The first week back after October break is a busy one for our charity work.  Please see below (and previous posts/Newsletter).
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.

🩹 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.


P5 Class Information 23/05/22

As a school we have discussed where we would put information relating to the class. It has been decided that all weekly updates about the class will be on Google Classroom. Please ask your child to see this. I will remind them to show you.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming

P5 Week Beginning 16/05/22

This week in P5 (16/05/22)

Some of you may have seen or heard about a MISS MACHETTO – she is a student teacher and will be with us until the end of term.


I just wanted to let you all know how well the class did at camp. Everyone took part in everything, they had a real ‘HAVE-A-GO’ attitude. It was lovely to see the children in a different environment facing different challenges.
I could not have been prouder of the class…their behaviour and manners were super!
As part of WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK on TUESDAY we are having HAPPY SHOESDAY  – can children please wear a pair of shoes that make them happy! These should not be high heels, heelies, shoes with studs on the bottom or roller skates. Please make sure they are suitable to wear at school. If they want to wear slippers they need to bring a pair of outdoor shoes.
On Friday at 10.00am the whole school are doing a walk along the safe route and back to school. P5, 6 and 7 will walk with their buddies
FRIDAY: It is French Friday this week at school. We are asking children to wear the colours of the French flag if they would like to (red, white and blue). A couple of the classes are leading a French assembly for us. Please avoid fancy dress costumes in these colours as they may not be suitable to do the school walk in.
Also on Friday at 10.00am the whole school are doing a walk along the safe route and back to school. P5, 6 and 7 will walk with their buddies.
Pupil Talks – Some children will be doing their pupil talk this week and some next week. Your child has been told when their talk is. 
Spelling – Please see spelling jotter. Children can complete it in their jotter or on Google Classroom. If they complete it in their jotter could they try and take a photo and upload it to Google Classroom. This helps to build their IT skills.
Numeracy – please continue with times tables and complete the fraction sheet (to be handed in on Friday 20th)
Reading – please see reading books.
CHROMEBOOKS – The class will not need their chrome books in school on Wednesday or Friday this week.
Kind regards,
Lisa Cumming   l.cumming@midlothian.education

P5 Week Beginning 4/4/22

Dear Parents and Carers,

I can’t believe we are already at the last week of term. The children have really enjoyed their outdoor learning over the last two weeks and we were very lucky with the weather.

CAMP LETTERS – Important! Permission forms are coming home today. Please check school bags, they must be returned to school by Friday 8th April. 

UKRAINE APPEAL This week (until 6.4.22) we are collecting teddies and cuddly toys in good condition, these will go to the ‘Teddy Bear Trust’ who will distribute these to Ukrainian children.

This week homework is only reading and continuing to learn their times tables.

Monday- Mandarin has moved from Wednesday to Monday just for this week. P.E as usual.

Wednesday P.E. as usual

Thursday – Golf Trip in the morning (postponed from last week). Please can children arrive 5 minutes early.

Easter activity with Mr Duffin in the afternoon.

Carrot hunt in the afternoon.

Friday Easter Assembly with Mr Duffin.  Easter Fair in MUGA 12.25 – 2.00pm

School Clothing Can you please ensure that these are appropriate. Crop tops are not suitable for school. Leotards are also not ideal for wearing all day. Football tops are not allowed. Thank you for your support with this.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter break and look forward to seeing you all on April 25th.

Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming l.cumming@midlothian.education

P5 Week Beginning 28/03/22

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week’s outdoor learning session on Monday was enjoyed by everyone immensely, it helped that we had such beautiful weather. We have our final outdoor learning session on Monday – hopefully the rain stays off.

Golf at Beeslack

Thursday we are off to Beeslack High School for the morning for the Ryder Cup Golf session. If possible please can all children be at school by 8.45am as the bus is booked for 8.50am.

Spelling and Reading 

Please see reading books and jotters for this weeks homework.


It’s great to see that everyone is remembering to bring them daily. Please encourage your child to remember to charge them at home.

Please send in indoor shoes if you can and haven’t already done so…it really helps the carpets. Thank you to those who have sent them in.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming                                                       l.cumming@midlothian.education

P5 Week Beginning 14/03/22

Dear Parents and Carers.

Thank you all for your contributions for the Ukraine collection. We will know the final amount later this week but on Friday at assembly it was just over £5oo – a wonderful amount to raise!

Last week we enjoyed learning about the skeleton, the brain and the lungs. This was delivered live from the Glasgow Science Centre. The children were all practising their new skill of ‘sketchnoting’ whilst watching these live sessions. Sketchnoting is a method of drawing and writing to take notes to help with learning.

Homework: Reading and spelling please see reading books and homework jotter. Also please continue to work on times tables with your child.

Now that Chromebooks are coming home can I please ask you to remind your child to charge it when necessary and to ensure that they are brought to school every day. All children have been given guidance about transporting their Chromebooks.

Bike Workshop

On Friday 18th March (12.00pm – 2.00pm)   all children can bring their bikes to school and have them checked over for safety and possibly some minor repairs undertaken.


On Monday 21st and Monday 28th March P5 will be doing outdoor learning led by Miss Simpson. a letter has been sent home today about this. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately and has wellington boots on. Also please send a change of clothes.

As always, if you have any questions then please get in touch.

Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming                                                     l.cumming@midlothian.education