P6/7 are continuing their Playzone training with Mr Phillips and had a go at teaching Primary 1/2 a new outdoor game today. They did a great job ensuring everyone participated in a safe and fun environment. Well done P6/7!
We are proud to bring you our Star Pupils for this week. Each Friday at assembly, every class teacher chooses her Star Pupil for the week. This could be for being a responsible citizen, a successful learner, an effective contributor or a confident individual.
We also like to recognise special achievements amongst our talented and skilled pupils. This week Josh and Lauren (P6) shared their special acheivements. Josh showed us his numerous rosettes which he won for his prized cattle and sheep and Lauren for her superb swimming talents.
Well done to them both and all of our Star Pupils for this week!
The gardening committee were busy this morning preparing the vegetables and plants to be sold at the Farmer’s Market which took place today at the church. They sold potatoes, runner beans, onions, parsley, cabbage, baby aloe vera plants, Christmas cactus and spider plants.
Dean, Josh, Abigale, McKenzie, Miss Dawson-Bowman and Mrs Waters all went to the church and sold almost everything! The gardening committee made a grand total of £65 pounds which will be used to buy new gardening equipment, seeds, bulbs and plants for future gardening opporutnities.
Well done to the Gardening Committee!
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.
We would like to remind you of a couple of PSA events taking place this summer. There will be afternoon tea and a second hand uniform sale on 13th June at the Sports Afternoon with our Active Schools Coordinator Gordon Phillips. We are looking for donations of second hand uniform items and scone bakers!
There will also be a Family Ceilidh night on Friday 12th September in Mure Hall.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
P4 – 7 have been working on our summer show with Zoe. The show will take place in the middle of June. The play is based on several traditional fairy tales which have been re-written by Zoe and the pupils of Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7.
We have been rehearsing on our stage every Wednesday lunchtime and we will be starting work on our props and staging this week. The final performance will take place on the 19th June.
We can’t wait!
By Dylan P4
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
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 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
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
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.
In our topic we have leaned the difference between fact and opinion. An opinion is a statement that tells what someone thinks while a fact is a true statement. We created a rap song to show our understanding about fact and opinion. We wrote the lyrics and we decided about the dance movements.
Moreover, this term we learned to debate and support our opinion using powerful arguments. Finally, in our topic we have learned the difference between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’. Wants are things people would like to have. Needs, on the other hand are things people must have to live. Children’s rights are needs. Everyone should respect children’s rights.
By Primary 2/3
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.
For more information please follow this link:
Mrs McKay has been contacted by Gillian Robson (nee Drennan) who is a former pupil of Eastwood High School. Following a recent ‘Farewell’ event at Eastwood, Gillian is keen to make contact with former pupils of Uplawmoor Primary School who are welcome to attend an Eastwood High school reunion to be held this year.
Gillian is looking for Primary 7 classes of Uplawmoor during 1976 – 1977, 1977 – 1978 and 1978 – 1979. Names which might jog some memories are Shade Munro, Vanda Crawford and Crawford Walker, who were all in Gillian’s year group at Eastwood High School.
As there are parents and grandparents who may read our website, we hope this message may reach the right people! The event is on the afternoon of Sunday 4th May 2014 at the Redhurst Hotel in Giffnock.
For more information, there is a facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/493027270810375
…and a website address for further information http://www.eastwoodclass78-84.org
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).
The Pupils of Uplawmoor
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!
We’ll be seeing you then!
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!
By Ruby P2
The last day of our Book Fair is Monday. Pupils will have an opportunity to visit the fair in the Learning Lounge on Monday.
The fire service came to talk to P6/7 about bonfire night and the dangers of different fireworks. They showed us some gruesome photos of people who had some accidents using fireworks.
As tonight is bonfire night, the firemen recommend you go to an organised display. This is the safest way to enjoy yourselves and the fireworks will be spectacular!
Keep safe and warm!
By Luca P7
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.
For more information go to www.savethechildren.org.uk
By Dylan P4