Category Archives: Primary 1P

Design Competition – BAE Systems

BAE Systems are running an exciting design competition open to everyone at Bishopton Primary School to create a sign around the theme of safe driving and sticking to the speed limit when driving through the village.

The winning designs will be chosen by a panel of judges and turned into road signs that will displayed around Dargavel Village. The pupils who created the winning designs will also get a small prize and a framed version of their design.

All entries must be handed in by Tuesday 26th September (please ensure child’s full name and class is written on the back).

We are sure you will have lots of excellent ideas and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

W/B 10.9.17

Hi everyone

We hope you had a super weekend

We have a very exciting week this week as it’s maths week. The children will be taking part in lots of numeracy and maths related activities throughout the week including taking part in maths day on Tuesday. More details about this week can be found on an earlier blog post. Please be aware that instead of visiting the Co-op, Primary 1 will be given the opportunity to visit the milk bar in the dinner hall. Our day for this will be on Friday.

Homework this week:


Please continue to revise all previous sounds and use them to create simple words.

New Sounds – c/k, e and h


New book this week. Please remember to allow the children to interpret the story via pictures and remember to use the bookmarks as question prompts.


All children have now been issued with a wordwall. Please focus on highlighted words only. Please help the children to not only read the word, but also recognise it out of context and within sentences.


Please use the special maths week homework sheet instead of normal maths homework this week.

As always, please let us know if there is anything that we can help you with.

Have a fab week!

Miss Cruickshank and Mrs Nugent

Milk bar visits for Maths Week

Instead of visiting the Co-op, Primary 1 will be given the opportunity to visit the milk bar in the dinner hall.  Items on sale include toast for 15p, milk for 10p/12p, apple/orange juice for 20p and pancakes for 30p.  If you wish your child to experience spending money at the milk bar we would suggest a maximum of 50p is brought to school in a purse/wallet labelled with your child’s name.   We will visit the milk bar before playtime, so your child may not need a snack that day.

Here is the timetable for milk bar visits –

  • Wednesday  – 1C and 1S
  • Thursday – 1E and 1F
  • Friday -1P and 1N

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 Tuesday12th 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.
  • 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

P7S Build-a-Business – Order Form

P7S Superhero Smoothie Recipe Book

In P6, we were given a task to design a superhero themed smoothie. The colours in the smoothie had to match up with the superhero we had picked. As a class we voted for our top 3 favourite recipes and made them up for taste-testing. They were delicious!

We have now turned our amazing recipes into a Superhero Smoothie Recipe Book. This is an electronic book (not printed) and are for sale for £1.50 for a limited time. They contain loads of different fruit, juice and yogurt recipes and are available by completing the contact form on this post.

If you would like to order our amazing smoothie e-book, please fill out the contact form to advise our management team. Please send the money to P7S in a labelled envelope (exact money only please!). It will all be added up by our finances team during our Build a Business time on a Friday and the recipe book will be emailed out to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for supporting the P7S Build-a-Business topic!

W/B 4.9.17


Homework for this week:

This is a revision week for sounds. Once your child is confident in recognising, saying and doing the action for each sound, use the SATPIN sound cards to make words. This can be a very difficult skill to grasp in the beginning so please say the word and sound out each individual sound and slowly blend them together before saying the word again.

Reading books have started this week. Please use the questions on the bookmark to talk about the book.

Please continue to choose one maths activity per week.

We hope you have a lovely week.

Miss Cruickshank and Mrs Nugent

NEW! Stage Blogs and Site Changes!

You may have noticed some changes on our school blogs. To allow us to keep you updated with all the wonderful work happening at Bishopton Primary we have had to set up each stage with their own blog. These look just the same as before and you should be able to navigate between the main school site, and the class blogs, easily.

For example, if your child is in P5S you can click on the link down the left hand side of the main page to access the posts specific to them, or go via the Class Blogs menu at the top of the page. Both links will take you to the same place. This is where posts meant only for P5S will be located.

To view posts meant for everyone (eg. upcoming events, menu changes, school-wide news) you can select Whole School News from the list on the left hand side or from the News menu at the top of the page. These posts are also located in a section on the right hand side of all of the class blogs.

We highly recommend subscribing to your class updates (using the Subscribe to Primary… link). This will send an email every evening with all updates specific to the class and all Whole School News posts.

We hope you enjoy using the blogs and seeing what is happening in the school.