This year is Bishopton Primary School’s 60th anniversary. Each stage will be focussing on one decade (60s-20s) and learning about what life was like for the people in Bishopton in that time.
We would love to invite anyone who attended Bishopton Primary School or who lived in the village to visit our school to talk about their memories and experiences. You could write us a letter/email, prepare a presentation or just come in to answer some questions from our young investigators.
What was school like in your time at our school? What was your favourite song or film at that time? What piece of clothing or toy did you own or really want? Can you remember what the teachers were like and what you played at playtime?
If you are able to help us out, please contact the school office and let them know your contact details and what decade you are able to talk to us about. A teacher will then contact you to arrange a time and give you more details.
If you would rather not talk but have any interesting facts or photos/articles about the school and village from these decades, we would love to see these too.
Please see the decade each stage will be researching.
P1 – 2020s
P2 – 2010s
P3 – 2000s
P4 – 1990s
P5 – 1980s
P6 – 1970s
P7 – 1960s
I hope that you have all been having a wonderful summer and managed to make the most of the good weather. It is hard to believe that we will be back to school in less than a week. We are looking forward to welcoming all pupils back on Tuesday 16th August, details below.
We will continue to have a soft start (no bells); school doors will open at 8.55a.m. and pupils should make their way to the classroom and wash their hands. The school day will commence at 9.00 a.m. Teachers will take the register at 9.00 a.m. prompt so it is important pupils arrive on time to avoid being registered late.
School finishes at 3.15p.m. for all pupils.
Primary 1 pupils may be accompanied by an adult into their classroom, photographs can be taken in the playground and in the class. Mr Collins will be on hand to direct our new Primary 1 families to the appropriate classroom door. We are really looking forward to welcoming our new starts.
Free school lunches are available to all P1-5 pupils. The lunch menu and all other information regarding school meals is available to view on the Renfrewshire Council website https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/schoolmeals
Building work has been ongoing throughout the holiday period but unfortunately will not be completed by the start of term. Some scaffolding remains around the school building. We are hopeful that the works will be concluded in the coming weeks.
Please note that the car park is for staff and disabled parking only. Parents/carers should not enter the car park at any point. For safety pupils should not walk through the car park at any point. The Grove entrance is not a designated pedestrian entrance, it is goods only and should not be used at any time by parents/carers or pupils.
Staff will be on hand to direct pupils to the correct entrance on the first day. A map has been included below. The yellow arrows and class names show the entrances for pupils. If you are at all unsure please look for staff who will be wearing hi-viz and they will show you where to go.
Please continue to enjoy the remainder of the break and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th.
On behalf of everyone at Bishopton Primary School I would like to wish you all a fantastic summer. This has been another challenging year for everyone but by working together we have made it through.
Your patience and support has been much appreciated by all staff. I truly hope that you all have a great break over the summer.
I hope that you are all able to enjoy a long awaited break this summer and we look forward to welcoming all of our wonderful pupils back to school on Tuesday 16th August.
Welcome to an interactive tour of Bishopton Primary School.
Please click on the links to meet our staff and discover more about learning at our school.
Bishopton Primary School – ThingLink
As tomorrow is the last day of term we will be having our annual bell ringing in the basketball court at 1pm.
The youngest and oldest pupil have the honour of ringing the old school bell together to celebrate another successful year at Bishopton Primary School. The classes stand around the edge of the basketball court to watch on. Parents/carers are welcome to join us but we please ask that you stand back so the pupils can then find you once they have been dismissed.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Applications for free school meals and clothing grants for school session 2022/2023 are now open.
You should apply for free school meals and a clothing grant if you are on a low income and receive a qualifying benefit.
If your child is in primary six or seven, you should apply so your child can get a free school meal.
If your child is in primary one, two, three, four or five, your child will automatically receive a school meal. However, if you are on a low income, you should apply for free school meals because the council make payments into your bank account in lieu of school meals during school holidays (spring, summer, October and Christmas breaks). Please note these payments are only for people who meet the threshold of being on a low income. You can read more about the criteria on the MyAccount form.
You should also apply for a clothing grant no matter what primary class your child is in.
If you apply for a clothing grant by Friday 15 July and include all the required supporting documentation, then the council will be able to process your application and make a payment to you before the start of the new school term.
Visit MyAccount and log in to apply.
Today we have drawn names out of the hat for all the children who will be able to ride on the school float this Saturday for the Bishopton Week parade.
The school office will contact you if your child’s name has been drawn. We will keep all the other children’s names in reserve just in case someone is unable to attend the parade at short notice.
Many thanks to those parents who offered to decorate the float. Due to parking issues, the trailer will require to be decorated outside the school from 10am on Saturday morning. Any adult help for decorating the float on Saturday morning would still be most appreciated.
The parade will leave the school at 12 midday if you wish to accompany us on our journey.
Many thanks to everyone that has offered to help us this year.
Let’s hope for good weather!
****🎊🎉 School Disco – Thursday 9th 🎉🎊****
We are pleased to confirm that the school discos will go ahead this Thursday! Details as follows;
P1 – P4: 6pm – 7.15pm
P5 – P7: 7.30pm – 8.45pm
Cost: £1 plus food bank donation.
NOTE: permission form must be completed on the link below. This will also be posted on the blog.
Bishopton Primary Parent Council
Thank you to everyone who attended our book fair. Your support will allow us to add a great selection of books to our new library project.
The book fair will be available until Monday and books can be paid for online at https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/travelling-books/pay
Pupils can then collect their books from the fair in school.
The School Lunch Service are planning a Jubilee Jamboree lunch on Wednesday 1st June.
Please see the menu below.
Please take a look at our SWAY to find out about the different ways you can find information about our school and your child’s learning.
As we plan our priorities for the coming session, it is important to us that we gather the views of our parents and carers.
Please take the time to complete the questionnaire below. Your responses will help up to shape our provision moving forward into, what we can only hope will be, a more settled year. Responses will close on the 27th May.
If there is anything not included in the questionnaire that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone or via the enquiries email address.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this.
We are all absolutely thrilled with our new outdoor classroom that was installed this week.
The classroom has a whiteboard and seating for pupils and along with new outdoor learning resources, portable connection for some iPads, gives us many options for taking the learning outdoors.
We are looking forward to making good use of it in the weeks ahead.
Thank you to Mrs Davidson who has been overseeing the project.
Congratulations to our Primary 5 pupils who placed first in the UK in the Literacy Planet Word Mania competition.
They worked so hard on this to gain and retain first place throughout the finals week. We are very proud of your achievements.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition. Many of our classes placed high on the daily and weekly leader boards. Well done!
P5 have won a yearly subscription of Literacy Planet for the school worth £1800 and a £270 voucher to spend on school resources to support literacy.
Due to the bank holiday Friday & Monday the catering team will be changing the menu on the 19th April and 20th April.
On the Tuesday it will be Tomato & Basil Pasta or Chicken Poppers/Veg Nuggets
On the Wednesday it will be Mince & Mash or Sandwiches.
We have been informed by the catering team that their supplier is no longer able to provide Easter Eggs.
Pupils who take a school lunch on this day will still be provided with a bag of sweet treats.
Please read the letter from Professor Jason Leitch explaining the approach to COVID in our schools as we move forward after the Spring Break.
Letter to Parents and Carers from Jason Leitch National Clinical Director – 21 March 2022 (vA54843187)
Please click the link below to access the March newsletter.
Miss McDowall our PT and Numeracy Champion has created this resource to give parents information on the importance of number bonds in our Numeracy and Mathematics programme.
This Sway also includes information on the approaches we use in school so that you can continue to support the your child’s learning at home.
Please note that on Friday 1st April a crispy cake treat will be added to the school lunch menu.
Also on Tuesday the 19th April, all pupils who take a school lunch will receive a Cadbury’s Buttons chocolate Easter egg, dietary alternatives will be available.
Work on the school roof will begin on Monday the 21st March. Scaffolding will be erected around the building during this time. As the works move from area to area classes may need to exit from another door but class teachers will keep you informed if this is the case.
It is not anticipated that there will be any disruption to classes during the works.
The works are expected to last until the new school session in August 2022. During this time the car park will be restricted. Therefore, we ask that parents vehicles do not enter the car park during this time. Blue badge holders will continue have access to the space adjacent to the main entrance.
if you have any questions regarding the upcoming work, please get in touch.
If you live or work in Renfrewshire and would like to earn rewards and support local businesses and charities, you are invited to sign up to Renfrewshire Council’s exciting new Not Far? Leave the Car campaign, which is now live and runs until the end of December.
The campaign rewards you, through the free to use BetterPoints app, for engaging in a more active and sustainable lifestyle by choosing to walk, run, wheel, cycle and take public transport more often. Participants earn points for their activities, which they can then use to support local businesses by exchanging points earned for exclusive discounts and offers from retailers within the app. There will also be a host of other rewards and prizes on offer and participants can also choose to donate their rewards to local charities.
Taking part in the challenge is easy:
- Download the free BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play.
- Register your details, join the ‘Not Far? Leave the Car’ programme and use the BetterPoints app to track your active journeys.
- Reward points are automatically credited to your account for eligible journeys.
The BetterPoints app has helped thousands of people across the UK and Europe to adopt greener and healthier habits.
To find out more on the Not Far? Leave the Car visit: leavethecar.betterpoints.uk
On Thursday 10th March pupils will have the option of chocolate sponge and custard with their school lunch.
This is an addition to the menu, all other options will still be available.
Please take a look at our parent/carer guide to how we support the “Getting It Right For Every Child”GIRFEC principles at Bishopton Primary School.