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.
Be safe and have fun.
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.
Bonjour – Guten Tag – Hello
Just a reminder that Wednesday 26th September will be a non-uniform day as we will be celebrating European Day of Languages 2018.
Pupils are asked to wear house colours – Eagles- yellow, Hawk-green, Falcons-blue and Ospreys-red.
Children will be involved in a variety of activities with the rest of their house to celebrate all things French and to explore why it is useful to know more than one language.
We look forward to hearing from some specially invited speakers on their experiences with languages.
If you are interested in helping your child with their Modern Foreign language learning at home, you can follow this link – ideas for parents and families.
Merci – Danke – Thank you
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.
Happy cycling and scooting.
Congratulations to P6G who are today’s daily winner for Big Pedal.
We are now 5th in the UK. Well done all. Keep it up.
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?
P1E are the first daily winners for the Big Pedal. They had the highest percentage of children with bikes and scooters.
Who will be tomorrow’s winner?
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.
Holidays are here at last. Thank you so much for all the lovely gifts and kind words. They are very much appreciated. We have had a lovely year and your children have been a delight to teach.
Have a great holiday. Kids – don’t forget to pop in and see Harry Hedgehog next year.
Nearly at the holidays – here’s what’s on this week.
Monday – Buddy picnic 11.45 – 12.15 – bring a packed lunch or you can order lunch as normal.
Tuesday – Read and Munch with P3H reading buddies – bring your favourite book – we will provide the Munch.
Wednesday – bring a toy or game. School finishes at 1pm. School lunch will be provided for the children who have ordered it in advance.
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.
On Monday 26th June primary 1 will be having a picnic with our buddies. Could children please bring a packed lunch or order an option 2 (sandwich).
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.
Homework this week – book and maths
We have taken the sound cards and wordwalls out of the bookbags.
We will continue to practise these in class.
Auditions for the talent show will be held at lunchtime on Monday.
This is the last week for Active Schools clubs.
Children will be bringing home a postcard. Could you please write their address on it and we will practise saying this so we would know it in an emergency.
I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.
Homework this week – no new sounds, book,wordwall, blending – qu words – maths – we missed last week’s – if you have time to tackle both that’s great – if not we’ll talk about it in class.
Auditions for the talent show will be on Monday 5th June at lunchtime. Children who need music for their act should bring it with them. You do not need costumes. We will remind children nearer the time. Keep practising your singing/dancing/gymnastics/jokes.
Please remember, not all the acts will be able to be in the talent show as there are so many people auditioning.
Just a wee reminder – Primary 1 will be doing the following tomorrow (weather permitting)
- 9.30 – 10.30 – races in the field with Primary 2 and 3
- 11.00 – 12.00 – dancing in the playground with primary 2 and 3
- 1.15 – 3.00 – House races in the field with the whole school.
No bookbags home this week as it is a 3 day week and Tuesday should be sports day (weather permitting).
For sports day, children should come to school wearing their sports gear and wearing house colours. If its to be a hot day, extra water, hats and suncream please. If its to be a cold day, extra layers please.
Sports day will go ahead as long as its not pouring (good old Scotland).
Thursday is an In Service day.
Friday and Monday are holidays.
See you back at school on Tuesday 30th May.
Have a lovely weekend.
We have lost a 4 – 5 years Marks and Spencers blazer. It has the child’s name inside. Could you please check your child’s blazer?
Homework – book, wordwall, new sounds – er as in sister, ar as in farm, blending th words, maths challenge.
We plan to go to the library on Friday 19th May at 11.15. We are looking for 2 helpers to go with us please.