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Good Morning Buckstone!

Week two of ‘Learning Together at Home’ and I hope that you are enjoying all the different activities that the teachers have been planning for you. Just wanted to make sure that you remember to look after your physical and mental wellbeing as well as completing your learning. This is really important. Make sure you do some exercise every day, outdoors if possible. Remember to use Skipper’s toolkit from the Building Resilience’ programme to support your mental health.

Buckstone Learning at Home

Hello to all the children of Buckstone Primary School on their first day of learning at home. I hope that you like the activities and tasks that the teachers have designed for you to help you learn at home. Enjoy learning with your parents, carers and brothers and sisters and I look forward to hearing all about it when we are all together again. Make sure you are kind and caring to those around you and keep smiling!

Mrs Conlin

Buckstone ‘Social Bite- Wee Sleep Out’

A massive well done to all who took part in the sleep out last night. We have raised the following total at time of going to press-


Total raised so far £2,288.00

Target £100.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £2,771.25

Raised offline: £0.00

We want to push on to the £3000 mark, so helping homeless people and raising awareness of their plight.

See blogs below which were created by pupils-


Social bite wee sleepout

Social bite are a charity who help raise awareness for homelessness.p6  have done a sleepout in the gym hall it happened on Thursday 5th December .In the morning  we were very tired!!!  if you would like to donate it would be great. If you wouldn’t like to donate please pass the message on. here is the website for donating click here to donate !              social bite came to our sleepover and talked to us about homelessness and she handed out badges and balloons !!!    it was a great night !!


To support the charity of social bite wee did a wee sleep out so with out further a do Welcome to Buckstone primary’s wee sleep out. This is a hyperlink to the donation page for Social Bite to help end  homelessness. 

Buckstone ‘Wee Sleep out’




A message from some P7 enterprise teams

This term P7 are doing an enterprise project run by Virgin money called Make £5 grow. Please see some adverts from some of our teams.

The Christmas Puddings

The Golden Stars 😉


Hello we are Abbie. S, Abbi.M, Rachel.S, Ashley and Hana and in P7 we are doing an enterprise project. We will me making our very own scrunchies our business is called SCRUNCHIEHUT!

We are sending this blog post out because we would love it if your child would be able to bring in some money to buy our homemade scrunchies on the 10th December.

We have scrunchies varying prices from £1.50 – £2.00 and different colours such as… Pink, Purple, Blue and our LIMITED EDITION COLOUR YELLOW!!

We would be very grateful if you and your child would be able to donate some old T-shirts or shirts in any of those colours. It would be helpful if you would be able to donate them from the 29th of November to the 6th of December. If you can please give them to P7H (we would prefer no patterns, and the T-shirt needs to be clean.) .

Thank you very much Scrunchiehut.


Bracelet Bunch

On the 10th of December our group, called bracelet bunch, will be selling bracelets for our enterprise project. We will have lots of different types of bracelets such as: 

  • Bead bracelets  
  • Friendship bracelets 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets 
  • Personalised name bracelets 

We will also have some deals like 3 for the price of 2! 

 Are prices are as follows: 

  • Bead bracelets for £1.00 
  • Friendship bracelets for £1.50 
  • Embroidery thread bracelets for £1.50 
  • Personalised name bracelets for £1.50 

Hope you can bring in your money😀 

thank you 




Primary 7 Bake-Off Club

While the Great British Bake-Off is on TV 20 Primary 7 pupils are taking part in a Bake-Off lunchtime club run by Mrs Haynes.

Each week 2 or 3 people will bake something based around a theme such as scones, biscuits or free-from to be judged by our very own Paul and Prue! We also have Sandy and Noel to help deliver the news to our star baker too!

This week we baked Scones and had 3 delicious scones to try and decide between. Our Star Baker, chosen by Prue and (our very mean) Paul was Maya in P7T.

Here is the Star-Bake this week and the two runner-up bakes, Hana and Amelie;

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 Charity (Sick Kids)


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


Action figures or Barbies

Soft toys


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

Board games

Loom bands



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


P5H and P5HW

Buckstone PS turns 40!

On Friday 23rd March it was a special day for the pupils and staff of Buckstone Primary School. We were not only celebrating 40 years of our school but we also opened our new gym hall. This definitely called for a special celebration.

After the official opening, where the oldest P7 and oldest P1 joined with one of the first pupils at Buckstone and the current Headteacher to cut the ribbon, the show began. Each year stage sang a song from the 1970s. Songs included Money, Money, Money by Abba and We are the Champions by Queen. Everyone did a great job at learning the lyrics and adding in actions/dance moves.

After each song the children were presented with a medal to mark the 40th birthday of the school. They absolutely loved their medals.

Refreshments were then served (some even made by the children) to end the occasion. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to the next 40 years of Buckstone PS!