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.
P7 are using their Long Multiplication Skills in Maths to calculate Money word problems. Here are some links to show two methods (Grid and Traditional) taught in class how to perform a long multiplication calculation:
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 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.
Parents of P7M & P7A
For our next Literacy task we are looking at skimming and scanning.
It would be a great help if you are able to supply us with old magazines such as:
National Geographic, Golf News, Newsweek, Popular Science, 4-4-2, Car Empire, Marie Claire etc etc
Also, any newspapers donations would be helpful when painting, so we can spread out the newspaper to stop paint getting on the tables.
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.