Good morning. We have received information on a few occasions this week regarding issues with traffic flow through the village.
The main problems are arising from cars parked too close to the junction of Old Greenock Road and Ferry Road. This makes it very difficult for larger vehicles and the school buses in particular to turn.
On two mornings this week the bus has become ‘stuck’ when trying to turn and the traffic on the surrounding roads has become gridlocked. The situation was only resolved when the parked car was moved.
We fully appreciate that parking is difficult during peak periods but please be mindful of others and only park in places that are unlikely to cause problems for other road users.
A number of parents have signed up to the Parking Pledge and we are grateful of your support in this.
Following discussions at the recent parent council meeting regarding homework, we are surveying the views of the wider parent body.
Clicking on the link below will give you access to the survey. The link to the survey will be available until the 21st October.
We hope you take some time to complete this survey as your views are important to us.
Please note the dates have now been confirmed for the additional in-service days and the movement of the May Day holiday.
The first additional in-service day will be Wednesday 12th February 2020.
The May Day holiday has been moved from Monday 4th to Friday 8th May. Subsequently, the May in-service day on the 1st May and the additional day on the 30th April, have been moved to the 6th and 7th May.
For clarification the location of classes for the 2019-20 session will be as follows:-
P1C – Base 2
P1M- Base 3
P1P- Base 4
P1S- Base 4
P1W- Base 3
P2E- Base 5
P2F – Base 6
P2G- Base 6
P2K- Base 1
P2S- Base 5
P3A- Room 1
P3C- Room 2
P3F- Room 8
P3M- Room 1
P3W – Room 2
P4B- Room 3
P4F- Room 4
P4M- Room 5
P5C – H2
P7C- Room 9a
P7H- Room 7
P7S- Room 6
Current teachers will ensure that all pupils are aware of the location of their new classroom and where to line up on the 1st day back. Signage will also be placed around the building on the first day to direct anyone who is unsure to their area for lining up.
Teachers for next session will be introducing themselves to their new classes throughout the week as appropriate.
Pupils from P3 W have traveled through to Ingliston Showground to set up their garden for the Gardening Scotland pallet competition. Their design was one of only 20 chosen for the final.
We wish them the best of luck with their design.
If you are visiting the show this weekend please stop by and see their wonderful garden.
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch thanking the staff for their efforts and hard work in putting together yesterday’s event. It was very much appreciated.
Our pupils all had a great day and there is much excitement whilst we wait for the scores to be totalled and the winning house announced at the next assembly.
Our pupils showed great sportsmanship and resilience despite the weather.
Here’s hoping the sun shines on us next year.
The weather forecast is not great for either Wednesday or Thursday this week. As Thursday appears to be worse than Wednesday, sports day will go ahead as best as possible tomorrow. Some alterations may need to be made during the day if the weather becomes very bad.
Please come prepared with waterproof clothing. The temperature also looks low so a jumper or sweatshirt may also be required.
If you are taking your child out of school at lunchtime they will be dismissed by their class teacher from the usual exit door, not from the school office.
Thank you to all who responded to our Parental Questionnaire during our parents evenings this week. For those of you who did not manage to complete a paper copy, an electronic version is available via the link below.
Please do not click on the link if you have already submitted your paper response.
If you would prefer a paper copy please contact the school office and one will be made available.
We value your feedback and look forward to receiving as many responses from as many sources as possible. Your responses will help us to plan and deliver the best possible service for the year ahead.
As we celebrate World Book Day we are delighted to launch our new Accelerated Reader resource. This resources is designed to increase reading engagement within the school and we have invested in a wide range of new book titles. The books were chosen by a group of our pupils based on information collected from their peers.
Below is a link to a booklet that explains the system in more detail. Look out for a physical copy in your child’s bag in the coming weeks.
Initially we will be starting with pupils in primaries 4-7. However as we become more familiar with the system and extend our range of books, pupils in the infant stages will also have access.
We hope that you will support your child in this by asking about the books they are reading and perhaps taking some time to discuss the books.
Every year, on the 22nd of February, the Girl Guides and Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day. Bishopton Primary School are once again delighted to support this. Any pupil who is a member of one of these organisations is welcome to wear their appropriate uniform on this day.
Thursday saw two very successful Scottish Poetry Assemblies. As always, our children did us proud with their confident and expressive recitals. The judges had a very difficult job deciding on the winners.
The P1-3 trophy went to Isla of P3W who recited The Skipping Sang by J K Annand.
The P4-5 winner was Layla with her performance of The Red Balloon by an anonymous author.
For P6-7 Mia gave an excellent performance of Robert Burns’ Wullie Whastle.
Very well done to all of our finalists and a special well done to the three winners.
The upper school were entertained by Eilidh, Evie, Chloe and Hollie from P7 dancing the Highland fling, as well as Kirsty, Eleanor and Ellie from P6. Rachel and Eilidh from P7 sang Loch Lomond beautifully and we mustn’t forget our ICT technicians Owen and Lewis for their expert help too.
This was a wonderful way to reflect and complete our Scottish month in school. Each year January is busy, with the classes looking at our heritage, our traditions, our culture and much more. They take part enthusiastically and with great enjoyment. Many thanks to the teachers for their hard work behind the scenes.
We must also extend warm thanks to Ms Grant and Mrs Joannides of the Parent Council for judging the infant performances and to Mr Bradford, Mr Wilson and Mr McNellis for their expert decisions with the upper school.
Our Infant winner Isla showing off her well earned trophy.
Our upper school finalists, our two winners and our entertainers and ICT Technicians.
As you know we have been working very hard on our Scots and Burns poems. This year there is a slight change to our arrangements. We are having a P1-3 Assembly on Thursday 7th February where our winners will recite their poems to the infant department and a panel of judges from the Parent Council. Each of our winners will receive a certificate and the lucky winner from P1- 3 will be awarded a trophy to hold for a year.
The upper school will have a similar event with 3 judges from the Burns Federation. There will be 2 trophies, one for the overall winner from P4&5 and one from P6&7 and of course, certificates for all class winners. We will also be entertained with singing and dancing. We are very lucky to have such talented children.
The following Wednesday at school assemblies the infant winner will recite their winning poem to the upper school assembly and vice versa.
We would invite the children to wear something tartan on Thursday 7th, if they have it, to help us celebrate Burns Day. This could be a tie, a hairband, a blouse, a skirt, anything tartan. It is not a non-uniform day but if you have the full regalia we would love to see it!
We are all looking forward to the performances and pictures will be posted on the school blog next week.
Thank you once again for your support.
Please click on the link below to access information regarding the Public Consultation regarding the catchment review for Bishopton Primary School and the new school in Dargavel Village.
Meeting to be held in the school hall on Tuesday 5th February at 7p.m. All welcome.
Please note the following information regarding the upcoming road closure:
Old Greenock Road, Bishopton, from Erskine Ferry Road, eastwards for a distance of 50m.
Alternative route: Erskine Ferry Road, Greenock Road, Kingston Road, Old Greenock Road or vice versa.
Emergency access will be maintained.
Please consider this when planning your journey to school over the next few days.
Just a reminder that the school will close for the Christmas break at 2.30 p.m. on Friday the 21st December and reopen on Monday 7th January at 9.00 a.m.
On behalf of all the staff and pupils at Bishopton Primary we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please see attached the gritting plan for icy mornings. The janitor will grit a 1 metre wide path as shown by the thick black line on the attached map.
Stay safe by sticking to this path on icy morning.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Most of you should have received your Class Hamper raffle tickets on Friday, if not then they will be issued on Monday. Please return by Friday 7th, along with any unsold tickets.
The hampers are all looking great, packed with lots of goodies so don’t miss out!
Extra tickets can be requested on the Parent Council FB page.
Have a great week, looking forward to seeing you all at the Christmas Fair!
Chairperson – Parent Council
The BPPC are making up hampers for the Christmas Fair on Saturday 8th December. Each stage is making a hamper with a different theme. If you would be able to send in any donations for your child’s class theme, we would really appreciate it.
- P1 – P1-3 boy
- P2 – P1-3 girl
- P3 – P4-7 boy
- P4 – Woman
- P5 – P4-7 girl
- P6 – Christmas food
- P7 – Man
Raffle tickets will be sent home with your child soon. The BPPC thank you in advance.
Please see the attached letter showing the kind of things we would like donated for the Christmas Fair and the dates these should be brought into school.
Thank you all for your generosity and involvement in what will no doubt be a great day for us all!
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