Well done to those classes! You have earned 5 extra minutes playtime!
Also, we have chosen the winners for the Walk to School Poster competition!
The winners were from P2H, P5S and P7M! Well done to these pupils! Your posters will be displayed in your department. All entries were amazing and will be displayed on the walk to school wall in the P6 corridor.
Our school has been entered into the Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest which runs from 8am on Friday 25th November until 8pm on Thursday 1st December.
To take part, simply play Sumdog’s maths games. If you do not have your Sumdog Username and Password, please ask your teacher. Scores are based on accuracy, and questions tailored to your level – so everyone has a fair chance.
To make contests fair every pupil is limited to 1000 questions. However, it’s fun to take part even if students only answer a few questions.
The motivation is to climb the leader board and beat all other participating schools within Renfrewshire. You can also win rewards for your Sumdog account. Click here to find out more about the prizes.
Here are some things to keep in mind during the contest:
You can play at any time.
For the score to count, the Renfrewshire Maths Contest activity must be showing in the green panel on the left of the your screen when you click to start each game.
Your scores are based on correct answers.
A class’s score is the average of the scores from all students from that class who take part.
To appear on the leaderboard, at least 10 pupils from each class need to play.
As some pupils have limited computer access, every pupil is limited to 1000 contest questions. However, their free logins let them keep playing other activities afterwards.
Today at the Digital Leaders meeting, we learned how to use the Explain Everything app. This is a great app that turns the iPad into a mini interactive whiteboard. We can explore ideas and share our learning by animating, recording and annotating slides.
In our next session, we will make a plan of how to teach what we have learned to a class of our peers. This will allow them to use the iPads in different areas of learning in class
Our first walk to school challenge begins this week! Every two weeks we will try to encourage pupils to walk to school by asking them to wear something silly or funny! This will be every second Wednesday and on that morning we will come round the classes and count how many people are wearing the chosen item for that week. The winning class will get an extra five minutes playtime!
The first walk to school is this Wednesday! (9th November)
This week the walk to school item is: a Halloween item (fangs, jewellery etc). We thought we would keep the spirit of Halloween going!
Furthermore, we have decided to run a poster competition for the whole school, which will be split into infant, middle and upper. Each pupil will create an A4 poster (on white paper) to promote walking to school. As a class you will pick the two best ones that will be submitted to us for judging. There will be one winner from each of the three areas of the school and the winning poster will be displayed on the wall for everyone to see. Posters can also be completed at home. The class that the winner comes from will also get five minutes extra playtime!
The competition closes on Wednesday 16th November.
Remember to wrap up warm and keep safe when walking to school!
Calling all residents of Bishopton! We need your help.
Primary 7S are about to start a new technologies project linked to the history of the village. We would like to turn back the clock to learn all about Bishopton in the past. If you have any stories, photos, books, mementos (or anything else you can think of!) that would help with this project, we would be very grateful. Please send items in with your child or drop in at the school office.
After it has been logged, your item will be returned, so please ensure your name, or child’s name and class, is clearly labelled on what you hand in. If you, or a family member, would be willing to be interviewed about what Bishopton was like in years gone by, please let us know.
The more information we have, the more successful our project will be!
The football team played in a very exciting game against Barsail Primary today with our opposition just edging victory in an 8 goal thriller. Both teams played some great football with excellent goals and both keepers made some terrific saves.
Well done to both teams for serving up an entertaining match!
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This feature has just been added today so please bear with us if there are any teething issues!
Our lost property has moved to the foyer inside the main entrance of the school. This should allow parents to quickly locate any missing items when they are visiting the school office.
Lost property is once again accumulating very quickly this term. Please make sure that all items that your child brings to school are clearly labelled with their name. This makes it easier to return the items to their owner. Many of our children have the same or very similar items and without names we have no way of determining who they actually belong to. Please check the names on clothing regularly as names do fade in the wash.
We have a number of jackets in lost property at the moment and pictures are included in this post. We are also still trying to track down a blazer and a red school waterproof jacket that are missing. Both these items are labelled with names and we would appreciate it if you would check just in case your child has put on the wrong jacket at the end of a day.
Due to the high volume of lost property we will be clearing out on a regular basis so please contact the school as soon as you discover an item is missing.
On Wednesday, we were lucky to have a visit from the Worm Inspectors who told us all about worms and even brought us our own wormery. They reminded us about the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We learnt about what to feed our worms and what they cannot eat. We look forward to taking care of our worms and becoming Worm Inspectors ourselves.