P4 Bimonthly Newsletter: Swimming, Outdoor Learning, Topic and Volunteers

Swimming

The children really enjoyed their first trip to the swimming pool today.

They were placed in groups and got to grips with the routines. We had some winners for fastest changed at the end of the session and the medals and points went to Liam, Conor and Blair. Well done boys!

Please remember that the children need a snack and a packed lunch on a Tuesday.

You may have more children asking for goggles now swimming has started, they are welcome to bring them but they are not compulsory.

Please ensure children with long hair have it tied back. I do have a pack of emergency baubles to give away if needed (I promise they don’t get re- used!) But it saves me pennies of they remember in the morning.

Outdoor Learning

The children had a great time with myself and Mr Fallon from the outdoor education team last week. We are still awaiting some Annual Data Check forms to be returned and as soon as these are all in I can put the photos on the website.

We have just hears that the Parent Council have funded us over £300 to buy some outdoor learning equipment, so… watch this space!

Topic

Our new topic Weather, Climate and the Continents begins this week and we will be taking part in science experiments as part of this.

Volunteers

If there are any of you that would like to come to class to help out either in the morning or afternoon regularly of otherwise please let me know. I am always happy to have a few extra pairs of hands and some more heads in the classroom.

4/9/17 Primary 7 news

Please can pupils return Risk factory forms and payments by Tues 🙂

We will be leaving prompt on Wed, please remember hoodies and packed lunches.

Lasswade has an information evening on Thursday which is for current S1 pupils, The P7 date has changed to November 1st and they have still to decide times.

Camp Info packs have been given out and should be returned by Friday. An info sheet will be given out too. I forgot to put red hoodies on the camp kit list…plese can pupils travel in these.

We are currently reading Wonder in class, a book that celebrates differences and teaches the importance of being Kind. I recommend this book to adults too as it is fabulous. We are producing a 30day kindness challenge for homework and it will be handed out this week-the pupils chose the tasks to include and I have made the grid.

We are getting back into the swing of hard work and pupils are required to read for enjoyment and revise times tables as I think they have been lost somewhere in the summer holidays 🙂 we have been doing a lot of mental maths, volume and area revision and problem solving challenges too….

FULL PE kit is required in school as well as a stocked pencil case!

Word work, maths and reading will be given out as soon as we are organised.

Mrs Hinton

 

P1 Homework and Information Wk Beginning 4/9/17

Primary 1 coped well with the two longer days last week and managed the lunch hall really well. I hope they are not too tired!

Sounds: This week the sounds are as identified in the letter issued last week – so sounds P,I,N. I will teach them in class, one-a-day. It was good to see how hard they worked with their homework. Please encourage them to do a whole line of the letter practice.

Reading: Please ensure your child’s reading book is sent in every day with the red record card. These wordless books will be changed more regularly than when they move onto books with words.

Other Events:

Music: This term we will have music every week with Mrs Callaghan.

PE: Is on Tuesday and Wednesday – all children must have a t-shirt and shorts/leggings to change into for PE.

P1 Curriculum Evening: Tuesday 5th September,  5.30 -6.30pm. It will be lovely to see you all if you can make it.

School Photographer: Wednesday:6th September: please make sure your child is wearing school uniform that day. Sibling photographs will be taken if the sibling is in school or nursery – this will be organised in school.

Outdoor Learning: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September: P1 will be involved in Outdoor Learning.  Small groups will work in the woodland beside the school with children from St. Margaret’s and led by Sean Fallon (Outdoor Education Leader) and a member of school staff. Each child will have a letter explaining which day they are going. On the day they are going they do not need to wear school uniform but waterproof clothing and boots is required. They will still have lunch at school as normal and they will require a snack as usual.

NB: The children will finish school on Thursday 14th September for the holiday weekend and return on Tuesday 19th September

 

 

P3 Homework for week beginning 28th August

Primary 3 Homework – Week Beginning 28th August

Homework this term will be set and collected on Tuesdays.

As the new year begins it will help us all to get some practice going over the basics.

With homework activities that are not written down (e.g. the maths games) please could you write a note in your homework jotter to tell me what you did.

Thanks very much!

Mr Buchan

 

 

Numeracy

Play “Number Bonds Tennis”. This is where one person says a number between 0 – 10 and their partner has to respond with the number that would add up for 10. For example, 5 -> 5 or 0 -> 10 etc. See how fast you can go without making mistakes!

Practise counting forwards out loud in 2s, 5s and 10s.

 

Reading

Everybody has new reading books. Please read the pages indicated on your bookmarks.

If possible, please could you read some of the pages out loud to an adult.

Spelling – Please practise these common words:

the                   that

of                     are

and                  for

you                  was

A great method is to look, say, cover, write and then check each word. This is how we will practise in class. Please try to practise each word twice in this way.

Try to make up a sentence that uses three of the words from this week’s list.

High School information for P7

It is hard to believe that this time next year you will be in S1 at your chosen High School.  Both Beeslack and Lasswade have open evenings coming up which all P7 parents are invited to.  The information is below

Lasswade: There is a current S1 Information Evening planned for Thursday 7 September .  There is also an S1 Parents’ Family Learning Evening on Tuesday 3 October and on Wednesday 1 November, there is a P7 Information Evening.  Parents’ Evenings generally commence at 5.00 pm- this would be the most beneficial one to attend.

Beeslack:

Open evening – The evening includes a tour of the school, an opportunity to meet teachers and for current pupils to share with you some of their learning experiences. The evening is generally well attended and visitors chave commented on the wecoming atmosphere and the strong realtionships evident between pupils and staff.

Our next open evening is on Thursday the 12th of October 2017 from 6.30-8.30pm (LOANHEAD PARENTS CONSULTATION).  They have also recently updated their website with some great info about transition, travel and school handbook http://www.beeslackhigh.co.uk/page/?title=School+Information&pid=7

Welcome to P4.

P4 Information

Welcome back everyone! I hope that you had a nice holiday and are settling back into the school routine easily.

I thought I would provide you with some current information about timetable and topic organisation, homework and swimming.

Timetable Information

Music- The children have music on a Monday morning with Mrs Callaghan and will come into school from the lines first.

P.E.- Our pre-planned P.E. days are Wednesday (with me) and Thursday with Mrs Duncan. I think everyone now has a P.E. kit in school but if not can I remind you to provide one for those days.

Class Novel- By popular demand I am reading Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone to the class after breaks.

Topic- For the next week we are learning about Pirates and Mapping. Linked to survival on a desert island a member of the Outdoor Learning Team is coming on Monday 4th September to assist us in the building of Outdoor Shelters.

Swimming

Due to the fact that the building of the new leisure center is not yet complete swimming will begin on the 12th of September. Children will need a packed lunch that day- a letter with follow.

The children should bring a swimming  costume/trunks a towel and goggles. There is no need to pay for a locker and we won’t be using hairdryers or vending machines.

Homework

Homework in P4 will be distributed on a Tuesday and should be returned on  a Monday.

There will always be reading and spelling and initially (starting from next week) the children will be asked to revise their learn its. More numeracy homework may be handed out as and when additional numeracy support is needed.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 29th) I will give everyone a printed copy of the spelling chart and children will be expected to write what is required in their jotters.

There will be a copy on the Website, posted by 4pm on Tuesday.

Any worksheets that are required will be given and any further copies will either be available from the website (if possible) or from me.

 

 

P5 Homework week starting 19/06/17

1: Write spelling words 3 times in neat columns.

Spelling Homework-259f0bm

2:    Choose 3 of your spelling words and write a good quality  sentence with each. Each sentence should have at least one  good wow word, a connective, a good opener and there should be a variety of punctuation between your 3 sentences.

3:     Complete maths worksheet.