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Maths Week Scotland – Thank You and Feedback

Wow, what an amazing week we have had! Every pupil has experienced a wide range of exciting and challenging activities to highlight the importance and relevance of maths and numeracy. We have thought about how, where and why we use maths in our everyday lives and had fun taking part in our Maths Day on Tuesday.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the local Co-op and showed a great enthusiasm for their homework tasks. Thank you to those of you who sent in and/or tweeted photos of the children using maths and numeracy at home. Pupils were playing Sumdog, interviewing parents, pointing out clocks, weighing and baking!

We think that the first ever Maths Week Scotland has been a huge success and would like to hear your feedback. Please leave a comment below or write a note to tell us what you think about how we did. Tell us what you and your children enjoyed and what we could do better next year.

When we look at the key messages of Maths Week Scotland, I think we definitely ticked all of the boxes:

  • 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.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing your feedback.

Kind regards,

Miss McDowall

#MathsWeekScotlandRenfrewshire #MathsWeekScotland #MakingMathsCount

Sumdog Contest – Final Results

A huge well done to everyone who participated in the Sumdog contest as part of Maths Week Scotland. Thanks to your amazing efforts we achieved great results. Your efforts really paid off!

I know you all enjoyed playing in class and well done to those of you who played at home too. Thank you to those of you who tweeted photos of yourselves playing at home. A huge congratulations to P4 at Barsail Primary who were the top performing class within our cluster schools. And a massive well done to P5S, our winning class!

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8th P4!, Barsail Primary 871
15th P7!, Barsail Primary 830
26th P3, Barsail Primary 767
58th P4/3!, Barsail Primary 676
61st P7/6!, Barsail Primary 664
71st P5/4!, Barsail Primary 646
77th P3/4 2017/18, Langbank Primary School 636

80th

P5S, Bishopton Primary

626

152nd P6!, Barsail Primary 548

157th

P4M, Bishopton Primary

539

175th

P5D, Bishopton Primary

528

205th

P5/4, Bishopton Primary

509

259th P2, Barsail Primary 485

266th

P4C, Bishopton Primary

474

299th P5!, Barsail Primary 456
423rd Primary 4, Bargarran Primary 399

480th

P7H, Bishopton Primary

380

448th P3/2, Barsail Primary 392

521st

P6G, Bishopton Primary

367

589th

P6A, Bishopton Primary

344

762nd

P2C, Bishopton Primary

301

895th

P3S, Bishopton Primary

275

944th Primary 6/5, Bargarran Primary 269
1022nd Primary 5/4, Bargarran Primary 254

1056th

P2B, Bishopton Primary

245

1098th

P3H, Bishopton Primary

239

1198th Primary 2/1, Bargarran Primary 224
1218th P1b, Barsail Primary 222
1437th Primary 7/6, Bargarran Primary 192

1569th

P2R, Bishopton Primary

172

1437th Primary 7/6, Bargarran Primary 192

1723rd

P7S, Bishopton Primary

149

1815th Primary 3/2, Bargarran Primary 139
1822nd Primary 3, Bargarran Primary 138
2190th P5 2017/18, Langbank Primary School 89
2413th P1a, Barsail Primary 53

Sumdog Contest – Thursday Morning

There are only 8 hours left in the Sumdog Contest! The final positions will be posted later but have a look at where our classes are now.

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41st P5S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 621
106th P5D, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 524
153rd P5/4, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 481
186th P4M, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 461
372nd P7H, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 374
383rd P4C, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 369
404th P6G, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 362
706th P2C, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 278
784th P6A, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 264
813th P3S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 258
832nd P2B, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 255
1276th P3H, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 186
1470th P2R, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 159
1567th P7S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 144

Sumdog Contest – Wednesday Positions

Here are the current positions of our classes and the classes from our cluster schools. Remember the contest ends tomorrow at 8pm, so let’s try our best today to climb the leaderboard. Well done to the pupils who have been playing at home. Thank you to the parents who have tweeted photos of your maths and numeracy activities – they look great!

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3rd P4!, Barsail Primary Scotland 703
30th P7!, Barsail Primary Scotland 553
42nd P4/3!, Barsail Primary Scotland 524
48th P5S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 518
83rd P5/4, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 461
84th P5D, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 460
98th P3, Barsail Primary Scotland 447
178th P5/4!, Barsail Primary Scotland 392
200th P4M, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 382
284th P5!, Barsail Primary Scotland 345
328th P4C, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 331
378th P3/2, Barsail Primary Scotland 314
432nd P6G, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 293
440th P2, Barsail Primary Scotland 290
448th P7H, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 289
505th P2B, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 274
529th P3/4 2017/18, Langbank Primary School Scotland 267
553rd P7/6!, Barsail Primary Scotland 261
571st P2C, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 256
783rd P6!, Barsail Primary Scotland 215
814th P3S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 211
841st Primary 4, Bargarran Primary Scotland 207
1026th P6A, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 178
1039th P3H, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 177
1125th Primary 5/4, Bargarran Primary Scotland 165
1154th Primary 2/1, Bargarran Primary Scotland 159
1163rd P2R, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 158
1196th P7S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 153
1308th Primary 6/5, Bargarran Primary Scotland 138
1366th Primary 3/2, Bargarran Primary Scotland 129
1438th Primary 7/6, Bargarran Primary Scotland 118
1620th Primary 3, Bargarran Primary Scotland 88
1727th Primary 7 , Bargarran Primary Scotland 72

Sumdog Contest – Current Positions

Please check below to see where our classes are on the Sumdog Leaderboard.  Nearly all of our classes have now qualified and we are climbing the leaderboard. Remember we are competing with our cluster schools (Bargarran, Barsail, Inchinnan, Langbank and Rashielea).

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33rd P4! Barsail Primary Scotland 450
73rd P4/3! Barsail Primary Scotland 410
97th P5S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 382
102nd P5D, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 375
173rd P5/4, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 328
292nd P4M, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 273
297th P2B, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 271
328th P4C, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 261
331st P7H, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 260
363rd P6G, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 250
639th P3S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 179
703rd P3H, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 168
707th Primary 4, Bargarran Primary Scotland 167
816th P2C, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 147
903rd P6A, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 132
924th Primary 3/2, Bargarran Primary Scotland 128
984th Primary 5/4, Bargarran Primary Scotland 115
1080th Primary 6/5, Bargarran Primary Scotland 96
1085th Primary 7/6, Bargarran Primary Scotland 95
1168th P7S, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 83
1413th P2R, Bishopton Primary School Scotland 0

Sumdog Contest – Maths Week Scotland

As part of our celebrations and participation in Maths Week Scotland (11th-17th September), our P2-7 pupils have been entered into the Sumdog National Contest.

How it works

To take part, pupils simply play Sumdog’s maths games. Scores are based on accuracy and the questions are tailored to each student’s level – so everyone has a fair chance. The contest runs from 8am on Friday 8th to 8pm on Thursday 14th September. Pupils will be given time in class to play but can play at any time during this period.

Rewards for pupils

As well as improving pupils’ confidence, speed and accuracy with their number bonds and tables, as a reward for taking part, each pupil who answers 100 questions will receive an item for their Sumdog House.

Park Mains Cluster Schools

We will be competing against schools throughout the whole of Scotland but we will be focussing on beating our closest primary schools: Bargarran, Barsail, Inchinnan, Langbank and Rashielea. Our Daily Score will be posted on the Blog, so keep your eyes peeled to check our position on the Leaderboard!

Please save this link to allow your child to login to Sumdog without having to enter the school code:

https://www.sumdog.com/sch/bishopton-primary-school

Good luck and try your best!

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 Tuesday13th 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

Sumdog

P2-7 pupils have or will be given their username and password for Sumdog. Sumdog is a way for children to practice maths skills while playing fun, math-related games against friends, classmates or students from around the world. Games are individualised for each pupil’s ability level, so users can play against opponents who have the same skills.

Please save the link below on your computer/tablet to take you straight to the login page (with the school code pre-filled). Our school code is bishopton-primary-school.

https://www.sumdog.com/sch/bishopton-primary-school