P3 Homework week beginning 1.11.21

Hi everyone,


Parents evening is this week on Wednesday and Friday. All appointment slips have been handed out today. I have tried to accommodate any requests where possible. If you find your parents night appointment isn’t suitable you can either contact the school office or contact me directly and we can try to facilitate an another meeting on a different day. Please also remember these are learning trios. The child must be present and should be accompanied by one adult only. I would recommend turning up as close to your appointment time as possible as families are being asked to wait for their appointment in the playground. We are having a bit of a cold snap so I don’t want anyone to freeze! I look forward to seeing everyone on this week.

On a similar note, can you please ensure all children come to school prepared for the weather. Warm coats and waterproof shoes are an essential right now.

Flu vaccinations were on Monday. All children who had one came home with a slip detailing what they had. If your child didn’t receive a vaccine you can also arrange this through your GP.



Spelling Words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences.


I have stuck a numeracy/maths grid the the back of your child’s homework jotter. The expectation is that only one brick (activity)  be completed per week. Can you colour the brick after your child has completed the activity AND is confident in doing so independently.


Apologies, I realise that today only the Kelpies and Dragons have brought home books. All children will bring home books on Tuesday and any missed reading from Monday reading will be covered in school.


Cool Clive

Tuesday -Chapter  Two

Wednesday- Chapter Three

Thursday– Chapter Four


Ask the children to reread all the notices on pages 14, 25 and 31, and to notice the jokes.
Encourage them to work with a partner to make up some more notices with similar jokes.


Captain Comet and The Dog Star

Tuesday -Chapter 2 & 3

Wednesday – Chapter 4

Thursday- Chapter 5


Encourage the children to use an art software programme to design a flag for the Stardust
Space Station.


Survival Adventure

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32


The Lost Key

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32


Red Planet

Tuesday– p8 –16

Wednesday- p17 – 24

Thursday- p24 – 32


Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay


P5 Week Beginning 1/11/21

Dear Parents and Carers,

Children who were signed up for Flu vaccination were given this today.

This week:

Reading – please see reading book for homework.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter for the pattern or sound they are learning. I have changed some of the spelling, there is still a requirement for children to do sentences and to learn their spelling pattern. As there are more words in the list I have suggested they focus on the words that they are not so sure about.

P.E. is as usual on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday we have Mandarin as normal.

As COP26 is currently on in Glasgow we will be doing some activities around this to help the children understand climate change and the impact it is having on our planet.

I have signed our class up to do a few online workshops over the next few weeks, these will, I hope be interesting and informative for the children. This week we are doing the following:

Tuesday: Threats to Nature (from the World Wildlife Fund)

Friday: ‘School of Fish’ which is an art session using recycling but also learning about the ocean.

Please send in any tetra pak cartons you have, we are still collecting them for the session on Friday.

Parent consultations are on Wednesday and Friday this week. Appointment times went home today, if the time does not suit you please contact the school office.

If you have requested a telephone appointment these will take place the following week.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming



✨P1 News and information 1/11/21 🍁

This week on Monday we have the flu nasal vaccine.

✨In the topic of world religions we will be learning about Diwali which is Thursday.

We will also be focussing on firework safety and our buddies are doing and assembly about it for us on Friday. 🎆

🧮Numeracy: We are looking at adding within 10 using various strategies.  We are also learning to recognise a number as its numeral, name and amount of dots on a ten frame.

✏️Phonics: Our sound this week is “e” like elephant.  We now know s,a,t,i,p,n,c,k,e and are learning to make CVC words with these (consonant, vowel, consonant e.g. Pen) Practising this at home would be beneficial.

Home learning:  Not many people accessed the seesaw activity, this can be found on the seesaw class app.  The seesaw family app is the learning journal.  Reading books will go home on Tuesday.  I have assessed children’s key words for stage 1 and 2 and these will also go home to practise.

📗I know children are keen to learn, it is amazing that they are keen to read but please do not purchase the ORT books we read in school as the children memorise these by picture and are not progressing through the scheme by learning key words etc.  I have assessed key words and I am sending home new stage 1 and 2 flashcards and a copy of the assessments so you know which to work on with your child.  The flashcards etc do not need to come into school each day.

Learning trios/ Parent consultations are Wednesday and Friday, unless otherwise arranged.  Please contact me if you cannot make your time and we can arrange for another day.  Your child is expected to attend with ONE ADULT ONLY.  This is due to COVID restrictions.

P7 Info w/b Monday 1st November


Hi all,

🎽 PE  – Monday and Wednesday – please come to school dressed for PE outdoors. Remember to bring a water bottle for hydration. 

Bud Bus – Visits Loanhead P7 on Monday 1st November. Children get to learn all about the annual poppy appeal and its history.

🚴‍♀️ Bikeability – Group 1 have their final session on Monday 1st November.  These are: LC , CR, LBar, SW, EvT, AR, IG, JM and CG.

Parents Eve/Afternoon: Children will bring an appointment slip home on Monday 1st Nov. If this appointment is unsuitable, then please get in touch with the school office. Please remember that if you wish to change your appointment to a phone call, this will be on a different day, and not Wednesday or Friday. Please note, if you are attending a face to face appointment, that it should only be yourself and your child at the appointment. We will be using the classroom door as our entrance/exit, keeping a safe distance, wiping down surfaces and wearing masks to keep everyone safe.

👐PEER MEDIATION TRAINING – P7 will be trained to be peer mediators during sessions run by Tara Larkin, every Tuesday. Once trained, children can volunteer to take turns to be peer mediators in the playground – this means they can help to sort out any disputes between younger pupils.

🏠Homework :

📝Spelling –  Please hand in completed work on Friday. Please ensure all writing is neat.

Research task – A task about poppies will be issued on Tuesday  ( paper form or on Google Classroom). P7 will lead an assembly on this soon.

📚Reading – Can every child please have a personal reading text in school for such times when children may read quietly.

My new email address :



That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt





P6 Week Beginning 1.11.21

Hi all,  

P6 has another very busy week ahead! 

On Monday afternoon, we have our second session with Dunedin consort. 

 P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed for P.E. and has a water bottle, filled with water only. 

Homework will be handed out on Monday and should be handed in on Friday. This week, there will be spelling, reading and numeracy. This week, the numeracy task will be practising rounding decimals to the nearest whole number, tenth or hundredth. 

Mandarin with Miss Sun is on Wednesday afternoon.

We will have our ZOOM assembly on Friday at 10am and P6 will be sharing their learning about fire safety, and Bonfire night at it.

Learning Trios: On Friday, your child brought home their Learning Trio appointment slip. If this appointment is unsuitable, then please get in touch with the school office. Please remember that if you wish to change your appointment to a phone call, this will be on a different day, and not Wednesday or Friday. Please note, if you are attending a face to face appointment, that it should only be yourself and your child at the appointment. We will be using the classroom door as our entrance/exit, keeping a safe distance, wiping down surfaces and wearing masks to keep everyone safe. 

I look forward to seeing you all on either Wednesday 3rd or Friday 5th November.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, if you need anything. 

Miss Lauren Waller


Primary 2 Homework


I hope everyone had a lovely October break.

The spelling words for this week are:

it      dog       bran       Monday       Tuesday

Wednesday     Thursday     you     your     yesterday

The reading books have gone out today and will be practised in class tomorrow as well as Tuesday to Thursday next week.

Next week we have the opportunity for either a face to face learning trio conversation on Wednesday 3rd/ Friday 5th November OR a telephone consultation which I will arrange separately. Please could all forms be returned by Friday 29th October letting me know your preference.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Lynch

P5 Week Beginning 25/10/21

Parents and Carers,

I hope that you have all had an enjoyable and restful week. The children have all returned full of news and seem happy to be back at school.

We have a busy couple of weeks ahead. This week we are having a Health Week where we are learning about keeping our bodies healthy.

We are also going to be learning about climate change with some COP26 activities as this is obviously very relevant to us all. Most of this work will be next week, I will let you know more information about this next week. In preparation for one of the activities we need your help please:

WANTED! Can you please send in any empty and washed Tetra Packs (cardboard juice/milk containers) even better if they have foil insides! URGENT!

As part of the Midlothian Science Festival we are meeting a scientist called Susan Jarvis. Her specialism is in animal science and is particularly interested in animal behaviour and welfare. Today the children produced a lot of questions for her so it looks like it will be an interesting session.

I have not sent reading homework home today, this will start tomorrow – please see their reading books as usual.

Spelling homework this week is about health vocabulary – please see your child’s homework jotter.

DRESS DOWN DAY: On Friday 29th October children can dress down in clothes that make them feel happy. This could be a favourite T-shirt, whole outfit or dress etc. Please ensure that no accessories are sent in as part of their outfit. 

Three letters were sent home today – PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD’S BAG.

  • Milk letter to be returned by Monday 1st November
  • Parent / Child / Teacher Trio meetings to be returned by Friday 29th October.  N.B. If you choose to have a telephone consultation this will be arranged for a different date to the ones stated on the form.
  • Guitar lesson letter.

PE was today and Thursday as usual and we have Mandarin on Wednesday and an assembly on Friday.

The children all have their SUMDOG passwords to help them with their numeracy learning.

If children want or need to use Google Classroom they can no longer access this through GLOW. Every child in Midlothian has been given a new email and login for Google Workspace. This is how they will access Google Classroom  More information about this will be shared soon.

As always, if you have any queries or concerns please see me at the classroom door or drop me an email or phone call.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming