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Pine Lockdown Week 3 – The Smeds and The Smoos 👾

Well HELLO Pinettes!

How have you all been getting on?

  • Did you Feed the Birds?
  • Did you enjoy the Bird Themed Stories?

These are our lovely recycled bird art from last week.

Please pop on some comments on the Blog or send us in some photos of what you have been up to.

Well this blog is all about ‘The Smeds and The Smoos, they live on a different planet.  This is a great story we have got a copy in class now and I am sure it will become a Pine Class favourite. It is all about how we can all be very different, but this does not mean we cannot become great friends.

Literacy 📚

The Smeds and The Smoos

Think you will enjoy David Schwimmer reading this story.

Bedtime Stories | David Schwimmer | The Smeds and The Smoos | CBeebies - YouTube

  • What colour is Janet?
  • What colour is Bill?
  • Who sleeps in beds?
  • Who jumps about like kangaroos?
  • Who forgot to lock the rocket?
  • On which Planet do they wear kilts?
  • What colour was the Smeds’ milk?
  • What colour was the lovely baby?

Numeracy, Shapes and Colour Sorting 🔢🔴🟦

In the Pine Room we are great at Colour Sorting, below is a link to different activities BUT remember to count the different coloured objects as you go.

Different Colour Sorting Activities

Below is a link to some printable sheets to make you own rockets out of different shapes.

Science 🧪🧪

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Let’s mix up soon different colours – you can do this with 3 cups of water and a little food colouring in each – Red, Yellow and Blue – then mix equal parts together – the results are a little MAGIC!!!

  • Red + Yellow =
  • Red + Blue =
  • Yellow + Blue =

Mixing Primary Colours 

Mixing Colours with Mayta 🐻

Arts and Crafts 🎨

What about making a tinfoil printed moon, the link before will show you how. And she has lots of other great ideas on her site.

A Dab of Glue will do!

I have a space-obsessed kid in my house, so we love to do space crafts around here, and my son was very excited to do this moon craft! We made it extra fun and experimented with a different way to paint by making it foil-printed. This craft is great for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, or even older kids. It would also be a great art extension during a space theme in the classroom.

Or some UFO craft from the crafting chicks.

UFO Paper Plate

Singing and Dancing 💃 🎶

Sun, Moon and Stars

Astronauts Song

Space Song Rocket Ride

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Now for some Singing Hands 👍 practice some signs and see if you can spot anyone you know??

You’ve got a Friend 

Cookery 🥛

Because we have talked so much about colour what about some colourful smoothies? These can be a whole load of lovely colours – made to a thinner or thicker consistency. Can you help:

  • Choose the fruit?
  • Wash the fruit?
  • Weight the ingredients?
  • Press the button on the blender?

Some ideas for you below.

Super Colourful Smoothies

Well Pinettes have a lovely week.

Love from

The Pine Ladies

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Pine Class Learning at Home 1

Well Hello Pine Class!!!

How are you all?

The Pine Ladies are missing you and hoping you are all well and keeping busy. 😀

Have you read the story The Little Red Hen – it is a classic!

Did you enjoy it?

Free Red Hen Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart Library

Which of the farm yard animal was your favourite?

Singing hands will show you the Makaton signs for some farmyard animals – click on the link Farmyard Animals

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Bread dough is always a popular choice for  Sensory Play –

Mix 200gms Bread Flour, 1/2 tsp Salt, 2tsp Dried quick-acting Yeast and 1/2tsp Oil together then slowly add 125mls Warm Water.

We always mix this up in a basin, cover with cling film and then a tea towel and leave somewhere warm for an hour or so.

And let the Science happen!!! 👩‍🔬 Has is doubled in size?? Put some flour on the table and have fun – cut out shapes, roll and stretch the dough or you could bake the dough.🍞

Have you looked up the Makaton Sign for RED (Wilson asked you so do Yellow – Silly Wilson!) Singing Hands Colours🌈

We enjoy Colour Sorting Activities in the Pine Room – if you are looking for some ideas there is a link below.

Colour Sorting Activities

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Boyle and Shields looked for some RED things in the classroom.

Singing  🎵

YMCA

You’ve got a friend in me – Makaton signs

Do you like Broccoli Ice Cream?

Well what have the Pine Ladies been up to??

Wilson and Logan have been working with the Beech Children, Boyle and Shields have been sorting out the Pine classroom getting it all ready for your return Pinettes!!!

See you soon

Love the Pine Ladies

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I do not eat the colour green!

In Numeracy we were all successful learners and worked on our counting skills – lots of counting songs and finding a set of classroom objects for each number.

1 Fly Swat

2 Pretty Flowers

3 Rhythm Sticks

4 Musical Bells

5 Different Feelings

6 Pink Flamingos

7 Classmates

Colour Matching – griping the different objects and posting them through the correct slot.

We enjoyed doing some art work and using bubble wrap to help us create some different effects.

The weather was so nice on Tuesday afternoon we got outside in the sunshine and had great fun having a sing song!!

In keeping with our Rainbow theme this week is all about GREEN, and we have started reading a new story called ‘I do not eat the colour green’.

Music and Move with some confident individuals.

Domino Fun

ICE Pack  – How I feel? We are continuing reading the story ‘The Color Monster’ – we all decided what colour and what materials to use to bring our Monsters to life!!!

We have also been looking at the changing seasons and made some beautiful leaves for our windows.

      

We had some fun with bread dough, it is great exercise for our hands – stretching and griping and a fun sensory experience too!

          

Have a great weekend

From the Pine Class

 

Pine is in the Pink!

Hello!!

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.

 

 

 

We are at the end of the Rainbow 🌈

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Well did we find a Pot of Gold? 🍀

Aitken saw a lovely Rainbow at the weekend – have any of you spotted a rainbow?

Literacy – The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen 📚

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The Story of the Leprechaun

And some music 🎶

The Rainbow Song

Well it isn’t just the end of the Rainbow it is the end if the School year – and a different end to the School Year it has been!!!

We have put in some Rainbow ideas for you to do this week if you want  – but also included some other websites that might be appropriate if you are looking for some activities inspiration over the holidays OR  just incase there is some wet weather!!!

What have the Pine Ladies been up to with Colour???

Jardine looked lovely in Yellow with her wee blue Gnome.

Aitken was celebrating British Flower Week , with some beautiful flowers.

Boyle has made her own pretty rainbow with lovely scarfs.

And Wilson found Heather’s Rainbow Bears up the loft!!!

Cookery 👩‍🍳

Lets make some colourful food for the last week – Boyle has suggested a lovely layered salad?

Three jars filled with rainbow salad pots

Layer Pasta Salad

Or we could have some colourful fruit skewers!

Rainbow fruit skewers

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

We have made colourful cupcakes in class and really enjoyed it!

Rainbow cupcakes recipe

Rainbow Cupcakes

Ice lollies are another good idea and very easy to make – or you can make more complicated ones if you get adventurous!!

10 fun and easy homemade popsicle recipes for kids - Eats Amazing UK

The Rainbow Ice Lollies link is below – Eats Amazing has some great ideas for ice lollies and other tasty food and treats – have a wee look and see if you can find some things you would like to make.

Rainbow Ice Lollies

A few different ideas for this week and into the holidays – Remember take some photos of anything you do –  we would love to see your photos after the holidays. 📷

Art 🎨

We love making painted handprints in the Pine Room so this is a lovely idea and you could turn it into a beautiful gift.

HANDPRINT RAINBOW PAINTING is a fun sensory art experience for kids. Get hands-on with paints and explore colour mixing and blending! A creative painting idea for St Patrick's Day and weather study themes. #rainbow #stpatricks #stpatricksdaycrafts #rainbowcrafts #handprint #handprintcrafts #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #painting #kidspainting #kidsart #kidscraftroom #kidsactivities

The Kids Craft Room have lots of different lovely activities if you are looking for some other activities too!

Rainbow Hand Prints

Another website that you might like to have a look at for some recipes and craft ideas is Mother Could, linked below. I will warn you some of her activities are pretty messy!!!

HEAVY CLOUDS

Mother Could

The other thing you could do it put up a new Rainbow in your window – have a look on the internet for some different ideas!

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Boyle found these beautiful earrings on the Silver Fox Jewellery

And thought they could inspire some of you to make some jewellery – using things, such as pieces of wool, beads and threads to make to different jewellery. Below are a couple of websites with instructions to help you create something special.

How to make a friendship bracelet with a cardboard loom - YouTube #diyrope #necklacecordCool DIY jewellery kids can make including necklaces and bracelets. Fun crafts for kids that look super pretty too!

Friendship Bracelet

Jewellery for Kids

Or what about Knitting – you could help someone to pick the pattern and the colours and perhaps even have a wee go!! Wilson has been knitting a rainbow cushion for Heather and Willow the Bear …it is nearly finished!!

Numeracy and Colour Sorting 🔢

In class we enjoy colour sorting and counting – so below are a few different ideas you can try at home and the links to the websites.

5 Activities to Keep Your Toddler Busy Without a Trip to the Store

Colour Matching

Animals and Nature🍁🐸

We have looked at some animals that are blue, green …even purple BUT some animals are multi coloured – check out the link below and see some of the Natural History Museums most colourful creatures – you will be amazed!!! Have a look on the internet as well and see if you can find anymore??

A red-eyed tree frog

Colourful Creatures

How does a Rainbow happen?

Dr. Binocs is going to explain that all to you! It is Amazing!!!!

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Dr Binocs

Willow the Bear 🐻

Well Pine Class, myself and Heather are back on good term because the ASDA  shopping arrived and guess what was in it…….CUSTARD CREAMS!!!!    We did have a disaster as the washing machine broke and there was water all over the floor, Heather was trying to stop the water and put down towels – she seemed to be quite cross, but I thought it was really funny!!! On Friday I got a SURPRISE, Heather has bought me a kitten to keep me company when she is at work, she is called Ada, I am so HAPPY!!! We can  watch the delivery men delivering the online shopping to the neighbours, and watch reality TV together and travel to ASDA in Heather’s back pack – oh seemingly that’s not allowed!!!! Well Pine Class this is my last blog post until after the holidays, by then I will have lots to report!!

Love and Bear Hugs

Willow xxxx

P.S. Remember if you make Blueberry Muffins or have any spare Custard Creams please post them to me!!

Music 🎶

A video going through all of the different colours with the Pine Ladies for you to watch. Pine Ladies Rainbow 🌈

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Colour for Kids

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Somewhere over the Rainbow

Movie 🎥

Well it is time for Dorothy to click her red shoes together and head home!

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There is no place like home

We hope that you enjoyed The Wizard of Oz and all the Colours of the Rainbow!

Well as Willow said this is the last blog and we will see you all after the summer at school – apart from one special Lady that is going to retire after 24years of working at Witch Hill and Willowbank!!!

JARDINE we are all very sad you are retiring and we won’t get to see you everyday at work. We are going to miss you so much – but hope you will come and visit as often!!

Love

The Pine Ladies

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Name that Colour…

Afternoon Pine Class🌲

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Just a little quiz for you all..

  1. What colours of wool does Wilson have?
  2.  What fruit is Aitken going to eat?
  3. What does Jardine have on her head?
  4. Who is hiding behind the red cushion?
  5. What colour is Jardine’s pretty flower?
  6. Who has a yellow Hula Hoop?
  7. What colour of ball is Boyle about to throw?
  8. Who is in the Pink?

 

Have a lovely weekend 🌈

Sent as a photo of you with your favourite colour.

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Red and Yellow……

Hello Pinettes!🌲

How are you all doing?😀

This week we are continuing with our Rainbow theme. 🌈

And we will focus on a couple of activities that you might like to do.

Singing🎵

First the Singing Walrus – in the Pine Class we love the singing Walrus!!

And a song all about colour!!!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLZcWGQQsmg

What about some singing and signing – with Mr Tumble!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLpEGM34Fic

And while we are listening to some Rainbows songs here is a nice one. 🌈

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXtpjBzPMeY

Colour Sorting 🎈🎁

We love to colour sort in class – so a wee challenge for you all!!!

If you like you could find us 5 different red things ❤and 5 different yellow 💛things – can you take a photograph and send it in so we can see what you have collected – things from outside, from the kitchen or from your toy box.

For lots of our colour sorting activities – check out these on Pinterest – Wilson loves Pinterest!!!

https://www.pinterest.com.au/search/pins/?q=colour%20sorting&rs=typed&term_meta[]=colour%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=sorting%7Ctyped

Art 🎨

If you watched the film Wizard of Oz – did you like the song?

🎵 “If I only had a Heart”❤ with the Tin Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU_QsEnogTg

For Art this week what about some Heart Art?

  • Fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a heart;
  • Open the heart up;
  • Put paint on one side of the heart and fold back in half – press it down;
  • Open up – beautiful Symmetry Painting!!!

Why don’t you put this in your window for everyone passing by to see – it will make them smile.

Another activity is to cut some hearts from some cardboard you are going to recycle, such as cereal boxes –  responsible citizens and cover them in tinfoil, you could punch a hole in the top and string them up and watch the sunlight reflect off them, even decorate them if you want with beads, stickers or feathers.

Cookery 🍓🍪

First a Red cookery idea, what about Strawberry Jelly?  Make up the Jelly according to the packet instructions, allow it to cool down a little and then add something else you like that is red – what about chopped up strawberries or red smarties?? Any other ideas?? What does your jelly smell like? Does it wobble? Was it tasty?

Next a Yellow Food, couple of ideas, custard a favourite in the Pine Room – do you like it hot or cold??? Or yellow vanilla ice-cream if you prefer, or if you parents would like a challenge what about helping them to make some scones!!! Jam and cream OR butter and jam????? Yummy!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tea_time_scones_77839

Numeracy🚗🚕

If you are out and about either in your car, or out for a walk or watching from your window why don’t you count the red and yellow cars going past, was there more red or yellow cars???

 VE Day

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This is Friday the 8th of May. Why not have a picnic inside or outside – remember this was just after the Second World War so food was limited and no Supermarkets – so keep it simple!!!

Jam sandwiches, a pork pie, a plain bun, jelly and custard!

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Have a lovely week Pine Class, do what you want to do in the blog, sent us some comments and send us some photos – we would love to hear and see what you have all been up to.

Jardine, Aitken, Boyle and Wilson miss you all!!!

Love the Pine Ladies

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