Junior Road Safety Officers Travel Plan

Our Junior Road Safety Officers(JRSOs) have been working together to produce a school travel plan.

The aim of this travel plan is to provide parents and pupils with green travel information and to encourage them to make sensible choices.

As part of this work the pupils joined with Mrs McMenemy and Woodfarm High to produce a video. The video can be viewed below(Glow login below).

Braidbar’s Eco Committee need your help!

As part of our mission to reduce waste we are collecting rubbish! In school we recycle our whiteboard pens and send them to a company called Terracycle who give us money for them. We are hoping that you may have some old pens or highlighters at home (or at your workplace) that we could also send away.

We have also signed up to recycle baby food packaging. We are looking for any Ella’s Kitchen style pouches and lids that we can recycle. Terracycle will collect these and turn them into new products which we believe is better than binning them.

We would also like to receive any biscuit wrappers that you may have at home. These too can be recycled!

Finally, we are hoping to create an exciting piece of Eco Art! Can you please donate any clean milk carton tops to the school so we can make a wonderful collage for our Eco wall!

Thank you for your help – Keep Recycling!

The Eco Committee.

Parent Equalities Forum

The final Parent Equalities Forum of this session will take place on Thursday 12 May in Mearns Primary School at 7pm.

This will take the form of a ‘showcase’ event with some schools presenting on the work they have been doing around equalities.

All parents are very welcome to attend.

 

SpyQuest

Earlier this year, all the pupils in Primary 5-7 entered a spy themed storywriting competition.  The mission was to write an exciting story that could be made into a game by the company Polybius, who created SpyQuest.

Over 1000 pupils across the UK entered the competition and we are delighted to announce that Sarah Fulton in Primary 6 was the runner up in the competition.

David Goutcher, the creator of SpyQuest, visited the school to deliver Sarah’s prizes and to let her know that her peers would be able to play her game later in the year. He also presented her with a signed first-edition of the SpyQuest novel.

Congratulations to Sarah on her fantastic achievement.

David Goutcher presents Sarah with her prizes.
David Goutcher presents Sarah with her prizes.

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Primary 5 Visit Parliament

Primary 5 worked with Louise Harley, a representative from Hamlyns Oats a few months ago. They worked hard in groups to create products using oats, designing the packaging and presenting their product to Louise. Louise was highly impressed with the work they carried out and she invited two pupils to support her stand at an event at Scottish Parliament . This event was hosted by Business in the Community to bring schools and local businesses together. Madeeha and Ethan from P5 attended the event and presented their work with confidence to many different business representatives and MSPs. The evening was a great success and both pupils made the school very proud.

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Dounans: Day 1 and 2

Primary 7 arrived at Dounans in the glorious sunshine on Monday and it has been non-stop since.

The pupils were allocated their dorms and activity groups before making their way to the canteen for a quick bite to eat. The pupils then endured the ordeal of making their beds! An hour later… the pupils made their way to their first activity. Whilst two groups made their way to build a den under the watchful supervision of Mr Gordon, the others remained on site and participated in a number of team building activities.

After the pupils returned, they ate their dinner and prepared for the evening’s activity. The pupils raced around the centre trying to win multiple games of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ and they were all extremely tired as the headed back to their dorm. With lights out around 10pm all the pupils settled down to a good night’s sleep.

Day Two

Day two started with a full breakfast before the pupils prepared for their next activities. Two groups went canoeing and had a great day on the Loch. Two groups headed up the hills behind the centre and explored the scenery and wildlife there. Whilst the final group walked the Cat Walk and the Night Line.

It was a very eventful day and currently the pupils are participating in the evening activity ‘The Egg Challenge’.

We have tried to tweet photos of the pupils throughout the day so please ensure you follow us @braidbarps if you are not already doing so!!

World Book Day

Last Friday we celebrated World Book Day at Braidbar Primary.

The pupils all dressed for the event as their favourite characters, some of which can be viewed below. We also tweeted throughout the day so please follow us on our Twitter @braidbarps to keep up to date.

The pupils also contributed to a ‘Travelling Book’. The story started with the librarians setting the scene before making its way around the school. The result was a fantastically adventurous read which we would love to share with you!

Braidbar Travelling Book 2016

Spring Holiday Activities

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust offers great value activities during the school holidays to keep your children active and healthy. They have so many fun and exciting activities available. From a variety of sports including gymnastics, athletics and football to our all day activities with a mixture of arts, craft and sport and Bookbug sessions to name a few – they’ll be spoilt for choice!

Not only that, but they offer a variety of activities for toddlers right through to 16 year olds. The activity sessions can last for a couple of hours, a half day or even a full day – there is something for everyone.

All activities are run by an enthusiastic team who are always thinking of new ways to ensure all children and young people have a great time.

To book Call 0141 577 3008 – Booking lines open Monday  29 February.

Brochure can be viewed by clicking picture below.Spring Hol Acts website

 

P5 Visit Giffnock Library

Today, as part of our World Book Day Celebrations, Primary 5 visited Giffnock Library.

The aim of the visit was to look at the work of Robert Louis Stevenson; his stories and inspirations.

The pupils acted out parts of his life story – Miss Innes even got into character- before going on to visualise and discuss aspects of Jekyll and Hyde!

We hope you enjoy the photos.

World Book Day

 

We are the P5 and P6 Librarians and we would like to tell you about some exciting things coming up in school.

This Thursday, 3rd March, is World Book Day and to mark this day we are planning some events and activities to celebrate books and reading.

Here are some of the things that we will be organising in school this week:

  • Visits to the school library led by the Librarians
  • Audio books in the lunch hall
  • Writing a Braidbar ‘Travelling Book’ which each class will contribute to
  • More storytelling and reading in class
  • Creating a ‘Braidbar Top Ten Heroes and Villains’ from favourite stories

 

On Friday 4th March we think it would be fantastic to share books we love by dressing up as our favourite characters.

It would be great if you could help your child/children to choose a favourite character and come to school dressed up on Friday 4th March.   This isn’t a competition, and it should be fun so please don’t spend too much time or money on the costume. The more resourceful and creative the better!

Thank you for your support,

The Librarians

 

Woodfarm High School – Fundraising Sale

Friday 11th March

2.45pm to 3.30pm

In the Street Area

 

Woodfarm High School

Fairtrade, Plants, Crafts, Art Work, Wooden Products, Books/Toys, Easter Cards and Gifts, Tombola

 

Parents/Carers/Pupils from our cluster primaries most welcome. Please come and support the school.

Sporting Achievements

 

This week Braidbar had pupils competing in a series of sporting events.

Runners from both P6 and P7 competed in the East Renfrewshire Cross Country event, held at Rouken Glen. The pupils were a credit to the school and performed to a very high standard. The girls team of Ella, Hannah, Kirsten and Sophie placed very high and the boys team managed to come third, and received a medal for their efforts.

On Wednesday, two teams of boys from P7 and P6 attended a cluster tournament held at Woodfarm High. Both teams had a successful tournament, scoring plenty of goals and showing off their skills.

Mr Gordon commented that their were “some future stars in the making. The showed great footwork and even better teamwork!”

 

 

Primary 7a Assembly

If you missed the Primary 7a assembly on the 22nd January, then you now have the opportunity to watch it online(Glow login required).

Please click on the link below to see the class relive their favourite memories of Primary 7 so far, and discuss their thoughts about starting secondary!

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