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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

P2c learning Friday 17th January 2020


We have had a really productive first full week back to school.
Please look through the blog post with your child so that they can tell you all about their learning activities in school this week.

New reading books will come home next week, as each group has their own ‘new book’ day, some children will not have a book to take home until later in the week. All pupils should have home reading to do by Friday.

PE sessions will be Wednesday morning, with occasional slots on a Monday afternoon. Weekly assembly is now Friday morning, and whole school assemblies may take place at other times.

Independent learning through exploration

 

Literacy

 

Please use our spelling city homework page to access tricky word blocks and lists of spelling patterns to practise at home. A little often is really beneficial and we appreciate your support.

  • We have been doing reading skills in class, learning to sequence familiar stories into the correct order, identifying the beginning, middle and end. We have a particular focus on Traditional tales and we have really enjoyed sharing the story of Rumplestiltskin.
  • We have been talking. listening and giving opinions and reasons
  • We have been practising our hand writing, both cursive and non cursive focusing on the letters r nand m.
  • We have been learning about the split digraph a-e, and investigating how the ‘magic e’ changes the sound of the vowel a in our word.                                      e.g. cap – cape, tap – tape, sam – same
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3/4/5 tricky words

Numeracy and Maths

  • We have been learning about place value
  • We have had a pre- assessment to find out what we know about 3D shape. Next week we will start to find out more and add to our knowledge.

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • Enjoying the first 4 chapters of the Jill Tomlinson story “The Owl who was afraid of the dark”
  • Creating a list of questions about the dark/night time which we would like to answer ( see below)
  • Learning about balance in PE
  • Developing a sense of curiosity, fine motor skills and expanding our vocabulary while dismantling a range of electrical equipment to see how things are made.

Activities to try at home

Have a look around the house to find objects which are cubes, pyramids, cuboids, cones, spheres or cylinders. Some shapes might be easier to find than others. You could make a list of what you have found, or take some photographs to share with us if you wish.

Try this game – choose your level !

Pick a letter which you find tricky to form correctly. Put some flour/salt/glitter/shaving foam in a baking tray and practice forming the letter correctly. When it feels easy, try writing it on paper with a pencil.

Some of our questions –

What do Owls eat?

What eats owls?

Why does the moon change size?

What animals like the dark?

Where does the dark come from?

Do foxes come out at night?

Why does the moon have a face?

 

 

P2c Reflective Friday 10.1.2020

Happy New Year !

It has been lovely to have the children back to school, even it it was for a short week.

We have spent time revising some of our learning from last term and settling back into routines.

Spelling

Today each pupil is bringing home a copy of their latest assessment of the spelling block in which they are currently working. We practise these words frequently in school, but it is always appreciated if the children have opportunities to reinforce this learning at home. There may be quite a few words they are not secure with yet, but just focus on one or two at a time until they feel secure and then move on to a new word. Little chunks.

There are games and activities for each block on our class spelling city page.

Reading

We will be reading in class next week and home reading books will recommence in the week beginning 20th January.

 

Please return PE kits/indoor shoes to school on Monday if you have not already done so.

We are looking forward to a busy term – class newsletters with further information will be sent home on Friday 24th January.

Thank you for your continued support.

P2c Friday 20th December

This week we enjoyed our Christmas party! We had entertainment from Magic Ian and had a super fun time dancing, playing party games and having some party food!

 

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

We also had a small focus on ‘Tricky Words’. Early next term we will have an assessment to see how we are doing on our current block.

 

Thank you all very much for your kind cards and gifts, it’s very generous and greatly appreciated.

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas!

Apologies….

Apologies for my absence at the end of last week.

Please return your child’s Learning Story as soon as possible. To show you have seen the comments please sign or write a comment in the ‘Parents comment’ box. Thank you.


Literacy

We have been doing reading in class
We have been discussing the structure of our story books, identifying the problems that happen in them and how they were resolved
We have been practising our hand writing
We have been continuing to write super sentences and adding describing words
Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words

Numeracy

We have been doing Christmas maths activities
We have been learning about 2D shapes
Other Areas

We enjoyed watching the P1 Nativity
We really enjoyed performing our Christmas songs on Wednesday
We visited the Christmas craft activities that were run by the Parent Council this week and the Enterprise activities that were run by the Primary 7s which was lots of fun
We have been learning about hibernation and identifying animals that hibernate
We created fantastic Rudolph pictures using oil pastels

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!  

 

P2c learning two weeks up to 6.12.19

Apologies for the delay in posting the blog…

There will be new books sent home for Pandas and Spiders reading groups today. All other groups will be reading in class and will not bring books home.

Independent learning through exploration

Literacy

  • We have been doing reading skills in class
  • We have been talking. listening and giving opinions and reasons
  • We have been practising our hand writing, both cursive and non cursive
  • We have been focusing on the ng  and nk sounds
  • We have been learning to sequence stories into the correct order, thinking about the beginning, middle and end
  • We wrote an account of our trip to the waterboard to sing carols
  • Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words

Numeracy

  • We have been learning to skip count, focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s
  • We have been practising adding using different strategies e.g. number lines, number bonds, holding numbers in our heads and counting on
  • We have been learning to order and sequence numbers

Other Areas

  • Developing fine motor control through a range of activities to promote pencil control
  • We performed at our Christmas songs at Scottish Water which was lots of fun
  • We had our final Forest Kindergarten session
  • We have been learning about hibernating animals

Activities to try at home

Deal two cards from a pack and add the total.. Now deal three and complete the calculation, Then 4, 5 etc. How many cards can you add together? What strategies did you use to help you ?

Try this game – choose the count on/back option

Pick a letter which you find tricky to form correctly. Put some flour/salt/glitter/shaving foam in a baking tray and practice forming the letter correctly. When it feels easy, try writing it on paper with a pencil.