Currently we are 376 in the league table for Big Pedal out of 514 schools in the UK. (37 out of 51 in Scotland). Bear in mind, we are only doing about half of our school every day. I think that is a brilliant result!
Total journeys so far – 1216
Total % of school roll taking part 42.12%.
(still a few figures to be added in for last week too).
As always, Bishopton rises to the challenge. Well done everyone. Hope you’ve had fun taking part especially with the great weather.
Please remember that, at the end of the day, there will be lots of bikes and scooters moving in the playground. Remember you have to push your bike or scooter and your teacher will make sure that classes take their time leaving and that everyone is safe.
Today should have been the start of the Big Pedal walking/cycling/scooting national competition that we all enjoy so much each year.
This year we’re turning it into the Bishopton Pedal.
As part of your daily exercise, we would like you to try to cycle, scoot or walk every day for the next 2 weeks. Please make sure that bikes and scooters are safe for you to use and that you wear helmets on your bike just as you would if you were at school. If you do not have access to a safe place to cycle, scoot or walk please just carry on with all the other daily fitness ideas provided by your teachers.
Remember all your family are welcome to join in too.
A huge thank you to everyone children, parents and staff who made such a big effort to make the Big Pedal a huge success. At the moment we are 13th in the UK but today’s numbers have still to be uploaded. Thanks again to Mr Neill for checking bikes and scooters.
Well done everyone for another successful languages day. P 1-3 designed t-shirts about France and all things French. Well done to our t-shirts winners (photos to follow). P4 -7 made a presentation in the form of a poster or powerpoint on the advantages of knowing more than one language.
Thank you to our mum and dad speakers and Craig our ex-pupil for their input.
If your child was one of the t-shirt winners, these are the care instructions – iron fix on the back for at least 4 mins and wash separately in cold water for first 3 washes.
Here are some of the Eagles hard at work. More photos to follow.
That’s the Big Pedal over for another year. Thanks to everyone – mums,dads, grandparents, breakfast and after school club staff – who made the effort to bring bikes and scooters. I know the children enjoyed it and we finished 6th out of over 500 schools in the UK.
Hopefully with the nice weather we can all continue at home to get lots of exercise and have fun on our bikes and scooters.
We are delighted to say P1E are the daily winners – again! Well done.
Bishopton Primary are now 8th in the Big Pedal out of 367 schools nationwide. Well done to everyone, including wee brothers, sisters, mums and dads, who have come with their bike or scooter. Keep up the good work. Can we get to number 1?
Coming soon to Bishopton Primary – The Big Pedal is organised by the cycling charity Sustrans. Every year they encourage children in schools all over the UK to cycle or scoot to school. Parents and teachers are encouraged to join in too. Every journey made is recorded over a 10 day period. The school with the most journeys is the winner. Prizes are awarded every day.
In Bishopton Primary, there is a special certificate for each daily class winner and an extra cycle/scooting time awarded to the over all winning class.
We ask that children cycle or scoot to school (but not in the playground before school or on the way home from school).
At some time every day, teachers will take their class to the playground to cycle or scoot and improve fitness , as well as having fun.
We would ask that all children wear a helmet on their bikes and , if they have one, on their scooters. Please make sure all helmets fit properly and are undamaged.
Please help us protect your child’s safety by checking over their bike or scooter before they bring it to school.
If your child has a lock for their bike or scooter they are welcome to use it, as bikes and scooters will be stored in the playground. Children are responsible for looking after lock keys.
Let’s hope for good weather. Please join in if you have a bike (or scooter!) If you would like to find out more or just keep up with our progress, you can check out the Sustrans Big Pedal website.
Sorry – we have just realised there is no sandwich option on Monday. If children don’t want to bring a packed lunch, we will provide them with fruit for the buddy picnic and they can order whichever option they want.
We hope you enjoyed the Summer Assembly today. We are still working away in primary 1. We have been learning about capital letters – how to write them and the letter names.
On Tuesday we will have a special Read and Munch with our P3H reading buddies. Miss Hunter and Mrs Ferguson will provide the healthy munch if you would like to bring your favourite book to share with your buddy.
This is the last full week. There will be no homework this week. Please don’t bring bookbags. Children should have brought summer clothes in a bag ready to wear on Tuesday for our dress rehearsal and Wednesday for our Summer Assembly for parents at 9.30.
We will be visiting the library for the last time on Friday 23rd June. Please make sure you have returned all library books. We are looking for a helper please.
This is the last week for homework. Bookbags will come home on Friday with the children’s work for this year in it.
Homework – book and maths.
If you have a place in the talent show on Friday 16th June, please keep practising.
Our end of term assembly is on Wednesday 21st June at 9.30. Could children please bring summer clothes to wear for assembly in a bag labelled with their name. They will change into these clothes for the dress rehearsal on Tuesday and then the performance for parents on Wednesday next week.