Cricket Opportunity for P1-P4 Pupils

Active Schools in partnership with East Renfrewshire Cricket Club are offering all P1-4 children across East Renfrewshire primary schools the opportunity to participate in the National ‘ALLSTARS CRICKET PROGRAMME’. This is starting on Tuesday 23rd May at Woodfarm Cricket Pitches from 5-6pm.

It will run for 8 weeks and parents will need to register their children online to book their place as places are limited.

Register at

The cost is £40.00 for block this includes coaching and kids get a bag with their own cricket kit!

So try a new sport sign up now for some fun cricket lessons…


Spring Party – Thursday 30 March

Thursday 30th March

Entry £2. To be paid at the door on the night.

P1 – P4   6:30PM – 7:30PM

P5 – P7   7:45PM – 9:00PM

There will be a tuck shop (we would suggest maximum of £1 spending money) and juice is free.

Entry is via the school office. Please collect your child from the gym hall.


A Message from the Pupil Council

Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017

 Our school would like to raise funds for the Red Nose Day Charity on Friday 24th March. The money we raise will help families in the UK and in other parts of the world.

We would like to ask pupils to wear red clothing to school on this day and bring a small donation that will go towards the Comic Relief appeal. Pupils may also want to wear any of the Red Nose Day merchandise.  Classes will also recognise the event in class in a range of different ways.

Please remember to check the school’s website and twitter for photographs of the event.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

The Pupil Council and Miss Innes






Scottish Ballet Auditions – P5 & P6 Children

SCOTTISH BALLET is looking for Primary School children to audition for their Junior Associate Programme!

Auditions will be held in May – closing date Monday 24 April 2017.

 Children who are currently in Primary 5 or Primary 6 are invited to apply.  No previous dance experience necessary. Every child who applies will be offered an audition.

Full details can be found below-



Talking and Listening Homework

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are committed to raising standards in literacy for all of our children. Literacy is a subject which underpins all learning and our teachers foster literacy skills whenever they encourage children to listen, talk, read or write. When children learn their own or another language, they begin by listening, then talking and then extending what they have learned in reading or writing. We are very keen to promote the vital skills of talking and listening in their own right and also to develop a confidence in spoken language that will extend, in due course, to writing.

Building upon a recent focus by teaching staff, we are introducing talking and listening homework at Braidbar Primary. From time to time a topic will be introduced to the children at assembly. This topic will frequently (but not always) be the same throughout the school. The children will then be given the task of discussing it at home during the week. We believe this discussion-based homework is just as valuable as any written homework and will link to learning experiences in class. You will receive clear information about the topics involved and guidance on the amount of time to spend on the activities.


Message from the Eco Committee – Rag Bag Collection 28 March 2017

Our ECO Committee are continuing to promote sustainability across the school and we want to extend this work further by involving the community. We are signed up to the Rag Bag Recycling Scheme and we would like you to help us raise funds for our school with textile recycling. This is an opportunity for us all to help preserve the environment and reduce the amount of material that goes to landfill whilst raising funds for the school. We are accepting textile donations until Tuesday 28th March.

Items we are collecting                              Items we are unable to accept

Wearable clothing                                          Wet/soiled clothes

Paired shoes                                                        Towels

Belts                                                                           Duvets and/or duvet covers

Bag                                                                             Pillows and/or pillow cases


Table cloths

What happens to your textiles?

The school will receive £400 per tonne of textiles collected for recycling! Low grade textiles are made into industrial wiping cloths, carpets, underlay and mattress linings. Good quality clothing is transported to Africa and other developing nations where your old clothes are re-used.


World Book Day at Braidbar Primary and Nursery Class

A message from the Library Committee

Dear Parents / Carers,

As you may know, World Book Day is being celebrated next Thursday 2nd March. At Braidbar we would like to join in and to this end the Librarians and teachers have planned a day’s activities for  Friday 3rd March. The day will start with an assembly to share books and the pleasure of reading and will continue in classes and the school library.

At home we ask that you help your child to choose:

  • a favourite book (in English or another language)
  • a prop that links to a favourite story or character (e.g. a wand for Harry Potter or a tin of spaghetti for the Twits)

Please send these items into school on Friday 3rd March and they will help to form part of our activities and learning for the day.

Many thanks for your continued support.

The Library Committee

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