Category Archives: P5B-Blog

Buckstone’s Got Talent and Winter Fair


P5 will be holding auditions for anyone in P5 who would like to go through to the Buckstone’s Got Talent competition. The auditions will take place on Wednesday 19 February and following on from this audition two acts from P5 will take part in the whole school audition on Thursday 20 February. The acts can be dancing, singing, telling jokes, reciting poems, magic, juggling or any other skill or talent your child would like to share.


Winter Fair

The Winter Fair is on Saturday 22nd. We are looking for donations for the hamper. If you have already donated then please don’t feel you have to donate again! If you would like to then please bring in any donations the first week back. Our theme is International. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

P5B Reflective Friday 31.1

Good afternoon

Here are our reflections from the week.

Our spelling rule was

  • Soft g in final position is always made with the letters ge and not j.
  • To keep the vowel in front short insert d

Tip:  Defensive d defends the vowel to keep it short

badge         ridge

grudge        lodger

badger        judges

midges        gadget

budget        hedgehog


Have a great weekend

Primary 5 Charity – Edinburgh Cat and Dog home

Good morning

Primary 5 picked the Edinburgh cat and dog home as our charity for this year. We are looking for any donations of food, dry or wet, treats, toys, food or water bowls, used leads for dogs and poop bags.

Please could you send any donations in by next Wednesday and P5 will collect them. A member of staff from the home will be working with P5 next Thursday and will take them away then.

Thank you in advance from all of P5.

I have included the link to their website.

Have a great weekend

P5B Reflective Friday 24.1

Good afternoon

Here are our reflections from the week.

Our spelling rule was

  • To change a word ending in y to plural change the y to i and add es.
  • If the letter before the y in the singular word is a vowel, simply add s.

lorry                     lorries

army                     armies

injury                   injuries

family                   families

lady                      ladies

reply                     replies

tray                      trays

monkey                monkeys

holiday                 holidays


Your challenge this week is to focus on your 6 x table, I would like us all to be able to recite it quickly and accurately. I will give a speed challenge test next week.

Have a great weekend

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

P5B Reflective Friday 17.1

Good afternoon

Here are our reflections from the week.

Our spelling rule was

  • When a word ends with an f sound, change the f to v before adding es
  • We also looked at what the meaning of singular and plural in relation to the words.

e.g.    loaf  =  loav + es = loaves

knife                     knives

scarf                     scarves

loaf                       loaves

leaf                       leaves

calf                       calves

half                       halves

herself                  themselves

myself                  ourselves


I have set two challenges on Sumdog, both are covering the work we have started in money. You can choose which one you would like to do, or you can do both. The decimal points challenge is more difficult.

Reflective Friday

Have a lovely weekend

P5 Scots Poetry

Good afternoon

As part of our focus on Scotland in January, P5 are looking at the works of Robert Burns. For our reading homework this week we would like the children to learn a poem. We have shown the children four examples of his poetry. These are

A mans a man

My love is like a red red rose

My hearts in the highlands

To a mouse

The children can choose one of these to learn, or any other Scots poem they may know. Next week from Tuesday we will ask the children to recite their poem to the class. We have spoken about all the important parts of talking and listening which will help in their recital.

I have attached the link to the BBC burns site which has the words and some celebrities reciting the four poems.

Good luck to everyone, we cant wait to hear them.


P5B Reflective Friday 13.12

Good morning

Here are our reflections from the week.

Our spelling rule was

      • ous says us in the final syllable
      • We have focused again on the breaking up of words into syllables as a spelling strategy

      e.g.    tre / men /  dous

Our words were

nervous               jealous

poisonous          enormous

tremendous       famous

dangerous         numerous

generous           miraculous


Have a lovely weekend

P7T Enterprise

Squishy squad! 

Eat sleep squish repeat 

 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 a beat the keeper against Buckstone’s best keeper and nothing over a pound. 

Winner of the raffle wins a  mitre imperil plus ball!