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8th June – Children’s Art Week and World Oceans Week

In your home learning pack – mindfulness colouring (ocean theme). Create your own mindfulness colouring sheet for someone else in your family to colour in, remember to add in lots of detail.

https://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/m-plate-seahorse.htm – link to a colour changing seahorse activity you can use crayons or pens –not just paints.  fasteners in your pack. You can make any ocean creature using this technique.


Lots of ideas for simple ocean crafts (or create your own ocean creature from recycled cardboard and plastic)
Create a tweet that would encourage people to care for the oceans and not pollute them.
Use an empty box and create your own under the ocean scene (diorama) https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/ocean-diorama

Share your learning on Google classroom or Twitter @CarlibarPS


29th May – National Biscuit Day

Enjoy your favourite biscuits in the house.

Talk about what makes them so special. Read the ingredients.

Find out about a famous Scottish biscuit factory and its history – http://www.tunnock.co.uk/about-us/

Be a biscuit designer. Can you create a brand new biscuit?

Give it a name, draw it or actually make it.

Design a box or a wrapper for it to be sold in.

Design an advert for the TV or radio to promote your biscuit and get people buying it. Film your advert on your phone.


Find out how biscuits are made in the factory

Today is 15th May – It’s Pizza Party Day

Some ideas to try on PIZZA PARTY DAY https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/pizza
Why not have a go at making your own pizza or have a shop bought pizza for dinner.
Create your own pizza – invent a catchy name for your new pizza and the list of toppings that would be on it.

Design a box for your pizza, tis can be drawn on paper or use recycled cardboard to create a 3d box.

How much would you sell it for?

Create an advert for TV or social media to advertise your new pizza – film it on your phone.

Create a leaflet that can be delivered to homes advertising your new pizza  will you give a promotional price discount or voucher on your leaflet to get lots of sales?

Share your creations on your Google Classroom or on Twitter @CarlibarPS   #carlibarpizza


Today is 12th May – International Nurses’ Day

Celebrating and appreciating our nurses is so important every day and especially right now.

This special day takes place every year on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Some activities you could try are listed below.

Learn about the different colours and types of uniforms nurses wear– compare to other countries in the world

Nurses wordsearch in your home learning pack – try this  then create your own wordsearch.

Create a poster or banner thanking nurses for what they do for us.
If a family member is a nurse ask them if they are allowed to take a photo together with their nurse work colleagues and post on Twitter mention @CarlibarPS to allow everyone to say thank you.

Find out about some famous nurses from the past and create a TOP 5 facts poster about them, here are some links to get you started.

(newspaper link for older children)

Draw a portrait of Florence Nightingale or Louisa Jordan


@CarlibarPS  #Carlibarthanksnurses

5th May – National Cartoonists’ Day

Learn to draw cartoon characters or create your own.

Search online for cartoon tutorials for kids.


https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/   (tile on Glow Launchpad to access this)

Look at this link for some famous cartoon characters – can you draw any of them? http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/cartoons
Create a cartoon strip with famous characters or with your own.
Create an animation online
Choose your favourite book and draw the characters in cartoon format.

Share with your teacher in Google Classroom or on Twitter

@CarlibarPS  #CarlibarCartoons


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.”

National Galleries of Scotland Visit Carlibar

All Primary 5 and 6 children enjoyed a free clay workshop delivered by staff from the National Galleries of Scotland. They learned about a painting from the National Galleries collection and then created their own clay kings and queens. The standard of artwork produced is of a very high standard. The excellent behaviour and interest shown by our children during the workshops was also mentioned by the visiting staff.

The children and their work have featured in the Barrhead News and the Extra.  We also recieved a letter from Jim Murphy, MP congratulating the school for taking part in this very worthwhile art experience.  The leter will be put on display in the school along with photos of the children’s work.

The National Galleries of Scotland online collection can be found at