✏️ P2 News/Info 6.3.23 🎕

Week Beg 6.3.23

Our spelling pattern is (a_e)

✏️ Spelling words are: ran, hat, scar, came, grape, name, cake, only, old, pavement

Please write the words out twice in pencil and a third time in a coloured pencil/gel pen backwards. IN JOTTERS, Pupils have been shown an example of what to do.

📚 Reading: New books will be given out This week, please follow the same pattern as always, remembering to discuss and ask questions about the text.  In class we have been having a focus on comprehension and words within our books.

🧮Numeracy: We are going to be looking at some division, the outcomes for the next wee while are:

I can partition a collection of up to 30 objects:

– Sharing equally between groups, and determining the number of objects in each share

– Sharing into equal-sized groups, and determining the number of groups they can make.

 💻 Digital – We are not yet sending Chromebooks home but we do have a Google Classroom which we use in class.  The midlothian.education username and passwords which were used last year will continue to be their login details.  If you wish to use a different device from home to explore our Google Classroom at home, feel free to do so 🙂



Thanks 🙂

Primary 2 – 27.2.23

Week beginning 27.2.23

Reading Homework – As always, there is a new book this week but I will give it out on Thursday but you will have until Monday to hand it in and read each night.  As the books become tricky, it is so important for learners to read every night to build confidence, fluency and vocabulary.

Numeracy – There will be a numeracy sheet handed out on Thurs which will be due on Monday. (Homework will go back to Monday for Fri next week)   This is either on subtraction in 20 (solving the missing number e.g. 12-? = 5 and using a numberline to help) or addition and subtraction in 40 – children can either time themselves to answer them or agree 10/15 mins to be times and see how many they can answer.  The strategy we use is to work with the ones fist then the tens e.g. 34 – 12 would be broken into 4-2 and 3-1 to get 22.

Tues- Wed Schools are closed as it is a Teacher strike

Thursday – Book day but no dressing up.  Instead build a diorama or a character from a potato/lego etc.


SPRING FLING – Please remember to pop the payment for tickets in an envelope and hand in to teacher or office.

P2 News and Info 23.1.22

Week Beginning: 23.1.22

Please note that the school is closed on Thursday

Reading Homework as usual every night.

SCOTS POEMS – To be learned for Tuesday where our buddies will be assessing them.  On Wednesday we will be sharing them with the class to choose our winner. p2 poems

High Frequency Words – continue to learn these at home.  Most children can confidently read them now but are not transferring this knowledge into their writing.

Nurture take home task on Safety – detailed email was sent out on Friday, exemplar templates have been sent home if you wish to use them.

Parent consultation letters to be returned for Wednesday.

As part of our Nurture plans in P2, the class have asked to update our safe space and have asked for plants, fairy lights, cushions, a canopy, a fibre optic lamp J a fluffy rug – if you have any of these that you would like to donate we would be so grateful.

They have also said they feel unsafe in the bathrooms and would like music or a radio played.  If anyone has a battery operated DAB radio that we could have then we would love to try it and see if it helps us.

P2 news and info 16.1.23

Week Beginning: 16.1.23

Reading:  All groups have a new book.  Reading should be done daily so that children learn the words and sounds throughout the week.

High Frequency Words – work was given out last week and should be continued (For now, this is instead of spelling homework)

Scots Poems – we have a choice of 2 J.K. Annand poems – The Doctor and Mince and Tatties.  Children should learn one of these for next Tuesday where they will all recite their poem to their buddies.  Mrs Caldwell would like children to be encouraged to recite them in front of the whole class, those who do will be considered for the poetry competition.

Numeracy – We are looking at knowing adding and subtraction in 20 and how to solve these.  Doubles to 20 without counting

We are also looking at adding 10s and 1s in our heads so we can add 2 digit numbers e.g. 12 add 24 strategy mentally would be 10 + 20 = 30, 2 add 4 = 6 so the answer is 30+6 = 36. We are currently using concrete materials to represent these but the end goal is to be able to work these out mentally.

Scottish week – we are looking at Katie Morag stories and features of Scotland’s landscape etc.

Nurture Focus fortnight on Nurture principle 2 – The classroom provides a safe base. In class task this week and a home learning task will be given out next week.




🎵 House sing off – MONDAY! 🎄

All pupils in Loanhead will be taking part in their House Sing Off on Monday.  Lots of House Points are at stake.

  • Edgelaw are singing – Merry Christmas Everybody
  • Dryden – I wish it could be Christmas everyday
  • Gladhouse – I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Bring in Christmas jumpers, props, Santa Hats, antlers etc to make it as fun as possible 🙂


🎄 P7 have parties on Wednesday 14th of December

🎄Nursery, P1 and P2 will have parties on Friday 16th December

🎄P3,4,5,6 have parties on Monday 19th December.

Cost is £1 – please give to class teacher.

Children may come to school in appropriate party clothes or bring something to change into.  Please remember sensible shoes and outdoor clothing even on party days.

This information was also in a newsletter and email to parents.


⭐ Christmas fair total 🎄

Thank you to our brilliant House Captains who helped organise the Christmas Fair on Friday. To everyone in P7 and other classes who organised  stalls, I think everyone would agree you did a marvellous job. To the Teachers, Learning Assistants and parents who volunteered before, during and after the event, thank you for giving your time and effort .

To all the families who supported us by coming along and having fun, thank you, you have all helped to make a difference. I am delighted to tell you that we made £1812.79

Thank you once again

Mrs Caldwell