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Sumdog – Summer and Next Session

We encourage all pupils to continue to play Sumdog throughout the summer to keep their maths skills sharp. We also recommend playing card, dice and board games too. Look at the numbers, shapes and maths all around you! Use your knowledge of numbers to help you with everyday problems and situations.

Towards the end of the holidays the Bishopton pupils will be moved onto their new classes .e.g. from P4 to P5. If you are moving to Dargavel Primary, in order to save pupils’ avatars, pets and coins they have worked hard to earn we have to remove you from the Bishopton Sumdog account. However, when Dargavel sets up their Sumdog account your account can be transferred over. Thank you for your patience when this happens.

 

Video Recording Update

Dear parents/carers,

We are ordering specially designed t-shirts in House colours for the pupils to wear in their video recordings. They will arrive in approximately two weeks so could we please hold off recording your child performing until they receive their t-shirt. Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,

Karen McDowall

Principal Teacher

Video Recording

Dear Parent/Carer

Video Recording

As you will all be aware this is a big year for Bishopton Primary School.  After many years of growing, due to the expansion of Bishopton, a second school is due to open in the Village and a number of our pupils will be moving on after the summer break.  Once again, due to COVID restrictions, we will be unable to do any large-scale events at the end of session. Therefore, this year to mark the end of an era and to celebrate new beginnings, we have decided to produce a virtual End of Term Concert that you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

However, as pupils are not allowed to sing in school, we need your help to record the content.

Your child’s class teacher will have uploaded a backing track onto Teams and provided you with a copy of the words. The children will have listened to this many times in class and will have discussed ideas as to what the videos might look like. Now it’s over to you to record!

We require videos that only include your child singing with no audible backing track. The easiest way to do this is with the child singing along to the track whilst listening through headphones. Your child’s class teacher may not need your child to sing the whole song and they will let you know what is required.

As children under 12 are allowed to meet up outwith school, your child may feel more comfortable singing with a group of their friends and this is fine too. Once again your child’s class teacher will keep you informed of any specific requests for their song.

The most important point is that the videos are recorded with no audible backing track. This will allow us to combine all of the pupil voices into one track.

Please title your video file child’s name and class e.g.joebloggsP6H.mp4

Please email your video to gw21concertvideos@glow.sch.uk by Friday 4 June 2021.

If your child is reluctant to do this at home, classes will also be recording some lip-synched content in school. This will ensure that everyone gets to appear in the concert.  We would however, like to have as much singing from the pupils as possible so your support in this is greatly appreciated.

If you have any further questions regarding this please get in touch with your child’s class teacher.

Yours faithfully

Wendy McNaught

HEAD TEACHER

Big Pedal 19 -30 April 2021

Sustrans Big Pedal - Sustrans.org.uk

This year, as always, the school will be taking part in the Big Pedal, the Sustrans national competition to get everyone moving – cycling, scooting and walking.

Below you will find a video and information sheet.

This year will be a little bit different as we are asking children to bring their bike or scooter on alternate days.  Please see the timetable below for your child’s days.

Date Classes
Mon 19th April P2,P5,P6,P7
Tues 20th April P1,P3 and P4
Wed 21st April P2,P5,P6,P7
Thurs 22nd April P1,P3 and P4
Fri 23rd April P2,P5,P6,P7
Mon 26th April P1,P3 and P4
Tues 27th April P2,P5,P6,P7
Wed 28th April P1,P3 and P4
Thur 29th April P2,P5,P6,P7
Fri 30th April P1,P3 and P4

There are only a few simple rules –

all children must wear a helmet on a bike

bikes and scooters should be wheeled through the playground on the way in and out of school and on the ashy path.

Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join in the challenge.

Each class will get a chance to cycle and scoot with their friends in the playground during the day.

We would ask that you check over bikes and scooters to make sure they are safe to use, especially if they haven’t been used for a while.

Please don’t worry if your child is unable to bring their bike or scooter on any of their days.  Walking counts too!

Big pedal parent info

We are all looking forward to this year’s Big Pedal. It should be lots of fun.

 

Sumdog Contest – Final Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the Sumdog Contest.  We had 17 classes who qualified and 5 pupils in the Top 50. Playing maths games are fun but also build upon your existing maths skills. Keep playing maths games you enjoy!

27th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 365
36th P4H, Bishopton Primary School 298
44th P3W, Bishopton Primary School 268
49th P5C, Bishopton Primary School 251
66th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 215
76th P4M, Bishopton Primary School 191
78th P3C, Bishopton Primary School 183
79th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 183
85th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 171
90th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 156
93rd P7C , Bishopton Primary School 152
96th P7M, Bishopton Primary School 145
102nd P5M , Bishopton Primary School 136
110th P7H, Bishopton Primary School 123
114th P4F, Bishopton Primary School 114
131st P3A, Bishopton Primary School 83
133rd P5R, Bishopton Primary School 78

Top 50 Pupils

  • 14th Seth Y P3C
  • 25th Bella V P3W
  • 31st Jacob A P6M
  • 36th Jack S P3M
  • 47th Luke Y P5C

Sumdog Contest – Day 6 Results

Today is the last day of the Sumdog Contest and we now have 16 classes on the leader board. We also 3 pupils in the Top 50 Pupils! Let’s give it a huge last effort today to see where your class ends up on the leader board.

35th P4H, Bishopton Primary School 261
36th P3W, Bishopton Primary School 246
52nd P5C, Bishopton Primary School 206
65th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 186
67th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 183
68th P4M, Bishopton Primary School 182
77th P3C, Bishopton Primary School 172
84th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 149
85th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 149
86th P7M, Bishopton Primary School 144
100th P7C , Bishopton Primary School 120
101st P5M , Bishopton Primary School 119
112th P5R, Bishopton Primary School 96
113th P4F, Bishopton Primary School 96
126th P3A, Bishopton Primary School 79
128th P7H, Bishopton Primary School 73

Top 50 Pupils

  • 8th Seth Y P3C
  • 15th Bella V P3W
  • 19th Jacob A P6M

Sumdog Contest – Day 5 Results

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Yesterday was day 5 of the Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest and we now have 13 classes who have qualified and 6 pupils in the Top 50 Pupils! Well done to everyone who has played the games. The contest closes at 8pm tomorrow so please getting playing to help your class and to build your maths skills! Sumdog

19th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 265
31st P3W, Bishopton Primary School 216
34th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 200
37th P4H, Bishopton Primary School 186
41st P6M, Bishopton Primary School 177
43rd P5C, Bishopton Primary School 177
46th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 174
48th P3C, Bishopton Primary School 170
70th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 133
73rd P4M, Bishopton Primary School 132
94th P3A, Bishopton Primary School 97
98th P4F, Bishopton Primary School 83
101st P5M , Bishopton Primary School 79
102nd P5R, Bishopton Primary School 78

Top 50 Pupils

  • 4th Seth Y P3C
  • 31st Cara C P3M
  • 33rd Callum Andrew H P7M
  • 39th Lewis M P6A/G
  • 43rd Bella V P3W
  • 45th Harvey B P4H

Sumdog Contest – Day 4 Results

We now have 13 classes in the contest and 6 pupils in the Top 50! Congratulations to everyone who has played games. Keep playing to help your class climb the leader board. Go for it!

15th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 206
17th P3W, Bishopton Primary School 201
23rd P3C, Bishopton Primary School 187
31st P4H, Bishopton Primary School 163
33rd P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 152
37th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 143
38th P5C, Bishopton Primary School 142
59th P4M, Bishopton Primary School 108
60th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 108
78th P3A, Bishopton Primary School 80
83rd P4F, Bishopton Primary School 77
92nd P4J, Bishopton Primary School 62
98th P5M , Bishopton Primary School 58

Top 50 Pupils

  • 16th Callum Andrew H P7M
  • 19th Seth Y P3C
  • 22nd Harvey B P4H
  • 29th Cara C P3M
  • 32nd Lewis M P6A/G
  • 46th Jacob A P6M

Sumdog Contest – Day 3 Results

Well done to the pupils who have played games in the Sumdog Contest so far. We now have 8 classes who have qualified (at least 5 players per class need to play) and 5 pupils in the Top 50! What a superb effort from these individuals. Keep up the great effort. If you haven’t played yet, log on and get playing!

https://www.sumdog.com/sch/bishps

16th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 131
24th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 110
32nd P4H, Bishopton Primary School 95
36th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 91
47th P4F, Bishopton Primary School 65
49th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 64
57th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 45
63rd P5M , Bishopton Primary School 35

Top 50 Pupils:

12th Callum Andrew H P7M,
14th Seth Y P3C
27th Harvey B P4H
32nd Lewis M P6A/G
41st Amy W P4B

Sumdog Contest – Day 2

In Day 2 of the Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest, we have 8 classes who have qualified (at least 5 players per class need to play). Please play as many games as you can to help your class climb the leader board.

Sumdog Contest in numbers:

  • 236 classes entered
  • 62 classes qualified
  • 799 pupils played
  • 98,155 questions answered
  • 81,178 correct answers (83% accuracy)
26th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 96
33rd P4H, Bishopton Primary School 83
35th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 80
41st P4F, Bishopton Primary School 65
46th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 58
49th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 54
52nd P4J, Bishopton Primary School 45
56th P5M , Bishopton Primary School 37

We also have 4 pupils in the Top 50 Students! Well done to these dedicated pupils:

  • 11th Callum H P7M, Bishopton Primary School
  • 29th Lewis M P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School
  • 36th Harvey B P4H, Bishopton Primary School
  • 38th Seth Y P3C, Bishopton Primary School

Sumdog Contest – Day 1

Yesterday was Day 1 of the Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest and we have 6 classes who have qualified (at least 5 players per class need to play). Please play as many games as you can to help your class climb the leader board.

Sumdog Contest in numbers:

  • 236 classes entered
  • 59 classes qualified
  • 765 pupils played
  • 85,066 questions answered
  • 69,565 correct answers
20th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 96
39th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 66
40th P4H, Bishopton Primary School 66
41st P4F, Bishopton Primary School 65
50th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 45
52nd P6M, Bishopton Primary School 42