✏️P1 News and Info 21.8.23🧩

⭐️ Hello to our new Primary 1 families. We will use our school website to update you on any news and information. You may want to bookmark our school website to check the P1 section weekly.

✉️ Please ensure all letters/forms are returned to school ASAP.

🤾 PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children should keep gym shoes and a PE kit in school.

💧Please note children should bring a water bottle and snack every day. No toys should be brought to school.

📗 Home Learning: 

We have started learning our sounds and will learn 2 a week. This week we are learning ‘s’ and ‘a’. Your child will bring home a phonics home learning booklet on Wednesday (23rd). Please complete the ‘s’ and ‘a’ worksheet this week and return the booklet to school on Monday. Support your child to form their letters correctly and colour the matching picture neatly.

Click here for letter formation rhymes.

📗  Book bags are great for keeping homework and letters in one place. They are available from the school office.

🧩 P1 Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 30th August 5pm – 6pm. Please enter through the school office.

Thank you,

🖋 Mrs Beattie and Miss Waller 🍎


✏️P1 News and Info 17.8.23🧩

⭐️ Hello to our new Primary 1 families. We will use our school website to update you on any news and information. You may want to bookmark our school website to check the P1 section weekly.

We have had an amazing start to the school year and are really impressed with how each pupil has settled and adapted into our routine and environment.

✉️ You will receive an envelope with various forms inside, it is really important these are filled in and returned ASAP.

🥪 Pupils will receive a packed lunch this week. From next week we will follow the Midlothian school dinner menu and packed lunches will be available to request in advance for Fridays.

Click here to view the Primary school dinner menu

🤾 PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children should keep gym shoes and a PE kit in school.

📗 It is always useful for children to have a named book bag. If you wish to purchase one then they are available from the school office. These are helpful to hold and letters, reading books and home learning.

💧Please note children should bring a water bottle and snack every day. No toys should be brought to school.

👕 Finally, we would be so grateful if all items of uniform etc are named. This limits lost property and helps our classroom run smoothly.

Thanks for your support,

🖋 Mrs Beattie and Miss Waller 🍎


P1 Week Beginning 14.11.22


This week myself and Ms Hinton will be starting rehearsals for Nativity. Your child may came home with some lines to learn, please support them with learning them, using a loud and clear voice. We will be performing the Nativity for parents/carers on the afternoon of Monday 12th December at 2pm. This year P1/2 will be performing ‘Lights, Camel, Action’ and we are all very excited!

P1 Stay and Play 

Thank you so, so much to everyone who managed to attend our first stay and play on Friday. It left such an excitement amongst all the children and I hope you all enjoyed it too. I have emailed out a feedback form to get your opinions on the experience. I would be very grateful if you could take a minute to fill it out. We are hoping to do more dates in the future and I will list the dates on the website as soon as I know!


The children have all received their own iPad to use in Primary 1 and we first used them on Thursday morning. To say the children enjoyed it, would be an understatement! These will be staying in school for the time being and will be used for their learning in class.

Road Safety Week

To celebrate Road Safety Week, P1 and our P6 buddies will be going on a short walk around our community on Thursday afternoon, to practise crossing the road and discuss the importance of road safety!


Reading: Pages to be read will be written in your child’s green reading record, please sign to evidence reading has been completed. The routine we follow for reading is Monday (p1-4), Tuesday (p4-8), Wednesday (whole book) and Thursday (worksheet). Please ensure your child sometimes starts the story at different pages or reads from the last page to the front page etc. This helps the children to read the words, rather than memorise.

Sounds: We are revising our sounds from the past two weeks and practising our CVC words. We are also looking at the tricky words: I, the, she, he and me. At some point this week/next week, the children will bring home a keyring with the tricky words we are learning in class. Every time we learn more, I will add them on.

A helpful website to use at home to support numeracy and phonics is https://www.topmarks.co.uk We really enjoy robot addition and phonics balloons!

Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school EVERYDAY, as we will be doing reading everyday. They will be kept in school on a Friday, in order to have new homework ready for the following Monday.

P.E will be on Wednesday with Miss Simpson and Thursday with Mrs Lynch. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week,

Miss Lauren Waller


P5 Week Beginning 25/04/22

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that you have all had a restful and healthy Easter break. I’m sure the children were ready for it.

This week:

Reading – please see your child’s reading book as usual.

Spelling – please see spelling jotter.

Individual Presentation – more information about this will be posted in Google Classroom.

Numeracy – As usual please continue to work on rapid recall of times tables to develop a secure knowledge of this.

As this is the week before we go to camp, I will be chatting to the children  about all the arrangements during this week. I will share any information on Google Classroom so please ask your child about this.

As always please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Lisa Cumming     l.cumming@midlothian.education

P7 Info W/B Monday 21st February 2022

Hi all,

Welcome back!

We have a packed term coming up which culminates with our trip to Dounans Camp. Lots to look forward to!

We welcome Mr Forbes back full time until Easter. Music is his specialism so we are embarking on a song writing project while he is with us.

Our topic this term is ‘Natural Disasters’.

📚Reading – We will soon finish The Diary of Anne Frank. World Book Day  is 3rd March this year – more info to follow. We will be conducting a reading survey within P7 and issuing the First Minister’s Reading Challenge to encourage reading for enjoyment. Within class, we will be focussing on deeper learning comprehension skills using short extracts of fiction and poetry.

Also in  Literacy ( talking/listening),  we plan to look at types of questions and run some more debates.

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

***Lunches***-  P7  can once again order a hot meal from the school canteen. Please purchase via ParentPay beforehand.  I have displayed the three week menu in class so the children can look up what’s for lunch by themselves.

Alternatively, children can bring in their own packed lunch from home to eat.

Learning TriosParental Meetings take place  week beginning 28th February. Appointment letters should be be issued on Monday 21st.

💻Chromebook Rollout! Exciting news!

Pupils will be able to take their Chromebooks home this week but must be brought back daily, fully charged. Thank you.

🥁Drumming – P7 have their 3rd African Drumming session on Thursday morning.

🏠Homework :

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

🧮 Maths/Numeracy –General revision – a worksheet will be issued on Thursday.


That’s all for now,

Thank you,

Miss Brunt

p3 homework 7.2.22

Hi everyone,

Homework –

Homework will start to go out on a Tuesday and be returned the following Monday. This is to accommodate families who have parents working long hours and children with extracurricular activities. If you wish to still hand in Friday that isn’t a problem.

HWB Bingo

Last week in school we were discussing mental health and how to manage difficult emotions. We spoke about how it is particularly important for us to recognise our feelings, manage them and respond to them. We also spoke about ways in which we might help keep ourselves in the green zone (calm, happy, relaxed, peaceful) . To extend this learning a little further I have stuck a health and wellbeing bingo sheet into each child’s jotter. I have set the children a challenge.

If they successfully manage to complete 4 of the tasks they will receive 2 raffle tickets.

If they successfully manage to complete 8 of the tasks they will receive 4 raffle tickets.

If they successfully manage to complete 12 or more of the tasks they will receive 6 raffle tickets.


Spelling words have been glued into the children’s jotters. Please remember to practise the words AND write the sentences unless this has been discussed with me previously.



Dragons : Bones

Tuesday– p1 -11

Wednesday – p12-22

Thursday- p23-33

Fri/Weekend  p33 – 55



Nessies: The Goalie from Nowhere

Tuesday– p1 -11

Wednesday – p12-22

Thursday- p23-33

Fri/Weekend  p33 – 55


Unicorns – Cool Clive Keeps His Cool

Tuesday –  Chpt 1 + Chpt 2

Wednesday –  Chpt 3 + 4

Thursday- Chpt 5, 6 + 7

Friday/Weekend –  Chpt 7 – End


Kelpies – The Masked Cleaning Ladies of OM

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End


Selkies – Viking Adventure

Tuesday– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

Mermaids – The Lost Key

Tuesday–– p1-8

Wednesday- p9-16

Thursday- p17-24

Fri/Weekend – p25 – End

Have a fab week everyone!

Miss Ramsay



P5 Week Beginning 17/01/22

Dear Parents / Carers,

It has been a lovely first week back and I think the children have all been happy to be back. Apologies for the long post this week!

P.E. Reminder MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Please make sure children are dressed appropriately and are prepared to be outside should this happen. 

Mandarin: Wednesday as usual.

School lunches: As you may be aware P5 are now entitled to free school lunches. At the moment we are still eating in class but a hot option is available from next week. I will collate children’s choices every morning for the kitchen.

Milk Money: This must be returned to school by Monday 17th at the latest.

Scottish Topic: As we are close to the annual Burns’ Celebrations we are exploring various aspects of history and life in Scotland; this is a whole school topic. Every child has a Scottish poem to learn. Please support them in learning this and adding any actions, expression, props so that they can perform in front of the class and possibly be selected to perform for our annual Scot’s Poetry Recital Competition.

Chromebook Consent Form: If you have not already done so please could you complete the consent form so that your child can receive their device when they are distributed from the council. These are to be used at school and at home. Please see the following information from Mrs Hinton and link to the form:

“Thank you to the families who have already filled out the forms as part of the exciting Midlothian Council scheme to allocate each child  with a learning device. So far, 65% of pupils are enrolled to be allocated devices when the time comes.

Please see below for more information.  There is a form to fill out which takes around 5 minutes.  If possible, please enter the midlothian.education username and password for your child (they know this as they use it to log in to chromebooks at school).  The form can be done without this but it does make the process quicker if you use it.  Every child has been given this!  (P5’s is on a green card)

Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).


There are answers to frequently asked questions on the Equipped for Learning site, as well as useful contacts should you wish to discuss the scheme further.”

Homework: Reading – see reading book as usual.

Spelling – see homework jotter for spelling words and focus sound pattern.

Many thanks,

Lisa Cumming l.cumming@midlothian.education



Equipped for learning information

As part of Midlothian Council’s Equipped for Learning programme, a digital device for learning is being provided to every child of school age. This is to ensure that all young people have access to the technology they need for learning, both at school and at home.

For further information on the programme, and to fill out the parental agreement form please see the links below.  The devices will not be allocated for full use until the agreements are filled out.  This is an online form.

Equipped for Learning Information



Parental Acknowledgement Form (must be completed ASAP).