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P6 Christmas Craft

Our stunning lanterns will be going on sale at the Christmas Fayre. Pupils can reserve their own creation by bringing in £2 tomorrow morning. These will make a beautiful Christmas gift and the children are justifiably proud of each individual piece.IMG_1527[1]

Buckstone’s Wee Sleep Out 2018!

I just wanted to say how incredibly proud I am of all of the Primary 6 children who took part in the Wee Sleep Out last night!

The children have taken a leading role in the planning, advertising, research and organisation of this event from the beginning and have shown how determined, resilient and passionate they are to support a very worth while cause!

Well done everyone!

Mrs N

P6 Christmas Fair Craft

Primary 6 children have been asked to make something crafty to sell at the christmas fair.

We would like to make glass candle holders.  (using battery operated tea lights)

Please, if possible, could you bring in a glass jar by the end of next week – Friday 23rd November to enable us to have enough time to decorate these to sell at the fair which is taking place on Friday 30th November.

If you have extras, these would also be gratefully received.

Many thanks,

P6 Team

Our Learning in P6N w/c 12th October


Class Novel – This week we finished our class novel Friend Or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. The whole class loved this book and can’t wait to read more of his work. Our task this week was to find evidence from the text to show if the Germans were friends or foes. Then we had to create a colorful poster with the evidence on it and then we put them in our learning stories.

Reading – This week in reading we had another meeting with our reading group to discuss our literature circle roles. We had to have a discussion director, an artful adventurer, a super summarizer, a literary luminary and a character captain. We shared our learning with our reading group and then discussed our roles for next week.

Spelling – This week in spelling we learned ous which says us. We had to split the words into syllables and then think of our own words. E.g. ner/vous, mar/vell/ous and con/tag/ious.

Topic – This week for our topic we had to carry on with our space shuttle launch story by upleveling some sentences and then continuing the story.


  • In maths we have been learning how to round in tens, hundreds, thousands and for some people tens of thousands
  • EG-3465 tens-3470 hundreds 3500 thousands-3000.
  • Also we have been doing our beat that’s and a new type of math’s called the clic test.  In the clic test we have to demonstrate our understanding of the different written methods of calculations.
  • Please see our video clip for an explanation:


In topic we have been learning about space. We learned how to up level sentences for example {my mind was racing with lots of different thoughts and question} is up leveled to {amazingly my mind zoomed with thousands of thoughts and questions }  

Sewing – Skills Time

During Skills Time we have been practicing sewing so we can make a soft sculpture for our P1 buddies. Our buddies have designed their monster toy and we have begun to make this out of felt.  We have been practising our sewing now for weeks so we are excited to finally start making the finsihed piece.


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.



Our Learning in P6N w/c 5th November


In literacy we learned how to write a synopsis for a short film. The short film was called Alma. It was about a little girl. She wrote on a wall and a doll pops up she goes inside the shop and gets sucked in to it.

In our class novel Friend or Foe, we sorted quotations from the book in to chronological order. We mapped the change in point of view of the main character David and discussed how this had changed over time.

Thanks to Finlay for writing this section of the blog.

We also held our first Literature Circle meetings – these were very successful! We have been reminded to think about our role for next week while we are completing our reading homework.



  • working out time calculations using bus/train timetables and tv schedules
  • calculating the duration of events
  • converting between units of time (minutes to hours)


  • explaining what a factor is and working out all of the factor pairs of a number
  • identifying and explaining what prime numbers are
  • using a range of strategies to complete written calculations in the clic test
  • developing our speed and accuracy of mental maths in the Beat That tests
  • using the grid method to complete 2 digit x 2 digit multiplication calculations. (please see video)

Other Areas of the Curriculum

  • We have been finishing our space posters. We have been given a planet to research about and you need to, in a group, make an eye-catching poster to present to the class. I think everyone is enjoying doing the Space Posters and are looking forward to presenting them. 
  • In ICT we have been learning about formulas and the names of the bars in Excel. We have enjoyed this because our class likes to learn something new every day. 
  • We have been carrying on our knowledge of sewing and we have been sketching and planning our P1 buddies designs in order to make an attractive toy you could buy out of a shop. I think we are all excited to do this for our buddies and our buddies are excited to get them too. We have not started yet but I think it will be a real challenge.
  • We have continued to respond to Holst’s Planet Suite and will soon be creating our own pieces of music.
  • A new Resilience topic, ‘Talk Things Over’ was launched in assembly this week.
  • We are super excited that we now have permission from the council to take part in the wee sleep out!  It will be happening on Thursday 15th November to raise money for Social Bite –  a homeless charity.

Thanks to Amelie for writing this section of the blog.

P6N Literature Circles

Our literature circles are starting this week!

On Tuesday each child will be supported in class to complete a different task for their group meeting.

The group meeting will take place on a different day following the completion of the task.

If you would like to have a look at the different tasks please see the attachments below.

Each child has already decided with their group on their task/ role to be completed on Tuesday.

Artful Adventurer updated

Character Captain updated

Discussion Director updated

Literary Luminary updated

vocabulary vulture

Super Summariser

Our Learning in P6N w/c 29th October


  • We got to choose our new reading books.  Reading is issued on a Tuesday and due to be completed by the following Tuesday.
  • We watched a spooky film clip called ‘Alma’  We had to create a synopsis for the film.
  • We used an important scene from Friend or Foe to complete a ‘Literary Luminary’ task.
  • We explored the roles of the Literature Circles.  Our first meeting is on Tuesday.


  • Learned a new strategy for adding large numbers – Diamond Addition
  • We learned about telling the time in a 24hour format
  • We learned a new strategy for multiplying 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers- Grid Method
  • We learned about a Shuttle launch count down
  • We explored train timetables and linked this to 24 hour time

Other Curricular Areas

  • We attended the book fair
  • We learned the colours in German
  • We helped as tour guides for the school open day
  • We learned some Scottish dances
  • We worked on our Space Posters and presentations
  • We decided our HWB targets for our Learning Stories
  • In ICT we learned about spreadsheeets on Excel
  • We worked with our P1 buddies to create a monster that we will make into a soft toy using our sewing skills
  • Halloween and Guy Fawkes assembly
  • We enjoyed the mums and dads visiting us on Friday