Monday, 30 March 2015

Evening Performance Arrangements

On Tuesday evening (31/3/15)  could all children please come back to school for 5:30pm to allow them to get ready for the evening performance. 
Many Thanks 

Earth Hour Afternoon

Well done to all the children, and staff, who participated in our Earth Hour Afternoon.  We turned off all our electricity for the last hour of the day on Friday and played board games, played bingo, played card games, told stories and did some craft activities.  Mr McDonald even turned off his computer and did some much needed tidying out of his drawers as well as coming into the classes to join in with the children! Everyone looked fabulous in their bright clothes too.  We hope you also supported Earth Hour on Saturday night by going without electricity between 8:30 and 9:30.  

Here are some pictures of what we got up to in our classes on Friday afternoon.

Disco Fever!

Thank you to the Parent Council for arranging the very successful disco on Friday night.  A great time was had by all the children (and adults too who were spotted with some great dance moves on the dance floor!).

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Gartocharn Stars

On Friday I was able to go around the classes and celebrate the achievements of some of our pupils.
Euan has won medals at his badminton club. Olivia won a medal for slalom skiing. Charlie achieved an all award at drama and Elliot, Ethan and Elliot all achieved awards for swimming.
It is great our children are achieving so much in a wide range of sports and activities. Well done all of you!!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

French artist

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)

We used chalk pastels to draw these pieces of art. They are in the style of French artist Henri Rousseau.We had great fun using chalk pastels to make these jungle themed pictures.

By The ICT Club

Outdoor maths


Last week we were outside with Craig again and this time we used compasses. First we went into partners and we did a course using bearings. It was tricky ! Once we had finished all 6 courses we got into a line and Craig gave us all a compass. Next Craig showed us how to hold the compass and also how to use it. We now know how to put the red arrow facing where it says "read bearing here". Then we turned the outside of circle that had degrees on it to a given number and then we pointed in that direction. We enjoyed this activity.   

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Earth Hour Afternoon

Just a quick reminder that we are celebrating earth hour on Friday in school so you can come to school in your own (brightly coloured) clothes. We will be having stories and games for the last hour of the day and won't be using any electricity. 

Please help support Earth Hour on Saturday night by turning off your lights from 8:30 till 9:30. 

From the Eco Warriors

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Partick Thistle Trip

One of the Aims of the Sports Superstars this year was to go and see some live sport and to inspire children throughout the school.  Sports Superstars wrote to Elaine Hamilton who was able to arrange for the Tickets to go and see a Partick Thistle match. 

 Many parents and children all came along on a sunny Saturday afternoon to watch Partick Thistle win 3 - 0 ! 
Well done Sports Superstars and a big big thank you to Elaine and Partick Thistle for a great day out !

Keep watching out as there may be some more opportunities to watch live sport coming your way soon.

Disco Fever

Disco Fever is going to hit Gartocharn Primary School this Friday Night.

The Gartocharn Parent Council have organised a great night for all the children.  There will be fun games, dancing and refreshments.

It will start at 6.30pm and be finished by 8.30pm when you should be at the school to collect your children.

Community Performance / Dress Rehearsal

 We have invited any members of the wider community who would like to come along and see the show but maybe don't have any children or connections with the school anymore.  We will be providing Tea and Coffee after the performance.

If you know of anyone who might like to pop along and see us stumble through a Dress Rehearsal then please tell them to pop along to the school, they will be very welcome.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Pirate Treasure Hunt

P4/5 are organizing a whole school pirate themed Treasure Hunt that will take place on Thursday 2nd April.  It costs £1 to take part. You can dress up as a pirate for the day if you want to.  You will be working with children from your house. 

We are raising money for Childline.  We have been learning about the different charities for our topic (Caring Kids) and decided we wanted to support Childline.  
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By the ICT Club

Earth Hour Bunting Competition

Well done to the Eco Warriors who won the West Dunbartonshire Earth Hour Bunting Competition. 

They had to design bunting showing all the things that they love about our earth that is being threatened by climate change.  Their winning bunting will be displayed in the council offices in Dumbarton all week and they have won a £50 amazon voucher to spend on something that is eco friendly.  

Here is a some of our bunting.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Comic Relief

We had great fun selling all the cakes we had made up at the Village Hall on Friday.  We made a fantastic £210 from the bake sale alone.  We would like to give a big thank you to all the parents who helped make this possible.  A special thank you to Angel W would organised it all.

Including the bake sale, the red noses and dressing funny the school raised over£500 for Comic Relief.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Comic Relief Baking Day

Comic Relief Baking Day

Today some adults came in to help all the children in the school make some very tasty treats for p7s to sell at millennium hall tomorrow. Each class took a turn, some in the afternoon and some in the morning. Some of the things the classes made were flapjacks, rocky road, lemon slices and marshmallow chocolate hat with a smartie on it. 

Comic Relief Non Uniform Day

Just a wee reminder that tomorrow it is a non uniform day for Comic relief.  It is 50p for non uniform.  You can wear anything you want, eg. your pyjamas , your school clothes backwards, your casual clothes, anything!!

Parents, remember that the lovely cakes and treat we made today will be on sale tomorrow at the Village Hall from 10 -12.

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By the ICT Club

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

As part of our literacy work we wrote stories for younger children and then read them to the children in P1/2. They loved it.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Reading Circles Questionnaire

We would like to get some feedback on how you feel the reading circles that we have introduced into P4/5 and P6/7 are going.  We have 2 questionnaires, one for parents and one for pupils, at the top of the blog and we would be grateful if you could take just a couple of minutes to complete these.  Many thanks. 
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