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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

 

 

P2M – what we have been learning this week 09.11.18

Literacy

In Handwriting we have been practising the letter ‘s’. Some of us are finding this tricky – we will keep doing this next week.

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In Spelling, we have been looking at the sound I. We know it can be written as y (my, sky, spy and by) and igh (night, knight, light and tight). We have also been practising our tricky words from block one and two.

In Writing, we were learning to write about an experience. We had to try to include describing words, full stops, finger spaces and capital letters. We did a great job!

Maths and Numeracy

In Numeracy, we were spotting patterns to see what numbers we had in our ten frames. We thought this was okay and managed well.

We also practised our number recognition to 20 by playing different games.

 

In Maths, we used our knowledge of tally marks to collect information and started to present this using block/bar graphs. We enjoyed this!

Other areas of the curriculum

  • In HWB, our new Building Resilience topic is “Talk it over”. One thing we were to do to help us talk things through is make a worry monster! They look cool!

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In P.E. we are continuing with gymnastics. We were creating sequences by using our skills of balancing, jumping, travelling and rolling. We will keep doing this next week.

We started our topic – “The Body”. We looked at the sense this week. These are touch, see, hear, taste and smell. We had to feel what was in different cups – this was fun!

Christmas Card designs for the Mp’s competition are being sent home. If you would like your child to enter then please return the card and the permission slip. Thanks.

P2M What have we been learning? Week Ending 2.11.18

Literacy

  • In phonics we have been learning to use ee and ea when reading and spelling words. Examples of the words are meet, feet, read, leap, seed, seal.

  • We have continued to work on spelling tricky words such as want, was, saw, put and his.
  • We have been working on different skills in our reading groups such as sequencing events from the story, reading key words and offering ideas about the main ideas in the book.
  • We also identified adjectives (describing words) and are going to build on this next week.

Maths

  • We have been using tally marks as part of information handling.
  • We have been working on saying two more and two less than numbers (e.g. two less than 25 is 23).
  • We have been looking at ten frames and dice patterns and recognising the number patterns quickly.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • We have had great fun learning gymnastics skills in PE.
  • We developed a bank of strategies that the children can refer to when they are feeling stressed. Each child has chosen a particular strategy which they would like to work on over the next few weeks to see if it helps them.
  • We looked at leaves with magnifying glasses then created autumn inspired art work.

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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.

 

 

P2M – What we have been learning this week 26.10.18

Literacy 

In handwriting, we continued to practise cursive. This week we started “q” and “qu”. Some of us found this tricky. We will keep doing this next week.

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In Spelling, we revised ai and ay. We then studied “ee” words. We know that ther ee sounds like “E” as in “green”. Please see our word bank below. We also were introduced to “best friends”. They are letters that “always go together” – 2 letters 1 sound, 1 sound 2 letters. We show best friends by putting a line under them.

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ee word bank

When we practise our sounds we love having conversations with each other using the vowels – a e i o u. Some of them are quite loud!

Just now we are focusing on writing about experiences. This week we wrote about our October break. We had to try to include describing words, capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

 

Maths and Numeracy

In Numeracy we revised number patterns. Some of us need to keep on practising this. In Maths we looked at Information Handling. We were learning how to collect information. We used tally marks to make our information clearer. We enjoyed asking people their favourite things!

 

Other areas of the curriculum 

  • In P.E. we continue with gymnastics. We were balancing using some of our body parts. We found this quite tricky.
  • In Health and Wellbeing we are trying to find different ways to help us cope with our emotions. We did some mindfulness colouring. We felt calm, happy and relaxed when we were doing this!

Next week the Book Fair is in school! P2M’s slots are on Wednesday and Friday. If you would like your child to purchase a book then please give them money on one of these days.

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P2M What have we been learning? Week Ending 12.10.18

Literacy

  • We have been working on the ai and ay 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.

Maths

  • We have been looking at lots of different patterns in maths (dominoes and ten frames) We enjoyed using this link https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Ten-Frame/
  • We also did lots of maths linked to our party for example counting out supplies and solving problems. For example “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

  • In drama we enjoyed acting out and playing instruments along to the story of Mr Gumpy’s Outing.
  • We have been revising French greetings.
  • We enjoyed making party hats and of course our pyjama party this morning!

Have a lovely October holiday. We are looking forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday 23rd October.

 

P2M What we have been learning this week 05.10.18

Literacy 

We were so excited this week because we received a letter from Polly Jean Pyjama Queen! We couldn’t believe it! She even suggested for us to have our own party! We had to create a list of what we would need at our party. This included teddies, cake and balloons.

In Handwriting, we have started learning the cursive letter g. We found this tricky but will keep doing this next week.

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In Reading, we have our group books and are enjoying them. One group had to sequence their story and others had to answer questions. Some were tricky.

In Spelling, wh and th were our sounds (third, thump, wheel and whip) and we have worked on these tricky words: his, put, was, want, saw and no.

Maths and Numeracy 

This week in our groups we have been practising adding two groups together by using counters and counting forwards and backwards.

We also started looking at different pieces of information – information handling. We had to read the table/graph and ask a question. For example, what pet was the most popular.

We enjoyed using the ipads to play an adding game.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • In Topic, we learnt about octopuses and giraffes. Did you know octopuses have blue blood and are poisonous? We then made our own! They looked cool.
  • In P.E. we started gymnastics. We thought about our jumping – making sure we land on two feet.

 

Next week we are going to have our own pyjama party on Friday! If you wish you can bring a pair of pyjamas to change into in school! Also, you can bring in an animal cuddly toy (that you can hold) to come along to the party too!

 

P2M What have we been learning? Week Ending 27.09.18

Literacy

  • In phonics we have been revising the ch and sh sounds. We have been reading and spelling words with these sounds. It can be tricky if the sound is at the END for example fish or wish.

  • We have been learning how to write a in cursive writing.

  • We wrote letters to the different animals in Polly Jean. We addressed envelopes too.

 

Maths

  • We have been ordering the months of the year with cut and stick activities. We also enjoy learning these with the hopscotch game.

  • We are continuing to order numbers up to 20 or 30.

Other areas of the curriculum

  • As part of health and well-being we have been learning about different emotions. We read a story about different colours representing different feelings then we created our own people showing how we were feeling.
  • In PE we have enjoyed throwing and catching and also small equipment activities.
  • On Wednesday we celebrated European Day of Languages.
  • We found out some facts about penguins.

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P2M What we have been learning this week 21.09.18

Literacy 

This week we have continued to practise cursive writing – in particular d and a. We will keep working on a next week!

In Writing we wrote about the crazy weather we have had this week! We had to remember our finger spaces, capital letters, full stops, to stay on the line and to use describing words! Miss Martin felt like she was out in the horrible weather when she was reading our writing!

In Reading we came up with a new group name! They are all based on animals! We liked really in our groups.

In Spelling we focused on tricky words. These included: was, the, to, is, his and put.

Maths 

We have been learning the months of the year. We can say them but we find it tricky when we are asked what month is before and what month is after. E.g. What month is before April? What month is after April? We have also been reminding ourselves of the days of the week. We will keep practising this next week.

When we are working on numeracy some of us are thinking about adding 2 groups of counters. We are doing well with this. Some groups are also using a number track to help us think about number sequencing.

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Other areas of curriculum

  • For topic this week we learnt about lions! We went on a Lion Hunt! Some of us made binoculars and lions for us to find! We were scared!
  • In topic next week we will be learning about penguins and monkeys. We are looking forward to this!
  • In P.E. we have been developing our throwing, catching and bouncing skills. We are using smaller balls to make it trickier! We will keep doing this next week. When we are in P.E. we have been assessing our partner by thinking about what they are doing well.
  • We like using our Talking Partners to help us learn.

 

Design technology – model building

P2 were using the skills of planning, designing and creating to great effect at the model building table this week. We would like to provide further opportunity for the children to develop these skills and we are seeking your help to resource this. We will happily accept any donations of clean cardboard boxes/tubes etc which they can glue, cut and stick. Please no plastic milk cartons. As storage space is limited we will accept junk deliveries on Mondays only, and Tuesday will be our day for creating masterpieces. We will continue this until the October break in the meantime.

 

Thank you for your continued support.