Category Archives: Whole School News

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

Extra Curricular Timetable Term 1






Before School

Tennis – Active Schools

Hockey – Active Schools

Running – Active Schools

Dance (Hip Hop) – Active Schools

Lunch Time

Rugby – Active Schools

Multi-Sports – Active Schools

Athletics – Active Schools

Chess Club
Gathering Room
Primary 4/5

Dance (Ballet) – Active Schools

After School

Football – Active Schools

Football – Mr McAvoy
P6/7 Football Team (Outdoors)

Dodgeball – Active Schools

Basketball – Active Schools

Code Club – Mr Hutchison
ICT Room

Badminton – Active Schools

Chess Club
Gathering Room
Primary 6-7


Here are the clubs which are running in term one at Bishopton Primary. The Sport Committee will be updating the blogs with pictures of these clubs in the near future.

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Contemporary German Artists With the Falcons

As part of our European Day of Languages, the Falcons have been learning all about Germany. This morning, they have been learning about two contemporary German artists.

P1-4 have been looking at the work of Astrid Stöeppel. Here are some examples of the work.

P5-7 have been learning about 1010. He is a German street artist who creates 3D illusions on concrete walls. Here are some examples of their work.



Lost Property Has Moved!!

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.

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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.