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Responsible Citizens – Sunflower Meadow

The sun may have disappeared but the Transition class were full of cheer when they collected in the school sunflower seedlings to plant into the sunflower meadow. They were Responsible Citizens bringing the whole school together by germinating sunflower seeds before making a joint meadow. Hopefully they will flower before we go on summer holiday.      

Welcome Back Pine Class – we have missed you!

We were all so HAPPY to be back together in the Pine Room – Hooray!!!

Have you met Mrs McLaughlin, she is a new Pine Lady!

Our Interdisciplinary Theme is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, we are working on character identification – this is Sleepy!

And this is Happy!

Lets get moving and get our exercises done.

In Science we are planting and watching things grow – order your Lettuce and Spinach from the Pine Class – ready about June!!

Remember the water!!!

“I can use my Flapper to pat down the soil”

Ready for Assembly.

It was great to see all our School Friends and we loved this new song

Cover me in Sunshine

“Hello…Mr Campbell”

Time for some MOVE – hand exercises and stretching out.

MOVE and Numeracy  – making choices!

This successful learner is helping others with their counting skills.

Responsible Citizen – getting the lettuce watered.

BINGO!!!

An unimpressed winner!

Sensory Fun.

Getting ready to work on our Motor Skills.

“Hello! Welcome to the Pine Class, today I will be talking to some of the Students about their experiences so far this week”

” We had Fantastic Chocolate Cake today for snack – will that happen everyday?”

“I am having a great week and have loved seeing all my friends.”

“This coming to school is great!! BUT not as great as KILLIE!!!”

“No Comment!”

Shields sing us another song!!

Another Sunny Song to practice your signing.

Here comes the Sun

Dancing ourselves Dizzy – MOVE Fun!

Some Storytelling  after snack –  think there was a goal scored??

Global Goal 17

World Earth day is observed every year on the 22nd of April to help create awareness about pollution and to celebrate the environment of our blue planet.  Today we made lovely sun-catchers, kept the lights turned out (as much as possible) and made a parachute den, that we had a sing song in!!    Click the link below to watch and listen to a lovely wee story.

Last Tree in the City

“Happy Earth Day”

Again, using my multi purpose flapper for this task!

WOW!!!!

Look up !!

The view from the floor – Amazing!

Fun with Torches.

Pine Class Friends.

Friday Morning DISCO!!! What a confident individual.

Baby Shark Rap!!!

First week of all being together has been great, we are all very tired and ready for the weekend.

See you all Monday

xxxxx

SQA Hobbies and Interests – Effective Contributors

It was tattie time this week in Transition. The boys were preparing their seed potatoes for growing in their SQA Hobbies and Interests class and were Effective Contributors when chitting their potatoes. The boys identified the end of the potato with the most eyes and set them in a box the correct way up. We hope they will sprout roots in the next few weeks so we can plant them out in the garden.

    

Rainbow Relay🌈

Hello!! Pinettes – How are you all?

Well today should have been Sports Day at Willowbank, but we hope you are all going to take part in some of the different activities at home.

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Collect 7 different coloured items from around your house and then place them around your garden or house  – get into teams – first team – start the clock – collect all the items and put them into rainbow order – what was your time?? Now second team – who was quickest???

DONE!!!

Can you do it again and beat your time?

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Well what have the Pine Ladies been up to in the sunshine??

Boyle has been doing lots of exercise in her garden – Mr Boyle is getting very good at taking action shots!!

Aitken has out and about and found a big but very pretty plant – name that plant??

Jardine has been helping to build a greenhouse – wonder what she will grow??

Wilson has been doing some planting and getting out on her bike – what do you think she prefers??

Gardening 🌻

Well hopefully the Postman or Post lady has been and delivered you some Sunflower seeds – it would be great if you could plant them and hopefully over the summer the will grow nice and tall.

Just something cute!

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While we can’t Hug

A little bit of music for Olaf ⛄🌞

Olaf Summertime

Cookery – it’s too hot lets make ice lollies!!🍭

Ice Lollies

If you don’t have lolly stick or moulds you can make them up in small plastic cups and add a plastic straw OR put your mixture into ice cube trays.

What has Willow Bear been up to? 🐻

Well Hello Pine Class – hope you are all enjoying the sunshine!

Well Heather has been on Night Shift and I haven’t  been too happy about that, because I want to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and she wants to sleep! So I  keep trying to wake her up, firstly by poking her, this seems to make her quite annoyed!!  Then I did a bit of really loud singing – she didn’t seem to enjoy this either??  So she has shut me in the other room,  and told me to practice my keyboard skills, as I have a duet to prepare for with a certain young lady in the Pine Class.

Take Care Pine Class xx

Have fun in the Sunshine Pine Class

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The Pine Ladies xx

 

Go Green!!!

Hello Pine Class – How are you all???

This is DIGGABLE Week – so technology, technology, technology!!!

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Your task is to use social media to make someone smile!! Using Zoom, FaceTime, What’s App, Messenger …. contact someone and make them HAPPY!!!! Sing them a song, play an instrument, just be there – all the Pine Ladies love seeing their friends and family just now in this way!!

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We are continuing with our rainbow theme🌈  and this week our colour is GREEN💚

Firstly, we are responsible citizens in the Pine Class and keep our classroom recycling up-to-date, how are you doing at home – are you all helping with the sorting? The Pine Ladies have been doing this at home.

Here is a link to a video all about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle if you want to watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOvcW8l3RzE

Quiz Time ❓

  1. Which bin should Wilson’s Recycling go in?
  2. Who has the biggest plant?
  3. How many different green foods is Boyle preparing?
  4. How many green things are in the big picture of Aitken?
  5. Who is eating a green apple?
  6. What kind of Tea does Wilson like?
  7. Who has a green laundry basket?
  8. Who is ready for some fitness?

Numeracy 🔢

How many different colours of Green wool can you see?🧶

When you are out on your walk or in the garden count all the green things you can see.

Below is a  clip from the Wizard of the Oz – how many times did the horse change colour??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur7GnxTkS-M

Art 🎨

What about making some little green frogs – because you draw around your hands on the paper or use them to make an impression with the paint –  they could be a really special present for someone.

For lots of great ideas check out the following link.

 

https://www.pinterest.com.au/search/pins/?rs=ac&len=2&q=frog%20handprint%20craft&eq=frog%20han&etslf=7418&term_meta[]=frog%7Cautocomplete%7C0&term_meta[]=handprint%7Cautocomplete%7C0&term_meta[]=craft%7Cautocomplete%7C0

Music 🎶

Well it has to be The Little Green Frog – two member s of the Pine Class love this song!! 🐸

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyD0L_HTz3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjYkG8jDsJU

And a different frog song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziGG_L9C12o

Sorry we like a bit of crazy frog too!!!🤣

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85mRPqvMbE

Cookery 👩‍🍳

Well green isn’t everyone’s favourite colour of food is it …..SO lets eat something green!!! I challenge you !!!

Here are some ideas for you

I know the weather is a bit warmer but the Pine Class do like soup.

Cream of Broccoli Soup – simple to make and delicious

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  • How many ingredients are in this soup?
  • Do you like the smell of the garlic?
  • Did you like the colour of the soup?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/creamofbroccolisoup_88693

Or some Pea and Ham Soup – from a Chicken??

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/how_to_make_pea_and_ham_17426

Green Jelly – dissolve the jelly according to the packet instructions then add as many different things that you like as you can – they don’t all need to be green!!!

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Hello from Willow Bear

Hi Pine Class!!

How are you all?

Well I am still in Aberdeen, I was on my way back to Kilmarnock to join the rest of my Willowbank Friends at school,  but then Lockdown happen. So I am still with Heather, I think she is very happy that I am still here and keeping her company.  Heather is working at the Hospital, we have watched the TV and we do a lot of singing while Heather plays her keyboard. I like to look out of the window and see which of the neighbours are out doing their daily exercise, and report to Heather who has been getting things delivered after doing their online shopping.!!Wilson and the rest of the family FaceTime and tell us what they have been up to – have to say that isn’t that interesting!! I like reading the Willowbank Blog and enjoy when the children send in photos so I can see what my Willowbank Family are doing.

Take Care Everyone Love Willow the Bear xx

TV📺

Well this week I started watching something cool on TV called The Big Flower Fight – there is a clip below – some of you might like it, lots of lovely flowers and plants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ZxASdQkVU

Gardening🌷

This week has been a good one to get out in the Garden, to tidy up and pop in some plants – I will ask the Pine Ladies to send me some some photos of their garden for next week – send us some photos of yours and if you have planted anything.

Take care Pine Class

Love

The Pine Ladies

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