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Easter activities

This week we completed lots of different Easter activities. We used our hands to make different animals to make some Easter cards. We made a chick and a bunny rabbit. We had an egg and spoon race on Monday in the classroom – we tried to balance the egg on spoon first before we added in walking. We also decorated some Easter baskets and added some delicious chocolate eggs.

Today we had an Easter egg hunt in the classroom looking for lots of chocolate eggs hidden around the room. We also wore our chick head pieces we made to our virtual assembly today. We danced to the “Spring chicken” song and played our instruments to other songs too.

Effective Contributors in the Bluebells

 

Today we celebrated “Lots of socks day” for World Downs Syndrome Day which was on Sunday. We took a picture of all our feet in odd socks. We decorated socks with different materials. We made them both different to make them odd socks. We also added felt ears, a felt tongue, eyes and a pom pom nose  to a sock to make a puppy sock puppet. We then wore them on our hands made them go WOOF!!!!!! Some of us were also wearing purple for Epilepsy Awareness Day too.

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day and our chosen class book was “The Hungry Caterpillar” – the ladies even dressed up as characters from the book.

We read the story and did lots of activities throughout the day.  We made caterpillars using our finger prints and counted the correct number to put on each one. We sorted healthy and unhealthy foods. We posted the food the caterpillar ate though the mouth of our big caterpillar and we also did some painting with a potato masher. It was lots of fun.

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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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Home learning tasks- week 7

Good morning Comets and happy Monday! 

We are officially in Spring and it has been super to see a little sunshine over the weekend

What better way to start the 1st day of a new month by practising our signs for the months of the year! 

https://youtu.be/4rJpmqYgfxo 

This week we will be Effective Contributors as we work on our tasks for World Book Day.  For our home learning this week we will be looking at different books and of course a new Giglets story. You can find the home learning tasks HERE.

I have included a delicious recipe for a Gruffalo cake (we are HUGE fans of the Gruffalo in class.) 

It has been so lovely to see you all on our VScene calls and I look forward to it again this week. 

Take care and stay safe.

We are missing you all! 

Miss Robertson and the Comet ladies x 

Home learning tasks-week 6

Good morning Comets and families,

How are we all? We are missing you in school and can’t wait till we can be together again.

Last week during our VScene calls we practised signing the colours of the rainbow. February is LGTB month and this Friday is ‘Purple Friday’.  We have been working hard on activities in class.  At home you can try and make this beautiful rainbow.

The resources you need for this art activity are-

  • Some cotton balls
  • Piece of paper
  • Different coloured paint (colours from the rainbow)

Using the cotton balls make different coloured arches. Remember you will need a new cotton ball for each colour. After each colour you can practise the signs.

Other home learning tasks for the week can be found HERE.

We do not have a Giglets book assigned for this week. However, if you would like one added to your account you can email me. I can add something I think you would enjoy. This week I will be doing our weekly check-ins on Wednesday. I am looking forward to speaking to you all.

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Robertson x

Home learning – week beg 8th Feb

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. This month is LGBT month, and we would have been reading a book all about different families.  This book is called “The Family Book” by Todd Parr. Click the link to hear the story being read on YouTube.

The Family Book

Literacy

Rainbow hop

Let’s continue the rainbow theme. Make giant letters in different colours and place them on the floor. You could start with (s a t p i n), someone at home can help, then they can shout out a letter and you have to run and jump onto the correct letter. You could even do it with the letters of your name and then find each letter in the correct order to spell your name.

Numeracy

Shapes are all around us and we had been exploring different shapes in the classroom. Look around the house and see what shapes you can find. You can also play this Shape game .In the game you need to feed the monsters the correct shapes.

Health and Wellbeing

Make a pizza

Make your own pizza at home. Try using a wrap, pitta bread or pizza base. Spread the sauce over the base, then add your toppings – there are lots of things you could add to your pizza. Why not have a go and create an LGBT rainbow pizza. Is your pizza round or square? Did you enjoy your pizza?

Chinese New Year

This week is also Chinese New Year. You could try different Chinese foods at home such as noodles, prawn crackers and prawn toast. Email me and let me know what you liked.

This year is the year of the Ox.  I was born in the year of the Goat. Use this website to find out which animal you are and more information about Chinese New Year.

You could make a colourful lantern by folding a piece of paper in half making some slits not quite to the end of the paper, decorate then twist into a cylinder shape and secure with glue or staples and add a strip of paper to the top to create a handle. You could place a battery-operated tea light in the bottom and see the light shine through.

Home Learning – week beg. 25th January

Literacy

Learn about Scotland and living on an island by watching Katie Morag on iPlayer – what episode did you watch? Did you enjoy it?

Have a look at this clip where Katie Morag is playing pooh sticks. Have you played pooh sticks before? Did you like it? When you are on a walk you could have a go and play pooh sticks too. Video – Katie Morag – pooh sticks

Now have some fun doing the Shooglie Wooglie. This a clip from Scottish Book Trust doing the Scottish version of the Hokey Cokey. Have fun and hopefully you learn some Scottish words for different body parts.

Shooglie Wooglie video

Numeracy

Our theme this term is Scottish castles can you use kitchen roll tubes to create castles. Places a different number on each castle you make. Then you can play a game, placing the correct number of straws or pencils inside the numbered castle – you could even add flags to the top of each straw/pencil. Have fun. 😊 You could also get help from someone in your family to draw a castle with a number on it and place the correct number of toys on top on the castle drawing. You could also create a number line. Draw a castle with battlements then use a toy character to count to 10 and back again moving him along the battlements.

Health and Wellbeing

Put on your own mini Highland games in your house.

Toss the caber – use a cardboard tube for this.

Hammer throw – use a cushion and see who can throw it the furthest.

Catch the Haggis – use a bean bag or a sponge or even an orange. How many times can you catch it before it drops?

Art

Have a look online at different tartan designs. Then have a go of making your own tartan. This can be made drawing lines with pencils, pens or crayons. You could even get messy and use paint. Or you could cut or tear paper into strips creating you own design by sticking them to a piece of paper.

Home learning – week beg. 11th Jan

Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well. Over the coming weeks you will be working from home this means doing some of the fun activities we do in school with your family at home. Each week I will post 4 activities to be completed throughout the week.  I hope you have fun.  You can send photos of the completed tasks to my email

kayleigh.hill@eastayrshire.org.uk

Literacy- Writing and mark making

Have lots of fun this week mark marking, writing letters with help or on your own copying. You could fill a tray with rice or flour and make marks with your fingers or utensils from the kitchen.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/get-squiggling-letters-mobile

You could also have fun with this activity using a handheld device. Use your finger to copy the letters of the alphabet it is lots of fun.

Numeracy- Colour

Go on a colour hunt around your house. How many colours can you find? Do you have Lego or bricks or other toys that are different colours? Can you sort them? Make a pile of red, a pile of blue etc.

Health and Wellbeing- Edible faces

Have a think of what foods you can make a face on. You could use icing and fruit or sweets to make a face on a biscuit. You could use cheese and vegetables to make a face on a wrap pizza.

Art- Potato printing

Get an adult to cut a potato in half. You can then dip this in paint to create a picture. You can also cut out different shapes in the potato and make different patterns.