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:
House Sing Off practice – organised and led by P7 House Captains.
House ‘Sing Off’ practice – 10am
PE – 1:15-2:15pm
PE – 9:15-9:45am
House ‘Sing Off’ practice – 10am
House sing off practice – 10am
- Christmas Party – All afternoon
Children can wear their party gear to school or change just after lunch. Party costs £2.
Church Visit – The school will visit the church – 9am
Note: If possible, it would be greatly appreciated if pupils could bring along a non-perishable food item into school, which the pupils will take to the church as a donation. These are passed on to the local foodbank. Thank you.
School Finish – 12:25pm
There will be no homework until we are back in the New Year. Enjoy your holidays and rest!
Lastly, I would like to thank parents for their support this term and I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching the children in Primary 6.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
*Pupils are due back on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
News / Events this week:
- Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch.
(The options for lunch are turkey or macaroni cheese. Children may bring a packed lunch instead if they wish.)
- P3-7 Concert rehearsal for the rest of the school.
- Brunton Theatre Pantomime ‘Cinderella’. The bus is due to leave Loanhead Primary @ 1pm.
It should be noted that the pupils will be late back. The bus is due to collect everyone from the Brunton Theatre @ 3:45pm.
Children should wear their school uniform as normal and do not need to bring sweets or snacks.
- P3-7 Christmas Concert Show # 1 2pm Tickets should be booked and received by now.
- P3-7 Christmas Concert Show # 2 11am Tickets should be booked and received by now.
- Reading – See reading diaries.
- Spellings Dictation – This will be the same as last week, due to unforeseen changes made to the timetable last Friday, the dictation was not completed.
- Health & Well-being – ‘Keep Connected’ worksheet. This is a P5-7 task to create your own team of the special people in your life. (See worksheet for further info). This task is due on Friday 13th December.
- Pupil Talks presentation – I had originally set this homework to be completed by Monday 2nd December, however some have yet to be finished and brought into school therefore I have encouraged those pupils who have not started, to try and prepare one this week. Thank you to those who have prepared a pupil talk and are waiting to present it. From the talks I have listened to so far, I am really impressed and I can see the effort the children have made to highlight their personal interests and hobbies.
Thank you for your support,
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
P6 & 7 Boys’ Football Festival (12:30-3:15pm)
Ski Instructor from Hillend will be in class to discuss skiing for next term with the P6 pupils.
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
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!
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.
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,
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.
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!
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:
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Homework this week is due on Friday 15th November and will be as follows;
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.
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,
News / Events this Week
Monday 11th November: Remembrance Day
Friday 15th November: Children in Need – Crazy Hair or Hat Day! Donations are greatly appreciated.