Willow dome gets a lock down haircut

Many thanks must go to Mrs Richardson, Ivy Richardson and the team of helpers from p5-7 who over the last two Friday afternoons have set about the back garden area at school.

The willow dome was in great need of a lock down haircut – it had grown out of  control.  Have  a look at the wonderful transformation. 

Many thanks to Mrs Richardson and her team for all of their hard work.

Mrs Baillie is looking forward to the hairdressers opening soon so she can have the same magical transformation…….

First day back at school for p1-3

It’s been 9 long weeks since we last saw their little faces at school, and we were delighted to see so many happy smiling faces at the door of  Leswalt Primary on Monday morning.  It was P1-3’s first day back since the New Year – the building has been rather quiet without them!  They were all glad to see each other and be back with their friends.

We’re super happy to have P1-3 back with us at school and hope they all had a brilliant first day back – fingers crossed it’s not too much longer before P4-7 can join us on 15th March .

Scots poetry results

Lockdown 2021 meant that we could not have our usual in school Scots poetry focus as all learning was taking part at home.  But, this did not stop us!  Our in inaugural  North Rhins inter school Scots poetry competition took place on Friday 29th January and was judged  by local Burns enthusiast, Mr Alec Ross.

This event took place on Microsoft Teams, where everyone could see the beautiful handwriting and creative artwork.  Pupils recited their poems with gusto, over the internet.  

Results were as follows – 

North Rhins Scots poetry results  – January 2021

P1 – ‘Wee rid motor’ – Recitation winners : 1. Harry McKie (PPK); 2. Rebecca Manson (KKM);Lily Bennewith (LES):  Illustration winner – Jessica Johnstone (KKM) : Handwriting winner – Rebecca Manson (KKM)

P2 – ‘Nessie’ – Recitation winners : 1. Colin McGregor (LES) / Aaron Farquhar (KKM);Rececca Connor (PPK) :  Illustration winner –Ben Thomson (LES) : Handwriting winner – Rachael Drummond (LES)

P3 – ‘The Circus’ – Recitation winners : 1. Carter Henderson (PPK); 2 .Ela Chang (LES);Ellie Bennewith (LES): Illustration winner – Erin Harbottle (PPK) : Handwriting winner – Erin Harbottle (PPK)

P4 – ‘Fireworks off the castle’ – Recitation winners : 1. Cameron McNeil (PPK); 2. Hamish McGregor (LES); Cara Jamieson (LES) :  Illustration winner – Carys McHallum (LES) : Handwriting winner – Faye Adams (LES)

P5 – ‘Magic Pizza’ – Recitation winners : 1. Noah Gaw (LES); 2. Thomas Agnew (LES);Olivia Johnstone (KKM):    Illustration winner – Jack Trafford (PPK) : Handwriting winner – Thomas Agnew (LES)

P6 – ‘The Whistle’ – Recitation winners : 1. Maya McNeil (PPK); 2. Malcolm McGregor (LES);Breagh Kirkpatrick (LES):   Illustration winner –Izzy and Alba White (PPK) : Handwriting winner – Malcolm McGregor (LES)

P7 – ‘Robert Burns’ – Recitation winners : 1.Jack Cloy (LES); 2. Gregor Reid (LES); Zack Ashton (KKM) :    Illustration winner – Zack Ashton (KKM) : Handwriting winner – Arla McCulloch (KKM).

 

Many thanks must go to all parents and carers at home for supporting the children in this.

 

Spreading the Christmas cheer

On a wet and windy last day of term Mrs Claus and her elves (aka Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Baillie and the p5-7 children) went a wander round the village to distribute the Christmas cards all of p1-7 had made in school to some of the elderly residents of Leswalt.

Many doors were opened, to delighted faces and the children wished all “Merry Christmas”.    It was a lovely way to spread the Christmas cheer, even the rain didn’t dampen our smiles!

 

Leswalt Christmas production – 2020 Style!

Normally at this time of year the staff and pupils would be rehearsing getting ready to put on a Christmas show in Leswalt village hall for the community to enjoy.

Unfortunately, COVID  prevented our usual Christmas concert.  However, even a World wide pandemic could not stop the creativity and sense of fun of Leswalt staff and pupils .

Click on the link here to see how Christmas 2020 will always be remember for being special. 

I hope it makes you smile! 

Christmas Knits and Festive Munch at Leswalt!

It’s Christmaaaaas!!! Well… it’s definitely getting closer! There’s a definite festive feel  in the air at Leswalt as the staff and pupils wore their cheery Christmas jumpers and headwear to school today AND had the added bonus of tucking in to a tasty turkey lunch – complete with crackers and some Christmas tunes of course! Great fun!

 

New playground markings

In September we were successful in receiving some funding from Maths Week Scotland.  Mrs Mc Harg put in a funding bid for a grant.  The only condition was that we had to use this to promote Maths, so we decided to purchase a new playground marking in the shape of a giant target. This will enable pupils to work with numbers in a fun way both at break times and during lessons if they go outdoors.

Today the team from Sovereign play were on site to install the new maths target round the back of the school to give the children another focus at playtimes and maths lessons.  We all went a wander round this morning to check it out and were delighted  with  the  final  design.

Wee woolly bunnets!

Primary 1-4 have been very creative and have all made some very cute Christmas woolly bunnets with Mrs Mc Knight. 

Everyone made elf sized winter warmer head wear in class, using lots of brightly coloured wool.  These creations will be entered as part of the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) competition to make a Christmas decoration using wool.  The boys and girls will send off their photographs to be judged.  And, once made they took great pleasure at hanging them all on the Christmas tree in the school hall for everyone to see.

 

Well done p1-4 , they all look very cute and cosy! 

Christmas Card competition success

We were delighted today to get a good news telephone call to say that a Leswalt Primary pupil is a runner up in the annual Alister Jack MP Christmas card competition.

This competition is open to all schools in Dumfries and Galloway.  Hundreds of pupils took part in it. And, our very own Chloe Kennedy is a runner up!  Chloe’s design will go inside the card, which will be sent out from Westminster.

As a prize, Chloe will receive a certificate and Amazon gift voucher to spend online.

Well done Chloe – we are all very proud of you!