Category Archives: P6W-Blog

P6W Learning Week beginning 5.2.18


It has been another busy week of learning in P6W!

 

Literacy

  • Listening to the thoughts and opinions of others.
  • Participating fully in Literature Circle meetings.
  • Developing our reading skills.
  • Developing our listening skills.
  • Developing our vocabulary.

Numeracy

  • Using and sharing strategies for mental calculations.
  • Making addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations using a variety of methods.
  • Using our knowledge of multiplication facts to calculate area.
  • Using the formula A = L x W
  • Calculate perimeter using the formula P = 2L + 2W
  • Calculating the area of composite shapes.
  • Developing our understanding of the properties of shapes to calculate area and perimeter.
  • Applying our area and perimeter skills to real- life calculations.

 I.D L.

 

  • Developing our knowledge of Scottish scientists and inventors.
  • Creating a timeline.
  • Developing our drawing skills.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing our gymnastic skills.
  • Developing resilience.
  • Contributing to cooperative tasks.

P6W Learning Week beginning 29.1.18


It has been another busy week of learning in P6W!

We have all been actively involved in preparing our assembly!

Literacy

  • Developing our presentation skills.
  • Listening to the thoughts and opinions of others.
  • Participating fully in Literature Circle meetings.
  • Developing our reading skills.
  • Developing our listening skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of poetry writing.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scots Language.

Numeracy

  • Using and sharing strategies for mental calculations.
  • Making addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations using a variety of methods.
  • Finding the area of a square or rectangle by counting the squares.
  • Using our knowledge of multiplication facts to calculate area.
  • Using the formula A = L x W
  • Calculate perimeter using the formula A = 2L + 2W
  • Developing our understanding of the properties of shapes to calculate area and perimeter.

 I.D L.

  • Developing our Scottish dancing skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scottish songs.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scottish scientists and inventors.
  • Developing our drama skills including prop making.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing our gymnastic skills.
  • Developing resilience.
  • Contributing to cooperative tasks.
  • Contributing to a whole class event.

P6W Learning Week beginning 16.1.18


It has been another busy week of learning in P6W!

 

Literacy

  • We have launched Literature Circles and have chosen new novels to help us develop our reading skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of poetry writing.
  • Developing our use of descriptive phrases.
  • Developing our note taking skills.
  • Organising our notes.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scots Language.

Numeracy

  • Using and sharing strategies for mental calculations.
  • Making addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations using a variety of methods.
  • Finding the area of a square or rectangle by counting the squares.
  • Using our knowledge of multiplication facts to calculate area.
  • Using the formula A = L x W
  • Calculate perimeter using the formula A = 2L + 2W.
  • Calculating differences between times.

 I.D L.

  • Developing our Scottish dancing skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scottish songs.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scottish scientists and inventors.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing resilience.
  • Contributing to team tasks.
  • Developing our Class Charter.

P6 Assembly

In preparation for our upcoming assembly, Primary 6 have been practising the songs ‘Caledonia’ and ‘A Man’s a Man for a’That’.  It would be helpful if children could practise the words to these songs at home. Many thanks to Mrs Humphries and Mrs Turner for giving up thier time to help us rehearse.

Please find the words to these songs in the attached documents.

 

Thank you for your support,

P6 Team

P6W Learning Week beginning 16.1.18


It has been another busy week of learning in P6W!

 

Literacy

  • We have launched Literature Circles and have chosen new novels to help us develop our reading skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of poetry writing.
  • Developing our use of descriptive phrases.
  • Developing our note taking skills.
  • Organising our notes.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scots Language.

Numeracy

  • Using and sharing strategies for mental calculations.
  • Making addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations using a variety of methods.
  • Finding the area of a square or rectangle by counting the squares.
  • Using our knowledge of multiplication facts to calculate area.

 I.D L.

  • Developing our Scottish dancing skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scottish songs.
  • Developing our knowledge of Scottish scientists and inventors.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing resilience.
  • Contributing to team tasks.
  • Developing our Class Charter.

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

P6W Learning Week beginning 9.1.18

Happy New Year!

We are already learning lots of new skills.

 

Literacy

  • Listening to the thoughts and ideas contributed by others.
  • Developing our reading skills.
  • Developing our editing skills.
  • Summarising a text.
  • Identifying key events in a text and discussing the consequences.
  • Exploring the use of flashbacks in a story.

Numeracy

  • Using and sharing strategies for mental calculations.
  • Using our knowledge of odd and even numbers to check calculations.
  • Reading 24 hour clock times.
  • Converting am and pm times to their equivalent 24 hour clock times.
  • Changing 24 hour clock times to 12 hour clock times.
  • Ordering and sequencing 24 hour clock times.

 

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing skills needed for team sports.
  • Developing resilience.
  • Contributing to team tasks.
  • Developing our Class Charter.

P6W Learning Week beginning 11.12.17

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

Literacy

  • Listening to the thoughts and ideas contributed by others.
  • Developing reading skills.
  • Developing our editing skills.
  • Summarising a text.
  • Identifying how we can improve our writing, including using a variety of openers, ambitious vocabulary and short, punchy sentences.
  • Spelling words ending in ‘er’.
  • Creating a factfile.
  • Exploring the use of flashbacks in a story.

Numeracy

  • Using our knowledge of place value to partition addition calculations.
  • Using a variety of methods to make addition calculations.
  • Selecting the most appropriate method for an addition calculations.
  • Showing our thinking in several steps.
  • Developing our recall of addition and multiplication facts.

I.D.L.

  • Developing our drawing skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of the moon.
  • Developing our Thinking Skills.
  • Developing our knowledge of The Christmas Story and Christmas traditions.
  • Developing our singing skills.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing skills needed forball sports.l
  • Developing resilience.
  • Contributing to team tasks.

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.

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.