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Finance Week

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.

Busby Primary School Summer Fayre

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.

Oh What a Show!!!

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

University of Glasgow Mathematics Challenge 2012

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.

The Big Bang!

Pupils in P5,6,7 will be performing the the Scottish Opera’s, “The Big Bang” on Wednesday afternoon at 2.15pm.  Parents of children in these classes are invited along to watch the performance. All the children have been very busy learning the songs and finding out about different forms of energy as part of the Science fortnight.The Big Bang Show! takes performers on a whistle-stop tour of the creation of the universe and explores the wonderful world of ENERGY. Three groups represent the different types of energy – wind, water and sun, fossil fuels and nuclear power. Each led by their own champions, they debate which is best, until Gaia (Mother Earth) points out that unless humans begin to take real reponsibilty for their use of fossil and nuclear powers, the Earth will die. She urges them to learn the lessons of natural powers while there is still time…

Burns Poetry, Art and Song Competition

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.