Category Archives: P6N-Blog

Primary Six Literature Circles

Primary Six are delighted to announce that we are starting Literature Circles this week.

This is an exciting opportunity for children to develop their reading skills, as well as their organisational skills.

Literature Circles allow children to develop independence, confidence and social skills.

Children will work in small groups, choosing the novels and the tasks they would like to complete each week. Following this, the children will meet together and discuss activities that they have prepared in class.

Children will have a set amount of pages to read each week at home in order for them to participate successfully in both the independent and group tasks – this will be decided on a Wednesday. We would therefore appreciate your support to ensure that the children have read the set pages at home for the following Tuesday of each week.


Thank you,


Primary Six Team

Happy New Year

Welcome back everyone!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please make sure that you have brought back gym kits and have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.

There will be no reading homework this week.



Christmas Jumper Day 15th December

Tomorrow, Friday 15th, Buckstone Primary School are helping raise money for Save the Children.

This is a reminder for as many children and staff as possible to wear a Christmas Jumper to help raise awareness for those less fortunate across the world.  If participating you should bring in a £1 donation. 

Thank you.

“All About Me”

Thank you to all the parents/carers who have completed the “All About Me” sheet with their child.  Celebrating Wider Achievement is a much looked forward to part of the school day/week and seeing all of the activities/clubs pupils at Buckstone attend is fantastic! The range is amazing! The information gathered from these forms will only be used at school level to now identify any opportunities the school can offer the children.

Additional copies will be sent home over the next week if you have not managed to fill it out yet.

Thank you.

P6N Reading for 5th December

Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens – Finish Chapter 18 and read Chapter 19

Fabled Beast Chronicles – Finish Chapter 14 and read Chapter 15

The Shadow Keeper – Chapter 14 and 15

The Fox and the Ghost King – Chapter 6

Sumdog – Update

Our Sumdog licence expired at the end of last week.

Sadly the provider has increased the licence fee by 60% per pupil. As a result we have decided to investigate other options to support Maths learning via online applications.

We appreciate this will be a disappointment to some pupils who have actively engaged with Sumdog and been motivated to often use the application. We would hope to identify a solution to continue to support the pupils in the near future.

P6N Learning w/c 12th November


  • Reading – continuing to develop the use of evidence from the text to support our character descriptions
  • Writing – we enjoyed comparing our Alma story endings to the real ending of the film – we thought that our own endings were better!
  • Developing questioning skills when discussing our class novel – Eye of the Wolf
  • Spelling – Words ending with ‘ous’.  You can access online activities related to our spelling this week at  Simply use the search tab to find Buckstone Primary School and our class’ spelling lists are under Mrs Nicholson
  • Developing our presentation skills when sharing our Planet Music with the class


  • Developing our multiplication strategies using ‘traditional’ methods
  • Using our knowledge of rules of divisibility and factors to identify prime numbers to 100
  • Using different strategies to work out of a number is prime or not
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000

Health and Wellbeing

  • We continued to develop our basketball skills with Ms Hastie this week
  • We are working on our fitness level by completing a range of high intensity circuits
  • We are working on becoming effective team members
  • Developing our independence when working towards our individual learning story targets

Interdisciplinary Learning (Topic)

  • We are completing a class mission to find out about important dates in Space Exploration History
  • We enjoyed listening to and sharing our Planet Music which we created using the garage band app. We will be sharing our creations on the blog shortly
  • In RME we learned about Rangoli Patterns and created some of our own
  • In German, we revised numbers and colours. We enjoyed using this song to practise