

 

HARVEST COLLECTION and OCTOBER CHARITY NEWS 14.10.22

The first week back after October break is a busy one for our charity work.  Please see below (and previous posts/Newsletter).
HARVEST COLLECTION
Loanhead Primary will be gratefully receiving donations for Womens Aid for our Harvest collection. They are a wonderful charity who are always truly grateful for everything we can give. This year we are looking for donations of the following items:
  • Dried/Canned/Non-perishable food (pasta, tinned vegetables etc)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Shower gel/soap/shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
Please can all donations be brought to school by Friday 28th October.
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26TH OF OCTOBER – SHOEBOX APPEAL DONATIONS TO BE IN
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27TH OCT – PYJAMA DAY WITH SMALL CASH DONATIONS FOR OUR RWANDAN CHILD SPONSORSHIP.
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🩹 Blythwood Care SHOEBOX APPEAL 2022

This year Loanhead Primary school are excited to, once again, work with Loanhead Parish Church to support the Blytheswood care Shoebox Appeal.

Shoeboxes can be filled for boys, girls, teenagers, men and women of all ages. The essential items include underwear, socks and tights, hat, scarf, gloves, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, sweeties (not chocolate) and a wee toy for a child. The essential items must be new. Other items are then included – stationery, toiletries, make-up, sewing stuff, kitchen utensils etc.

If you can donate an empty shoebox, just  a couple of items or even a pre filled box this would really help make a difference this winter.

Donations should come in to school by 26th of October.  If possible can Shoebox lids and bases be individually wrapped, elastic band around it and with a checklist inside? This is so they can be checked.

Go to https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/ for more information or to download a checklist. Checklists are also on the letter home and can be obtained from the Office.

 

P1 Week Beginning 10.10.22

Reminders

Children will bring home their Learning Trio appointments this week. If your appointment is unsuitable, please contact the school office.  

Please note that Monday 24th October is a holiday, Tuesday 25th is an inservice for staff and children will return to school at 8:50am on Wednesday 26th October. We finish for the holidays on Friday 14th October at 12:25pm. 

This week we will welcome a student, Mrs Dickson, into our class. She will be with us for 2 days a week until May.

Friday 4th November – We are going to visit the Loanhead Library for a story and are looking for two parent helpers to join us. We will be leaving the school at 10am, if you are able to help, please email me. Thank you.

Friday 11th November – We are having our first Primary 1 ‘Stay and Play’. Parents/Carers are invited to stay for a little bit of the morning to come and experience some of our play-based learning. I do ask that only one parent/carer attends per child, if possible, as we have limited space in our class/atrium. Please come to the P1 classroom door for 9am and we will finish around 9:40/45am.

Homework

Reading: Pages to be read will be written in your child’s green reading record, please sign to evidence reading has been completed.

Sounds: This week we are learning the sounds l, f, b and the children will be bringing home the sound worksheet to practise their letter formation that same day the sound has been taught. Monday – l, Tuesday – f and Wednesday – b.

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school EVERYDAY, as we will be doing reading everyday. They will be kept in school on a Friday, in order to have new homework ready for the following Monday.

P.E will be on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch. Children will bring home their P.E. kits on Thursday to be washed and returned after the holidays.

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P1 Week Beginning 3.10.22

Hello,

This week is ‘Bike to School Week’ and the children are encouraged to cycle/scoot to school this week. On Friday, they can ‘bling’ their bike or scooter, if they would like to, and it will be judged by the JRSO’s!

Last week, all pupils took home the Learning Trio letters. Please fill out the attached slip and return it to school by Tuesday 4th October. 

A gentle reminder, that children should not be bringing toys in from home and if they do, they should remain in their school bags until home time. Thank you.

Homework

Reading: Please remember to practise your child’s ORT key words, as they cannot start reading books with words until they are able to read their key words. Pages to be read will be written in your child’s green reading record, please sign to evidence reading has been completed.

Sounds: This week we are learning the sounds g, o, u and the children will be bringing home the sound worksheet to practise their letter formation that same day the sound has been taught. Monday – g, Tuesday – o and Wednesday – u.

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school EVERYDAY, as we will be doing reading everyday. They will be kept in school on a Friday, in order to have new homework ready for the following Monday.

P.E will be on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch. Children should bring a P.E kit to school to change into for P.E.

Please label all items of clothing to help prevent anything going missing. 

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend,

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education

P1 Week Beginning 26.9.22

Hi all,

**The school photographer will be in school on Thursday for school photos!**

It is Maths Week Scotland, so we will be investigating patterns and discussing different ways we use maths in real life.

Homework

Reading: Please remember to practise your child’s ORT key words, as they cannot start reading books with words until they are able to read their key words. Pages to be read will be written in your child’s green reading record, please sign to evidence reading has been completed.

Sounds: We have just finished our next block of sounds so will be consolidating them this week. The children will bring home the next 6 sound flashcards (c/k, e, r, h, m, d), which need to be cut up and added to their box. These have to be used to help your child make and read CVC words, as this will be our focus in school this week.

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school EVERYDAY, as we will be doing reading everyday. They will be kept in school on a Friday, in order to have new homework ready for the following Monday.

P.E will be on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch.Children should bring a P.E kit to school to change into for P.E.

Please label all items of clothing to help prevent anything going missing. 

Thank you,

Miss Lauren Waller

L.Waller@midlothian.education