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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

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 20.1.20

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our subtraction skills using the column method.

We have been revising our addition strategies. We have been learning about numbers sequences and we have been developing our own sequences for others to solve.

We have been learning to read analogue clocks using quarter to, quarter past and 5 minute intervals.

We have continued our learning about angles with Miss Houliston. We have been learning to identify different angles in 2D shapes.

Literacy

We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been writing a diary entry from the perspective of the character Will. We are exploring the important features of a diary entry e.g. using past tense, writing about important events, using the pronouns I, my, me.

Spelling– Soft ‘g’ rule

Spicy – gem magic giant gym ginger giraffe germ gentle stage orange 

Hot –agent German digest Egypt energy gentlemen tragedy magician digital fragile 

tricky words – any many

Drama

we have been using role play with Mrs Hand to explore our actions and reactions to others.

IDL

In PE, we have been developing our fitness and using stopwatches to challenge ourselves. We have also been learning about Scottish country dancing and we are beginning to develop the main steps for a ceilidh dance.

In our ‘living things’ topic, we learned about organisms and became ‘class experts’ about either bacteria, plants or animals. We chose how to present our learning. Here are some of our videos:

Charlie and Alicia BACTERIA

 Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Subtracting two items using the column method, without carrying.
  • Find soft and hard ‘g’ words in your reading books.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.
  • Practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Next week, we will be preparing a poem and a song for school assembly.

Her are some links if you would like to practice at home:

The Sair Finger

Jeely Piece Song

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 9.12.19

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

We really enjoyed our trip to the Dominion Cinema to see Frozen 2!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our skills of reading analogue and digital clocks.

We have been learning about different strategies to quickly and accurately find the answer to subtraction calculations.

We have been learning about angles with Miss Houliston. We have been learning to identify right angles in 2D shapes.

Literacy

We have been applying our writing skills to write a character description of Excitable Edgar from the 2019 John Lewis advert. We used a structure from an example piece of character description and highlighted the interesting sentence openers and connectives. We then used the same structure to write our own description of Edgar.

We have been practising answering our reading comprehension questions in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer.

We have been creating mind maps about our the character Spud Murphy from our class novel. We identified four character traits of Spud Murphy and found evidence from the text to support our four words.

Spelling– We have been practising everyday words.

IDL

In our ‘living things’ topic, we have been monitoring our runner beans and some of them are beginning to sprout!

We have been learning about different groups of animals and how to classify them based on certain characteristics (e.g. mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, etc).

 Home learning:

  • The children have been asked to finish their reading books during their silent reading time in class. There will be no reading homework until after the Christmas holidays.
  • Looking at both analogue and digital clocks to read the time.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.
  • Practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Have a lovely weekend!

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 2.12.19

We are looking forward to our cinema trip on Wednesday to see Frozen 2. Please remember to take a packed lunch with you.

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our addition skills using a range of addition strategies (grid, column, jump and diamond methods). Please see the previous post for an explanation of our addition strategies.

We have been learning about different strategies to quickly and accurately find the answer to subtraction calculations.

We have been learning about angles with Miss Houliston. We have been learning to identify different angles in 2D shapes.

Literacy

We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been exploring the character of ‘Spud Murphy’ and using what we know about her from the text to write our own character description. We have been identifying how to improve our descriptive writing and using this information to improve our character descriptions.

We have been practising answering our reading comprehension questions in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer. We have been developing our remembering and understanding skills this week.

Spelling– Soft ‘g’ rule

Spicy – rage page wage garage image bandage postage cottage passage message  

Hot – advantage disadvantage damage engage rampage manage baggage courage shortage sausage 

tricky words – four before

RME

We have been exploring the parable of The Lost Sheep. We used a ‘though tunnel’ in drama to explore the thoughts and feelings of the characters in the parable.

IDL

In PE, we have been practising our overhand and underhand throwing and catching skills.

In our ‘living things’ topic, we designed an investigation to grow a runner bean to explore living processes in a real life example. We will be starting our investigation with the beans next week.

We had a fantastic visit from the RSPB this week and we explored potential habitats in our playground and thought about how we could create habitats for animals and minibeasts.

Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Adding two items together using the column method and discussing carrying a number. Check your answer using the grid  or diamond method.
  • Find  soft ‘g’ words in your reading books.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.
  • Practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Have a lovely weekend!

Buckstone ‘Social Bite- Wee Sleep Out’

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

Target £100.00

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. 

Buckstone ‘Wee Sleep out’

 

 

 

SAVE THE CHILDREN CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

The nursery are organising the charity event to support ‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’.

The children are asking everyone to come to school wearing their Christmas Jumper on Friday 13th December.

Please donate £1 via Parent Pay.

The nursery group will be very excited to see all of your jumpers on the day!!! We are planning to do a tour around the school.

Many thanks,

The Nursery Team

P4J Jumping Jigglypuffs w/c 25.11.19

We are looking forward to our second outdoor learning session with the RSPB on Tuesday. Children should come to school wearing warm/waterproof clothing, appropriate footwear and  gloves. Thank you.

It has been a busy week of learning in P4J!

Maths and Numeracy

We have been practising our addition skills using a range of addition strategies (grid, column, jump and diamond methods). Please see the previous post for an explanation of our addition strategies.

We have been practising our number bonds to 100 and calculating change from £1 and £5. We have learning about different strategies to quickly and accurately find subtractions

We have been continuing our learning about symmetry, with Miss Houliston.

Literacy

We are continuing with our class novel – The Legend of Spud Murphy. We have been exploring the character of ‘Spud Murphy’ and using what we know about her from the text to write our own character description.

We have been practising answering our reading comprehension question in full sentences, by using part of the question in our answer. We have been developing our remembering and understanding skills this week.

We have been exploring homonyms with Miss Houliston and really enjoyed discussing lots of different examples.

Spelling– Soft ‘c’ rule

‘c’ says s when followed by e, i or y.

Spicy – cell  face  cinema  circle  city  celery  cereal  slice  cycle  circus

Hot –  celebrate  ceiling  cement  cent  centipede  cylinder  circulate certain  circuit centre

RME

We have been exploring the story of St Andrew. We used a ‘though tunnel’ in drama to explore the thoughts and decisions making of St Andrew with Miss Houliston.

IDL

In our ‘living things’ topic we have been exploring life processes using the acronym MRS GREN (movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion, nutrition). We chose a living thing and thought about it’s living processes.

In art, we have been using our ‘living things’ topic to explore Autumn leaves.  Using the colour, tone and line of examples, we painted beautiful paintings which have been added to our class gallery.

 

Home learning:

  • Assigned reading books.
  • Adding two items together using the column method and discussing carrying a number. Check your answer using the grid  or diamond method.
  • Find  soft ‘c’ words in your reading books.
  • Discussing jigsaw numbers e.g. change from £1 or £5 for a 37p sweet.
  • Recalling subtraction facts quickly and accurately.

Have a lovely weekend!

A message from some P7 enterprise teams

This term P7 are doing an enterprise project run by Virgin money called Make £5 grow. Please see some adverts from some of our teams.

The Christmas Puddings

The Golden Stars 😉

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Hello we are Abbie. S, Abbi.M, Rachel.S, Ashley and Hana and in P7 we are doing an enterprise project. We will me making our very own scrunchies our business is called SCRUNCHIEHUT!

We are sending this blog post out because we would love it if your child would be able to bring in some money to buy our homemade scrunchies on the 10th December.

We have scrunchies varying prices from £1.50 – £2.00 and different colours such as… Pink, Purple, Blue and our LIMITED EDITION COLOUR YELLOW!!

We would be very grateful if you and your child would be able to donate some old T-shirts or shirts in any of those colours. It would be helpful if you would be able to donate them from the 29th of November to the 6th of December. If you can please give them to P7H (we would prefer no patterns, and the T-shirt needs to be clean.) .

Thank you very much Scrunchiehut.

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Bracelet Bunch

On the 10th of December our group, called bracelet bunch, will be selling bracelets for our enterprise project. We will have lots of different types of bracelets such as: 

  • Bead bracelets  
  • Friendship bracelets 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets 
  • Personalised name bracelets 

We will also have some deals like 3 for the price of 2! 

 Are prices are as follows: 

  • Bead bracelets for £1.00 
  • Friendship bracelets for £1.50 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets for £1.50 
  • Personalised name bracelets for £1.50 

Hope you can bring in your money😀 

thank you 

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