Community Marketplace

Lasswade Primary are holding a Community Marketplace on the 12th of January 2012. Our aims for the event are to showcase the work which our classes have been doing in finding out about our local community. The event has proved very popular with our parents/carers in the past and because of this, it becomes an excellent way for community groups/organisations to communicate with our school and parents/carers. Last year, many of the groups/organisations that attended found it an invaluable opportunity to share what they do with the local community.

Each stage has been practising some of their favourite Fischy songs to sing to parents and visitors throughout the day.  They have also created display boards to show off all of the work that they have completed during Community Month. There will be an opportunity to look at this work and to visit the classrooms to learn more.

Refreshments will be available and the timetable for the day is in the link below.

If anyone is able to help us with this can you contact the school.

Community Marketplace

It’s A Boy

We have a new arrival…..Mrs Welsh had a baby boy on 16th December weighing in at 9lbs and his name is Casey, congratulations from everyone at Lasswade Primary and we hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

P5’s Community Focus

As part of their community focus Primary 5 visited Bonnyrigg library last week and learnt lots of facts about the services it provides. Primary 5 were given some money to donate books to their community focus and we choice a variety of Scot’s language books that were suitable for lots of different ages. The library were very pleased with their present and hope that lots of boys and girls from Lasswade Primary visit the library and borrow and enjoy the books.

P7 Update on Novel Study

P7 have thoroughly enjoyed the novel study The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and linking this with the events of WWII. Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in pre-war Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command of a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pyjamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighbouring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews. We have followed the lives of these two 9 year olds very closely throughout term two using a number of exciting reading strategies and using this as a context for our writing. We have also watched the DVD to make a comparison of storylines. We have enjoyed learning about the WWII leaders, the timeline of events in WWII, the Blitz, children in Britain who were evacuated and about rationing and the Dig for Victory Campaign. We have designed Anderson shelters in our home teams, created our own war medals and gas masks as a homework task and even listened to war time music including Run Rabbit. Mrs Sharp came in to tell us all about Bonnyrigg at war time and we completed the topic with a Victory Day party.

Christmas Hamper

Staff have made up two hamper boxes for Christmas. These will be raffled for Children 1st at the end of term. Tickets will be on sale from 5 Dec at 20p each or £1 per strip. Tickets will be on sale daily. We appreciate your support in helping others at Christmas.

P5 News and Library Trip

This term P5 have made connections in their learning across the curriculum by linking their science topic ‘Light and Sound’ with ‘ Festivals of Light’ in RME  culminating in their assembly on Friday 2nd December which they also linked to work relating to the ‘Rights of the Child’.

As part of a community focus we have been looking at the Bonnyrigg Library and the services that it provides for the local community and we are looking forward to our trip to visit and talk to the librarian, linking what we have learnt in the classroom to a relevant  context. Please see the attached permission slip and if you can accompany us on this trip please let us know.

Library Trip Permission Slip

This term we have spent our Thursday afternoons developing our skills and knowledge across a variety of interesting master classes and enjoyed the opportunity to share what we have learnt with our peers during our recent showcase.

We have been busily preparing for the Christmas period by creating soap books and reindeer food for the Christmas Fayre and also a scene from ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ to contribute to the school display in the large hall as well as learning about Christmas traditions around the world.

School Open Tomorrow – Update from Midlothian Council

Almost all of Midlothian Council’s schools, offices and premises are set to open tomorrow (Friday 9 December) as normal.

The Council anticipates reopening facilities closed today as part of co-ordinated efforts to safeguard public safety.

The emergency closures were imposed as a result of severe high winds categorised as a Red Alert by the Met Office – the highest level of weather warning.

The situation will be monitored closely overnight.

One exception will be the nursery at Roslin Primary School, which was damaged by a ceiling collapse . Parents and carers have been advised that this nursery will definitely be closed tomorrow (Friday 9 December.)

Parents, carers and residents are advised to check Radio Forth, the BBC or Black Diamond, visit the Council’s website or Facebook or Twitter presences in the morning.

Council staff have also been working to help clear fallen trees and clear debris caused by the high winds, which reached a reported 90 miles an hour in some gusts.

Emergency School Closure

All schools in Midlothian will close at 12pm today due to the predicted heavy storms that are to hit the area in the afternoon and evening. Christmas Lunch will still be served but please arrange to pick up children by this time.

P1 News

Primary 1 have been very busy recently getting ready for their Nativity Play.  The children will be performing for the school on Thursday 15th December and for their families and friends on Friday 16th December.  They are really excited about their first performances in Primary 1!

Primary 1 are also looking forward to their visits to Bonnyrigg Sorting Office on Wednesday and Thursday as part of our work during Community Month.

Some really exciting news in Primary 1 recently was that a dragon had been visiting us to seek our help in rebuilding Fairyland.  He left us letters asking for our help.  Some of the letters were a bit burned as he told us that when he smiled or laughed some flames came out of his mouth.  The poor dragon couldn’t help it.  The children have been working hard to help him by building beanstalks, castles and cottages for the characters of Fairyland.  The children have put together a fantastic book showing all the work they have done.