Benmore Day 4

Good evening!

 

We’ve had an awesome last day! The boys and girls have been a real pleasure this week and done themselves proud!

 

Thursday night calls for a disco here at Benmore and we’ve used up the last of our energy dancing the night away! They’ve almost flossed themselves in half and taught the teachers all the cool new moves!

 

The school will keep you updated with our estimated time of arrival tomorrow afternoon! I’m sure you’ll hear lots of funny and exciting news and stories when we get home!

 

See you soon! Make sure the hot water is on and the washing machine is empty!

 

Mrs M, Mr B, Miss H, Mr T and P7

 

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder will be held tomorrow Thursday 29th March.

The times for the classes are as follows:

12 noon- nursery (am and pm) parents to accompany

1:40- P5 and P6

2:00- P4

2:20- P1 and P2/3

2:40- P6/7 and P7

All parents welcome to come along and watch!

Scottish Ballet

Do you love to dance?  

Are you going to be in P6 or P7 in September 2018?

Why not apply for Scottish Ballet’s Junior Associate Programme?

Free audition!  No dance experience necessary.  Every child who applies will be offered an audition.

Find more information here:

 

P7 Maths Mini Project

This week in Primary 7 we started our maths mini project where you plan an end of year excursion. We were separated into groups to complete the task.  It has been hard to find different types of information and all of the groups are working hard. We had to figure out the cost for travel and the activity we have chosen, make a healthy snack and each day filled out our feedback sheet for everyone else our group.

When working on World War 2 we made Propaganda posters in art. Continue reading “P7 Maths Mini Project”

NYCoS Singing Groups

Dear all,
We are now in the process of delivering taster sessions for the NYCoS singing groups to all P3 classes (and some P5s). if you have not already had yours, you will be getting them soon!
I have had some enquiries from parents who say the link isn’t working in the email that has gone home and I am also finding some children haven’t had forms. Would it be possible to send this message out again to all parents? Thank you.
 
“Bookings for the National Youth Choir of Scotland Singing groups are now being taken. P3 children will have had or will be having a taster session in school. Please follow the link on the information leaflet that comes home to register BEFORE Tuesday 19th December, or click www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nycos
Choirs are open to all P3-P7 children. If you don’t have a leaflet, please click the link above for all information or contact cmcmillan@eastlothian.gov.uk
Children who are not registered by Dec 19th will need to call 0131 653 5252 in term time only or can try just turning up on the night. Choirs start back week beginning 8th January.”
 
Thanks all – we won’t turn anyone away who does just turn up to a group without having registered, but we’re trying to encourage registration in advance.
Charlotte
 
Charlotte McMillan

Benmore Day 4

The final activities are completed, the pizza was yummy, the disco moves were epic and we have a bunch of rather exhausted children in their beds! We’ve had an excellent week here at Benmore! Can we rewind to the start of the week and do it all again?

See you all tomorrow! (Have the hot water on and the washing basket at the ready!)

Love from P7!

Benmore Day 3

Another activity packed day completed and we defintiely heard a buzz around the room at dinner time this evening! Lots of chat about our favourite activities (too many to choose from!) and funniest moments so far (Miss Blanchflower definitely didn’t capsize in kayaking yesterday and have to get a lift to shore on the back of Cameron’s kayak…poor Cameron)!

Teamwork has been a particular strength this year and each group has been telling stories about how they’ve been helping and encouraging each other to push themselves out of their comfort zones! Yay team!

The boys and girls have been taking their cleaning duties very seriously (take note parents!) and have been keeping the house clean and tidy; room inspection scores were on the up today and the competition is on for Thursday and Friday!

Mrs MaCartney gave us a surprise visit this morning and stayed for the day, joining different groups at their activities. She even got her wet shoes on and joined Miss Glissov’s group kayaking!

Sweet and sour chicken/vegetables with rice and arctic roll with peaches were on the dinner menu tonight. However, “don’t worry” you don’t have to take the sauce with the chicken nuggets!

This evening’s activity was an active game of cluedo where the children searched the house for clues to discover which instructor committed a terrible crime! We also had a music quiz and caught a glimpse of the dance moves in store for us during tomorrow night’s disco!

Sending love to all at home (2 more sleeps!)

Miss B, Mr B, Miss G, Miss W and P7

Benmore Day 2

Our first full day has been a blast here at Benmore. All the groups have been out enjoying morning and afternoon activities – everyone has had a super day and each activity seems to trump the previous! Only 7’s for dorm inspections this morning so plenty of room for improvement. Spag Bol for dinner with apple crumble for dinner…oh and gooey cookies for cake o’clock…we are not complaining about the food!! Everyone sends their love home,

The staff and P7 (they grow up so fast!)