Category Archives: Whole School News

Sumdog Contest – Day 6 Results

Today is the last day of the Sumdog Contest and we now have 16 classes on the leader board. We also 3 pupils in the Top 50 Pupils! Let’s give it a huge last effort today to see where your class ends up on the leader board.

35th P4H, Bishopton Primary School 261
36th P3W, Bishopton Primary School 246
52nd P5C, Bishopton Primary School 206
65th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 186
67th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 183
68th P4M, Bishopton Primary School 182
77th P3C, Bishopton Primary School 172
84th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 149
85th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 149
86th P7M, Bishopton Primary School 144
100th P7C , Bishopton Primary School 120
101st P5M , Bishopton Primary School 119
112th P5R, Bishopton Primary School 96
113th P4F, Bishopton Primary School 96
126th P3A, Bishopton Primary School 79
128th P7H, Bishopton Primary School 73

Top 50 Pupils

  • 8th Seth Y P3C
  • 15th Bella V P3W
  • 19th Jacob A P6M

World Book Day 2021

Good Morning.  Tomorrow, 4 March, is World Book Day.  Classes across the school will be doing fun activities throughout the day to mark the event.

As always, the school have been issued with Book Vouchers for the pupils.  P1-3 and the Hub children will be given theirs in school. Any of these children who have siblings working at home will be given theirs too.  We would like to invite any P4-7 pupils who do not have siblings in school to collect their voucher from Mrs McKechnie in our Main Office.

Happy reading.

Sumdog Contest – Day 5 Results

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Yesterday was day 5 of the Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest and we now have 13 classes who have qualified and 6 pupils in the Top 50 Pupils! Well done to everyone who has played the games. The contest closes at 8pm tomorrow so please getting playing to help your class and to build your maths skills! Sumdog

19th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 265
31st P3W, Bishopton Primary School 216
34th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 200
37th P4H, Bishopton Primary School 186
41st P6M, Bishopton Primary School 177
43rd P5C, Bishopton Primary School 177
46th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 174
48th P3C, Bishopton Primary School 170
70th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 133
73rd P4M, Bishopton Primary School 132
94th P3A, Bishopton Primary School 97
98th P4F, Bishopton Primary School 83
101st P5M , Bishopton Primary School 79
102nd P5R, Bishopton Primary School 78

Top 50 Pupils

  • 4th Seth Y P3C
  • 31st Cara C P3M
  • 33rd Callum Andrew H P7M
  • 39th Lewis M P6A/G
  • 43rd Bella V P3W
  • 45th Harvey B P4H

Sumdog Contest – Day 4 Results

We now have 13 classes in the contest and 6 pupils in the Top 50! Congratulations to everyone who has played games. Keep playing to help your class climb the leader board. Go for it!

15th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 206
17th P3W, Bishopton Primary School 201
23rd P3C, Bishopton Primary School 187
31st P4H, Bishopton Primary School 163
33rd P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 152
37th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 143
38th P5C, Bishopton Primary School 142
59th P4M, Bishopton Primary School 108
60th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 108
78th P3A, Bishopton Primary School 80
83rd P4F, Bishopton Primary School 77
92nd P4J, Bishopton Primary School 62
98th P5M , Bishopton Primary School 58

Top 50 Pupils

  • 16th Callum Andrew H P7M
  • 19th Seth Y P3C
  • 22nd Harvey B P4H
  • 29th Cara C P3M
  • 32nd Lewis M P6A/G
  • 46th Jacob A P6M

Sumdog Contest – Day 3 Results

Well done to the pupils who have played games in the Sumdog Contest so far. We now have 8 classes who have qualified (at least 5 players per class need to play) and 5 pupils in the Top 50! What a superb effort from these individuals. Keep up the great effort. If you haven’t played yet, log on and get playing!

https://www.sumdog.com/sch/bishps

16th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 131
24th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 110
32nd P4H, Bishopton Primary School 95
36th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 91
47th P4F, Bishopton Primary School 65
49th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 64
57th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 45
63rd P5M , Bishopton Primary School 35

Top 50 Pupils:

12th Callum Andrew H P7M,
14th Seth Y P3C
27th Harvey B P4H
32nd Lewis M P6A/G
41st Amy W P4B

Sumdog Contest – Day 2

In Day 2 of the Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest, we have 8 classes who have qualified (at least 5 players per class need to play). Please play as many games as you can to help your class climb the leader board.

Sumdog Contest in numbers:

  • 236 classes entered
  • 62 classes qualified
  • 799 pupils played
  • 98,155 questions answered
  • 81,178 correct answers (83% accuracy)
26th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 96
33rd P4H, Bishopton Primary School 83
35th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 80
41st P4F, Bishopton Primary School 65
46th P6M, Bishopton Primary School 58
49th P3M, Bishopton Primary School 54
52nd P4J, Bishopton Primary School 45
56th P5M , Bishopton Primary School 37

We also have 4 pupils in the Top 50 Students! Well done to these dedicated pupils:

  • 11th Callum H P7M, Bishopton Primary School
  • 29th Lewis M P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School
  • 36th Harvey B P4H, Bishopton Primary School
  • 38th Seth Y P3C, Bishopton Primary School

Sumdog Contest – Day 1

Yesterday was Day 1 of the Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest and we have 6 classes who have qualified (at least 5 players per class need to play). Please play as many games as you can to help your class climb the leader board.

Sumdog Contest in numbers:

  • 236 classes entered
  • 59 classes qualified
  • 765 pupils played
  • 85,066 questions answered
  • 69,565 correct answers
20th P6A/G , Bishopton Primary School 96
39th P4B , Bishopton Primary School 66
40th P4H, Bishopton Primary School 66
41st P4F, Bishopton Primary School 65
50th P4J, Bishopton Primary School 45
52nd P6M, Bishopton Primary School 42

Parents Evening Calls 30th,31st March

Dear Parent/ Carer,

Unfortunately we are still not able to conduct in person parent appointments.  Therefore Parents Evening will take the same format as October 2020; a phone conversation with the class teacher.

These calls will take place on the 30th and 31st March from 3.30 – 6.00 p.m. Class teachers will use the information you provided in October to schedule the calls.

If any of your information has changed please get in touch and let us know.

Appointment information will be sent by the class teacher nearer the time.

In the meantime if there is anything we can do to support you please don’t hesitate to let us know.

First Day for P1-3 Pupils – Reminder of Arrangements

P1-3 pupils have settled well on their first day back in school. It has been lovely to have them back in the building and we look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as we are allowed to do so.

We have received a number of call asking about the start and end of day arrangements therefore I have copied them below as a reminder.

Thank you once again for sticking to the protocols and keeping everyone in our community safe.

Return to School Information

Strict social distancing protocols for adults remain in place. We would request that only one adult per family accompanies our P1-3 pupils. Adults are still required to wear a face-covering when on the school premises, including the playground. Once you have dropped your child off we ask that you leave the playground and do not stand and chat with other adults.

Pupils can arrive at school from 8.45 a.m. when the doors will be open. Pupils should go straight to their classroom and wash their hands in preparation for a 9.00 a.m. start.

Class bubbles, increased hygiene measures and staggered breaks will remain in place. Lunch will be 12.00-12.45 or 12.45-1.30. Please inform the office if your child intends to go home for lunch.

There is no requirement for social distancing between Primary School pupils but pupils and adults will continue to stay 2m distance.

The school will continue to provide all resources needed by pupils therefore there is no need for pupils to bring anything from home. As increased ventilation is still in place, it is a good idea for pupils to wear layers as the temperature may fluctuate throughout the day. Learning outdoors will continue to feature so wet weather gear remains a requirement.

P1 pupils and any siblings will leave from 3.00 p.m. This will be followed by bus pupils at 3.10 p.m and the remainder of P2,3 and P4-7 hub pupils at 3.15 p.m.

At the end of the day we would again ask that, if pick up is required, only one adult per family comes to collect. If it is necessary to enter the playground, please stand well back from the school building. Please do not stand within 2m of adults from another household. 

The outdoor play equipment is out of use as we have no control over who has used it out with school hours. Please do not let pupils or younger siblings use this before or after school for health and safety reasons.

As pupils do not need to distance from each other please let those who are making their own way home leave through the gates first. Family groups that include an adult should maintain a 2m distance from each other as they leave.

Active Schools

We are encouraging all Bishopton Primary School families to follow Renfrewshire Leisure Sports Services social media platforms. Together we aim to support all of our young people and families to remain active during this challenging time. Sport Services will be posting resources, local campaigns, virtual sport/physical activity sessions and lots more on our social media channels below. Please like/follow the platforms to help us get Renfrewshire families, more active, more often.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLSportsServices

Twitter: @RLSportServices

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rlsportservices/

YouTube : https://youtube.com/channel/UCMkJUF4KR3MIzxVwvdqINeg

P1-3 Return Monday 22nd February

Dear Parent/Carer,

It has now been confirmed that all P1-3 pupils will return to in school education from Monday 22nd February 2021. Home learning will continue for almost all pupils in P4-7.

The First Minister was quite clear in her announcement that the return to school for P1-3 pupils did not signal a wider easing of restrictions and the ‘stay at home’ message remains very much in place.  For employees and employers there is still a legal obligation for working at home, where possible, to facilitate the continued home learning for almost all P4-7 pupils. Therefore there is no expectation that P4-7 pupils, other than those already identified, will return to school at this time.

The return of the P1-3 pupils will be monitored over the next few weeks to assess the impact on community transmission of the new more infectious variants.  It is vital, as a school community, we do all in our power to minimise the opportunities for transmission and keep everyone associated with our school as safe as possible. In doing this we have the best chance to see our P4-7 pupils return soon (possible date 15th March).

As our P1-3 pupils start to return the COVID-19 mitigations that were in place before we broke up in December will continue.

Strict social distancing protocols for adults remain in place. We would request that only one adult per family accompanies our P1-3 pupils. Adults are still required to wear a face-covering when on the school premises, including the playground. Once you have dropped your child off we ask that you leave the playground and do not stand and chat with other adults.

Pupils can arrive at school from 8.45 a.m when the doors will be open. Pupils should go straight to their classroom and wash their hands in preparation for a 9.00 a.m. start.

Class bubbles, increased hygiene measures and staggered breaks will remain in place. Lunch will be 12.00-12.45 or 12.45-1.30. Please inform the office if your child intends to go home for lunch.

There is no requirement for social distancing between Primary School pupils but pupils and adults will continue to stay 2m distance.

The school will continue to provide all resources needed by pupils therefore there is no need for pupils to bring anything from home. As increased ventilation is still in place, it is a good idea for pupils to wear layers as the temperature may fluctuate throughout the day. Learning outdoors will continue to feature so wet weather gear remains a requirement.

P1 pupils and any siblings will leave from 3.00 p.m. This will be followed by bus pupils at 3.10 p.m and the remainder of P2,3 and P4-7 hub pupils at 3.15 p.m.

At the end of the day we would again ask that, if pick up is required, only one adult per family comes to collect. If it is necessary to enter the playground, please stand well back from the school building. Please do not stand within 2m of adults from another household.  The outdoor play equipment is out of use as we have no control over who has used it out with school hours. Please do not let pupils or younger siblings use this before or after school for health and safety reasons.

As pupils do not need to distance from each other please let those who are making their own way home leave through the gates first. Family groups that include an adult should maintain a 2m distance from each other as they leave.

By sticking to the protocols we have the best chance of keeping everyone within our community safe and transmission rates low. This also gives us the best chance of welcoming our P4-7 pupils back at the earliest opportunity.

Once again, thank you for your continued support during this very difficult period. If you have any questions or require any additional supports please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Have a lovely holiday weekend!

Please remember that this weekend is the February holiday weekend. We hope that you all have a great time and enjoy some time away from your screen.

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th are holidays and Wednesday 10th is a staff in-service day.

There will be no work posted on Teams for these 3 days.

Please note that the school is closed to hub pupils on these days. Parents of pupils who attend the hub will need to make alternative arrangements for these days.

All school holiday dates and in-service days can be found here. 

We look forward to seeing you online or in the hub on Thursday 11th February. In the meantime take care and stay safe.

Coping During COVID

RENFREWSHIRE EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE

If you are worried about your child’s wellbeing due to the impact of COVID-19 and home learning, we can offer a listening ear, support and advice.

0300 300 0170   OPTION 4
10 AM – 4 PM (MON-FRI)

Parents and carers can contact the service on the above number to request a callback from someone in education.

(within 2 working days where possible)

WE CANNOT PROVIDE EMERGENCY SUPPORT

If you need to speak to someone straight away, please use one of the national support lines:

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
Samaritans 116 123
Childline 0800 1111

Coping During COVID Flyer

Holiday Weekend – 8th – 10th Feb

Please note that next weekend is the February holiday weekend.

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th are holidays and Wednesday 10th is a staff in-service day.

There will be no work posted on Teams for these 3 days.

Please note that the school is closed to hub pupils on these days. Parents of pupils who attend the hub will need to make alternative arrangements for these days.

All school holiday dates and in-service days can be found here. 

Word and PowerPoint Download via Glow

Well done to everyone on doing such a great job with their online learning! We seem to be having less technical issues as the days go on which makes things a lot easier.

One thing some of you may not be aware of is that all Glow users can download Microsoft Office 365 onto their devices (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.). This should really help if you are having problems with viewing, or editing, some of the resources that are being added to assignments.

Here are some pointers on how to download Office 365:

Once your child has logged into Glow and are in the Launchpad area, if they click on the wee house, this will take them to the Bishopton Primary School apps area.

Look for this tile and it will guide you through downloading Office365 onto your device.

Office is also available as an app on tablets/iPads etc. Look for this icon in your app store. As with Teams, the login details are the full Glow email address (eg. gw10surnamefirstname@glow.sch.uk and the password used to access Glow).

Microsoft Office - Wikipedia

Hopefully this will help a little!

Miss Burnett

Spelling Help -Information for Parents

Spelling Leaflet for Parents

Please read the above leaflet to help support your child with their spelling. The leaflet explains the strategies and routines we use in school and home learning to teach spelling sounds and patterns. It explains the technical terms and the child friendly language we use. It also gives you an overview of what is taught each day in school. We hope you find this useful.

Kind regards,

Miss McDowall and the Spelling Working Party

Renfrewshire Advice Works Support Service

Please see attached information regarding Renfrewshire Advice Works Support Services.

If you feel this might be of use to you in any way please contact Mrs McNaught or the relevant DHT.

Please remember, if you are struggling in any way throughout the current lockdown,  we are here to point you in the direction of someone who can help.  Don’t hesitate to give us as call.

Renfrewshire AW Schools Support Service