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

P1M Reflective Friday 17.3.23

Hello everyone,


We are continuing to learn about money. We have

This week we have been learning:

 been recognising British coins up to £2 and adding coins to give a total up to 10p. Some of us have managed to add bigger amounts of money. We have been drawing round coins and adding up the total. We have also completed individual assessments on money and counting.


Have a look at the coins you have around the house and help your child to identify them. Many children find 20p and 50p difficult to identify. It can also be confusing when older versions of coins have a different design. Practise making different amounts using a variety of coins. Challenge- Can you make the same total using different coins?


This week we introduced the sound wh. We thought of words starting with this sound and practised reading and writing these words. Our tricky words this week were we and be.

This week’s dictation practised the sounds we have been learning over the last few weeks.

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

Our writing prompt this week was – When I go I the car I………………………………………

We were learning to recognise and write the capital letters: P Q R S T U

We are learning about the author Julia Donaldson and reading some of her books in class. Thank you to everyone who has brought in Julie Donaldson books for us to share.


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

Please continue to practise the words on the reading vocabulary card,  a few words at a time and share the reading book your child has brought home.


We have been using our bodies to make different shapes and rolls. We have been balancing, jumping, and landing  using benches. We played fitness games to warm up and make our hearts beat faster.


We have been learning to say good morning, how are you? in French and we have started to learn the words for numbers to 10. We also revised the colour words we know.

Rouge – red

Blanc- white

Noir – black

Bleu- blue

Vert- green

Jaune- yellow


We enjoyed playing with our friends across the stage at Loose Parts on Friday. Our next day for Loose Parts is Thursday 23 March.

We were lucky enough to be the very first audience at the P2 show. We learned a lot about Scotland and enjoyed watching our friends acting, singing, and speaking.

Some examples of the children’s learning through play from this week.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.