P6/7 Bake Sale is on Tuesday 10th March.
We look forward to seeing you!
This was Ailsa’s last day at Elphinstone. We said goodbye with a song, some cake, and a wee boogie before Ailsa walked under our P1-7 Elphinstone tunnel amid loud cheers and with the old school handbell ringing in her ears!
P1-7, enjoyed a whole school music workshop. Every child was given an instrument and had great fun joining in with the music fun with ‘feeling the beat’ and ‘getting into the groove’! Our visitors from YMI were great at involving everyone and it was a brilliant afternoon!
Well done to Stuart Carr (dad of Arran P3) who was the lucky winner of our Scots Quiz! The Scots hamper is waiting for you to collect!
Thank you to all parents and grandparents who came along to our annual Elphinstone Scots afternoon. We hope you enjoyed watching the children performing the Scots singing, dancing, poetry recitals, Burns presentations and sketches. Don’t forget to hand in your ‘Scot’s Words and Sayings’ Quiz to win the Scottish hamper!
Scots Afternoon on PhotoPeach
One of the ideas that the pupils contributed to our ‘Elphinstone Ross Rocks’ list , was ‘Book Circles’. On the first assembly of the new term, pupils brought a favourite book to share with their Elphinstone home-team.
The children sat in circles and took turns in talking about their chosen book and sharing with the group why it was a favourite. Some pupils brought along a book that they were enjoying reading this month and others chose to share an old favourite that they loved to read over and over again.
The hall was alive with chatter! The children were very keen to show off their books to others in their circle, and enjoying sharing, talking and listening.
Santa visited Elphinstone and left every class and staff very large envelopes with strange jigsaw pieces inside! It was all very puzzling and so we gathered together in the hall to find out what it was all about. Very quickly children spotted that everybody’s pieces fitted together to make an extra large jigsaw puzzle. It turned out to be a poem from Santa addressed to the whole school and Nursery. This was the start of a series of challenges!
The storyline theme was based on our school nativity. This week parents were invited in to the school to see how our storyline theme had progressed in each class.
On 10th and 11th December P1-7 performed in our annual Christmas show: ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’. Every child in the school had a part and they all worked very hard on to put on a fabulous performance. Judging by the parents’ comments afterwards, they really enjoyed this year’s nativity. We are glad you enjoyed the show!
Thank you to Mrs Moore for all her hard work and skills in directing, producing, choreography and sewing! Thank you also to P1/2 for their wonderful nativity drawings which we used in the programme.
The proceeds from the nativity photographs will go towards the P6/7 school camp in June.