The Stars class have been confident individuals and successful learners whilst enjoying outside activities when the weather is good. We have been looking at the garden trees and how they change over the year. We created lovely pictures for the class wall of the four seasons of the tree. We discussed our needs and wants this week and had a great time with the car ramp deciding which slopes and surfaces made our cars go farther……and faster! We enjoyed hearing the story of the ‘Loaves and Fishes’ and were amazed at how five wee loaves and two fishes could feed five thousand people!
I can’t believe it’s the end of term already! What a strange way to end this year. We have to say farewell to our two leavers and wish you all the best in the future. You will be missed! Keep your eyes peeled for some visitors this week! Everyone else I hope you enjoy the summer and I’ll see you at after the holidays in our new normal way of working. You should also look out out for visitors this week too!
Below are some ideas for over summer. You can pick and choose whatever you would like to do.
Stay healthy and be kind to each other.
Hi everyone. We hope all is good for you and that you are enjoying the mild weather.
Helping at home
Our families do lots around the house to look after us. Maybe you could help them do some chores. Why don’t you help………
Set the dinner table
Clear the dinner table
Wipe the dinner table
Wash and dry the dishes
Vacuum any crumbs up
Brush the floor
Mrs Logan, Mrs Westerman and Mrs Gardner have been very busy doing these chores around our own homes.
Mrs Chisholm and her family had a great time making balloon rockets. Her children enjoyed this activity so much that they showed their teacher’s at their own school what they had done.
Why don’t you try making a balloon rocket too. All you need is some string, scissors, a straw, balloon and sellotape.
We have good fun matching the pictures in this game. If you don’t have a picture dominoes game at home why don’t you print out these farm animal picture dominoes.
This is one of our favourite stories but read today by James McAvoy.
If you choose to do any of these activities then why don’t you send us a comment or some photographs. We’d love to hear from you.
Have Fun! Stay Safe!
Another week already! I hope you are all still keeping well. The weather for this week looks quite mixed. The home learning this week is a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities so you can dodge any potential rain showers! I have chosen two activities from Wilderness Outdoor Education. They have lots of good activities. You all know I like my food so there is another fire-pit recipe and some work around the human body. I would love to see pictures of your creations.
Here is this week’s learning. Home learning 8th June
Stay healthy and be kind to each other.
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.
BUTTERFLY CAKE RECIPE
100g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
2 large eggs
100g self raising flour
1 level teaspoon
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!
WE’RE ALL GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
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!
Mrs Logan has been busy making the Pea Head person from this week’s blog. She decorated a cup with a face, filled it with compost and planted seeds in it. It will be kept well watered in her greenhouse. Mrs Logan used cress seeds instead of peas. She will send you a photo once the cress ‘hair’ has grown.
Mrs Chisholm has built a car ramp with her children. They are having great fun racing cars and seeing how far the cars travel if you make the ramp steeper.
Why don’t you try making these. Send in some photo’s if you do.
Have Fun! Stay Safe!
We are delighted to share with you all photos of this Oak pupil taking part in his weekly activities! They all look great and it looks as though you have been having fun!
Below we have a butterfly colour prediction, an amazing looking breakfast and an outside den!
Here we have some garden hose reading activities, followed by shadow drawing, well done!
Daily exercise and stick collecting to paint and create this wonderful rainbow, which is proudly displayed in the window for all to see! Fantastic and thank you for sharing with us! We are all very proud of you, keep it up!
Hello Stars Class. Hope you are all doing well.
Here are some more activities to do should you wish. Adapt them to suit whatever you have available.
Five Senses Treasure Hunt
Find something –
that is a plant
you can eat
Pea Head Person 1. Cover yogurt pots, paper cups or plant pots with paper and draw a funny face on them.
- Fill with compost and sow any seeds you have. Normally you sow peas however cress, grass, flower or vegetable seeds will grow to make a fine head of ‘hair’.
Remember to keep the seeds well watered as they grow and make sure they get plenty of sunlight. They would look good on the kitchen windowsill.
Balloon Tennis Blow up a balloon and use a bat to play tennis with a partner. Don’t worry if you don’t have a bat, just use your hand. Enjoy! This was great fun when we played it in class.
Story We enjoyed ‘The Gruffalo in Scots’ in class but this is Elaine C. Smith reading ‘The Glasgow Gruffalo’.
If the link doesn’t work then go into YouTube and type in The Glasgow Gruffalo Elaine C. Smith. I hope this makes you laugh as much as ‘The Gruffalo in Scots’ did!
Remember, these activities are optional but we would love any comments or photographs of things you’ve done. I will be giving you a quick phone call this week for a catch up.
Have Fun. Stay Safe.
Let’s get active and keep moving our bodies! We are responsible for our body so being active will help you keep a healthy body and healthy mind.
Get you and your family dancing, look out for Mrs Murray’s dance videos on our Willowbank YouTube channel. At present we have five dances that you can do, so that is a different one for everyday of the week. More are being made so if you have a song request, leave it in the comment section of this blog and I will get a dance made up for you.
Each week I will give you words that you need to spell and write down, with the help from someone at home find out the action from the alphabet exercise sheet below and create your workout routine. You need to complete ten of each exercise or if you want a challenge can you do the action for 30 seconds.
Words for this week; Your own name, family, home, sunshine, exercise.
Another exercise workout for you and your family, below we have 12 exercises. You need to try all 12 exercises, choose a number between 1-12 and perform the exercise for 30 seconds. Keep choosing a different number until you have completed them all. Have fun and get your whole family doing it with you.
Good Morning Oak Team! I hope you are all well and below is the details of activity 1 for this week! Remember to leave comments on this post on how you are finding the tasks that are being set.
What do I need? – A bag, blank piece of paper, pencil and a creative mine
On your daily walk or in your garden can you have a look around and find anything interesting that could create a lovely picture.
Empty all your findings onto the ground and sort them into piles of the same items, like below;
Ask an adult to draw a circle at the top of the blank paper, like below;
1) Can you use your material to make a person?
2) Can you make a picture of everyone in your family?
3) How many differerent ways can you a picture of a person using what you have found?
Here are some examples below;
Caterpillar / Butterfly progress
We are on Day 9 of our tranformation cycle of caterpillar into butterfly. They are getting a lot bigger and growing lots of little hairs all over their body.