This weeks task involves using our numeracy skills.
Can you go on a hunt around your house and find the following things…
- 1 TV
- 2 clocks
- 3 pillows
- 4 cuddly toys
- 5 books
- 6 doors
- 7 spoons
- 8 lego/building bricks
- 9 socks
- 10 coins
This task involves you going around the rooms in your house and counting the total number of items. In your house, can you count how many….
Doors you have?
Windows you have?
What do you have the most of? This is your biggest number.
What do you have the least of? This is your smallest number.
During one of your daily walks, can you try and spot the numbers 1-20 in your local environment? These might be door numbers, road signs, times shown for collections on post boxes, car registration plates etc.
Remember all of these activities are optional and can involve you working together with your siblings and/or parents. Have fun!
In class, the Bluebells have enjoyed doing step by step drawing challenges. We have created fruit baskets, houses, penguins and gingerbread men.
We thought since it is Digidabble week and we are focusing on using technologies that we could attempt a drawing session at home using YouTube.
The ladies in the Bluebells class tried it out this morning and these are our attempts below.
Can you guess who we drew?
Yes Mowgli from The Jungle Book!
Can you try it at home?
This video shows how to draw Mowgli (we paused and played throughout as it is fast!). The artist uses paints but we used felt tip pens.
All of the pupils love these sessions in class and find them very relaxing and calming. Some pupils like to watch an adult draw a line and they make a similar attempt on their own paper (so adults and/or siblings get involved). Whereas other pupils prefer the security of a light hand over hand approach.
Give it a try and we would love to see your attempts on the blog. Have fun!
Willowbank School is celebrating Digidabble Week.
In school we would have been using digital technologies as much as possible this week so I thought we could try that in our homework challenge.
- Can you borrow a camera/phone/tablet and go on a hunt for all of the colours of the rainbow? Take photos of what you find. This can be completed indoors, outdoors or both.
Now this is a tricky one! Using your camera/phone/tablet, can you find items in your house that begin with all of the letters in your name. Take photos of what you find. I have added what I found around my house when I tried it using the letters from my name…
Lucas the cat
Have fun! Remember these are just ideas and optional but if you join in, feel free to post a comment or a photograph of your achievements
As part of our Jungle Book theme, this week I thought you could have fun with a home science experiment where you recreate Kaa from the film
All you need is a plastic bottle, a sock, water and fairy liquid, which I’m sure you all have in the house.
1. Cut the bottom off of your plastic bottle with some scissors
2. Pull a sock over the bottom of the bottle and secure it with an elastic band or bobble
3. Mix water and fairy liquid to create a bubble mixture
4. Dip your sock covered bottle into the bubble mixture.
5. Blow through the top of the bottle.
Have lots of fun making bubble snakes! How long a snake can you make? If you wish, make a few bubble snake blowers and have a race with your family.
Just a reminder that these activities are just ideas but if you wish to take part and send a photograph or a comment along then I’d love to see it.
PS. I will be back in touch with families this week for a quick phone call so I look forward to having a catch up with you all
The Bluebells class had begun their new theme before school stopped. We had watched clips from the Jungle Book and got to know some of the main characters.
Remind yourself of our favourite song from the film by clicking the link below…
Can you go on a bug hunt around the garden or your local area like Baloo and Mowgli did? What did you find?
This week, have a fruit tasting session. This could be one piece of fruit or a full on fruit kebab like Baloo enjoyed. Was the fruit tasty or yucky?
Finally can you pretend to be Baloo the bear and have a back scratch. Try and get all of your family to join in too.
Have fun and if you wish, send us some photographs or post a comment on how you are getting on!
Today is Earth Day!
I thought to celebrate you could maybe join in with some of these activities with your family.
1. Nature Photography!
Grab your tablet or borrow a parent’s phone and head outdoors for some picture taking. This could be done in your garden or on your daily walk.
2. Cloud Watching!
Lay on blankets on the grass and look up at the sky. Can you see the clouds moving? Can you see any shapes? Do any of them look like faces or cloud animals?
- 3. Earth Day Scavenger Hunt!
In your garden or on your daily walk, can you find some of the items stated below:
- Spider web
How many did you find?
Just a little reminder that these activities are optional, but if you have joined in, feel free to post a comment and tell me how you got on.
Hi Bluebells Class! Its Miss Gemmell here and I’m sending you a big wave. Missing your faces lots and hope you are all staying safe and happy at home.
I have been in touch with all the ladies from the class and they are missing you too.
I have been keeping busy in the garden doing lots of weeding and watering the plants. Lucas the cat has been enjoying the sun too!
Mrs Vernon has been looking after her family and enjoying the sunshine when she can.
Mrs McInally has been going her daily walks and enjoying fun in the paddling pool and even camping in the garden with her two children.
Miss Jones has been enjoying some scenic walks and painting her fence.
Each week, I will post an activity on Monday mornings that you can take part in if you wish. These are not compulsory but ideas for you to complete with your siblings and parents if you want to join in.
Hope to see you all very soon! Take care!