All posts by Mrs Ferguson

Bishopton Pedal 2020

Today should have been the start of the Big Pedal walking/cycling/scooting national competition that we all enjoy so much each year.

This year we’re turning it into the Bishopton Pedal.

As part of your daily exercise, we would like you to try to cycle, scoot or walk every day for the next 2 weeks.  Please make sure that bikes and scooters are safe for you to use and that you wear helmets on your bike just as you would if you were at school. If you do not have access to a safe place to cycle, scoot or walk please just carry on with all the other daily fitness ideas provided by your teachers.

Remember all your family are welcome to join in too.

Be safe and have fun.


Big Pedal 2020

Good news !  The Big Pedal cycling, scooting and walking challenge is back.  From Wednesday 22nd April to Tuesday 5th May we would like you to bring your bike or scooter to school every day. You will get the chance to bike or scoot with your classmates and your teacher. If you can’t bring a bike or scooter, you can walk and that will count too.  For more information have a look at the Big Pedal website.

This is a national competition to see how many journeys we can make biking, scooting or walking. Please ask an adult to check that your bike or scooter is in good working order. You may bring a lock to use but you must be responsible for the key.

Rules – all cyclists MUST wear a helmet

– no cycling or scooting in the playground ( or the ashy path) unless you are with your teacher (on the way in/out, playtime and lunchtime)

We have taken part in this challenge for the last few years and it is always good fun.  We are usually in the top 10. Let’s try for top 3 this year!

Happy cycling/scooting/walking

Mrs Ferguson

Christmas postboxes

It’s that time of year again.  The Christmas postboxes are out in school.   If children wish to post a Christmas card to someone in school please put the child’s name and class on the envelope.  If you think there are 2 people with the same name please put second initial too eg. Sam M . The P3 Christmas posties will deliver your card for you.

Eco Day Tuesday 4th June

On Tuesday 4th June we will be having an Eco Day to highlight some of the issues the children on the eco committee groups have  been working on.  Each class will get a time slot to visit the gym hall to try out a variety of activities.  It will be a non-uniform day.  Please wear  blue or green that day.

Eco Committee

Coming soon – Big Pedal

The Sustrans Big Pedal challenge is coming soon.

Every year the school takes part in this initiative to get more people cycling and scooting.

From Monday 25th March to Friday 29th March children are asked to come to school every day with their bike or scooter.  At some point each day they will have the opportunity to get out in the playground and cycle with their class. Children must wear a helmet when  on their bike.  It would be appreciated if an adult could check over bikes and scooters before children bring them to school.

More information coming soon.

Find out more information about Sustrans

P6 and P7 Eagles – House Art Day

Would all P6 and 7 Eagles please bring an empty milk carton for house art day on Thursday. You can keep it in your own class until Thursday. Please make sure it is thoroughly washed out and dried so your Christmas craft doesn’t smell.  You will need the lid too.  If you have more than one, we would be glad of extras in case any one forgets.  If you have any Christmas paper, old Christmas hats, old Christmas socks etc. we could use these as well.

Thank you

European Day of Languages

Bonjour                Guten Tag            Hola               Halla                Hej

Our school will be celebrating European Day of Languages on Wednesday 26th September.  Our theme this year is celebrating how useful it is to know a second (or third) language.  We would like to invite any parents/grandparents who speak another language to come and speak to a group (not the whole school) of children to let them see how knowing more than one language has been useful to you.  If your first language is not English, it would be great if you could teach us a few words in that language eg. hello, numbers to 10 or how are you. If you are able to help, please leave a message at the school office for Mrs Ferguson P3F.

Merci                   Danke                   Gracias            Tak                    Tack

Big Pedal = Big Success

That’s the Big Pedal over for another year.  Thanks to everyone – mums,dads, grandparents, breakfast and after school club staff –  who made the effort to bring bikes and scooters. I know the children enjoyed it and we finished 6th out of over 500 schools in the UK.

Hopefully  with the nice weather we can all continue at home to get lots of exercise and have fun on our bikes and scooters.

Happy cycling and scooting.