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Health Week in Beatlie


On Tuesday 24th of May we started our Health Week. We chose to run an Olympic theme throughout the week, with every class representing a different country. Campsie was USA, Lammermuir was Italy, Hopetoun represented Greece, Lomond was China, Pentland was France, Glendevon was Australia, Ochiltree was India and Duntarvie represented Spain.
We started with an Olympic Opening Ceremony with every class marching round the hall to their national anthem and carrying our Olympic torch.
In the afternoon we had all classes displaying their dancing skills, with music and dance from their specific country. It was lots of fun with some pretty spectacular movers!!!

Click on the link to see some of our international dancing.


On Wednesday we held the Beatlie Olympic Games. Children represented their country in 2 events selected from an assortment which allowed for the varying range of abilities and needs of our young people.

For Olympic highlights, click below.


….and click here for the equestrian event.


Here are the end results.

Event Winner Country
Curling Group 1 Chloe Italy
Curling Group 2 Vikki France
Football Jamie and Callum – joint winners USA andChina
Weight Lifting (Ambulant group) James USA
Weight Lifting(Wheelchair group) Sophie Greece
Hammer Throw John Spain
Target Shot Aiden France
Bowling Group 1 Andrew and Rowan – joint winners China and India
Bowling Group 2 Ross Australia
Gymnastics – Beam Christopher USA
Rhythmic Gymnastics Group 1 Lauren China
Rhythmic Gymnastics Group 2 Amy China
Equestrian Eventing Emily China
Swimming Aaron USA

The final medal table looked like this:-

China 5
France 2
Australia 1
Greece 1
India 1
Italy 1
Spain 1

All the winners received a gold medal and a certificate at our Closing Ceremony …….  and then so did everyone else!

On Thurday morning we made healthy snacks from our countries and shared them in the hall in the afternoon.

The Monsters are Coming!

For this year’s Red Nose Day, we decided to combine the monster theme of this year’s Red Nose Day with National Science and Engineering Week. The challenge this time was for every class to build a monster which would be displayed and judged at the Red Nose Day Cafe.

Ochiltree organised the cafe and even made little red nose table centre decorations. All the classes joined in making decorations for the reception area and dining hall and on the day itself lots of the pupils dressed up as monsters too.

Parents came to the cafe and so did pupils from Letham Primary. One boy was heard to say, “This is the very brilliantest day!”

There was great excitement during the voting for the monsters and rightly so! They were super with things to turn and touch and lots of switches to press and things to listen to.

Click on the link below to see pictures from the day and to find out which class won the Monster Competition.


World Maths Day in Beatlie

On the 1st of March, Beatlie pupils enjoyed an afternoon of maths and number activities to celebrate World Maths Day.

Every class set up an activity for other classes to enjoy and then rotated to experience the different games.

There were counting and time activities, a sport theme, a dinosaur theme, shape and colour games and songs to sing. If you click on the link below, you can see an assortment of photographs from the day. We hope you enjoy! 


Beatlie’s Literacy week

Ryan concentrates on his Chinese art work.

John shows Duntarvie's book.
Lammermuir pupils made treasure as part of their Pirate Theme.
Thomas came from the library to read us stories.
Helen reads to Duncan
Mavrah shares Duntarvie's book with Hopetoun.
This is a funny book!
Hopetoun enjoyed the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker
We learned the story of Chinese New Year

During the week 29th January – 4th February, Beatlie celebrated Literacy Week which had been arranged to coincide with National Story Telling Week.
Throughout the week, all classes focussed (even more than usual!) on language, communication and story telling. There was lots of hard work but lots of fun too. Visitors came into school to tell us stories, Kate and Allison shared story telling songs with us. Some classes chose to have a theme running throughout the week whilst others incorporated Chinese New Year. Some classes made their own books and visited each other to share stories – it was a very sociable week!
Each class made a BIG page to be put together to create ‘Beatlie’s Big Book’ in celebration of this special week. These individual pages were shared at the whole school assembly at the end of the week.
Here is an assortment of photographs which give a flavour of what went on.

Beatlie Enterprise Fair

The cafe was busy too!

At the end of November, Beatlie held a very successful enterprise fair. All classes had worked really hard to contribute to the event and raise money for their own class funds.
There was a cafe for refreshments and a raffle too.
All stalls had agreed to contribute a percentage of their profits to a charity which was to be announced on the
day. Parents had nominated favourite charities and the lucky one drawn from the hat (well, bucket actually) was Signpost. This proved to be a VERY popular result and indeed Signpost had had more nominations that any other charity.

Busy, busy, busy

Sponsored Activity

A big thankyou to everyone who helped with the sponsored walk/activities to raise money for the James Young High School pupils who are heading off to Peru with the  Vine Trust.   The pupils did really well with their various challenges and the staff certainly got a work out too!!  It was a great day and the food put on for us at the Baptist church was fantastic – we had a lovely, well deserved feed before setting off back to School.  Well done also to the nursery pupils and those who stayed behind at School – I know you all completed your sponsored challenges with enthusiasm! 

The Happy Gang

If anyone would like to see the slide show from the day – there is a copy in Duntarvie.