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.
This 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.
Some 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.
All classes have been using solar powered toys to monitor the amount of energy reaching us from the sun at different times of the day.
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.
Reminder – please ensure that you return a slip if you wish to take your child home at lunchtime on the day of their party to get them changed. If you are not taking your child home, they can bring their party clothes to school and change into them after their lunch.
Our Sports Day was a huge success today, we were so lucky to have such great weather. The children had lots of fun taking part in all of the activities and races planned by Mr Moffat. They worked together to earn House Points. The winning house this year was Craigie with 4975 points.
This has been such a quick year. I can’t believe that we are in the final few weeks of term already. Preparations are well underway for the Leavers’ Celebrations. To make sure that the evening goes to plan please make sure that your child arrives at school on time.
Children and parents should arrive at the main school entrance for 6.20pm. The piper will then lead the children into the hall followed by the adults. We aim to start the Awards Ceremony at 6.30pm. If we have consent from all parents to film their child during the evening, we will make up a DVD and give this to every child as a reminder of their time at Carlibar. Please complete the consent slip and return to school as soon as possible.
After the awards ceremony children will go out for a short drive in the limo. The first group will leave school at 7.10pm, the second group at 7.30pm and the third group at 7.50pm. The parent room upstairs will be open for any parents wanting to wait to see their child leave/return in the limo. We will take photographs of groups and individuals while the limo runs are taking place. Your child will find out which limo they are in the week before.
When children return from the limo ride they will have a buffet and disco. Parents are invited into school at 9.15pm to join in the last dance and then take any photographs they wish to take of their child. The evening will end at 9.30pm.
We really need help to decorate the hall and set up the furniture. If you can help out on Thursday 19th June from 2pm until 3pm or on Friday 20th from 1.30pm until 3pm please let me know. The theme is “I’m a Celebrity” if you have any jungle themed soft toys or inflatables that you would be willing to let us borrow to use as props please send these into school with your child asap.
Mrs Carr’s parent group have been helping to make some props. We still have quite a bit to do. If you would like to help making some simple props please come into school on Friday 13th between 9am and 11am.
The pupil fundraising group have organised another charity event. All children can bring in their coins to donate on Friday they will use these to cover maps and then count the total amount of donations. It is a wear as you please day – bright colours please and as usual no football team clothing.
Carlibar has been featured in this week’s Barrhead News.
There are some great photographs of our visit with the author Kristina Stephenson and the Glasgow Viking Re-enactment Society. A number of children’s writing and drawings also appeared in the Mother’s Day special feature.