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Maths Leaflets

Dear Parent/carer,

Your child should have received maths leaflets produced by Renfrewshire’s Attainment Team. I hope you find these a useful guide to how we teach and progress through the stages of these mathematical concepts.

P1-2 pupils received:

  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies
  • Fraction Strategies

P3-7 pupils received:

  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies
  • Multplication and Division Strategies
  • Fraction Strategies

Please click below for pdf versions of these leaflets:

Addition and subtraction Progression Leaflet

Multiplication Division Progression Leaflet v3

Fractions Progression Leaflet

Kind regards,

Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher

Spelling Information Evening 6.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 18th February

Dear Parent/carer,

As you know, we changed our spelling programme at the start of the session and are now well underway with positive results. We would like to invite you to an information evening to further share how the programme works and what the children are experiencing in class. This will be a good opportunity for you to find out how to reinforce the strategies used in school at home.

If you are able to make the information evening, please complete the slip in your child’s bag (oldest child only).

Kind regards,

Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher

World of Work Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who has already completed the online or paper form to volunteer for our World of Work week in March. I have received many replies and I will contact you in the next week or two, so apologies for not getting back to you yet.

If you would still like to volunteer to come in to our classes and talk about your job and skills, please complete the form given out last week or the form below. Thank you in advance.

Miss McDowall, Principal Teacher

World of Work – Volunteers Required

This year we will be learning about jobs and how the skills we learn in school relate to the World of Work. We will be holding our World of Work week from Monday 30th March to Thursday 2nd April. If you would be willing and able to either visit our classes to tell them about your job or if your work allows any visits, please complete the form below. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance.

Miss Karen McDowall, Principal Teacher



A reminder that Parentpay is not only for school meals and the snack bar. All payments such as school trips must be paid through this system as we are now a cashless school.

If you have not already logged on, please do so as soon as possible. If you experiencing any problems logging  on, please call the school office between 8.30am-4pm.

Thank you for your support.

Christmas Lunch Orders

A letter was issued today for your child to choose their Christmas lunch option. We would appreciate if you could complete this slip and return it no later than Wednesday 27 November.

The cost of the lunch is £2.25 for P4-7 pupils and free for P1-3 pupils. Payment is made through Parentpay so if you have not activated your account, please do so as soon as possible.

The options are:

  1. Turkey with trimmings
  2. Steak pie with trimmings
  3. Quorn roast with trimmings (vegetarian option)

All options come with ice cream and milk or water.

If your child’s teacher does not receive a completed form, they will assume they are a packed lunch.

Thank you in advance.

Parent Pay Update

A reminder that the school will be cashless from tomorrow, Thursday 10th October.

If your child uses the milk bar at interval, you must have money in their meals account, this includes P1-3 and other Free Meals. Your child will not be allowed to get into debt on their account for a snack from the milk bar at interval.

Any questions or queries can be answered by the Parent Pay team who will be in school from 8.30am tomorrow. Thank you.

Christmas Card Orders

You will find your child’s Christmas card design in your child’s bag today or tomorrow. Ordering this year is ONLINE ONLY and instructions are printed on the template.

Please check the spelling of your child’s name and class making amendments as appropriate before ordering.

The deadline for ordering is 30 October.

Light Up Renfrewshire – Christmas Competition

Has your little one always dreamed of switching on the Christmas Lights? Well now that dream could become a reality!

Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron, is once again inviting children of primary school age in Renfrewshire to design a Christmas card for 2019.

Three winners will be selected with each winner having the chance to push the button to light up either Paisley, Johnstone or Renfrew.

The winning designs will also be printed as Provost Cameron’s official Christmas cards and sent out all over the world.

Entries must be received by Monday 21 October posted to;

Christmas Card Competition
Member Services
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House
Cotton Street

Please write your full name, age, school and contact details so we can get in touch! We can’t wait to see what you can come up with.

Sumdog Final Results

#MWSREN @AttainRen #MathsWeekScotland

A huge well to everyone who took part in the Sumdog contest. I’m sure you all had fun playing games and practising your maths skills too. See below for the final results.

282nd P4M, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 379
328th P6G, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 359
1004th P2E, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 210
1014th P5R, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 209
1237th P6M, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 183
1550th P3C, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 155
1623rd P3W, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 150
1717th P6A, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 143
1723rd P2S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 143
1772nd P3A, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 140
1839th P4B, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 137
1949th P4F, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 127
2034th P3F, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 120
2131st P3M, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 113
2215th P7S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 108
2403rd P2G, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 96
2619th P7H, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 84
2952nd P2F, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 63