This week we have had a super busy time performing our Nativity and singing Christmas Carols, We really enjoyed performing to the school as well as our invited adults – thank you to everyone involved for all their help and support!
We have continued to focus on reading skills in class…….and even enjoyed a Spanish story all about Christmas!
In our ‘Learn Through Play’ focus we have been exploring lots of different skills in lots of fun ways: we have been doing Christmas arts and crafts, word searches, colour by number, dot-to-dot, writing letters to Santa, designing and writing Christmas cards, cutting and sticking activities and spelling activities!
Learning Stories and E-journal comments will be published today! Please leave a comment for your child about their amazing learning!
P2 -Please return Learning Stories to school on Monday 16th Dec 2019
Thanks again for all your continued help and support,
On the 10th of December we are selling de-stress balls in the top area. All the de-stress balls are 50p or a pound so no need to bring in a five pound note. There will be a DIY stall for people to draw their own faces on the squishies. There are the colours pink, gold, blue, yellow, purple, green and orange to choose from. Our squishies are made by filling a balloon with flour or rice. We also recommend not to squish them too hard otherwise they may burst, however, none of ours have burst yet. All the money will be going to our class charity and a P7 trip.
From Maya, Ella, Carla, Holly and Eve A.K.A. squishie squad
All of your favourite footy challenges in one place
At Buckstone primary school on the 10th of December 2019 .
Come for a raffle, keepy uppies challenge and abeat the keeper against Buckstone’s best keeper and nothing over a pound.
Winner of the raffle wins a mitre imperil plus ball!
Thank you to those who have returned the Learning Story folder with a comment in the “Parent Comment” box. There is no obligation to comment, but should you chose not to, please sign the box so that we know the Learning Story folder has been shared and discussed and not just had a holiday in a schoolbag !
A massive well done to all who took part in the sleep out last night. We have raised the following total at time of going to press-
Total raised so far£2,288.00
Total plus Gift Aid: £2,771.25
Raised offline: £0.00
We want to push on to the £3000 mark, so helping homeless people and raising awareness of their plight.
See blogs below which were created by pupils-
Social bite wee sleepout
Social bite are a charity who help raise awareness for homelessness.p6 have done a sleepout in the gym hall it happened on Thursday 5th December .In the morning we were very tired!!! if you would like to donate it would be great. If you wouldn’t like to donate please pass the message on. here is the website for donating click here to donate ! social bite came to our sleepover and talked to us about homelessness and she handed out badges and balloons !!! it was a great night !!
To support the charity of social bite wee did a wee sleep out so with out further a do Welcome to Buckstone primary’s wee sleep out. This is a hyperlink to the donation page for Social Bite to help end homelessness.
We have had a busy week this week in Primary 1 and we are all getting really excited for Christmas. We had a visit in class from an elf from the North Pole.. he hid in Mrs De Bonrostro’s cupboard and also tried to eat our advent calendar chocolate!
We have been learning:
Single sounds of the alphabet: this week we have focused on qu, x, y and z.
Tricky words: want and saw.
We have all enjoyed watching Geraldine the Giraffe to help us learn our sounds – we find Geraldine really funny. You can find these clips on Youtube.
We have worked really hard on our reading book and are getting really good at predicting what is going to happen next.
Home learning ideas:
Reading: work on the new sounds and tricky words provided on the blue cards. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day. Please ensure you continue to do that as this is vital for your child’s reading progress.
Reading book: read the book with your child. Use your reading caterpillars to work on comprehension and higher order thinking skills, copy the words from the book and ask your child to make sentences with them.
Read to your child books everyday and enjoy them.
If your child is enjoying writing please don’t stop them to correct the letter formation as this will stop the flow and could put him/her off from writing (letters, stories, cards, etc). After he/she has finished you can remind them the formation if you wish.
Numeracy and Maths
We have continued to work on subtraction this week using number lines, ten frames and our fingers to help us with our number problems. We are getting really confident using the mathematical language for this area of our numeracy.
Home learning ideas:
Please continue to look at and discuss numbers in the environment with your child. On buses, cookers, door numbers etc. This will help us with our number recognition as we continue with our numeracy work.
We have been using this game to help us with subtraction:
Expressive arts: We have been practising our Nativity lots this week and we have all been working so hard to learn our lines. We had a dress rehearsal today and our performance was filmed. We are really looking forward to seeing you all next Tuesday and Wednesday for the real thing!
We are so proud of you for all of your hard work.
Home learning went home today with our new sounds. Please continue to work on learning the sounds with your children. This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day
The reading book that we have sent home this week will be the last one before the Christmas holidays. Your child will not be getting a new book next week.
Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.