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.
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!
Hi Everyone. Hope all is well with you. All the Stars class ladies are doing fine and enjoyed the sunshine this weekend.
This week is POLO (Power Off Learn Outside) Week at Willowbank so we thought you might like to do some of the activities we’d be doing at school.
CD Wind Spinners Ornament
You will need – old CD, string or ribbon, PVA glue, sequins, buttons, glitter, scissors
Mrs Chisholm made spinners with her daughter Evie. Aren’t they good?
Garden Treasure Hunt
2 gardening gloves
3 plant pots
Write the number beside the bundle of things you’ve collected using twigs, chalk or painted on the slabs with a paintbrush and water.
Also – Make a circle from stones
Make a triangle from twigs
Write your name from some of the things you’ve collected or write with chalk. Get your family to write their names too.
Mrs Logan was busy with her children writing their names. Looks like they want to be in the Stars class too!
Paper Plane Challenge
Make and decorate some paper planes with your family. Who’s plane can fly the farthest?
Mrs Westerman made some paper planes with her wee grandson, Liam. They used pages from his colouring book. Liam had great fun flying his planes.
We hope you choose to do some of these activities. Remember to send us your comments or photos. We’d love to hear how you are getting on.
Have Fun! Keep Safe!
Good Morning Sungazers! Hope that you are all doing well?
This week we are going to the thinking about Sun Safety – what do we need to do/wear in the sunshine to keep us all safe!
Here are 3 activities to try at home –
- Read through these posters – can you recognise all of these things to keep us safe in the sun?
- Suncream Song – have fun learning this song about applying sun cream. It is to the tune ‘1,2,3,4,5, Once I Caught A Fish Alive’.
- Lastly, here is a cut and stick activity – what would you put in your beach bag?
Have a wonderful week and remember to please email us any photos of you completing your work – we would love to see you!
Here we have a great photo of this young lady getting her daily exercise by exercising her horse. It looks like you are having lots of fun! Thank you for sharing your photo.
Hi everyone. Hope you are all enjoying the good weather.
Tuesday 2nd June should have been our Sports Day. Willowbank staff have been very busy filming and taking photographs of races you could try. The Stars class ladies had a ‘dressing up’ race. Hope you enjoy it!
This week we thought we could have our own wee sports day at home with a few races and a picnic. It would be nice to make some butterfly cakes for your picnic but if you can’t get the ingredients why not make some sandwiches instead. You could cut them into fancy shapes.
BUTTERFLY CAKE RECIPE
100g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
2 large eggs
100g self raising flour
1 level teaspoon
ICING – 175g butter, softened
350g sifted icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/ Fan 180 degrees C/ Gas 6. Place fairy cake cases into a 12 hole bun tin so that the cakes keep a good even shape as they bake.
- Measure all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Fill each paper case with the mixture.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cakes are well risen and golden brown. Lift the paper cases out of the bun tin and cool the cakes on a wire rack.
- To make the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar together until well blended. Cut a slice from the top of each cake and cut this slice in half. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of butter cream into the centre of each cake and place the half slices of cake on top to resemble butterfly wings. Dust the cakes with icing sugar to finish.
** Don’t worry if you can’t find any icing sugar in the shops to make buttercream icing. A spoonful of jam or lemon curd in the centre will work just as well.
If you don’t see any races/activities you want to do on the Willowbank video then maybe you could consider welly throwing (who throws their welly nearest to the target – the target could be a teatowel), water race (fill a basin with water, scoop up a cup of water at a time and run with it over to an empty bowl. Who can collect the most amount of water in 1 minute), ball/balloon catch (how many times can you catch a balloon or ball in 1 minute) or fill the bucket (transfer small objects from one bucket to another. First finished is the winner.) I’m sure someone from your family could help you with your races.
Sit on a rug in the garden, if you can, and enjoy your butterfly cakes and some juice with your family or you could sit at a picnic table. Maybe use a colourful tablecloth. Listen for the birds. Mrs Gardner has blackbirds nesting in her garden and they are very chirpy!
WE’RE ALL GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
Enjoy listening to this story on You Tube. Try and do all the actions and say the sounds if you can. Enjoy!
If you have fun doing some of these activities then send us a comment or a photo. We’d love to hear from you.
Have Fun! Stay Safe!
Good Morning Daisies!
I hope everyone is getting to enjoy the lovely weather we are having again. Below are some activity ideas for the week. You can complete as many or as few as you would like.
- Use chalk or a wet paint brush to make marks on the ground or pavement. Can you make any letters or write your name?
- Count how many steps it takes you to move from one room in your house to another. Does the number change if you take big steps & little steps?
- Can you help your family to make the dinner? Look for different ingredients and stir these in a bowl with support.
- Create a picture of your family. You could use art resources or different materials you can find in your house or garden.
- Stay safe in the sun- help to get ready to spend time in the sun by putting on a hat and sunglasses, and helping an adult to apply your sun-cream.
Have fun and don’t forget to send some photos of you completing activities to email@example.com
So Oak class welcome to another week, things are starting to change with lockdown but for now we are still working from home.
We have made you a video to recap all the rules of lockdown in the next phase. Click here to watch.
Let’s make someone in your family smile, can you make them a rainbow card and then post it to them. Get an adult to help you with your spelling for the words on your card. Click here to watch a video on how to make the card.
If you do not have coloured paper, use white paper and colour in your hearts. You will need to get an adult to help cut out the love hearts. When they are cutting this out, you too can be working on your cutting skills.
Family Time BINGO
Ask an adult to make a bingo card for everyone using o’clock and half past the hour. If you have a printer you can access time bingo cards from the twinkl website.
Can you make your own lunch, how about making a cheese and ham toastie. Miss Miller has a video you can watch to find out how to make one. Click here to watch the video.
On your daily walk or in your garden can you collect sticks, flowers, grass anything that would make a lovely picture. You will also need some salt or sugar to shake over your hand to reveal your hand outline. Here are some examples below;
This week can you get your family to sing one of our favourite songs, Love my Life. Click here to watch the video.
Sports day would have been this week, so keep checking in with the blog and school app as there will be a secondary sports day video. All the staff have taken part in some fun races, you could try them out with your family. We would love to see any photos of your family lockdown sports day.
Cosmic yoga – as a class we enjoy taking part in these sessions after lunch. Click here to try out a session about a butterfly.
Class Pet –
All the butterflies have been released apart from one. We had four healthy butterflies and one had a broken wing. So it is unable to fly so Mrs Murray is going to continue to look after it at home. It has enjoyed more fresh flowers, apples, and pineapple this weekend.
It’s June! Hope everyone has been enjoying this wonderful sunshine and is keeping safe!
This weeks task is a cookery one. At the weekend, Mrs Skinner and Mrs Coulter were busy making ladybird biscuits with their families and thought you would like to join in too – it was great fun!
We have used – digestive biscuits, red icing, icing pens to decorate and any other icing decorations we could find in our cupboards. Why don’t you have a go too – they were really tasty!
We also have a lovely story about a ladybird. It is called ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and you can find it on Youtube.
Have a great week!
Hello! So lovely to see the sunshine again today! Hope you are all doing well and having fun at home.
This week we are continuing with our life skill tasks – please let us know how you are getting on with them!
We also have toothbrushing sequencing cards for you to look at or print out.
Will send this out via email.
Can you put them in the correct order?
Can you follow the steps to brush your teeth properly?
Also look out for the Postman later on this week – there’s a special delivery that’s on its way to you!
Take care and stay safe!