The boys and girls are continuing their Health Week activities and have been learning about food and fitness.
“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 P6
“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 P6
“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.
“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
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!
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!
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.
Well done to team Uplawmoor. They did a fantastic job in the girls and boys relay races and fought a tough battle at the Tug of War. (I’ve been told we also had some ‘furry’ friends who did Uplawmoor proud!)
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!
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!
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.
The Health Committee are working hard to encourage us all to eat healthier at school. Today the pupils of Uplawmoor were lucky enough to try and taste some healthy snacks which are an alternative to crisps and chocolate. We had a selection of delicious and nutritious nibbles such as rice cakes, cucumber and carrot sticks, breadsticks and humous and cheese triangles. Starting from tomorrow, we will be recording the snack you bring to school. We will gather this information and discuss the eating habits of our school at the next meeting.
We hope all the pupils, staff and parents help us keep healthy by choosing a healthier choice of snack.
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.
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.
Our lunchtime clubs are busy as usual! The children have been busy at badminton club on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime with Mrs Kolasinsky. Gardening club is taking place every playtime and lunchtime with Mrs Waters. The mini kickers team are here on a Tuesday after school for Primary 1-3. Glee club will be starting next week and I am looking for song suggestions. Unfortunately my ankle is still not 100%, so I hope to start our street dance club in the new term (even if it does mean a bit of chair dancing from me!) Mrs Tait will also be starting a mini-movie club next week with Primary 4/5 to prepare video footage for their class assembly. Busy busy busy!
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.
Primary 1-5 welcomed two firefighters from Barrhead fire station who spoke about fire safety. We learned about the equipment which is stored in different compartments of a fire engine. We also learned about the protective clothing firemen wear and how they use special oxygen cylinders to help them breathe in smokey conditions.