Week beginning January 20th

Good evening.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  A few reminders for the coming week.

Homework – maths fractions sheet

Reading – 2nd week of reading book

Spelling – mixture of silent letters.  PLease ensure that all of the spelling homework is completed.

Scottish poem – this should be ready to be recited to the class by Friday 24th January.

Ballet workshops – children taking part in the workshops will be going to ERskine Home on Monday and Thursday this week.Please ensure that children have school gym kit ie red polo shirt, black or navy shorts or leggings and gym shoes. All jewellery should be removed or earrings taped over and hair tied back.

PE – a reminder that full PE kit should be brought to school on our PE days. On Tuesdays we do PE in the classroom and we also have PE on a Thursday and Friday. PE kit is a red polo shirt, dark shorts or leggings and gym shoes or indoor trainers. All jewellery including fitbits should be removed. Earrings should be removed or taped over. Hair should be tied back.
As always, if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Mrs Campbell

Author visit March 3rd 2020

We are very excited to announce the visit to the school of local author Lindsay Littleston.  She will be speaking to children in P5-7 about creative writing and life as an author.  Her books will be available to purchase on the day at the price of £6 each but there is absolutely no obligation to buy!  Children can bring cash on the day if they wish to buy.

She will be reading from her latest novels, The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.

It will be a fun, interactive presentation with a quiz, book reading and question and answer session.

Mrs Campbell (Literacy Champion)

P5 Park Mains visit

P5 will be attending a German activity session tomorrow (Thursday 16th January) at Park Mains High School.  The children will leave school and travel to Park Mains High School at 10:30 and will return to school at lunchtime round about 12:30.  Those pupils that are travelling on to the ballet performance should bring a packed lunch.  This will be eaten at Park Mains before travelling to the performance.  School uniform should be worn by all pupils.
Thank you.

P5 teachers

P5R wk beg 13.01.20

Good evening, I hope you all had a great weekend.  Homework and news as follows:


Spelling – This week our sound is st sounding as s as in mistletoe and whistle.  Please complete the spelling activities for Friday.

Maths – Please complete the fraction homework for Friday.

Reading – Reading is due in on Tuesday.  As the books are getting longer and more complex.  The pupils may have these books over 2 weeks if needed.

Scottish Poem – The children should have chosen a Scottish poem to learn.  This will be due on Friday 24th January.


This week we have our German launch trip.  This is on Thursday morning.  We are looking forward to taking part in all of the activities the Park Mains pupils and Modern language department have organised for us.  Please ensure you have given consent on parent pay to ensure your child can attend this trip.  Children taking part in the ballet programme will eat their packed lunches at Park Mains and then go on to Glasgow with Mrs Davidson and the parent helpers.  The remaining pupils will return back to school for lunch with Mrs Campbell and myself.  Please ensure you have given consent for the ballet trip on parent pay also if appropriate.

Have a great week and thank you for all of your continued support.

Mrs Fulton

Week beginning Monday 13th January

We have a very busy week ahead of us.  Homework as follows

Maths – complete the fractions sheet

Language – reading :  new reading books have been issued which the children will have for 2 weeks.  Please ensure these are brought to school each day.

Spelling – st making the s sound as in mistletoe or whistle

Continue to practise your Scottish poem.  These will be recited in class on January 24th

Park Mains visit – this takes place on Thursday morning.  The Senior pupils have prepared lots of fun activities for us to do.  In the afternoon, those children who are taking part in the Scottish Ballet workshops will be heading to Glasgow with Mrs Davidson and parent helpers.  Mrs Fulton and I will return to school with the rest of the children.  These children will have lunch back at Bishopton Primary, those going to Glasgow should bring a packed lunch which they will eat at Park Mains.

Scottish Ballet – those taking part will have a taster session on Monday.


As always, any questions, please ask.

Mrs Campbell

P5 Scots’ Poems

Each year we celebrate Scotland and all things Scottish in school during the month of January.  Below is a list of poems children should choose from.  They should choose one they wish to learn and will recite to the rest of the class towards the end of the month.  A representative from each class is then chosen to deliver their poem at our Scots’ Assembly at the beginning of February.

Fireworks Aff The Castle


Up in the Morning Early

Afton Water

A Red, Red Rose


If children find another poem they would prefer to learn and it is of a similar length/difficulty, they can as us to have a look at it and see if it is suitable.

Children should have decided their poem by Friday 10th January.

Mrs Campbell and Mrs Fulton




Week beginning 6th January

Good evening and welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely break.  It was great to see all of the children and hear their exciting stories.

Homework-  Reading – there will be no reading books issued this week as I will be carrying out running records with the children.  Those who have completed the colour bands should continue with their Accelerated Reader.

Maths – continue to practise all of your times tables as this will help with our work on Fractions.

Spelling – our words this week all contain ic.  Please continue to complete the tasks in the front of the spelling jotter.

PE – this will continue to be a Thursday and Friday.

Scottish Poem – please see additional post.

As always, any questions, please ask.

Mrs Campbell

P5 River Clyde Class Research Task

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Today we will be working on our first task for our River Clyde topic. To have an understanding of the size of the River Clyde you need to be aware of the different places and landmarks found on the River Clyde. It really does cover a very large area!

As always you will have a task sheet to guide you. Please follow the directions on your task sheet closely to ensure you cover all of the areas required. This is a jigsaw task which means you will be responsible for learning about certain landmarks on behalf of your group. You will become the expert!

Please see your task sheet for details of the learning outcomes and skills we are focusing on today.

Only the links below should be used during this task.

The River Clyde  –  video Watch in class

History of the Clyde  –  video  Watch in class

The Titan Crane (Finnieston)

The Titan Crane (Scotstoun)

The Titan Crane (Clydebank)

The Titan Crane (Greenock)

PS Waverley

John Brown Shipyard

Dumbarton Castle 

Dumbarton Castle 2

Erskine Bridge

Newark Castle

Newark Castle 2

Cloch Lighthouse

Google Maps: The River Clyde

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