P4 Homework w/b 11.11.19

Homework

  • Spelling: Pupils have written their new spelling words in their jotter on Wednesday this week. At home they should use:LOOK   THINK   COVER   WRITE   CHECK

    to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory

  • Numeracy & Maths: please continue to practice the 3 x table or if this has been mastered then the table identified during your child’s Learning Trio target setting
  • Reading: most pupils will take reading books home to continue reading from class and this should be returned by Thursday 14th October
  • PE & Swimming: will continue as normal this week on Tuesday and Thursday with the 12th swim session on Friday

Additional Information

Friday 15th November 2019 P4 Viking Assembly,  12:00pm to 12:20pm

If you can make it, we would love to see you in the audience to watch your child showcase their Viking topic learning today!

Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations greatly appreciated.

Friday 29th November 2019 – Christmas Fair, 12:30pm – 2pm. P4 will be selling their painted scallop shells filled with chocolate and gift wrapped with personalised Christmas label. A bargain at only £4 per package!

As always, many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

Christmas Fair Friday 29th November HELP NEEDED

Christmas Fair Friday 29th November 12.30pm – 2pm

This is our main school fundraiser and your support is greatly appreciated.

Donations Appeal – We are looking for toys in good condition, unwanted gifts, bottles for the bottle tombola and chocolate for the chocolate tombola. On the day and days leading up to this we will also be collecting your delicious home baking!

School catchment review

Dear parents and carers,

Two S1 pupils from Beeslack and Penicuik High, Hannah and Emily, visited Newbattle Community High School recently to speak to S6 pupils, Craig and Erin, about the world-class learning environment and its Digital Centre of Excellence. It has been captured  on film to give you more information about plans for education in the Penicuik and surrounding areas. Proposals include a replacement for Beeslack built along the A701 corridor with a Centre of Excellence in STEM subjects and a potential refurbishment of Penicuik High.

•         Watch the video<https://youtu.be/Bevx8AIonxI>

Please remember to come to one of two drop-in sessions about the plans. These are on:

•         Tuesday 12 November:  1pm – 7pm at Penicuik Library in the Penicuik Centre.

•         Thursday 14 November: 1pm – 7pm Loanhead Library in the Loanhead Centre

For more information email:

•         A701schools@midlothian.gov.uk<mailto:A701schools@midlothian.gov.uk>

P4 Homework w/b 4.11.19

Homework

  • Spelling:Pupils will write their spelling words on a new page of their jotter on Wednesday each week. At home they should use:

    LOOK  THINK  COVER  WRITE   CHECK

    Write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory.

  • Numeracy & Maths: there will be a Number Triangles activity sheet to complete this week to reinforce classroom learning
  • Reading: most pupils will take reading books home to continue reading from class and this should be returned by Thursday 7th November

Additional Information

  • Friday 9th November 2019 P7 Remembrance Service 11:00am all welcome
  • Friday 15th November 2019 Parents/carers are invited to our P4 Viking Assembly at 12:00pm (see slip handed out 06.11.19 with homework)
  • Friday 15th November 2019 Children In Need, crazy hair or hat optional, please bring in a donation

Many thanks,

 

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P4 Homework w/b 28.10.19

We are back to a full week and the following homework:

Spelling Homework

New spelling patterns are written up in individual homework jotters and taken home on a Wednesday afternoon to be returned the following Tuesday morning. This must be checked and initialled by an adult.

At home they should use:

LOOK  THINK  COVER  WRITE   CHECK

Write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory.

Reading Homework

Reading will consist of a variety of activities including Literacy Circles, Novel Studies and individual reading tasks. A library novel will also be chosen by your child.

This week individual reading books will go home on Tuesday and returned on Thursday 31st October to be read again in class. Please check your child’s bookmark to note pages to be covered and ensure that you initial to show that an adult has heard reading at least once per week. Your child will read to an adult between two and three times per week in class. It is extremely important that you take the time to listen, encourage and correct any sounds that your child is reading incorrectly. Thank you for your support with developing your child’s love of reading.

Maths & Numeracy Homework

Maths/Numeracy homework will be given out on a regular basis to tie in with what has been taught in class. This will be handed out on Wednesday to be returned the following Tuesday morning.

This week P4 will be reinforcing their work on number-bonds through addition and subtraction. Remember to also practise your child’s chosen times-table target noted during our Learning Trio meeting.

Topic Homework

There will be occasional homework for topic which may include individual research and class talks.

This week’s topic question is:

What material are the Lewis Chessmen pieces carved from?

Additional Information

  • The Hallowe’en disco will be held on Thursday 31st October, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Dunedin Consort will be in school working with P3 and P4 on Thursdays from October to December
  • Rugby will begin a 6 week block starting on Thursday, 31st October, 1:45pm – 2:30pm
  • Flu vaccinations will take place on Monday 4th November

Please note that on Thursday 31st October children should come to school dressed in their PE kit as they have a number of activities going on that day and this will save time changing throughout the day.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

 

 

 

P4 Homework w/b 23.10.19

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely October holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready for this next term.

As we have such a short week this week, there is only spelling homework to complete at home and returned by Tuesday 29th October.

Homework

  • Spelling:Pupils have written their new spelling words in their jotter today. At home they should use:

    LOOK  THINK  COVER  WRITE   CHECK

    to write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory.

Reading and maths work will continue in class and homework will start up again next week.

Additional Information

The Viking Quest activity is not compulsory and is only a suggestion of a game to try. As some people cannot access this at home then we will get the opportunity to play in school during ICT time.

Our Viking topic has got off to a great start and we are building up our learning to be showcased in our P4 Viking Assembly (date/time to be confirmed). If you have any cardboard that is to be recycled then please send into school to help us build our Viking shields. Finished cereal boxes would be great.

Friday 25th October 2019 Dress down day

If possible please bring in a tombola prize appropriate for a child to win as a prize

 

PE – every Tuesday and Thursday with a 6 week block of Rugby starting on Thursday 31st October, 1:45 – 2:30pm (please ensure PE kit comes back into school)

Swimming – meet at your usual place, either at the bottom of the safe route or at the pool itsel,f and we will be having our 9th session on Friday 25th October!

Many thanks,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

 

 

People Who Help Us Topic – p1 need your help

Primary One have started their second topic of the year. We are going to be learning about all of the people in our community who help keep us healthy and safe. We would absolutely love if any parents or family members who work in any of these roles could come in and talk to us about your job and the role you play in our lives.

We already have a visit from the local community police officers booked in for the 31st of October. If you or any of your family work as part of the emergency services, part of a dental practice or veterinary practice or any other role relevant to our topic we would love you to join us at a time suitable for you.

If you are interested could you send me an email at k.ramsay@mgfl.net and we can arrange a time to pop in.

Thanks in advance,

Miss Ramsay

*Halloween Disco and Dress down day*

DRESS DOWN DAY ON FRIDAY 25TH OF OCTOBER – Pupils should dress down for school on this day and bring in a tombola prize for the Halloween disco (e.g. Halloween sweets or small Halloween toy, cup, craft activity etc).

HALLOWEEN DISCO – Thursday 31st October.  6.30pm – 7.30 pm

Judging will be at 6.30pm prompt in the small hall. On the night there will be Pumpkin lantern displays and prizes, tattoos, tombola and lots of fun and dancing.