Dear Parents/ Carers,

As our P1 pupils will be attending school for full days from Monday, please note the following:

School Hours

For the avoidance of confusion, Primary 1 will start and finish in line with the rest of the school, starting at 9:00am and finishing at 2:55pm.

Break and Lunch

Please continue to provide a morning snack for your child. Please ensure that your child knows what they are choosing for school lunch or that they have a packed lunch with them (separate to their snack).

Morning Lines

Please ensure that your child is in their class line ready when the bell rings at 9am, this will allow us to swiftly get the children into school ready to start the day. The playground will be busier with three classes lining up at the same time, so we kindly ask that you step well away from the line areas when the bell rings. This will ensure that all adults are able to maintain social distancing. 

Late Arrivals

If you are unable to get to the line for 9am, please take your child to the office where they will be able to enter. Note that teachers are unable to open fire doors after the bell has rung.

Afternoon Collection

If you are running late, or if someone outwith the usual routine will be collecting your child we ask that you inform the school office by telephone or e-mail as soon as possible. They will pass this on to your child’s teacher.

Trish Pert (Depute)


🌟Parent Council Annual General Meeting 1st September🌟

Our next meeting will be via Google Meet and is on the above date at 6pm.  Please email us on pcloirston@aberdeen.npfs.org.uk if you have any items you would like added to our Agenda by 24th August.

We will issue the link to parents that have confirmed their attendance on Monday the 31st August.

Please consider joining from the comfort of your own home 🛋

We will be looking for people to fill the office bearer roles and Fundraising Subgroup roles.  If we do not get at least 3 office bearers we will not be able to continue. If you are interested in a role, please message this page and we will let you know what is involved.

It would be great if we could get more members to join our meeting as our aim is to have a representative from all year groups from nursery through to P7.  You do not have to take on a specific role.

Hopefully see you at the meeting

Your parent council


School Lunches – Primary 1

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Usually in Primary 1 we organise a ‘trial lunch’ where parents can join their children to sample a school lunch and experience the lunch hall before beginning full days at school.

Due to current circumstances we are not able to offer the opportunity for parents to dine with their children. Instead we have arranged for two ‘trial lunches’ with support from the class teachers so that the children have an extra opportunity to experience the lunch hall before starting full days.

On the day of the lunches, the P1 classes will be brought into the hall before other classes so that they can be seated and comfortable. When they finish eating, the children can return to class and all pupils will return to class by 12:20pm to allow us to pack up ready to greet you at 12:30pm.

Tuesday 25th August

On Tuesday, all children should bring a packed lunch to school. We will practise lining up for a school lunch before sitting back at our seats to enjoy our first ever lunch time in the lunch hall!

Thursday 27th August

For all children in P1-3, there is an entitlement to provide a free school meal as part of their normal day at school which consists of a two-course meal (including accompaniments), drink and a portion of free bread.

On Thursday, children will have the opportunity to choose a school lunch option from the daily menu. We encourage all children to try a school meal on this day as they will be able to give it a go whilst knowing that they can eat at home if it is not to their liking! We recommend discussing the menu options in the morning before school so that your child knows what they will choose. If your child is very reluctant to choose a school meal, then please do send in a packed lunch as an option.

We have information about dietary requirements or allergies from the admission forms that were completed by parents. The catering staff will be aware of this information when serving lunches.

School dinner menu and information about lunches can be found here- https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/view-school-meals-menu

The menu is for the week beginning the 24th August.

A full school meal service will be up and running when the Primary 1 pupils attend full days.

We really hope that the Primary 1 children enjoy this little practice of coming to lunches and will feel more confident for when they are attending full time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Trish Pert (Depute) and the Primary 1 Staff


Nursery Information


Today we received the information that due to the recent COVID cases within Aberdeen and the current Lockdown situation the Care Inspectorate has taken the decision in line with the recently updated guidance to review the hygiene practices in the current model of morning and afternoon sessions in local authority nurseries.

This means that changes must be made to how staffing is organised the format of the nursery day.

In order that these changes are fully implemented and to ensure the safety of the staff and children in nursery and on the advice of the Early Years Team nursery will not resume this Thursday as previously intimated but next Monday the 17th August.

We are receiving further information tomorrow and expect to give you an update about the return towards the end of the week.

We realise that this is a disappointment and I hope you understand that this is due to the recent localised outbreak and we are following Care Inspectorate and Local Authority instructions.

Thank you for your understanding

The Nursery Team


Information for Primary 1 – Session 2020/21

The P1 Staff and I are looking forward to welcoming our new P1 children to Loirston this week.  It will be a strange time for them as they did not have the normal transition, but the staff will support your children to help them establish routines and to become familiar with the school setting.


Your child will attend this week on the day that was indicated before the summer holidays.

Group A – Wednesday

Group B – Thursday

Group C – Friday

Please note that the Primary 1 children will attend from 9.30am until 12.30pm for their induction day this week and for the following 2 weeks starting full time on the 31st August. The start and finish times will change once the children start full time and I will inform you of this nearer the time.


The children will enter and exit at the allocated points stated in the information from Mrs Campbell- Morgan.

The children are starting a bit later than the Primary 2 children for 3 weeks to allow the Primary 2 children to get organised as it can be very busy in the line and in the corridors.  Also, because of the extra handwashing, the P2 children will take a little bit longer.

As you can come into the playground to drop off and pick up your children please ensure that you are socially distanced from other parents and from the class teacher/school staff.  If you have any specific information that you wish to communicate to the class teacher please contact the school office.



As the children will be at school for snack time can you provide a small snack that can fit in a pocket.  No containers please.  Children should also come with a named water bottle already filled.


There will be other information as the weeks pass and that will be communicated to you as necessary.

Thank you for your continuing support

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Trish Pert