Last week to finish off LGBT month we had Purple Friday. Our LGBT book was “The Family Book” by Todd Parr. we spoke about our own families and enjoyed the colourful pictures in the book. On Friday we did lots of purple activities – we decorated a purple octopus with cheerios and made a colourful rainbow with hand prints. We also tried lots of different purple foods and food in purple packaging. We circled the pictures of the foods we liked.
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The Planets class enjoyed welcoming back some of our pupils.
We completed some Health and Wellbeing ICE Pack lessons focusing on emotions. We sorted a range of emotions into positive and negative emotions (worried, shy, excited etc) and then made our own mood monsters.
We also looked closely at one of the SHANARRI indicators about being responsible. We brainstormed ideas about ways we can be responsible and tried to take on some chores around the class.
Finally, we enjoyed celebrating Purple Friday where we tasted a range of “purple” foods including beetroot, red grapes, purple gummy sweets, purple coloured pringles and vimto juice.
Good morning Comets and families,
How are we all? We are missing you in school and can’t wait till we can be together again.
Last week during our VScene calls we practised signing the colours of the rainbow. February is LGTB month and this Friday is ‘Purple Friday’. We have been working hard on activities in class. At home you can try and make this beautiful rainbow.
The resources you need for this art activity are-
- Some cotton balls
- Piece of paper
- Different coloured paint (colours from the rainbow)
Using the cotton balls make different coloured arches. Remember you will need a new cotton ball for each colour. After each colour you can practise the signs.
Other home learning tasks for the week can be found HERE.
We do not have a Giglets book assigned for this week. However, if you would like one added to your account you can email me. I can add something I think you would enjoy. This week I will be doing our weekly check-ins on Wednesday. I am looking forward to speaking to you all.
Take care and stay safe,
Miss Robertson x
Today is Purple Friday. We are having whole school activities. This morning all the primary classes came together in the hall to share their learning and activities completed about their LGBT book. All classes also shared their song/jingle about family. Some classes shared a video and some classes performed it live. The Sunflowers had made rainbow pizzas and shared this. The Daisies shared similarities and differences from their book Giraffe’s Can’t Dance. The Snowdrops performed their family jingle live with makaton signing. The Bluebells performed their song live. The Sungazers class has symbols to show the audience so we could participate too. The Stars showed a video of their song as some of their friends were on their outing. The Moonbeams had a board to share their learning and have used technology to complete their rainbow flag.
The secondary this morning completed the purple activities in the atrium. Some of the activities included sensory colour find with water beads and purple rice. This was a favourite. The Oak and Transition prepared a purple string art activity which looked amazing. The Sunflowers and Daisies made some purple lacing picture for their friends to enjoy.
Have a look at what we got up to on Purple Friday! We celebrate the LGBT community in style here at Willowbank! We were all very effective contributors this morning, well done!