P5D – Maths Day

Today the whole school took part in a number of activities to promote maths during our Maths Week Scotland. You had the opportunity to not only work on your mental maths skills by playing a number of games on Sumdog, but you also had the chance to move your class (and our school) further up the Sumdog leaderboard. At present your class are in second place in Bishopton Primary School – 102nd. You still have plenty of time to gain more points as the contest is on until Thursday evening.

Here are a few photographs from this morning. Look at all the smiling faces. Who would of thought maths could be so much fun?

P5S – Maths Day

Today the whole school took part in a number of activities to promote maths during our Maths Week Scotland. In our class you had the opportunity to not only work on your mental maths skills by playing a number of games on Sumdog, but you also had the chance to move our class (and our school) further up the Sumdog leaderboard. At present we are the leading class in Bishopton Primary School – woooohooooo! However we still have a long way to go as we are currently in 97th place. Remember to keep playing as part of your homework this week.

Here are a few photographs from this morning. Look at all the smiling faces. Who would of thought maths could be so much fun?

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

Trip to the Co-op on Friday 15th (this Friday).

This Friday (15th) we are hoping to visit the Co-op as part of our Maths Week. We will be leaving right after lunch at 13.15pm and returning to school by 14.15pm in time for our final lesson of the day. To allow us to do this, we will require 2 parent helpers to come along with us. If someone at home is able to help, please comment on this post or send a note in to school.

Last week children were given large brown envelopes that contains permission slips to go on local trips. Please ensure that these are returned to school as soon as possible. Without them you will not be able to come along to the Co-op.

Thanking you in advance.

Mr Donaldson

Homework – Week beginning 11.09.17

Good evening P5D.

I can’t believe we are about to start our fifth week. Term 1 is really flying by. As you know, this week is Maths Week. Throughout the week we will be focussing on developing our Maths skills. Tuesday is Maths Day where classes will rotate between different teachers, who will be doing a different Maths activity (this unfortunately means we won’t have our usual P.E. slot on Tuesday).


Last week each of you was given a login for your Sumdog accounts. Each night this week (Monday – Thursday) you should play on Sumdog for at least 10 minutes (if you’d like to play for longer, that would be great). We are not just competing with other classes, but with other schools in the cluster. Every question you answer correctly counts towards our total!

You will also be issued with Maths Bingo cards on Monday. Each card contains 16 fun Maths activities you can do at home. You should aim to complete at least one row or column, but I hope some of you might manage a full house (all 16 activities).

Our new focus in Maths is going to be on multiplication and division. Some children in the class were not fully confident in their times tables, which are vital for doing longer multiplication sums. If you’d like to practice your times tables please try one of the following links.

Maths is Fun 

Hit the Button

Class Trip

Our trip to Stirling Castle is on Thursday. School uniform should be worn and a packed lunch should be brought in a carrier bag. If you wish, you may bring spending money (no more than £5.00).

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Mr Donaldson

P5S – Homework w/b 11.9.17

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Good morning everyone! Another week in Primary 5 has flown by – does that mean we are having fun?

Due to Maths Week Scotland taking place you will only have maths homework this week (although you do have a couple of ongoing tasks which can be worked on). Please keep reading for a note of your homework and reminders for the coming week.

Personal Reading Challenge: You now have 5 weeks left of our Personal Reading Challenge. You are aiming to read the number of books you decided on at the beginning of term. Once you complete a book, it should be recorded in our class reading record.

Please bring your book to school as this will allow you to read it during our ERIC sessions.

Topic: Last week you were issued with your long term personal project. You now have 3 weeks to work on this project. All details can be found here.

I am delighted at the number of you who have already made a start on your projects. I am loving the enthusiasm!

Maths:  Please play at least 10 minutes of Sumdog each evening (Monday-Thursday). Obviously if you wish to play for longer, you may. We are aiming to achieve as many points as possible for our school. The more you play, the more points we will receive. You have the chance to answer 1000 questions each! Passwords were issued last week and we have had a practice run in class to ensure everyone was able to access their account.

Tomorrow you will be issued with your maths bingo card which should be used for homework this week. Please follow the instructions carefully. You may complete a single line or full house – the choice is yours! 

If you wish to complete additional practice of your tables, please use the links below.

Multiplication Trainer

Division Trainer

  1. Due to our Maths Week our P.E. times will be changed therefore we will be aiming to complete our Daily Mile most days this week. Please ensure you bring a suitable outdoor, waterproof jacket to school every day.
  2. Please cover ALL of your homework jotters if you haven’t already done so. If you require paper, please ask.
  3. We are still awaiting a few homework letter tear off slips regarding internet access. These should be returned as soon as possible.
  4. Our trip to Stirling Castle is on Thursday. School uniform should be worn and a packed lunch should be brought in a carrier bag. If you wish, you may bring spending money (no more than £5.00).
  5. All trip consent forms and money should be returned as soon as possible.
  6. We will be visiting the Co-op on Friday as part of our Maths Week. You may bring £1.00 to spend if you wish.
  7. Information regarding how you may help “design our container” was issued last week. If you wish to take part in this, please hand in your completed design by Wednesday 20th September.

See you in the morning.

Mrs O’Neill

Engineer Visit

During technologies time this week, P5S were lucky enough to have a very special visitor. Sean came to tell us all about his job as a civil engineer. He is currently working at the new junction into Bishopton and was telling us all about this massive project. He explained what he does in his job and the different skills he needs to use to do it well. Sean also taught us all about the different machines that they use on the building site.

We are learning all about the world of engineering so we can become members of the Institution of Primary Engineers!

Thank you very much to Sean for coming along to visit us!

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:


Good luck and try your best!

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