P6 Info W/B Monday 16th November 2020

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Children in Need

A huge thank you to P6 for being absolutely fabulous on Friday, presenting a short assembly to the whole campus via Zoom – our first time! I am so proud of each and every pupil. Not only that, the donations that came in on Friday added up to over £325!

Space Presentations 

Last week, all children had access to a computer to work on their pupil talk/presentation.  I’ll organise dates for pupils to present their work starting next week ( W.B 23rd). If pupils are using MS PowerPoints, it’s easier if these can be saved onto a memory device to be brought into school, rather than emailing it to me. I have yet to investigate if there’s a way of uploading MS PowerPoints to Google Classroom; maybe there is?  Obviously, Google Slides work in Google Classroom.

On the subject of Google Slides, I will endeavour to create a slideshow of P6 photos in the next few days so, watch this space, as they say!

PE– Tuesday

Spelling – As normal

Numeracy – Times tables practice

That’s all for now,

Miss Brunt


P6 Info W/B 9th November 2020

Hi there,

Events this week:

Card Design Forms – These should be returned to school, order form completed and payment made by Monday 9th November. Thank you.

Remembrance Day – The school will have a special assembly on Wednesday 11th November , hosted by P7 via Zoom. Poppies are still for sale in class. Children should bring a pebble to paint if not done so already.

Children in Need Friday 13th November DRESS DOWN DAY; please bring a donation. P6 will lead this Zoom assembly. Pupils across the school will be asked to design a mask for Pudsey ( in school).

PE – is on Tuesday

Home Learning:

  • Spelling
  • Space Topic Research
  • Daily Times Table Practice

That’s all for now,

Miss Brunt



🎅CHRISTMAS CARDS – Info and Deadline🎄

I can’t believe it is this time of year, in such strange times it is great to have some excitement.  The children have been busy creating Christmas cards for our annual fundraiser and these should be coming home on 6th Nov.

You can choose the greeting inside, or leave it blank.  It does not have to be Christmas.  We have some Happy New Year cards made or Eid cards made and I like to create Thank You cards for my children to send out after Christmas.  There are many options.

If you wish to order, you must return the order form and design with payment back to school in a polly pocket or sealed envelope.  You can pay cheque, cash or ParentPay.

If you would like a blank order form for siblings etc there will be some spare at the school office.  The cards will be collected by our design company on Thurs 12th, please can you return to school, with payment, ASAP.

This is always a fun fundraiser and the children really enjoy seeing their designs in “real life items”.

Thanks for your support.


Mrs Hinton and all at Loanhead Primary

P6 Info W/B Monday 2nd November 2020

Hi all,

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, despite the strong winds!

Here is some information about what’s coming up in the next few weeks.

Space ProjectHome Learning – Pupil Talk/Presentation.

  • Children have been asked to research and produce a 5 minute presentation with a follow up activity about Space for week beginning Monday 23rd  November. Children can work solo or in pairs. No-one will be forced to deliver in front of the whole class if especially anxious about this. Children can also have time in school to work on this; it does not have to be produced on a computer. An information letter with more details  will be sent home soon.

Remembrance Day – Wednesday 11th November. P7 and Mr Nelson have asked children to bring in a plain pebble which will be painted with a poppy design and varnished in school. It is hoped that a memorial place for these pebbles will be created within the school grounds.

Please bring in a suitable (smooth) stone/pebble ASAP.

Each class will have the opportunity to buy a poppy so children should bring a donation with them.

Children in Need – P6 have been tasked with organising a little fun event for the whole school on Friday 13th November, which is Children in Need day. Details to follow!

PE – Tuesday – Children should come to school with appropriate waterproof clothing for outdoor exercise and play.

Spelling Homework– as normal

Numeracy – There will be no homework sent home whilst work on the Space presentations is ongoing. However, children have been asked to practise times tables DAILY for 5 -10 minutes. The onus is on them to do this, we cannot do it for them! Children should have brought home their own strategy card for ideas.

Reading – All children will get a new book to read in class this week.

Learning Trio Sheets – These were given out on Friday. Please read, complete the tear off slip and return to me.

Many thanks,

Miss Brunt



P6 Info W/b Tuesday 27th October 2020

Hi all,

I hope everyone managed to have peaceful and fun break.

There’s no major updates for the week ahead.

PE is on Tuesday as normal.

Learning TriosPupil feedback forms– All pupils should have had their discussion with me in the next day or two,  so I will aim to have copies of their feedback sheets sent home by Friday or at the start of next week.

Home Learning

Spelling – Complete and hand in for Friday please.

Numeracy – Children will have one multiplication table to try and learn inside out! We will discuss in class how best to do this. Children will make up their own independent learning resources. Children MUST become super quick with their recall of times tables facts as this links in to so many other areas of numeracy.

Topic – We will launch our SPACE topic this week! More details to follow soon.


That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

P6 Info W/B 12th October 2020

Hi all,

**Change to PE this week**

P6 will have PE on Monday  this week so need to dress appropriately for this. The reason for the swap, is that we are having an online workshop with a scientist on Tuesday afternoon. Children will prepare questions on Monday to ask the scientist . Sorry for the short notice, I forgot to let children know on Friday!

Spelling homework is as normal – please hand in completed work on Friday.

Maths/numeracy – Last week we were revising multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000. There’s plenty of work still to be done on this so we’ll continue on this week , progressing onto work with multiples of 10s,100s, and 100s.  ( 40x 20     50 x 70    30 x 200    80 x 700    300 x 200   and so on) The importance of children knowing their basic tables is paramount.

Wherever possible, children are encouraged to spot patterns, make connections and follow repeat processes. This takes the ‘fear factor’ out of maths in many cases!

  • I will send home a revision worksheet on Wednesday and plan to set a Sumdog challenge too.

Science – Last week, P6 had lots of fun creating chain reaction runs. There were so many important skills developed within this seemingly simple task. Children were very enthusiastic about this so we’ll have another session on Wednesday.

Topic – A new topic, to be revealed,  will be launched next term. This week, we’ll finish our art studies of leaves and water droplets.

Handwashing – Everyone is doing a great job of hand washing in class and we must not lose focus on this. Please remind your child to hand wash or sanitise entering/leaving the school building and before/after eating.

Finally, a reminder that half term begins on Friday 16th October at 12:25pm. Pupils return to school on Tuesday 27th October and will have PE on this day.


Miss Brunt

P6 Info W/B Monday 5th October 2020

Hi all,

P6 had a  productive time last week and worked very hard as always.  I hope to put a gallery of pictures of their work on Google Classroom  soon.

There’s no major updates for the week ahead, so it’s business as usual. 

 PE is on Tuesday. 

Home Learning

Spelling – Complete and hand in for Friday please.

Maths – A problem solving task will be sent home on Thursday.

That’s all for now,

Miss Brunt

P6 Info W/B 28th September 2020

Hi all,

There’s not much change to the week ahead from previous weeks. Homework is still Spelling and Maths.

Maths/Numeracy – A numeracy worksheet will be sent home on Thursday.

PE – Tuesdays


HT Award – As a school, we managed to have our first Assembly via Zoom. There was a couple of technical issues to sort out but hopefully we’ll be up and running again by next Friday. It will be nice to see other classes once more.

Congratulations to Tamar for receiving this month’s HT Award.

Science – What fun P6 had, testing and comparing materials for water absorbency! After having five minutes of being allowed to go mad squirting water with the plastic syringes outside, children quickly settled down to design their own experiments to test sample materials. These tasks generated an amazing amount of interesting discussion! Most pupils declared the sponge as the most absorbent. We will extend this topic to next week.

Art – Each week we focus on a technical skill. Recently, we have drawn scenes with vanishing points, studied shadows and last week, developed shading techniques using hatching/cross hatching.

Drama and Circle of Friends – On Mondays, P6 have a drama session and have been working on improvisation skills. Circle of Friends is part of Health and Well-being where children participate in activities exploring friendship and relationships.

Music – Although we have no music specialist teacher this term, P6 are still having a musical session on Friday mornings where they have been learning a bit about rhythm, beat , tempo, pitch and other dynamics. We have now been offered some rhythmic/percussion sessions with Daniel who normally coaches African Drumming.

That is all for now,

Miss Brunt