P1/2 visited Kelvingrove Museum to see Dippy the Dinosaur as part of our Dinosaur topic. We had great fun. We got to handle real fossils and fossilised dinosaur poo!!
Our children have researched various jobs and prepared a short speech about a job that they would like to do. Each class was asked to vote for the talk they found most interesting and engaging. Our class winners presented their talks to the whole school and the overall winner was James Docherty in P6/7, who would like to be a detective. Yesterday, James had the opportunity to be our Head Teacher for the day.
I think you’ll agree that he looks very comfortable in that chair! James did a great job and very kindly announced that we could have an extra 5 minutes break!
Here are all of our class winners:
Some of our P7 girls collected money for the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal and raised £59.26.
Our Fairtrade Coffee morning was a great success and we raised £85.10.
Thank you again for your baking donations and continued support.
On Friday 29th March, we are celebrating an international day to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Children can pay £1 (£2 per family) to come in dressed in clothes from a country of their choice. Alternatively they can wear a small symbol representing the country of their choice. For example, a thistle, piece of tartan, sombrero, a small picture of a flag using face paints. There will also be competitions held on the day and they can choose which of these they would like to enter for 50p each. The competitions are:
- A rock, paper, scissors tournament (originated in China)
- Guess how many sweets are in the jar ( invented by a Hungarian)
- Enter a drawing competition using pencils ( first created in English)
The Fundraising Group
Primary 3/4 have given presentations to their class about their dream jobs. There was a varied list of dream jobs, including: Artist, Chef, Electrician, Medical Scientist, Art Teacher and Teacher.
Fairtrade Coffee Morning
As St Peter’s is a Fairtade school we will be hosting a Fairtrade coffee morning on Friday 15th March. This will take place in the dinner hall from 9.30 – 10.30am. We would like to invite parents along to support our event. If anyone would like to donate Fairtrade baking for this we would be extremely grateful.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Our P7’s recently went on a residential trip to Lockerbie Manor. They had a great time there and enjoyed all of the activities.
On Monday our school were given an introduction to Judo. Our instructor, Jack demonstrated some Judo moves to each class and also introduced them to some Japanese words. The children really enjoyed the sessions.
Primary 1/2 have some very “eggciting” news to share with you! Our eggs have started to hatch and we have 10 healthy chicks! All classes will get to share in the fun and see them. P1/2 parents will get the opportunity to meet our newest class members on Monday 4th March at 2.15pm.
Happy World Thinking Day to our pupils from various organisations.
Well done to our girls football team yesterday on their fantastic performance at the Renfrewshire Active Schools Girls Football League at Castlehead High School. Their great teamwork and determination paid off with them winning 5 of their 6 games. Well done girls!!
A new phone system will be installed in the school on the 28th Feb. Our new number will be 0300 300 0188.
Primary 1/2 have been investigating forces as part of science. Bending, twisting and also push and pull. We made kites to demonstrate the forces of push and pull. We had great fun flying them on a nice Scottish windy day!!
Forces, electricity and waves: Forces SCN 1-07a
Primary1/2 celebrated our National Bard Robert Burns. We tried some Scottish shortbread and performed some Scottish dancing. We also performed Auld Lang Syne to the whole school at a special assembly.
Children who reach 5 years of age between 1 March 2019 and 29 February 2020 inclusive should be registered for education in their catchment school as follows:
- Pupils whose surnames begin with the letters A – L should be registered on Wednesday 16 January 2019
- Pupils whose surnames begin with the letters M – Z should be registered on Thursday 17 January 2019
Registration will take place between 1pm – 3pm on those dates.
Parents should produce their child’s birth certificate and two proofs of residence which must include:
- Council Tax notice for your property or proof that you have registered for Council Tax at that property, and
- a letter from your solicitor confirming that missives have been concluded or a rent book for rented property, tenancy agreement or mortgage/bank statement.
For more information see: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/3554/Sending-your-child-to-school
Today we were treated to the first ever performance of a Staff Panto . Some of our staff performed a specially written sketch from Pinocchio. By the children’s reaction, I think they thoroughly enjoyed it. Who knew what budding actors we have !
A special thank you to Ruaridh Forde for the great script.
Here is our cast:
P3/4 have been working on an new topic about Airports. On Monday 17th December, they visited Glasgow Airport. Loganair arranged a fun filled and exciting day which included a visit to check-in and a journey through security where the children had a chance to guess what was in the bag as it was x-rayed. They then went up to airfield ops. and watched aircraft take off and land.
Next, they got a thrill as they boarded a Loganair SAAB 2000 aircraft. On-board, they chatted to two pilots in the cockpit and were served biscuits and juice by the cabin crew.
The children had a wonderful time and would like to thank the airport staff for an enjoyable day.
Have a look at our enjoyable day:
Just a reminder that the school will close for the Christmas break at 2.30 p.m. on Friday the 21st December and reopen on Monday 7th January at 9.00 a.m. On behalf of all the staff and pupils at St. Peter’s Primary we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Last week we presented our Christmas Musical Show – Children of the World. In the show Gabriel and the angels celebrated the birth of Jesus and brought children from around the world to the manger. The countries visited were Malawi, China, Australia, America, Poland and Ireland. Each class learned about the different festive customs in these countries and sang songs from the countries.
Primary 1/2 were very excited to receive letters from their Canadian penpals! They are now going to be busy writing back to the children of Sacred Heart in Sarnia, Ontario.
Please read our Parent Council Meeting minutes.
St Peter’s are supporting students in St Andrew’s Academy who are travelling to Uganda in June. The St Andrew’s pupils will come and deliver a short assembly to our school about the Uganda Appeal.
Afterwards they will run a bookstall in the gym hall to help fundraise for their trip. All books will cost £1 each. The stall will take place on Thursday 6th December 2018.
Today we held a St. Andrews Day assembly. Each class performed a song or poem to the whole school. We had a variety of old and new Scottish themed items, Ally Bally Bee, Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl, 3 Craws, Lament to a Dinner Ticket and Caledonia, to name a few. Please have a look at our gallery below.
Primary 1/2 came back to school last night for Bedtime stories! This session was to coincide with Scottish book week. The children loved their book bags and Read, Write & Count bags which were gifted to them. We had a lovely time enjoying stories, scavenger hunts, stories and snacks.
Please read our November/ December newsletter
On Friday P6/7 held their Bring and Buy sale and raised £328.43. Well done to all who took part and thank you for all of your contributions to the sale.
St. Peter’s Primary School Parents & Families Group are hosting a Family Christmas Party.
When: Sunday 25th November 2pm to 4pm.
Where: Blacklandmill Bowling Club
Cost: £3.00 – Tickets from the school office.
Disco with party games for kids and adults, Christmas quiz, Raffle, Chocolate Tombola, Tea, Coffee, Hot Dogs, Crepes and…..
LOADS OF FESTIVE CHEER !!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 visited Glenburn Library to coincide with World book week. We heard three lovely stories and then we voted on our favourite story. The library ladies also gave us colouring pictures to match the stories we heard! We had a great time!
Primary 1/2 have been learning about the Sun, Moon and Stars in science. Today we made phases of the moon planners. We also used jaffa cakes to highlight the different phases such as full moon, waxing gibbous and waning crescent! A very tasty science lesson!
On Friday P7 attended a Remembrance Service in Braemount Care Home. Before the service the children spent some time speaking to the residents, who had written some of their war memories on poppy cards. After the service, which was conducted by Canon Eddie, the children created a Garden of Remembrance with the poppies.
Please read our meeting minutes.
Please read our November Update newsletter.
Some important dates for your diary.
Please read our latest newsletter.
Glenburn Early Learning and Childcare Centre and St. Peters Primary invite you to a free screening of the KPJR film Resilience the Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope.
When: Tuesday 6th November
Time: 4.15pm – 6pm
Please RSVP to St Peters Primary School by Friday 26th October 2018.
Primary 6/7 are organising a ‘Bring and Buy’ sale on Friday 23rd November. Money raised will go to towards our school funds. Children can bring money to school on the day of the sale. All items will be priced between 20p to £3.
We would be very grateful for donations of toys, books, puzzles, games and ‘U’ or ‘PG’ DVDs ( all in good, complete condition). We will also have a home baking stall and would be delighted with any donations.
Donations can be brought into school and given to Primary 6/7 from Monday 5th November 2018.
P1 & P1/2 have been enjoying Music Time together.
I have the freedom to use my voice, musical instruments and music technology to discover and enjoy playing with sound and rhythm. EXA 0-17a
I can use my voice, musical instruments and music technology to discover and enjoy playing with sound, rhythm, pitch and dynamics. EXA 1-17a
Primary 1 and Primary 1/2 enjoyed a visit from the Community Police as part of our People Who Help Us Topic. We learned lots about their role and we also enjoyed dressing up in Police uniforms!
25th September 2018
P1/2 have been on an autumn walk around the school grounds. We collected conkers and leaves of all different colours. Some of the conkers were still in their shells and we used our feet to break them open.
We had lots of fun!
Primary 1/2 have been learning about freezing and melting. We experimented with melting ice, frozen paint, and salt. We discovered heat, the sun and salt all can melt ice.
We know water can exist as solid ice and liquid water. We also learned the freezing point of water is zero degrees Celsius.
SCN 0-05a, SCN 1-05a
Some important dates for you diary this year.
Please use this link to book Active School Clubs
St Peters Parish, Paisley invites children to their Childrens Liturgy of the Word which is held during 10 am Mass in the Church Hall, during term time.
Please join us.
Please read the Parent Council meeting minutes.
P1 and P1/2: Sports Day will take place in the morning of Tuesday 19th June.
P2/3 – P7: Sports Day will take place on Wednesday 20th June. The theme for this year is the “European Championships” which takes place in August 2018. Each class has been studying a country and should wear their team colours for Sports Day. The opening ceremony will take place outside on the grass area ( weather permitting) at 9.30 am. Activities start approximately 10 am. The closing ceremony will take place at 2.30pm.
Please feel free to ‘drop in’ and visit your child’s class throughout the day. You are also welcome to take part in any of the sports activities.
Look forward to seeing you there!
St. Peters Health Week will run this year from Monday 18th June to Friday 22nd June. We have a very busy and exciting week planned for the children.
Active clothing can be worn throughout this week as the children will be involved in physical activities each day. Please make sure that your child has suitable clothing e.g. no football colours/team strips/cropped t-shirts. Please ensure that your child has suitable footwear for activities. Children will be encouraged to drink lots of water this week and should have their own water bottle.
We look forward to a fun filled week full of positive team spirit and look forward to seeing some family members during this week. A letter will sent home with more details.
Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 have been working on the “Fiver Challenge”. This is an enterprise programme whereby students use £5 pledges to get their business ideas off the ground.
On Friday 15th June, the P5 and P5/6 children will host an afternoon of activities for a small fee. All money raised will go towards school funds for next session.
The following activities will be on offer for children on Friday 15th June:
- Football and Beat the Goalie
- Art and Drawing Stall
- Glitter Tattoos
- Cake Stall
- Pick and Mix Sweet Stall
- Video Game Trial
- Remote Control Car Racing
All activities will cost between 30p – 50p
Primary 5 and Primary 5/6 would like to thank you in advance for your support.
Pirates of the Curry Bean
St. Peter’s Primary Drama Group are having a special community performance of their amazing show “Pirates of the Curry Bean” by Craig Hawes.
Wednesday 6th June 2018 – 3.30 pm
Thursday 7th June 2018 – 6.00 pm
Tickets: Adults-£2.50, Children-free. Tickets available from the school office.
See you there!!
Developing our measuring skills
We have begun a new maths topic to develop our measuring skills. At the moment, we are focusing on length and we are busy revising how many centimetres are in 1 metre!
Our teacher set us different tasks such as finding objects which measures less that ¼ of a metre, ½ of a metre and also ¾ of a metre. It was fun and we took turns to use a metre stick.
We also discussed the importance of measure and how many jobs rely on measuring the length of objects. It was very interesting!
Please read the meeting minutes.
St. Peter’s Parent Council Spring Fling
Stalls, baking, plants, fair trade & so much more….
When: Friday 18th May
Time: 3.15pm – 4.45pm
Adults : £1 Kids go free
The Fundraising Citizenship group have organised a ‘sit beside your friend’ day on Friday 27th April to raise money for school funds. Children can pay £1 ( £2 for a family) to choose a friend to sit beside.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Fundraising Group
Ladies…..The St. Peters Primary School Parents & Families Group invite you to what should be an enjoyable night out with friends in June. Get your glad rags on ( heels mandatory!), dance the night away at the Disco and take part in the stand-up bingo. We hope it will be a full house on the night!!
When: Friday 1st June 2018 – 7.30 p.m. till late
Where: Blackland Mill Bowling Club
How much: Tickets £5 – available to buy from the school office.
Hope to see you there.
Continuing with their Viking project, P4 have been busy creating Viking Longboats.
Please read our thank you note from Katie McLean from her day as head teacher.
Primary 4 have been very busy with their Viking project.The class were busy creating Viking art for their wall display.
They were fantastic at tidying up!
On Friday 16th March we held our World Book Day. All of the classes took part in various activities during the day. Take a look at our gallery below. Can you name the characters from their favourite books, that the children have come as?
Please read the meeting minutes
The Fairtrade Citizenship group will be holding a small toy and sweet tuck at lunchtime on Tuesday 27th March. Our supplier, Rainbow Turtle will be supplying the stock. Prices will start at 40p for sparkly bangles and increase to £1.20 for Fairtrade Jelly Beans.
We are also holding a raffle next week for a Fairtrade Chocolate Explosion box. Tickets will be 50p and the winner will be announced on Thursday 29th March.
Many thanks for your continued support.
**BRING AND BUY SALE**
Primary 4 and Primary 3/4 are organising a Bring and Buy Sale. Please look out any games, books and toys that you no longer use and hand them in to either class. On the day, children will be invited along to make their purchases.
When: Wednesday 25th April
Yesterday some of our P6 and P7 boys and girls took part in the Renfrewshire Schools Cross Country in Renfrew. Well done to all who took part on such a blustery day. It was great to see our pupils cheering each other on.
Thank you again to our parent helpers for their support.
Getting ready to go:
We’ve done it! Some of us look a lot happier than others!:
Also this week we read “We’re All Wonders” by R.J. Palacio. We learned about how it is good to be different and why we should always be kind to others. We all drew a self-portrait, like there is in the book, and these are now up on our wall display. Also, we identified one thing each that makes us a “wonder” and these have also been included in our display. “The world is big enough for all kinds of people.”
On Friday, P4 released their young trout into a local stream. Accompanied by Louise from the Clyde River Foundation, they walked to the stream and released the fish.
Thank you to the staff and parent helpers who came along to support us.
Please read the minutes from this meeting.
On 26th March we will have an additional Head Teacher for the day.
The children have recently been learning about the world of work. During this time they have researched various jobs and prepared a short speech about a job that they would like to do. On February 23rd they delivered the speech to their class, Their classmates were asked to vote for the talk they found most interesting and engaging.
Here are our class winners:
(Roll your mouse over the pictures to see their job titles)
Today the class winners presented their talk at assembly and pupils were asked to vote for an overall winner.
The overall winner will be Head Teacher for the day on the 26th March and all class winners will have tea with Mrs Mazzoni and Mrs Lawson that afternoon.
The class have been working very hard this week in a number of curricular areas. We have started to learn about our capital letters, continued to learn about money and space, and we also continued to be bucket fillers!
This week we all had a chance to practise writing our capital letters on the SmartBoard and thought about where we use capital letters. Some of the ideas we came up with were: Paisley, Scotland, Earth, at the start of a sentence and at our first and last names. We also played matching games that let us match our lower-case letters to the corresponding upper-case letters, which we did well at.
We updated / finished our Bucket Filling wall display. It is now brighter and it has visuals for us to look at and remember how our class should look, sound and feel like. Miss Payne took our photos which will go up on our wall display to fill the gap and we told her what we do to fill buckets so that she can put that up on our display.
The Citizenship Group, led by Mrs Lawson, are raising money for SCIAF. During Lent, they are selling toast for 10p per slice, during the morning interval on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So far we have had quite a queue and hopefully it will continue like that so that we can raise as much as we can.
P7 have recently taken part in some stitching workshops provided by The Paisley Thread Museum. For 3 weeks in January, Stephen, Maureen and Christine visited the school to teach the children some of the history of cotton in Paisley. The children then took part in a stitching workshop. They created a design on a bobbin shape and used an embroidery hoop and some basic stitches to embroider their design.
Please read our latest newsletter.
Please note that ‘Career Day’ has now been amended to Monday 26th March.
This week in Primary One we were looking at the Human Body and we started our new topic about Space.
At the end of last week we took part in some activities about our skeletons and organs and different parts of these. We got to use organ tunics and play SmartBoard games too.
We also got to learn about our senses. We did activities that let us touch lots of different materials and talk about what these felt like. We used words like: soft, fluffy, bumpy, smooth.
Along with this, we began learning about the different planets in our solar system and we did a cut and stick activity to help us remember the order of these planets.
We got a chance to have a go at writing about what we might see if we were to travel to the moon.
We did lots of work this week in Primary One and filled each others buckets a lot!
Last week, P3/4 made an excellent job of running their lunchtime Tombola from which they raised the grand sum of £184.
Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to everyone who won a prize.
We are holding a planning meeting on Tuesday 20th of February at 5pm at St Peter’s School to put together a plan for improving the playground. We are looking for parent/carers who may want to share ideas, get involved.
Hello, I am Miss Payne and I am currently a 3rd year student at University of the West of Scotland. I will be working within the Primary One classroom for 6 weeks (until March 16th). Each week there will be a blog update about what the class have been doing in my lessons and it will showcase some of their work.
This week, we read “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” This book is all about being kind to others and “filling each others buckets.” In class, each child has their own bucket and they have the chance to have these filled with pompoms whenever they show kindness or some of the “bucket filling” qualities we came up with together, shown below:
The class have also come up with ways they would like their classroom to look, sound and feel like:
The class have responded very well to this book and have all been trying to fill up their buckets by being kind to one another. It has encouraged a positive environment within the classroom. Shown below are the children’s own buckets, as you can see they have all been trying really hard to earn their pompoms!
On Thursday (08.02.18) we will be starting a short sequence of lessons on the Human Body, this will be included in the next post.
Disco Party Night
Come join the fun at our Disco Party night on Thursday 15th February.
P1 to P3 – 6.15 p.m. till 7.15 p.m.
P4 to P7 – 7.30 p.m. till 8.30 p.m.
Cool beats……..Tuck shop……..Glow sticks…….and lots of fun!!
Roll Up ! Roll Up!…..Primary 3/4 will be running a tombola as part of their learning topic, ‘Setting up a business’.
The tombola will run each lunchtime from Monday 5th February to Thursday 8th February.
Tickets can be bought for 20p.
Lots of exciting prizes to be won including:
- Wear your own clothes day
- Extra playtime for your class
- DVD afternoon for your class
- Sit beside a friend for the day
Please read the latest newsletter.
Parents & Families Group – Ladies Night
Ladies…..The St. Peters Primary School Parents & Families Group invite you to what should be an enjoyable night out with friends in March. Get your glad rags on ( heels mandatory!), dance the night away at the Disco and take part in the stand-up bingo. We hope it will be a full house on the night!!
When: Friday 23rd March 2018 – 7.30 p.m. till late
Where: Blackland Mill Bowling Club
How much: Tickets £5 – available to buy from the school office.
Hope to see you there.
Clyde in the Classroom Project
Primary 4 pupils are to be involved in an exciting project to raise brown trout from eggs in a special classroom hatchery. The Clyde in the Classroom project is a Clyde River Foundation initiative that uses the life-cycle of a native Scottish species, the brown trout, to encourage children to engage with nature and develop a positive attitude towards their local environment and its conservation. On Friday 12th January the pupils had a very interesting visit to the Glasgow Science Centre for the project launch.
They are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the eggs and hatchery to their classroom, where they will raise the trout and then release them into the environment before the Easter break.
We will keep you posted on how they are progressing.
Children who reach 5 years of age between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2019 inclusive, should be registered for education in their catchment school on either Wednesday 10th January 2018 or Thursday 11th January 2018. Registration will take place between 1300 hrs – 1500 hrs.
Parents should produce their child’s birth certificate and 2 proofs of address.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.
We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and are looking forward to an amazing year together.
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas Shows.
All the children worked so hard on these and were fantastic for each performance.
Have a look at our Christmas Gallery.
We are proud to present our fantastic Christmas Show.
P1 – P3 will perform the Nativity Story.
P 4- P7 will entertain you with ‘Cinderella‘.
Tuesday 12th December
Wednesday 13th December
Thursday 14th December
Doors open at 1pm with show beginning at 1.30pm.
There will be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and a bottle tombola from the Parent Council.
All of the children in the school had a fantastic week taking part in special Maths Week activities.
Please read the minutes from this meeting.
Well done to the St Peter’s Drama Group and Mrs Maclean for a fantastic drama show. Each performance was amazing!
St Peter’s Primary School Drama Group is proud to present ‘The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan’.
The children in the school will all see this on Tuesday and we look forward to seeing family, friends and the local community on Wednesday and Thursday.
Please read the minutes from the latest meeting.