Primary 1-4 had a very special visitor in December, in the form of Jingles the elf. Throughout the month the naughty little elf got up to lots of mischief and left letters for the boys and girls. The children loved coming in every morning to see what he had been up to. Throughout this nonsense Mrs Mc Knight helped the boys and girls write letters to Santa to keep him informed of Jingles antics.
On the last day of school he left Leswalt. And, by way of apology he left the children a gingerbread house and some chocolate crispies to enjoy.
What a fabulous way to start bringing our fun-filled term to a close. The whole school journeyed up to the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr to enjoy a fantastic production of the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ – and what a show it was!
The Parent Council had very generously organised an ice cream for everyone at the interval – yum yum! Then, after lots of laughing, clapping and singing (Baby Shark!!), the children headed off for a delicious lunch at the Stage Door restaurant before heading back down the road to Leswalt. Now that’s what I call a perfect way to spend a Thursday!
What a fabulous afternoon we had at our school Christmas party! Crackers, party poppers, food galore ( a party buffet supplemented with goodies sent in by parents – thanks folks), fun party games, some super cool disco dancing and a visit from a very special man in red all added up to so much fun! The children had a ball! Just take a look at our snaps below!
The boys and girls of P4-7 collected some goodies together to create a Reverse Advent Calendar – a calendar which gives! They donated this to Alison (Jack’s granny) from Apex Scotland so that the tasty treats can be divided up and given to those in need. It’s nice to be nice!
Yummy! A delicious Christmas lunch was enjoyed by all today. The P7 girls had worked their elf magic in setting up the tables laden with crackers, with Christmas music to accompany the happy chatter. The staff served the excited children and then sat down to enjoy a lovely lunch together. Look at all of these happy faces!
On the 13th of December P4-7 were joined by Scott for our first session of rugby (the last two weeks have been rained off!) The whole class enjoyed a warm-up game of Bulldogs. Then we all worked on some basic rugby moves and learned how to do the cheek to cheek tackle. We had lots of fun trying this out.
We are looking forward to more rugby training sessions next term!
The P4-7 class were set a space homework task and they certainly rose to the challenge! Models, power points, leaflets, mind maps, posters, books and emails zoomed into the classroom created by our super space enthusiasts! I was completely wowed by the quality of what the children produced. Well done everyone – you’re finished space challenges are out of this world!
Many thanks to the team of fabulous pupils, teachers and staff who worked their little socks off on Saturday in Morrisons, helping the shoppers out with their bag packing. Polite and cheery, the bag packers helped many a shopper and were rewarded with their buckets being filled to the tune of £730! Well done Team Leswalt!
Today we welcomed Carol Moyes from the STEM team to Leswalt Primary to lead us in an Hour of Code! This week is Computer Science Education Week and so, having tried Scratch coding before, we tried the fantastic code.org website today. Mrs Moyes gave the pupils a quick information session, then working in the Talk Partners, the children got to it!
Wow – they were so good at this! From Dance Party to Minecraft, Frozen to Flappy Code – the list of possibilities for fun is endless! The children overcame some computer glitches to all produce a short program. And yes, they were much more proficient at this than Mrs F! I’ll need to keep practising…
For the last twelve weeks P4-7 have been enjoying singing and song-writing with Sean, Paul and Sarah. Today we put on a concert for P1-3 and any family and friends who were free to come along. The children sang and were accompanied by Sean and Paul on guitars:
Katie Bairdie (the pupils made up verses with their own words),
The Border Hills,
Bananas are the best (their favourite!)
and Ae fond kiss by Robert Burns.
The pupils really enjoyed their traditional music-making sessions.
Thank you so much to Sean, Paul and Sarah! Sarah is actually a finalist for Young Traditional Musician of the Year. The final is to be held in January at the Royal Concert Hall. We’re all rooting for her!