Category Archives: P1/2L-Blog

P1 and P2 party help required

  • P1 and P2 classes are looking for some help to set out the children’s party food while we are being entertained by Magic Iain .

We would like a few people to help between 1.30 and 2 pm to lay the tables, prepare juice and put food out on plates. everything will be provided- we just need man-power.

We realise everyone is busy at this time of year but If you are able to help us then please let your child’s class teacher know.

Many thanks
the P1 and 2 staff team

P7T Enterprise

Squishy squad! 

Eat sleep squish repeat 

 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 a beat the keeper against Buckstone’s best keeper and nothing over a pound. 

Winner of the raffle wins a  mitre imperil plus ball!  


Buckstone ‘Social Bite- Wee Sleep Out’

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

Target £100.00

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. 

Buckstone ‘Wee Sleep out’




Friday 6th December

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:

Other Areas

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.

Other Information

  • 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.

Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

The P1 Team

P2 Carol singing at the Waterboard

All P2 pupils will be singing at the Waterboard offices tomorrow Tuesday 3rd ( this includes p2 pupils from Miss McGhee’s class)

Please note that this event is not open to the public so parents are not able to attend.

The children will be singing in the playground later in the term when everyone will be welcome to gather and listen.

Many thanks

P2 staff


The nursery are organising the charity event to support ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’.

The children are asking everyone to come to school wearing their Christmas Jumper on Friday 13th December.

Please donate £1 via Parent Pay.

The nursery group will be very excited to see all of your jumpers on the day!!! We are planning to do a tour around the school.

Many thanks,

The Nursery Team

A message from some P7 enterprise teams

This term P7 are doing an enterprise project run by Virgin money called Make £5 grow. Please see some adverts from some of our teams.

The Christmas Puddings

The Golden Stars 😉


Hello we are Abbie. S, Abbi.M, Rachel.S, Ashley and Hana and in P7 we are doing an enterprise project. We will me making our very own scrunchies our business is called SCRUNCHIEHUT!

We are sending this blog post out because we would love it if your child would be able to bring in some money to buy our homemade scrunchies on the 10th December.

We have scrunchies varying prices from £1.50 – £2.00 and different colours such as… Pink, Purple, Blue and our LIMITED EDITION COLOUR YELLOW!!

We would be very grateful if you and your child would be able to donate some old T-shirts or shirts in any of those colours. It would be helpful if you would be able to donate them from the 29th of November to the 6th of December. If you can please give them to P7H (we would prefer no patterns, and the T-shirt needs to be clean.) .

Thank you very much Scrunchiehut.


Bracelet Bunch

On the 10th of December our group, called bracelet bunch, will be selling bracelets for our enterprise project. We will have lots of different types of bracelets such as: 

  • Bead bracelets  
  • Friendship bracelets 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets 
  • Personalised name bracelets 

We will also have some deals like 3 for the price of 2! 

 Are prices are as follows: 

  • Bead bracelets for £1.00 
  • Friendship bracelets for £1.50 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets for £1.50 
  • Personalised name bracelets for £1.50 

Hope you can bring in your money😀 

thank you 




Friday 29th November 2019

Welcome back to those who have been off school over the last week or two.

This week, due to the high number of absences across all primary one and two classes, we have not been teaching or learning anything new. Instead, we took the time to do 1:1 and small group inputs focusing on revision of our initial sounds, numeracy and reading books. Therefore, nobody has been given a new reading book this week and we will start reading again properly next week.

We have had a really busy week this week practising for our Nativity. Not long now until the real thing! If your child has a speaking part, we have sent their lines home with them. Can you please practice this with your child ahead of the Nativity.

If you wish, you can also practice the songs for the Nativity which you can find on YouTube:

We hope those of you who are still ill are feeling better soon. Have a lovely, relaxing weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning!

The P1 team

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds 22.11.19

Tricky Word Block 3 PP

P1/2 Learning Ladybirds Blog


Please remind your child to bring their book and reading record to school every day. Please do not be worried if your child moves/changes reading groups – reading groups are fluid and your child may move in order to support their individual learning needs.


  • P1 – This week we have been learning the sounds v and w and the ‘tricky words’ put and was


    • P1 – have also been practising how to use these sounds in reading and writing.
    • P2 have been revising the digraph sounds aw and au
  • P2 have also been practising how to use these sounds in their writing and reading
  • All – we have continued with a focus on rhyming this week. We have been reading lots of rhyming stories and listing rhyming words to spot the pattern
  • Tricky Word Power Points – please remember to change the order of the slides to keep your children on their toes!
  • Tricky Words – block one and two Power Points have already been shared…..Block three is attached to this post. Please remember these words cannot be sounded out


  • Writing: this week we have continued to focus on building sentences – support and challenge has been provided across P1 and P2 levels
  • Writing – this week we focussed on another imaginative piece of writing – we described ‘Fairyland’
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
  • P1 Writing Star Steps – capital letters, finger spaces full stops, connectives and ‘wow’ words.
  • Writing All – on a Friday morning we use our ‘Dictation’ jotters to practise our spelling
  • P1 Dictation – CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant)
  • P2 Dictation – words with digraph sounds (sh, wh, th, ch, oo)





  • This week we have had a focus on mental maths and understanding number. We have been counting numbers using sounds and movement
  • We have also enjoyed using a raffle ticket game to explore larger numbers
  • All – there are open ended task to provide self-challenge for the learners
  • Maths – this week we have continued to explore symmetry


Other Areas

  • Tuesday P.E. (games and fitness) – running games and discussing the importance of keeping fit/staying healthy
  • Wednesday P.E. (skills focus) – Balance. This week we explored balance using different parts of our body and tried some yoga!
  • Music P1 – We have started practising for our Nativity!
  • Music P2 – We have started practising for our Christmas Carol performances!
  • The Area – we have protected time in the area outside our classroom every week. We explore lots of different skills through block play, the home corner, role play, painting, junk modelling, sand, water and crafts…..this is also a great time to develop our sharing skills further
  • The Area – children can also self-select to be in the area in the afternoon – an adult from nursery is there to support their learning
  • Dot – to – Dot – we have been playing Dot – to – Dot with Miss McGhee and our Learning Partners. This is a great game to develop many skills including; fine motor skills, pencil control, pencil grip, problem solving, strategy, sharing, turn taking, letter formation and counting
  • French – This week we were practising counting in French and saying the days of the week


Other Information

    • P1 Home Learning – is back to normal this week with the blue sounds/tricky words sheet – thank you for your continued support with this at home
    • P2 Home Learning– if you would like to support your child at home please use the link(s) in this blog
    • We politely ask you to encourage your child to keep toys and trading cards at home – we have lots of resources at school to keep your child busy learning
    • Uniform – can you please check at home to see if your child has picked up uniform that belongs to another child and return it to school – Thank you!
  • Kindergarten – P2 had a great time this week and enjoyed sharing their learning when they returned to class


Primary 1 have been asked to coordinate the collection of items for a hamper for the Christmas Fair. We have been given the theme of ‘Christmas’ for our collection.

We would be grateful for any donations of small items with which to fill the hamper.
There are no rules, but some suggested items might include

  • Decorations
  • Food
  • Scarves/hats/socks etc
  • Small gifts
  • Christmas stationery items
  • Christmas crafts
  • Edible treats

Items can be delivered to the P1 classrooms any day from Monday 25th November.

Many thanks


Parent Helpers – thank you very much for all your help and support in the classroom – it’s very appreciated! If you would like to come in to help, please catch me at the door and we can arrange a time. The P1/2 team are looking for parents to help re-vamp our reading book system/organisation……it would be great if we could get a small team together to support us with this.


Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.