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dates for your diary

Please note the following dates to assist you in Forward Planning.

The list is not exhaustive and dates of events will be added as the term progresses.

January 2020

Monday 13th January at 7.00 p.m. – Parent Council meeting. This meeting has been postponed and rescheduled.

Monday 20th January at 7.00 p.m. – PTA Meeting in the Infant Campus. 

Monday 27th January – Scots’ Focus Week. 

Thursday 30th January – afternoon – Scots’ Focus Week Showcase.

Friday 31st January – morning – Scots’ Focus Week Showcase.

BENMORE 2017/2018

DAY FOUR

Cloudy but warm today but that’s brought out the midgies!  Another fun packed day full of activities.  The children have continued to throw themselves in with lots of enthusiasm and stretched themselves and many have overcome lots of fears.  Job done!  Lots more photos to share.

Day 4 – Gorge Walking on PhotoPeach

I have also added some videos of the children being daring and cooling off half way through our bike ride today. Braver souls than I.




Day 4 – Cycling With Mrs Laing and Beach Walking with Mrs Muir on PhotoPeach

Lots more great photos from Mr Goodbourn’s activities today which were a Forest Walk and Rock Pooling & Beach Combing. Enjoy!

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DAY THREE

Another beautiful and fun packed day at Benmore. The weather has been glorious again but all the children have bee
n very sensible with the sun cream. The midgies have been out in force so we do have a few bites but nobody is letting that put them off their activities. Today we have been orienteering, kayaking, canoeing, gorge walking, beach walking and more. We have had dinner and are now getting ready for our evening activity. Again, here are a few of the highlights of our day.

Day 3 – Abseiling & Canoeing on PhotoPeach

Mr Smith’s Day 3 Photos on PhotoPeach

We were also lucky today to see a Common Lizard which was caught by our very own Nature Detective Mrs Muir.

Video

I have added a link to allow you to view photos taken by Mr Goodbourn, either click or copy and paste the link below to view further group photos.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/evcNsVX5TziSAJGz1
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DAY TWO

The weather has been great again. A little cooler than yesterday but still a very beautiful day. We have had a full day of activities including mountain biking, kayaking, forest walking, gorge walks, high ropes and orienteering. Everybody is in good spirits and throwing themselves into the different activities. Here are a few of today’s photos for your enjoyment. I have also added a link to Mr Goodbourn’s YouTube channel where you can see a number of videos of the group that he was with today.

Day 2 – High Ropes on PhotoPeach

https://www.youtube.com/user/jonathangoodbourn

Mr Smith’s Day 2 Snaps on PhotoPeach

Day 2 – Orienteering on PhotoPeach

Just a quick line to let you know that we have arrived safely at Benmore and have already been out in our groups getting to know the grounds of Benmore.  Everybody has made their beds!  The children are just doing a little unpacking and then it is time for cake and juice before a little free time before dinner.  More to follow…..

We Have Arrived Safely on PhotoPeach

Day one has been a great success and the children have now retired to bed! After a dinner of fish and chips, jelly and ice cream we visited Loch Awe for a cooling dip. First set of clothes and shoes now in the drying room. Up early tomorrow for a full programme of activities, lots more photos to follow. Make sure you leave us a comment.

Afternoon Activities on PhotoPeach

Mr Smith’s Photos of the Day on PhotoPeach

Mr Goodbourn’s Snaps on PhotoPeach

Success, success, success!!

Kings Meadow Sportshall Athletics team will be returning to compete in the Sportshall Athletics Regional Finals in Edinburgh next year. The team qualified last week coming second place overall.

As usual the children were a delight, supporting one another and sharing their knowledge and expertise.  We impressively took first place in six events with our strongest events being the standing long jump and the 4 lap sprint. Well done everyone!

We won the East Lothian Primary School Hockey tournament in October which means we have qualified for the Lothian regional finals in May. Thanks very much to Suzanne Laing (Haddington Hockey Club head coach) for giving up her very precious time to coach the team on the day.

A P7 boy’s team and a P7 girl’s team attended the East Lothian Primary School in October the boys were third and the girls were second having been defeated by just one point in the final!

We have also been running some amazing extra -curricular clubs. Racquets for P4 and 5 after school on a Tuesday, Cross Country Running Club on Thursday lunchtimes and a Girls Fitness, P6 /7, on  Friday mornings before school. All clubs are well attended and there are plans for P6 Lunchtime Hockey and Basketball next year.

My New Year’s resolution will be to regularly update my school website page so look forward to lots of photos and hopefully some videos in the future!

 

Fantastic Problem Solving Friday Club

Miss Smith and I thoroughly enjoyed our first Friday Club session. We hoped children could apply their higher order thinking and co-operative learning skills to problem solving.

After a quick problem solving ice breaker, we spoke about flooding and their task was to build a tower tall enough and strong enough to withstand a flood. The towers were to be created in groups and constructed from spaghetti and marshmallows!! So they put on their white, blue and green hats on and came up with this…..

Problem solving on PhotoPeach

Further update on school merger

Dear Parent/Carer

I would like to thank parents and members of the wider community for taking the time to come along to the meeting held at Haddington Infant School on the evening of 30 October 2017 to hear about the process and timing of the proposal to close both Haddington Infant School and King’s Meadow Primary School in order to establish a new school. As stated at the meeting, additional staffing arrangements are in place to ensure high-quality education provision is maintained through to the end of this academic session. Kirsty Murray, Depute Head Teacher, Haddington Infant School will lead and manage the school as Acting Head Teacher until the end of this term, 22 December 2017. Thereafter, Mrs McGillvray, Head Teacher, King’s Meadow Primary School will lead and manage both schools to the end of the academic session, 29 June 2018. An additional Depute Head Teacher will be appointed to Haddington Infant School during this period of time. As stated at the meeting, information on the educational benefits of the proposal and leadership and management of a new school will be included within the consultation proposal documents. I look forward to engaging with you further during the consultation period commencing 8 January 2018 and will continue to engage with the Chair of your Parent Councils to respond to any other queries in the meantime.

 

Kind regards

 

Fiona Robertson

Head of Education

John Muir House

Haddington

01620 827834