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Stars Home Learning Challenge W/C 08.03.2021

Hope you are all happy and well. 😊 We are in the middle of Fair Trade Fortnight, this is Science Week and Sunday is Mother’s Day. Phew! What a busy week! Find below a few activities you might choose to do, associated with this.

 Fair Trade Fortnight

When we buy goods with the Fair Trade logo on it we know that the producer has been paid a fair amount of money to produce it. This means they can afford to pay their bills, buy enough food, clothes and any needed medicines for their families and ensure they can educate their children. Look in your kitchen cupboards and see what Fair Trade items you can find. You might find the logo on sugar, chocolate, cocoa, tea, coffee, ice cream and bananas. How many can you find? You’ve maybe had Fair Trade roses in your house.

Listen to the Fair Trade Mark Song.

Fair Trade Mark Song

  Bananas are well known Fair Trade Goods. They are easy to chop as they are soft. How many pieces are you able to chop one banana in to?

  You could maybe have a wee competition with your family.

In the game below you can make a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich. You can find Fair Trade varieties of peanut butter (provided it is safe for you to eat it) and honey too.

Cookie Monsters Foodie Truck

 Banana Loaf

3 very ripe bananas

3 large free range eggs

100g soft light brown sugar

150ml sunflower or vegetable oil

275g white self raising flour

1 tsp ground mixed spice

1 tsp baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C/160 deg C Fan/Gas no 4 and grease and line a 900g/2lb loaf tin

  2. Peel the bananas and mash. Tip into a large mixing bowl and add the eggs, sugar and oil. Whisk to combine.

  3. Add the flour, spice and baking powder and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Pour into prepared tin. Bake for 40 minutes, or until cake is well risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  4. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or cold in slices. Spread with butter if you like.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day but really it is a day to thank all those who help and look after us at home, not just mum’s. Help your mum, dad or carer around the house. Try doing the recycling, dusting, tidying up, hoovering, setting the table or washing the dishes. These are just a few ideas. You do not have to do them all! Just do your best to be a good helper.

 Amazing Bananas         

You will need:- bananas, lolly sticks, plastic knife, silicone paper and oven tray.

1.  Peel and cut bananas in half.

  1. Stick a lolly stick in to flat end of banana.

  2. Place the bananas on the tray with silicone paper and put into the freezer.

  3. Wait a few hours for the bananas to freeze.

  4. Take bananas out of freezer.

How did freezing effect the banana’s taste, texture and colour?

   If you want you can dip the lollies in chocolate or liquidise the frozen bananas to make healthy banana ‘ice cream’. Yum!

I hope you enjoy trying some of these activities.

Have Fun! Stay Safe!

Stars Home Learning Challenge W/C 22.02.21

Hi everyone. Hope all is well with you and your families. Find below some activities to do should you wish. Some of them are LGBTQ related. 🌈

Read the story ‘I am Jazz’ if you choose to. It is the story of a boy who would rather be a girl and do what are thought of as girls things.

I am Jazz

We are all very different. Draw or list some of the things that you like. Compare them with the likes of another member of your family. Are they the same…….or different?

You might have a favourite animal, school subject, TV programme, colour, sport, food, game or type of weather. These are just a few ideas.

 Play the game Shape Monsters.

Shape Monsters

Try and find things around your house with the shape of a….





How many can you find of each shape?

Paint can feel cold and slippery on your hands but is fun to touch with your hands to create pictures. Paint the colours of the rainbow on your hands to make LGBTQ rainbow  handprints. Make a handprint of everyone in your family if you can.


Friday is Purple Friday. Why not make a purple octopus picture or ice some biscuits with purple icing.

Make your own musical shaker using an empty plastic bottle, coleslaw tub or two yogurt pots stuck together. Fill your shaker with lentils, dried peas, broth mix, pasta, rice or small stones then shake. Do they sound like the maracas at school?

Here is a music game to play.

Monster Music

I hope you enjoy trying some of these activities.

Have Fun! Stay Safe! 😎

Responsible Citizens – A Visit from Holly McJingle

The Transition boys had a wonderful surprise this week when they got a visit from Holly McJingle. Holly McJingle is a helper elf and was on a mission from Santa Claus. The Transition class had written their letters to Santa and one of our boys had posted it for us.  Santa received them and had written back to our boys along with a wee gift. The boys were Responsible Citizens showing excellent behaviour and manners when Holly McJingle visited to deliver the letters and gift from Santa. The boys must remember to ring their bells at 6pm on Christmas Eve!


Responsible Citizens – Children In Need

It was an unusual Children In Need day in the Transition class this year. We were unable to join up with our friends in other classes. The boys were still Responsible Citizens and took part in different activities to mark the day. We had a social time at snack time, some Pudsey art was created including a few masks and to end the day we all attempted to learn the Strictly Children In Need dance. The boys outshone the staff at this!


The Big Orange Splot


This week was all about the colour ORANGE in the Pine Room.

The Story ‘The Big Orange Splot’ is all about how it is good that we are not all the same!!

Firstly there was some printing with oranges and lemons – it smelt lovely…

..and was quite squishy!!!

Lovely Orange Art.

Confident Individuals making some music.

What about a duet?

MOVE fun with Mrs Boyle for this successful learner,  making music on the sun tambourine and loving it!

Castanets too!!

Exercising and making some music – good job!!

Numeracy, Move and great concentration all while singing some counting songs.

Numeracy Treasure Hunt.

Building huge Towers….

….and knocking them down!!!!

‘Cause and Effect’

Pressing the screen at the right time during the counting song – well done!!

More numeracy – counting and clapping.

Time for a song YMCA anyone???

Global Goal 11 – Climate Change

The Arctic Animals were frozen in the ice and we use a hairdryer, and some warm water so we could see the impact that the higher temperatures are having on the Arctic. We all need to do our bit for the environment and be responsible citizens.

We then enjoyed some water play.

Our Rainbow Wall Display looks fantastic – lots of great ideas Mrs MacDonald!

Firework art for Guy Fawkes Day.

Putting the glitter choices on a switch  – makes choices better fun.

And now a word from your ECO-CAPTAIN!!

Reuse and Recycle, don’t throw things away make them into something cool – we would show you what we were doing BUT all our hands were covered in PVA Glue so no one was allowed touch the camera!!!

Firework Art.

Baby Shark!!! (Oh! someone make it stop!!!)


Sensory Numeracy Play.

Press and grip – play dough exercises

“Are you busy – do you want to play??

Have a great weekend.