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Responsible Citizens – Recycling and Litter Pick

The Transition class were Responsible Citizens when they continued their good work with weekly recycling and took part in a litter pick. There were two new volunteers this week for the recycling.

Some of the class were on their outing looking at road signs and they took litter pickers and a bag with them. They were very successful at identifying signs and matching it to their photographs. They collected a whole bag of rubbish from the area just near the school. Well done everyone, what a good effort!

Children in Need in the Pine Room

This week we were looking at the letter E again in literacy, looking at words that beginning with this letter and in art we were successful learners and made a picture of a egg using tissue paper squares and PVA glue.

In SQA Communication we finished our Brown Bear Story, we sorted through the characters again, signed the animals and colours, danced along to the rap, and worked on our colouring books.

Karen was here on Wednesday to do some Indian Dance with us focusing on Animals that started with the letter E – we were very confident individuals and had great fun.

For SQA Numeracy we played a game of ‘Haggis Drive’, as we have started our Scottish Theme, working on our counting skills and drawing in the pieces of the Haggis.

Each class has a paper  lantern to decorate to be displayed in the Atrium for Christmas, with our Vice ECO Captain we decided on a very topical theme of Global Warming!!!

Give the Snowman back his hat back!!!

So our Snowman is starting to melt – remember reuse, recycle and reduce!!!

Working on another Christmas Project.

For Children in Need we enjoyed a lovely social snack, had a wee Disco (not as long as Sophie Eliis-Bextor’s!!) And made some dotty Pugsy Faces.

Have a Smashing Weekend Everyone!!!

FAOL – ECO

Global Goal 3

Good Health and Wellbeing

We are really lucky to have our sensory garden to explore and complete garden walks. We are then able to enjoy some healthy exercise and get some fresh air during the school day. We have also been exploring some healthy foods and using pictures to create a healthy and unhealthy lunch box. It was great fun. We also made posters to put in in the classroom to show how we can be healthy.

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Climate Change Conference

All school in East Ayrshire took part in a Climate Change Conference.  The Transition and Oak class had their own Climate Change Conference.

We had lots of successful learners and effective contributors throughout the full day.  We meet virtually to discuss our day and enjoyed sharing a video on climate change.  We had an action and got stuck straight into bringing our action plan to life.

Work will continue over the next few weeks and preparations are under way for our whole school assembly on how Willowbank are going to do their bit to help towards climate change.

We looked at energy, waste and the natural environment.  The oak class were responsible for making new bright attractive posters for each classroom within the school.  These are to remind everyone about turning off all electrical devices when not in use.

Our classes enjoy walking outings, so we are proposing that on each class walking outing, we take part in a ‘clean up my community’ by litter picking whilst out our walks.

Willowbank will be making use of old materials and turning them into a festive decoration surprise, that can used again each year.

National Maths week in the Pine Class

This is National Maths Week we have been doing even more counting than usual in the Pine Room.

We were successful learners and make some cool Willowbank buses, we counted the silver squares, added two wheels and a Willowbank badge and decided which of our friends we wanted to join us in the bus.

Amazing Work!!!

We starting working on our SQA Baking Unit – making choices of what we liked!

Continuing with our Literacy and Art Sessions and the Letter B – these confident individuals worked on some Brown Bear Pictures.

We have been working on our Food Theme – Don’t Waste your Food – and got some work done for our Display Board, bananas, bread, apples and lettuce, we used lots of different art techniques.

Reading Spinderella for Numeracy ….lots of counting and clapping not always in time!!!

Counting the GOALS for these two football mad boys!!!

A class number hunt.

But don’t forget the MOVE!!!

We love to count the blocks …and knock them down!!!

These Responsible Citizens were learning all about where to put your recycling, lead by or Vice-Eco Captain.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

 

Eco Global Goal – Zero Hunger

* SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS, RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS *

The Daisies class were very responsible looking at the global goal ‘Zero Hunger’.  We looked closely at some pictures (the hungry caterpillar, Oliver Twist, Bruce Bogtrotter) and discussed whether they looked hungry or full.

We also spoke about how we would feel if we had a full tummy and also how we would feel if we had a hungry tummy.

Finally, we spoke about food that we liked and disliked and sorted them into categories on a poster.

FAOL – ECO

Global Goal 16

Peace, justice and strong institutions.

 

We voted for a class president and vice president to help with some helper jobs and be effective contributors in the class. We were able to make posters saying vote for and our name. We chose pictures for them and were  confident individuals able to hold then up for all the class to see. We voted using a ballot paper with pictures of everyone on it. We then counted the votes to see who won.