Science at Carlibar

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Mar 272015
 

Science Week 2015 is now in full swing across the classes in the school and CCC.

Parents will be able to see photographs of the experiences that children have had when they visit the school on Thursday 2nd April.

  • The family centre children had a visit from Jon Davis from Think Science on Tuesday.  He brought  his inflatable planetarium and the children thoroughly enjoyed this experience, learning all about our solar system.
  • Primary One learned about electrical safety and took part in different activities to learn more about static electricity.  Have a go at home – give your child a blown up balllon and ask them to show you their static electricity science tricks.
  • Primary 2 pupils have great fun at the Ready Teddy Go Workshop learning about forces.  They worked really well in teams exploring floating , sinking friction and gravity.
  • Primary 3 and 4 learned about magnetic forces in the Marvellous Magnets Workshop and are having lots of fun in class exploring magnets, they have a challenge to create their own game that uses magnetic forces.
  • Primaries 5 and 6 have been making lots of noise! They took part in the Sounds Amazing Show from Generation Science to learn about how sound is generated and travels.  In class they made their own Kazoos to take home. (Parents might want to get some ear plugs!)
  • Primary 7 have been learning about different ways of generating electricity in the Power from the People Roadshow.

 

Mar 272015
 

Just a reminder from Mrs Fleming that shared family learning projects should be sent into school on Tuesday 31st March. We need time to get them displayed for parents to see when they attend the Easter Service on Thursday 2nd April. Pupils will also get an opportunity to see the projects from across the school.  Lots of children have been telling me about what they are doing at home and it sounds as if we will have a range of really interesting projects.

Just in case the sheet has not made it home – here is an electronic version.

Science week family learning challenge 2015

Mar 272015
 

223503160Many thanks to Mr John Semple from Albar Landscapes, Barrhead, for his donation of lots of top soil to fill our recycled plastic raised beds.  On Friday afternoon one of our parents delivered the soil and a keen team of children from Primary 4-6  have filled one 2 metre by 1 metre raised bed with the soil. We still have a lot of work to do to get the rest of the raised beds ready so if any parents an help out please phone the school office and leave your details.

Mar 262015
 

Thank you very much to all of the parents who volunteered to help out improve our school garden so that we can increase the opportunties for children to learn outdoors.  We will be in touch shortly to arrange dates for the various projects.  If you didn’t get a chance to volunteer last week and have any free time after Easter please contact the school office and leave your details and times that you could help.

 

Mar 252015
 

740x740_The-Red-Nose-1Just to give you an update on how much was raised for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day. A cheque for £444 has been sent to the charity to assist them with worthwhile projects at home and abroad.  Thank you so much for your generosity.

Science Fun at Carlibar

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Mar 232015
 

This week and next week our focus for learning is science.   We have a number of workshops and shows taking place in Carlibar. There is also a shared family learning challenge sheet that has been sent home with a range of science topics for you to choose from.  There will be certificates for everyone taking part and mystery prizes available.

On Tuesday 24th March we have Think Science delivering a workshop on electricity for primary one children and all family centre children will be able to visit the inflatable planetarium to learn more about space.

Thursday 26th March Generation Science are visiting and will deliver the following activites

PRIMARY 5 and 6 – GOOD VIBRATIONS THE SCIENCE OF SOUND

A fascinating mix of sound, music and the science of noise. In this highly interactive show pupils will investigate the principles of sound; from how a simple noise is made to modern digital music technology. See music come to life in front of your very eyes, and create your own recording with the class!

Friday 27th March Generation Science are visiting and will deliver the following activites

PRIMARY 2 – READY, TEDDY, GO! THE FORCES AND MOTION WORKS HOP

Forces, movement and motion are investigated by our popular teddy bear team in a series of fun and engaging activities for all the class. Our inquisitive bears reveal the principles of gravity, friction and movement demonstrated through challenges that connect science concepts to the real world.

PRIMARY 7 – POWER FROM THE PEOPLE GENERATING GREEN ELECTRICITY

Pupils will discover the secrets of electricity first-hand in this stimulating interactive workshop.
Pupils explore what electricity is, how it can be stored and even create some themselves using our specially designed hand generators.

PRIMARY 3/4 – MARVELLOUS MAGNETS THE MAGNETIC DISCOVERY SHOW
In this engaging hands-on workshop our storytellers introduce concepts such as magnetic attraction and repulsion, fields and poles. Interactive supported play
allows pupils to explore magnetic forces first hand as they learn about the effects they have on the world around us – like the amazing Northern Lights.

 

Monday 30th March Think Science will visit again and carry out workshops exploring electricity and building circuits with Primaries 5 and 6.

Tuesday 31st March we will have an assembly for pupils where each class can share their learning.

 

 

 

Solar Eclipse

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Mar 202015
 

eclipseThis week the children have been learning all about solar eclipses and why they happen.

Some classes have been looking at a range of artists’ work that feature the sun and eclipses.  They have created their own masterpieces.

Classes have been creating poetry linked to the eclipse with some classes hoping to submit entries to the Edinburgh Science festival’s Sci-Ku poetry competition.

eclipse cloudSome children made safe sun viewers and tested these on Thursday with the Primary 4 class, however it was too cloudy to get good images on the actual day of the eclipse.

We had the televisions set up in the dining hall to show the Star Gazing live broadcast.  The children were amazed to watch the total eclipse and at the same time see how dark it got outside.  As it was so cloudy the children were able to go outside and experience how cold it became during the eclipse and they also noticed that it got windier.  Primary 7 children measured air temperature and wind speed during the eclipse, this was part of a National Science event.  We also had some solar glasses and when we had gaps in the cloud some children were able to use these to view the eclipse.

solar flowerAll classes have been using solar powered toys to monitor the amount of energy reaching us from the sun at different times of the day.solar toys

 

 

The family centre children took part in Sean Batty’s live eclipse event and are really looking forward to their visit from Jon Davis (Think Science) next week when he brings along an inflatable planetarium to Carlibar for the day.

Mar 182015
 

This is a reminder that Parent Teacher meetings take place on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th March.  You should have already had your appointment time sent to you via schoolbags.  Please contact the schoool office if this has not reached you.

Red Nose Day

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Mar 132015
 

Thank you very much to all of the parents and pupils who supported Red Nose Day today.  We have loved all of the creative, funny faces and bright colours around the school.  So far we have counted almost £400.  We will keep you updated when the final total is known.

Mar 062015
 

West of Scotland MSP, Stewart Maxwell, recently visited Carlibar Primary School to present prizes to students who participated in a European-wide art competition.

Mr Maxwell nominated the school to represent Scotland in the competition and students submitted art work based on the theme of ‘my region, my future’.

The three talented competition winners were P6 pupils, Jack  (1st place), Chelsea Anne  (2nd place) and Chelsey  (3rd place). Each student won a luxury coloured pencil set and postcards of their winning art work.

The participation of all P6 students also meant that Carlibar Primary won a new digital camera, which was accepted on behalf of the school by Head Teacher Mrs MacIntyre.

Stewart Maxwell MSP said,

“Students were asked to create artwork illustrating their vision of Barrhead in the future. The winning submissions were presented at a display in Brussels and Scotland’s contribution was amongst the very best from the 8 participating nations.

“The completed artwork shows that students from Carlibar Primary are optimistic about Barrhead’s future – and having met with the hardworking P6 students I’m certain that we can be optimistic about the town’s future too.

“I’d like to congratulate Jack, Chelsea Anne and Chelsey on their well deserved prizes. The students of Carlibar should be very proud of their achievements and I was delighted to have the opportunity to nominate them for this European-wide competition.”

Jan 282015
 

 

Dear Parent/Carer

We are delighted to offer all parents/carers an opportunity to attend workshop forums on a range of interesting topics over this academic session. The sessions will be facilitated by the Barrhead Cluster Educational Psychologists and the School’s Management Team.

The programme is as follows:

Date Time Venue Targeted audience Workshop topic

 

Monday 23rd February 2015 1:15pm to 2:45pm Springhill and Auchenback Primary School All cluster parents The impact of the media on children

 

Monday 11th May 2015 1:15pm to 2:45pm Carlibar Primary School Parents of children aged 0 to 3 Early child development and the important role of attachment

 

Monday 11th May 2015

 

7pm to 8:30pm Carlibar Primary School Parents of children aged 0 to 3 Early child development and the important role of attachment

 

Monday 8th June 2015

 

1:15pm to 2:45pm Cross Arthurlie Primary School All parents A relational approach to promoting positive behaviour

The first workshop will focus on the positive and negative effects that the media, such as television, internet and gaming, can have on children’s development and behaviour.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents/carers of children from any of the Barrhead cluster schools to attend any workshops of interest. Tea and coffee will be available and we would welcome your participation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jan 152015
 

Carlibar will be open and operating as normal tomorrow,  this includes breakfast club.  All children should enter the school through the main office doors on Friday morning when they arrive at school.  There will be no access to the playground in the morning. At 3 o’clock children will be dismissed from the dining hall doors.  All parents should wait in the Primary 4 -7 playground area outside the dining hall for their children.

There are no changes to the arrangements for Family Centre, PSADU or CCC children.

The Health Factor

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Jan 132015
 

The Health Factor bus will be visiting Carlibar on Friday 23rd of January 2015.  Primaries 4 to 7 will have the opportunity to visit the bus and take part in healthy eating related activities.

Jan 132015
 

 Carlibar will be taking part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch again this year.

 The Birdwatch takes just one hour, and can be carried out at any point between 5 January and 13 February 2015 – that’s the entire first half of the spring term. Every school or group that submits their results before the 20 February will be sent a certificate and free personalised minibeast poster as a thank you for taking part.

By taking part we will be providing  information  on how well some of our most familiar birds are faring, as well as helping to encourage more birds into the school grounds.

You can join in at home.  Visit https://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/ for more information. 

 All you need to do is spend an hour of your choice counting the birds in your garden over the weekend of the 24th to 25th of January. It’s that simple!

Jan 132015
 

The first meeting of the Parent Equalities Forum will take place on Thursday 15 January in Woodfarm HS at 7pm. The main item on the agenda will be the Education Department’s Equalities Delivery Plan. Any parent wishing to attend can do so.