The End of Year Celebration was a memorable event for our Year 6 children at Leagrave Primary School. This was the last social gathering they would have together before heading off to High School. There were special moments for taking unforgettable pictures, feasting and dancing, even the adults were involved in the action.
We are proud to announce that Government Initiatives IQ recognises Leagrave Primary School as a Top Performing and Improving School.
This year, our theme was ‘The Arts & The Action’. As always, Leagrave celebrated in style with opportunities to design a ceramic plate, participate in a range of dance workshops, including Bollywood & Greatest Showman, make music, climb the highest wall, manoeuvre in zorb inflatables, race in electric go karts, have their face painted, as well as enjoy ice creams and smoothies!
The children had an amazing time making memories and developing their personal and social skills including: lots of first times, overcoming fears, having a go, supporting others, learning new things, feeling proud……… just happy children having a great time and being the best they can be! One child said, “I will remember this day for a long time – I feel like I can do anything!”
Companies, who travelled from all over the country to set up their activities, said that the behaviour and manners of the children at Leagrave were outstanding. Another great event for our school community!
On Thursday 20th of June, everyone at Leagrave was so excited because it was our World Maths Day celebration! Our theme was statistics and year group got to carry out practical activities then record them using different types of graphs and charts. We also had an estimating competition where each class had to guess how many sweets were in the jar. Congratulations to 1M for guessing the closet amount and winning the jar!
On Wednesday 19th June, 4W visited Downside Primary School as part of the Schools Linking Project. They were paired with Fitzroy class in Year 5, and had previously met at Stockwood Park. Children mixed with their partners to undetake team building and group activities. Children playedin a Benchball tournament, and also worked together to build their ideal High Streets. Children have learned a lot about a school which has both similarities and differences to Leagrave
Zakiya “Downside is much bigger than Leagrave. It is important to meet different people and understand them. I really enjoyed it.”
Kyera ” We had lots of fun designing our shops and playing Benchball. I made a new friend.”
WOW! what a fabulous trip to Whipsnade Zoo on Thursday 13th June. The children had the opportunity to see a range of animals. They were able to experience 1st hand the different habitats that they have been learning about in class for their ‘Predator’ topic. All the children displayed outstanding behaviour- They were an asset to Leagrave! Well done Year 3!!
Last Friday, our choir spent the afternoon rehearsing for the local Singing Spectacular, which is held at Stopsley Baptist Church. This event takes place every year and invites schools from across the town to come together to perform. As always, the Leagrave children did their school proud – they knew all the words and every single one of them sang their hearts out to put on an absolutely amazing show. Thankyou so much to the children who performed, the staff who supported and to the many parents and families who came to watch. Definitely looking forward to the choir’s next performance!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
This week, the whole school has been discussing just that question, studying the Geography curriculum in depth and finding out about their local area as well as locations all over the world. Children have been map making, undertaking fieldwork, carrying out surveys, making music, and investigating how Luton is different to, and the same as, many other places. A visitor from Luton Town Community Outreach visited Year One to talk about how Luton has changed, whilst in Year Four, the children developed a taste for some rather strong French cheese! Early Years classes walked around the school and local area to find out about the different features, whilst Year Three compared Luton with the village of Toddington. Years Two and Six have both looked in greater details at the communities which Leagrave supports in its charity work, namely Congo and Belize, whilst Year Five looked at the effects of climate change around the world, with a focus on Bangladesh.
It has been a most enjoyable week, and we have all learned lots. Thank you so much to all of the parents who were able to join us to share our learning, your support is always so valuable to the children and so much appreciated.