P5 Food and Farming Event

The Primary Fives had a great day out last week at a Food and Farming event hosted by the Royal Highland Educational Trust. The children were able to take part in activities put on by a range of businesses and community groups. The aim of the event was to help the children get a better idea of where food and other raw products come from, how they are processed and used, why they are important for our local area and country and even what happens to our waste.

The children were able to talk to farmers and business people, taste produce, have a go at weaving, carry out investigations, see real farm animals and sit in the driver’s seat of a tractor!

Communication at Benmore Camp

Further to our meeting last night, the Twitter accounts for you to follow are…

@P7atQPS and

@QueensferryPS

We will send the occassional Tweet during the week to let everyone know how we are getting on, what we are eating and so on.

I have a note of the photo permissions and will stick to these regarding pupils’ photos at camp.

Fiddler On The Roof

Nobody point out that our first show is 3 weeks on Monday!

Rehearsals are going well, thank you so much to every pupil who has committed to this and turned up after school.

Mrs Mclean has sent costume suggestion sheets out to all cast members asking for families to try and source as much as they can; anything which you can’t get please get in touch soon and we’ll raid the Heritage Trail box!

The show itself will be performed on the 25th and 26th at 7pm at the Barony Theatre in Bo’ness.  Tickets will cost  £6 pounds each and will be limited to 4 per child.  A family ticket costing £20 will be available; this must be for either the Monday or the Tuesday (not split over the two nights) and will count as a child’s full allocation.

Any extra unsold tickets will be allocated from a waiting list on a first come, first served basis.  Order forms will be sent home soon!

 

December chat

It’s amazing that we are nearly halfway through the year  already!  The children have dancingbeen working really hard right across the curriculum, while taking onthe duties of P7 well.

Since the beginning of November we have been at Benmore, had Parents’ Evenings, welcomed Pudsey to a Strictly Assembly, been immunised against the flu, learned about the Old Testament during Bible Alive presentations and helped at the Christmas Fair! And this is all as well as the Number Talk numeracy, improving our reading and writing and the Remebrance and Friction work we have been investigating.

And what’s coming up? Next week we’ll attend the P1-3 Nativity (not the staff one…) and are looking forward to Macastory’s Festive Friday show, The Frost Giant 2 – The Mirror of Malice.  Don’t forget your winter jumpers!

On 18th December our violinists will entertain us with a concert and Wednesday 20th December is…our ceilidh!
We have hired a 6 piece band for this event, and the children are encouraged to dress well for this.  More grown up than a “just” party they will dance with the invited guests and take part in games.
We also ask that each child brings something for the buffet table – enough for themselves and one other or tow others, not all 55 pupils! – and will ask them for their ideas in advance to prevent 55 plates of sausage rolls which, while delicious, have finite appeal…

Term will end after the church service on Friday 22nd December at 12 noon.  Then we’ll see you are the break for 2018!

P2HM walk the Queensferry Crossing

P2HM picked out these pictures to share with you. They came up with the captions too.

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High five for the new Queensferry Crossing!

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This man looks after all the bridges in Scotland. He makes sure the bridges are safe.

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Here we are walking on the new bridge. We are glad that we got to walk the bridge.

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We walked on the hard shoulder. The hard shoulder is for cars that have broken down. Oops did you spot that we were walking the wrong way.

 

Here are a few more….

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