Every Wednesday we hold a whole school Assembly where we take the opportunity to celebrate the children’s achievements both in and out of school. Children who have been awarded Head Teacher and Good Manner certificates have the opportunity for the rest of the school to hear about what they have done to earn these awards. We also like to celebrate the children’s achievements outside of school. This may encompass sport, music or fund-raising activities and children are encouraged to bring in their trophies, medals and certificates to display to the rest of the school.
The boys and girls in P3/4 have been very busy exploring their topic of The Vikings. They have been learning all about where Vikings came from and also how they travelled. They have been carrying out research on Viking Longships and have even been able to create their own very realistic models. Well done P3/4 !!!!!
Pupils had a fun filled day taking part in our sponsored obstacle course activity day.
Thank you to everyone for sponsor money and donations which will be used to benefit pupils throughout the school.
We would be grateful if all sponsor money could be paid to the school by Friday, 9th of October 2015.
Please enjoy viewing a small selection of photos that were taken throughout the day.
From October 19th, the dinner hall will be introducing a Coloured Band system to allow the children to order their lunch choice in the morning. This has been successfully rolled out across the authority. It ensures that the children get exactly what they want for school lunch.
There will be four daily options including a snack to go option. This is a sandwich with a choice of fillings. Extras such as fruit, cakes/biscuits and juice will still be available at their usual additional cost.
I actively encourage all P1-3 pupils to utilise free school meals. A separate information letter will be sent home, along with the menu for next term.
At Clarkston Primary School outdoor learning is becoming an integral part of the curriculum. It is a teaching approach which can enhance and integrate a wide range of learning opportunities.
By integrating outdoor learning into our planning we can offer first hand ‘real life’ experiences which research suggests is the most effective way to develop knowledge and understanding.
We passionately believe that outdoor learning engages and stimulates children on a level which may be difficult to achieve in the classroom alone. Accessing the outdoor environment is a positive approach to learning which enthuses, motivates and engages children.
Primary 1 to 3 classes explored the great outdoors with a little help from The Forestry Commission Rangers.
What a great day!
Our annual Sponsored Obstacle Course will take place on Monday 5th October for Bases 8-14 and NQ Room and Tuesday 6th October for Bases 1-7. Please remember to bring the appropriate gym kit for this event. Sponsor forms have been issued to pupils and may be returned with any donations collected from Monday onwards. Thank you for your continued support.
Snapshot jotter fortnight will take place week beginning 14th September and will be sent home on Tuesday 29th September. This gives parents/carers the opportunity to gain some idea of the variety of work covered in a week and to speak with your child/ren about what they have learned. You will have the opportunity to comment on the work on the sheet in the jotter. Primary 1 children will receive a folder rather than jotter. There is also the opportunity to add photographs and details of out of school achievements. Numeracy and literacy targets set by pupils will also feature in the jotter. I hope you enjoy looking at the jotter/folder!