Category Archives: P7F-Blog

P7 Sports Transition Trip to Meggetland 8.5.19

All three Primary 7 classes will be going on a Sports Transition Trip next Wednesday 8th May.  We will leave school at 09:30 by private coach organised by Boroughmuir.  After the event is finished, we will leave Meggetland at 12:30.  Since we will return to Buckstone Primary school after lunchtime, your child should bring a packed lunch with them that day.

Please return the consent form which your child was given today by Friday 3rd May as school is closed on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th May.  The letter contains all necessary information.

Thank you,

P7 Team

 

P5 Fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital (Sick Kids)

P5 are still collecting toys for our toy sale on the 4th of April. Please bring them in by Monday and put them outside P5.

We are still looking for some of the following (please make sure they are clean and good quality);

stuffed toys, books, gameboards, barbies or action figures, outdoor toys, lego, baby toys, loom bands, cars, cards, fancy dress clothes, role play items, DVDs (U), Shopkins… the list is endless.

Thank you to those who have brought things in so far.

The prices will be either 50p, £1, £1.50… with the most expensive thing being £3.

From P5H and P5HW

P5 fundraising for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (Sick Kids)

Hello,

In P5 we are going to be doing a toy sale to raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital (Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity). It is going to be on Thursday 4th April in school near the P5 classrooms.

If you have one or two toys that you would like to donate can you please bring them in next week and by Monday 1st of April at the latest.

Please don’t bring in toys that you want to keep, you can bring in toys that you don’t play with any more or that have been sitting in your cupboard. It might be a good time to have a spring clean!

Please put any toys you bring in on the table in the P5 library.

Some examples of toys we would like are

Books

Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys

Cars

Baby toys so you can buy them for younger brother and sisters

Board games

Loom bands

Lego

Cards

Can you please make sure the toys are clean and good quality.

Thanks

P5H and P5HW

P4 Food Bank Charity Collection

Primary Four are organising a food bank collection for the Edinburgh Food Project, who support families who are struggling to provide food for their families. We are looking for donations from the whole school to support this amazing charity. We require all donations to be in school by Friday 29th March.

 Here is a list of the products that are currently required by the food bank:

Urgently Needed: Instant coffee (jars), cold meat (tins), fruit juice (long-life), tea bags (packs of 40s), tinned fish, sugar

Low On Stock: Rice (500g bags), tinned fruit, toilet roll, tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned rice pudding, pasta sauces (jars), tinned custard, tinned tomatoes, jam.

We can also donate hygiene items such as: deodorant, shampoo, shaving foam & toilet roll.

 ****Please do not send fresh items as refrigeration is not available.****

Please send your donations to school with your child and ask them to pass them on to Primary Four.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks is advance,

P4 Team

 

Homework Grid WW2

Your child should have brought home a new home learning grid on Monday. There is also one attached to this post.

This will last for 4 weeks. Each Monday your child should bring in their jotter/any creations they have made/photos and show their class teacher.

We look forward to seeing more wonderful Home learning!

Enjoy!

P7 team

P7 Homework Grid WW2 2

P7F Reflective Friday 8.319

Numeracy

We learnt about coding in order to practice and understand the caeser cipher wheel and morse code. We revised long division and multiplication. We used our memory skills to remember the steps and used subtracting and multiplying too. This week we used probability and the 5 possible stages. We used fractions to represent our answers. We found out how many possible options there are compared to how many chances there are.

For those of us involved in the Book Fair we have been using our money skills. We were rounding to the nearest pound and adding and subtracting amounts of money.

Next Step – To use larger numbers in long division and multiplication.

Literacy

This week we wrote a letter pretending we were a WW2 evacuee writing to our family. We also used our reading skills to follow instructions on how to make a gas mask.

Then we read chapter 8 of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. We looked at adjectives to describe Anna’s feelings. Also we thought about which life Anna preferred – her life in Germany or Switzerland.

For spelling we were given a list of tricky words and we learned how to spell them and how to put them in context within our writing.

Next Step – our next step is to read chapter 9 of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and to continue to study this novel.

WW2

Anderson Shelter – for the past few weeks we have been working on making an Anderson Shelter. First we designed it and now we are nearly finished building it. The skills we have been using are: teamwork, co-operation and listening.

Blitz/Evacuation-this week we have been learning about the Blitz. We started to write a letter home to parents (we are writing as if we are children who have been evacuated)

Next Steps – we are going to type up our stories and use tea bags to give an antique effect.

Have a lovely weekend!

P7F

 

P7F Reflective Friday 22.2.19

Numeracy

In Numeracy we have been learning about distance, speed and time by using different formulas and strategies to calculate the answer. Our class have also been working on long division. We have used our knowledge of D, T and S to find the fastest way to evacuate London.

Literacy

This week we are continuing to read when Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. For the task we wrote a summary and 5 open questions then swapped with a partner. We had to make sure our answers were detailed. We made questions using Blooms Taxonomy for an RAF pilot. Blooms Taxonomy helps us to make better questions with good openers. Example – What is the difference between the RAF now and in WW2?

Next Step – we will continue to use our Literacy skills to learn about WW2.

WW2

In WW2 we learned about evacuation. We started making power points and prove it sheets. We used researching and note taking along with skimming and scanning to improve our prove its. We learned that not just children were evacuated.

P7F

SSPCA Charity Day!

Primary One have organised a charity day THIS FRIDAY to support the SSPCA.

Come to school dressed up as an animal on Friday 22nd February. Any donations are kindly received via Parent Pay.

Primary One hope to raise money to help lots of animals.

I wonder how many different animals we will spot in our school?!

Thank you for your support,

The P1 Team 🙂