Category Archives: P5B-Blog

Using teams for our learning

Hi everyone

Hopefully you have all managed to log on to office 365 and accepted my invite to our team. I can see lots of you have been on already which is great.

Like I mentioned things like powerpoints for our learning that are too large to go on the blog will be saved in the files tab at the top of the conversation page. It goes general, posts then files. When you click on files you will see different folders, all the learning materials will go in one of the folders called resources and I have created folders for you to share any learning with me. I would be really excited to see how your work is going. To do this you click the upload tab and open the file from your computer and it will save for me to look at.

Also if you have any questions about learning you can post these to me and I will get back to you, to do this you must write the @scottbothamley, then it will pop up that the message is for me only.

Hope all this makes sense, just have a play around with it.

Remember to check back at 12 for our learning post.

Learning together at home 30.3.20

Welcome back to our virtual classroom everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks for today and tomorrow morning.  We are using the same learning grid as last week for your additional learning across different subjects. I have re attached it to make it easier. Remember to try one or two of these tasks each day.

Here is the learning grid for you to download.

P5 Learning Grid

Optional art task

To engage in the community the school are linking with Fairmilehead Church. I would like you to create a piece of artwork and email it to the school admin account. These will then be collated and sent to the church to then go on their newsletter. This week’s theme is “Hello from Buckstone PS”. Could you please try to get this done by Wednesday of this week.

Numeracy

Mental maths

Lets first of all try to remind ourselves of our work on place value. Test your skills with a game of dartboard rounding, the link is below. Try to build up into rounding to the nearest thousand by starting with units. tens then hundreds.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=DartboardRoundingv2

Number

We will continue our work on division today. Hopefully dividing by 6 and 7 has gone well and remember keep practising. Today we will look at dividing by 8. First of all lets practice our 8 x table and division switchers. Below is a speed test with some division added.

8x_table_speed_test

I have taken a photo of the questions I would like you to complete. Remember to traffic light your work when you finish with how confident you feel and then use a calculator to self assess your work and traffic light again and see if your assessment matches.

Learning Intention

We are learning to divide by 8 using different strategies

spectacular

fantastic,

Literacy

Spelling

I have attached your words for the week as well as some tasks for you to do each day to practice. You can work on one list or try all three, super, fantastic and spectacular.

Learning Intention

We are learning to spell a set of words accurately using different activities

SPELLING P5 WEEK 23

Handwriting

Remember don’t forget to keep practising and using cursive handwriting. There are activities on the learning grid to use. You could also copy a paragraph out of your reading book.

Word of the Day – “vacant”

I will be introducing a word of the day, every day. Copy each word into the back page of your jotter, which will become a word bank.  Find the definition and record this too.

Additional task:  Write a paragraph using the sentence starter below

Arnie sat at the back of the class with a vacant expression on his face…

Microsoft teams

I posted a how to guide for accessing our P5B team. Please try to get on today as later in the week I will be using a section in the team called Files. This can be used for you to share your work with me and I can use it to to upload files that are to big to go on the blog, for example powerpoints that will help you with tasks.

Hope you have a good day and remember to check back tomorrow

How to access Microsoft teams

Instructions on how to access Microsoft Teams

I think our passwords are working now for our Microsoft office 365 and teams. I have invited everyone to join our P5B team, it seems like lots of you have made it on already which is great.

To access Teams please follow the instructions:

 

  1. Go to the Buckstone Primary School Website

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2. Scroll down and find the options on the right hand side. Click on “Office 365”.

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3. Log in using the details given to you.

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4. When logged in successfully click on the “Teams” icon. This will direct you to your Teams. Select the class team.

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If you still have issues please contact the admin team.

Fingers crossed

Learning together at home 27.3.20

I have had some technical difficulties this morning with my internet connection and so the maths pages haven’t downloaded yet, please check back for them later.

Good morning everyone, we have made it through the first week, happy Friday. I hope you are all okay and enjoying learning at home.

Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks for the rest of today and Monday morning.  Please continue with the additional tasks on the learning grid as this will continue into next week.  We recommend that you try one or two of these tasks to complete each day.

We have added some Mandarin for you to work on today, Mrs Fishwick has been in touch and hopes we are all okay.

Numeracy

Today we are going to work on dividing by 7, hopefully yesterday you found some time to practice your 7 x table. I will leave the speed test on and the web links just in case you didn’t.

7x_table_speed_test

As well as your written speed challenge, I have attached a link to a fun times table website, where you can also race against the timer.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

For your mental speed why not play hit the button with your parents. Here is the link.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Learning Intention

We are learning to divide by 7 using different strategies

Here are the questions for spectacular, with remainders.

 

Here are the questions for fantastic, these are if you have not worked on remainders yet.

Literacy

For our literacy task today I would like you to use the template I have attached and complete a Reflective Friday. Remember to think about what we learned not what we did.

Reflective Friday template wk 1

Learning Intention

We are able to reflect on our learning and recognise the skills we have used.

Reading

Please try to spend time each day completing silent reading on a book of your choice. Try to aim for a minimum of 30 minutes.

There are also stories on audible which are free to listen to. Click on this link.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Spelling

Remember to use the spelling document and practice your words and the spelling rule again. Today you could ask an adult to test you by using a dictation, remember this is where we put the word into a sentence.

Learning Intention

We are learning to spell a set of words accurately using different activities

SPELLING P5 WEEK 22

Mandarin

Think back to your work on colours…here’s a game (if you can print off) or simply a reference point to look at and use to practice.

colour-matching-flashcards-english-mandarin-chinese-pinyin_ver_1

Here is the powerpoint we were working on as well as a clip to help with pronunciation.

colors

Hope you enjoy teaching your parents some mandarin.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Learning together at home 26.3.20

Good morning everyone

Just a little reminder that BLOG POSTS go live on the school website at noon (12.00 lunchtime) each day and that these tasks are to be spread over that afternoon and the next morning. Pace yourself with the tasks and remember there is also Newsround to watch if you like. Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks.  Please continue with the additional tasks on the learning grid.  We recommend that you try one or two of these tasks to complete each day.

Numeracy

Today we are going to continue with Time. I hope you got on okay with yesterdays activities and that you really tried to challenge yourself, some of the questions were quite tricky. Below are some more activities for you to complete.  Some of these involve working with an adult.

Clocks

We will start off using analogue and digital clock faces, hopefully we remember a little bit about that from last year. Even if we don’t clocks are something we use many times everyday and are easy to practice with on your own or with an adult.

So in preparation could you all practice reading analogue clocks and try to become an expert in reading the time down to 5 minutes.

This is a good website for your parents to set the time and you answer questions.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

I have attached links to fun games for you to spend time working on.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3

Time Zones

These are north to south areas along the surface of the Earth which have the same time because the Sun is at its highest point at the same moment. Its amazing that there are 24 time zones in the world. Parts of the USA are 7 hours behind UK time. So, people in the USA might still be in bed or just getting up, depending on when you are working on this activity. Explore the time in different countries that you know about and write down what time it is and can you come up with some ideas about what children in these countries might be doing.

Extension – See what you can find out about why the clocks go forward the weekend.

I have kept the link on for the calendars game, keep practising.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/261

Practice your 7 x table and division switchers as we will be working on that tomorrow, remember the quicker we are at the x table the easier division will be. I have attached a 7 times table speed challenge for you to work on.

7x_table_speed_test

As well as your written speed challenge, I have attached a link to a fun times table website, where you can also race against the timer.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

For your mental speed why not play hit the button with your parents. Here is the link.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Literacy

Writing

Today for your main literacy task I would like you to write a descriptive piece in your jotter.

Image result for scottish landscape

Use this fantastic picture of our wonderful countryside. Remember its not a story but a detailed description of the scene. It should only be one paragraph. Your learning intention is below.

Learning Intention

We are learning how to write a description

Success criteria

I can use words that create a particular effect on the audience.

Fantastic – I can include 4 WOW words

Spectacular – I can include 6 WOW words

I can pay particular attention to using interesting openers.

I can take time to re read my piece and uplevel any words I can think of.

Reading

Please try to spend time each day completing silent reading on a book of your choice. Try to aim for a minimum of 30 minutes.

There are also stories on audible which are free to listen to. Click on this link.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Spelling

Remember to use the spelling document and practice your words and the spelling rule again.

Learning Intention

We are learning to spell a set of words accurately using different activities

SPELLING P5 WEEK 22

 

Hope you have a good day and remember to check back tomorrow

Learning together at home 25.3.20

Good morning everyone

Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks for today and tomorrow morning.  I have kept the learning grid attached just in case you didn’t see it yesterday. This has lots of tasks covering other subject areas.  We recommend that you try one or two of these tasks to complete each day.

Here is the learning grid for you to download.

P5 Learning Grid

Numeracy

Last week we started to look at Time as our new maths subject. Today we will begin by working on prior learning, we thought it would be useful to look at how people plan their lives using times and dates. Below are some activities for you to complete.  Some of these activities involve working with an adult.

Here is a link to a game with calendars for practice

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/261

Time Facts

Come up with interesting facts that you already know about time using appropriate vocabulary (for example second, minute, hour, day, week, weekend, fortnight, month, season, year, leap year, time zone, decade, century, millennium).  You could create a time facts poster in your jotter, remember the steps to being successful at this, for example using headings – sub headings, bold colours etc.

Different Days

Specify a day and a date in a calendar month and ask children to work out the day of another date. For example, If the 3rd of May is a Tuesday, what day is the 20th?

How old are you?

You could work out roughly how many days old you are. Remember that there are 7 days in a week and 52 weeks in a year. Try this using your multiplication and addition skills. You can use a calculator to check your answer. Choose whether you investigate leap years or not as part of your calculations. You could work with an adult and find out the age of other family members or find out dates of birth of famous people online.

Extension – If your parent remembers the time you were born, you could extend to working out how many hours, minutes or seconds old you are.

Keep practising your 6 x table and division switchers so it becomes even more automatic, why not play hit the button with your parents. Here is the link.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Literacy

Reading

Today for your main literacy task I would like you to use the visualiser sheet that was in your pack. Please pick an important or interesting part of your reading that was due for today and illustrate your idea of what it could look like followed by a description. Your learning intention is below.

Learning Intention

We are learning to show our understanding of a text in different ways.

I have also included your reading for this week, you could read it with your parents and they could use the blooms questions that were also in your pack. I would use the remembering questions today.

GRK –              Last week  – Page 119 – 134

This week – Page 135 – 155

Bear boat –    Last week  – Page 244 – END

This week – Page 1 – 18 of your new book GRK

Fox –               Last week  – Read to the END

This week – Page 1 – 18 of your new book Belladonna

Flat Stanley – Last week  – Page 51 – 66

This week – Page 67 – 84

Spelling

Remember to use the spelling document and practice your words and the spelling rule again.

Learning Intention

We are learning to spell a set of words accurately using different activities

SPELLING P5 WEEK 22

 

Hope you have a good day and remember to check back tomorrow

Learning together at home 24.3.20

Good morning everyone, hope you are all okay

Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks for today and tomorrow morning.  I have kept the learning grid attached just in case you didn’t see it yesterday. This has lots of tasks covering other subject areas.  We recommend that you try one or two of these tasks to complete each day.

Here is the learning grid for you to download.

P5 Learning Grid

Numeracy

Today we will try some more tricky division with remainders. If you cant remember how these work use the 4 strategies that we made posters about. These are on our reflective Friday post from last week just down the page a bit. I have taken a photo of the questions I would like you to complete. You could also practice your 6 x table as well to help with your switchers, why not play hit the button with your parents. Here is the link.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Learning Intention

We are learning to divide by 6 using different strategies

Here are the questions for spectacular, with remainders

 

Here are the questions for fantastic, these are if you have not worked on remainders yet.

Literacy

Comprehension

Today for your main literacy task I would like you to use the comprehension sheet  you were given in your pack about the digestive system. I would like you to follow the normal success criteria and complete an information sheet in your own words.

Learning Intention

We are learning to read for information

Success Criteria

I can highlight the information I think is important

I can take notes using my own format, eg – mind map, bullet points

I can create and information sheet in my own style and in my own words

Spelling

Remember to use the spelling document and practice your words and the spelling rule again.

Learning Intention

We are learning to spell a set of words accurately using different activities

SPELLING P5 WEEK 22

 

Hope you have a good day and remember to check back tomorrow

Learning together at home 23.3.20

Hello everyone

Welcome to the first day of learning together at home.  Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks for today.  There is also a document called learning grid with lots of tasks covering other subject areas.  We recommend that you try one or two of these tasks to complete each day.

The P5 team would like to reiterate that we understand there will be many parents trying to work at home whilst also caring for younger siblings and possibly other relatives.  We do not want any children or families to feel stressed or under pressure to complete these activities if it is not possible in your household.  Please do what you can.

Here is the learning grid for you to download.

P5 Learning Grid

Numeracy

We will continue with our focus on division this week I have taken a photo of the questions I would like you to complete. Practice your 6 x table as well to help with your switchers. In addition you can use the learning grid document attached to try some different things.

Literacy

I have attached your words for the week as well as some tasks for you to do each day to practice. You can work on one list or try all three, super, fantastic and spectacular.

SPELLING P5 WEEK 22

In addition pick something from the grid, you could practice your cursive writing or create a new blurb for your favourite book.

Hope you have a good day and remember to check back tomorrow

 

 

P5B Teams on 0ffice 365

Good morning P5B

I hope everyone is well and that your first morning at home has been okay, I have been very sad this morning and miss you all. I have been kept busy so far with Elijah and Luna and getting together some fun activities for us.

We had problems on Friday with our Microsoft office 365 log in details, which we thought would be solved by using our home computers, unfortunately this hasn’t worked. These were the passwords which were set by the council. The 365 class team was for us to communicate with each other so I will try to get new login details. It was not for any learning together from home activities these will be posted on the blog every day.

Take care Mr Bothamley