Buckstone Primary School

P6M Bonaly 22

School-News

School-News

## Buckstone’s Pumpkin Trail

Happy Halloween!

What a spooky (but amazing!) sight at school today! Here are some photos from today’s Pumpkin Trail! I’m sure you will agree- they are all fantastic!

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## P5M – What we have been learning this week 30.10.20

Happy Halloween!

Literacy

In literacy this week we have been further developing our descriptive writing skills. We loved using all the writing skills we have been learning to describe ‘The Witch’ from the film Witches. We worked in pairs to create mind maps with good descriptive ‘WOW’ words about her appearance, her smell, her voice and her personality. We then used this to write fantastic descriptive paragraphs.

In reading we looked at a passage telling us all about the history of Halloween. We focused on picking out key information to answer questions about the passage. We also practised highlighting key information and taking notes in our own words. We used mind maps and bullet points to do this.

We spent time this week learning our new spelling rule of adding the suffix’s full and less to a root word. For example, care + less = careless and power + full = powerful.

Things to do at home –

See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Try summarising the main events of what you read to someone at home, focusing on key events

Think about how the characters are described in your reading books (school or personal). Can you picture them in your head? What good wow words and phrases did the author use to describe them?

Please see spelling document posted on Monday

Maths and Numeracy

This week in numeracy we have been focusing on using a chimney sum for subtraction up to 3-digits with exchanging. We have been practising this all throughout the week and will continue to work on this next week. We also used all our maths skills that we have been practising to solve the problem of the missing pumpkins.

We learned how to calculate the area of squares and rectangles using: area = length x breadth.

Things to do at home –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

Practise subtracting one number from another both in your head and using the chimney sum strategy

Other curricular areas

• In our Free the Forest topic this week we have been discussing what deforestation is and the different reasons for it happening, such as; logging, commercial farming, subsidence farming and road building
• P5M enjoyed making 3D pumpkins and going on our pumpkin trail around the school

Have a great weekend!

Miss Mangan

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## P5M – This week’s spelling words 27.10.20

Hello everyone,

Hope you had a lovely October week.

Here is this week’s spelling words.

Have a good week,

Miss Martin

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## P5M – What we have been learning this week – 16.10.20

Hello!

Happy Friday!

We have had a great week this week…

Literacy

In Spelling, we focused on our rule ‘ly’. We know that this is a suffix and usually appears in adverbs, for example, slowly, quickly and silently. We are trying to remember that an adverb describes the verb. Please see our spelling words and activities to do at home from our post on Wednesday.

In Reading, we were learning how to take notes. We know we should try to find the key information and then write this in our words but not in sentences. We showed our notes through bullet points and mindmaps. Some of us then tried to create a factfile using our notes. We also were thinking about the context of a passage and using this to find missing words. We had to ensure we understood the text before choosing a word.

In Writing, this week we have been further developing our descriptive writing skills. We practised using a variety of descriptive words to help us and we worked on ‘characterisation’. We focused on thinking about good descriptive words and phrases to help create a clear picture of our chosen character from a book.

Activities to do at home:

• Try to take notes on whilst watching something at home(for example, Newsround or even a documentary)
• See our spelling document
• See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Try summarising the main events of what you read to someone at home, focusing on key events
• Think about how the characters are described in your reading books (school or personal). Can you picture them in your head? What good wow words and phrases did the author use to describe them?

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have been consolidating our learning on 3D objects. We did well at remembering the names and properties of different 3D objects. We know we should describe them using language such as vertices (corners), faces and edges. Ask us what they mean if you don’t know!

In Numeracy we have been focusing on using a chimney for subtraction up to 3-digits. This week we introduced exchanging. We have been practising this all throughout the week and will continue to work on this next week.

Activities to do at home:

• Create a poster showing your learning about 3D objects

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

Practise subtracting one number from another both in your head and using the chimney sum strategy

Other areas of the curriculum

French – We were learning how to count (up to 30) in French. We enjoyed playing a game to practise our counting.

In our Free the Forest topic this week we have been discussing the resources that humans use from the rainforest. For example, wood for benches, tables, doors, medicine and palm oil for chocolate, shampoo and bodywash. We discussed the impact that this is having on orangutans

We hope you have a super holiday and look forward to seeing the children back on Tuesday 27th October.

Miss Martin and Miss Mangan

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## P5M – This week’s spelling words

Good afternoon,

Apologises for the delay in this week’s words..

Have a lovely day,

Miss Martin

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## P5M – What we have been learning this week 09.10.20

Good afternoon – Happy Friday!

This week has been busy! Have a look at what we have been up to…

Maths

In Numeracy this week we have been focusing on using the chimney sum for written subtraction. We started off working with 2-digit numbers and really pushed ourselves on to 3-digit numbers. We also used our outdoor learning time to play some maths games focusing on problem solving strategies.

Activities to do at home:

Teach someone at home how to do a chimney sum

Literacy

This week P5M have been focusing on developing our reading skills. We used our noting skills to bullet point the main events in our reading books and then using this to write a sort summary. We also spent some time working in pairs answering different questions about a text to develop our comprehension.

Please see the document posted on Monday for the spelling rule and for activities to do at home.

Activities to do at home: