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Miss Wyatt P1W, Primary 1, Uncategorized

Reflective Friday – P1W – 23/05/2022

Hello and Happy Friday! We have had a great week celebrating Health week. It was great to see so many parents at Sports Day cheering everyone on! The children all did such a great job and worked really hard.

This week we….

Learned about the SHANARRI wheel and what each letter stands for. We discussed how we can ensure that we are being safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respectful, inclusive and responsible . We all contributed to a great new wall display.

Learned about plant vs animal foods. We also planted tomatoes so we can experience growing and tasting our own food.

Discussed which foods are safe to eat and which are not safe to eat.

Practised for and took part in Sports Day! It was lovely to see so many of you cheering your children on!

Danced our socks off during a fantastic dance lesson with Simon Says. The children all took a flier home with more information about this as an extra curricular activity.

Thought about, and wrote about what makes us feel like we belong at Buckstone Primary School. Here is our fantastic wall display. The children came up with some great ideas such as our school uniform , our friends and all the different adults who help us while we are at school.

Enjoyed a food tasting session. We tasted lots of fruits including blackberries, mango and pineapples . Lots of us were adventurous and tried new foods.

Scooted around the Playground showing off our scooting skills.

Enjoyed playing some playground games hosted by our friends in Primary 6.

Participated in a whole school keep fit session!

We also enjoyed doing some writing about Sports Day this week.


Independent learning

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Please do get in touch via the office or catch me at the door if you have any questions or concerns.

Many Thanks

Miss Wyatt

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

P1 CD Reflective Friday 20.05.22

What a super week we had!

Health week has been fantastic! We would like to thank Mrs Conlin for all her work organising all the activities for us.

On Monday we started with Simon Says Dance. We had a fantastic time and all children joined in and loved it.

We also had games with P6 M. It was raining but this didn’t stop us!

On Tuesday Mrs Murray came to talk to us about the importance of handwashing and how to do it properly.

We did lovely pictures of us with our Buckstone Uniform.

Wednesday…Sports Day!

What a great day we had. It was lovely to see all children joining in and parents cheering! They all tried their best.

In the afternoon we did fruit tasting and the scootathon.

On Thursday we learned about helmet safety and keeping safe ( medicines and harmful substances). We did a yoga session.

Our writing theme was Sports Day.

Independent Learning

Throughout the week we have discussed the Wellbeing indicators: Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included.

Let’s talk about learning..

  • Please ask me how a helmet should fit me to keep me safe?
  • Please ask me about the fruits I tried at school.
  • Please ask me what I enjoyed best at Health week.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Cross and Mrs de Bonrostro

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2L and P2M

Hello and Happy Friday! 

This week we have enjoyed lots of new and exciting activities to celebrate Health Week. Here are some examples of what we been doing……… 

Health Week 

  • Sports Day  
  • Class Health Week Display ‘I feel I Belong When……..’ 
  • Yoga 
  • Simon Says Dance 
  • Tiny Medics  
  • Athletics 
  • Cooking  
  • Hygiene  
  • Whole School Keep Fit 

Literacy  

  • New Sounds: Final Blends – rk, nd, st, mp, lt, sk 
  • Dictation: bark, sand, vest, bump, wilt, whisk 
  • Hold the sentence: I was at the park with my friend.  
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: we are marking our own learning using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback.  
  • Writing (Poems): ‘Health’  
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are: 
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)  
  • Use connectives 
  • Use contractions 
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning 
  • Handwriting – ascenders and descenders  

Reading  

  • New reading books were sent home on Monday  

Maths/Numeracy 

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table 
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s  

Other Curricular Areas 

  • PE: Dancing, Athletics, Sports Day, Yoga, Whole School Keep Fit and 5 a Day Fitness  
  • Health and Well-being: Daily Mile 
  • Health and Well-being: Emotions 
  • Topic “Looking After Plants and Animals”: planting tomato seeds 

The Learners in P2 have planted their very own tomato seeds at school as part of Health Week and our class topic, Looking After Plants and Animals. Each child was also given a ‘Tomato Grow Chart’ to keep at home. Step 8 directs your child to bring any tomatoes that have grown back to school – at this stage please keep your tomatoes at home and continue to follow and enjoy the rest of the steps! We have other tomato plants at school to continue/complete the journey (all going well with the growing process!) We will keep you up to date via the class blog with which step we are on in class. 

  • Tomato Grow Chart: steps 1 and 2 achieved. Don’t forget at add stickers 1 and 2 to your chart!  

Let’s talk learning! 

  1. What did you like most about Health Week? 
  1. Can you show me a move from Simons Says Dance? 
  1. Can you tell me the steps of planting a tomato seed? 
  1. Can you tell me some of your dictation words? 
  1. What were your 6 sounds this week? 

P2 Mogs 

Some photos of P2M enjoying Tiny Medics……. 

P2M Enjoying Athletics in the sunshine………. 

Tasting home school-made vegetable soup……… 

P2 Ladybirds 

P2L enjoying Tiny Medics… 

They had lots of fun doing athletics… 

They made some delicious vegetable soup… 

Looking forward to next week 

  • New Sounds  
  • Dictation  
  • Hold the sentence  
  • Writing: Poems  
  • Reading – Non-fiction books will come home this week. These are directly linked to the ORT stage your child is currently working on.  
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table 
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge  
  • Maths: Measure and Estimating 

Extra Information/ polite reminders  

Please can all children have a pair of indoor shoes to keep at school – this helps us to keep the carpet in the classroom dry and clean. Thank you!  

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day. 

Thanks for your continued help and support. Have a lovely weekend, see you all on Monday!  

The P2 Team 😊  

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C Health Week!

We have had a very busy Health week taking part in lots of different health related activities. We tried American football, biked for smoothies, and, of course, competed at Sports Day! Well done to Freddie and Jamie who were our overall class winners of Sports Day!

We have also been learning:

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms Collyns and P7C

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD

Boxes boxes boxes….

Our STEM area is as popular as ever, so we would like to renew our request for supplies of clean recycling. Thank you for all the donations so far, but please keep it coming

Why do we need them ?

‘Junk’ modelling helps to develop
children’s imagination and creative abilities while challenging
them to explore, investigate and problem solve as they
bring their plans and ideas to life.
Children can work on their own or co-operate with
others, learning to negotiate and share ideas. When
they create something new it can give their confidence
and self-esteem a big boost. They can also consider
how their plans have worked out as they think about
what they might have done differently or how they might
improve their model, but remember, it is the process of
creating that is important rather than the end product
.

Miss Livesey P2L, Miss McGhee P2M

P2L and P2M

Hello and Happy Friday!

Literacy

  • New Sounds: sp, st, sw, tw
  • Dictation:  twin, twig, spin, swim, swag, stuck
  • Hold the sentence: The twig was stuck in the tree.
  • Dictation/Hold the Sentence: we are marking our own learning using ‘Pink of Think and Green for Great’. This is a fantastic way for learners to reflect on their progress and receive immediate feedback.
  • Writing (Poems): ‘PLANTS’
  • Our writing ‘Star Steps’ for Term 3 are:
  • Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops (non-negotiables)
  • Use connectives
  • Use contractions
  • Sometimes learners will also receive an individual Star Step to support their learning
  • Handwriting – ascenders and descenders

Reading

  • New reading books were sent home on Monday!
  • Reading groups/activities:
  • Teacher Task
  • Pairs Task
  • Independent Task

Maths/Numeracy

  • Counting in 3s/3 Times Table
  • PACE challenge: counting in 3s

Other Curricular Areas

  • P2M PE: Sports Day focus
  • P2L PE: Sports Day focus
  • Health and Well-being: continuing with the daily mile
  • Health and Well-being:
  • Topic “Looking After Plants and Animals”: labelling parts and functions of a plant
  • Topic “Looking After Plants and Animals”: sequencing the steps of planting a seed and growing a plant

Let’s talk learning!

  1. Can you tell me any parts of a plant?
  2. Tell me about PACE challenge this week
  3. Can you tell me some of your dictation words?
  4. What were your 4 sounds this week?

P2 Mogs

  • This term our Topic is: Looking After Plants and Animals. This week P2M helped to plan the topic. They shared what and how they would like to learn……..
  • P2M continue to enjoy marking their own learning with ‘Pink for Think’ and ‘Green for Great’. This week they marked their own dictation jotter………..

P2 Ladybirds

  • This term our Topic is: Looking After Plants and Animals. This week P2L have started to discuss what we know about plants and have worked in teams to plant a bean.

  • We have carried on with our self-marking this week and marked our dictation jotters using the “Pink for Think” and “Green for Great!”

Looking forward to next week

  • HEATH WEEK! We will be enjoying lots of new and exciting activities to celebrate Health Week. Here are some examples of what we will be doing………
  • Please bring a teddy on Monday for Tiny Medics!
  • Sports Day
  • Yoga
  • Simon Says Dance
  • Tiny Medics
  • Athletics
  • Cooking
  • Hygiene
  • Whole School Keep Fit

Learners are invited to wear sports clothes all week – no football kits, strips or football related sports clothes, please!  If your child isn’t keen to wear sports clothes, please wear school uniform as normal, thanks.

  • New Sounds
  • Dictation
  • Hold the sentence
  • Writing: Poems
  • Reading – books will come home on Monday as normal
  • Numeracy: 3 Times Table
  • Numeracy: PACE challenge

Extra Information/ polite reminders

In the morning, P2 doors open at 08.50 and will close at 08.55. If the doors are closed when you arrive, please go with your child to the office door (please don’t knock on the classroom door to be let in). We ask you do this, so your child is registered properly, in case of any emergencies. Thank you for your support and understanding.

We kindly ask children to keep ‘show and tell’ items at home. We hope you appreciate this can very quickly get out of control. It is not always possible to share any on a given day or get through the volume that is coming in (and sadly some children end up disappointed). There will be planned for opportunities to share learning and achievements.

We are here to help and support you, please feel free to send in any questions or concerns via office admin or if you are happy to, catch us at the door at the beginning/end of the day.

Thanks for your continued help and support. Have a lovely weekend, see you all on Monday!

The P2 Team 😊

Ms Collyns P7C

P7C week beginning 9.5.22

We successfully all made it down (and back) to Boroughmuir for our World of Work day where we had the opportunity to learn about some different careers.

In amongst learning our lines for show we have also been learning:

Have a lovely weekend!

P7C and Ms Collyns

Mrs Cross & Mrs De Bonrostro P1CD, Uncategorized

P1cd Reflective Friday 13.5.22

Looking ahead to next week.

Next week is health week in school. There are several activities organised for the class, some of which involve having visitors in school! We are all very excited about sharing sports day with you. Please come dressed in activewear every day next week.

Spelling

The ‘tricky’ spelling words are sent home each week on the home learning sheet, and you can also find the whole list on our spelling city homework page

School meals

We have noticed a number of pupils not eating much, if anything, of their school dinner despite encouragement from the dinner hall supervisors. Please have a conversation with your child about meal choices in case a packed lunch from home might be a better option. We don’t want anyone to be hungry in the afternoons.

Talk about learning

1. Ask me what my ‘not-a-stick’ was

2 .Ask me how I measured my playdough snake.

3. Ask me what I was doing in loose parts learning.

Independent learning

Literacy

Spelling

This week we have introduced the vowel digraphs sm and sn

We used our sense of smell, looked at our smiles, and cut out snakes.

In handwriting we practised the letters s and m on new smaller lines.

Writing

Our writing prompt this week was the story “Not a stick” We walked to the woods and found sticks. We used our imagination to think of an alternative use for it.

Letter to the Queen

We posted the letters to the queen which we had written last week. We hope she likes them.

Numeracy and maths

This week we introduced reading ‘half past’ times on an analogue clock.

We also learned about measuring in non standard units, and using comparative language such

Risky Play

Through risky play children learn how to judge risks and their consequences. They can learn what is safe to try and what might not work out and they can learn how to apply these assessments to a range of different situations. Children who engage in risky play are actually less likely to become injured because they are more adept at observing their surroundings and making good decisions.

Loose parts learning

Supporting reading development at home

  • Reading to/with your child (avoiding Oxford Reading tree texts please)
  • Vocabulary development.  
  • Print Awareness – print in the environment- ‘reading’ signs & cereal packets etc
  • Narrative Skills – retelling familiar stories in their own words
  • Letter Knowledge -recognising the written letters in a variety of fonts
  • Phonological Awareness – do these sound the same/different? exploring rhyme etc
  • Blending/word building – using the sounds we know to decode or build words –