Category Archives: P7A-Blog

P7A Weekly Blog 9.2.18

We have been learning:

  • to use measurement to calculate the dimensions and materials needed to construct a full size Anderson Shelter and to turn our classroom into a 1940s learning environment
  • to overwrite to create maximum impact on our 500 Word competition entries (all 26 now submitted to the BBC – wow well done!)
  • to play Wartime playground games in PE

After the holidays we will be learning:

  • about Renewable Energy in Scotland and beyond
  • how to estimate journey times using timetables in preparation for Transition
  • to apply our knowledge of Profit and Loss during Fairtrade Fortnight
  • about Respectign Ourselves and Others in Health and Wellbeing
  • about the meaning behind War Poetry
  • to plan for a Wartime Tea Party

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday!

Mrs Magill


P7A Weekly Blog

We have been learning to:


  • calculate the dimensions of a full size Anderson Shelter
  • calculate cooking times for the Haggis at the Burns Supper


  • plan the structure of our entries for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words Story Competition
  • create a character profile injecting some our personality to bring it alive
  • use different similes for effect
  • overwrite to make our writing original

Social Studies

  • understand how the Scottish Parliament works
  • understand how The Presiding Officer controls the proceedings in the Debating Chamber
  • use our literacy skills to skim and scan when researching our personal project


  • climb up the ropes in PE
  • jump off PE equipment safely
  • dance at our Burns supper made us feel tired and happy!


Next week we will be:

  • prepare and organise for our Parent Drop-in
  • finish our planning for our 500 Words and start writing the story
  • improving on our Beat That’s (Learnits)

written by Sammi

Have a lovely weekend!

We Need You

On Monday P7 are going to create two World War 2 themed classrooms.

In the spirit of the 1930/ 40’s we would like to use material / objects which can be recycled for other uses, eg, plastic bottles for the hull of ships, fuselage of plane, boxes for suitcases etc.

Please bring in anything which will help. We only have Monday 5th February to do this.


P7A Writing for a Purpose

Last week, I told P7A a little story about the 14 year old daughter of a friend of mine.  Kira The Machine (she has a page on Face Book) has nueroblastoma and is currently back in hospital. Living in the technological world that we do, Kira’s parents thought it would be a lovely, fun and tactile way for their daughter to receive postcards as “Get Well” messages instead of texts. P7A immediately decided that they would like to send postcards to Kira.

P7A are writing jokes and little messages about themselves to cheer Kira up while she is in the Sick Kids’.

Mrs Imrie has given her support and thinks that this is a lovely piece of learning for P7A to be involved in.  If anyone does not want their son or daughter to take part in this writing, please let the office know.

Thank you,

Mrs Magill

P7A Weekly Blog 19.1.18

In P7A this week our learning has involved:


  • We learned how to use the grid method in long multiplication
  • Our German teacher showed us the German version of long multiplication that is used in German Primary Schools


  • We used our listening and talking skills to canvass for votes during the P7 hustings
  • We listened for information and took notes during Grandad Duffy’s WWI talk

Social Studies

  • We turned our classroom into a polling station for the elections
  • We researched a timeline on the key events in WWII


  • We continued to develop our basketball skills
  • We were resilient when we were doing long multiplication


Next week we will be:

  • Taking part in the BBC Radio 2 500 word story competition
  • We’re going to choose our Personal Project in Social Studies from either WWI or The American Civil War. Time will be allocated during Learning Time for this study.
  • We are going to plan some Burns celebrations
  • Edinburgh University are going to teach us how to use engineering to build bridges and cars
  • We will be learning about the works of the living composer Karl Jenkins and producing related art work
  • Hoping to have another visit from the Grandads!

written by Sofia

Have a snow-fun filled weekend!

P7a Home Learning 16.1.18-9.2.18


Primary 7a voted to learn about Word War II as their new Social Studies topic.  Therefore, this Home Learning Grid has been designed around this theme covering all discrete curricular areas.

The children are also going to undertake a Personal Project in Social Studies.  They compiled a list of Wars and Conflicts that they were interested in learning about; either WWI or The American Civil War.  The end of their Personal Project will culminate in a comparative study with WWII.  Their key tasks for this will be to identify similarities and differences.  The children will be given Learning TIme during school to conduct their Personal Study.


Weekly Blog P7A Friday 12th January 2018

Happy New Year!  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2018.

In P7A this week our learning has involved:


  • We have been learning to estimate the value to society of certain jobs and their salaries.


Literacy & Social Studies

  • We have been learning how to debate using our Listening and Talking

Skills as part of our Scottish Parliament topic.

  • We have also been learning how to take part in Local Party Class Hustings in preparation for the Whole School Election next Friday



  • We have been learning how to transfer our Basketball skills into other contexts


Next week we will be:

  • learning how to calculate profit and loss in Maths
  • learning how to correctly use verbs, nouns and adjectives for maximum impact in our writing
  • planning our WWII topic
  • planning our own personal project on either WWI or The American Civil War which will be part of a comparative study with WWII
  • learning about the composer Karl Jenkins and discussing his work and how it makes us feel

written by Mrs Magill

Have a super weekend!

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.

P7A Home Learning 5-18.12.17

P7A Christmas Ho Ho Home Learning Challenge

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Your mission is to:

  • Decide on your favourite Christmas song
  • Write what it is about
  • Say why you like it
  • Find out something about the artist who recorded it
  • Design a new CD cover for it

We will then compile a Christmas Playlist.

Festive Felicitations, Mrs Magill            Image result for christmas