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Pine is in the Pink!


We are all being Responsible Citizens and learning about Bees as part of our Science project – bees are so important for the environment. This week planted some pansies to put outside our classroom to see if the few bees that are still about were attracted to them!

Continuing our Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL) and our Rainbow Theme, we have moved onto the colour Pink and started a new story called ‘The Flamingo that didn’t want to be pink’. It is a lovely story, and you guessed it, the baby flamingo did not want to be pink!! We all picked the animal in the story that we liked best, a zebra, a parrot or even a chameleon.  And then we played a number game of finding the numbers on the bottom of flamingos.

We have been Successful Learners and done lots of different Colour Sorting and matching activities.

Checking out the new fan from our Weather Box, it creates better wind than the last one.

Here is the winner of Wednesday’s Domino’s – a very excited boy!!!

This has been a busy and very quick week – we hope you all enjoy your long weekend and are looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday.




Yellow Stars in the Pine Room

In the Pine Room we have continued with the yellow part of our Rainbow Theme, we made some beautiful stained glass effect stars for the class room windows – lots of glitter was used! We read the story ‘Yellow is my Color Star’ again and make our own colour choices.

For Science we are being successful learners and learning all about Bees, so we finished our bee pictures and watched a little bit of ‘The Bee Movie’.

We are continuing with ‘The Colour Monster’ and looking at our feeling, we all took our turn in picking a colour and painting  our Colour Monster – isn’t he cool!!! And have started making a display board all about the Colour Monster and his feeling jars.




Our first weeks in the Bluebells

Confident individuals / Successful learners

Its been a busy few weeks in the Bluebells, we have all settled in well and have enjoyed getting to know our new friends. We have been learning lots of songs during morning group and trying hard to learn some of the signs for them.

Our main focus has been on the first three letters of the Jolly Phonics Scheme, these are S A and T. We have enjoyed lots of fun activities relating to these. We really enjoyed making Tigers and playing in a Tent this week.

Here are some photographs of what we have been been making….


Look out for more of our hard work in the coming weeks as we like to keep busy in the Bluebells.



Thank Our Lucky Stars

The Stars class were successful learners this week when doing our Eco work. We learnt about some boys and girls living abroad who had to go to work so were not able to go to school. We are very thankful we are able to go to school living in Scotland. We were responsible citizens when voting for Pupil Council posts. Good luck to all the candidates. We formed initial letters of our names using twigs from the garden and at theme art did leaf printing and created a raccoon and porcupine for our ‘Over the Hedge’ wall display. At science we made a fizzy volcano.

Sunflowers -Welcome Back!

The Sunflower Class have loved being back at school and have settled in so well.

This term our theme is ‘The Jungle’. We have loved playing in our jungle sensory corner and feeding our jungle monkey banana’s.

During our outdoor time, we have been collecting leaves and have used crayons to complete a leaf rubbing activity.

We also enjoyed making snakes for our jungle wall and really scary lions! We even helped the animals find their tools and food! 




Yellow is my Colour Star

Well over the next couple of weeks we are going to be concentrating some of our time on the colour Yellow.


Well in our story Yellow believed that she was the most important bringing happiness, joy, warmth  and laughter to the world. The sun, moon and stars are all yellow and looking at a Sunflower makes us smile!

Mrs MacDonald made us smile when she made beautiful sunflower pictures in art with the class, we were all confident individuals rolling our marbles in the yellow paint to create a beautiful effect.

Our cress has also grown well – as we remembered to water it everyday!!! Hope you all liked it.

We are starting a short story called ‘Yellow is my Color Star’ and this is helping us make colour choices and in colour sorting activities in Numeracy. You can find this story online and listen to it being read.

We are still working on ‘The Colour Monster’ and this time it is the turn of the Yellow Monster – Happiness!!!

Have a Great Weekend

The Pine Ladies




Amazing Discoveries

The Stars class have been confident individuals and successful learners whilst enjoying outside activities when the weather is good. We have been looking at the garden trees and how they change over the year. We created lovely pictures for the class wall of the four seasons of the tree. We discussed our needs and wants this week and had a great time with the car ramp deciding which slopes and surfaces made our cars go farther……and faster! We enjoyed hearing the story of the ‘Loaves and Fishes’ and were amazed at how five wee loaves and two fishes could feed five thousand people!

‘Hello’ from the Stars Class

Wishing you a warm ‘hello’ from the Stars class. We have all settled in well to our new group and are enjoying activities. We have been successful learners doing hard work both indoors and in the sensory garden. We have been learning about ourselves and our new classmates by doing activities together. This week we created DVD spinners for the garden and enjoyed making a grass head caterpillar. We will keep it well watered and see how it grows. It might need a hair cut soon!