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FAOL – ECO – Global Goal 11 – Meet and welcome people

The Stars class made place mats and iced biscuits for our Macmillan snack. We enjoyed a sociable gathering together where some of us chose to have strawberry milk shake too. We also decorated a yummy Colin the caterpillar cake. We thought it looked great next to the Colin the caterpillar we’d grown with grass seed!

 

Thank Our Lucky Stars

The Stars class were successful learners this week when doing our Eco work. We learnt about some boys and girls living abroad who had to go to work so were not able to go to school. We are very thankful we are able to go to school living in Scotland. We were responsible citizens when voting for Pupil Council posts. Good luck to all the candidates. We formed initial letters of our names using twigs from the garden and at theme art did leaf printing and created a raccoon and porcupine for our ‘Over the Hedge’ wall display. At science we made a fizzy volcano.

Amazing Discoveries

The Stars class have been confident individuals and successful learners whilst enjoying outside activities when the weather is good. We have been looking at the garden trees and how they change over the year. We created lovely pictures for the class wall of the four seasons of the tree. We discussed our needs and wants this week and had a great time with the car ramp deciding which slopes and surfaces made our cars go farther……and faster! We enjoyed hearing the story of the ‘Loaves and Fishes’ and were amazed at how five wee loaves and two fishes could feed five thousand people!

‘Hello’ from the Stars Class

Wishing you a warm ‘hello’ from the Stars class. We have all settled in well to our new group and are enjoying activities. We have been successful learners doing hard work both indoors and in the sensory garden. We have been learning about ourselves and our new classmates by doing activities together. This week we created DVD spinners for the garden and enjoyed making a grass head caterpillar. We will keep it well watered and see how it grows. It might need a hair cut soon!

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Hi Everyone. Hope all is well with you. All the Stars class ladies are doing fine and enjoyed the sunshine this weekend. 🌞

This week is POLO (Power Off Learn Outside) Week at Willowbank so we thought you might like to do some of the activities we’d be doing at school.

CD Wind Spinners Ornament 

You will need – old CD, string or ribbon, PVA glue, sequins, buttons, glitter, scissors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91-lk66d2m4

Mrs Chisholm made spinners with her daughter Evie. Aren’t they good?

Garden Treasure Hunt 

Collect……..

5 stones

8 pegs

2 gardening gloves

6 weeds

1 trowel

3 plant pots

7 daisies

9 twigs

4 leaves

10 buttercups

Write the number beside the bundle of things you’ve collected using twigs, chalk or painted on the slabs with a paintbrush and water.

Also – Make a circle from stones

Make a triangle from twigs

Leaf Name 

Write your name from some of the things you’ve collected or write with chalk. Get your family to write their names too.

Mrs Logan was busy with her children writing their names. Looks like they want to be in the Stars class too!

Paper Plane Challenge 

Make and decorate some paper planes with your family. Who’s plane can fly the farthest?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ReNKZiZNc

Mrs Westerman made some paper planes with her wee grandson, Liam. They used pages from his colouring book. Liam had great fun flying his planes.

We hope you choose to do some of these activities. Remember to send us your comments or photos. We’d love to hear how you are getting on.

Have Fun! Keep Safe!   ❤😊

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Hi everyone. We hope all is good for you and that you are enjoying the mild weather. 🌞

Helping at home

Our families do lots around the house to look after us. Maybe you could help them do some chores. Why don’t you help………

Set the dinner table

Clear the dinner table

Wipe the dinner table

Wash and dry the dishes

Vacuum any crumbs up

Brush the floor

Dust

Mrs Logan, Mrs Westerman and Mrs Gardner have been very busy doing these chores around our own homes.

 

Balloon Rocket

Mrs Chisholm and her family had a great time making balloon rockets. Her children enjoyed this activity so much that they showed their teacher’s at their own school what they had done.

Why don’t you try making a balloon rocket too. All you need is some string, scissors, a straw, balloon and sellotape.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uJLb-HrsMY

 

Picture Dominoes

We have good fun matching the pictures in this game. If you don’t have a picture dominoes game at home why don’t you print out these farm animal picture dominoes.

https://freeprintablepdf.wordpress.com/portfolio/discussion-cards/

 

Story

This is one of our favourite stories but read today by James McAvoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sly2G9tae_s

If you choose to do any of these activities then why don’t you send us a comment or some photographs. We’d love to hear from you.

Have Fun! Stay Safe!   ❤☺

 

 

 

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Hi everyone. Hope you are all enjoying the good weather.  🌞🕶

Tuesday 2nd June should have been our Sports Day. Willowbank staff have been very busy filming and taking photographs of races you could try. The Stars class ladies had a ‘dressing up’ race. Hope you enjoy it!

This week we thought we could have our own wee sports day at home with a few races and a picnic. It would be nice to make some butterfly cakes for your picnic but if you can’t get the ingredients why not make some sandwiches instead. You could cut them into fancy shapes.

BUTTERFLY CAKE RECIPE     

100g butter, softened

100g caster sugar

2 large eggs

100g self raising flour

1 level teaspoon

baking powder

ICING – 175g butter, softened

350g sifted icing sugar, plus extra for dusting

INSTRUCTIONS –

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/ Fan 180 degrees C/ Gas 6. Place fairy cake cases into a 12 hole bun tin so that the cakes keep a good even shape as they bake.
  • Measure all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Fill each paper case with the mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cakes are well risen and golden brown. Lift the paper cases out of the bun tin and cool the cakes on a wire rack.
  • To make the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar together until well blended. Cut a slice from the top of each cake and cut this slice in half. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of butter cream into the centre of each cake and place the half slices of cake on top to resemble butterfly wings. Dust the cakes with icing sugar to finish.

**  Don’t worry if you can’t find any icing sugar in the shops to make buttercream icing. A spoonful of jam or lemon curd in the centre will work just as well.

RACES

If you don’t see any races/activities you want to do on the Willowbank video then maybe you could consider welly throwing (who throws their welly nearest to the target – the target could be a teatowel), water race (fill a basin with water, scoop up a cup of water at a time and run with it over to an empty bowl. Who can collect the most amount of water in 1 minute), ball/balloon catch (how many times can you catch a balloon or ball in 1 minute) or fill the bucket (transfer small objects from one bucket to another. First finished is the winner.) I’m sure someone from your family could help you with your races.

PICNIC

Sit on a rug in the garden, if you can, and enjoy your butterfly cakes and some juice with your family or you could sit at a picnic table. Maybe use a colourful tablecloth. Listen for the birds. Mrs Gardner has blackbirds nesting in her garden and they are very chirpy!

   

WE’RE ALL GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

Enjoy listening to this story on You Tube. Try and do all the actions and say the sounds if you can. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL36gMrHJaI

If you have fun doing some of these activities then send us a comment or a photo. We’d love to hear from you.

Have Fun! Stay Safe!   😊 ❤

 

 

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Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and keeping busy despite the poorer weather. The sun is shining today. Long may that continue. 🌞🌈

This week is diggidabble week so we thought it might be good to do some activities involving technology. 💻📸

COLOUR TREASURE HUNT

Borrow a camera, phone or tablet and look around the house and garden for things that are red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, pink or black. Take a photograph of what you find. Mrs Chisholm and Mrs Westerman found these coloured things in their homes.

       

SINGING HANDS MAKATON COLOURS   How many signs can you remember?

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Singing+Hands+Makaton+Colours

LETTER SOUNDS FROM ‘STARS CLASS’

Photograph items beginning with the sounds   s   t   a   r   s   c   l   a   s   s

Mrs Logan and Mrs Gardner collected these things in their homes.

         

TAKE A SELFIE

Can you fit more than one person into your selfie? How many have you photographed? Can you decorate your selfie with a filter like Mrs Westerman has done?

Can you think of any other digital things you use around the house? Here are some examples. Can you think of any others?

             

Try and sing/sign along with this song.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=I+can+sing+a+rainbow+-+Rainbow+Song 

If you choose to do any of these activities then maybe you could send a photo or write a comment. We’d love to hear from you.

Have Fun! Stay Safe!  ❤☺

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Hope you are all well. The weather has not been so good but hopefully the sunshine will be back soon and we can get outside again. 🌞

The bin men visit our homes every week to collect recycling and every three weeks to collect our green bins. Just now many Council workers are doing different jobs and some are helping the bin men. Thank you to all!  👏

Help your family organize your rubbish ready for the bin men. Recycle paper, glass and plastics in your recycling trolley and put black bags of non recyclable rubbish in the green bin. If you can, help pull out the bins onto the pavement for collection. Always remember to wash your hands afterwards.

The ladies and Mr Gardner have been busy sorting out the rubbish and recycling at home.

Floating/Sinking

Fill a basin or bowl with water then collect different small items from around the house and garden. Check if they float or sink. Try things such as a stone, flower, shell, plastic cup, pine cone, twig, coins, small ball, small plastic toy, paper or keys. Choose whatever you have available but ask first! Can you guess beforehand if it will float or sink?

Dice Game

Play a game of snakes and ladders with your family. Do good holding, shaking, listening and rolling then help to count the squares. Remember to wait your turn! Watch out for the snakes!

If you choose to do any of these activities then maybe you could send a photo or write a comment. We’d love to hear from you.

Have fun! Stay safe! ❤😊