Category Archives: P6W-Blog

P6W Learning Week beginning 4.12.17

It has been another very busy week of learning in P6W!

Literacy

  • Contributing to discussions linked to our group and class novels.
  • Listening to the thoughts and opinions of others.
  • Idenyifying character traits and finding evidence to support our choices.
  • Developing reading skills including vocabulary building and summarising.
  • Developing our editing skills.
  • Identifying how we can improve our writing, including using a variety of openers, ambitious vocabulary and short, punchy sentences.
  • Spelling words ending in ‘or’.
  • Creating a factfile.
  • Exploring the use of fashbacks in a story.

Numeracy

  • Using our knowledge of place value to partition addition and multiplication calculations.
  • Using brackets to show our thinking.
  • Showing our thinking in several steps.
  • Developing our recall of addition and multiplication facts.
  • Using our knowledge of division to make ‘traditional’ calculations.

I.D.L.

  • Creating texture using a layering technique.
  • Developing our knowledge of the moon.
  • Developing our research skills.
  • Developing our Thinking Skills.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing skills needed for basketball.
  • Developing resilience.
  • Contributing to team tasks.

“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.

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.

P6W Learning Week beginning 26.11.17

It has been another very busy week of learning in P6W!

Literacy

  • Contributing to discussions linked to our group and class novels.
  • Listening to the thoughts and opinions of others.
  • Identifying features of effective story telling.
  • Idenyifying character traits and finding evidence to support our choices.
  • Developing reading skills including vocabulary building and summarising.
  • Reading to engage a younger audience.
  • Self and peer assessing our writing.
  • Identifying how we can improve our writing, including using a variety of openers, ambitious vocabulary and short, punchy sentences.
  • Spelling words with an ‘ar’ suffix.

Numeracy

  • Changing the order of numbers to make addition and multiplication calculations easier.
  • Using brackets to group helpful numbers and show our thinking.
  • Developing our use of addition methods.
  • Developing our recall of addition and multiplication facts.
  • Using our knowledge of subtraction to make ‘traditional’ calculations.

I.D.L.

  • Developing our knowledge of space exploration.
  • Developing our tearing/layering techniques in art.
  • Developing our Thinking Skills.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing  skills needed for basketball.
  • Developing  resilience.
  • Developing team work.
  • Contributing to our school community and beyond.
  • Celebrating with our whole school community.

P6W Learning Week beginning 30.10 17

It has been another busy week of learning in P6W!

Literacy

  • Identifying character traits to describe the main character in our group novel.
  • Finding evidence from the text to support our choices.
  • Spelling words with ‘tion’ as the last syllable.
  • Developing reading skills- building vocabulary, summarising, identifying character traits.
  • Using ‘ed’ openers and short, punchy sentences to improve our writing.
  • Listening to the thoughts and opinions of others.

Numeracy

  • Finding factors of numbers.
  • Using multiplication facts to make division calculations.
  • Multiplying multiples of 10 and 100 using ‘Smile’ multiplication.
  • Developing our recall of addition and multiplication facts.

I.D.L.

  • Using an appropriate scale to create models of the planets.
  • Using painting techniques to create the surface of each planet.
  • Developing our Manga drawing skills.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing  skills needed for football.
  • Developing  resilience.

P6W Learning

It has been yet another busy week of learning in P6W!

Literacy

  • Identifying how authors use language and other techniques to create tension and excitement.
  •  Assessing our own writing and identifying how this can be improved.
  •  Using our draft to create a comic strip.
  • Preparing and delivering a team presentation which shares information and engages the audience.
  • Developing reading skills- building vocabulary, summarising, identifying character traits.

Numeracy

  • Creating sets of multiples.
  • Explaining common multiples.
  • Finding the lowest common multiple.
  • Multiplying multiples of 10 and 100 using ‘Smile’ multiplication.
  • Developing our recall of addition and multiplication facts.

I.D.L.

  • Idenyifying the unique features of each planet.
  • Developing our drawing skills using ‘Manga’ techniques.
  • Developing our use of Sway.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing  skills needed for rugby.
  • Developing  resilience.

P6W Our Learning- week beginning 9.10.17

It has been another busy week of learning in P6W!

Literacy

  • Identifying how authors use language and other techniques to create tension and excitement.
  •  Using these techniques in our own writing.
  •  Improving our writing by using appropriate openers and ambitious vocabulary.
  •  Developing  our research skills.

Numeracy

  • Multiplying by by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Dividing by 10 and 100.
  • Dividing by 1000 to give a whole number answer.
  • Quick recall of addition and multiplication facts.

I.D.L.

  • Creating  a team presentation which shares information and engages the audience.
  • How  to improve the efficiency of moving objects.
  • Developing our use of Sway.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing  skills needed for rugby.
  • Developing  resilience.

 

 

P6W -Our Learning

It’s been another busy week of learning in P6W!

 

Literacy

  • Using our group novels to develop our vocabulary.
  • Including  ambitious vocabulary in our own writing.
  • Using appropriate words and phrases to help the reader understand how a character feels.
  • ‘Soft c’ spelling rule.

 

Numeracy

  • Explaining how we can tell if a number is divisible by 2, 4 and 8.
  • Working out if a number is divisible by 3,6 or 9.
  • Developing our recall of table facts.
  • Developing startegies for addition calculations.

 

I.D.L.

  • Preparing an informative, well presented poster as part of our ‘Planet Challenge’.
  • Developing our knowledge of our team planet and the unique features of planet Earth.
  • Developing our use of vocabulary linked to our topic.
  • Investigating how we can use Sway in our learning.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing hockey skills.
  • Becoming responsible global citizens.
  • Developing resilience.

Our Learning this Week

Literacy

  • Spelling – words following the ‘soft g before i, e and y’ rule -we found lots!
  • Writing – showing the emotion felt by a character by using appropriate   vocabulary. We were also learning how ‘ly’ openers can engage the reader.
  • Reading/ Listening and Talking-  we identified traits to describe the main character in our group novel and found evidence from the text to support our choices.

Numeracy

  • Explaining and using the tests of divisibility for 2,4,8,5 and 10.
  • Calculating half of odd, 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • Increasing our speed for multiplication calculations.

I.D.L

  • We have been exploring how we could use ‘Sway’ in school.
  • We have learned about the features of a successful poster.
  • We have been working cooperatively, preparing our information in our ‘Expert’ teams.
  • Developing our knowledge of the Solar System.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing ‘marking’ skills for use across team sports.
  • Developing hockey skills.
  • Developing our resilience.

P6W- Our learning this week-

Literacy

We all have group novels home this week. Our reading should be completed for Monday, ready for group discussions,

Reading-  deveioping our knowledge of different genres.

Writing- time openers and ambitious vocabuary.

Listening and Talking – think, pair, share activities.

Note-taking.

Numeracy

Negative Numbers- calculating the difference, comparing and ordering.

Mental agility- times tables, halving, strategies for addition calculations.

 

I.D.L

Creating our ‘Buckstone Values’ display for the school entrance- do have a look when you next visit!

Developing research skills for our planet challenge.

Developing our ‘expert’ knowledge of one planet.

Creating links on a browser.

 

Health and Wellbeing

Learning/ playing cooperatively.