Back to School Highlights

I was really glad to see all the children back in class this week. We have taken a fairly gentle start to getting back into routine. Everyone settled down really well and are working and playing enthusiastically. Quite a few children seem to have grown an inch or two over lockdown. 

On Tuesday we started a new project on Robotics, the Primary 7s are working on the First Lego League challenge and have spent a bit of time starting their first tasks and getting their heads round all the boxes and elements of the challenge. The Team will have to use teamwork, innovate and investigate values while building lego, programming robots and solving problems.

Meanwhile the primary sixes are working on programming micro:bit move robots. I was really please by how well they remembered and used their micro:bit skills and worked independently. I am looking forward to seeing them learn more coding and apply that to some maths and problem solving. 

On Wednesday we went for a walk to Dow’s wood. We were looking for signs of spring, there are not too many about yet. Some trees, hawthorn are starting to put out leaves and we found some hazel catkins. It was a beautiful, clear day. After some adventures in the mud the class had a game of hide and seek. Back in school we have been recording our afternoons in individual ways, showing lots of creativity.

There have been plenty of other things going on this week, some good writing, accurate maths and brilliant fielding. I am looking forward to next week. 

BPS P6_7 Home Learning WB 8 March 2021

Please listen to the audio above and read the notes below the table.


Week Beginning 8 March 2021

Spelling Green  Group
Stage 6-7 Affixes 2
Blue Group
Blue Group Common Words 5 a
Literacy Green
Maths Maths
Make sure you check out the classrooom early in the week and choose some interesting learning. Post work you do to the Share Learning Area on our Team.


This week post about your learning in Maths, there are details on the maths pages for Friday.   

You might like to check out: Nature’s Calendar: March and let us know what you are seeing.

Hi Biggies,

Meetings this week:

Monday 11:00
Wednesday 13:30
Friday: 11:00

Remember the virtual classroom page, you might find it easier to use than this page, it links to most of the places you need.

Hopefully this is the last week before we get back to school. I am really looking forward to seeing you all again on the 15th of March.

If you sent a podcast script please record your section on Monday. I’ve put the finished scripts into the BBP channel in Teams. Listen to your recording, keep is slow, expressive and clear. e-mail it to me on Monday.

Organise your week. You should be doing maths and literacy every day. If you think of that as your morning work you should plan other activities for the afternoons.

In preparation for coming back to school please think about DUMTUMS and making your jotter work as neat as possible.

Maybe something like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mary Queen of Scots ICT Shanarri Mary Queen of Scots
P.E French P.E Art Golden Time


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