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P5W learning this week 18.01.19

Happy New Year!

P5HW have had a very productive week. It has been a great start to 2019 learning new skills and reflecting and building on skills.

We have enjoyed discovering facts about Mary Queen of Scots , learning what makes a good story ,using speech marks, spelling words with -tion, starting new novels in Literacy circles, developing gymnastic skills, learning about Time , consolidating subtraction and revising tables from 1-9,

Today’s post is a selection of our reflections.

 

To help with tables …

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Enjoy the weekend!

P5’s Learning this week 7.12.18

Here are a variety of reflection sheets highlighting what the children have been learning this week.

We have been very busy amidst the Christmas countdown!

 

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Watch out for Learning Stories which will also be coming home during the course of the coming week!

18 sleeps to go …apparently!

 

P5’s Learning this week

It has been a very busy week of learning  and we have used a hige number of skills .

In literacy we wrote reports about the Rainforest and our Assembly.

In numeracy we were subtracting using “grouping”  or “borrowing” .Youcan see how to do  it here .

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/subtraction-regrouping.html

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day we discussed his life and why he is our ptrom Saint . We managed to learn the orcadian Strip the Willow and took part in a cweilidh with P4

As part of enterprise we all made fantastic wooden Christmas star decorations to sell at the Christmas Fair.

To help decorate the scvhool we created a fabulous Christmas tree ,each making a bauble.

We also went to the Pantomime which we thoroughly enjoyed.

It has been a fun packed week of learning!

 

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 🙂

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

 

 

P5HW learning this week 9/11/18

Today’s reflective week was written together .

Maths 

We have begun a topic on Money.

We are learning different addition strategies in numeracy including column addition and in mental maths we have been using empty number lines.

 

Literacy 

In literacy this week we have continued to look at similes and metaphors and how they are different from each other.

We are also really enjoying our class novel The Explorer.

In Literacy Circles we shared our learning on our new books in our groups.

Languages

In Mandarin we made a booklet about Chinese numbers.  It was lots of fun!  We were counting beyond 10.

Topic – The Rainforest

We have been continuing with our fact files about animals in tropical Rainforests.  We drew some of the animals we have researched and we are also working on presenting the Rainforest as part of our Assembly.

Assembly

We have been practising out assembly on Broomlee and the Rainforests. We been learning how to work together cooperatively and share our learning in an interesting and informative way.

It is all coming together nicely. Please find the link to our Rainforest song below:

Have a lovely weekend!

Times tables

Later this term in P5 we are going to be learning about formal written methods for multiplication and division. In this post you will find some ideas and games to play to help learn times tables in an interesting and fun way!

 

Below are some interactive games to help learn times tables;

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/arithmetic

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/306/Maths-Fishing-Multiplication

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk/en/index2.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/cross_the_swamp/big_sound/full.shtml

 

This website has some other great games to play!

https://www.theschoolrun.com/top-times-tables-games

 

 

Have fun!!

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.