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 .
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.