P7 Info W/B 9th December 2019

 

Hi all,

Schedule for the week:

Monday- Can children bring any items of clothing needed for their Christmas concert costume in today please. Children should know what they need. We will have a pre-dress rehearsal! 

Tuesday: Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch.

The two choices for lunch are turkey or macaroni cheese. Children can bring a packed lunch instead if they wish.

P3-7 Dress rehearsal in front of the school.

PE

Wednesday:   Brunton Theatre Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ ( afternoon). A reminder that children will be late back. Children should wear their school uniform as normal and do not need to bring sweets or snacks.

PE

Thursday – P3-7 Christmas Concert Show # 1          2pm     Tickets should be booked and received by now.

Friday – P3-7 Christmas Concert Show # 2          11am     Tickets should be booked and received by now.

Independent Study Task – There will be NO new numeracy task sent home on Wednesday. However, there are still many numeracy sheets from two weeks before last and last week to come in. Children should still be practising fractions and percentages ‘LearnIts’ that Mrs Caldwell sent home. The children know what this is.

Reading – We are progressing through ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class and completing comprehension tasks based on this story.

Other info:

Secondary school – a reminder that everyone should have registered with their chosen secondary school by now.

General- The next two weeks ahead are very busy with festive activities but  I have also planned a series of fun team challenges which will test their problem solving, numeracy, literacy, collaborative, sporting and creative skills. Watch this space P7!

We will also have a discussion about the voting system used in the UK to choose the next government; this is part of our curriculum and too good an opportunity to miss with the General Election being on Thursday!

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B 2nd December 2019

Hi all,

Schedule for the week:

Tuesday:

PE

Wednesday:

PE

Independent Study Task – There will be a new numeracy task sent home on Wednesday. However, there are still many numeracy sheets from the week before last to come in. Children should still be practising the fractions and percentages ‘LearnIts’ that Mrs Caldwell sent home. The children know what this is.

Reading – We are reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class and completing comprehension tasks based on this story.

Other info:

School Fair – The total raised is yet to be announced but can I say a massive THANK YOU to all my P7 pupils who ably planned and manned their stalls, giving up their own time to do this. I was so impressed by how each and every one conducted themselves. Well done!

Panto– Wed 11th Dec pm – Can pupils make sure they have payment and permission slips completed and handed in ASAP ( paper copy or ParentPay). Many thanks.

Concert costumes – P3 to 7 are practising for a concert performance of the Christmas play ‘Silent Night’. Children need to provide their own costume where possible.

  • Mice – Mice masks will be made in school and I’ve asked the children to consult and co-ordinate with each other to decide on what else to wear!
  • Villagers – The role of a Villager just needs a hat, scarf, gloves over dress down clothes. I think the children will be far too hot if they wear a coat!
  • Narrators – Christmas jumpers, if possible.

The two lead roles know what they are wearing.

Please do not buy anything new for this concert  – let me know if you are stuck and we’ll see if we can source an outfit from somewhere.  S.Brunt@mgfl.net

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B 25th November 2019

Hi all,

Schedule for the week:

Tuesday:

Boys’ Football (pm)

PE

Wednesday:

PE

Friday:

SCHOOL FAIR12:30 – 2pm. Donations of unwanted/unused gifts gratefully received please. Some P7s have volunteered to stay and help or run smaller tables for the duration of the fair. I’ll send home permission slips to these pupils. We plan to have:

  • Nearly new gift stall
  • A P7 festive craft table
  • Glitter tattoos and nails
  • Guess the name of the Husky dog (20p a guess; win the Husky toy)
  • Find Santa’s hidden present on a map ( 20p a guess; win a prize)
  • Snowman skittles – 10p a shot, win a sweetie

Christmas Show – Some children have lines to learn for this so must practise at home. We’ll work out what costumes are required and let you know ASAP.

Independent Study Task – There will be a new numeracy task sent home on Wednesday. Children should still be practising the fractions and percentages ‘LearnIts’ that Mrs Caldwell sent home. The children know what these are.

Reading – We are reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class and completing comprehension tasks based on this story.

 

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B 18th November 2019

Hi all,

It’s Scottish Book Week!

Can pupils bring a book (or other reading material) with them to school to read in class- when a special bell rings, we will stop what we’re doing and read!

Schedule for the week:

Tuesday:

Girls’ Football (pm)

PE

Wednesday:

PE

Independent Study Task – There will be a numeracy task sent home on Wednesday.

Children have chosen which area of World War 2 they would like to research independently. My vision is that P7 will create a fusion of Pupil Talks/Kids Teach presentations and become experts in their chosen area of the war to share with the rest of the class. However, there are only five weeks left of this term. This is extremely busy with other events. Therefore, I would like their presentations prepared for January 2020 and am hoping we will have enough material to put on an exhibition of work for you all to visit. More info to follow!

Reading – We have started ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class.

 

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi all,

Finally, the week of School Camp has arrived! Here follows details of our departure and general reminders about the week ahead.

**Children who are not going to camp arrive and leave school at normal times Tuesday – Friday and report to Mrs Caldwell each morning for registration. These pupils have a unique and fun week to look forward to and Mrs Caldwell has discussed this with them already.**

Monday – Normal school day for all.

Tuesday – The bus pick up time is 09:30 so I suggest the pupils ensure they are in school between 08:50 and 09:10 at the latest. This allows time for last minute toilet stops etc! Children should arrive with their luggage and make their way through the main reception (office) as we will congregate in the music room. It would be helpful if parents would then leave and wait in the carpark to wave us off! Otherwise, it’ll be difficult to count heads and organise an excited bunch of P7s! I appreciate your support in this. The journey should be less than 90 minutes and children will find out their dorms and groups on arrival. Our first meal is lunch before the afternoon activities begin.

Thursday evening disco – this is not a Halloween themed event. Children should bring smart casual clothes for this. No-one should bring anything linked to Halloween please eg. masks or costumes.

Friday – We are due to leave camp at 10am so will be back before the end of the normal school day. Staff will contact the school en route who will end a text update to you all as to the time of our arrival. Children can go home from school early IF picked up by a parent/carer but will remain in school until 12:25pm if not picked up.

Weather – Looking at the forecasts, it is looking dry for the week ahead but COLD! So, make sure your child brings lots of layers, a pair of gloves, warm head and neck gear; not forgetting a waterproof coat and boots.

Reminder – no electronic devices or phones should be brought to camp. Disposable cameras are allowed.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

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>

P7 Info W/B 11th November 2019

Hi all,

Here is the schedule for the week:

Tuesday:

PE

Wednesday:

PE

Friday: Crazy Hair/Hat Day for Children in Need

P7 Remembrance Assembly – Well done P7 for putting on a very respectful and poignant assembly and thanks to parents who were able to attend. I’d like to thank some children in particular, who gave so much help and input to help make it a success.

AV Team – DR, OM, MBo – Boys, you worked so hard and efficiently behind the scenes. Well done!

PowerPoint – DR and DG for quickly and ably producing a PowerPoint slideshow for the background.

Singers – Everyone sang beautifully but ZM and KT/ MBa in particular, who had a solo and duet respectively.

Memories– Military stories of ancestors from FC, RA, MBa and KT; these were very moving and interesting.

Narrators – EM, EMR and ZM – great job

Wreath Laying Team – Thanks to the pupils from each class who respectfully laid a poppy wreath at our model of the local WW2 Memorial Statue.

Display and backdrop – A huge thanks to Mrs Craig who always goes above and beyond to produce superb displays with the children.

 

Independent Study Task – There will be a numeracy task sent home on Wednesday.

Children have chosen which area of World War 2 they would like to research independently. I will send home more specific information on this soon.

Reading – We will now start ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ in class.

 

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi all,

Finally, the week of School Camp has arrived! Here follows details of our departure and general reminders about the week ahead.

**Children who are not going to camp arrive and leave school at normal times Tuesday – Friday and report to Mrs Caldwell each morning for registration. These pupils have a unique and fun week to look forward to and Mrs Caldwell has discussed this with them already.**

Monday – Normal school day for all.

Tuesday – The bus pick up time is 09:30 so I suggest the pupils ensure they are in school between 08:50 and 09:10 at the latest. This allows time for last minute toilet stops etc! Children should arrive with their luggage and make their way through the main reception (office) as we will congregate in the music room. It would be helpful if parents would then leave and wait in the carpark to wave us off! Otherwise, it’ll be difficult to count heads and organise an excited bunch of P7s! I appreciate your support in this. The journey should be less than 90 minutes and children will find out their dorms and groups on arrival. Our first meal is lunch before the afternoon activities begin.

Thursday evening disco – this is not a Halloween themed event. Children should bring smart casual clothes for this. No-one should bring anything linked to Halloween please eg. masks or costumes.

Friday – We are due to leave camp at 10am so will be back before the end of the normal school day. Staff will contact the school en route who will end a text update to you all as to the time of our arrival. Children can go home from school early IF picked up by a parent/carer but will remain in school until 12:25pm if not picked up.

Weather – Looking at the forecasts, it is looking dry for the week ahead but COLD! So, make sure your child brings lots of layers, a pair of gloves, warm head and neck gear; not forgetting a waterproof coat and boots.

Reminder – no electronic devices or phones should be brought to camp. Disposable cameras are allowed.

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Info W/B 4th November 2019

Hi all,

I hope everyone is fully rested after camp last week. Camp was a great success overall. New friends were made and many fears were challenged and overcome.  I plan to create a PowerPoint of photos which will be shown or shared soon. It was difficult to get photos of everyone from Loanhead as we only had a couple of our own children in our activity groups each day. Hopefully, I can pool together photos from other leaders that were there.

Here is the schedule for the week:

Monday:

  • Flu Vaccinations
  • P7 Digital Wellbeing Workshop – discussing online safety. Can children bring their phones please as part of this workshop may look at privacy settings.

Tuesday:

PE

Wednesday:

PE

Friday:

P7 Remembrance Assembly – 11am sharp. Parents are welcome to attend but please arrive 5-10 minutes early to be seated. Part of this assembly will be presented by two lovely ladies from Bravehound, a charity which trains dogs as companion and assistance pets for veterans suffering from PTSD. We will have a donation bucket at the door for this charity.

Some children will have lines/poems/song lyrics home to practise for the assembly so I will not give out any other homework this week.

Scottish Poppy Appeal– P7 have two boxes of poppies to sell this week. We suggest a minimum donation of 50p and one poppy per child to begin with so that everyone gets a chance to buy one in school.

Independent Study Task – Children have chosen which area of World War 2 they would like to research independently. I will send home more specific information on this soon.

 

Thanks for your support,

Miss S Brunt