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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

P6F Reflective Friday 17.1.20

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to you all!

Please find attached a selection of Reflective Friday’s that the children have completed for the week.

In addition to this all children have taken home their spelling words they have been given this week. We have been working on common words and the children have been responsible and decided which words from the list they are needing to work on. A blank copy of this document is attached below.

5th 100

Have a lovely weekend!


P6F Reflective Friday 13.12.19


This week in Maths, we have been revisiting measure, where we have carried out a pre-assessment. This tested our skills of measuring a line as well as using different types of measurements, for example millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm) and metres (m).

We have also had a visit from Mrs Walker from Boroughmuir High School, who has been teaching us algebra. We have been solving equations where X is a unknown value. This has tested our knowledge of our 4 operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.



This week in literacy we have been working on a video comparison, where we have watched Baboon on the Moon and The Man on The Moon (John Lewis advert). We were spotting on the differences of the two videos and their similarities, where we have filled in our own Venn diagrams.

We have also continued working on our spelling, by using Fry’s common words. To practice our words we have been using our active spelling cards. For example, bubble letters, backwards words and blue vowels, these help us to continue practicing our spelling which will help to improve our writing.


Other Curriculum Areas- 


In German we have been working with Sabrina to find out about Christmas in Germany, we have been learning about the traditions they have as well as how we say Merry Christmas in German: Frohe Weinachten  and Happy New Year: Frohes Neus Jahr.

Community Teams

In the latter part of the week, we have been working in our community teams where we have been working with our peers from P1-P7 on different issues we are trying to change within the school. For example Community Links Team, Communication, Pupil Parliament, Eco committee, etc.

Home Learning Options-




Practice our times tables.


Practice our Spelling words

Create our own stories using our skills of VCOP and cursive writing






Scripture Union Christmas Workshop

The Scripture Union will present a short workshop to each of the P6 classes. This will take place on Friday 13th December between break and lunch. There will be no religious observance and the emphasis is on Christmas traditions and what Christians believe to be the origins of the Christmas story.

I attach a summary from Scripture Union-

‘A journey through the Christmas story from the Bible, exploring the events of the first Christmas and why it is so important for Christians – including quizzes, video, storytelling, and the chance to ask questions about some Christmas traditions we have today.’

If you do not wish your child to take part, please contact the school office and alternative provision will be made for him/her.

The following timings are anticipated:

P6F-      10:45- 11:30

P6M-     11:35-12:20


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!  


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’




P6 Wee Sleep Out

What a wonderful night we had last night. A fantastic cause and an enormous amount of support from family and friends. Thank you so much for all your donations and thank you to our wonderful P6’s for taking part in a great event! We even had a special visitor –

Alice (co-founder of SOCIAL BITE)

Please find the link above should you wish to donate . . .

Finally, thank you to ALL the adults who helped to make this happen. Your kindness and hard work is much appreciated.

P6F Reflective Friday 6.11.19


In Maths this week we have been working on our number machines, as well as making our own, which we can use to help us create our own questions.

Mrs Walker came and taught us more algebra where she began to show us how to find an unknown value. This really tested our 4 operations: addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.


We have began to look at persuasive writing through note taking persuasive words and phrases. We also began to talk about for and against arguments which we discussed around the issue of the 4-part Christmas.

Additionally, we have been working on our spelling by creating our own snakes and ladders board games. This tested how well we knew our spelling words, as well as, allowing us to be creative.

Other Curriculum Areas-

Drama- This week, we began to learn about props and the different uses they could have in our drama piece, for example: a tea towel became our  superhero cape.

German- With Sabrina we have been learning about advent in Germany. This is different to our traditions as each Sunday of December they light a candle, which represents the countdown to Christmas

Social Studies- We have been continuing to practice our capital cities of countries in Europe, in preparation for the Euro Quiz 2020. This has tested our memory skills.

Home Learning Options: 

  • Sumdog
  • Transum
  • Practice our spelling by making a board game at home.
  • Continue practicing your capital cities of countries in Europe.

P6F have reflected on their on their sleep out last night, by writing our own diary entries. Here are a few wonderful examples:

Dear Diary, 

Thursday 5th December 2019, was the sleep out! I brought my: favourite teddy bear; cozy elf slippers; warm dressing gown; old sleeping bag and mat; pillow and all the things you needed. Everyone was ready for the social bite people to come in. Mr Mceesick gathered us around, moments later Alice Thompson stepped through and then we talked about Social Bite. Then we climbed in to our beds and did the fire drill and got a biscuit, they were lovely. Mr Mceesick read us a story about his childhood and finally, we went to bed. 


Dear, Diary, 

Last night was a very exciting night, P6 did a wee sleep out. It was held in the new hall. We set up our airbeds and then we had a visitor. Her name was Alice, she started Social Bite in 2012 along with Josh little Jon. They are making 830 homes for people and have already moved a fifth off the streets. After she came we did a quiz on Christmas. We then had a biscuit and heard a story. Finally, it was time to go to sleep… 

In the morning we packed all our stuff and then we got collected. 

The total we raised was £2700 but it’s still going up!