This week each pupil brought 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, please follow the link below:
We will recommence home reading books next week beginning Monday 20th January.
We have been doing reading in class this week with a focus on tradition fairy tales
We have been practising our hand writing with a big focus on letter formation
We have been continuing to write super sentences and were answering a letter from Edgar the dragon
Practising tricky words and learning about ‘Magic e’ making the ‘a-e’ sound, as in bake
We have been learning about place value and talking about the digits which make up a number and discussing whether they stand for a group of units, tens or hundreds e.g. 64 is 6 tens and 4 units
We have been learning about 2D shapes
We have started to read The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and will be generating questions and ideas for our learning based on this
We did a piece of art using oil pastels linked to The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
We have been focusing on balancing skills in PE
Please return PE kits/indoor shoes to school if you have not already done so
We have been learning through play
We are looking forward to a busy term – class newsletters with further information will be sent home on Friday 24th January
A reminder that P2WG will start Forest Kindergarten next week starting on Wednesday 22nd January. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather with warm clothing, waterproof outer layers including a jacket and trousers if necessary, hat and gloves and waterproof sensible shoes or boots.
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’………
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 appreciated! We wish you all a wonderful, merry and relaxing Christmas Break.
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 abeat the keeper against Buckstone’s best keeper and nothing over a pound.
Winner of the raffle wins a mitre imperil plus ball!
Thank you to those who have returned the Learning Story folder with a comment in the “Parent Comment” box. There is no obligation to comment, but should you chose not to, please sign the box so that we know the Learning Story folder has been shared and discussed and not just had a holiday in a schoolbag !
This was our last week of sending reading books home, however we will be doing reading in class next week.
The children are always very enthusiastic about wanting to share their achievements, learning and experiences that happen in and out with school. We will be allocating time on a Monday and Wednesday to allow them the opportunity to do this.
We have been doing reading in class
We have been identifying the settings of our stories and discussing our favourite setting and why
We have been practising our hand writing
We have been focusing on the ‘nk’ sound this week
We have been learning to sequence stories into the correct order, thinking about the beginning, middle and end
We have been continuing to write super sentences and adding describing words
Practising spelling block 1/2/3 tricky words
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 about 2D shapes
We have been learning to order and sequence numbers
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
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
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.