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11th May – Water Saving Week starts

Go round the house and identify all of the ways you use water in your house.

Try using Scottish Water’s online calculator to work out how much water you actually use in total.

The Scottish Water website has a section especially for children to teach them about water and also has games to play. https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/help-and-resources/education

Turn on a tap in the house then turn it off but not fully, leave it to drip very, very slowly. Get a timer and see how much water is collected from the dripping tap in a glass or mug in one minute. If you had a dripping tap for one full day it would waste 1440 times that amount of water!!! Make a sign to put beside your taps to remind everyone to switch them off properly.

Make your own rain gauge and collect rainfall. Reuse rain to water plants. Join in with Sean Batty – STV Weather Mini Meteorologist Challenge for children.  @SeanBattySTV   #MiniMetTeam
Learn about the water cycle, freezing, evaporation and melting

Spring Break – Home Learning Activities

During the Spring break teachers will not be posting any new tasks for children to complete and submit.  We think that everyone has been doing great work for the past two weeks getting to grips with our new way of working at home and using Google Classroom.  If there are any tasks that have already been set that your child has not completed they can do this over the break if they wish and teachers will be able to see these after the break.

The learning at home section of the school website will give links for parents to useful websites.  Follow @CarlibarPS on Twitter as there have also been a number of posts about a range of ideas to try at home.

You may also want to have a go at this Springtime/ Easter themed family learning challenge

Take care and stay safe.



Science Week – Family Learning Challenge

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

Science Fun at Carlibar

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


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


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.


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.

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.




Science Week

All of our children have had wonderful experiences during science week.  Our Primary 6 scientists have been working very hard to go around all of the classes and the nursery to demonstrate a range of experiments.  The nursery children and Primaries 1 and 2 enjoyed a visit from Think Science.  The scientist amazed them with lots of demonstrations including making clouds, thunder and lightning. Generation Science are visiting the school tomorrow and will treat all children in Primaries 3-5 to a science show and  workshops for P6 and 7.  We hope that you are enjoying working on the family learning challenge and look forward to seeing all of your entries.

Science Week

Science Week starts next week – Monday 4th February.  It will be a really busy and enjoyable week for all of our pupils.  There are lots of science activities taking place including visits to Dams to Darnley Country Park, led by the countryside rangers for 2 classes.  P2 and 3 visited the Science Centre last week. All classes will experience a workshop led by Generation Science or Think Science – these will really engage the children in learning and wondering about science. Barrhead High staff will be visiting classes and we also have our Primary 6 scientists who will be doing experiments with all classes.

Remember that there will be prizes awarded for the best entries in our shared family learning.  These are due in on Friday 15th and all entries will be displayed in school.


DYNAMO’S DEN  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/dynamo/home.shtml

DIGGER AND THE GANG  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/

FUN SCHOOL – SCIENCE GAMES FOR KIDS http://funschool.kaboose.com/arcade/science/index.html