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Primary 4 Mass of Thanksgiving

Primary 4 First Communion Mass of Thanksgiving 2015

The Mass of Thanksgiving will take place in St Joseph’s Church, Clarkston on Tuesday 2nd June at 7pm.

All Primary 4 pupils and their families are welcome to attend, regardless of whether they received the Sacrament or not. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to join together to give thanks for the very special and successful year that Primary 4 have enjoyed.

On the evening, children should sit with their families. We ask that P4 children sit at the end of the row to enable them to come up easily to receive their First Communion Certificate from Father Jim during the Mass. As this is an informal occasion, school uniform need not be worn.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Primary 4/5- ‘Learn a Skill’ afternoons

During this term, Primary 4 and 5 will take part in ‘Learn a skill’ afternoons every Tuesday. Children have been allocated into mixed groups  from across the four classes in their year group depending on which activity they selected. The options were:

P4- Origami, Cookery/baking, Technology, ICT/graphics/making a comic strip

P5- Model making, Zumba, Arts and crafts and Music making.

We were pleased to be able to offer most children either their first or second choice.

The purpose of these afternoons is to facilitate personalisation and choice and challenge and enjoyment – some of the key principles of Curriculum for Excellence. The sessions also allow children to build up relationships with their peers from other classes, as well staff, whilst developing a range of new skills! Feedback from the first P4 sessions has already been extremely positive and photographs from all groups will be posted here and on twitter over the coming weeks. We are confident that your children will find these sessions rewarding and enjoyable.

 

Junior Department

During the October holiday, further work was carried out to the Junior Department building.

This included:  Painting and new carpets in P4 classroom and ICT suite, ramp fitted in lower corridor and ‘knock through’ for further ramp to be fitted from hall to main entrance.
This has meant that some pin boarding etc has been taken down in preparation for further work to take place over the coming months.

As you will have noticed, work on the link corridor is progressing well and we are looking forward to this reaching completion in the coming months.
We will keep you updated of any further developments/information.

Swimming dates for P4 and P5

PRIMARY 4

16th Sept – P4a 10.15 – 10.45 (leaving school at 9.45) and P4b 10.45 – 11.15 (leaving school at 10.15)

23rd Sept – P4a 10.15 – 10.45 and P4b 10.45 – 11.15

30th Sept – P4c 10.15 – 10.45 and P4d 10.45 – 11.15

7th Oct –     P4c 10.15 – 10.45 and P4d 10.45 – 11.15

PRIMARY 5

28th October – P5a 10.15 – 10.45 and P5b 10.45 – 11.15

4th Nov – P5a 10.15 – 10.45 and P5b 10.45 – 11.15

11th Nov  – P5a 10.15 – 10.45 and P5b 10.45 – 11.15

18th Nov – P5a 10.15 – 10.45 and P5b 10.45 – 11.15

25th Nov – P5a 10.15 – 10.45 and P5b 10.45 – 11.15

2nd Dec – P5a 10.15 – 10.45 and P5b 10.45 – 11.15

 

13th Jan – P5c 10.15 – 10.45 and P5d 10.45 – 11.15

20th Jan  – P5c 10.15 – 10.45 and P5d 10.45 – 11.15

27th Jan – P5c 10.15 – 10.45 and P5d 10.45 – 11.15

3rd Feb – P5c 10.15 – 10.45 and P5d 10.45 – 11.15

17th Feb – P5c 10.15 – 10.45 and P5d 10.45 – 11.15

24th Feb – P5c 10.15 – 10.45 and P5d 10.45 – 11.15

P4 – P7 Hockey Club

 Your child has the opportunity to attend a P4 – P7 Hockey Club on a Tuesday after school outside in the MUGA. Participants should wear appropriate clothing to the club (for eg. Tracksuit bottoms, shorts, trainers, waterproof jacket) and also bring a filled water bottle.  The details of the club are as follows: Continue reading P4 – P7 Hockey Club

SWIMMING LESSONS – Primary 4

 As part of our Health and Wellbeing Programme, Primary 4 children will be taking part in swimming sessions at Eastwood Baths on the following dates

Class Dates – Tuesdays Times
P4a 2nd September, 9th September, 16th September Leaving the school at 9.45am (Children will be in the pool from 10.15 to 10.45).
P4b 2nd September, 9th September, 16th September Leaving the school at 10.15am (Children will be in the pool from 10.45 – 11.15)
P4c 23rd September, 30th September, 7th October Leaving the school at 9.45am (Children will be in the pool from 10.15 to 10.45).
P4d 23rd September, 30th September, 7th October Leaving the school at 10.15am (Children will be in the pool from 10.45 – 11.15)
  • The children will walk to the baths accompanied by members of staff
  • Children should bring appropriate kit for swimming – costume, trunks, towel, verruca sock (if needed) etc. and should wear warm clothing for the walk.
  • There is no charge
  • Any parent with East Renfrewshire Disclosure Scotland who would like to accompany us, please tick the box and return the tear off slip only if you are able to assist.

Junior Department Arrangements

Children are settling well into our new Junior Department building! Just to clarify arrangements for collection of children at end of the day:

Parents/carers should inform children of where they shall be collected at the end of the school day.  Staff will ask each individual child about these arrangements and take note of them.

If children are to be collected/meet siblings at the gate of the main building or in the main building playground then a member of staff will accompany these children down the steps at 3.10 each day, along with children going on buses.

There is no car parking or drop off facility at the Junior Department. All cars should use the main drop off zone, pavillion car park or overflow carpark. Obviously, where possible, we encourage children to walk to school.  

Many thanks for your cooperation with this matter.

P4, Holmwood House, Cathcart

Primaries 4c and 4d            Tuesday 29th April 9.30 – 2.45
Primaries 4a and 4b            Wednesday 30th April 9.30 – 2.45
As part of our term 4 topic ‘Scottish Woodlands,’ we have arranged a visit to our original school home, Holmwood House in Cathcart, where we will be looking at the flora and the fauna in the grounds. We shall also be touring inside the house to look at the tiling patterns and learn of the history of Holmwood House
On our visit, the children will take part in activities in Holmwood House itself and also in the surrounding grounds.
Buses will leave school at 9.30 and return at 2.45.
Children should come to school wearing wellies, waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket (they should also wear school shirt or polo shirt)
Children should bring a packed lunch, labelled and in a plastic bag for ease of disposal
Cost of the trip is £1 towards transport, the remainder being subsidised by the P.S.A.
There is a shop in the house and if you wish your child to buy a small souvenir, we would recommend a maximum of £2
If there are any changes to medical conditions / medications from the medical consent form you completed at the beginning of this session, please inform the school office
Any parent with an East Renfrewshire Disclosure /PVG Certificate who wishes to accompany the class please indicate on the slip below
Please be advised that you will be notified if you will be accompanying us on the trip