The Week Ahead – 9th May 2016


What a beautiful start to the week! Here’s hoping the sun is still shining for our Sports Day on Friday…

Today marks the start of Health Week at Udston Primary. As you already know,  Health and Wellbeing is firmly embedded in daily school life at Udston and having happy, healthy pupils is of paramount importance to all staff. Whilst pupils are continually experiencing new learning in Health & Wellbeing throughout the year, this special week gives pupils and staff the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of Health & Wellbeing in class.


UWS are back in this morning to take measurements for P1 & P2 participants

P5 Youth Music Initiative Programme in school

Mandarin teacher in today for P4/5

P6 & 7 Netball Club on after school today

Parent Council Meeting at 6.30pm


UWS are back in this morning to take measurements for P3 participants

Megaball Sessions being delivered to all classes by Active Schools today


UWS are back in this morning to take measurements for P4 participants

Get Fit in the Morning Sessions delivered by P7 Sport Leaders begin today at 8.30am

Olivia Drama Club on after school until 5pm


UWS are back in this morning to take measurements for P5-7 participants

P2 Kerbcraft on this morning

Home School Partnership Training on today for parents/carers 9.15-12.00

Boys’ Football Tournament from 12.00 at Jock Stein


Sports Day – 9.15am at Jock Stein Pitch – if you have volunteered to help at Sports Day, please report to the School Office just after 9am drop-off. Children can come to school wearing their suitable sports clothes and trainers. Remember to bring a bottle of water and a healthy snack too!

Weekly Assembly in the afternoon

Next Week is Walk to School Week – more information to follow shortly.

The Week Ahead – 18th May 2015


This week is Walk to School Week. Please encourage your child to travel to school actively despite the unpredictable weather we are experiencing at the moment!

Front Gate Arrangements

As you may already be aware, Morgan Sindall are carrying out essential work at the Lunch Hall side of the playground therefore we have no access to this section for the foreseeable future. Children entering the school via the Front Gate are being directed to walk down the path beside the school Car Park and enter the playground via the Bike Shed gate. Owing to the high volume of parents using the school Car Park in the morning, we have no alternative but to close the Car Park entrance gates to ensure the safety of our pupils. For this reason, the gates will be closed to public traffic from 8.30am (out of school care minibuses and the West Craigs’ bus being the exceptions). You may decide that the MUGA Gate is a better option for you during this period. Thank you for your understanding.

Health Week

We had another successful Health Week  and were delighted to hear the positive feedback from our pupil evaluations! A huge thank you to our parental volunteers from Scottish Water and Block 9 Fitness who came in to work with the children. A big thank you also to Fire Service Scotland and Rockstar Cheer Dance who also volunteered their time during the week. Thank you to everyone who has handed in their forms and sponsor money from Monday’s Space Hop (can we ask anyone still to hand theirs in to do so by tomorrow!). Photographs from Health Week will be added to the website soon (we are also in this week’s edition of the Hamilton Advertiser!).

This week at Udston…


UGT Auditions taking place in classes today (please bring your music!)

Health & Wellbeing Committee Cooking Club (3.00-4.00)

Homework Club is now finished for this session.


UGT Auditions taking place in classes today (please bring your music!)

Healthy tuck-shop on today (please click here to see what’s on offer!)

Primary 5-7 Girls’ Football Club (3.00-4.00)

Primary 5-7 Badminton Club (3.00-4.00)


Second round of UGT Auditions taking place on the stage today (please bring your music!)

Primary 4-7 School Show Club (3.00-4.30)

Primary 4 Fun Fitness Club (3.00-4.00)


Sports Day at the Jock Stein Centre from 9.15 (weather permitting – will keep you updated!)

Primary 7’s educational visit to Hamilton Town House (12.30)

Primary 6/7 Netball Club (3.00-4.00)

Primary 5-7 Boys’ Football Club (3.00-4.00)


School closed for May Holiday and re-opens on Tuesday 26th May.

Fire Safety Visit

During Health Week each class received a Fire Safety talk. Part of this talk focused on the importance of having a working smoke alarm in your home.  The Fire and Rescue Service provide a free Home Fire Safety Visit and they will fit a smoke alarm for you.

To book a free visit

Text ‘fire’ to 61611                                                                                                          call 0800 0731 999                                                                                                          visit

Please keep yourself and your family safe.

The Week Ahead – 11th May


Health Week

It is an action-packed Health Week at Udston Primary this week! This week all children have a Health Week Homework Task to complete with their parents/carers – letters will be sent home with pupils today explaining what is involved. An electronic copy of the letter and accompanying template sheet are also available on the Pupil Area section of our website. There you will also find a P1-3 and P4-7 Health Quiz, please encourage your child to complete this task and bring their answers into school by Friday – there are a few prizes up for grabs! Thank you for supporting our Health Week, we hope the children enjoy it.


Sponsored Space Hop for School Funds (all day)

Health & Wellbeing Committee Cooking Club (3.00-4.00)

Primary 6 Homework Club (3-4pm)


New Healthy Tuck-Shop is open today, please click here to see what is on offer this week!

Primary 5-7 Cheerleading sessions in the afternoon (please bring PE Kit)

Primary 1 Jenny & the Bear session (afternoon)

Primary 5-7 Badminton Club (3-4pm)

Primary 5-7 Girls’ Football Club (3-4pm)


Primary 1-3 visit from Fire Safety Officers (9.30am)

Primary 4-7 visit from Fire Safety Officers (11am)

Junior Kicks taster sessions for P1-7 (afternoon)

School Show Club (3-4.30pm)

Primary 4 Fun Fitness Club (3-4pm)


Rotational Health Activities all day (children will move around different classes and take part in a range of health activities).

P7 pupils P.E. Transition visit to Calderside Academy -PE Kit required (10.15-12.30pm)

Primary 6/7 Netball Club (3-3.45pm this week)

Primary 5-7 Boys’ Football Club (3-4pm)


Sponsored Space Hop forms and money to be handed in today please!

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day – cooking activities going on today.

Weekly Assembly – visit from Scottish Water

Sports Day – change of date!

pT58gXBgcOwing to a change of timetable during Health Week, our Sports Day will now be held on the morning of Thursday 21st May from approximately 9.15am at the Jock Stein Centre Pitches. Parents and carers are welcome to come to this event to watch and cheer on the children. Fingers crossed the sun is still shining by then!

If any parents or carers are available to help at Sports Day, please contact the school.

Also, if any parents or carers have health-related careers and feel they could contribute to our Health Week (11th-15th May) please contact Mrs Turnbull at the school.

Many thanks!