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School bag mail

A collection of the important information that is sent home.

Spring Fayre

We are fast approaching  the day of our Spring Fayre, run by the Parent Council. This takes place on Saturday, 23 April from 12pm-3pm. There are a LOT of exciting things to do, including;

  • Bouncy castle
  • Fun slide
  • Stalls
  • Competitions
  • Stocks – throwing things at teachers!

We hope you can make it and we look forward to a great community event

Spring Fayre

Spring Fayre Donations

Can we please ask for donations for the bottle stall at the Spring Fayre – Saturday 23rd April.
A bottle of something sparkly, a bottle of wine, a bottle of cordial etc . Donations can be brought to reception before or after school on Monday 18th or Friday 22nd.

M. Fitzgerald

Labyrinth Design Competition

We were overwhelmed with the amount of entries into our competition to design the labyrinth. After a rigorous selection process, we have chosen our 2 winners. The standard of entries were exceptionally high, and the creativity and artistic skill showcased was great to see.

However, as it was a competition, there had to be difficult decisions made to choose the designs that would be used in the playground.

Congratulations to Finlay Raynor (P7) and Cairn MacPherson (P5), for designing their excellent labyrinths.

Finlay designed ‘The Brain’ – a perfect idea for something that will be used to promote higher order thinking skills, among other things.

Cairn designed ‘Sailing the Seven Seas’ – a perfect idea given the historical significance of labyrinths being used by sailors as a ritual to gain good luck before their journeys.

Other designs, which only narrowly missed out on being selected, will be created and positioned around the school on boards. These will act as ‘Finger Labyrinths’ and children can follow the path with their fingers.

 

 

Postponement of senior Sports Day

Due to the bad weather, the pitch is too slippery to have Sports Day today. As a result, the event has been cancelled today. It will now take place on TUESDAY 9th JUNE at 1:30pm. Hope to see you there.

Literacy Week

Once upon a time, in the magical borough of Holm, there was an enchanted building. This enchanted building was full of Princes and Princesses who were eager to go on an exciting and challenging journey.

This journey would see them encounter spellbinding spelling, wondrous writing, spectacular stories and much, much more…

Literacy week is about to begin! Each class will go on a Fairy-tale adventure which will come together for a “Holm-made” movie afternoon on Friday. The children will experience the story and explore it in many different curricular areas. The focus will be on delving deeply into the story to be able to retell it or change it in some way before showcasing this in a puppet film.

Monday :

  • Introduction to given Fairy-tale – older children will read story to younger children.
  • Whole school assembly will launch the week.
  • Creation of puppets.

Tuesday:

  • Creating scene backdrops for the puppet theatre.
  • Ordering the story using pictures and words OR planning for a “twisted tale”.

Wednesday:

  • Begin to prepare the puppet show.
  • Writing the twisted tale.

Thursday:

  • Human art – taking photos of real people and turning them into characters from the fairy tale.
  • Filming of puppet show will take place.

Friday:

  • Dress up Day – come in to school dressed as a character from your story (if you do not want to do this, you can choose to dress in your ‘casual’ clothes.
  •  Drama – Hot Seating – questioning the character.
  • Film Afternoon – whole school to come together to view selection of films.

All films made may not be viewed during the film afternoon, but they will be available to be shown in each individual class after the event.

There will also be a host of activities that each class will undertake as part of literacy week and the highlights of Literacy week will be available to view on the Blog of each class afterwards.

We are all very excited about our magical adventure!

 

Nursery Enrolment

Parents and carers wishing to enrol their child for a Nursery place should visit the School Office Monday, 9th February to Friday 13th February inclusive.

Times:

9 am – 10 am

2 pm – 3 pm.

 

Free school meal information

From January 2015, children in primary 1 to 3 across Scotland will have the option of taking a free school meal every day.

To help this initiative run smoothly, can parents / carers please give their children a note in their bag on Monday detailing which days of the week their children will be having a school meal.

For additional information about this arrangements, follow the link below

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Schools/HLivi/schoolmeals/FreeSchoolMeals

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2014

 

 

The Blythswood Shoebox Appeal leaflet is available to be printed below.

These are only required if you are contributing a full box. You do NOT need one if you are contributing individual items.

Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from our school office or visit the Blythswood website:

http://www.blythswood.org/#!shoebox-appeal/ccuw

Thank you for your support.

 

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Basketball opportunity!

Interested in basketball? Meeting new people? Leading a healthy lifestyle?

If so, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you!

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