Glenboig Primary School

April 27, 2017
by Mrs Macindoe


In Primary 1 we are learning how to keep ourselves healthy.  We have watched the Germbusters DVD, learned the song and today conducted an experiment.  As germs are invisible we used glitter to represent them … we learnt you need warm water and soap to wash your hands properly.

We also have an experiment in progress … we passed round a slice of bread with dirty and then clean hands. We’ll keep you posted on the results.

Finally, in writing today we wrote instructions on how to wash your hands!

March 30, 2017
by Mrs Macindoe

OSMO in action in P1

For winning class of the week for a third time our class reward was an ICT afternoon.  Thank you to some of our P7s who came to show us how it works.  We love the Language games – practising learning initial sounds and then some pupils even managed making words!  The number games were great fun too!


March 22, 2017
by Mrs Wright

Song Writing Project

Primary 7 have been working very hard on a song writing project this year. We were given the title to our song ‘The People Love the Planet’ and we started by thinking what the title meant to us. Next we had a lyricist come in to work with us and we composed our very own lyrics. Second was the tune and we thought about what we wanted our song to sound like. We even had an artist visit the school to work with us creating the front cover of our very own CD. Lastly Reeltime music came in with a mobile recording studio and we recorded our CD.

All this hard work climaxed when we performed at the Motherwell Concert Hall last week. We performed our own song and ‘When will I see you again’ by Owl City.

It was an experience we’ll never forget, and all the hard work paid off.


March 15, 2017
by Miss Waugh

P4 Budding Artists

We were experimenting with paint today and making our own colours to create a flower window box painting. Stay tuned for the finished results!

March 14, 2017
by Miss Waugh

Primary 4 Are Responsible Citizens

Primary 4 were working in groups to decide on needs and wants. Take a look at our top 6 needs. Turns out iPads and television isn’t as important as we thought!

Next we fished for pairs of rights and responsibilities and found out more about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ask us about our rights!


March 10, 2017
by gw16scottadele@glow

What a fantastic Fairtrade brunch we had today at Glenboig! Lots of teachers made delicious Fairtrade goodies and we had lots of learning on display for all to see. We also had a super turnout from parents! Thank you to everyone who came along to support us.

A big well done to our Fairtrade committee for planning and organising all of our Fairtrade Fortnight activities across the whole school. I’m sure you’ll agree that they did a fantastic job!

March 10, 2017
by Mrs Wright

Forest Adventures!

P5/6 had a fantastic time in the forest today. They went to the forest with Our Lady and St Joseph’s nursery to learn about Forest Schools from next years buddies. They climbed trees, swung high on a tree swing, sang songs, had snacks, completed a rope challenge and more. What a brilliant morning.

March 6, 2017
by Mrs Macindoe
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Primary 1’s big day out!

Here we are looking across the River Clyde – we learnt about this when we studied Scotland – and know that Glasgow used to be a very busy port and was famous for ship building.


Trying out the beds and looking at the galley quarters for the seaman.

  We all loved scrubbing the deck!

 The soft play area was a big hit!

Thank you Mrs Grinling (Nicola) for being our host today and looking after us so well – we loved the story of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch!

We had some fantastic helpers too … a big thank you to them and as you will see they joined in with all the activities!

 Making Sea Biscuits – look at these amazing ones – a lighthouse and an octopus!

After lunch we visited the Riverside Museum – it was a great way to see lots of different kinds of transport (and ones that you don’t see anymore too!)  The boys and girls loved the old fashioned bus that you could jump on the back and hold onto the rail.

The fire engine area was the most popular of the day!

We also loved a dress up in the old photography studio!

A fantastic trip into Glasgow – and the boys and girls were a real credit to Glenboig Primary … well done!

March 1, 2017
by gw16scottadele@glow

A Fabulous Fairtrade Feast!

Fairtrade Fortnight is well underway at Glenboig Primary! The Fairtrade Committee have been working hard, and this week helped with a tasting session for every class in the school.

Children had the opportunity to taste Fairtrade bananas, biscuits and a selection of chocolate to see if they thought it was worth sometimes paying that little bit extra for Fairtrade.

Our tasting session was a huge success!

February 27, 2017
by Mrs Wright

P7 Class Reward





Primary 7 went to visit the Neighbour Hood House Café today and Glenboig park as a reward for winning class of the week 4 times. We had a fantastic morning. It was a beautiful day and we had a lovely walk down and thoroughly enjoyed our café trip. We were treated to warm toast and juice before more park fun.

February 24, 2017
by Mrs Macindoe

Gardening Committee


The Gardening Committee have agreed a planting programme.  Please ensure you bring outdoor clothing on the following dates as we will go out even if it is raining!


10th March – tidy up and prepare for planting

24th March – plant vegetables

28th April – plant flowers and make baskets

5th May – fill baskets and tidy up

16th June – tidy up and harvest early vegetables for classes

February 22, 2017
by Mrs Wright

Farm visit


Primary 7 were lucky enough today to visit Badenheath dairy farm. We have been learning about farming as part of our Global Storylines topic ‘Our Crop our Land’. Today we learned how milk is produced. How the farm recycles and reuses resources like water and how they care for the welfare of the animals. We had a fantastic day and some of us even want to be farmers when we are older.

February 21, 2017
by Mrs Wright

Science in Action

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Primary 7 were learning about static electricity last week using the Van de Graff Generator. They learned metals are good conductors, which means that electric charges move easily through them. Materials such as plastic, wood, glass and polythene are insulators. This means they do not allow electric charges to move through them. Some insulators can become electrically charged when they’re rubbed together. They experimented by charging different insulators; they got the best result from rubbing a balloon on their hair.

February 10, 2017
by Mrs Macindoe

Gardening Committee News

img_0431 img_0432 img_0433 img_0435 img_0437 img_0438 img_0440 img_0441 img_0442 img_0443 img_0445Wow what a busy meeting! We listened to bird calls, made a bird collage and also made bird feeders to put in our garden.  With the cold weather we knew we had to take care of our feathered friends.  We even found our first signs of Spring too … some snowdrops.


February 9, 2017
by Mrs Wright

Chef Visit


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Glenboig were visited by Chef Derek Lockett from Brakes Food Scotland yesterday. He led cooking sessions with 4 classes and provided all the ingredients and huge healthy fruit hampers for the classes. It was a fantastic experience- he has even passed on the recipes the children made if you want to try them at home.

Cinnamon Carrot Soda Bread


  • 150gm Plain Flour
  • 150gm Wholemeal Flour
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½tsp Sea Salt
  • 100gm Raisins
  • 75gm Grated Carrot
  • 3tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 200ml Buttermilk
  • A little Extra Milk (if needed)


  • Pre heat oven to 180˚C.
  • Sift both the flours and Bicarbonate of Soda, Cinnamon and stir in the salt. Add any remaining wholemeal from the sieve back into the bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre and add the Buttermilk and Maple Syrup. Add the Grated Carrot and Raisins. Mix to form a soft dough which should be just a little sticky.
  • Tip onto a floured surface and knead lightly for about a minute, just long enough to pull it together into a loose ball.
  • Put round of dough onto baking sheet and dust generously with flour. Mark a deep cross in it with a sharp kitchen knife.
  • Bake in oven for 25 – 35 minutes until when the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath.
  • Cool on a wire rack for a crunchy crust or wrap in a tea towel for a soft crust. Best eaten when still warm with your favourite jam or spread. If you have some left tomorrow it makes great toast…….Enjoy!

Honey Flapjacks


  • 200gm Unsalted Butter
  • 200gm Demerara Sugar
  • 200gm Honey
  • 400gm Porridge Oats
  • 75gm Dried Fruits


  • Pre heat oven to 180˚C
  • Put the butter, sugar and honey in saucepan and heat stirring occasionally until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Add the porridge oats and dried fruit. Mix well.
  • Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared cake tin and spread to around 2cm thick. Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. Bake in oven for 15 – 25 minutes or until light and golden around the edges but slightly soft in the middle. Allow to cool in the tin, turn out and cut into desired sized squares.
  • This is a great treat for Mum and Dad…..Yum!
  • Leave for a couple of hours so that the flapjack cools down and will be easier to cut into portions.

February 9, 2017
by Mrs Wright

Glasgow Film Festival


Primary 7 were lucky enough to visit Cineworld in Parkhead last week to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as part of the Glasgow Film Festival. It was a brilliant film and led on well from the work primary 7 did on The Magic Castle- and Harry Potter last term.

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