Tag Archives: Pupils

End of term Show

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

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.

‘Mini’ Commonwealth Games Morning

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!

 By Emily, Lauren and Emma P5

Commonwealth Day

Gordon Phillips, our Active Schools Co-ordinator, has organised a morning of events on Thursday 24th April to celebrate the importance of teamwork and collaboration within the Commonwealth countries.   Our morning will also set the tone for the Commonwealth Games which Glasgow are hosting  later in the year.

All pupils should bring their PE kits including a t-shirt in their house colour.  Photographs will be taken throughout the morning and displayed on our plasma screen and on our website.

Art Exhibition

A quick reminder that the Uplawmoor art exhibition starts in the Mure Hall on 8th April – 21st April.  Please go along to look at the work of Ana Genoves, Rachel Lowther, Georgina Starr and Kerry Stewart. 

As you know our P4-7 pupils took part in a ‘Living Sculputres’ session with Rachel which will be on display at the exhibition.

Easter Eggstravaganza

 The pupils are busy creating their characters for our Easter Eggstravaganza this week.The children have been writing adventure stories, diaries and and character profiles to go along with their eggs which will be displayed on Thursday afternoon from 1.45pm.        

Everyone is welcome to come along on Thursday to have a look at what the pupils have been doing!  You are also welcome to have a refreshment during the Easter Treasure Hunt…  (I wonder if it will be snowing like it was last year?)

Netball Competition

A huge well done to Uplawmoor Primary School’s netball team who came 1st place at last night’s Netball competition at Eastwood High School’s sports centre. 

“We’ve been working hard at lunchtime with Mrs Dobbins to ensure we were at our best.  We won each game we played in and we are looking forward to representing our school at the next event on the 1st April 2014”.

The Netball Team:
Shannon, Erin, Niamh, Bobbi, Luca, Morgan, Eve, Glen, Amy.

Stuart Reid – Author Visit


We were lucky enough to welcome Stuart Reid to our school this afternoon as part of our World Book Day celebrations.  

Stuart Reid is one of the busiest children’s authors around.   Stuart’s uniquely entertaining readings are wild, wacky, crude, rude and hilariously fun for everyone involved.  Some of his work includes ‘Gorgeous George and the Giant Geriatric Generator’ and ‘Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies’.  The children enjoyed hearing his funny stories and learning about how he started writing novels.

I wonder if we have any future authors amongst our pupils?

For more information, please visit http://www.mylittlebigtown.com/gorgeousgeorge/

World Book Day at Uplawmoor Primary

World Book Day is a celebration!  It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.  Today, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading which is the main aim of  World Book Day. 

The children of Uplawmoor Primary got into the spirit of things and dressed up as their favourite author, story or character and celebrated World Book Day with a variety of fun activities.  Children were encouraged to take some quiet time to read silently each time the ‘reading’ bell rang.   

What a great day!

Drama Workshop

P4-7 were lucky enough to spend the morning with Zoe, Beth and Charlie who came to help us with our acting and performing skills.  We started the morning with some warm up games to help us act out scenarios and project our voices.   Afterwards, Zoe, Charlie and Beth talked to us about the story and gave us some acting tips which we could use in our performance.  

We worked in little groups and used our bodies and voices to create different objects such as an oven, a clock, a forest, animals and trees.   There were different children playing the role of Red and Reuben which allowed everybody the chance to play a part.

To end our morning, we performed our show to the staff and Primary 1-3.  Beth and Charlie were really funny as they played the role of the granny, the wolf and the baker. 

By P4/5

A Braw Burns Celebration

The boys and girls of Uplawmoor did us (and Robert Burns) proud today.  The audience were well and truly entertained by our wonderful musicians, singers, actors and dancers.  A huge well done to P4-7 for their superb (and brave) poetry recitals, not to mention Ashley, Rob, Shannon, Naimh, Eve and Morgan who sang for the judges.

Back in the swing of things…

Well, the festive celebrations are now a thing of the past and all the pupils of Uplawmoor Primary School have their brains back in action and are working hard in class. 

Some of you may have been lucky enough to celebrate Burns Day on Saturday 25th January 2014.  The staff and pupils are now starting to think about celebrating the life and works of Robert Burns at our Burns Competition, which will take place on Friday 28th February 2014.

The boys and girls in P4-7 are currently busy learning a song or poem which they will perform for our judges on the day.  In addition, all pupils will be involved in entertaining our audience through song, dance and drama.  

For more information on Robert Burns,  log on to http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/burns-night 

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Eco Song

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.