Future Me – Digital Toolkit

Future Me – Digital Toolkit

‘Future Me’ aims to support families to start a conversation with their P1-3 children about their hopes and aspirations, which will ultimately help to improve their lives in the future. It asks families to share those dreams, either as a picture, letter or film on the ‘Future Me’ wall at www.futureme.scot. The campaign builds on existing Scottish Government efforts to tackle educational inequalities and raise attainment in early years and beyond. With increasing time pressures on families, Read, Write, Count highlights easy activities built around everyday things families are already doing. Whether it’s going to the shops, travelling to school or at mealtimes, Read, Write, Count offers parents and carers simple ideas that will help children do their best at school.

As well as the digital and social media advertising, ‘Future Me’ will be supported by national outdoor advertising and radio activity, as well as Bauer’s ‘Life Matters’ radio platform, local press advertising and editorial in The Big Issue. Our community partnership work will be focused on libraries across Scotland, and organisations which support families with additional needs, to ensure that the campaign has the widest reach possible and families can take part in their local community.

 In addition, we have arranged for a delivery of ‘Future Me’ leaflets to every primary school in Scotland, in quantities to allow schools to be able to send these home to all P1-3 families if they would like to take part in this national campaign.


Ski Club Opportunity

Dear Parent/Carer

Woodfarm Cluster Ski Programme: February 2017

Your child has the opportunity to attend an after school Ski Club at Bellahouston Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bellahouston Park, 16 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW along with pupils from the cluster primary schools.  This term there will be two nights on offer to accommodate BEGINNERS (first time on skis) and INTERMEDIATES (can make plough turns down the small slope and can use the travelator tows) and Advanced. Please ensure you book your child into the correct level/night.  If you are unsure which level to book your child into please call Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre on 0141 427 4991 during office hours to discuss. The details of the clubs are as follows:

Activity: Primary 3& 4s BEGINNERS SKI CLUB

Dates:  MONDAY:  20th Feb, 27th, 6th, 13th, 20th March 2017

Time:      4.15pm-5.45pm (Arrive at the centre at 4.00pm – week 1)

Cost:       £50.00 for the block (Cost includes all ski equipment) ( Price due to younger age groups and ratios)



Dates:   TUESDAY:21st Feb 28th Feb. 7th, 14th, 21st March 2017.(5 weeks)

Time:      4.15pm-5.45pm (Arrive at the centre at 4.00pm – week 1)

Cost:           £45.00 for the block (Cost includes all ski equipment).

This programme is a partnership between East Renfrewshire Active Schools and Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre. Children will be taught by professional instructors. Please note that no transport will be provided to the ski centre; therefore you must make appropriate arrangements for your child to be dropped off and collected from the venue. Children should come to the sessions in warm, waterproof clothing and it is essential that they bring a pair of gloves.

Places are limited. If your child is interested in attending the club, please book your place by emailing baxterm1@ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk. Please state the name of your child, school and year group and the night that you would like to attend. You will receive an email to confirm you have a place and be sent a consent form.

 Yours sincerely,

Marie Baxter
Active School Co-ordinator-07800629690

What’s Your Child’s Dream? Future Me

Read, Write, Count’s new parental engagement campaign, ‘Future Me’ launches on 20th February. Future Me, as part of Read, Write, Count, asks parents and carers to talk to their children to discover what their children’s hopes and dreams are, to share those dreams on our Future Me wall and make a promise to do all they can to help their child realise their ambitions. It’s about what’s important to the children of Scotland, and parents making a commitment to help their child imagine a great future and live out those dreams. Future Me’s wall will preserve those dreams, and build a picture of Scotland’s children’s hopes and ambitions – a country that believes every child has the right to succeed, regardless of their circumstances.

A copy of the leaflet which will be delivered to schools during week commencing 20 February and it can be accessed by clicking on the link below. 

Future Me

We feel that Future Me will help parents understand that learning together is useful and purposeful, we want them to feel positive, confident and optimistic about learning together and to engage in their children’s learning journey. By taking part in Future Me together families become closer, the child feels supported by their parent and the parent feels empowered to make a lasting difference to their child’s future, whatever they imagine that to be.

P1, P2 & P3 Parents: Review of Read, Write, Count

Please click on the link to evaluate the first year of the Read, Write, Count campaign and the bags issued last term.

For parents the prize is a personal Read, Write, Count Goodie bag filled with books, games and activities for all the family to enjoy.

The deadline to complete these is Tuesday 28 February. If you are a parent of a P2 or 3 child please also complete the parent survey too: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FCP6MQN

For further information on Read, Write, Count please click on the link below.


Short Story Competition

 ‘If I could travel in time….’


Cosgrove’s 4th Annual Short Story Competition is open to entries from 5th February with a closing date of 3rd March. This year’s them is ‘If I could travel in time….’

Open to all primary school age children in 3 age categories: P1-3, P4-5. P5-7.

All stories must be no longer than 500 words and the entries should be posted in the competition entry box at Waterstones, Newton Mearns along with the £1 entry fee. All entrants will receive a bookmark.

Prizes include book vouchers, books and the opportunity to have the story e-published.

We are delighted to have our competition sponsored once again by The Avenue Newton Mearns and Waterstones Newton Mearns

Woodfarm Cricket Cluster Club- P5-7s – Places Available

There are still spaces left for the Cluster Cricket club starting on Thursday 2nd February at Woodfarm High School.

The Cricket will be delivered by East Renfrewshire Cricket Club coach Ammar Ashraf who has also been into the P5s teaching Cricket during their P.E.

We would love more boys and girls to sign up so we can create a club at Woodfarm and use the NEW Cricket Grounds for training and games.

Children will learn how to play and also get a chance to participate in fun games against other schools.

Club runs 5-6pm at Woodfarm pitches and is £12.00 for the block.

Please contact Active School co-ordinator Marie Baxter on 07766904786/ 07800620690 if your child would like a place.

P1 Parents & Carers – Scottish Book Trust needs your help!

Every November, Scottish Book Trust gifts a free bag of books to every P1 child in Scotland to help them with their reading, writing and counting and to encourage them to develop a life-long love of books. Scottish Book Trust is asking parents and carers of children in P1 to complete a short online survey about the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag. Please click here to take part in the survey, which shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help us to improve the Bookbug P1 Family Bag in the future and you could win a free bundle of books! The deadline for completing the survey is 10 February 2017.

Once again, thank you for helping to make a such a significant impact on the learning of P1 pupils in Scotland.

If you have any questions about the information enclosed, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

With very best wishes

Emma Dunn
Early Years Operations Administrator
Scottish Book Trust Sandeman House, Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
emma.dunn@scottishbooktrust.com | ext. 258 DD. 0131 541 0021
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Judo Taster Sessions

On Wednesday we welcome Brian Long from Pro Judo to Braidbar Primary.  Brian will be providing every class with a judo taster session.   For further information on Judo classes please click on the link below.  Please remember your PE kit on Wednesday.

Judo sessions


Pro Judo Taster



9.15 – 9.45


9.55 – 10.25


11.00 – 11.40


11.40 – 12:15






P6 & P7


P3 & P4


P1 & P2


P5a & P5b

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