It’s the end of another fun and busy term! Check out our video to see some of our learning highlights…
What an amazing response to our appeal – we even had donations from members of the local community and our neighbour Letham Primary!
Yesterday I filled my car, so today I brought my big car…..and I still ran out of space and had to call on help!
We had so many donations of wipes and nappies, plus some baby powder and food, so we have donated some of these to a charity preparing baby boxes to make sure everything gets to where it is needed the most.
Thank you again to everyone who donated, you are all amazing!
This week Beatlie participated in their first litter pick of the new school session and can I just say…….
I think we could be out of a job! What a fantastic improvement in the area all thanks to the local community coming together over the past year or so to make improvements to the local environment and we have noticed – WELL DONE.
As we know the problem of litter will not be eradicated and we will continue to support the school, Craigshill and beyond to do our bit to reduce the impact on the climate!
Thank you to all the staff and pupils for participating and doing their best on what turned out to be a beautiful day to tackle the litter.
We will keep you posted for the next one, meanwhile enjoy having a look at our fantastic team working hard.
Beatlie have been hard at it again this week
But I am sure everyone will agree that they had fun with all the different gardening projects they were involved in!
We all had different jobs to do in and around the school grounds maintaining and tidying up areas to make the place look nice for all the times we will be out in the garden to enjoy the summer weather that we hope to get for a couple of weeks before the holidays.
We also took on a special community based project this year – Street Sign Planting. We wanted to take this on and be a part of the community of Craigshill who are coming together to make improvements within the local environment. The staff and children have done an excellent job and I hope you are able to enjoy the blooms when they come out over the coming weeks.
We have all had a fabulous day celebrating World Bee Day in our own Beatlie way!
You will see from the film all the lovely interesting & interactive activities we have enjoyed bringing lots of smiles to our faces.
We hope you have had fun having a go at the bee quiz to see what type of bee you are and that you will support the cause for bees in our country by providing bee friendly environments where you can.
Next week we will be participating in the UK National Children’s Gardening Week so we will be continuing the theme of creating bee friendly environments as well as lots of other exciting project ideas – so come back next week to see what we have been up to.
Today we are celebrating World Bee Day in Beatlie.
This year’s theme is ‘Bee engaged – Build Back Better for Bees’
A third of the world’s food production depends on bees.
Bees pollinate (a process vital to crops growing) three quarters (75%) of leading global crops, including oilseed rape, apples, soft fruits, beans and courgettes, as well as things like tomatoes and strawberries.
Bees are vital for maintaining the balance between living organisms such as human beings, plants, and animals as well as their environment.
They also help reduce pollution.
Scientific studies have proven that bees have become increasingly endangered. So what can be done to help?
- Planting bee-friendly plants like heather and daisies and red clover on balconies, terraces, and in gardens can help
- Leaving sections of the garden wild and letting the grass grow long gives the bees a place to shelter
- Create a bee hotel for your garden’s bee population
- Leaving a small dish with a few pebbles and shallow water in can help if a bee is thirsty
- There are also special bricks which bees can live in
- Don’t use pesticides as they are really harmful to bees
- Buy honey and other hive products from your nearest local beekeeper
I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all who donated some of their old/unused wellies. They are fantastic and have been put to good use.
I have put together a sway to show you what we have done with the wellies and hopefully in May/June we can update you with some beautiful ‘blooming’ flower displays!
We have made some bee homes so it will be brilliant if the flowers attract them to the courtyard garden.
Dear Parent / Carer,
We are organising a collection for West Lothian Foodbank again this year. This will help to provide local families across West Lothian with vital support over the Winter period and during these uncertain times. More information can be found on their website at https://westlothian.foodbank.org.uk//
A typical food parcel would contain a wide variety of items. Some suggestions given on the website include the following:
Long Life (UHT) Milk Tinned beans Biscuits
Breakfast cereals Tinned meat (including Tuna) Pasta sauce
Soup Tinned vegetables (including potatoes) Snacks
Pasta Tinned fruit
Rice Tea or coffee
If you would like to contribute in any way, please send your donations into school with your child between now and end of February. We will be following government guidelines ensuring the safe transitioning of goods with a box for each class to allow for quarantine.
Hello everyone and welcome back! Although it’s been so long since we have all been together we have all settled in as if we’ve never been away. We’ve had lots of fun getting to know our new staff team, new friends and for some a new room. We have wasted no time getting stuck into lots of messy play, outdoor play, gardening and music and are getting used to our new timetables and routines. This term our topic is Storyland and we have lots of exciting activities and stories to explore and enjoy.