U12 HOCKEY WIN | Congratulations to the U12 girls who won their hockey match away at Clifton Hall on Wednesday with a final score of 4-1 to St Leonards! Sophie opened the scoring early in the first half, with Millie scoring a hat trick in the second half.
YEAR 2 ASSEMBLY
YEAR 2 ASSEMBLY | Year 2 led an assembly on Wednesday as they come towards the end of their inquiries into 'Stories from Around the World'. The boys and girls have discovered that stories are always changing as each storyteller adds their own ideas.
The children put on a fantastic performance of two stories. First, 'The Little Red Hen', an old traditional tale thought to have originated in Russia, then a modern retelling of this story called 'Mr Wolf’s Pancakes', by British author Jan Fearnley. These two stories share the same plot and moral lessons, but with many differences along the way. Remember: be kind, help other people, and wolves aren’t always bad!
BOYS' HOCKEY | Our U12 boys played away in Edinburgh on Wednesday, where the St Leonards side took part in a triangular fixture with ESMS and Fettes, losing 1-0 to Fettes and drawing 1-1 in their second game. Well done to the boys on a terrific team effort and to Scott for scoring a top goal!
Headmaster's Commendations were awarded to Lana, Alfie, Emil and Archie for working diligently and displaying a wide variety of knowledge in the last Unit of Inquiry, and producing a superb mind map; Verity for consistently embracing all Homework Heroes activities and tasks, and producing varied work, always to a high standard; Zahara for writing a wonderful story having watched an animation; Ting for coming up with 'Baking Llama' as part of the Unit of Inquiry Homework Heroes task, and pitching her company idea in a 'Dragons' Den' scenario, giving an excellent presentation and even making some dairy-free lemon shortbread for the judging panel; Thea for her commitment and hard work in Maths over the last two weeks, especially showing her understanding of money and completing tasks accurately; Sal for her exceptional effort in Homework Heroes tasks, designing a credit card, cash machine and money; Kai for showing excellent group work skills and engaging in group discussions, contributing a great deal to the class; Cameron for completing detailed work on an information poster on Henry VIII, and delivering an excellent talk to the class, which left everyone captivated; Sophie, Nadja, Elisenda and Edward for completing an imaginative task for German homework, which involved baking; James and Paula for writing and illustrating a wonderful book called 'The Jolly Postman'; George for outstanding work in division in Maths; James and Cara for completing the First Minister's Reading Challenge; Anna for producing a wonderful poster on hieroglyphics.
Awards for Pupil of the Week were presented to Monty for working extremely well independently to complete his Inquiry tasks and for trying very hard with his writing and spelling; Cara and Meredith for consistently, and with quiet determination, working hard all term; Sophie for her thoughtful and measured contribution to the class.
Spirit of St Leonards Awards were presented to Hamish for his hugely positive interaction with a guest speaker, for asking pertinent questions and engaging in the opportunity; Molly, Melissa and Ewen for working really well with the Year 3 boys and girls during their weekly Buddy Time; Katie for always being ready to help by lending a hand; Eabha for showing tremendous courage, resilience and a fearless approach to a swimming gala, in which she competed and achieved a personal best; Sal for showing great kindness to another pupil who slipped and fell in the playground; Lewis for choosing to spend one of his 'snow days' clearing a path and driveway (twice) for his 90-year-old neighbour.
Melissa for taking part in the qualifying heats for Level 4 gymnastics in Perth and coming first. We wish her all the very best for the Scottish Finals this Sunday, 18 March.
Angus and Verity received certificates for judo, in recognition of their promotion to the grade of 2nd Mon.
Bronze Stars for 50 House Points were awarded to Evie, Hari and Anna. Silver Stars for 100 House Points were awarded to Emily, Grace, Alanya, Charlie, Freddie, Harry, Joe, Shreyas and XiuRong.
Jonny and Evie were awarded 'Artist of the Month' certificates for February, in recognition of their expressive paintings.