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P3M Book Talks

As discussed earlier this week, we would like everyone in P3M to give a short talk about their favourite book.

We have started preparing these in class and you should finish your preparation at home.  Perhaps you could ask someone to listen to your talk and give you some feedback.

We would like you to use some of the skills we have been learning during the term when giving your talk and would therefore like you to include the following:

  • a summary of the story covering the beginning, middle and ending.
  • a description of one of the characters from your chosen book.  Think about ‘inside (e.g. kind, helpful) and outside (e.g. brown hair, blue eyes)’ like we have been working on in class.

You should also give the book at rating out of five and explain your reasoning.

Your talk should last no more than two minutes and you should be ready to present your talk to the class from Monday 10 December.

Spelling in P3M

We have begun to have a greater focus on spelling in P3M and, as part of this,  have changed the approach we have been using.

Pupils will be given a list of words to learn and will then practise these, in class, using a range of different activities over a two week period.  Pupils will then complete a dictation to allow them to apply their learning in the context of a written passage rather than as single words.

If you would like to help your child practise their words at home, you can use the following link to view the list on Spelling City. Your child will know which group they are in.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Munro and Mrs Bailey

Spelling City P3M

P5HW learning this week 26.10.18

Today’s reflective week was written together .

Morning Challenges

Our challenges this week have included:

Using coordinates to make pictures of pumpkins, bats and cobwebs.

Using our thinking and reasoning skills to consider whether we would rather live in a hot or cold place.

Maths 

We have been learning how to read and use coordinates.  We practised these skills by following coordinates to make a picture, completing a dot-to-dot and by playing Battleships, which was fun!

In mental maths we have been developing our skills using empty number lines to help with addition.

Literacy 

In writing this week, we have been learning about the features of a letter and developed our skills by writing letters to the staff at Broomlee, thanking them for making our experiences so memorable and fun.

In Literacy Circles we changed groups and started new books.

Languages

In Mandarin we made a booklet about Chinese numbers.  It was lots of fun!  We also wrote a story in our Chinese number book.

Topic – The Rainforest

We have been continuing with our fact files about animals in tropical rainforests.  We drew some of the animals we have researched and used lots of different materials and coloured paper.  Next week we are going to paint them.

Health and Wellbeing

In P.E. we have been developing our rugby skills.  We have been practising throwing and catching and passing along a line.

Have a lovely weekend!

P7M Reflective Friday 12.10.18

This week in P7M we have been learning:

How to convert fractions into decimals and percentages.We have also been developing our skills solving word problems.

In literacy this week we have been learning how to write a recount.We used our trip to Boroughmuir as the subject this week. We have been putting more work into our prospectuses too.

We have been experiencing what high school might be like in our Mixed Up Monday by switching to different classes for French, German and Religious and Moral Education.

In music we performed our soundtracks to different Wallace and Gromit animations using GarageBand and musical instruments.

Have an Awesome October Break!

P7M and Mrs Magill 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

P1 Home Learning Wednesday 14 June

Phonics

Keep practisingtricky words,  recognising sounds, reading and building words using the cards sent home.

Reading

Please refer to your reading record to see the activity you should complete at home each evening.  Remember to keep practising the words on your Word Wall if you have been given one.

Talking and Listening

We have started listening to talks about our favourite books.

Remember; the points that you need to include as a minimum are:

  • The title of the book
  • The name of the author
  • Some information about why it is your favourite book.

We are looking forward to hearing more talks during the rest of this week and next week.

Maths

At home this week complete the following activity from the Home Learning Wall:

Create your own number story.

This can involve either addition or take away.

Have a look around you to help you with your number story.  For example, there were three bees buzzing around a flower.  One of them flew away so two bees were left.

Tell someone at home your number story.  You do not need to write your number story down to bring to school.

 

 

 

 

P1 Home Learning Wednesday 7 June

Phonics

This week we have learning the sounds ‘ng’ as in sing, and ‘nk’ as in bank.  We have been taliking about how we find these sounds at the end of words.  Keep practising recognising sounds, reading and building words using the cards sent home.

Tricky Words

Our new tricky words this week are ‘two’, ‘only’ and ‘over’  Keep on practising these at home.

Reading

Please refer to your reading record to see the activity you should complete at home each evening.  Remember to keep practising the words on your Word Wall if you have been given one.

Talking and Listening

We would like you to prepare a short talk about your favourite book.

The points that you need to include as a minimum are:

  • The title of the book
  • The name of the author
  • Some information about why it is your favourite book.

You may add additional information about the plot and characters if you wish.  Visual aids or props are also optional.

We will begin listening to talks from Wednesday 14 June.

Maths

At home this week complete the following activity from the Home Learning Wall:

Count backwards within the range 1-30 stopping and starting at different numbers.

 

 

 

 

P1 Home Learning Wednesday 31 May

Phonics

This week we have been continuing to revise the digraph sounds previously taught.  Keep practising recognising sounds, reading and building words using the cards sent home.

Tricky Words

We are continually revising the tricky words already taught.  Keep on practising these at home.

Reading

Please refer to your reading record to see the activity you should complete at home each evening.  Remember to keep practising the words on your Word Wall if you have been given one.

Maths

At home this week complete the activity from the Home Learning Wall that says:

Give the number after in the range 1-30 e.g. “What is the number after 17?”

Creating Our Shared Vision For Buckstone Primary

This week, you will be given a sheet to complete with someone at home that will help us to create a shared vision for our school.  You will recognise the words on the sheet from our classroom discussion.  Please return your sheet by Monday 5 June.

 

 

P1 Home Learning Wednesday 31 May

Phonics

This week we have been continuing to revise the digraph sounds previously taught.  Keep practising recognising sounds, reading and building words using the cards sent home.

Tricky Words

We are continually revising the tricky words already taught.  Keep on practising these at home.

Reading

Please refer to your reading record to see the activity you should complete at home each evening.  Remember to keep practising the words on your Word Wall if you have been given one.

Maths

At home this week complete the activity from the Home Learning Wall that says:

Give the number after in the range 1-30 e.g. “What is the number after 17?”

Creating Our Shared Vision For Buckstone Primary

This week, you will be given a sheet to complete with someone at home that will help us to create a shared vision for our school.  You will recognise the words on the sheet from our classroom discussion.  Please return your sheet by Monday 5 June.

Topic

We are continuing with our focus on food produced in Scotland next week and would like, if possible, every pupil to bring a small vegetable (that can be grown in Scotland) to school on Tuesday 6 June.  We will be making soup using the vegetables and plan to let everyone taste the finished product.  We will assume that it is OK for everyone to taste the soup unless we hear otherwise (or, of course, if anyone has allergies that are known to us).  We plan to use oil to soften the onions and will only be adding the vegetables, water and some seasoning (we will not be using a stock cube or adding any lentils or milk).

 

 

P1D Home Learning Wednesday 24 May

Phonics

This week we have been revising the digraph sounds previously taught  Keep practising recognising sounds, reading and building words using the cards sent home.

Tricky Words

We are continually revising the tricky words already taught.  Keep on practising these at home.

Reading

Please refer to your reading record to see the activity you should complete at home each evening.  Remember to keep practising the words on your Word Wall if you have been given one.

Maths

We have been working on developing our general numeracy skills and you have been given a new Numeracy Wall to take home this week.  Complete the activity that asks you to practise making groups of items (e.g. give 4 teddies 2 toys each).

 

 

P1 Home Learning Wednesday 24 May

Phonics

This week we have been revising the digraph sounds previously taught  Keep practising recognising sounds, reading and building words using the cards sent home.

Tricky Words

We are continually revising the tricky words already taught.  Keep on practising these at home.

Reading

Please refer to your reading record to see the activity you should complete at home each evening.  Remember to keep practising the words on your Word Wall if you have been given one.

Maths

We have been working on developing our general numeracy skills and you have been given a new Numeracy Wall to take home this week.  Complete the activity that asks you to practise making groups of items (e.g. give 4 teddies 2 toys each).

Topic

We have been learning all about Katie Morag and life on a Scottish island.  When you are out and about at a local shop or a supermarket, pick at least three different items of food and discuss where each item came from and whether it would be possible to produce a similar item in Scotland.  Could the item be produced on a Scottish island?