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Wanted……

P2c are collecting clean, label-less and lid-less  glass jam jars . We need 26 in total, so if everyone could bring one each that would be fantastic. If you can spare more than one to share that would also be great, just in case anyone doesn’t see this post or doesn’t have any jars available .

Many thanks

P2c Reflective Friday, 30.11.18

Apologies for my absence this week due to laryngitis. All being well I hope to return on Monday.

LITERACY We revised spelling words with the bow sound as in slow, grow, flow .

In writing we wrote an account of our weekend. 

Please continue to revise your tricky spelling  words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below.

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

Numeracy and Maths

 

We have been discussing the properties and names of 3d shapes. We learned about faces, edges and vertices. Some faces are flat and some are curved. We are familiar with cube, cuboid, cone, sphere, pyramid, triangular prism  and cylinder. How many objects can you find at home which are these shapes. You might want to list some on a chart, or use tally marks. 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We  danced an Orcadian strip the willow to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.

We enjoyed baking for the school fair ( thanks to the parents who helped) 

We learned about our skeleton. Many of us know lots already. Here are some of the facts we discussed.

Your skull protects your brain

Our skeleton supports our body

The femur is the longest bone in your body.

The smallest bone is hidden inside your ear.

A baby has more bones than an adult.

An adult has 206 bones.

 

 

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By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I know the symptoms of some common diseases caused by germs. I can explain how they are spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease benefit society.

Some of our questions:

  •  Find out about bones, how do they move?
  •  How do your bones get made?
  •  What are the lines in the middle of your hands? Are they veins? What are veins for?
  •  How do germs get back on to your hand once you have washed them?
  •  How do water and soap get germs off your hands?
  •  What are all the senses?
  •  Finding out what sports we can do to keep healthy.
  •  How does blood come out of your skin?
  •  How do all the different parts of your body work?
  •  Finding out about how your heart beats.
  •  How the germs get inside you?
  •  How do your adult teeth grow in?
  •  How does your brain work?
  •  How do your lungs/arms work? How do you breathe?
  •  How do you burp ?
  •  Why do we need oxygen?
  •  Why do our fingers go wrinkly when you swim?
  •  How do bones break ?
  •  How do germs spread ?
  •  Why is our skin different when we are young?
  •  How can you taste food?
  •  How does food turn into poo ?

If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.

 

P2C – Reflective Friday – 23.11.18

Literacy

This week is Book Week Scotland! We’ve had fun doing lots of different activities! This included listening to a super funny storyteller, getting our Book Bags and watching an Author’s Live!

In Spelling this week we have focused on the sound oa. We know it sounds like o. This includes boat and toad.

In Writing, we wrote about an experience and had to remember all of our star steps. Ask us about what they were!

We have been practising all of the cursive letters since the summer! This includes c, o, d, a, g, q and s.

Maths

We have been learning about equal groups. This means each group needs to have an equal amount. Try doing this at home – you can use anything!

We have also been learning about shapes. 2D and 3D. We are trying to name and describe them. For example we know a square has 4 equal sided sides. A cube is made up of squares.

Other areas of the curriculum

In HWB we have enjoyed meeting people’s Worry Monsters!

We have been learning about the Digestive System! It was cool!

We enjoyed decorating Christmas Tree decorations!

We raised lots of money for Marie Curie by giving away our plants. Thank you all very much!

Finally, we have been weeding in the school playground. This was fun and a bit dirty!

CAN YOU HELP US ?

P2 are seeking support in a number of ways. We’d be most grateful if you could take time to read this list and get in touch if you can help with anything.

1. We have been having great fun developing our fine motor skills, creativity, problem solving and vocabulary as we dismantled an old TV at our ‘tinkering table’ However, to continue our journey of exploration we need more things to dismantle. If you have any small electrical items waiting to be taken to the tip then we would love to use them in school.

2. We were lucky to be given a free pack of almost 1000 flowering bulbs and we have been working on weeding some raised beds and planting some bulbs. We could do with some extra hands in order to allow us to get the bulbs in as soon as possible. If anyone was willing to come in and either work with the children to prepare  a bed, or simply to spare half and hour at any time to dig out some weeds on your own it would be much appreciated.

3. Finally ( for now) , looking ahead to Christmas Creativity, we would appreciate any donations of used wrapping paper, ribbon, bows, last year’s Christmas cards, unwanted decorations/ tinsel etc.

 

Many thanks for all your continued support.

P2c Reflective Friday 16.11.19

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Thank you for all your support for the P7’s fundraising day for Children in Need.

LITERACY

  • We revised spelling words with igh and -y sounds .
  • In writing we wrote a personal response to the Road Safety Magic show.
  • Our reading focus was on finding information.

 

Please continue to revise your group’s spelling words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below)

Plums – Blocks 1 and 2

Shoes – Block 2 and 3

Trees and Doors – Block 3 & 4, and 5 if you are ready for a challenge

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

Numeracy and Maths

 

We have been exploring how we can share an amount into equal groups. THIS GAME can help you practise at home if you wish.

D7373A31-FB5F-4617-808F-E207C8402B94We have been consolidating our knowledge of the names and properties of 2D shapes. We devised some tricks to help us with the trickier names.

  • An 8 sided shape reminds us of a sea creature with 8 legs ( Octopus/Octagon)
  • A 6 sided shape -(siX/heXagon)
  • A 5 sided shape reminds us that we have 5 fingers and can hold a PENcil (PENtagon)

 

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We planted daffodil bulbs and learned a little about the life of Marie Curie.

We watched a Magic Show all about Road Safety.

 

In learned how to say colours in French.

We made puppets to retell the story of the bible story, “The feeding of the 5000”

We learned the names and uses of the different types of teeth. 46B96F59-58DD-41DF-949C-7E29439D0920

 

By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I know the symptoms of some common diseases caused by germs. I can explain how they are spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease benefit society.

Some of our questions:

  •  Find out about bones, how do they move?
  •  How do your bones get made?
  •  What are the lines in the middle of your hands? Are they veins? What are veins for?
  •  How do germs get back on to your hand once you have washed them?
  •  How do water and soap get germs off your hands?
  •  What are all the senses?
  •  Finding out what sports we can do to keep healthy.
  •  How does blood come out of your skin?
  •  How do all the different parts of your body work?
  •  Finding out about how your heart beats.
  •  How the germs get inside you?
  •  How do your adult teeth grow in?
  •  How does your brain work?
  •  How do your lungs/arms work? How do you breathe?
  •  How do you burp ?
  •  Why do we need oxygen?
  •  Why do our fingers go wrinkly when you swim?
  •  How do bones break ?
  •  How do germs spread ?
  •  Why is our skin different when we are young?
  •  How can you taste food?
  •  How does food turn into poo ?

If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

P7 Children In Need Day Friday 16th November 2018

Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need.  There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage.  There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.

P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess.  We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November.  The winner was a girl in P5HW.  P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.

The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout!  Not a crumb was left!  The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.

P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting.  The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!

Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe 🙂

P2c Reflective Friday 9.11.18

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  • We revised spelling words with igh and -y sounds .
  • In writing we wrote a personal response to watching fireworks.
  • Our reading focus was on finding information

 

Please continue to revise your group’s spelling words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below)

Plums – Blocks 1 and 2

Shoes – Block 2 and 3

Trees and Doors – Block 3 & 4, and 5 if you are ready for a challenge

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

cursive writing formation

Numeracy and Maths

We created block charts.

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We played ‘race to 100’ to practise our skills in addition.

829B85C9-3C0D-4FC4-BCD1-17B6FA19DF9FWe have continued to investigate missing addend problems – e.g. 4 + ? = 12, finding the missing number to complete the  calculation. Challenge can be added by using larger numbers and/or a larger  difference – e.g. 23 + ? = 39

We have asked questions such as. “There were 12 counters under the card, and I have stolen some. Now there are only 7 left. How many did I steal ?” We used counting on or counting back strategies to help us find the answer.

We are about to start learning about shape, so we tried to recall what we already knew about 2d and 3d shapes

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

 

In PE, we explored differently ways of rolling

 

We investigated our 5 senses, using them to identify objects.We liked  some smells and textures more than others.

We discovered that we could use the magnetix to build UNDERNEATH the table, but gravity sometimes pulled our structures down. Why is this ?

By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I know the symptoms of some common diseases caused by germs. I can explain how they are spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease benefit society.

Some of our questions:

  •  Find out about bones, how do they move?
  •  How do your bones get made?
  •  What are the lines in the middle of your hands? Are they veins? What are veins for?
  •  How do germs get back on to your hand once you have washed them?
  •  How do water and soap get germs off your hands?
  •  What are all the senses?
  •  Finding out what sports we can do to keep healthy.
  •  How does blood come out of your skin?
  •  How do all the different parts of your body work?
  •  Finding out about how your heart beats.
  •  How the germs get inside you?
  •  How do your adult teeth grow in?
  •  How does your brain work?
  •  How do your lungs/arms work? How do you breathe?
  •  How do you burp ?
  •  Why do we need oxygen?
  •  Why do our fingers go wrinkly when you swim?
  •  How do bones break ?
  •  How do germs spread ?
  •  Why is our skin different when we are young?
  •  How can you taste food?
  •  How does food turn into poo ?

If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P6 Wee Sleepout!

Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!

Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.

The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.

The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.

If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/buckstonesweesleepout

 

 

P2c reflective Friday 2.11.18

Literacy

  • We revised spelling words with ee and ea sounds .
  • In writing we were writing sentences using at least two describing words – e.g. ” The fireworks are noisy and beautiful”.
  • Our reading focus was on prediction.
  • We have started trying to write our names in cursive writing. Remember, the capital letter is not in cursive.
  • We enjoyed browsing the book fair. Thank you to all the parents who helped ensure the smooth running of this event.

Please continue to revise your group’s spelling words using the spelling city word lists ( accessed via the link below)

Plums – Blocks 1 and 2

Shoes – Block 2 and 3

Trees and Doors – Block 3 & 4, and 5 if you are ready for a challenge

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class.

You may wish to use our Spelling City class page to play games and revise the tricky spelling words. n.b. this site works best on a laptop, but there is a free app available for tablets

cursive writing formation

Numeracy and Maths

We have continued to investigate missing addend problems – e.g. 4 + ? = 12, finding the missing number to complete the  calculation. Challenge can be added by using larger numbers and/or a larger  difference – e.g. 23 + ? = 39

We have asked questions such as. “There were 12 counters under the card, and I have stolen some. Now there are only 7 left. How many did I steal ?” We used counting on or counting back strategies to help us find the answer.

 

  • We have been revising our knowledge of Tally marks, and we created our own surveys and asked our friends. We recorded our findings using Tally marks.
  • Counting in 5s is a really useful skill when using tally marks – please practice counting in 5s at home.

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We all became scientists for a day, mixing and creating potions and ‘chemicals’. It was messy, but so much fun. We used lots of super vocabulary as we discovered how the different ingredients mixed together.

We spent time examining the veins on leaves, as well as comparing and contrasting leaves of different sizes, colours and shapes. Using a magnifying glass we looked closely at the patterns and we created our own leaf art.

We used our fine motor skills to create pumpkin faces using tap-tap shapes.

We continue to think about how we can ‘Take a moment’ when things get stressful, and we have discussed a range of strategies which might help us and we have chosen one to try out as our target.

 

Packing noodles provided a whole range of learning opportunities – sorting, matching, comparing… and having fun.

In PE, we went outside to apply our balancing and jumping skills in a real- life situation.

We are looking forward to next week, getting started on investigating our topic questions which we created based on the outcomes for this term.

By researching, I can describe the position and function of the skeleton and major organs of the human body and discuss what I need to do to keep them healthy.
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
I know the symptoms of some common diseases caused by germs. I can explain how they are spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease benefit society.

Some of our questions:

  •  Find out about bones, how do they move?
  •  How do your bones get made?
  •  What are the lines in the middle of your hands? Are they veins? What are veins for?
  •  How do germs get back on to your hand once you have washed them?
  •  How do water and soap get germs off your hands?
  •  What are all the senses?
  •  Finding out what sports we can do to keep healthy.
  •  How does blood come out of your skin?
  •  How do all the different parts of your body work?
  •  Finding out about how your heart beats.
  •  How the germs get inside you?
  •  How do your adult teeth grow in?
  •  How does your brain work?
  •  How do your lungs/arms work? How do you breathe?
  •  How do you burp ?
  •  Why do we need oxygen?
  •  Why do our fingers go wrinkly when you swim?
  •  How do bones break ?
  •  How do germs spread ?
  •  Why is our skin different when we are young?
  •  How can you taste food?
  •  How does food turn into poo ?

If you have any expertise you could share with us around our topic please do get in touch.