Category Archives: P3T-Blog

P3T WB14/1/19

In Maths we have been looking at the seasons and have started working on addition.

Our topic is the Egyptians, we are making our own fact books to do some research.

In our reading groups we have been learning to write answers in proper sentences.


P3T First Week Back

Welcome back, We are gradually getting back into our routines. This week we have been learning about the months and seasons. We have been exploring how use calendars by counting on how many days and weeks, finding the day eg the 11th of January is a Friday and finding the answers to questions such as “What’s the date of the third Monday in August?” by using a calendar.

In Literacy, we are reading the famous Julia Donaldson story, The Snail and the Whale. We will be working on this for two weeks and thinking about the ai/ay/a_e sound. We have also been looking at story maps and using actions to show connectives.

PE this term will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Many children have arrived with new clothes, please can you ensure they are labelled. This would save us a lot of time.


Many Thanks




P3T – What we have been learning this week 10.12.18


In Maths and Numeracy we have been learning about doubles. This is when you add the same number together – e.g. 5 + 5 = 10, 50 + 50 = 100, 45 + 45 = 90. You can practise this at home by asking doubles.

We have also worked on bar charts. This is when we collect information and display results. We asked people about favourite books & showed the results in a bar graph. You can do this at home with how many different foods you have in the cupboard, items not tidied away in your room, anything you can think of really! Remember your bar chart needs to be clear to show the information.



In Writing this week we have been working with our Talk Partners to write the story of the Nativity. We had to encourage our Talk Partners, use punctuation and include finger spaces. We produced some great work and will finish these next week.



This week we finished our magnetic games in our home teams and started on toy number 2! We are now making a board game! We need to include detail in our board games! We are excited to make them and look forward to doing this next week.


P3T WB 19/11/18

This week we have continued to learn the time and some of us are looking at digital and analogue clocks using 5 minute intervals.

We have been asked to do a top secret project related to Christmas. We are all very excited and hope to show you by the end of term.


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 🙂

P3T Week Beginning 12/11/18

This week we have been practising telling the time using o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. We have been looking at what quarters mean, and we’re getting there!  Some of us have been looking only at analogue clocks whilst others have been looking at digital times. At home, you can help by pointing out what times of day certain things happen and how to recognise this on the clock.

Some links to help   We have used these in class this week. has new spelling lists for our new words for this week and next week.

We were very excited to have Louise and Liam from the ambulance service visit us and show us around in their ambulance and answer our questions.



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.



P3T Term 2 Week 2

This week we have been busy learning about the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. We made a display with all our work . We learned what the setting was and words to describe it. We started looking at time connectives to link parts of the story.

We learned about Fireworks night and how to stay safe. We even made our own rockets and wax resist pictures of a firework sky.

In Maths we made place value monsters!

In spelling we have now got all groups on

The children would benefit from practising their words at home and typing in the URL.

Click on search

Click on school

Type in Buckstone and click on the buckstone link

A Taylor

Then you will be able to find your spelling group list.



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.