Digital learning update

This week most pupils should bring home their digital learning passwords for Sumdog, Glow and Education City.

In class, pupils will practise logging into these and using them to enhance learning.

Google classroom is an app within Glow Scotland where each class has a ‘google classroom’.  It works best on Google chrome and is accessible on most devices.

There are also tiles on the Glow home page for typing, maths, literacy games and activities too.

Pupils are asked to have a play about with these at home but also have passwords in school bags every day. This will be a learning curve for many and we appreciate your support, patience and cooperation at this time.


Mrs Hinton


P6 – Information: Week Beginning 16.3.20


I hope you all had a good weekend. Information for the coming week is as follows.

Schedule for the week


Football Club – Mr McGaff and I are running a P6 / P7 football club after school on Tuesdays (3:15pm-4pm), alternating weeks for girls and boys. This week it will be for the girls.

Football Festival – Unfortunately the planned football festival for P6 and P7 boys has been cancelled due to health and safety precautions in response to the corona virus (COVID-19).


Road Safety Day / Beep Beep Day – The Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO)and Mrs Sharp have planned activities for all the classes to take part in. It would be fantastic if they can wear a Hi-Vis item of clothing to school on the day. Loanhead Primary School are supporting the charity BRAKE therefore the pupils can make a donation to BRAKE if possible. All donations will be greatly received.


PE – It is reminded that all pupils require a PE kit to change into and indoor shoes.



  • Spellings – New spellings will be copied into homework jotters to be learnt, as well as completing the associated writing tasks provided. (To be completed by Friday 27.3.20.)
  • Reading – Check pupil reading diaries. All pupils have reading due this week. Groups 1 and 2 – Tuesday 17.3.20. Groups 3 and 4 – Thursday 19.3.20.
  • Maths – Interactive learning tasks will be set to be completed by Friday 27.3.20 using Education City.


Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson



Primary 6/7 Boys and Girls football

Starting this week, Mr McGaff and Mr Nelson will be leading  football coaching sessions for both the P6/7 Loanhead Primary School boys and girls teams. The sessions take place on Tuesdays after school between 15:15 and 16:00, and alternate between the boys and the girls on a bi-weekly basis. The coaching sessions are set to take place as follows:



10th March, 24th March, 21st April, 5th May.



17th March, 31st March, 28th April, 12th May.


Sessions will take place either indoors or outdoors depending on weather, so please make sure that your child is prepared with appropriate clothing on their days. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mr McGaff at


Best wishes,

Mr McGaff and Mr Nelson


P6 w.b 24.2.20


Here is a schedule for the week:

Monday – Primary 6 took part in an all day event, learning about Scotland’s young Tommy Morris, the youngest ever Open Golf champion. They learnt various life skills that everyone will be able to use in everyday life.

Tuesday – Outdoor journeys has been moved to Tuesday due to the Young Tommy Morris life skills event taking place on Monday.

Pupils taking part in outdoor learning with Mrs. Duncan, remember to bring your outdoor and waterproof clothes.

Wednesday – Good luck to all pupils taking part in the Athletics competition against schools from right across Edinburgh. I know you will all represent Loanhead Primary well, and I hope you enjoy the competition!

Skiing will be on as usual. Those taking part in the Athletics competition that normally ski, will be transported to Hillend ski centre.

For the rest of the class, remember to bring your ski clothes and water bottle.

Thursday – PE in the afternoon, so please remember to bring your kit to change into.

Friday – In the evening time, 7:30pm start,  there is Loanhead’s got Talent! Please grab your ticket fast, as they will go quick. £3.50 a ticket. I want to wish those pupils in P6 taking part, the very best of luck!



Spelling Dictation is due on Friday 28th February, so remember to practise those spellings.

Maths revision sheet will be handed out on Friday 28th February. This will be due on Friday 6th March.

Thanks for your support,

C. Nelson

P6 – Information Week Beginning 3.2.20


Information for this week is as follows:

Wednesday – Skiing at the Midlothian sports centre at Hillend. Children should bring their warm clothes and water bottles.

Thursday – Learning Trio Meetings.

Friday – Learning Trio Meetings.

If there is any uncertainty / issues with your meeting time for the Learning Trio, please contact the school office ASAP.


Spellings – Tasks and Dictation is due on Friday 7th February.

Reading – Check diaries for reading set during the week for homework.

Numeracy – There is a money word problem worksheet that was given to pupils last week. It is due Friday 7th February. This will be marked and discussed in class.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

P6 – Week Beginning 27.1.20 – Information


The information for this week is as follows.


Wednesday – Skiing

Primary 6 will be skiing at Hillend ski centre. Remember to bring your warm ski clothing to change into and a water bottle. Last week was a lot of fun and the children all seemed to enjoy it. I was very impressed with the skiing skills that I saw!

Thursday – Junk Modelling

This Thursday, Primary 6 are joining their Primary 1 buddies to take part in a STEM challenge. P6 and P1 have designed their own baskets to carry apples by zip wire from class to class across the atrium. They have given careful thought about the strength, durability and weight of their materials. If you have any junk and packaging at home that you would be willing to donate to us to help us build our designs, Miss Ramsey and I would very much appreciate these donations.

PE – P6 have their PE lesson on a Thursday afternoon, so it is a reminder that all children will need their kit to change into each week.

Friday – Spelling dictation and revision of Numeracy homework.


Other News / Events

Times tables practice

I recommend continuing with some practice of times tables at home. The children all have their log in details for Sumdog and they can also access the website topmarks, which has fun games for practice.

Learning Trio Meetings – Term 2

All children in P6 have received a note with the time and date for the Learning Trio meetings for Term 2. These have been set for Thursday 6th February and Friday 7th February.

Athletics Competition

I want to congratulate the children who were involved in the Athletics competition last Tuesday, as they came in first place! This is a remarkable achievement, and all the children that took part were given a round of applause and much deserved recognition in assembly. Loanhead P.S were competing against schools from all of Midlothian, so very well done!

Burn’s Poem Recital Assembly

It was a fantastic assembly last Friday listening to all the wonderful poems being read and sang aloud. The children put in a lot of effort and it showed in their recitals. I want to thank the children in P6 for reciting their poems in class, which I really enjoyed! As well as the children who performed in Friday’s assembly. It was wonderful to see! Congratulations to the two winners from our class!


Mr. Nelson



P6 Information – Week Beg: 13.1.20


Information for this week:

Tuesday 14th

A select number of P6 pupils are attending an Indoor Athletics Competition. They will have early lunch and be back by the end of school as normal.

Reminder that any consent forms and payment must be received by the office before the pupils can attend.



  • Poetry Recitals – As part of Scottish Week, all pupils were given a choice of three poems to take home, read and recite. These are, ‘Red Red Rose’ by Robert Burns, ‘A Dug, A Dug’ by Bill Keys and ‘That’s the Game’ by Jill Bennet. A paper copy of the chosen poem for each pupil was provided last Wednesday. Props and dramatic presentation are all welcome for the recitals!

The deadline was originally set for Wednesday 22nd January. However due to time constraints. I kindly ask if you could try to have these prepared for Monday 20th January instead. This would be greatly appreciated.

  • Spellings have been set for Friday 17th January. These are copied into the red homework jotters on Tuesday. There are two tasks to do for the spelling words this week.
  1. Make a mnemonic poem out of two of your spelling words. (Make sure it makes sense!) For example,






  1. Find the meaning of 3 words in your spellings list. Use a dictionary to help you.


  • Maths/Numeracy – A revision sheet for additional practice will be sent home on Friday to be completed for the following week on Friday 24th January.


Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

P6 – Week Beg: 6.1.20 – Information


Happy New Year! I hope that you all had an enjoyable time over the holiday. Thank you for all the lovely gifts I received, they were very much appreciated.

Upcoming Events in January

  • Scottish Week – In school this week we are celebrating Scottish Week, including all things Scottish! This will lead up to a poetry recital. Pupils will be asked to read, learn and recite a Scots poem; either by Robert Burns or a contemporary Scottish poet. Two pupils will be chosen to recite their poem at a special assembly on Friday 24th January.
  • Skiing – The pupils in P6 are attending Hillend Ski centre, starting on Wednesday 22nd January. For those pupils wishing to still attend, please return the consent forms provided at the end of last term along with payment ASAP.
  • Indoor Athletics Competition – Some pupils in P6 have been selected to compete in Athletics on Tuesday 14th January. It is reminded that the consent forms and payment must be returned to school in order to attend.


Spellings have been set for Friday 10th January. These are in the red homework jotters.

On Wednesday, a choice of Scottish poem will be sent home to learn and then recite in class. Props and acting as part of the recital are welcomed!

This task is due to be completed by Wednesday 22nd January.


Thanks for your support,

Mr Nelson