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British Science Week at Bishopton Primary (5th-12th March)

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This week at Bishopton Primary we have been celebrating British Science Week. We have had lots of fun being scientists for the week and have been taking part in lots of science activities.  Pupils have spent the week being curious, resilient, patient and committed investigators and observers. They have been running experiments and exploring different areas in science such as floating and sinking, density, pushing and pulling and other forces such as magnetics, classifying plants, changing states, making lava lamps and growing plants. Enjoy having a look through our pictures. Check out our twitter for even more pictures of what everyone has been up to.

Road Safety Competition

At our assemblies this week we announced the winners of the Road Safety Competition.  We had lots of wonderful entries and it made the job of judging very difficult. Thank you to Abby, Caitlyn and Oliver for helping me to make the difficult decisions.  Each of the talented winners received a Clean Air snood.  They were as follows:

P1C  Orla,   P1M  Harris,   P1P  Callum,   P1S  Ollie,   P1W  Callum, P2E  Craig,   P2F  Oliver,   P2G Phoebe,   P2H  Megen,   P2J  Brooke

P3A  Connor,   P3C  Lucy,   P3F  Ryan,   P3M  Nathan,  P4B  Alyssa,   P4F Lily Mae,   P4J Gabriella,   P4H  Freya, P4M  Leia

P5C  Oscar, P5M  Abigail, P5R   Kyle,   P6A/G Jessica,  P6M  Caitlyn,  P7C Zara, P7H  Olivia, P7M Layla

Our overall winner was Lucy from P3C with this wonderful piece of work which will now be professionally printed as a poster for the school.

We will also be creating a display in school of all the winners for everyone to admire.

Well done to all of our talented entrants and thank you for your enthusiasm.

Our Parent Council have also been working hard to support our Road Safety messages and have put together this very professional video.  Please click on the link.


Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 11 December 2020

This year has not been so good for lots of children and grown-ups.  When it comes to having fun we have some catching up to do.  In this spirit we will be having our usual Christmas Jumper Day to support Save the Children.  We would like everyone to put on a Christmas Jumper. It could be an old jumper or top covered with stickers, tinsel, foil or anything sparkly.  You don’t have to go to the shops!  Our Pupil Council have already made posters and displayed them in their classroom.

As before, we are suggesting a donation of £1 which you can make through Parent Pay.  This will be open until 18 December.

Thanking you in advance and looking forward to a fun day.

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Good Morning.

I hope this finds you all well. We’re almost there.

In light of yesterday’s announcement, Mrs McNaught will keep the Blog up to date over the holidays with any further news.  Check in here for information.

Today we are looking forward to hearing how P7 got on at Park Mains yesterday.  I’m sure they had a wonderful time.

Have a lovely day.

Mrs Davidson

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Good morning.

What a busy day we had yesterday.  Our last P7 group were in school and all are off to visit Park Mains over the next couple of days. We wish them luck at this exciting time.  Our new P1s have been visiting us and keeping Mrs McLaren and the infant department very busy. It is so nice to see their excitement and welcome them to our school. Everyone will now have their class for next session. This is a special time for everyone, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. We are all looking forward to being back in school.

Enjoy this week’s activities and have a good day.

Mrs davidson

Monday 22 June 2020

Good morning.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  It’s the last week  of term! It has been a strange time for us all but we’ve got there with everyone’s hard work and determination. I know the teachers will have planned some fun activities to see us through the week so have fun, enjoy and do what you can.

Have a lovely day.

Mrs Davidson

Good Morning 4 June 2020

Good morning everyone.  I hope this finds you safe and well.

I have to say that I have enjoyed popping in and out of your class meetings, even though I can’t see you all! It’s great to catch up and hear your news. Remember to watch your class posts this afternoon for the link to then talent show finalists. You’re in for a real treat.  What a talented bunch you are!

Have a good day and remember to have plenty of breaks and take some time for yourself.

Mrs Davidson


Good Morning – 25/05/20

Good morning all. I hope you had a lovely weekend. It looks like the weather is going to be kind to us this week. We have our first ever virtual sports day on Wednesday.  It will be exciting to see which house is victorious.

Today is your last chance to send your talent show audition video to Mrs McDowall (

All of your teachers are looking forward to hearing from you so remember to check in and do what you can with the work that they set. We understand that you may not be able to always get online or do all the tasks. All we ask is that you do your best when you can.

Let’s have a great week.

Final Call for Talent Show Auditions!

A reminder that all talent show audition videos should be sent to me by Tuesday 26th May. Thank you!

Calling all dancers 🐧, singers 😮, magicians, musicians, comedians 🤣, gymnasts or pretty much anyone who has a talent who would like the chance to show it off! This year we will have to organise our talent show a little bit differently because we are all at home, however we still need to let your talent shine! ⭐

So here are the rules:

  • Film an audition video of your talent
  • You can be on your own, with a family member or if you can organise it, with friends from other families (still in Bishopton Primary)
  • The music should be appropriate (use the clean/radio edit)
  • You should be appropriately dressed (not too much flesh showing, leggings under/over leotards)
  • Your video should be no longer than 3 minutes (approximately)
  • You should email the video to Miss McDowall at for the auditions to see if you will be put through to the final show.
  • The final will be a compilation of all of the talent made into one video and uploaded onto YouTube where only those with the link can view it.
  • You must have your audition videos to Miss McDowall by Tuesday 26th May

We are looking forward to seeing all of the talent you have to offer!

World of Work Week

Thank you to all of the parents/carers who have volunteered to come in to talk to the pupils about their job and their skills. I am still trying to contact a few people to book their visit for the week (30th March to 2nd April). Apologies if I have not managed to speak to you yet but I will continue to leaves messages and/or email.

Thank you,

Miss McDowall, Principal Teacher

Spelling Information Evening Feedback

Thank you for coming to the Wraparound Spelling Information Evening. We would appreciate if you would leave us feedback to help us plan and improve future sessions. Click the link below to complete the online feedback.

Spelling Information Evening Feedback

Please click the link below to access a copy of the evening’s presentation:

Spelling Information Evening – 18th Feb 2020

Thank you,

Miss McDowall, Principal Teacher

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

A reminder about our Spelling Information Evening 6.30-7.30pm on Tuesday 18th February.

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

Eco Charity Event – Update

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As part of our Eco School Action Plan the Global Citizenship group held a Guess the Teddy’s Birthday event to raise money to support the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

This was very successful and raised £200 for the charity. Renfrewshire Council very generously matched this amount giving us a grand total of £400!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part in making this event such a success.

Our lucky winner who guessed the correct birthday was……..

Zoe (P3C) – congratulations, we hope you love your husky.

Thank you for your continued support.

Global Citizenship Group

Mrs. Hughes, Miss. Wilson

Resources Shout-Out

Good evening,

Primary 1 are looking for a variety of resources to enhance their learning through play. After asking the children for their thoughts on what they would like to have more of in our classes and open area, they came up with the following ideas:

  • action figures – Power Rangers, Pokemon, etc.
  • animals – dinosaurs, unicorns, etc.
  • dolls with accessories
  • home corner items
  • garage and cars
  • lego

If you are able to help it would be much appreciated. Maybe you are thinking about having a wee clear-out before Christmas. If so, please keep us in mind. Any small items can be sent in with your child/children. Larger items may be handed into the office.

Thanking you in advance.

Primary 1 Teachers

Talent Show Auditions

Well done to all pupils who auditioned for the talent show. We had over 150 talented pupils who bravely showed their talent to judges over 8 lunchtime sessions. As usual the quality of talent on show was extremely high, however we can only put a certain amount forward.

Congratulations to those of you who got through to the Talent Shows on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June. You should have received a note on Friday telling you if you made it. Please check with your group memebers if you are unsure.

Please bring in your costume and/or props on Monday. If your act requires music, please bring the clean version of the song in a CD or USB to Miss McDowall on Monday or Tuesday. Keep practising!

Litter & Waste Eco Group

Our Litter & Waste Eco Group have had a very busy time recently.  They have worked very hard and we are very proud of their Anti Litter Policy (click to view) achievements. We launched our Anti-litter Policy at last weeks Assembly and it will be displayed in every classroom and at points around the school.

As you know we are also recycling batteries through the Big Battery Hunt.  We have had an amazing reaction already with two buckets already full.  Once again, well done the Litter & Waste Group.

Finn & Nathan show off our hard work.

The busy Litter & Waste group also took part in a Litter Pick around the school. We collected 5 bags of rubbish from outside the playground! Well done to Nathan, Blair, Jack, Ryan, Heather, Freya, Mhairi and Amira for all their hard work and a big thank you to Mr Hutchison and Mrs Grant for their help.

A very successful litter pick

Big Pedal

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.

Well done