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Thank you to all those who selected the Daily Mile Path as your chosen cause at the COOP. We have raised £1,185.07!!
Children in Need - We will be having a pyjama and mad hair day on Friday 15th November. Suggested donation £1.
We will have a blue day on Wed 20th November. Children can wear blue to school for World Childrens' Day and to raise awareness of the Rights of The Child. No donations are required. This event has been organised by the Rights Leadership Group.
Dates for Diary 2019
14th - Parents Evening
15th - Pyjama Day
20th - P5 Athletics
20th - Wear Blue Day
20th - Parents Evening
27th - P4 Rugby Festival
27th - Flu Vaccinations
28th - In Service Day
29th - In Service Day
6th - Christmas Sing-a-Long
6th - Christmas Fair
11th - Nursery Christmas Performance
10th - Christmas Lunch
13th - Christmas Show
17th - P6 & P7 Christmas Party
18th - Nursery Christmas Party
18th - P3, 4 & 5 Christmas Party
19th - P1 & P2 Christmas Party
20th - Church Service
20th - School Closes at 12.15pm
P5 - 7 Trip to Velodrome
On 8th November, 75 children from P5-7 had a fantastic time cheering on cyclists from around the world, especially team GB. We were at the Velodrome for the World Cup cycling championships and witnessed Olympic champions such as Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald set fast times in their races.
After watching the races the children all had the opportunity to try out a variety of activities. There were 6 stations set up which the children rotated through. These had different challenges including pump track, wobble boards, balance beams, seesaws, ramps and a limbo stick.
All the children were very well behaved throughout the day, showing enthusiasm and supporting the cyclists. Several people commented on how polite they were and how well their showed their appreciation.
It was fun because we got to see professional cyclists cycle. Lochlan
My day has been so good because we got to watch cycling and it was really fun cheering for Great Britain and we got to do cycling! Logan
It was really fun because we got to have lunch while watching cycling. It was cool cheering everyone on. The biking was really fun because we got to try different types of bikes and courses and the pump track was cool! Joseph
I liked watching the cycling because you got to see all the different countries and the stunts were fun. Ava
It was fantastic because we got to do all these different things like watch people cycling and then doing our own activities. We shouted so loudly and cheered on all the countries. Chloe
It was absolutely amazing I would recommend going to the velodrome. I liked shouting encouraging words to the cyclists. Mia
I had great fun, loved our cycling activities and especially liked the 'Pump Track.' Jamie
I really enjoyed our trip to the Velodrome, especially watching the team races. Kara
The whole day was great fun! Cleo
Cross Country - Garscube
It was a very exciting Sunday for all the parents and children of Strathblane Primary who went along to the Garscube Harriers cross country event in Maryhill. The children had to run 2k up steep hills around the park.
The morning started with the P5 race which was phenomenal. Archie B. came in first place closely followed by Finlay M. who got 3rd. Right behind him were Sean and Lochlan in 4th and 5th respectively. Lewis was in 7th and Cameron in 9th. A huge achievement and so nice to see all those Strathblane vests leading the pack! The rest of the P5 runners also did very well and all completed the race with excellent times.
The P6 race and P7 race also ended with Strathblane coming in first place! Well done to Connor and Toby who both got 1st place medals. Connor left the rest of the runners behind very early on and ran a very good race. Toby stayed with the top three for most of the race but saved enough energy to pull away from them on the home stretch and win with a significant lead. Well done to all the runners from SPS. A special thanks to all those who came along and cheered on our children!
Primary 5-7 Football Fixtures
On Friday 25th October, 30 children from the school took part in the fun Football fixtures at Balfron High School. The children were divided in to four teams and competed against teams from all the other local schools. Congratulations to our Burgundy team who did not concede a goal all evening winning all of their games. All our teams played well and once again showed true sportsmanship throughout the evening. Thank you to our huge travelling support team of parents and teachers. It was a very cold but enjoyable evening. One highlight was the chance to have every child in the new strips. As Joseph was handed his strip he said "This is proper legit, I love this school." It is always a pleasure to watch our children play sports and to conduct themselves so well whether they win or lose. They are always proud to put on the school strips and to be part of the SPS team!
Thank you to those who helped to organise our halloween disco for the children to enjoy. Here are some photos from the night.
Autumn Welly Day
Thank you so much to all those who came along and helped on our welly day. We had a great turn out and completed many tasks. We did our first experiment of the daily mile path. This is a 10 meter section to see how it weathers and how much work it was! All the bushes and hedges were trimmed back and the willow tunnel had some of the branches trimmed. Another big job was to extend the fence around the pond area to make it more accessible for large groups of children. The shed and greenhouse were cleaned out and a full van load of stuff from around the grounds was taken to the dump. Thankfully the weather was mostly sunny enough to get the gaga ball pit repainted and all the benches around the grounds. More slabs were laid around the bike shelters and many other tasks were also completed. The children worked hard to add another tonne of stones to the firepit area. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, children and staff who came along to help. Another very successful welly day!
On Sunday 3rd November, 54 children from P1-7 took part in the Springburn Harriers Cross Country Races. It was a fantastic event with nearly 500 children taking part. We had four children with a podium finish!
Coming Soon - Victoria Park Parkrun events, P1-7 children, Sun 1st Dec. and Sun 19th Jan. Please let Mrs McCormick or Miss Allen know if you would like to run. (2K race).
P7 Athletics Champions
Congratulations to P7 for winning the Balfron Cluster Athletics Championships. The class will now go on to compete in the Stirling Athletics Championships later in the school year.
Sharing learning is already done in many different ways e.g. through events like shows, performances, assemblies, services, open afternoons/evenings, displays, certificates, parent consultations, newsletters and the school website and home – school e-mails.
Sharing learning at home is encouraged through homework and discussions about learning at home. That said, many parents report that when they ask their children what they have done in school the answer is ‘nothing’. To encourage more discussion and help children share what they have been learning staff have decided that, rather than learning logs, they will use the website and class page to post five key questions every fortnight that relate to the learning that has taken place in various curricular areas in the previous weeks. This will help parents to engage with their children by giving them the key things to ask that should lead children to share their learning at home. This approach will start after the October break and be called Friday Fives. Staff will post every two weeks on the same Friday and remind the children it is Friday Fives.
Parents/carers can then use this, if they wish, to engage their child in conversation at home about learning in school.
Friday Fives can be found in the yellow box on each class' webpage.
Strathblane Primary School has been on the current site since the mid sixties. The building is set in beautiful countryside with easy access to the natural world for environmental studies projects. Pupils enjoy spacious accommodation with classrooms, general purpose room, and hall with stage and P.E. facilities, separate dining area and a computer suite. Outdoors there are generous playing areas, both hard and grassed. The Parent Council and local businesses have been very supportive in helping to raise funds to improve the school grounds. Parents, friends and the school’s pupil leadership groups have planted trees, shrubs, bulbs and other plants to enhance the environment. Every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and at least two PCs available for the curricular use.
More information is available in our handbook.