So, we arrived safe and sound and P7s have been busy finding old friends and meeting new ones! So far there has been tree climbing, orienteering, crate stacking and team building. The food is great and there’s plenty of it! The dorms are comfy and we all had a good night’s sleep after a day of fresh air and exploring. The weather has been kind to us so far, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for more dry weather!
Another huge congratulations to Josh, Dean, Abi, Ashley, Chris, Alex, Carly and Mhairi who came 2nd place in the Tug O’ War competition. What a fantastic achievement and all of your hard work paid off! A big thank you to Mr Grierson who came into school to help the team prepare! Well done team UPLAWMOOR!!
The children worked in their houses to complete a technologies and art & design challenge. The upper school had to create a 50cm scaffold out of straws and the lower school were set a task to create a spring mural. The boys and girls worked collaboratively to come up with some wonderful designs. Well done!
It is World Book Day at Uplawmoor Primary School. Miss Miller has been busy organising a fun day of activities and storytelling to celebrate books, illustrators, authors and most importantly, READING!
After a parade of costumes, all of the children voted for their favourite ‘character’ and the winners were as follows:
P1/2 Zoe (Robin Hood)
P2/3 Angelina (Tiger who came to tea)
P4/5 Gabriel (Diary of the Wimpy Kid)
P6/7 Cameron (The Scarecrow from Goosebumps)
World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books and reading and is marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
Mrs Sanders, Lauren and Mrs Tait were invited to the Council Chambers in Eastwood to watch Lauren receive her prize for her fantastic artwork which earned her a page in the 2016 East Renfrewshire Road Safety Calendar.
Well done to all the boys at girls at Neilston, Eaglesham, Thornliebank, Giffnock, St Thomas’ and Kirkhill who also won prizes for their wonderful road safety artwork.
Primary 6/7, Mrs Tait and Mrs McKay have decided to award a ‘citizen of the month’ award to a member of Primary 6/7.
This is a person who is honest, caring, trustworthy, responsible, reliable, helpful kind and polite.
All staff and pupils will be able to vote for their citizen of the month. The award will be presented at assembly and they will feature on our website and achievement wall.
On Friday18th September Uplawmoor Primary School were presented the “Gold School Sport Award” for 2015-2017 By Kenny Brown – partnership manager at sportscotland. Anthony McReavy, the recently appointed chief executive for East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and Gordon Phillips, Active schools Coordinator for the Eastwood cluster were also in attendance to see the school presented with its award.
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of the school’s achievements in putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that Uplawmoor Primary School has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in quality physical education, school sport and leadership, and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
Fiona Mckay, Head Teacher at Uplawmoor Primary School, said: “We are absolutely delighted with our sportscotland Gold Sport Award. Our staff work incredibly hard to promote sport both as part of the curriculum and as extra-curricular activity too. We know how important physical activity is and we put a real effort into making sure it is an important part of the school day. Our children enjoy the activities and are so enthusiastic and their parents’ support is really important in encouraging them to attend our after school clubs. We feel we are playing our part setting them on the road to healthy, active lives.”
The Primary 7 pupils (and some very eager Primary 6 pupils) presented to their to their peers at the school assembly on Friday afternoon in order to be voted ‘House Captain’. Each pupil cast their vote in the privacy of their own classroom and the results were as follows:
Tannoch: House Captain – Emma, Vice – Dean
Caldwell: House Captain – Amy, Vice – Annabelle
Mure: House Captain- Emily, Vice – Lauren
Libo: House Captain – Josh, Vice – Ashley
Welcome back everybody! We hope you all had a wonderful summer and managed to find some sunshine somewhere.. It is so lovely to see lots of happy, smiling (and some very tanned) faces today.
All the boys and girls looked very smart in their uniforms and what a pleasure it is to be back in our busy classrooms at Uplawmoor Primary School. We are all looking forward to another successful year filled with fun, hard work and lots of achievements.
We will, as ever, be keeping you all updated on the website so watch this space!
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of our school’s achievements in putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that Uplawmoor Primary School has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in quality physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
A huge well done to the children and the staff who have all worked hard to earn this title. We look forward to showing off our flag and certificate very soon!
#SchoolSportAward and tag @sportscotland
A huge well done to team Uplawmoor who once again did us proud at the Neilston Show last weekend. The Tug O’War team beat some very tough competition to come 2nd place and the relay teams came 2nd and 3rd.
Well done to Innes, Josh, Rob, Adam Niamh, Amy, Tiana, Annabelle, Scott, Christopher, Carly, Abigale, Dean, Josh and Erin.
Tuesday-Mini Kickers p1-4
Thursday-Rugby p4-7 (Whitecraigs Rugby Club)
Thursday-Tennis (pay at club) p1-7
Thursday-Cricket p4-7 (Eastwood HS).
You should have received a letter with a list of the clubs, but if you are looking for any more information, please contact the school.