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IDL: Food and Technologies – Bird Feeders

Successful Learners   Confident Individuals

As part of our Food theme the Moonbeams wanted to explore bird seeds and make bird feeders. The children worked well together to make the feeders. The Moonbeams will hang them up around the sensory garden on Monday and hopefully observe the birds eating them.


The Moonbeams had great fun singing songs about food using the stretchy band.

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.


National Maths Week

Successful Learners    Confident Individuals

The Moonbeams have been learning through a variety of math concepts this week.  They have been identifying shapes and making pictures. They have been counting objects related to their theme. The children enjoyed making musical instruments using foods. They were counting out and measuring the dried foods using measuring jugs and pouring them into bottles of different sizes.

Pine Class – Successful Learners in Art


This week we were successful learners learning a new paint technique in Art – pulling the paint across the paper using a ruler, very effective BUT we cannot tell you what we are doing with it – it is a Christmas secret!!!



I am a happy happy boy!!!

Ready for some Animal Boogie??

Making masks for next weeks’ MacMillan – responsible citizens.

Great friends in the Pine Room.

Sensory Cookery involves lots of skills numeracy – counting the cases, identifying the different objects and colours, working on our motor skills  and our MOVE  when we exercising our hands.

Oh no – they just jumped out of the tray!!!!

Literacy and Art – working on the letter ‘A’ – all will be revealed next week!!!

This successful learner working on her I-gaze skills!!

Confident individuals working on their matching skills.

Our fantastic 50 Things Art from last week.

More Literacy work – matching the ‘A’ pictures and  we love the Alphabet songs…

…..successful story sequencing.

Sun is out – so lets go bowling – STRIKE!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!


Welcome to the new Pine Class

It has been great to be back in School!

We thought we would just show you some of the things we had been getting up to since the beginning of term.

Selecting the Golden Rule we are focusing on – Number 2 – Working Together.

MOVE and working on Days of the Week.

Successful Learners in Numeracy

Knock it down!!!!

Right Respecting School – what is Right thing and what is Wrong thing to do?? These responsible citizens knew the answers.

Stretching out in MOVE

Ready for Parachute Fun!!!

Sensory Play – great fun!!!

Making Choices. – planning our MacMillan Event.

Colour Sorting in Numeracy

Confident Individuals in Art

We are Artists – ROAR!!!

We love The Wonky Donkey Story – using a single message device for the ‘Hee-Haw’ sounds.

Sensory Fun with Shaving Foam!

Band Practice!!

UNCRC Article 24 – making a poster with all the appropriate information.

Health and Well-being – Outdoor Learning.

A great afternoon Bowling. – STRIKE!!

Making Choices and place mats.

Numeracy with Spinderella, . story about a spider that wants to learn to count!

Stretching for MOVE

Autumn Art

Using Technology during Morning Group

Exploring Ingredients – Flour Sensory Play

Oh dear!!!!

Where is the hoover?

Literacy and Art

Outside in the Sunshine.

Our new Food Theme is based on the book ‘Don’t waste your Food’

We are looking at food spoilage.

Won’t look like this next week!!!!

50 Things making Art with things we have collected outside.

Smelly the lavender.

Have a great weekend everyone,


Welcome to a new School Year Pine Class

Well – Welcome Pinettes!!

It is lovely to see you all back at school.  Everyone has settled in really well and working very hard.

We have all been actively participating in all the Moring Group Activities, using the different AAC Devices, making choices, studying the weather and seasons, learning the days of the week, and practising our Makaton.

Enjoying the different stories we have been reading during Literacy, there are links below to a few favourites .

Oi Frog!

The Squirrels Who Squabbled

We have been successful learners in  Numeracy, we have practised our numbers skills in a variety of different ways, listening to counting songs, playing BINGO, pinning clothes peg legs on spiders (not real ones!) and counting bricks, building towers…then knocking them down!!!  We also enjoy watching Counting with Rodd.

Counting with Rodd

In Enterprise and Expressive Art we have taken impressions of our hands for our ‘Evidence Tree’, and made some cool Splash Art Monsters!!!

During our Health and Well-Being sessions, we have worked hard on our MOVE programme, enjoyed sensory play and relaxation, and had fun being outside bowling when the sun was shining.

We choose Golden Rule Number 2 – A chance to be involved, and we are planning the MacMillian Coffee Morning Event for the School.

This is only some of what we have been up to …so we have been pretty busy!!!

So have I great weekend everyone.

Take care

The Pine Ladies




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The Moonbeams have enjoyed their outdoor learning sessions today. They had lots of fun creating potions and recipes in our outdoor kitchen and played well together while on the outdoor apparatus and playground equipment.

The class also enjoyed visiting the Swans and feeding them during our outing to Kay Park on Monday.

POLO in the Pine Room!!

Power of Learning Outdoors – POLO Successful Learning in the Garden – look at our lettuce and onions!!!

Signing Practice – Baby Shark

We anticipated that Friday’s weather might not be so good – so we carried out some of our POLO Activities earlier in the week


We were working on our 50 Things too and instead of waiting for rain we created some!!!


Are you ready???

Water Balloons – throw them!!!

Literacy outside too!!

What a funny story!!!

Ready for some bubble wrap Art

What a bunch of Confident Individuals in Art!!!

What a Responsible Citizen.

Successful Learners Numeracy and MOVE

Knock it down…knock it down…..

….Well done!!!!!!

Sensory Cereal Play – using our fine motor skills looking for small candy eyeballs!!!

Crunch and pop!!! Different textures and feels.




Football Fun!!!


Squishy Painting

Using the Bubble Machine too!!

Great Copying.

Creating ’cause and effect’ with the switches.

Great fun in Numeracy playing Snakes and Ladders.

Have a great relaxing weekend everyone!!!!

MOVE Day – Superhero Day!

The Snowdrops had a SUPER day celebrating our school’s MOVE programme. We all dressed us as superheroes and had lots of fun doing superhero themed activities.

We started the day with Superhero themed wake up songs so we were alert to go on a Villain hunt:

Then we played Superhero corners. There was lots of dancing and we had to listen to hear which superhero corner to run to:

After some play outside and our snack, we got to work making our Superhero shields:

There were some green spiders loose in the class (aah) and we pretended to be Spiderman and catch all the spiders on our webs:

At the end of the day, we relaxed and enjoyed a well-earned Superhero cupcake at snack time. Yummy!

We all had lots and lots of fun!

Superhero Day

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We had a fantastic Superhero Day celebrating MOVE. We enjoyed superhero cupcakes and created masks. We played games using the Captain America shields we made yesterday and enjoyed a super villain game. We danced, did exercises and watched the MOVE video which showcased all the great MOVE activities we do at Willowbank. A very happy day.