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

P1M Reflective Friday 10.2.23

Dear parents,

unfortunately, due to technical issues with WordPress, we are unable to share any photos this week.

This week we have been learning:


 We talked about surveys and asked each other questions about our favourite play areas in the classroom. We used tally marks to record this information. We discussed what we had found out and how we could show this data. We then used our results to create individual pictograms. We plan to find out what else pupils would like to play with and create a class pictogram.


This week we introduced the sound oo. We thought of words containing this sound and matched words to pictures, writing some words ourselves.

This week’s dictation included the tricky words we have been revising this week: was, put, his. We also included some words which had the oo sound in them.

We use Pink for Think and Green for Great to reflect on our learning.

Independent writing this week was about the moon

 and what we think about when we look at it.


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. This week we focused on put, was, his.

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time.


Can you learn to tie your shoes over the holiday? The Kidsplainer will show you how!


We entered last week’s birdwatch data online together and discussed what we can do to encourage more birds to the playground. We talked about the other types of birds on our survey sheets and thought of words to describe them.


We played running games and team games to improve our fitness and to have fun. We performed the Highland dance steps we had been practising.


We watched a PowerPoint which showed the many inventions created by Scottish people. We talked about the inventions we thought were the most important, but it was very difficult to decide! In our groups we discussed what we had found out about Scotland and drew pictures to show our learning.


We have been learning to say good morning, how are you? in French and we have started to learn the words for six colours:

Rouge – red

Blanc- white

Noir – black

Bleu- blue

Vert- green

Jaune- yellow

We hope that you all have a very enjoyable February holiday.