Category Archives: Primary 6A

P6 Trip 19/9/17

Today your child was issued with a letter detailing a trip for our Victorians topic that will take place on the 19th September.

We are looking for 2 parent helpers for each P6 class for this trip. If you can help, please fill in the slip at the bottom of the letter.

They were also issued with a brown envelope containing a form that will offer consent for this trip.


Miss Grant and Miss Altman

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.
  • 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!

Reading Homework

P6a – Big Cats reading to be read aloud at home for the 13th September.

Danny Champion of the World – Chapter 1-3 to be read aloud at home for the 13th September.

P6g – There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom – Chapters 1-8 to be read aloud at home for the 20th September.

P6 Homework W.B. 4.9.17

Homework this week is:


Remember to complete look, say, cover, write, check twice, as well as 6 sentences using your spelling words and your active spelling task from your choice sheet.

Your rule this week is ive for iv and -ic and soft c and soft g.

Orange – explosive, destructive, inclusive, motive, heroic, chaotic, scientific, athletic, piece, usually, friends, heard.

Purple – positive, explosive, massive, motive, hectic, toxic, heroic, fantastic, piece, usually, friends, heard.

Blue – princess, office, palace, voice, angel, digital, germ, stage.

Yellow – nine, wine, kite, five, tide, time, smile.


You have all been given an rounding and estimation sheet to be completed in your maths homework jotters, please remember to write the date when completing your task.

Remember to complete all tasks for Friday.

Miss Altman and Miss Grant.

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.


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.

Homework w/b 29/8/17

Homework this week is:


Remember to complete look, say, cover, write, check twice, as well as 6 sentences using your spelling words and your active spelling task from your choice sheet.

Your rule this week is u for long oo and gh, ough and augh.

Orange – lunar, crucial, superior, fluent, thought, yoghurt, distraught, fought, question, problem, complete, knew.

Purple – cruel, truly, lunar, fluent, bought, thought, caught, yoghurt, question, problem, complete, knew.

Blue – gene, repeat, these, delete, anger, skunk, junk, anchor, after, very, thing, just.

Yellow – cake, make, game, name, gate, wave, cave.


You have all been given an addition and subtraction strategies sheet to be completed in your maths homework jotters.

Remember to complete all tasks for Friday.

Miss Altman and Miss Grant.

P6a and P6g Homework 21.8.17

Welcome to primary 6, hope you had a lovely summer and have settled back into school.

Homework this year will consist of 8 words from our spelling rules. There will be 2 spelling rules issued each week and 4 common words to practise. Maths homework will be issued from next week and will relate to our class topics.


Orange – workable, worthless, worthwhile, workforce, yearn, earnest, rehearse, researcher, body, music, colour and stand.

Purple – worthy, worship, worthless, workforce, earn, search, pearl, rehearse, body, music, colour and stand.

Blue – cue, flute, amuse, stature, threw, fewer, bluebell, venue, little, sound, know and live.

Remember to complete all tasks for Friday.

Miss Altman and Miss Grant.