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Climate Change Conference

All school in East Ayrshire took part in a Climate Change Conference.  The Transition and Oak class had their own Climate Change Conference.

We had lots of successful learners and effective contributors throughout the full day.  We meet virtually to discuss our day and enjoyed sharing a video on climate change.  We had an action and got stuck straight into bringing our action plan to life.

Work will continue over the next few weeks and preparations are under way for our whole school assembly on how Willowbank are going to do their bit to help towards climate change.

We looked at energy, waste and the natural environment.  The oak class were responsible for making new bright attractive posters for each classroom within the school.  These are to remind everyone about turning off all electrical devices when not in use.

Our classes enjoy walking outings, so we are proposing that on each class walking outing, we take part in a ‘clean up my community’ by litter picking whilst out our walks.

Willowbank will be making use of old materials and turning them into a festive decoration surprise, that can used again each year.

SQA – Signs in the Community

Our class are completing National 1 SQA Signs in the Community, in school we looked at different signs we could see when we are out and about.  We took part in a class discussion about what the different signs mean.

We then all enjoyed going a walk around the local community to search for as many signs as possible.  Once we had found them we were all successful learners in identifying the information that it was telling us.

IDL Breakfast Around the World

The Oak class are learning about the different types of breakfast eaten around the world as part of our IDL topic work.

As you can see our class love food and there were smiles all around when we were tasting a small sample of a French and American breakfast.  We had a class vote to find out the most popular breakfast, American pancakes with Syrup.

We were effective contributors when typing up an email to send to all the Willowbank classes.  We are completing a whole school survey to find out which food is the most popular breakfast in Willowbank.

National Maths Week

To celebrate National Maths Week, we all completed numeracy tasks for at home and in school.  We worked on our sequencing work, with numbers and patterns.  We interacted with a partner to share our patterns and copy one another.  We were confident individuals when taking part in all work tasks that were set.

As part of our topic work ‘Breakfast around the World’, we combined this with maths week.  We were experiencing the country of France and learned some commonly used phrases as well counting 1-5 in french.

Circle Of Trust

In the Oak class we have been completing Rights Respecting School work.  Article 23, I have a disability and I have a right to care and education.

The class created a paper person to represent themselves and added their termly educational target.

We also discussed our circle of trust, the people who are in our circle of trust and who is there to support us, care for us and protect us.

People who will always help us and never let us fall.  The class were confident individuals taking part in a trust exercise, demonstrating how much trust they have in Mrs Murray, not to let them fall.  No one fell!