The Week Ahead – 14th May 2018

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A big well done to all of the children for their brilliant effort at Sports Day. Hopefully everyone is a little bit warmer now! Thank you to all of our adult helpers and the parents/carers who came along to cheer the children on. Thanks also to Mrs Drennan for coordinating Sports Day along with our Sport Captains & Vice-Captains. It was lovely seeing so many children in their House colours and we are delighted to announce this year’s winning House, with 789 points, is…



Next  week is a busy one with it being Spotlight on Teamwork Week and we are looking forward to our Team Meetings each afternoon. The children from P2-7 will be learning about The Global Goals for Sustainable Development during their meetings, whilst our P1 children will all be working together in the Gym Hall and participating in a range of Literacy and Drama activities.

s on this week

Monday – Walk to School Week (Hamper raffle tickets will be on sale all week for 50p, winners will be announced on Friday at assembly)

Special Teamwork Assembly this morning to launch our Spotlight Week

Warburtons will be visiting our P1 classes to deliver healthy eating workshops

Mandarin lessons start today for P4/5 at 11am

Team Meetings from 1.45-2.45pm

P6 & 7 Netball Club after school until 4pm

Tuesday – Walk to School Week

Get Fit in the Morning at 8.30am

Calderside Maths Department working with P6s at 9.30am

Team Meetings from 1.45-2.45pm

Wednesday – Walk to School Week

Pre-Entrant Welcome Session 2 at 9.30am

Block 2 of Wednesday Workout for P3s at lunchtime (3 of 4)

Team Meetings from 1.45-2.45pm

P6 & 7 Boys’ Football Club after school until 4pm

Thursday – Walk to School Week

Get Fit in the Morning at 8.30am

Team Meetings from 11-12noon today

P4-7 Drama Club after school until 4.30pm

Friday – Walk to School Week

Happy Feet Day – wear your happiest shoes and socks for a £1 donation!

Weekly Awards Assembly & Spotlight on Teamwork sharing session (Hamper raffle winners will be announced!)

Walk to School Week 2016


We have had a very successful Walk to School Week this year and would like to thank families for supporting this event throughout the week. The children were excited to be greeted by ‘Speeding Ted’ and our JRSOs at the gate on Wednesday and it was fantastic to see so many children walking, scootering or cycling to school. Today was our ‘Happy Feet Day’ and it was brilliant seeing the children in their choice of happy footwear! Well done to all children who took part and to our JRSOs for their hard work.


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Every morning classes have been recording the number of ‘active travellers’ and we are delighted to announce the winning class, with 88%, was…


Mrs Cowden’s Primary 4/5 Class!

Well done to our winners and to all of the classes for taking part. Remember to keep actively travelling to school if you can!

We will post more photographs from Happy Feet Day to the website soon, however in the meantime our Website Committee have posted some of their own photographs of their ‘happy feet’ and the reasons for their choices. Please go to our Photo Gallery for a look!

The Week Ahead: 16th-20th May 2016

sports day

Sports Day

We had a successful Sports Day on Friday and the rain even stayed away! The children enjoyed taking part in the various sporting activities and demonstrated excellent team work and ‘sportspersonship’ – well done everyone! Thanks to those who came and supported our Sports Day, the children always appreciate the encouragement. Many thanks also to the parents and carers who volunteered their time to help classes with their activities – we really appreciate your support.


Walk to School Week

Today marks the start of Walk to School Week 2016. This week, we are encouraging families to actively travel to school whether it be by walking, cycling, scooting or even by parking further away from the school and walking part of the way. Each morning, classes will record how children have travelled to school with the winning class being announced at this week’s assembly. On Wednesday, our Junior Road Safety Officers and a special visitor, ‘Speeding Ted’, will be at the MUGA entrance to greet children. If your child is actively travelling to school on this day, please remind them to come via the MUGA entrance!

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Happy Feet-Day!

As part of Walk to School Week, we are inviting children to come to school on Friday 20th May wearing the shoes they feel happiest in for a £1 donation (no high heels or Heelys, please!). We are looking forward to seeing lots of ‘Happy Feet’ on Friday!

whats on this week

Monday – Walk to School Week

Youth Music Initiative in for Primary 5

Mandarin teacher in for Primary 4/5

Teachers from Calderside Academy Maths Department in to work with Primary 6

Primary 6 & 7 Netball Club after school

Tuesday – Walk to School Week

Primary 5-7 Girls’ Football Club after school

Wednesday – Walk to School Week

JRSO and Speeding Ted greeting walkers at the MUGA entrance

Get Fit in the Morning Session 2 at 8.30am

Primary 1 Room 2 visiting Tesco in Uddingston today

Maths teacher from Hamilton Grammar visiting P7s

Primary 4-7 Drama Club after school until 5pm

Thursday – Walk to School Week

Primary 1 Room 1 visiting Tesco in Uddingston today

Final P2 Kerbcraft session today

Home School Partnership meeting 9.15-12noon

Primary 6 & 7 Boys’ Football Club after school

Friday – Walk to School Week/Happy Feet Day!

Get Fit in the Morning Session 2 at 8.30am

Pupil Committees meeting this morning

Weekly Assembly for pupils

Fairtrade Tuckshop on today at morning interval for children wishing to buy a Fairtrade treat for 30p.

Boys’ Football Tournament at Bent Playing Fields at 12.30pm

Primary 2 visiting Hillhouse Library for Read, Write, Count at 1.30pm

Walk to School Week 2016


Join over a million pupils and their families to celebrate walking to school.

Walk to School Week Poster 2016

Monday 16th – Friday 20th May 2016 is Walk to School Week and we will be challenging all children to walk, cycle or scooter to school throughout the week. We understand that this can be difficult for some families, however during this week we would ask that families even try to ‘park and stride’ if they are unable to walk the full way to school. Classes will be able to keep track of how often they actively travel to school throughout the week and we will share and celebrate the results at our weekly assembly.

For more information about Walk to School Week, please click on the link below:

In addition, as part of Walk to School Week,  we will be having a ‘Happy Feet-day’ on Friday 20th May. On this day, we will invite the children to come to school wearing their ‘happiest’ pair of shoes for a £1 donation. More information will be provided to pupils at this week’s assembly.

Many thanks for supporting Walk to School Week. :-)