*Foodbank donations for our Friday church service*

After the success of our donations to the food bank last year for the church service, we have decided to organise the same again this year.  We ask that pupils bring a non perishable item for The Food Bank (January) with them to carry down to church on the last day of term.  Items in demand include:

https://midlothian.foodbank.org.uk/2016/11/23/christmas-appeal-2016/

Last week of 2019!

To all parents/carers,

A Big thank you to all those who were able to make it along to our P3-P7 Christmas Concert – Silent Night. The pupils were fabulous and displayed all their hard work over the weeks leading up to the performance.

Homework – there will be no homework sent home this week.

Additional Information

Monday 16th December 2019 Children’s Messiah Concert, Queens Hall  2:45pm to 5.00pm

Tuesday 17th December 2019 Drumming Performance, LPS Hall  9:00am to 9.30am

Wednesday 18th December 2019 P3/P4 Christmas Party Large Hall  1:30pm to 2.45pm

Friday 20th December 2019 Loanhead Parish Church visit, 9:00am to 10.30am

Normal school finishing time – 12:25pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all! We look forward to welcoming pupils back on Tuesday 7th January 2020 after a well deserved break.

Kind regards,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P4 Homework w/b 02.12.19

A huge thank to all those who made it along to the Christmas Fair, it was a roaring success! P4 sold all of their scallop shell, chocolate gifts, contributing a great deal to the school funds. Thank you!

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 complete First Level, PPM 90 only – adding multiples of 10 to a 2-digit number.  PPM 91 can be used if additional practice is needed.
  • Reading: all pupils will take reading books home to continue reading from class and this should be returned by Thursday 5th December
  • PE : will continue as normal this week on Tuesday and Thursday with a focus on Scottish Country Dance

Additional Information

Tuesday 10th December 2019 – Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 12th December 2019 – P3-P7 Christmas Concert, 13:45pm

Monday 16th December 2019 – P3 & P4 visit to Queen’s Hall, 14:45pm – 17:30pm (approx)

As always, many thanks for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P4 Homework w/b 18.11.19

A huge thank to all those who came along on Friday 15th November to see P4 showcase all their fabulous learning around the Viking topic. The class had an exciting morning and were rightly proud of their achievements – well done P4!

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 or in class
  • Reading: most pupils will take reading books home to continue reading from class and this should be returned by Thursday 21st October
  • PE & Swimming: will continue as normal this week on Tuesday and Thursday with the 13th swim session on Friday

Additional Information

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

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