Category Archives: Wider Achievements

Litter & Waste Eco Group

Our Litter & Waste Eco Group have had a very busy time recently.  They have worked very hard and we are very proud of their Anti Litter Policy (click to view) achievements. We launched our Anti-litter Policy at last weeks Assembly and it will be displayed in every classroom and at points around the school.

As you know we are also recycling batteries through the Big Battery Hunt.  We have had an amazing reaction already with two buckets already full.  Once again, well done the Litter & Waste Group.

Finn & Nathan show off our hard work.

The busy Litter & Waste group also took part in a Litter Pick around the school. We collected 5 bags of rubbish from outside the playground! Well done to Nathan, Blair, Jack, Ryan, Heather, Freya, Mhairi and Amira for all their hard work and a big thank you to Mr Hutchison and Mrs Grant for their help.

A very successful litter pick

Scottish Assemblies

Thursday saw two very successful Scottish Poetry Assemblies. As always, our children did us proud with their confident and expressive recitals.  The judges had a very difficult job deciding on the winners.

The P1-3 trophy went to Isla  of P3W who recited The Skipping Sang by J K Annand.

The P4-5 winner was Layla with her performance of The Red Balloon by an anonymous author.

For P6-7 Mia gave an excellent performance of Robert Burns’ Wullie Whastle.

Very well done to all of our finalists and a special well done to the three winners.

The upper school were entertained by Eilidh, Evie, Chloe and Hollie from P7 dancing the Highland fling, as well as  Kirsty, Eleanor and Ellie from P6.  Rachel and Eilidh from P7 sang Loch Lomond beautifully and we mustn’t forget our ICT technicians Owen and Lewis for their expert help too.

This was a wonderful way to reflect and complete our Scottish month in school. Each year January is busy, with the classes looking at our heritage, our traditions, our culture and much more. They take part enthusiastically and with great enjoyment. Many thanks to the teachers for their hard work behind the scenes.

We must also extend warm thanks to Ms Grant and Mrs Joannides of the Parent Council for judging the infant performances and to Mr Bradford, Mr Wilson and Mr McNellis for their expert decisions with the upper school.

Our Infant winner Isla showing off her well earned trophy.

  

Our upper school finalists, our two winners and our entertainers and ICT Technicians.

The Scottish Engineering Leaders Award Public Exhibition

A massive congratulations to Ellie and Zak from P7 who have had their engineering solutions chosen to be displayed at the Barony Hall in Glasgow.

The pupils were asked to research engineering and interview a practicing engineer to inspire them in answering the question:

“If you were an Engineer, what would you do?”

They have been shortlisted after over 15 000 entries this year!

If you would like to attend the event on Friday 8th or Saturday  9th June, please click on the link below. I can’t wait to have a look at all their hard work on Saturday.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-scottish-engineering-leaders-award-public-exhibition-2018-tickets-43745001477

 

World Thinking Day – Thursday 22nd February

Brownie, Guides and Girl Scouts World Thinking Day is on Thursday 22nd February. Children can wear their Brownie/Guides uniform to school this day.

Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship. It is an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect young women and fundraise for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 150 countries.

School Football Team Update

Well done to the football team who once again done the school proud. They put in a strong performance against a resilient Inchinnan side. The game was played in tough conditions and Inchinnan were not helped by an injury at a key moment in the game. We hope their player is okay and wish them all the best for the rest of the campaign.

Next up is a very tough game against Barsail Primary.

 

Maths Week Scotland, 11-17 September

Dear Parent,

We have organised many fun activities to help promote numeracy and maths as part of Maths Week Scotland. A few of the main messages that Maths Week Scotland wants to promote:

  • Maths skills, understanding and confidence are important for everyone.
  • Everyone can ‘do’ maths; it’s a way of learning and thinking that we all use and can develop.
  • Maths ‘is everywhere’ and relevant to day-to-day life and work – decision making, problem solving, budgeting, planning, assessing probability and risk, and many more.
  • Being confident about and enjoying maths is about commitment and learning. It’s not ‘a gift’; it’s something we can all acquire if we want to.

Please read below to find out some of the fun activities your child will take part in:

  • Each stage will be involved in one full day of fun maths activities where they will visit different teachers to practise and learn new maths skills. This will take place on Tuesday 12th September.
  • P2-7 classes have been entered into the Sumdog National competition which runs from 8am, Friday 8th to 8pm, Thursday 14th September. Your child has been issued with their Username and password. They will be playing the games during class time and they can also play the games at home. We are competing against the whole country but focussing on beating our local schools in the cluster. Check our Blog and Twitter for daily updates!
  • Your child will only have Maths and Numeracy homework during Maths Week and we would encourage you to help to promote the importance of maths and numeracy in their everyday lives. The homework will be a checklist of suggested activities where they can record what they have done. Photos and any extra evidence are encouraged!
  • We will be visiting the local Co-op and would like the pupils to buy a small item so it would be great if you could give your child some money to spend (£1 max). Adult/parent helpers will be required to accompany the classes on their visit.
  • We have fun Maths Trails available at the Main Office/Class Teacher for you to complete with your child or on their own by walking around the school grounds and on their walk home. Please ask for copy and complete with your child before or after school. Send the completed form in with your child to their class teacher.
  • Every day at 10am we will take part in RIC (Renfrewshire is Counting). The pupils will do counting activities, e.g. games, forwards and backwards counting sequences, multiples or times tables, , number patterns and sequences, relevant to their level. This should last about 10 minutes.
  • We will create Maths in Art designs. Winners form P1-3, P4-5 and P6-7 will be entered into the cluster school competition. Winners will be announced on Friday 15th September.
  • Renfrewshire Libraries have joined us in partnership to help celebrate Maths Week Scotland by planning activities that families can get involved in when visiting their local libraries. One such activity is a competition to create a new Skoob who loves Numeracy and Mathematics!
  • Please visit the websites below for more information and ideas of how to take part at home, as well as checking your child’s Blog.     http://www.gov.scot/mathsweek   http://www.readwritecount.scot/count/
  • If Tweeting about your celebration via Twitter, please use #MathsWeekScotlandRenfrewshire to get our efforts trending.

We are looking forward to sharing our passion of Maths and Numeracy with the pupils of Bishopton Primary and hope the enthusiasm spreads! If you have any questions about Maths Week Scotland, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards,

Miss McDowall

Principal Teacher

P7 Judo Champion

A huge well done to Rachael who won a Gold medal two weekends ago at the Sportif International. She had to fight many much bigger girls and even came up against a girl who had bet her before. But thanks to her hard work and effort, she triumphed and won!

Then after a tiring week at our residential trip, Rachael travelled to Northern Ireland to compete in a huge competition. She fought a girl three times and won! She was awarded a Gold medal. Congratulations!

Sport Scotland Gold Award

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

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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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