Category Archives: Whole School News

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

World Book Day

We are delighted to be supporting World Book Day again this year on Thursday March 5th.  This will be a day full of exciting literacy activities.  Children are invited to bring their favourite book to school to share with a child in another class.  It will be a non-uniform day for a suggested donation of £1.  Money raised will be used to supplement our non-fiction texts for our class libraries.  Non-uniform can include onesies and pyjamas.

The increase in reading engagement in our school continues to grow and we appreciate your continued support in this.  Please encourage your child to fill in their First Minister’s Reading Challenge Passport with any books/magazines they have read.  One of our pupils won the prize last year for the child reading the most books in Scotland!

Finally, we are delighted to welcome Lindsay Littleson to school on March 3rd for pupils in P4-7.  She will be telling the children about her journey to becoming an award winning children’s author and reading from one of her novels.  She will have a selection of her books with her for children to buy, priced £6 each.  There is absolutely no obligation to purchase.

Best wishes

Mrs Campbell


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

Football Team Update

The football team were in great form against our friends at St Anne’s. The team played some wonderful attacking football and were clinical in front of goal against a team who we always have competitive games against. We look forward to our final two games in the upcoming months when hopefully the weather will be a little better! Thank you to all of our supporters who braved the elements to cheer us on.

Scots Assemblies

As you know we have been working very hard on our Scots and Burns poems. Once again our arrangements will be Assembly for P1-3 in the lunch hall and P4-7 in the gym hall on Thursday 6 February. Our class winners will recite their poems and a panel of judges from the Parent Council for the infants, and from the Burns Federation for the upper school, will choose overall winners. The lucky winner from P1- 3, P4&5 and P6&7 will be awarded a trophy to hold for a year and the class winners a certificate. The infant winners will recite their winning poem at a later date to the upper school assembly and vice versa.

We would invite the children to wear something tartan on Thursday 6 February, if they have it, to help us celebrate Burns Day.

We are all looking forward to the performances and pictures will be posted on the school blog after the assembly.

Thank you once again for your support.

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

Active Schools Term 3

We are pleased to announce that our popular Active Schools Programme starts back next week.

Please click on the link below to sign up to the clubs.

Here is the schedule for Active Schools for Jan-Mar:


Mon      12:15PM – 12:45PM        Bishopton Primary            Mini-Kickers (P1-4)

Tue        8:20AM – 8:50AM           Bishopton Primary            Basketball (P1-7)

Tue        12:15PM – 12:45PM        Bishopton Primary            Dodgeball (P1-3)

Tue        3:15PM – 4:15PM            Bishopton Primary            Judo (P1-7)

Wed      12:15PM – 12:45PM        Bishopton Primary            Karate (P1-7)

Wed      3:15PM – 4:15PM            Bishopton Primary            Dodgeball (P4-7)

Thu       8:20AM – 8:50AM           Bishopton Primary            Tennis (P1-7)

Thu       12:15PM – 12:45PM        Bishopton Primary            Athletics (P1-7)

Thu       3:15PM – 4:15PM            Bishopton Primary            Mini-Kickers (P1-4)

Fri          12:15PM – 12:45PM        Bishopton Primary            Street Dance (P1-7)

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


Author visit Tuesday March 3rd 2020

We are very excited to announce the visit to the school of local author Lindsay Littleston.  She will be speaking to children in P5-7 about creative writing and life as an author.  Her books will be available to purchase on the day at the price of £6 each but there is absolutely no obligation to buy!  Children can bring cash on the day if they wish to buy.

She will be reading from her latest novels, The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.

It will be a fun, interactive presentation with a quiz, book reading and question and answer session.

Mrs Campbell (Literacy Champion)



Farming and Agriculture Topic – Help Needed!

This term, Primary 4 will be learning about food and the journey from farm to fork. We were wondering if there is anyone in our school community who works in this area who could come and talk to the children about farming, agriculture and the journey their food goes through before it reaches them on the dinner table.

If you could help with this project, please complete the contact form below.

With thanks, the P4 Teachers

Field and Pitch Rota – Term 3

Here is the rota for term three. Hopefully we manage to get some kinder weather in the weeks ahead.



  • The field is only open during Lunchtimes.
  • Field shoes must be worn. If you do not have a change of shoes you cannot go down. P1 already have indoor shoes in their classroom however all other classes will need to bring in a change of shoes in for the field.
  • You can only access the field when it is your turn.
    It will either be P1-3 or P4-7.
  • You can only access the pitch when it is your turn. Be careful as these days may be different. Every year group will get a turn.
  • Sadly, if it is raining you will miss your day.
  • Remember to put all litter in the bins provided. Have lots of fun but please keep up the Bishopton Standard.

STEM Day: Resource Appeal


Our STEM Ambassadors have been working extremely hard preparing for our whole school STEM day on 14th February, creating plans, activities and tasks based on Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger.

In order to fulfill our plans, we need your help! If you could please collect for us any recyclable goods – for example, cardboard boxes, glass jars (washed out if you can 🙂 ), yoghurt pots, bottles and other goods.

We would also welcome any donations of old shoes, guttering, wood or anything locally or sustainability made.

If you could please send any small donations in with your child and they will be delivered to P2K, P4B or P7C. If you have anything larger you wish to donate, please drop it in to the school office and it will make its way to our classrooms. Alternatively, please contact us if you have anything you’d like to hand in, but are unsure as to how to get it to us.

As always, thank you for your support; it is very much appreciated and allows us to develop the ideas of our pupils.


STEM Ambassadors, Mrs Kane, Mr Burrell and Miss Cauley

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