The staff and pupils were lucky enough to be entertained by the Eco-Committee at Friday’s assembly. They have been busy writing and and rehearsing an Eco song which they performed for the school on Friday.
They also took the time to talk to us about the Eco code as we are all making a special effort to ensure we remain an Eco friendly school and continue to look after our environment.
Our Christmas Fayre will start at 10am and will finish at midday. There will lots of festive fun and a range of goodies to buy. The children have also been busy making christmas crafts to sell. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday 12th December
The pupils and staff welcome parents to attend our open morning from 9.30am – 10.30am which will give you an opportunity to see your children in their learning environment. Make sure your brains are switched on and you are ready to learn!
Friday 13th December
We are all thoroughly looking forward to our Christmas outing to the Kings Theatre to see Aladdin. Please remember to bring a packed lunch for your child.
Class Christmas Parties
P1-3 – Monday 16th December
P4/5 Tuesday 17th December
P6/7 Wednesday 18th December
All parties will start at 1.45pm and chilren can bring their festive outfits in a bag and change at lunchtime.
Thursday 19th December 2013
The pupils of Uplawmoor will be entertaining parents, friends and family with song and dance at our ‘Carols and Shortbread’ afternoon. Primary 1-3 will also be putting us into the festive spirit with their wonderful nativity performance. Refreshments are available from 1.30pm with our performances starting at 2pm (approx).
Friday 20th December 2013
Our Christmas service will be at 1.30pm and parents and friends are welcome. Children will be dismissed at 2.30pm (approx).
Liam, Katie, Esme, Jason and Eve (who was a reserve) from Primary 7 competed in an intergenerational quiz at Carlibar Primary School. Local residents Dodo, Eric, Sheila and Heather, together with the pupils, were ‘TEAM UPLAWMOOR’. The aim of the quiz was to work together to teach each other various activities such as texting, playing the Wii, dominoes and ‘hanging the washing’.
Team Uplawmoor came second and won a medal each. We spent weeks preparing for the quiz and we all had a great time together and made lots of new friends. By Liam P7
Uplawmoor’s JRSO had a very successful ‘Be Bright Day’ today. All the children and staff had great fun learning about how we can keep ourselves safe on the roads. The JRSO organised a rotation of activites which included interactive games in the learning lounge, games and activities in Room4, a very informative powerpoint presentation and ‘road safety corners’ in the gym hall.
We started with a parade to show off our bright clothes and hair (there were even traffic light faces from Megan and Shannon!) After our activities, we performed our road safety raps to the whole school. They were sung in the style of a Christmas Song with a clear message of how to stay safe.
Thank you for planning and leading such a fun filled day! We are so lucky to have such creative and organised JRSO members. (Also, a big well done to Katie for stepping in at the last minute as Declan was unwell).
On Wednesday 20th November we are dressing BRIGHT to highlight the importance of road safety. Pupils are encouraged to wear colourful clothes so they can be seen easily on the pavement and the driveway. There are lots of activities planned for the whole school which have been organised by the JRSO including a song competition!
On Friday 15th November, we had lots of fun raising money for Children in Need. We paid £1 to wear our own clothes and some of us wore our pyjamas! We did a Pudsey bear hunt in the gym hall and outdoors which was great fun. I found Pudsey so I got some sweets! At playtime I bought a Pudsey biscuit for 35p, it was tasty!
P5-7 visited Bibleworld on Thursday with Mrs Little. It was like a trailor and inside there was a library, a museum and comfy seats where you could watch a video and listen through headphones.
Anna, the lady who owns it, showed us a cartoon video about Jesus’ life, and how he helped others. There were lots of activities including clay modelling, a research post and an ICT station with headphones.
It was a fantastic day for us and we would like to visit again.
The SPCA came to each class in the school and talked to us about how they help animals in Scotland. We completed some animal and habitat matching activities, watched some video clips and discussed how we can help Scottish wildlife.
By Luca P7
For more information, or to donate money to the SPCA, click on the link below.
Mrs Strang, who works for an organisation called ‘Save the Children’, came to talk to the pupils today. Save the Children works in 120 countries and work hard to save children’s lives. This organisation fights for children’s rights and help them fulfil their potential
I found the assembly very interesting becuase we learned about the children in different countries who are malnourished and do not have access to food and water. I saw some pictures of a child who was 12 years old, but he looked very young and small because he does not get enough food to eat.
Today PC Lindsay, the new campus policeman for Eastwood High School, came to P6/7 to talk about cyber bullying, bullying and what the police do. We learned about the different animals and vehicles the police use. We also learned the police alphabet and how they have a word for each letter, for example, A for alpha and B for bravo.
Yesterday, the pupils and staff went out in the rain to start our clean up mission. Despite the horrible weather, we split our playground and surrounding area into zones and each class had a zone to clear. We will continue our quest to have a weed free school!
Mrs Zoe Brook (Eva’s mum) kindly took the time to visit our school today to discuss the views of the pupils regarding the village and ways in which it could be improved. This was carried out in conjunction with a village questionnaire which was sent out to all residents. The results will be collated and our findings will be published in due course. Our pupils came up with some superb ideas including drainage in the park, football nets, a village shop and a train station.
The Uplawmoor gardening club treated the staff to freshly picked mint tea. The gardeners have been looking after the mint plant for over a year and with the help of Mrs Waters, used the leaves to make a refreshing mint tea.
Jason, Eve, Morgan and Mhiari took along a selection vegetables, they had grown in the school, to sell at the local Farmer’s Market. They sold out in no time at all and will use the money raised to buy seeds to start again for next year! Well done and thank you to everyone who helped make our garden a success this year.