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).
During technologies time this week, P7H were lucky enough to have a very special visitor. Alex came to tell us all about his job as a Civil Engineer. He explained what he does in his job and the different skills he needs to use to do it well. The class enjoyed asking him lots of questions to find out why he became interested in engineering in the first place, and what it is he enjoys about his job.
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 Alex for coming along to visit us!
Next week we will be taking part in Maths Week. During Maths Week you will we completing tasks on your Sumdog account. This week you were set Sumdog tasks as homework which should be completed by tomorrow, along with spelling homework. Don’t worry if you have spoken to me about not having access to the internet at home. I have booked some time on the laptops tomorrow where you will have the opportunity to log in to your account.
As part of Maths Week we will also be making a visit to the Co-op to allow the children to purchase an item/items with cash. This visit will be on Wednesday of next week at 1.15pm and we are looking for two parent helpers to accompany us. If you are able to come with us can I ask that you write a note in your child’s diary.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Learning Outcome:To extend my mental map and sense of place, I can interpret information from different types of maps and am beginning to locate key features within Scotland, UK, Europe or the wider world. SOC 2-14a
Skill for Learning:
· Application – I can use maps to locate specific places and show this on a blank map.
Skill for Work:
· Organisation – We can organise ourselves with jobs to keep us on task in order to complete it on time.
We are going to be learning about Japan so we need to be able to locate it on a world map. We also need to know the main cities, rivers and mountains of Japan. Where is Japan in comparison to Scotland? How many continents does Earth have?
Your group must complete a world map and a map of Japan, identifying the main countries, oceans, continents etc. By the end of this task you should be able to name Japan’s capital city and some of Japan’s rivers and mountains. You should know some interesting and fun facts about the capital city.
The map of the world should ne beat, attractive and must include:
label the 7 continents
label the 5 oceans
label any other countries of interest (you may have visited them
2. The map of Japan should be neat, attractive and must include:
label the nearby countries
label the major islands
label the major cities
label the surrounding bodies of water
3. You write approximately 100 words about Japan’s capital city, explaining some interesting and fun facts about what the city is like.
Please use the websites below to find the information you require.