This week is our annual Finance Week. The pupils will be continuing to develop good money habits and there will be visitiors in from Barclays and the Construction Industry Training Board to support the learning in this area. There will be profitable pound challenges throughout the week and pupils will be planning enterprise inititives for the Christmas Fayre. Any money raised by the pupils will be used to buy additional Maths games for their class.
The Parent Council are busy organising this year’s Summer Fayre. The date is Sunday 23rd June 2013 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Please add the date to your diary and come along to support us. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you could help out on the day or would like to help with organising the event, the Parent Council have arranged a meeting on Thursday 30th May 2013 at 7.30pm at the White Cart. Alternatively, please see one of the Parent Council members for more details.
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.
If you would like to make a comment about the show, please reply to this post. Thank-you
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.
Science Fortnight is well under way and the children are thoroughly enjoying experimenting and learning about different aspects of Science. Below is a copy of the Science newsletter that details all the events going on. Remember to come along on Friday 16th Match in the afternoon to see a showcase of the children’s work.
On Monday 12th March, Commonwealth Day, we will be taking part in ‘Sport your Trainers’ day. Sport Your Trainers is a national campaign to encourage everyone across the country to wear their trainers on Commonwealth Day and aimed at raising the profile of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, here in Glasgow. Pupils are asked to make a £1.00 donation.
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.
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.
Come along to the Parent Council Race night this Friday. Tickets are still available £5.00 from Ishay or Valerie. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.
If anyone is able to volunteer to help set up or clear away at the end, your support would be greatly appreciated.
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.
The P7 Christmas lunch at Skinny Malinkys, paid for by the Parent Council, will be on Wednesday 21st December. Children can bring their own clothes to change into.