Category Archives: Whole School News

Severe Weather Procedures

With poor weather forecast here is a quick reminder of our procedures.  In snow and ice a path for  will be cleared from the pedestrian entrance on Old Greenock Road down through the playground. Pupils will be allowed into the building from 8.50 a.m., staffing levels permitting.

Updates regarding schools will be posted regularly on Renfrewshire Council website, social media feeds as well as local radio.

In the unlikely event of an early closure no pupil will be dismissed unless accompanied by a parent or appropriate emergency contact.

Please ensure that the office have up to date emergency contact information. If you have made any informal arrangements with other parents to collect your child in these circumstances please let the office know as we can only allow another adult to collect a child if we have the express permission of a parent.

Lunch Menu Update

11949841151219036692menu_example1-svg-medWe hope you all had a wonderful festive season and are looking forward to a new term at school!

When pupils return this week, it will be the Week 4 (Thursday) lunch menu. Chicken pie will be replacing steak pie on this day.

There will be a menu change the following week on Monday 9th January. Macaroni cheese will replace the roast pork option.

Sport Scotland Gold Award

Bishopton Primary has achieved the Gold Sport Scotland School Sport Award!


The Gold School Sport Award is recognition for our achievements in putting sport at the heart of our school’s planning, practice and ethos.

Fiona Mathie from Sport Scotland visited the school today to present the flag to our Sport Committee at the Primary 1-3 and 4-7 assemblies.

The Sport Committee would like to thank all of the teachers, coaches, volunteers and especially the pupils who made this possible. Well done everyone!!!

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Ospreys Christmas Art Day

On Friday we held our annual House Christmas Art Day. This year our focus was important buildings in Paisley to help with their bid to become the UK City of Culture 2021. The Ospreys had the important task of recreating Paisley Town Hall and they did a wonderful job.

Here are our Ospreys hard at work. Please keep scrolling to see our completed display.

Our completed display (and our House Captains): Paisley Town Hall




House Christmas Art Day

Well done to all of the houses for working so hard today during the Christmas Art Day! It was wonderful to see everyone helping each other to create amazing individual art pieces and contributing to the big house displays.

I am sure all the visitors will enjoy looking at them tomorrow at the Christmas Fair.

Here are photos of the finished displays. They each feature a Paisley landmark to support the bid for Paisley City of Culture in 2021.

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Walk to School Winners 23/11/16

The winning classes for this week were:

Infant – P2/1

Middle – P5H

Upper – P6P

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.

From your Travel Champions

Renfrewshire Sumdog Contest – Friday 25th to Thursday 1st


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.

Explain Everything

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

Christmas Fair – Saturday 3rd December

Saturday 3rd December 2016, 1pm – 3pm


Our Christmas Fair is fast approaching and we are looking for donations for our tombola and raffle.

To maintain a balance in donations we are suggesting they are split throughout the year groups as follows:

P1-3 – Beauty/ Cosmetic gift sets, small cuddly toys

P4-7 – Alcohol (beers, wines, spirits etc) and non perishable food items (eg tins of biscuits, boxes of chocolates and sweets)

Please could these be handed into the school office no later than Friday 25th November 2016

(Could any alcohol be handed in by an adult and not given to pupils to hand in.) 

We need volunteers to run this event and if you can spare any time on the day of the fair, either to help set up or to run a stall, please contact the parent council (details below)

Please contact Emma Livingstone (07854529999) or Louise Hughes (07403203396)

Travel Champions – Walk to School

Hello from your travel champions!

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!

The Travel Champions

Bishopton Time Machine


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!

Thank you in advance,

Miss Burnett and P7S