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Confident Individuals – SQA Healthy Eating Planning

The Transition class were hard at work planning their Healthy Cooking SQA class for after the October Break. They were all Confident Individuals when they chose a local product (Eggs) and selected a local producer. They then identified healthy and non-healthy ways of preparing them. After the holidays the class will prepare the eggs in different ways for a photo shoot.

FAOL – Enterprise MacMillan Coffee Morning

Today was MacMillan snack morning at school.  We came dressed in purple and green and decorated cupcakes. We mixed green food colouring into the frosting and added it to the top of our cakes. We also used a rolling pin to roll out the green fondant icing and put it on top of a biscuit.

This week we also created pig masks and today we visited the atrium to stand on the muddy puddle with a Percy pig cut out.  We also decorated a giant cupcake to display on our door for everyone to see. We enjoyed sharing a snack together with our friends.

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IDL Art in the Pine Room🍎

Fine Motor Skills this morning, colour sorting and threading buttons…..

…..and wearable!!

IDL Art making Apples for Snow White.

See Art is fun!

So what’s the news??

….something funny!!!

Great sitting skills.

Great signing while enjoying Morning Group.

Come Boyle lets get ‘MOVEing’ and dance the Tarantella!!!

IDL Numeracy, identifying shapes and making some dwarfs…..

….dogs and houses – well done!!!

Aren’t our apples cool!!!

Sensory Cookery, working with pastry, sugar, cinnamon and apples.

Kneading and gripping.


Musical fun!!!

Sports Day Ready!!!

IDL Pop Art – using the Dabbers and Scented Pens.

Fantastic Sitting.

Looking at the Weather in Social Studies and Science – making a rain storm!!


Are you sure you read the instructions right Wilson???

Not as dramatic as we expected – oh well!

Sensory Play – good use of the Shaving Foam!

Art, spoons and messy play – what could be better!!!

Getting our MOVE on!!! Marching to the Grand Ole Duke of York!!

Sensory Play using cereals and plastic fruits…

…and using our fine motor skills to make feeders for  the birds!!!

Have a FAB weekend everyone!!!!

Hope the sun shines!!



Making a bear sandwich.

We looked at the ingredients we needed to make a bear sandwich. We needed bread, chocolate spread, banana and blueberries. We each got a slice of bread and used a knife to spread the chocolate spread on the bread. We then sliced the banana to create a nose and ears for the bear.  We then chose blueberries to add to make two eyes and the tip of his nose. The boys loved creating this and were able to spread with physical support from staff. They enjoyed seeing their final creation and some tried it at snack time.

Purple Friday

Last week to finish off LGBT month we had  Purple Friday. Our LGBT book was “The Family Book” by Todd Parr. we spoke about our own families and enjoyed the colourful pictures in the book.  On Friday we did lots of purple activities – we decorated a purple octopus with cheerios and made a colourful rainbow with hand prints.  We also tried lots of different purple foods and food in purple packaging. We circled the pictures of the foods we liked.

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Pine Class – Did the Ladybird hear about Fairtrade?

Well Hello Pinettes – on this lovely day!!! I can see some sunshine – HOORAY!!!

Well in the BLOG this week we are going to focus on ‘World Book Day’ which is Thursday the 4th of March – March already!!!!

How you can celebrate a very 2021 World Book Day on Thursday 4 March! | National Literacy Trust

Click here World Book Day  to take you to their site for loads of different ideas – you can listen to Hugless Dougless, print out bookmarks, get the instructions to make an Elmer Milk Bottle (Recycling Art!) or spot the difference with those funny Aliens in their Underpants!!! There are lots of different activities.

The Story we have choosen is ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ the reason we picked this story for World Book day is because Julia Donaldson has made it in to a Play. We thought it would be great, as we could use our signing – to sign all the different animal names, use lots of different props and use our AAC Devices to make all the sounds – when we are all back together in class we are going do this!! Hopefully you should all have received your copy please get in touch if you haven’t.

On Thursday morning Vscene we will be reading the play, with all the props and sounds please join us – if you have any props or sounds on AAC Devices and you want to bring these please do! You can dress up if you want – or keep you pjs on – whatever you want!!!

Below are a couple of versions of the story.


What the Ladybird Heard – read by Julia

What the Ladybird Heard🐞

Julia Donaldson has even got a song!!

What the Ladybird Heard Song🐞🎵


 Science and the Outdoors – NOW what do you call  it a Ladybug or Ladybird?? It can also be called a Ladybettle, Ladycow, Ladyfly or a Ladyclock!! For lots of information on Ladybugs or ……Ladyflies check out the link below. Soon we will being seeing the Ladycows in our gardens!!

National Geographic Kids🐞

Practising our Signing

Singing Hands – Animal Sounds🐮🐴

Old MacDonald 🐷🐑

I love Animals🦆

Dancing and Singing Time

Just Dance – Old MacDonald🐄

Art – making a Ladybird.

Now there are loads of ways you can do this – depending on what you have to hand – below are some ideas and links – please send us a photo if you make a Ladybug.

6 Clever Sisters

Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for Kids {+ Free Printable Template!} - Six Clever Sisters

Art Craft and Fun

Messy Little Monsters

Make fingerprint ladybird keepsake magnets from a simple salt dough recipe. A homemade gift idea for kids, toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect for spring, summer, bug projects.

We are excited!!!

Zombie said MIAOW and Pixie said PRRRRRR! Logan’s very well behaved dog said WOOF!!!

A good Read? Shaun the Sheep said BAA! And Vixen say WOOF!

The Horse said NEIGH! And the Cow said MOO! And the Pig said OINK! And the Duck said QUACK!! And the Hen said CLUCK!!

Gosh – use your number skills to count how many animals are in this story?

Sadly we haven’t managed to located a Goose – so think Goose everyone!!

Think Goose!!!

Fairtrade Fortnight is from the 22nd of February to the 7th of March

Fair trade is a way of buying and selling products that allows the farmers to be paid a fair price for their produce, and have better working conditions. Trade is ‘unfair’ when farmers receive very low income and have poor conditions while the companies that sell their products make lots of money from them. The Fairtrade Mark was introduced in 1994, it iS awarded to products that are sold under certain fair-trading conditions.

Have you seen this symbol on anything – perhaps bananas, coffee or chocolate – have a look for it.

Why We Don't Have the Fairtrade Logo On Our Products | Real Food Source

There is a couple of video links below you can watch which explain all about Fairtrade.

Fairtrade Explained

Fairtrade and Climate Change

Fairtrade Song

Cookery – what about helping to make this yummy Fairtrade Banana Bread, some mashing and mixing!

Fairtrade Banana Bread

Have a lovely week Pinettes


Pine Lockdown Week 1 – Spinderella 🕷🕸

Well Happy New Year Pine Class – different start to the New Year from what we had hoped!!!

There is a pack with different activities – you can pick and choose the bits you want to do or do it all – remember we love to see your photos and lovely art work.

While Wilson and Logan were in the Beech Room last term they heard the lovely Mrs Wilson reading the story Spinderella to some of the class during Numeracy – what a great story for counting!!! So for this we are going to base all our activities on Spinderella ….and Spiders!!!!

Who likes SPIDERS???

LOGAN is not a fan – used to be really scared, but she loves the Spinderella Story.

SHIELDS only likes tarantulas!!!!!

WILSON is the Spider Catcher – no squashing spiders on her watch -Joan the Janitor comes to get her when there is one in the school!

BOYLE is fine with them as long as they aren’t too close, but loves how they can spin their magic webs.

Spider’s Web  are very impressive indeed, check out the link below.

Natural History Museum – Spider’s Webs

Literacy – Click on the Link below to hear the Story of Spinderella 📚

Spinderella is a spider that wants to learn to count, and enjoys a game of Football!


  • Can you remember what some of Spinderella’s brothers were called?
  • What did they use for a football?
  • What colour was the Hairy Godmother?
  • What number did the class count to?
  • What colours were the bibs?
  • How many flies did Spinderella have for dinner?
  • How many spiders were on each team?
  • How many legs does each spider have?
  • What did mum use for a whistle?
  • Who scored the winning goal?

Well did you like this story?

Think this might be a new favourite Numeracy Story in the Pine Room. 🔢

Some more Numeracy – concentrating on the number 8 – like the legs of a spider!!

Counting with Rodd

Click the Link below for a story – watch the waves and the shapes.

Walter’s Wonderful Web

Okay – time for some signing!

So let’s join the Singing Hands for some Incy Wincy Spider – click on the Link below.

Incy Wincy Spider

Arts and Crafts 🎨

What about making a spider hand print? Below is a Link to the site Messy Little Monsters – this is a really good web site with loads of good art activities.

Messy Little Monsters

Below is a Link to a lovely wee Spider Story  – if you like it there are lots more episodes.

Spider! Episode 1 – Spider in the Bath

Some spider information from the BBC Bitesize Science Site 🧪🕷🕸

Spider Facts


Can you help make a spidery treat??

A chopping board serving Halloween spider pizzas

Spider Pizza

Image result for spider sandwich

Spider Sandwiches

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Oreo Spiders

Oh! think we need to do some singing and dancing – ready…1,2,3…go!!!🎶

The Spider Prance

Now this Term we should have been studying our Scottish Topic – so we will add a Scottish Inspirational Spider Story.

Robert the Bruce and the Spider

So have you changed you mind about Spiders???

Now please send in a photo of a SPIDER – it could be one you have made….or one you have found!!!!

Take care Pinettes


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Pine Home Learning 3

Well Hello Pinettes – how are you all doing?

This week we thought we might put on some Christmas Activities for you all.



Movies – have you watched any good Christmas Movies?

Wilson suggestion is ‘Polar Express’ it is magical, and she watches it every year!

Boyle has picked ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ which she watched on Sunday, Mr Boyle liked it too!

Logan watched ‘Nativity’ with her children at the weekend and they all really liked it.

Shields says ‘E.T’. it may not be a Christmas movie but she likes to watch it at Christmas – it is lovely!


Music and Dance – as you know we love music in the Pine Room so a few suggestions.

Disney Junior Best Junior Holiday Music

The Reindeer Hokey Pokey

The Christmas Freeze


Arts and Crafts

Crafts meet Kids 

This website has some great ideas for crafts and cards.

Frugal Fun with Boys

Cute reindeer ornaments.

BBC Bitesize Wreath



Some experiments for anyone that wants to do some Science at home – some are simple some are a bit more complicated.

Christmas Science for Kids


Cookery  – a variety of different fun ideas!!

Christmas Cookery for Kids


Makaton – practice your signing with some Christmas Songs!!

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Dominick the Donkey

White Christmas


Numeracy – counting and singing!

Five Candy Canes


Literacy – a few Christmas Stories.

If you ever want to bring a pirate to meet Santa – Don’t!!

Olaf’s night before Christmas.

Well Pinettes have a lovely week – see you all soon!!!

Love the Pine Ladies.


Pine Class Learning at Home 2

Hello Pinettes – How are you all doing?

Have you read or watched the story ‘Yellow is my Colour Star’? Did you make lots of colour choices?

Yellow is my Color Star 

Amazon.com: Yellow Is My Color Star (9781442492998): Horacek, Judy, Horacek, Judy: Books

What is your favourite colour?⭐

Another story for you to listen too and enjoy. 📚

Lara the Yellow Ladybird

What did you think of Lara’s yellow wings?


We have put some other links on this week’s blog if you are looking for some different ideas.


The weather has been really cold this week – have any of you been out for a Winters Walk? What did you see? Was it really cold? Did you get all wrapped up?


Below are links to some different Winters songs. 🎵

Winter Dance & Brain Breaks

Winter Hokey Pokey

Snowflakes, Snowflakes

Freeze Dance


We all love Frozen in the Pine Room – some pretend they don’t!  Below is a link to some Olaf Fun – he is our favourite!! 🎥

Olaf Series


Lots of different ideas for some Winter crafting fun in the link below. 🎨

Winter Craft & Art


If you want to practice your signing – what about the weather signs.👍

Singing Hands Weather


The BBC Bitesize has lots of cool science information. 🧪

BBC Bitesize Seasons


Practice your counting with Bud the Bee in his Number Garden. 🔢

Bud’s Number Garden


This is the perfect weather for making soup.  🍵 Can you help pick out the ingredients? What colours are the vegetables? Did you help peel or chop? Was your soup tasty?

4 Ingredients Soups


The Pine Ladies have been searching for some yellow things in the room.

Well have a great week Pinettes.

Love The Pine Ladies

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