Happy Tuesday! We hope you all managed to access the new Learning Grids which are for the next two weeks. Remember just do what you can and if you need extra activities we post some on the blog or you can access lessons on BBC Bitesize.
Tuesday would be a day where we would do some exercise. You can of course do Joe Wick Live at 9am or Mrs Ferguson our PE teacher has put this activity together for you to try.
Article 19- Protection from violence, abuse and neglect
Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them. Here are some activities you could do to explore this week’s Article:
Draw or list some of the people whose job it is to help you stay safe and protected.
Can you think of places or situations that have special rules about safety, such as a swimming pool or train station. Choose one and design a safety poster.
Article 19 means that no child should be hurt, hit or treated badly. Find out about the punishments for children in schools in Victorian times. Imagine you lived then and wanted to end physical punishment in school. Write a letter to Queen Victoria explaining why you think things should change.
Think about the feelings we have when we know we are safe and cared for. Write a poem or song to describe how this feels. Use good metaphors and similes to describe the emotions.
Art- Ms Fox
Over the past couple of blogs we have shared an art video that Ms Fox made to help you draw Mount Everest. Click on part 3 to find out what to do next.
Keep up the good work, you are all doing so well! Any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Complete an activity in your garden with a skipping rope/ a ball/ make races/ obstacle course etc.
Article 15- Freedom of Association
Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. Once you complete an activity linked to the Article (These can be found on blog post dated 25.5.20) remember to post your pictures in Learning Journals.
As the days get longer you might find yourself in the garden enjoying the good weather. Why don’t you attract birds to your garden by making your very own bird feeder? You can follow the instructions below.
We hope you are successfully making your way through the learning grids. Remember just do what you can! We hope the weather will improve through the week which means you can get outside for your exercise and walks with your family.
Ms Fox would normally take you for your weekly art lesson. We hope you have been still practising your art/drawing skills through our topic tasks however Ms Fox has put some lesson ideas for you to try. Click on the link below to see if you would like to try one of them!
How have you been getting on with learning about Article 14- Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.
Here are a couple of activities you could do this week to learn more about the right to think and believe what they choose:
List as many religions as you can think of. Do you know what symbols are linked with these religions? Have a go at drawing them if you can.
Why do you think religious buildings are important? Think of and draw a building that is important to you or make a sculpture of one of these buildings using things you can find around the house (old cereal boxes, empty toilet roll etc.). This could be a religious building like a church or a temple, or even a school or a library. Write a sentence or two about why this building is important to you.
Have a good day Primary 2 and if you have any questions about the work that has been set today or on the learning grids please get in touch on the blog or through Learning Journals. Continue to post what you can on the Learning Journals as we enjoy seeing you all busy at home.
On Tuesday we posted about the RRS article 12. Have any of you managed to complete any of the activities? If so please post pictures of the work in Learning Journals. We need to keep all our evidence of work to allow us to get our next award.
The weather for the next couple of days is not looking great, in fact we think it might be raining. Why don’t you sit by a rainy window and write a short story about what you can see and hear from the window. There is a word mat below to help you with some key words like might appear in your story.
What a busy week some of you have had already – lovely to see lots of photographs on Learner’s Journals of what you have been working on.
This week in our Across the Curriculum learning grid, we have included an optional experiment to investigate how animals and people have adapted to the cold climate in the Polar Regions. Please see below for details of experiment – there is a messy option and clean option!
From your photos, it is also great to see some of you enjoying time outdoors in the sun. The weather may get a little colder and wetter over the next few days and we thought you might enjoy some Cosmic Kids Yoga. We know some of you will particularly enjoyed this Pokemon Yoga but there are lots of themes to choose from Frozen to Star Wars!
On a Wednesday we would normally have PE with Mrs Ferguson. Have a look at some of her suggested activities on the Blog and let us know if you try any.
When you are having a little break, Mrs Oliver will upload another story to your Learner’s Journal which we hope you enjoy.
We know that there are some issues with the Learning Journals whilst they are trying to update systems and storage – thank you for your patience.
Keep up the good work Primary 2 and thank you to anyone at home who is helping you with your learning activities whilst juggling everyday work and routines! We would love to hear from you and please just ask if you have any questions.
We hope that you’ve all been enjoying this lovely sunshine and are still managing to find some time to exercise and play outside! It was lovely to see some of you enjoying spending time outdoors with your family during the Easter holidays on the Learning Journals. Thank you for continuing to share your home learning experiences with us.
We would like to suggest that you choose one or two activities from the home learning grids to complete today if you are able. You can access the links to the literacy, numeracy and interdisciplinary learning grids and resources on the school blog and in the messages section on your Learning Journals. Please make sure that you still make time for playing, exercising and helping out around the house too!
This week we are focusing on the fairy tale ‘The Enormous Turnip’. You can access the link to the audio clip on BBC School Radio here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03rttqq. The Enormous Turnip is a great fairy tale at this time as it symbolises the importance of team work and people coming together. Ask your child to close their eyes and listen to the story. Imagine what happens in the story at the beginning, middle and end of the story and think about how they all manage to pull the enormous turnip out of the ground. After listening to the story, retell the events in your own words to an adult. During your story you could try acting out some of the events, role playing some of the characters or you could even use some props. If you have time, you could ask an adult to film you retelling the story and share it with us on the Learning Journals. We would love to see how you get on with this at home!
You could even learn and include this fun song about Farmer Ben ploughing his field (try singing it to the theme of The Grand Old Duke of York):
‘Oh, I have a field to plough!’
Said busy Farmer Ben,
So he drove his tractor up the field,
And he drove it down again.
And when he was up, he was up,
And when he was down, he was down,
And when he was only half way up,
He was neither up nor down.
‘Oh, I have some seeds to sow!’
We look forward to seeing all of your hard work on the Learning Journals. We will continue to look for examples of some of the best work across Primary 1 to share and celebrate on our school blog!
Thank you again for all of your support at this time. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on the school blog or on the messages section of the learning journals. We are happy to support you in any way we can.
We hope everyone is well today? A big thank you to those who posted photos on their online learning journals yesterday. It was so lovely to see what you have all been up to and the fabulous learning you have been doing. We reset all P2 parent passwords so please check your inbox. If you did not receive one just comment on this post and we will do our best to rectify that. Scroll down in this post to see some of the lovely photos!
As today is usually our reading day we have made up some comprehension activities for you to do at home. Please select your group below and post photos of your completed work on your journal. You can complete the questions in your jotter. Remember your title and date!
Newsround have a daily episode each day to keep you up to date with what is going on in the world. Go on to https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround to watch the current episode and let us know what you think. You could even practise your note writing and take some notes.
Miss Rafferty noticed lots of bears in windows when she was out her morning jog. Can you put a teddy bear in your window? If possible, go out a ‘bear hunt’ and count how many you can see around your neighbourhood!
Have a lovely day everyone and we look forward to seeing your photos on your online journals.
We hope that you all had a lovely weekend and managed to spend some time outside, even just in the garden! We hope that you are all keeping healthy, helping out around the house and still finding time to play. The Primary 1 teachers are missing you all very much and we hope that you are still enjoying learning from home. We have been so impressed with all of your hard work, thank you again to all the parents that continue to post on the Learning Journals. It is lovely for us to see you all engaging with the activities we are providing.
Each Monday we will post three home learning grids on the blog and through the Learning Journals. There will be a grid for literacy, numeracy and learning across the curriculum. The grids will provide you with some suggested learning activities to complete throughout the week. We will also be posting some additional challenges on the blog for you and we will share some of the best examples on the school blog! Please don’t worry about completing all of the activities, remember these are just helpful suggestions to support you at home. You may still want to choose activities from the home learning pack at this stage and that is still encouraged! We are aiming to make the tasks set as flexible as possible so that you can fit them in around the other commitments you have.
Please find this week’s home learning grids and all the resources you will need below. If you are unable to print these resources at home then perhaps your child could draw the pictures into their jotter instead. The Easter egg activity (in the maths section) might be a little tricky to draw so maybe you could help them get started by drawing a pattern in half of the egg.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us through the messages section of the Learning Journals or through the school blog. Please continue to share your child’s learning on the Learning Journals, it is great to see how they are getting on at home!