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Confident Individuals – Power Off Learn Outdoors

Friday was POLO day and the Transition class threw themselves right into it. They were Confident Individuals taking part in a variety of activities. In the morning there was water play which involved throwing water balloons and spraying water onto a target. The target quite quickly became each other and the boys took part in a fun water fight. A water fight was one of their 50 Things to do in the Outdoors outcomes and each boy completed it well! Mr Nicoll was a major target throughout the battle!! The boys were also Responsible Citizens by ensuring that the area was tidy after all the water balloons had been thrown. The afternoon was much more calm when we turned our hand to Croquet and practiced hitting the ball towards the target. It turned out to be harder than we thought to hit the ball with a wooden mallet.

                      

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

Sunshine!!!

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

SPLASH!!!!

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!!!

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!!

Tuesday the 16th of June

Hello everyone,

It’s the second last week of term! How did that happen? It has definitely been a different term at Willowbank. This week we would have had two big activities. The prom was meant to be this Friday and we would have had a POLO (Power Off Learning Outside) day as well.  The activities for this week are a mix of the two events. I hope that you have lots of fun doing them.

Here are this week’s activities Home learning 16th June

There will be a virtual prom at the end of the week. I have listed some of the dances that we will be doing but feel free to make your own playlist and your own amazing dance moves. Send pictures of you at your virtual prom.

Stay healthy and be kind to each other.

Mr Nicoll

Orange and Blue🧡💙

Pine Class we have been missing you all so much that we had to take drastic measures and make a little version of you all!!

Well we are at our last two colours of the Rainbow!!!!

So we are going to select some different activities involving these two colours.

It is also POLO week – Power of Learning Outdoors – so we are going to include some activities you can do outside too!!

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 Cookery 🥗

I think blue is even more difficult than purple so we will leave the cookery to orange.

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So what about some carrot soup?

  • Can help wash the carrots and other vegetables?
  • Can you help peel?
  • What about chopping and grating?
  • Can you hear the soup bubbling away?
  • Now it is cooked – what does it taste like – is it yummy?

Below are links to a few different recipes you may like to look at OR you may have one of your own REMEMBER to send in photos and your recommendations.📷

A picture of Delia's Carrot and Coriander Soup recipe

A selection of Carrot Soups

Carrot and Orange Soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup

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Everyone is making Banana Bread just now what about Carrot Cake for a wee change??

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Carrot Cake Ideas

Animals and Nature 🐝

You may have noticed quite a lot of bees just now – bees  are an important part of our world, they help to pollinate plants that create the food that we eat.

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They is a link below from the BBC which shows you a wee video explaining the importance of the bees.

BBC Why Bees are important

And below is another link giving you ways you can help the bees – see if there something you can do in your garden? Another outdoor learning activity for POLO week.

Helping the Bees

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Below is a clip when the Lion meets Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin-Man in the Wizard of OZ!

Lions and Tigers and Bears – oh my!!

You can watch some Lions and Tigers and Koala Bears!! On the live Web-Cam from Edinburgh Zoo – you do have to be patient the animals are a wee bit shy!!

Have a look around their website too, did you know they had 2,500 animals and is cost £2000 a day to fed them!!

Edinburgh Zoo

What kind of Fish is Nemo?
A Clown Fish
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What kind of Fish is Dory?
A Pacific blue tang fish, which aren’t always blue!

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Now who wants to watch the movie Finding Nemo??  🎥

What about other Blue and Orange Animals? Have a look on the internet and see how many different blue and orange animals you can find? Did you find more orange or blue??

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Arts and Crafts 🎨

We have use potatoes to do stamping and printing in the Pine Room and all enjoyed it – so this is a nice easy craft for you to do at home all you need is a potato, a knife, some paint and paper.

Lonely potato syndrome: how I invented a mental disorder | Dean ...Potato Print And Sponge Stamped Wrapping Paper - creative jewish mom

If you want to follow the theme try Orange printing and create something different. Citrus Printing

citrus printing - children stamping citrus fruits (orange, lemon, lime) to create art prints

For our Blue Craft – paint a paper plate blue and create something – perhaps a blue animal? Let’s see what you make – check the internet for inspiration!!!

25 Incredible Under The Sea Crafts For Kids – Play Ideas

Story Time 📚

We all love Julia Donaldson – so if you haven’t read it for a while what about reading ‘The Whale and the Snail’ or use the link for Mrs Rutland reads….

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The Whale and the Snail

Some other POLO Outside Activities:

  • Shadow Drawing – we do this quite often in the Pine Class and all enjoy it, you do need a sunny day ( let’s be hopeful!!!!)and some chalk, but you can draw around anything that that creates a shadow – your dog, a plant pot, a garden gnome, a barbie doll, a box of cereal. Leave the object in the same position and later in the day draw round the shadow again –  is it different??

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  • Making a Garden Picture – using things you can pick from your garden, then create a lovely picture, like this one from The Craft Train 

Music and Dancing 🎶🕺

I have linked a fast song and a slower song – whatever you feel like!

Blue Da Ba Dee

Orange Trees

Tellico Plains High School

This week should have been the School Prom – so on Friday Night you are all encouraged to have a dance and get dressed up  if you want!! 💃

Willow the Bear 🐻

HELLO Pine Class – How are you all? Did you have a good week? Did anyone make Blueberry Muffins from last week’s blog? I love Blueberry Muffins so if you do please send me some!!! Heather doesn’t bake!!! I have been watching some ‘Reality TV’ while Heather has been at work – Jardine and Boyle send me recommendations each week –  Heather would prefer I watch something more educational! We have been tidying up her wardrope, I have great fun hiding in her piles of clothes and then surprising her!!! We had a wee cup of tea before she went off to Night Duty last night BUT we ran out of biscuits!!! Heather says if I moan once more about the lack of Custard Creams I am getting sent by Royal Mail back to Willowbank!!!

Have a great week Pine Class

Love Willow xxx

P.S. Send Custard Creams!!!

Have a Great Week Pinettes

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Lots of the Love

The Pine Ladies

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