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Exciting Easter Activities

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We have enjoyed participating in lots of Easter activities this week. We created cards for home and made mars bar tray bake which we cut in to egg shapes and decorated. We painted and rolled eggs, had an egg hunt and had fun with  a Humpty Dumpty science experiment where we had to protect boiled eggs from cracking when we dropped them from a height. The best protection was wrapping it in a jumper! It was good to see Rev. Cameron at out virtual Easter assembly and we’re keeping a look out for the Easter Bunny as we hear he’s in the area.

Stars Home Learning Challenge W/C 18.01.2021

We hope all is well with you and your families. Find below some new learning challenges for you to do should you wish to. Adjust them as needed but above all, have fun!

Heid, Shooders, Knaps and Taes       

Sing the song, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes but using Scottish words. See how fast you can sing it!

Heid, shooders, knaps and taes

Knaps and taes

Heid, shooders, knaps and taes

Knaps and taes

And een and lugs and mooth and neb

Heid, shooders, knaps and taes, knaps and taes.

Scottish Counting. How many?







Hide small plastic toys in a tray of lentils or oatmeal. Count how many toys you can find. Match your number word with the written number.

Scottish Food


Help someone at home prepare some Scottish foods to eat. It might be porridge, shortbread, pancakes, haggis, a scotch pie, oatcakes and cheese or heating up a tin of lentil soup! Enjoy a taste and try. The smells are good too.! Before you eat your Scottish fare you could maybe recite the Selkirk Grace. This is the prayer normally said before you eat your meal at a Burn’s Supper which is a celebration of the poet Robert Burn’s life and work.

Some hae meat and canna eat,

And some wad eat that want it;

But we hae meat, and we can eat,

And sae let the Lord be thankit.

Tartan Car Track Painting


Design a new tartan for Burns night. Use toy cars dipped in paint to roll on the coloured lines.

On You Tube, choose and listen to some Scottish music. What is your favourite? Find a few ideas linked below.

The Proclaimers 500 miles


Dougie McLean Caledonia


Coulter’s Candy


Have fun! Stay safe!

FAOL – ECO – Global Goal 11 – Meet and welcome people

The Stars class made place mats and iced biscuits for our Macmillan snack. We enjoyed a sociable gathering together where some of us chose to have strawberry milk shake too. We also decorated a yummy Colin the caterpillar cake. We thought it looked great next to the Colin the caterpillar we’d grown with grass seed!


Stars Activities 7

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.


100g butter, softened

100g caster sugar

2 large eggs

100g self raising flour

1 level teaspoon

baking powder

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!



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!   😊 ❤



LGBT Month

The Stars class read the book ‘No Matter What’ for LGBT month.  We were all responsible citizens and felt we are all the same no matter what we look like or what our families consist of. We did lots of activities including making rainbow flag cupcakes, rainbow love heart pictures, rainbow hand prints and printed a purple picture of grapes. Our week finished with purple activities in the hall which were great fun.