We celebrated the end of Book Week Scotland on Friday afternoon by working in small ‘Book Buddy’ groups for a bit of paired reading. P5-7 pupils had been practising their fluency and expression when reading aloud throughout the week in preparation for today, and were prepared with some reading prompts to try and engage the younger pupils in the story and encourage discussion about the book they chose to read.
P1-4 pupils were engrossed (with some even cuddling in to their older buddy!) while they listened to some very entertaining stories (if you haven’t read “There’s a Bear on my Chair” – look it up!!).
Afterwards, we all watched the Author’s Live event on the Scottish Book Trust website, where we were entertained by James Robertson and Catriona Lexy Campbell who brought ‘The Gruffalo in Scots’ to life.
We had a fab afternoon (and week!) enjoying and sharing books, and developing our love of reading!
As part of the Children in Need fundraising, Alexander and Ewan Clark sold the most quiz sheets. As a reward, they were allowed to be “Headteacher”. They started their slot in charge of Leswalt Primary be sending out an email to all parents;
“Hellow just to say Leswalt primary is the best.
If we wear head techer we would have a big foot ball mach and some pet sheep in the play ground.
Can you mums and dads give your children lots of sweets to night?
see you later alegater.”
Some parents entered into the spirit of the new regime and quickly responded to the communication from their new leaders with “in a while crocodile!”
This was later followed by an update to all parents from the real Mrs Baillie;
I have moved from Leswalt Primary to Portpatrick this afternoon, to leave Leswalt Primary under the shared leadership of Messers Clark.
I have just telephoned the school to speak to the Headteacher. They have reassured me all is well under their control. When I have asked what they have done this afternoon , apparently they have sat back in the office and enjoyed a hot chocolate and Kit Kat (please note this is not standard practice by the Headteacher at Leswalt.)
And, “Ewan has played Friv” and “Alexander has made up a powerpoint for Mrs F”.
The dynamic duo is also about to embark on implementing their fun idea of a whole school football match.
Sadly for all involved, normal service shall resume tomorrow .”
Here is a happy picture of the headies, hard at work!