Bag Pack

Thank you to Morissons for letting us bag pack yesterday. The P5, P6 and P7 along with staff and parents raised a superb £560 to go towards our school library refurbishment. We really appreciate the generous donations made by the customers.

Winter Service and Holiday dates

Holmston Primary School’s Winter Service will take place on Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 9.45am in the Auld Kirk.  All are welcome to jochristmasin us.

As we are walking to the Auld Kirk, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately in their school uniform and a warm waterproof jacket (dependant on the weather) and sensible footwear.

We would also like to remind all parents/carers that the school closes at 2.30pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopens at 9am on Monday 9th January 2017.

 We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Belmont Transition Christmas Disco Review

On the 14th of December pupils from Holmston Primary School went to the Belmont transition disco for all of the P7 pupils in the Belmont Cluster. It was for us to meet new people so moving on to High School isn’t as tough. It was a fun night with lots of Scottish Dancing. We did dances such as Gay Gordon’s, Canadian Barn Dance, Dashing White Sergeant, Military Two Step and many more. During half time we all got a complimentary ice lolly there was also a tuck shop. After half time we started more Scottish dances we even did some of them to Christmas songs which were much quicker. Once we had finished the Scottish dances we danced to YMCA, Macarena and had the Conga – Boys versus Girls. The Boys Won! We played the Corner Game. After that it was time to leave. All round it was a fun night.

by Callum

Whitletts Activity Centre Football Tournament Review

On the Wednesday 14th of December we went to a school football tournament at the Whitletts activity centre. We were quickly told about the rules and then we were told who we were playing first. We were on the bench first. The games were 7 minutes. We played Alloway first. It was a tough game but we managed to score one to seal the game. We had a quick drinks break then watched the Grammar vs Alloway game then we were quickly on against Forehill in our 2nd match. The game kicked off and we quickly grabbed a goal we were in complete domination in the match and grabbed a 2nd goal. The game ended 2-0 Holmston. Our 3rd and final match was against Grammar we were determined not to concede and we got what we wanted! We quickly came on and bagged a goal not long after we scored again then in the last minute of the match we scored and the whistle was blown for full time.

Overall we scored 6 goals as a team

Conceded 0 goals

And won all 3 games!!

by Patrick

South Ayrshire Schools’ Junior Concert Choirs

South Ayrshire Music Service is delighted to offer an opportunity for your child to take part in the South Ayrshire Schools’ Junior Concert Choir.

The Junior Concert Choir is open to anyone from Primary 4, 5 and 6 and the Senior Choir is open to P7 to S6. These choirs will focus on performance and production of popular music from theatre, film and rock & pop, including choreography and opportunities for group and solo singing.

Click here for further information

Maths Challenge – Elf Suits!

elf2Mrs Claus made four of the workshop elves new suits for Christmas.

Each suit had matching trousers, waistcoat, jacket and hat.

One suit was all red, one was all green, one was all yellow and one was all blue. The elves were delighted with their presents, but decided it would be fun to wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible. So they agreed to swap around parts of their suits until they ran out of new combinations.

How many days did their fun last?

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World Book Day Competition

logo-nikki-for-cc_v2Please take a look at the marvellous work  the pupils from across the school and Mrs Messner have undertaken as part of our World Book Day Competition entry. We are hoping this work will encourage more pupils – and adults – to read for pleasure. We are also looking forward to having author visits to the school next term too.

Click on the ‘Creativity – World Book Page‘ to find out more and leave us your favourite book recommendation or  book review through the comments section.

South Ayrshire – the best place to grow, learn and play.

The Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Play Strategy in June 2013 which articulates the critical importance of play as well as an obligation to protect children’s ability to play.

South Ayrshire Council is seeking your views on:

*  Where children play
*  Outdoor Play
*  Who children play with
*  Play sessions available
*  How often children play

We welcome your comments on the above to help shape a Play Strategy for Early Learning and Childcare across South Ayrshire.

Please find below a parent/carers survey monkey questionnaire:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F6PB2MB

Closing date is the 19th December.

After School Netball Club

Please note that Monday 28th November 2016 was the last after school netball session for this term.  Mrs Tindall will meet with the players at their match on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at Whitletts Activity Centre.  Please return any outstanding permission slips to the school before this event.

After School sessions will recommence on Monday 16th January 2017.