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Community Council Donation

Uplawmoor Primary, would like to say thank you to Gordon Steel at the Community Council who came to school on Friday with a very kind monetary donation.  Mrs Black from our Fundraising Group and Mr Steel told us of the success of the recent quiz night which was held at the Mure Hall, so we would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of all at Uplawmoor Primary.

SK and CG

Bikeability P6

bikeability1and2Primary 6 are invited to complete their Bikeability qualification Level 1 and Level 2.   The Bikeability trainer will be visiting the school on Wednesday 23rd March and will check everybody’s bikes and helmets.


If there are any problems with bikes and/or helmets these must be rectified before the level 1 training starts on Monday 18th April.

Level 1 Bikeability will be completed in the school playground during week beginning Monday 18th April.  The first session will take place on Monday at 2.15pm.  Please bring bikes and helmets on that day.  The next session will be Thursday at 1.35pm.

Level 2 Bikeability will start on Thursday 28th April which will be ‘on road’ training and helmets and bikes should be brought to school.  There will be weekly bikeability sessions which will take place every Thursday at 9.15am.  The final test will take place during the end of May/start of June.


After School Basketball Club P1-3

ballThere is now a new basketball club after school which started on Monday for Primary 1-3.  They passed the ball to each other for shooting practise. They also learnt to dribble around the gym hall.


 I enjoyed it because I learned more about basketball than I did before. I look forward to next week!  Eilidh P2

 I enjoyed it because me and Daniel won all the games. I would definitely go again!  Zara P3

By Amy Cupplesamy



Sun, Moon and Stars

spacePrimary 2/3 are now currently learning about space and what travels round the earth. The subject was science included with space. We learned how the earth travels round the sun and how the earth travels round the moon. We acted it out and got given a planet, some stars, the sun, the moon and the earth. We learned this in four different groups of three.   The name of the groups were moon groups.

By Zara Primary 3

I enjoyed this topic because I read a book before this topic and now I know much more about space. Zara P3 

I learned that the sun doesn’t move but the earth and the moon turns around in a circle. Eilidh P2

It takes a whole year for earth to go around the sun and the moon goes around the earth. Heather P2    



Semi-Final Intergenerational Quiz – 1st Place!

imageimageimage imageTeam Uplawmoor triumphed again today as they came 1st in the Intergenerational Quiz semi-final. A special well done to Emily for hanging the washing, Annabelle and Amy with their fabulous jive, Lauren and Jenni for their superb Wii driving skills and of course, the ladies who danced image‘Gangham Style’ with Amy and Annabelle as their coaches.  We can’t wait for the final which will take place in Largs in November.

A big thank you to Myra, Jan, Jenni and Sheila who have given up their own time to work in collaboration with the children.

We’ll see you soon for some ‘final’ training!


‘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


Gold Sports Award






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.

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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.”

Intergenerational Quiz

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For the past couple of weeks the Primary 7 children have been partnered with some of our older friends.   Lauren,  Dean and Josh have been helping with the Mario kart on the Wii in our classroom , Emma and Emily have been practising hanging out the washing in out gym hall  and Annabelle and I  have been dancing!  The ladies taught us how to dance the waltz and for our older friends, we have been teaching them how to dance the Gangham style!

We have only got a few more practises and then we figure out who is going to be in the team. We will keep you up to date on chosen  team!

By Amy Cupples



There are around 27 amazing children and young people from East Renfrewshire who are currently being looked after by foster carers.  Many will eventually return to their families. In some cases this may take a matter of days or weeks, for others it may take longer and children could be living with their foster family for one or two years, or into adulthood.

If you can answer yes to the following …

  • You like children and can provide a safe and nurturing home?
  • You have energy, patience and a good sense of humour?
  • You work well as part of a team?

There are children and young people in the local area who are waiting to be cared for by someone like you.  Click on the image above to find out more.



Primary 7 – ‘Safety in the Park’

By Amy Cupples

Today the Primary 7s visited Arthurlie Park, to take part in ‘Safety in  the Park’. There were different activities to do such as the dangers of alcohol. We wore goggles to look like we were drunk, it was good fun but it made me realise how dizzy you can feel.  Also,  there was an area with a car crash and we were investigators and we had to figure out whose fault it was between the cyclist and the driver.  The other activities were about how to be safe in the park if you see something that is concerning.

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Farewell Primary 7…

I would like to say goodbye and good luck to Innes, Rob, Tiana, Shannon, Erin and Niamh.  You will all be missed by the staff and pupils of Uplawmoor Primary School.  Also, can we take this opportunity to thank the PSA for our lovely meal last night.  We had a super night and it was a lovely send off for our Primary 7 pupils.

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Have a wonderful summer!