Tag Archives: ICT

Download Microsoft Office Apps for Free

Glow Users can now download for free the Microsoft Office 2016 apps on up to 15 personal devices; up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 phones. 

‎Making the these apps available helps Glow users take full advantage of the opportunities these tools offer. The Office apps which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote provide a learning platform that translates beyond school and into the world of work. 

To download the Office 2016 apps, ask your child to log in to Glow and either click on the ‘Download Office Now’ tile or go to the ‘Office 365 Home’ tile and once in O365, click on “Install Office 2016” at the top right of the page.

For more information click on the link below: https://glowhelp.wikis.glowscotland.org.uk/Microsoft+Office+2016+Downloads

Parent Forum – ICT and Online Safety

fent__1380715430_online-safetyWe are really keen to convene a Parent Forum with a focus on how we share information and offer support on how to keep our children safe online.  Parent Forums are a small group of representatives who meet to share ideas and work in partnership with the school, to contribute to school improvements.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this forum please contact the school office on 0141 570 7460 as we would love to hear from you.

Google Expedition

dsc00614 dsc00617 dsc00608 dsc00606The boys and girls visited St Thomas’ Primary School yesterday to learn all about Google Expeditions and had a go at experiencing a virtual learning journey.  See photos below.  Thank you to St Thomas’ for having us.


writing-for-blog-1024x554We are now writing class blogs which can be found under the PUPILS tab on the landing menu.  Click on ‘Class Learning Blogs’ and select your child’s class and you can read about what we have been learning!

The Pupils

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.