Category Archives: P1D-Blog

Gardening Tools Wanted!

If you have any unwanted trowels or forks tucked away in your garage or shed, we would love to give them a new home to help us look after our playground.

If you are able to help, there will be a box in the reception area next week for you to drop off any tools.

We are also looking for children’s gardening gloves. If you have any that your child has finished with or has grown out of, we would be delighted to have them.

Many thanks

Mrs Bailey and the Eco Learning Team

P1 Divine Dragonflies 17.01.2020

We are now back into a routine in P1D. It has been lovely to hear all the chat about the Christmas break and to see how quickly the children have settled in.

Literacy

We have been learning:

  • Consonant diagraphs: this week we have focused on sh and ch. We are working on letter/sound correspondence (linking sounds with letters of the alphabet), segmenting (‘ungluing the sounds in words they hear into individual phonemes), word-building, blending and deleting and inserting (manipulating the letter/sounds in the initial position within a word)
  • Tricky word: go.
  • At writing we have focused on writing sentences using capital letter to start the sentence, finger spaces and full stops at the end of the sentences. Our focus this week was to write about our family. It is amazing to see how much we are progressing and how hard we are working.
  • At reading we are working on predictions, summarising, monitoring, visualising, questioning and making connections.
  • We are working very hard in our handwriting.
  • We are doing dictation every week. We are getting better at this!

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.
  • Today you will find a Scottish poem ‘Twa leggit mice’ that we are going to be working on in preparation for Burns assembly. If you wish you could practice this at home.
  • 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

  • This week we have started to work on Money. We have focused on recognising coins: 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p. We are working on understanding the value of each coin. We will work on all coins and apply adding and subtracting skills to pay for items of 10p using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins.

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.
  • If you have the opportunity of going to the shops ask your child to look at the prices and ask how many coins of 1p and 2p you will need to pay for that. Keep it simple !
  • You can use this game to help us with money: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money  We have focused on using 1p coins only.

Other Areas

  • Science: This week we had a great discussion about what we wanted to learn about this term. The children had fantastic ideas and they are keen on learning about lots of things: animals, oceans, penguins, sea, whales, sharks, dinosaurs, etc however the most recurrent them was space, moon and stars. Therefore, we have decided to focus on this topic. We talked about what do we know and what do we want to know. It is really exciting and the children are super keen to find out about lots of things (how the moon becomes a full moon, how the planets float, why there is light in the moon if it is not a star, is Jupiter slippery, etc). Some children have already brought super interesting books about this. If you have any books, items or you are an expert in this topic and you would like to come to talk to the children, please let me know, we will be delighted to have you!
  • HWB: On Monday we went to whole school assembly where we talked about the school values and our goals for the New Year.
  • P.E: Tuesday and Friday (fitness focus)
  • On Tuesday afternoon we had the opportunity to play in all P1 and P2 classrooms. The children were able to choose where they wanted to play. It was fantastic to see how children made choices and how everyone was engaged in their learning. We are planning to continue this experience until the February break.

 

Other Information

  • Home learning went home yesterday 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
  • On Mondays our new reading books go home in our purple folder. Please remember to bring it back to school every day so we can work in our reading every day. If a child does not bring the book on Monday another book will not be handed until the previous one has been returned.
  • If you didn’t check your child’s e-learning journal in December please do, you will have the opportunity to see your child’s progress during the first term. If you have problems with your login, please let me know.
  • Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs de Bonrostro

P1 Divine Dragonflies 20th December 2019

Last post in 2019!!!

This week we have enjoyed our Christmas party!

We had a super fun time dancing, playing party games and having some party food! Santa made a special visit that we all enjoyed. The children were very polite to Santa!

This week we also continued to develop skills we have been exploring this term. We have had lots of learning fun including: dot to dot, arts and crafts, addition and subtractions games, building, cutting and sticking activities,  wrapping pretend presents, measuring ourselves, exploring Christmas stories and making Christmas cards!

We had a fantastic time at our singing competition organised by the house captains. Bells won and got extra play time. The singing was fantastic and all children had an enjoyable time.

Today we had a wonderful time singing with the whole school.

We also had a small focus on ‘Tricky Words’ and reviewed all the single sounds.

In Term 2 your child will receive individual sheets highlighting which words you can practise more at home.

Thank you all very much for your kind cards and gifts, it’s very generous and greatly apricated! I wish you and your family a wonderful, Merry and relaxing Christmas Break. Have fun and stay safe!

Feliz Navidad!

Merry Christmas!

from

Mrs de Bonrostro  xxx

P1 Divine Dragonflies 13th December 2019

 

What a fantastic week we had performing our Wriggly Nativity! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did performing it. Th echildren did a fantastic job as we had very little time to put it together with all the characters at the same time due to illness.

Literacy

We have been learning:

  • We have been workin on reviewing all the sounds and tricky words that we have learned this term. We have contniue to work on bleanding sounds and reading.
  • We have started to write some letters to Santa.

Please remember that tricky words cannot be sounded out and we need to learn them by heart.

 

Home learning ideas:

  • Reading: Continue to work on the single sounds, making words and learning all the tricky words.This should be for a maximum of 10 minutes per day.
  • See below a PDF with all the tricky words.  You could print them and play snap with the tricky words, do a competition to see who can read more words faster.
  • Block 1 pdf
  • We have used this game in class:

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-cards?phase=2

 

  • Reading book: We are not sending reading books home this week and next week. Please keep reading with your child for enjoyment!
  • 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 learn to recognise the mathematical signs for subtraction such as the minus/take away and equal signs and have been encouraging the use of this language during our matching learning activities.
  • We have worked on gaining confidence when subtracting numbers.
  • We have continued to work on number bonds to ten while taking away and adding.
  • We had a special focus on number formation (0 to 10). Please continue to reinforce this at home.
  • We have reviewed addition.
  • When adding and subtracting we use different strategies: number lines, ten frames,fingers, items, etc.

 

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.  Our aim is to be confident at least on numbers up to 30 by the and of the year (more for some).
  • We have used this website:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

Other Areas

As we have mentioned before our special focus this week has been on Expressive Arts with the permormance of our Nativity. All children were fantastic!

Other Information

  • Next week we will be sending home P.E kits, indoor shoes and everything from the children’s trays.
  • Our Christmas party is  Tuesday PM.

 Remember next Friday school finishes at 12.00 pm

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Mrs de Bonrostro

 

 

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 

 

FOOTY FUN 

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!

Literacy

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:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

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

SAVE THE CHILDREN CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

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