Category Archives: P2C-Blog

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Targets

Over the last few weeks we have been setting this term’s targets. The targets, which have been created jointly by the teacher and the pupil, focus on three areas of curriculum – Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and another subject suited to each class.

We have been discussing targets in class so the children know themselves as learners so please ask your child what their targets are (your child may call them Learning Intentions and Star Steps depending on their age) so we can all be partners in the children’s learning. These targets may have already been shared with you at Parents’ Evening and at the Drop-in today.

Evidence for these targets will then be gathered and shared in the pupils’ Learning Stories to see how they are progressing with their individual target. The staff can edit these targets if necessary. The Learning Stories will be sent home in December in order for you to see your child’s learning.

If you have any questions or queries then please ask the class teacher.

Thanks.

 

 

P2c reflective Friday 26.10.18

Literacy

BOOK FAIR – a reminder that our class will have an opportunity to visit the school book fair on Tuesday and Friday of next week. Children may bring money to purchase a book if you wish. Please ensure money is brought in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and class clearly marked. 

  • We revised ai and ay spelling sounds again this week and also reminded ourselves of the ee sound .
  • In writing we designed and wrote a postcard telling someone about our experiences on holiday.
  • We were hunting for nouns in our reading books.

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

Plums – Block 1

Shoes – Block 2

Trees and Doors – Block 3 & 4

 

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 been solving 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 looked at interpreting pictograms and bar charts, asking questions such as – Which has most?
  • Which has least?
  • What is the difference between ?
  • How many more does A. have compared to B ?

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We looked at some examples of Mandala patterns then made our own using natural materials in the playground.

 

We continue to think about how we can ‘Take a moment’ when things get stressful, and we have all enjoyed doing some relaxing mindfulness colouring.

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We looked at the outcomes and experiences we need to cover this term and decided as a class what we would like to learn. Here are some of the questions we want to explore.

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 eins 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 12.10.18

Have a fantastic holiday week, we look forward to seeing you all back on the Tuesday 23rd of October to a newly painted classroom !

Literacy

  • We have been working on the ai and ay spelling sounds this week. We found it easier to read the words rather than spell them. We will work on this more next week. Examples of words are mail, jail, hay, day, way, say, rain, pain. In general the ai sound is in the middle of words and the ay comes at the end.
  • In writing we received a thank you letter from the animals in Polly Jean and they asked us to reply telling them about a party we had been to.
  • We were hunting in our reading books for words with 2, 3, 4, 5 or more than 5 letters.

Our group’s  Tricky word focus this week was :

plums – was, saw, he

shoes – here, there, were

trees and doors – friend, house

 

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

This week we have been applying our numeracy knowledge to solve practical problems e.g.  “we have 19 cups but there are 25 people coming to the party, how many more do I need to buy?”

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

We have learned about bears and discovered so many types of bear which we hadn’t heard of before – e.g. the spectacled bear, the sun bear, the moon bear and the sloth bear.

We also learned that a Koala is NOT a bear even though people sometimes call it one. We had fun joining in with a song called Please don’t call me a Koala Bear 

 

In drama we enjoyed acting out and playing instruments along to the story of Mr Gumpy’s Outing.

in music we continued to explore how we can use our voices in different ways. We are also using our motor skills while keeping a steady beat

We enjoyed making party hats and then wearing them to our Pyjama party on Friday.

Our ‘big box building’ area has prompted lots of creativity, teamwork and fantastic vocabulary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party Time🦒🐙🐊

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Polly  Jean is having a pyjama party on Friday 12th October in our classroom!

You may wear or bring your pyjamas to school. Polly Jean invited all the animals to her party, so if you would like to, you may bring a cuddly toy animal to join in the party (it must be one you can carry yourself – no giant ones please !)

 

P2c Reflective Friday 5.10.18

Thank you for coming to Parent’s evening this week. As always, if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Literacy

This week we have been revising spelling words with wh and th sounds.

We have been learning about lists. We discussed what types of lists we might make and then we wrote a list of things Polly Jean might need to prepare for her pyjama party.

Our group’s  Tricky word focus this week was :

plums – was want

shoes – some, come, one

trees and doors – mother, another, other ( brother)

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

Our whole class focus has been on counting in tens OFF the decade ( with support or challenge where appropriate )

We have also looked at writing numbers in the 100s, recognising that hundreds numbers have 3 digits. And that 126 =100, 20 and 6

We enjoy playing this online game to reinforce our learning about tens and units. We even tried the 100s version. You may wish to play at home too. 

Other areas of the curriculum.

In PE we are beginning a block of gymnastics – starting with jumping and landing.

In assembly P3T shared their learning about the emergency services with us.

We discussed what we already knew about octopus and then investigated some more. We learned that Octopus have three hearts, blue blood, two rows of suckers on each tentacle and that they spray ink to escape from predators.

 

 

 

 

 

P2c Reflective Friday -28.9.18

 

Literacy

This week we have been revising spelling words with sh and ch sounds.

 

We read the story “The most magnificent thing” and worked with partners to create our own magnificent invention.

Here is a link to the story if you’d like to read it again.

We learned about addresses and discussed what we knew about our own addresses. .  Many of us knew our house number, some knew our street names and two knew our postcode.

We wrote to the animals  in the Polly Jean book and put their address on the envelope.

CHALLENGE – Can you learn your full address ? Maybe you could address an envelope and post a picture or a letter to a friend or family member .

 

We continue to enjoy “BEAR” time in class ( Be Excited About Reading) when we all choose books to read together and share with our friends.

Numeracy and Maths

Our focus this week has been on counting forwards and backwards in 10s on the decade ( 20, 30, 40) We also discussed how many groups of ten are in a decade number eg, 60 is 6 tens/ 8 tens are 80.

We practised writing numbers all the way to 100 or as far as we could manage.

 

Other areas of the curriculum.

In PE we have been developing being nimble as we move, for example – by jumping in hoops, running through a slalom of cones or doing light toe taps on a marker.

In assembly P3m shared their learning with us.

We discussed what we already knew about giraffes  and then investigated some more. We learned that Giraffes sleep standing up and that they have the same number of bones in their necks as humans do.

 

As part of European languages day we discussed the variety of world languages which are spoken by pupils in our class and we looked at flags of these countries.