Tag Archives: Numeracy

Volley Ball Numeracy in the Pine Room

We had great fun playing Balloon Volley Ball in Numeracy this week, we were very successful learners! We counted the balloons, counted the bounces, identified the colours, we practised our gross motor skills by throwing them up in the air, hitting  and kicking them  – all while doing our MOVE – what great exercise.

Biscuit making for SQA Baking – we worked on handling the dough.

This week’s literacy letter was ‘U’.

We made lovely umbrella pictures for our books, and enjoyed listening to the  Letter U song – challenge how many words can you think of that start with the letter U?

The Letter U

Have a lovely relaxing weekend everyone


Digital Week in the Stars

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We had a good week using many types of digital technology. We used the I Pad to take directed photographs in the garden and played many games and activities on the Promethean Board. We talked about many changes in technology, made tasty smoothies using a switch and watched a story using a QR code. We had fun using beebots with Miss Smith and making a telephone from paper cups and string (it really worked!) and compared it with today’s handsets and mobiles. Gaming safety was discussed and not to share information. We used technology to cross the road on our outing when we used the pelican crossing.

A digital hello from the Pine Room

This week for Science and ECO we were responsible citizens and made hanging bird feeders for our feathered friends, we mixed the special bird seed and lard together, then pressed it into cups to mould them. We are just waiting for a nice day to get outside and hang them up.

Join us for a game of dominoes?

We love dominoes in the Pine Room – a great way to do numeracy.

Literacy and Art we have been working on the letter ‘T’ and made some stripey Tiger pictures, below are a couple of links to some ‘T’ activities.

The Letter T Song

The Tiger that came to Tea.

This week is Digital Learning Week. 

Highlights were – we took some videos of us carrying out different activities and then watched them back on the big screen, we attended a virtual Pupil Council Meeting and had a wee online ‘sing-song’ before it started

Enjoying some sensory water play, working on our motor skills while doing our hand exercises.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Welcome Back Pine Class…ready for Earth Day?

Working in our SQA Communication Unit, we were successful learners picking our favourite Encanto characters, and putting them into the correct families. We watched a little more of the film and enjoyed some more of the songs.

Some of us got to enjoy a shot on the bike around the playground – thank you Mr Cameron.

We used sensory play for a few reasons different reasons this week,  for hand exercises – working on gripping and stretching. Working on our fine motor skills using the tongs to pick up different shaped objects. We used all the different objects to add up and count down for numeracy.

The weather has been lovely and we went for a couple walk to the Kay Park, we enjoyed watching the ducks and swans in the pond.

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection, it was first held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2022 is Invest In Our Planet. We have been responsible citizens turning of the lights and all the equipment when we weren’t needing them. We watched some interested videos, listened to some catchy songs and made some cool artwork .

Our ECO rep says remember and turn off when not in use!!!




Stars Easter Activities

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We did some lovely Easter themed activities this week. We created an Easter card, had a shapes treasure hunt and handled lots of different animals at the ‘Petting Zoo’. We had good fun following clues to find the Easter bunny and were rewarded by a chocolate egg from him. At science we did a ‘Humpty Dumpty’ experiment where we explored different ways to save an egg from breaking when dropped from a height. This was good fun. We joined other classes from the upper primary for an outdoor disco where we played games as well as danced. A good week has been had by all.