Buckstone Primary School, P1 Master Minds - Mrs Bailey & Mrs Munro

P1M Reflective Friday 13.1.23

Hello everyone, this is what we have been learning this week:


In our groups we have been learning to identify numbers as dot patterns, count a number of movements or sounds, saying the number word before and after a number, counting items in two rows.


This week we introduced the sounds w and j. We thought of words beginning with those sounds and learned songs and actions to help us remember them. In small groups we used magnetic letters to try to blend sounds together to read and build words.

Please cut out the flashcards your child has brought home today and use them to help your child to recognise the sounds and build words.

We are revising the Block 1 tricky words in class. These words can be quite challenging for the children to remember. Please continue to help your child to revise recognition and spelling of these words using the -look, say, cover, write check strategy.

We have started a weekly dictation where the children have to write down a given sound or  words into a jotter.

This week we started looking at reading books in class. As well as discussing the story and thinking about what might happen, we tried to read some of the words, counted the words on each page and looked for any tricky words we might recognise.


We had a visit from Isla Ross who spoke to the class about friendships, being kind and about how we are all different.

We listened really well to the story and were able to show our understanding with the answers we gave to Isla’s questions.


As part of our focus on Scotland we were learning about Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We looked at some of his designs and created our own versions for a display.


As part of our focus on Scotland we began to learn about Scottish country dancing. We clapped and skipped in time to the music and began to learn the basics of the Gay Gordons dance.

Some examples of learning through play taking place this week:


Next week Loose Parts will take place on Thursday 19.1.23. Please dress your child in appropriate clothing.


Thank you very much  for donating socks, underwear and tissues, it is very much appreciated.

Enjoy the weekend everyone.