The school had an open parents afternoon where parents and guardians could come and do some activities with their children. Primary 1 played math games with the adults, went to the sandpit, showed them around and went on the computer. Primary 2/3 did an activity based on the Rainforest. There was a filming group, sorting group, choosing group, painting group and sorting group it was very fun. It was nice to have the parents in to our school!
Firstly, we would like to wish all the friends and family of Uplawmoor Primary a Happy New Year. The boys and girls are ready and raring to get back to work and start another exciting term at Uplawmoor Primary School.
As always, there is lots going on and the children will be writing their own class blogs which you will be able to find under the ‘Pupils’ tab on the landing page of our website. This is where you can read about what your child is learning across the curriculum.
The website committee will keep you updated with events and latest news and remember, you can download any letters which have been sent home in the ‘Dates for Diary/Letters Home’ tab, also found on the landing page.
No school bags should be brought to school on Wednesday.
There will be no school lunch or packed lunch on Wednesday. A snack may be brought to school for the morning interval. All Primary 7 pupils should ensure their lunch accounts are sitting at zero as credit cannot be transferred to high school accounts.
The summer church service will take place on Wednesday at 12 noon until 1pm. School will close at 1pm. Pupils may be collected from the church. Please note it is important that pupils are picked up at 1pm as we ask that if you are unable to collect them at this time, you put suitable arrangements into place.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our school uniform which consists of:
Black Blazer with school badge
Grey skirt or trousers (not black)
Red cardigan or jumper
White shirt or blouse/school polo shirt on gym days
Grey and red striped school tie
For PE pupils should wear a white t-shirt or school polo shirt and black shorts. It would be useful if pupils had a pair of trainers which children can wear for gym outdoors or at the tennis courts.
Primary 7 are studying World War 1 and prepared a Remembrance Assembly for the whole school. Niamh, Tiana, Rob, Innes, Erin and Shannon spoke about how we can show our respect for those who have fought in past and present wars and remember those who lost their lives fighting for our country.
P7 will be coming round each class everyday next week so if you would like a poppy, please bring a donation.
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.
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.
Rob and Erin have been selected to represent our school as our JRSO. They will be working closely with Mrs Martin to ensure we stay safe when walking along the driveway after school.
Please remember to walk within the yellow line as there might be cars driving alongside you. Rob and Erin will also ensure there are no cars blocking the entrance to the driveway to make sure everybody can walk to and from school safely.
So, after a wonderful summer the staff and pupils of Uplawmoor are settling back into school life. We are looking forward to another year filled with hard work, maximum effort and some fun along the way!
We had loads of fun today during our netball competition – ‘Staff versus P7s’.
Mr Reid, Mr Philips, Mr Reilly, Mrs Crawford and the teachers fought a hard battle against the Primary 7 leavers. A big thanks to the rest of the school for cheering us on (well… I’m not sure how many cheers we heard for the staff?)
All the Primary 7 pupils had to have a lie down afterwards as they had a tougher match than they first expected! All the staff, however, went for a jog round the park. Ha ha!
Well the sun DID shine for us on Friday! We had a superb day at our annual Sports Day tournament and the children, staff and parents all got their running shoes on (or flip flops) and got involved with the variety of sporting activities on offer. What a great way to finish an amazing year!
The boys and girls are getting extremely excited about our school show which will be taking place on Thursday at 1.45pm and 7pm. Zoe (and Matt) have given up so much of their precious time this month to rehearse with the children and prepare the costumes, props and staging for our big performance. We have also received lots of help from Mrs Kee, Mrs McQuaker, Mrs Black and Mrs Sanders who have been busy sewing and stitching this week.
The staff and pupils of Uplawmoor Primary really appreciate the hard work and effort which has gone into creating such a unique and special end of term show.
Wow! What a day! The children of P4-7 have been busy today making props with Zoe for our summer show. Without giving too much away, we have been cutting out and decorating giant gingerbread men, making bombs and sweeties and creating amazing scenery for our show.