Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday – P1W – 23/05/2022

Hello and Happy Friday! We have had a great week celebrating Health week. It was great to see so many parents at Sports Day cheering everyone on! The children all did such a great job and worked really hard.

This week we….

Learned about the SHANARRI wheel and what each letter stands for. We discussed how we can ensure that we are being safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respectful, inclusive and responsible . We all contributed to a great new wall display.

Learned about plant vs animal foods. We also planted tomatoes so we can experience growing and tasting our own food.

Discussed which foods are safe to eat and which are not safe to eat.

Practised for and took part in Sports Day! It was lovely to see so many of you cheering your children on!

Danced our socks off during a fantastic dance lesson with Simon Says. The children all took a flier home with more information about this as an extra curricular activity.

Thought about, and wrote about what makes us feel like we belong at Buckstone Primary School. Here is our fantastic wall display. The children came up with some great ideas such as our school uniform , our friends and all the different adults who help us while we are at school.

Enjoyed a food tasting session. We tasted lots of fruits including blackberries, mango and pineapples . Lots of us were adventurous and tried new foods.

Scooted around the Playground showing off our scooting skills.

Enjoyed playing some playground games hosted by our friends in Primary 6.

Participated in a whole school keep fit session!

We also enjoyed doing some writing about Sports Day this week.


Independent learning

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Please do get in touch via the office or catch me at the door if you have any questions or concerns.

Many Thanks

Miss Wyatt

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1 CD Reflective Friday 20.05.22

What a super week we had!

Health week has been fantastic! We would like to thank Mrs Conlin for all her work organising all the activities for us.

On Monday we started with Simon Says Dance. We had a fantastic time and all children joined in and loved it.

We also had games with P6 M. It was raining but this didn’t stop us!

On Tuesday Mrs Murray came to talk to us about the importance of handwashing and how to do it properly.

We did lovely pictures of us with our Buckstone Uniform.

Wednesday…Sports Day!

What a great day we had. It was lovely to see all children joining in and parents cheering! They all tried their best.

In the afternoon we did fruit tasting and the scootathon.

On Thursday we learned about helmet safety and keeping safe ( medicines and harmful substances). We did a yoga session.

Our writing theme was Sports Day.

Independent Learning

Throughout the week we have discussed the Wellbeing indicators: Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included.

Let’s talk about learning..

  • Please ask me how a helmet should fit me to keep me safe?
  • Please ask me about the fruits I tried at school.
  • Please ask me what I enjoyed best at Health week.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

Boxes boxes boxes….

Our STEM area is as popular as ever, so we would like to renew our request for supplies of clean recycling. Thank you for all the donations so far, but please keep it coming

Why do we need them ?

‘Junk’ modelling helps to develop
children’s imagination and creative abilities while challenging
them to explore, investigate and problem solve as they
bring their plans and ideas to life.
Children can work on their own or co-operate with
others, learning to negotiate and share ideas. When
they create something new it can give their confidence
and self-esteem a big boost. They can also consider
how their plans have worked out as they think about
what they might have done differently or how they might
improve their model, but remember, it is the process of
creating that is important rather than the end product
.

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 13.5.22

Looking ahead to next week.

Next week is health week in school. There are several activities organised for the class, some of which involve having visitors in school! We are all very excited about sharing sports day with you. Please come dressed in activewear every day next week.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

School meals

We have noticed a number of pupils not eating much, if anything, of their school dinner despite encouragement from the dinner hall supervisors. Please have a conversation with your child about meal choices in case a packed lunch from home might be a better option. We don’t want anyone to be hungry in the afternoons.

Talk about learning

1. Ask me what my ‘not-a-stick’ was

2 .Ask me how I measured my playdough snake.

3. Ask me what I was doing in loose parts learning.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs sm and sn

We used our sense of smell, looked at our smiles, and cut out snakes.

In handwriting we practised the letters s and m on new smaller lines.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was the story “Not a stick” We walked to the woods and found sticks. We used our imagination to think of an alternative use for it.

Letter to the Queen

We posted the letters to the queen which we had written last week. We hope she likes them.

Numeracy and maths

This week we introduced reading ‘half past’ times on an analogue clock.

We also learned about measuring in non standard units, and using comparative language such

Risky Play

Through risky play children learn how to judge risks and their consequences. They can learn what is safe to try and what might not work out and they can learn how to apply these assessments to a range of different situations. Children who engage in risky play are actually less likely to become injured because they are more adept at observing their surroundings and making good decisions.

Loose parts learning

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –
Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

P1W Reflective Friday – 13/05/2022

Hello and happy Friday! Please discuss with your child what they have been learning and what skills they are developing as they play. The STEM area continues to be popular. Thank – you so much for all the donations and please keep them coming!

Sounds and Tricky Words –

Our new sounds this week are sm and sn. We enjoyed painting smiles, creating snakes, sniffing a variety of smells and finding some snails. Our tricky words this week are so and very.

Sniffing different smells!

Writing –

Our writing prompt this week was “ It’s not a stick.” We read “It’s not a stick” and then took a walk to the woods where we each chose a stick. We then role played what our stick could be. There were lots of wonderful ideas. Lots of us are becoming increasingly independent and using our knowledge of tricky words and phonetic knowledge to write some great pieces.

Handwriting –

In handwriting this week we focused on correctly forming the s and m letter shapes, We also practiced writing some words linked to our sounds and tricky words including snap, smell, so and very.

Reading –

Mon – Thursday in school we will introduce a new title and any new vocabulary in the book. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we will be developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

On Thursday the children will bring their book home to showcase their learning. Please enjoy sharing the book with your child and encourage their successes. It may appear that the book is ‘too easy’, but please be mindful of the fact that they are sharing a familiar text. If you wish to give them a challenge, try reading the book from back to front starting with the final word of the final sentence. This makes no sense at all, but the children enjoy this activity and it allows them to read the words without the context of meaning or memory.

Please return the title to school on Monday.

We would ask that you avoid the temptation to buy Oxford Reading tree texts for home use as this can have an impact on the children’s learning activities in class – e.g., it is tricky to predict the outcome of the story if they have already read it at home. Thank you for your support in this.

Other ways to support reading development at home

· reading books of their own choice

· Vocabulary.

· Print Awareness. … print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc

· Narrative Skills. … retelling familiar stories in their own words

· Letter Knowledge. … recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts

· Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc

· Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words – check the blog for our home learning sheet which will be posted most weeks.

Numeracy and Maths –

In Maths this week we continued with our focus on time. We recapped telling the time using an analogue clock and introduced telling the time using a digital clock . We focused on o’clock and some of us had an extra challenge of using half past. We are focusing on developing the terminology of the minute and the hour hand.

We also started looking at measure through estimating and measuring the length and height of everyday objects using non side -standard units of measures. We have also been focusing on using the terminology of length such as longer , shorter, taller, smaller etc.

Other curricular areas:

  • We enjoyed working on preparing for our Sports Day during PE this week. We have been focusing on running, the egg and spoon race and the sack race.
  • We really enjoyed our Loose Parts session especially as we are now able to do it with P1CD. It has been lovely to see the children being able to see the children getting to make some new friends.
  • We have been learning about gender equalities this week discussing common stereotypes about boys and girls. We read a story called ‘ Pink is for Boys.’
  • In Outdoor Learning this week we drew and measured some lines in the playground . We worked in pairs and used our hands and feet to measure our lines. Some of us found other objects around our playground to measure.
  • We enjoyed a trip to the woods with P1CD on Wednesday. We found and measured lots of sticks and also found a stick for our writing.

Ideas for supporting learning at home.

  • This is a fun time game we have been playing in class to practice time in class. https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/time/clock-splat-game/
  • Use the blue sound cards to practice sounds and build CVC words.
  • Ask your child to find clocks around the house? Are they analogue or digital?
  • Ask your child to use everyday items such as paper clips, their hands and feet to measure items around the house or when out and about.
  • Ask your child to show of their sports day skills.

Important information:

  • Next week is Health Week. Wednesday is Sports Day with P.1’s slot is between 9 and 10. You are very welcome to come and watch your child take part!
  • Please come dressed in activewear every day next week.
  • A number of children are bringing small toys from home. It would be much appreciated if this was discouraged as it can distract them from the learning opportunities in the classroom and can also cause upset if the toys get lost or broken. Many thanks for your support in this.
  • Remember to return your child’s reading book on Monday. Your child needs to bring the purple folder in order to take the reading book home.
  • Please, if you can, continue to provide junk for our STEM area. Thank – you to everyone who has provided some so far.

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send any questions or concerns via the office admin or if you are happy catch me at the door at the beginning or end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Miss Wyatt

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1 CD Reflective Friday 6.05.22

We hope you all had a nice long weekend.

It has been a short week at school however we have been busy with our learning.

Independent Learning

Numeracy and Maths

This week we have started to learn reading analogue and digital o’clock times (12 hour only) and to represent this on clock face.

You could use this online game at home:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Literacy

Our focus this week has been our individual talks about Our Favourite place to the rest of the class.

Look at one of our super stars!

We have written a letter to the Queen to invite her to our party in June. We hope she can make it!

Other Areas

RME

We have learned about Eid. Mrs Ahmed virtually visited us and she explained what is Eid and how they celebrate it. Thank you very much Mrs Ahmed! Eid Mubarak!

PE We have continue to learn to do different rolls.

Outdoor Learning

WE have been practising our tricky words.

Let’s talk about our learning

A good way to have conversations with your child about what they have learned at school during this week is using these prompts:

  1. Can you tell something that you have learned about Eid?
  2. Can you tell me about your letter to The Queen?
  3. Can you find any clocks around the house? Are they analogue or digital?
  4. Can you tell me which area did you choose for your independent learning?

Other information

  • Class photo on Wednesday 11th May.
  • Learning Targets have been uploaded on your child’s e- learning journal and the evidence of this term learning will be sent home today on their purple folder.
  • Loose parts dates for this term: Thursday 12th May, Thursday 9th June, Friday 17th June and Wednesday , 22nd June.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

P1W – Reflective Friday – 29/04/2022

Hello and Welcome back! It has been lovely hearing about the children’s holiday fun and seeing them enjoying being back at school.

Looking ahead to next week.

As part of our focus on talking and listening skills, we would like the children to prepare a short talk to present to the class next week. The subject is ‘My favourite place’ This can be anywhere of their choosing, from something as simple as their bedroom or back garden, or further afield such as the swimming pool or a holiday destination.

The success criteria for the talk are as follows

  • Be prepared
  • Speak clearly
  • Say where your favourite place is
  • Describe it in a few words
  • Say why you like this place.

Optional – bring a drawing of your chosen place, or bring one photograph or souvenir to show. (Please no powerpoints or scrapbooks as the target is development of the children’s talking and listening. Thanks)

N.B We will not be sending reading books home on Thursday

A rocket!

Sounds and Tricky Words –

This week we have recapped all the sounds and tricky words we have covered so far. The ‘tricky’ spelling words and sounds are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page .

Writing –

Our writing prompt this week was “ Dear Alien.” We read several stories about aliens over the week and then wrote a letter telling the alien about our life on Earth and asking them some questions about life as an alien Lots of us are becoming increasingly independent and using our knowledge of tricky words and phonetic knowledge to write some great pieces.

Handwriting –

In handwriting this week we focused on correctly forming the s letter shape.

Reading –

Mon – Thursday in school we will introduce a new title and any new vocabulary in the book. Alongside the simple reading of the written word, we will be developing the children’s reading comprehension skills, exploring the cognitive strategies of activating, inferring, monitoring/clarifying, questioning, searching/selecting, summarizing, and visualising.

On Thursday the children will bring their book home to showcase their learning. Please enjoy sharing the book with your child and encourage their successes. It may appear that the book is ‘too easy’, but please be mindful of the fact that they are sharing a familiar text. If you wish to give them a challenge, try reading the book from back to front starting with the final word of the final sentence. This makes no sense at all, but the children enjoy this activity and it allows them to read the words without the context of meaning or memory.

Please return the title to school on Monday.

We would ask that you avoid the temptation to buy Oxford Reading tree texts for home use as this can have an impact on the children’s learning activities in class – e.g., it is tricky to predict the outcome of the story if they have already read it at home. Thank you for your support in this.

Other ways to support reading development at home

· reading books of their own choice

· Vocabulary.

· Print Awareness. … print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc

· Narrative Skills. … retelling familiar stories in their own words

· Letter Knowledge. … recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts

· Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc

· Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words – check the blog for our home learning sheet which will be posted most weeks.

Numeracy and Maths –

In Maths this week we continued with our SEAL programme.

This included:

Challenge:

  • building visible arrays
  • numeral identification to 100
  • counting the number of jumps forwards and backwards to 100.

Core:

  • Number sequences forwards and backwards to 30.
  • Numeral recognition to 30.
  • Describing equal shares
  • Partitioning to 10.
  • Counting items in two screened collections
  • Number before and after up 30.
  • Number before and after up 10.
  • Organising equal groups
  • Counting items in two collections
  • Making auditory patterns to match spatial patterns.
  • Using finger patterns to keep track of temporal sequences of sound.
  • Copying and counting arhymical sequences and sounds.

Other curricular areas:

  • We enjoyed working on our co-ordination and balance skills in Indoor PE. We focused on different balances, different types of jumping and on how to safely do a forward roll.
  • In Outdoor PE we played a variety of games to develop our spatial awareness, listening and teamwork skills.
  • We really enjoyed our Loose Parts session especially as we are now able to do it with P1CD. It has been lovely to see the children being able to see the children getting to make some new friends.
  • This week we started our new Space topic.
    • We visited several different planets and found out about life on them.
    • As part of this we enjoyed creating some constellation space art. Have a look below to see some photos of the wonderful work children created! We also used sand and paint to make pictures of various planets.
    • We enjoyed doing some space themed drama – we pretended to be astronauts and travelled to space. We then explored the moon to find interesting space objects. The children showed great imagination finding moon rocks, space treasure and shooting stars!
  • We have been really enjoying our new café area in the classroom. The children have been doing some great role playing and developing new vocabulary.
  • During Outdoor Learning we enjoyed going outside to see what we could spot in the sky and thinking about how the sun, moon and stars link to the patterns of daily life.
  • We have been really enjoying having the big bricks back and it has been wonderful to see the children coming up with come really complex and inventive structures.

Ideas for supporting learning at home.

  • Look around the environment to see if you can see the numerals (buses/ cars). Etc
  • Use the blue sound cards to practice sounds and build CVC words.
  • Practice writing your tricky words. You could use a variety of materials to do this such as paint, foam and plasticine.
  • Show of your new forward roll skills.  
  • Please help your child to put their coat, shoes independently. You could start to practise how to do zips and buttons as a challenge.

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send any questions or concerns via the office admin or if you are happy catch me at the door at the beginning or end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy the extra few days off!

Miss Wyatt

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 29.4.22

Looking ahead to next week.

As part of our focus on talking and listening skills, we would like the children to prepare a short talk to present to the class next week. The subject is ‘My favourite place’ This can be anywhere of their choosing, from something as simple as their bedroom or back garden, or further afield such as the swimming pool or a holiday destination.

The success criteria for the talk are as follows

  • Be prepared
  • Speak clearly
  • Say where your favourite place is
  • Describe it in a few words
  • Say why you like this place.

Optional – bring a drawing of your chosen place, or bring one photograph or souvenir to show. (Please no powerpoints or scrapbooks as the target is development of the children’s talking and listening. Thanks)

N.B We will not be sending reading books home on Thursday

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraph sk

We made skeleton pictures, tried out a skateboard and practised skipping in PE

In handwriting we practised the letters c and l

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was “At Easter”

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –

Numeracy and maths

This week we talked about different times of the day – using vocabulary of Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Night. We also learned to name the days of the week in order and discussed the fact that this goes in a cycle so we can start on any day. We tried naming the day before or after a given day – some of us found this very tricky so please help reinforce this learning at home.

Woodwork skills

PE

In outdoor PE we practised jumping skills in the sandpit.

In indoor PE we tried different types of skipping.

Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1

Welcome Back!

It has been lovely to hear the children’s news after the holidays. Just a message to let you know that on Friday (29/04) this week we will have an outdoor loose parts session. The forecast looks nice, but we would ask that the children dress appropriately for messy play.

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

Welcome back

It is lovely to see everyone looking refreshed after the holiday. Just a quick note to let you know that on Friday this week we will have an outdoor loose parts session. The forecast looks nice, but we would ask that the children dress appropriately for messy play.

Thanks