The P7s have had a fabulous time and can’t wait to share most of their stories! They arrived back at 2.30pm. This group shot was taken just before they left. A big thank-you to Miss Taylor, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Rutherford for giving up their time this week to accompany the children.
Today, Mr Hardy made a surprise visit to Castle Toward. Unfortunately, he had forgotten appropriate footwear and was unable to attempt the high ropes. Miss Taylor, on the other hand, was swinging majestically through the trees!
The girls have already started preparations for the disco tonight after a hard day orienteering and hill walking. The boys have too!
Everyone loved the late night walk last night and eventually all settled down to a good night’s sleep!
This morning started off dry, but not for all the groups. Miss Taylor and her group undertook the challenge of the gorge walk. Thankfully, there were no spiders to distract Miss Taylor. Meanwhile, Catriona and John reached the highest point on the High Rope Challenge and Damien took the lead in a challenge to rescue the teachers from across the swamp using only a few crates. Perhaps the biggest suprise of the day was that he actually wanted to rescue the teachers!
The children also had to get the ‘toxic waste’ from the poisoned grassland without spilling it. If it falls over, run……!
We all had a fantastic time last night. We hope you all enjoyed, “The Wizard of Clarkston” too. All of the children and staff are absolute stars. They worked so hard to make last night so very special. The costumes looked stunning and the band were excellent.
Thanks again to all our helpers that gave their time and energy into making last night such a fantastic experience and demonstrating, again, how all the Busby Family work together to ensure our children have these amazing opportunities.
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In a competition of 1428 entrants, the following pupils achieved an award at the year’s Primary Maths Challenge.
Cami was awarded a silver certificate and Reagan and Nadia achieved a bronze certificate. The competition requires the students to solve three sets of problems and challenges over the year. Well done to the other pupils who also took part in this. We hope to enter this competition again next year.
Have a go at one of the problems and post your answer. Good luck!
A water tank can be filled by any combination of three different taps. With the smallest tap the tank can be filled in 20 minutes. With the middle tap the tank can be filled in 12 minutes. With the largest tap the tank can be filled in 5 minutes. How long does it take to fill the tank with all three taps running. Explain your reasoning.
All parents are invited to come along to the Science Fayre on Friday 16th March to celebrate the end of Science Week 2012. There will be a short presentation about Curriculum for Excellence and how Science is taught at Busby and then you will have the opportunity of seeing pupils showcase their work and have a go at some of the experiements yourself. We look forward to seeing you then.
The P2s will be holding their assembly on Wednesday 29th February at 9.15am. Parents are invited to come along and see the children sharing some of their learning and work from the inter-disciplinary learning around the theme of ‘Weather’.
Well done to the Euroquiz team: Catriona, Reuel, Tain, Eilidh and Liam. After 3 rounds they were tied for 1st place with St Joseph’s with 51 points. Unfortunately, in the head-to-head tie question, they lost!
Why not try some of the Euroquiz questions – open the document below and post your answers on-line by replying to this post.
We were very proud of the confidence and talent displayed by our pupils in the Scottish Assemblies. The standard of the entries was very high. A list of the winners in the different sections can be found under the achievement section of the website.
Our next House Trauchle is “Busby’s Got Brains”. This will take place next Thursday 9th February. The House and Vice Captains are busy developing questions for the event. We’re sure the children will enjoy this challenge.
This year we will be celebrating Scottish poetry and songs to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns. Each class will select poems to learn and recite. The top three recitals will perform at special assemblies on the 25th January. Child in P5 – 7 also have the opportunity, if they wish, of learning a Scottish song to perform. Pupils in P6 and 7 may also wish to enter the Art competition to illustrate a verse from a Scottish poem.
Please supoprt your child by helping them to learn and recite their chosen poem. We look forward to hearing them.
We hope that you all enjoyed last night’s concert as much as we did. Please give us your feedback.
Our Winter Service will be held at Busby Church on Thursday 22nd December at 9.45. The service will be led by P5 with other classes supporting them. We look forward to seeing you all there.