P6 Information – Homework/Events in School – Week Begin: 25.11.19

Hello,

I hope you all had a good weekend!

We are now at the start of the busy period in school, as we build towards the Christmas Holidays. I have included a brief schedule for this week.

Schedule – Week Beginning 25.11.19

Tuesday

P6 & 7 Boys’ Football Festival (12:30-3:15pm)

Thursday

Ski Instructor from Hillend will be in class to discuss skiing for next term with the P6 pupils.

Friday

School Christmas Fair (12:30 – 2pm). Donations of any unwanted gifts for the fair would be very much appreciated. There are some P6’s that have volunteered to stay behind after school on Friday to help run table stalls. I’ll send home permission slips for these pupils on Monday afternoon.

 

Homework – Week Beginning 25.11.19

Reading

This will be a continuation of group reading books and the information is provided in the pupils’ reading diaries. Some pupils will be starting a new reading book this week. P6 have finished the class novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom which we all really enjoyed!

Spelling

The new spelling words should be copied into homework jotters and copied 3 times at home. Pupils are then asked to find the meaning of any words they are unsure about and to write a short story (1-2 paragraphs) using at least 4 of the spelling words.

Maths Revision

A maths revision sheet will be given to the pupils on Tuesday, to be returned for Monday 2nd December, as this gives pupils more time to complete it.

Independent Pupil Talk

This task is due on Monday 2nd December. The pupils will have the opportunity to present their talk/presentation on a personal hobby or interest over the coming weeks. I will have a schedule for set times that the pupils can choose from, so they know when they will be doing their talk.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

P6 Homework – Week Beginning 18.11.19

Hello,

Homework

Homework this week is for pupils to rehearse their lines for the P6 Assembly on Resilience, this Friday.

Every pupil should have lines to learn. If they don’t have a copy of the handout given out on Tuesday, can they please be reminded to ask me to print them another copy!

On the handout, each pupil’s name will be at the end of the sentences or paragraph they have to learn for the assembly. These roles were all agreed together during class time.

I look forward to watching the assembly this Friday.

Thanks,

Mr. Nelson

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>

P6 Homework – Week Beginning: 11.11.19

Hello,

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Homework this week is due on Friday 15th November and will be as follows;

Reading

This will be a continuation of group reading books and the information is provided in the pupils’ reading diaries. P6 are also continuing to read the remaining chapters of Kensuke’s Kingdom as our class novel.

Spelling

The new spelling words should be copied into homework jotters and copied 3 times at home. Pupils are then asked to find the meaning of any words they are unsure about and to write a short story (2 paragraphs) using at least 5 of the spelling words.

Health & Well-being – Role Models of Resilience

For our P6 assembly on Friday 22nd November, we will be talking about role models of resilience. These are people that have faced adversities and challenges in their life and found ways to overcome these.

For this reason, I would greatly appreciate pupils’ being given the opportunity to research at home, someone they can use as a role model of resilience. For example, this can be a person from family and friends, a famous celebrity from film/TV or a sports person.

The information should be displayed as a poster on an A4 page and include;

  • Heading – My Resilience Role Model
  • Name of person and a brief background about them (who they are, what they do…)
  • The challenge(s) the person was faced with
  • The strategies that person used to overcome the challenge(s)

 

Homework for Monday 2nd December

Pupil Talks & Presentations

This term the pupils will have the opportunity to plan and present a talk/presentation on a personal hobby or interest.

This activity gives the pupils a chance to develop their planning, communication and presenting skills, as well as the continued development of self-confidence.

I would expect most pupils to be able to talk for approximately 5 minutes.

The talk can be presented using Power point slides saved on a USB pen drive, handwritten notes, drawings, cue-cards and props/ items from home brought in to discuss.

I have given three weeks for this project to be completed and pupils will be given the opportunity to present to their classmates during class time.

Thanks for your support,

Mr. Nelson

 

News / Events this Week

Monday 11th November: Remembrance Day

Friday 15th November: Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations are greatly appreciated.

P6 Homework: Week Beginning 4.11.19

Homework Due: Friday 8th November

Similar to last week, the homework is as follows.

Reading – These details are in the pupils’ reading diaries with their copy of the book.

Spelling – The pupils will have the spellings they are to learn this week, copied into their homework jotters. The tasks this week are listed on the paper slip sent home with their jotters. These are as follows;

  • Write each spelling word 3 times.
  • Search for the meaning of any words you are unsure of and copy the meaning into your jotter.
  • Using your spelling words for this week, write a short story that includes these words in it (Two paragraphs).

(use at least 6 words from your list of spelling words).

Writing – Kensuke’s Kingdom Activity sheet. The instructions are on the worksheet that will be sent home on Tuesday 5th November.

 

Weekly Events/News

Poppies will be on sale in the school. Donations of 50p would be appreciated.

Parents are invited to our Remembrance Assembly which starts at 11:00am.

Many Thanks,

Mr. Nelson

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.