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Sports Week & Challenges

So Oak class welcome to another week, things are starting to change with lockdown but for now we are still working from home.

We have made you a video to recap all the rules of lockdown in the next phase. Click here to watch.

Literacy –

Let’s make someone in your family smile, can you make them a rainbow card and then post it to them. Get an adult to help you with your spelling for the words on your card. Click here to watch a video on how to make the card.

If you do not have coloured paper, use white paper and colour in your hearts. You will need to get an adult to help cut out the love hearts.  When they are cutting this out, you too can be working on your cutting skills.      

Numeracy –

Family Time BINGO

Ask an adult to make a bingo card for everyone using o’clock and half past the hour.  If you have a printer you can access time bingo cards from the twinkl website.

Cooking –

Can you make your own lunch, how about making a cheese and ham toastie. Miss Miller has a video you can watch to find out how to make one.  Click here to watch the video.

Art –

On your daily walk or in your garden can you collect sticks, flowers, grass anything that would make a lovely picture. You will also need some salt or sugar to shake over your hand to reveal your hand outline.  Here are some examples below;

Music –

This week can you get your family to sing one of our favourite songs, Love my Life.  Click here to watch the video.

PE –

Sports day would have been this week, so keep checking in with the blog and school app as there will be a secondary sports day video.  All the staff have taken part in some fun races, you could try them out with your family.  We would love to see any photos of your family lockdown sports day.

Cosmic yoga – as a class we enjoy taking part in these sessions after lunch.  Click here to try out a session about a butterfly.

Class Pet –

All the butterflies have been released apart from one.  We had four healthy butterflies and one had a broken wing.  So it is unable to fly so Mrs Murray is going to continue to look after it at home. It has enjoyed more fresh flowers, apples, and pineapple this weekend.



Guess the Career

This young man has been very busy last week, it was career week at Willowbank school.  He has been a very successful learner and actively engaged in all the tasks set.

The Oak class were set some challenges to try out some jobs.  I am happy to share these fantastic photos of this young man certainly working hard all week as always.

Can you guess the work he is doing from the list below;


Car washer



Fitness Instructor

Oak Weekly Challenges

We hope you have great week and enjoy the sunshine after a miserable weekend. Below we have included some activities that we hope you have fun trying out. There is no pressure to complete, however if you do we would love to see your photos.

Literacy –    

This week your challenge is to take food orders for your family.  Use your writing and communication skills and also don’t forget your signs.

  1. Can your write down the food item they would like?
  2.  Can you ask them ‘What do you want to eat?’
  3.  Can you ask them ‘Would you like a drink?’

Numeracy – 

Can you identify all the coins up to the value of £2. Get a cupcake tin and ask an adult to write the coin value.  From a selection of coin in a bowl, can you read the price tag, or listen to the price and identify the correct coin.

Cooking –

Let’s make chocolate brownies, a video has been made so click here to view the video and find out how to make them.

Art –

On your daily walk can you keep an eye out for stones.  A variety of sizes will be ideal as you are going to paint and use them as decorations for your garden.  If you have acrylic paint and clear lacquer this will be perfect to keep your design looking good and make them weatherproof.  Below is an idea but get creative and design your stones in any way you like.

The Oak class has a great artist, Miss Miller has created this lovely picture to represent all the classes that make up our school. Have an attempt at making your own Willow tree drawing. We look forward to seeing them and sharing with them with everyone.


Topic Work –

On your daily walk can you see how many signs you can identify. You could take a picture with an adult’s phone.  Then at home you can make a poster of all the signs you seen in your local community.  Can you tell everyone in your family what the sign says / means?


Music –

Get your family singing and signing along to this song, click here.  Feel free to send us any videos of you having a family sing a long. Click here for the link to Singing Hands video ‘Best Day of My Life’.

Life Skills –

These week your focus is to load / empty the dishwasher. Wash / dry the dishes in the sink. Do you know where everything goes? Where does the cutlery go? What about the plates?

Class Pet – Butterflies

I have fantastic news to share with you all, our five caterpillars have now grown into five beautiful butterflies! It is almost time to release them and let them fly free.  Mrs Murray is going to be very sad as she has loved looking after them!  Click here to see what they have been eating to help get strong and prepare them for moving on.

Have a great week Oak team! Continue with all your hard work, everyone is doing so well and we miss you greatly! Stay safe





Oak Class Pet

Breaking news Oak class, we have BUTTERFLIES! We have 2 so far and hoping the other 3 will make an appearance any day soon.

Have a look at the video that has been made for you, Mrs Murray has given these caterpillars a lot of love and chat to encourage them to keep growing. The video will show you the life cycle of our butterflies. Did you guess the colour correctly? Click here to watch the video.

Take care everyone and hopefully there will be more photos coming soon of the other butterflies.

Career Week

Our focus this week will be for everyone to be confident individuals and a successful learner in at least one occupation.

We would love for everyone to actively engage in as many occupations as you can this week.

We have created a ‘Guess Who’ game for you to enjoy and have a go at guessing the occupation.Click here for the link to our YouTube channel.

Everyday there will be a different job for you to take part in, there is no obligation to take part but if you do please email your photos to Mr Campbell. We would love to share your photos on our blog, as we know everyone is missing seeing one another.

Monday – Cleaner

Dish washing, hoovering, dusting, tidy up your toys

Tuesday – Photographer

Use a camera, phone, iPad and photos of all your favourite things in your house.

Wednesday – Window Cleaner / Car Washer

Get an adult to help you clean the windows or the car / van.

Thursday – Fitness Instructor

Get your family moving, use the sheets from our previous posts alphabet exercise and number exercise to make up your family work out.

Friday – Waiter

Can you set the table for dinner? Serve your family their dinner and then clear the table afterwards.

Have a game of ‘I Spy a Career’ with your family, click on the link to play career work.

Have a lovely week and we will be in touch this week, stay safe and take care.

Oak Young Man Working Hard

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!


Weekly Oak Activities

Hi everyone, we hope you are all well! Let’s find out what activities we have for this week.


What do I need? Partner, paper and pencil.

Choose someone in the house to play a game of ‘I Spy’ with you. Write down the letter of the item you are trying to guess.  Once you have guessed it correctly, ask an adult to spell it out for you and practice your handwriting.


What do I need? Paper and pens

Ask an adult to help you with this task, the adult needs to hide one of your favourite toys.  The adult needs to make a directional map using arrows for you to follow to find your toy. (for example: start forward 10 steps, turn right, forward 2 steps, turn left, forward 3 steps, etc until you reach the finish position).

Cooking –   Lunchtime meals 

This week try and be a confident individual and try and make your own lunch.

Mr Robertson enjoyed a sandwich and Miss Miller had some soup for her lunch.  What will you have?


Below are some links to our YouTube channel for a video on how to make a sandwich or a toastie for lunch.

Gammon Sandwich

Click Here


Ham & Cheese Toastie

Click Here

Class Pet:  

Our caterpillars are safely within their cocoons now, Mrs Murray transferred them into their butterfly house.  This was a lot of responsibility and Mrs Murray was nervous as she didn’t want to harm any of them. Hopefully by next week we may have some butterflies.

Watch the video on youtube – Insect Lore Butterfly Garden Instructions. Click here



This week can you all sing and sign the song ‘Better Place’ by singing hands.  You will find this video on YouTube, click here

Life Skills: 

This week can you look out your clean clothes for each day. Have a chat with an adult about what clothes you need to put on.  Make sure you put your dirty clothes in the laundry basket before going to bed at night.


Keeping with our Rainbow theme for this Lockdown, make another Lockdown keepsake for you and your family. Click here to watch a video

Make a rainbow handprint of all your family and paint it once it is dry.  Here is what you need for your salt dough recipe;

250g plain flour (if you are lucky enough to have flour)

125g table salt

125ml water

Once you have created your salt dough handprint before baking in the oven, put a BBQ skewer into the bottom of the hand as this will help you to display your family handprints in an upright position. Also cut out the handprint before putting in the oven.

Have fun this week and remember stay home and stay safe.  We are all missing you! Glad to hear you are all doing great at home, proud of you and keep it up!