Em & Hattie’s Friday Morning Spring Service

Safe to say that Ant and Dec should be quaking in their boots – ‘Em & Hattie’s Friday Morning Spring Service’ was a resounding success! I would like to say a huge thank you to the boys and girls in P6 for their hard work in learning lines and taking stage directions. Given the very busy term that we have had, we were not as well rehearsed as I would have liked but we pulled it out of the bag on the day.
Have a very well deserved holiday with your family and friends and I look forward to welcoming you all back for your final term before P7 – exciting times!

Hear what we’re ‘Sway-ing’!

we spent the morning remembering how to access our GLOW accounts and getting hands-on with Microsoft Office Online – Sway in particular.

Sway is a bit like PowerPoint but in the same way a Ford is like a Ferrari! We created our own Sways about a range of topics and explored aiding text, images and videos.

We can’ t wait to use Sway again to evidence our learning.

The Pop Up Planetarium

This afternoon we journeyed inside the Pop Up Planetarium to learn about the stars. What a unique experience – a lot different from our normal exploits in the Gym Hall! We learned that the stars are different colours according to how old they are. We also learned that the colour of light that they emit is related to the speed at which they are moving in relation to us. We even got to handle a meteor!

The Pop Up Planetarium
Come on Erin, get inside!
Tyler and a meteor!

The Force Awakens….. for STEM Week!

STEM Week was launched with full force this morning, unveiling this years theme………….Star Wars!

At our whole school assembly, Mrs McLean introduced the theme and the various challenges for the week.  The pupils were played a video message from Darth Vader and were surprised by a visit from two of the movies characters.

The Euro Quizzers

Congratulations to the P6 Euro Quiz team – Adam, Emma, Susannah, Natasha and Maya – who placed second in the East Renfrewshire heat of the Euro Quiz organised by the Scottish European Educational Trust. The team has been studying for weeks under the expert tutelage of Miss Macrae – a big thank you to her and also to Mrs Oswald for instructing the team in P7 French.

Health and Wellbeing

Our Health and Wellbeing topic this term is Substance Misuse. As part of our learning we have been considering the differences between prescription drugs and illegal drugs. We would like to say a big thank you to Dr.McLennan – known to a lot of us as Emma’s Dad – for coming in to answer our questions.

The Busby Bonbons

The Busby Bonbons!
The Busby Bonbons!

Meet The Busby Bonbons – a fundraising group set up to buy new equipment for Outdoor P.E. lessons. Natasha, Freya, Stella, Ella, Erin and Sereena baked delicious treats to sell at playtime – their wares included cupcakes, cookies and chocolate covered strawberries. The group raised over £100 over the course of the week which Miss Hunter kindly ageed to double.

The girls now have the task to select and order the equipment that they think will have the greatest impact on Outdoor P.E. lessons.

Well done girls – what an achievement!

Emily (P2) picking up a chocolate chip cookie.
Emily (P2) picking up a chocolate chip cookie.
What would you like Vincent?
What would you like Vincent?
Natasha's perfectly iced cupcakes.
Natasha’s perfectly iced cupcakes.
Here's your change.
Here’s your change.

Another Busy Week!

We had another very busy week in Primary 6 last week! Little chefs from Miss Taylor’s Food Technology Skills Academy were responsible for preparing and serving the food at Busby’s first ever Burns Supper on Wednesday. No mean feat considering that the meal was to serve around sixty paying guests and invited V.I.P.s! On the day of the supper, Miss Taylor worked with us to make the lentil soup. After school, Sereena, Susannah, Kristin, Sophie and Noor (P6/7) went to the kitchen at Williamwood to prepare the haggis, neeps, tatties and Cranachan for dessert. A big thank you to the catering staff that supported us with this – Debbie (WWHS) and our very own Linda and Jane. Have a look at the photos below.

On the evening of the supper, a number of our class took to the stage to entertain the guests. Harriet and Natasha gave The Address to the Haggis, Freya gave The Selkirk Grace, Emma and Jennifer gave their reply to The Toast to the Lassies and Adam performed Tam O’Shanter. Many more were involved in the highland dancing, the signing for The Selkirk Grace and the choir. I think that you did Rabbie proud!

Our Scottish Achievement Assembly on Friday was a very successful afternoon. Have a look at the list of achievements below.
– Excellence in Writing (Scots) – Jennifer
– Excellence in Art – Ruairidh and Sol
– Recitation – (Tied for first place) Harriet, The New Teacher
– Recitation – (Tied for first place) Erin and Maya, A Dug A Dug
– Completion of Toe by Toe – Rebecca
– Paired Readers – Erin, Finnlay, Freya, Sol, Tyler

Congratulations to all!

Jane instructing Sereena and Kristin
Jane instructing Sereena and Kristin
Sophie and Susannah preparing the haggis
Sophie and Susannah preparing the haggis
Sereena preparing the neeps
Sereena preparing the neeps
Good job we didn't have to peel all of this!
Good job we didn’t have to peel all of this!

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

This week we took a trip to the picturesque town of Alloway in South Ayrshire. We visited the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and enjoyed a workshop in the Burns’ family cottage. Our workshop, entitled Sonsie Scrivers, allowed us to investigate poetic devices including alliteration, similes, onomatopoeia and rhyming couplets. We would like to thank Susannah’s mum and Jennifer’s mum for helping us out on the trip.

Warming up for our visit inside the cottage.
Warming up for our visit inside the cottage.
Waggling oor fingirs!
Waggling oor fingirs!
Learning the rules of the cottage....1, 2, 3.
Learning the rules of the cottage….1, 2, 3.
The living space was cosy but cramped.
The living space was cosy but cramped.
The bed space in the living room
The bed space in the living room
Artefacts in the living room.
Artefacts in the living room.
Burns was inspired by the songs and stories told around the fire.
Burns was inspired by the songs and stories told around the fire.
The fireplace in the living room.
The fireplace in the living room.
I know, I know!
I know, I know!
The crib where Robert and his siblings slept as babies.
The crib where Robert and his siblings slept as babies.
Jennifer and Elissa working on their rhyming couplets.
Jennifer and Elissa working on their rhyming couplets.
In the room where Robert Burns received lessons.
In the room where Robert Burns received lessons.
The byre - Burns' family kept livestock and made butter and cheese.
The byre – Burns’ family kept livestock and made butter and cheese.
Ella churning butter in the Byre of Burns' cottage.
Ella churning butter in the Byre of Burns’ cottage.
The Auld Kirk - the eerie setting for Burns' famous tale of Tam O'Shanter.
The Auld Kirk – the eerie setting for Burns’ famous tale of Tam O’Shanter.
Bill was our guide. He took us on the path travelled by Tam O'Shanter on that fateful night.
Bill was our guide. He took us on the path travelled by Tam O’Shanter on that fateful night.
An ode written by Robert Burns to his father William.
An ode written by Robert Burns to his father William.
Investigating the cemetery at The Auld Kirk.
Investigating the cemetery at The Auld Kirk.

Achievements

Please remember to send in any achievements so that we can celebrate these in school.

Sophie - Swimming
Sophie – Swimming
Emma - Athletics
Emma – Athletics
Adam - Football
Adam – Football
Jack - Reading Challenge
Jack – Reading Challenge

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