Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Health Week Comes to a Sporty End

DSC00317DSC00314The boys and girls took part in a Relax Kids session with Vicky Mulholland today.  The children learned about some techniques which they can use to keep themselves calm and relaxed when they may feel stressed, or just need some time to chill out.






Our week finished with our annual Sports Day which saw Libo win first place!  The children took part in a carousel of activities and competed in relay races at the end.  A great way to top off a wonderful week!

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Health Week Continues with Fitness and Nutrition

The boys and girls are continuing their Health Week activities and have been learning about food and fitness.

DSC00276 DSC00281 DSC00283 DSC00285 DSC00282 DSC00277“We went to Tesco and we learned about the journey food makes to the food to the shelves.  We also talked to the workers and they let us in to the big freezer!  We held some fish at the fish counter which was cool!”   Ashley P6




“We did a sponsored run outside with Mrs Orr.  They measured out 200m and we could run as many laps as we wanted.  I did 26 laps so that was over 2k.  The money we raised is going to ‘Save the Children’ to help children who are not as lucky as us.”  Mary P6DSC00267 DSC00271 DSC00272 DSC00271 DSC00266 DSC00263











“Kilmarnock Football Club” came to see us and we learned some football skills and played a game in 4 teams.  We then went into the hall and learned all about water and how it is good for your bones and your health.  It helps the flow of oxygen to through your body too.”  Dylan P6DSCN3163 DSCN3164 DSCN3169 DSCN3165

Uplawmoor Pupils are learning about ‘You and Flu’

As part of the Health and Wellbeing programme across the school we have been working on the ‘You and Flu’ programme from NHS Scotland with Miss Bradley.   In primary 1 to 3 pupils have been learning about how easily flu germs can spread and the importance of hand washing to prevent this. The made a ‘Hand Washing Pledge’ which is now on display in their classrooms.






In primary 4/5 pupils have been comparing the symptoms of cold and flu and can explain the main differences between them. Our Primary 6/7 pupils have been learning all about the flu immunisation and have been researching both the arguments in favour of the flu immunisation and those against and will use their findings to contribute to a debate on the following statement ‘The more people who are immunised against flu, the less likely everyone is to get flu.’

‘Relax Kids’

“The pupils of Uplawmoor Primary were learning different strategies to help them relax.  Sometimes we all feel a little stressed and Vicki helped us focus on deep and concentrated breathing which in turn helped us feel calm and relaxed.  We played some fun games which helped us manage our emotions and we even did some massage on our friends.

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“I liked thinking about lying on the beach because I was really relaxed”  Mary P6



“I liked getting a calming stone at the end”  Anonymous

“I liked massaging my own head because it relaxed me”  Dean P7

“It tickled when Amy wrote on my back with her finger”  Lauren P7


Health Week Comes to a Sporty End

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We have had an energetic week this week and we have all had the opportunity to try out a variety of sports.  Yesterday we played golf at Caldwell and took part in some Curling in the hall.  Tesco came to see us in the afternoon and kindly brought some exotic fruits for us to taste.

We would all like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Crawford for organising such a fantastic week for the staff and children.  Also, a huge thank you to all the experts who came to our school (or allowed us to come to them).

Health Week at Uplawmoor Primary School

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The boys and girls are enjoying a week of sporting activities and healthy eating presentations to tie in with our Health week. Mrs Crawford has been extremely busy organising a variety of unusal sports for the children to try.  Today we had a go at Muay Thai and listened to the P6/7s assembly about the hidden sugars which are in our favourite foods.


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Tomorrow we will be trying out some fencing with golf, curling, tai chi and circuit training planned for the rest of the week.   Please remind your children to wear long sleeves for fencing tomorrow and to bring outdoor clothing (waterproof jackets etc) as some of our activities will take place outdoors or at a different location.


We will keep you posted on the website!

Earth Day

The Eco-Committee spoke to the girls and boys today about Earth Day which takes place on Saturday.  Earth Day is an annual event which encourages us to think about protecting and saving our environment.  Between the hour of 8.30pm and 9.30pm we should do our best to switch off any electrical appliances to save as much energy as we possibly can.

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The Eco-Committee arranged our Golden Time activities to take place outdoors involving no electricity or technology.  The pupils had fun taking part in tennis, outdoor sports, a treasure hunt and environmental art.

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Primary 3/4 study the Human Body!

Primary 3/4 are learning about the human body.  We have been singing a song called ’10 Bones’ and we have been doing lots of exercises to make our bones strong and healthy.  Here is a picture of  ‘bones’ posters.

We are in the middle of  writing a story about Superhumans.  My story is about a man named Lloyd who drank a potion by mistake and all of his bones detached and he became an angel!

By Gabriel P4

Trip to Wholefoods

On Wednesday 8th October, some pupils from Uplawmoor Primary were chosen to go to Wholefoods supermarket in Giffnock.  Tiana, Emma, Amy, Abigale and Josh went along to learn about the packaging of foods.  We learned about what makes a great label and what information must be on a label.  We have been given the chance to create our own label which will be stuck on our own crab apple jelly.  We are in the middle of designing our artwork which will be sent to Wholefoods and used for our own jelly.  It’s really exciting!

By Amy Cupples P6

P4/5 Cricket

Today we welcomed Asid and  Saifer who are cricket experts.  We learned how to stop the ball by using our legs as a barrier and we were shown how to make ‘bucket’ hands when catching the ball.    After the skills section, we had a game of cricket.  There was a batting team and a fielding team and we learned how to win points for our team.  We will be continuing our cricket skills every Thursday for the next 3 weeks.

By Lauren, Amy and Megan-Jane P5

Health Week Activities


As part of our Health Week, Mrs Crawford taught every pupil how to make delicious milkshakes.

We each combined some different fruits, milk and ice cream to make a yummy milkshake!   By Megan-Jane P5  and Max Wengel P4

Transport Police

We had a serious talk from the transport police on Tuesday.  First we were introduced to the transport policemen and the two ladies from Scotrail.

One of the ladies showed us a clip about ‘dangers on the track’ and the other lady showed us a clip about what could happen to you if you don’t follow the rules when getting on a train.

One of the policemen put up some posters which encouraged children to be safe at train stations and we discussed these in pairs. It was a very interesting visit and we now know how to keep safe when we are travelling by train.

By Matthew and Cameron P4

Wee G Bus

We all had fun on the ‘Wee G’ bus this week.  Brian, the driver, showed us a video about internet safety and we were asked some questions. 

After the video we played some games including air hockey, Just Dance, Fifa 14 and Sonic. We hope to get on the Wee G bus again!  By Dean and Amy P5

Uplawmoor Hotel

All of the pupils were lucky enough to take a trip to the Uplawmoor Hotel to watch Chef Alan and his helper Elaine,  make fruit smoothies, wraps and a huge fruit salad.  Mrs Crawford gave us some tips to stop the filling from falling out when making a savoury wrap and Alan helped us to chop up fruit for our fruity delights.  We had so much fun!

A Day in the Life of a Farmer

Mr John McLeod kindly came to visit our school today to talk about dairy and meat farming.  The children learned  about how dairy cows are milked, how much milk they produce and what happens to the milk.

Mr McLeod also told us about cows which are bred for meat and explained how his farm land is maintained.

‘Mini’ Commonwealth Games Morning

On Thursday 24th April, Uplawmoor Primary had a fun filled ‘mini’ Commonwealth Games morning.  All the pupils took part in different sports such as running, judo, bowls and rugby.  Afterwards, the pupils got together to have an ending ceremony and gave out prizes for the most competitive pupils.  Afterwards, the pupils had a Freddo and a drink to enjoy in the classroom.  All the pupils had a great time celebrating the Commonwealth Games!

 By Emily, Lauren and Emma P5

Eco Schools

We were recently visited by Mrs Anne Black of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Eco School’s Team.   Mrs Black came to assess whether or not we should keep our Green Flag status.  The day was led by member of our Eco-Committe, two representatives of our Garden Committte and one of our JRSOs.  They had a very informative presentation, a tour of the school and school grounds and answered questions about our Eco Action Plan.  Mrs Black was very impressed by all of the pupils she had spoken to and commented that she was made to feel very welcome by everyone at Uplawmoor.

We are thrilled to hear that we are indeed an Eco Friendly school and that our shabby flag willl be replaced by a new one.  Well done everybody!  What a fantastic achievement!

Eco Song

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.

Watch out! We’re BRIGHT!

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).

The Pupils of Uplawmoor


Hockey Festival

Primary 5 pupils Amy, Emma, Emily, Megan-Jane, Lauren and Dean had a super time at the Hockey Festival at Eastwood High School on Monday.

“We were put into teams and some of us were split up.  I didn’t know anyone in my team so I quickly made new friends from Mearns Primary and Neilston.  They were called Evie, Holly, Lucy and Jodie.”     Lauren

“We played hockey games and it was hard to get the ball because  everybody went for it at the same time!   The ball was like a bigger version of  a golf ball.  It was hard and coloured yellow, orange and white.”   Emma

“The weather was sunny but really cold!  It didn’t rain but the hockey pitch was wet so when we sat down to listen to instructions we got wet bottoms!”   Dean

“There were 6 courses.  There were team games, hurdles, dribbling and passing the ball.”   Amy

“We spent 10 or 15 minutes at each course and we had time to spare so we manage to squeeze in one more course.  I did the hurdles!”   Megan

“There were 9 teams and we all had a different coloured vest.  I had a green vest and I already knew a girl from gymnastics in my team. Her name is Lauren.”  Emily