The website committee have decided to have an Easter egg hunt… with a difference!
We would like everybody to hunt through our website to spot the hidden Easter eggs. There will be 10 eggs hidden in total. Please print out the attached form and write down your name, a short description of the egg and WHERE you spotted it! All forms can be handed to one of the website committee members (Fraser, Michael, Kayla, Mhairi, Gabriel, Matthew or Amy). Each entry will be put in a hat and the winner will win a prize at our Spring tea.
The boys and girls of Uplawmoor had the pleasure of attending a movie afternoon at the Mure Hall as part of Primary 4/5’s Micro Tyco enterprise topic.
The whole school enjoyed popcorn and snacks and settled down to a screening of ‘Bugsy Malone’. A big thank you to the parents who gave up their time to ensure the event ran smoothly. We look forward to the ‘Skills’ auction on Friday which will raise even more money for a wonderful cause. Well done P4/5!
The date for school registration for August 2015 is the week beginning 12th January until 16th January 2015 during any afternoon between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Please note that you should bring the following documents as proof of catchment when registering your child at the school:-
Child Benefit Statement
Council Tax Notice
Mortgage Statement or Rental Agreement (minimum 1 year’s lease)
If the Child Benefit Statement is unavailable, the following will be accepted: – Driving Licence, Utility Bill or Bank Statement.
All of the pupils were very excited to be invited to a Primary 1/2 party last Thursday afternoon. Each class received an invitation written and designed by Primary 1/2 and we were delighted to be part of their celebrations which linked with their topic ‘Special Times’.
There was lots of delicious food to eat and a variety of party games. The Primary 1/2 children selected their own music and we were entertained with dancing, party games, face painting and Wii dancing.
Mrs Sanders kindly nominated our school for an award from Tesco Helping Hand. Mrs McKay received a phone call from Tesco at the end of September telling her that we were being awarded £500 to go towards the cost of playground games. Mrs McKay along with Mrs Grierson, Erin and Blaine visited Tesco, Barrhead to pick up the big cheque.
The boys and girls in P6 and P7 are learning how to become Playzone leaders. They will be trained on a number of playground games and activities and will be responsible for organising and leading them in the playground. The main aim is to create fun activities for the younger children to ensure everybody has fun at break times.
School reopens on Monday 11th August for teachers and on Wednesday 13th August at 8.55 am (informal entry) for pupils. Our new Primary One pupils should arrive at school at 9.00 am when they can be escorted into their classroom on their first day only. They should remember to bring along either a packed lunch or money to buy a school lunch. The school day for all pupils, including Primary 1, finishes at 3.15pm.
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.
The boys and girls of Uplawmoor Primary welcomed Rachel Lowther last Wednesday afternoon. Rachel is a Scottish artist, who, in collaboration with other artists, will be hosting an art exhibition to be held at the Mure Hall on 8th – 21st April 2014.
Rachel took the time to show the children a variety of sculptures and talked to the children about what inspires artists and their work. The children participated in a ‘living sculpture’ session which Rachel photographed and will use as part of the exhibition in April.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we are all looking forward to the exhibition in April.
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).
Children in Need is a UK charity which helps to change the lives of disabled and young children in the UK. To help raise money for this charity, the Pupil Council have decided to have a Pudsey fundraising day on Friday 15th November. If you bring £1 to school, you can dress as you please (so you don’t have to wear school uniform!) There will be various activities on the day including a ‘Pudsey hunt’. We are also selling Pudsey biscuits, so if you would like to buy one, please bring 35p.
We look forward to seeing you all on Friday to help raise money for a wonderful cause.
By Bobbi P7
To donate to Children In Need or for more information please follow this link
Mrs Gray has retired after working in Uplawmoor Primary for 18 short years. The whole school put on a show which celebrated Mrs Gray’s retirement. We sang some songs and the P7s shared their favourite memories of Mrs Gray. The instrumentalists played some of Mrs Gray’s favourite music, including Katie’s version of Titanic. To top it off, the Glee club performed ‘Time of your Life’ as a tribute to her imaginary boyfriend (Patrick Swayze
Mrs Gray gave P6/7 and P4/5 a tub of chocolates and P1-3 received a box of Haribos. We had a wonderful afternoon and we hope Mrs Gray and her family enjoyed themselves.
So, it is with a tear in our eye that we begin the 3 week countdown to Mrs Gray’s retiral. We can’t quite believe she is going! She will be missed by staff, pupils and friends of the school.
Please come and share your favourite Mrs Gray memory with the website committee and we will post them here.
My favourite memory was the ‘Burnt Quiche’ incident. Mrs Gray was having quiche for lunch and burnt it in the oven! Next thing the fire alarm was going off throughout the school and the fire brigade even had to come!
I will miss you Mrs Gray.
I will always remember when Mrs Gray burnt the quiche she had brought for lunch causing the evacuation of the whole school and the arrival of the fire brigade!
You didn’t seem to learn from your mistake because you did it again this year but this time it was the toast!
I will miss you and all of your funny stories.
Happy retirement Mrs Gray!
To begin with I was so scared about coming into Mrs Gray’s class but now I really don’t know why? Mrs Gray makes me laugh and giggle. She has helped me to learn all that I need to from the start of primary 6 until now. Whenever I need someone to talk to she always makes time for me. Mrs Gray I am going to miss you so much, we all will!