Heritage Trail 2018

A HUGE congratulations to all Primary 6 pupils for performing a fantastic walking tour of South Queensferry. All actors learned their lines off by heart, and performed with super confidence. Ms Love and Mrs Thomas are so proud of you all!IMG_3389IMG_3442

Thank you so much to all adult helpers (we literally couldn’t have done it without you!) and all family/friends who watched the tours – your smiles and laughs kept our entertainers going!

We are currently in the process of replacing some of our costume pieces and accessories,   and would be very grateful for any donations. We are particularly looking for old-fashioned dresses, pinafors, waistcoats, aprons and girls bonnets. Thanks in advance! 

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!

 

P2HM’s Visit to Dynamic Earth

P2HM loved their trip to Dynamic Earth today. We found out all sorts of things about the weather. Take a look at some of our learning.IMG_1142

We found out that hot air rises. This is why we get wind and rain.

IMG_1146IMG_1150We used tornado bottles to find out what a real tornado looks like. We saw that the bottom of a tornado is much faster than the top.

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We found out that lightening is electric.

IMG_1156We found out what electricity does to metal objects with air inside them.

Parent Council Meeting

The next meeting of the parent council will be the AGM at the school on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

If you would like any matters discussed at the parent council, you can contact any member of the council if they are known to you or you can e-mail the parent council at the following address: parent.councilqps@gmail.com.

Alternatively all parents are welcome to attend the parent council so please feel free to come along in person!

Our standing Agenda items are:

Head Teacher report; School extension update; traffic concerns update; PTA update; Community Council update and AOB

Previous Minutes:

Parent Council Minutes March 2018 (to follow)

Parent Council Minutes November 2017

Parent Council Minutes September 2017

Parent Council Minutes May 2017

 

P6 Term 4 Plan

A very busy and exciting term 4 for Primary 6. Lots of opportunities out of comfort zones!
Please note below dates of the Heritage Trail – a historic walking tour of Queensferry performed by Primary 6. More details of cast lists (each cast performs twice) will be announced two weeks before. 
Monday 28 May – 1:40pm-3:00pm
Tuesday 29 May – 11:10am-12:25pm
Wednesday 30 May – 11:10am-12:25pm
Thursday 31 May – 11:10am-12:25pm

Nursery Diary

Monday 19th – Thursday 29th March

We are delighted to once again have full use of all of our rooms! Our choice board activities and small group support will restart immediately after the Easter holidays.
Our planned learning will continue this week and next.

In Literacy we have noticed lots of interest from the children in mark-making, with some beginning to write letters, or shapes which resemble letters. We will be enhancing opportunities across the nursery to allow them to explore letters, their shapes and the sounds they make.

Our words of the week this week are ‘biggest’ and ‘smallest’, and so in our maths opportunities, we will be exploring size, encouraging the children to identify the biggest and smallest item in a group or collection.

We have some exciting sensory play planned for the next couple of weeks, and so in Science, we will be supporting the children to recognise their senses and link these to the parts of the body that help us to experience these sensations.

With Easter nearly upon us already, we will begin to explore some of the stories and customs related to this, and the importance of this festival in Christian peoples’ lives.

• REMEMBER – Tempest photography are taking group photos of preschool children on Tuesday 20th March from 10am.