Due to the fantastic response and support we have had in previous years the Parent Council will once again be producing class calendars for sale. The photographer will be in school on Monday 31st October to take class photos to ensure the calendars are ready for Christmas. Big smiles everyone!
Here is the latest newsletter showing the initiatives on the go and progress within Midlothian.
As a whole school we are doing a big focus on the Olympics this session. At assembly we pulled countries out of a hat for each class and each class will be then be building up the work they do over the session. In May we will have an Olympic Focus month and this will end with an Olympic sports and showcase for parents. We achieved Get Set Olympic status through the work of the boys writing club last session. Every month we are also having a focus on the Olympic values at our citizenship gatherings and through our social skills work. So far we have focused on friendship in Sept, Respect in October and November is excellence. At the end of each month instead of wonderful work certificates we are giving out Olympic values certificates.
A section has been created on the Website that we will update with news and events as we progress towards London 2012. Please keep checking back.
Another order for School Uniform will be placed this year, this order has to be completed by Friday 4th November so please complete and return the form below by this date if you wish to order.
Yes that time of year is fast approaching and The Parent Council and the School will once again be having a Christmas Fair. It will be held on Monday 28th November 2011 at Lasswade High School from 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Tickets Adults £2 (incl mulled wine & shortbread) Kids 50p (incl soft drink & shortbread)
Stalls will include nursery and P1-7 craft, jewellery, confectionery, home baking, tombola (adults & kids), face painting, Santa Claus (£1 incl gift), poinsettias, teddy bears birthday, homemade cards & many more …
If you would like to book a table to sell any of your own crafts/gifts etc they are available on a first come first served basis costing £10, please complete tear off slip in the link below to reserve your space.
Once again we will be holding the Fair in the Hall at the High School to accommodate everyone. We are required to advise how many are attending so tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket no admittance. Please print off slip below and return to school no later than Friday 25th November.
Donations for our tombolas would be gratefully accepted, adults tombola can consist of bottles, wines, spirits, beer, candles, notebooks, diaries. Child’s tombola can consist of toys, sweets, colouring in pens etc. Any donations can be handed into school from now until the afternoon of the 25th.
Primary 5s have started their Novel Study, “The Scarecrow and his Servant” by Philip Pullman and are enjoying the story very much. They have been doing lots of active learning and drama activities. The children are reading various texts at home which they have personally chosen and are recording their comments in a special yellow and green reading diary.
Primary 5s are continuing their travels around the world and have visited very many places. They have studied Australia, China and USA in particular. Both classes are delighted that the class averages exceed 15000 steps each day and we appreciate the children’s continued effort in the Global Children’s Challenge. We hope that being more active for the last 50 days will be a lifelong habit which will continue after the challenge has finished on November 3rd.
In RME, both classes have been learning about Parables, such as The Good Samaritan, The Sower of the Seed etc. Now they are studying Festivals of Light, starting with the Hindu Festival of Diwali, where they will be making clay Diva lamps and Rangoli Patterns.
In Science, they are about to study Light and Sound.
Everyone made an excellent effort to bring a packed lunch full of tasty local food as part of our ‘eco one world picnic’. P5 were focussing on where our food comes from and the benefits of buying local produce. This included tasting some traditional Scottish food; fruit such as berries and apples, shortbread and oatcakes, so we could see for ourselves why local food is better!
Global Children’s Challenge
Both classes have started our ‘Global Children’s Challenge’ which involves everyone in the classes wearing a pedometer and aiming to walk over 15000 steps a day. We have made an excellent start and have even managed to have walked enough steps to both be in the top 10 classes in the WORLD! (There are nearly 4000 classes taking part!).
Well done P5 keep those steps up!