Category Archives: Primary 3/2

Maths Week Scotland in Breakfast Club

As a school we participated in Maths Week Scotland which gave us the opportunity to celebrate the importance of Maths in our everyday lives. Some classes went out into the community to learn about Maths in the environment and some classes used our school grounds to focus their learning. We participated in virtual Maths lessons and the Sumdog competition. Please click on the link to see the activities the children participated in at Breakfast Club during Maths Week Scotland.

Click here: Maths Week Scotland at Breakfast Club

Come Visit My Class – Virtual Presentations

Good afternoon one and all,

Like last year, we would have been inviting you all to ‘Come Visit My Class’ to share important information and visit your child’s classroom.  Sadly, we are not able to invite you to our classrooms at the moment, therefore we have all been hard at work creating a virtual presentation.

If you click on the link below it will take you to our school website.  From there, you will have access to each class’ virtual presentation.

Knightsridge Primary School – Come Visit My Class Presentations

We hope you enjoy the little insights into our daily lives at Knightsridge Primary School.

An Exciting Art Competition!

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to pop on to tell you about an Art Competition that you could try at home over the next couple of weeks!

Think of a design of hope for key workers and communities.

Can you think of an amazing, bright, bold, colourful design to brighten up the side of a bus. One West Lothian pupil’s design could be featured on the side of a bus, cheering up communities and passengers as they travel along their routes!

The competition is running as part of Children’s Art Week, which this year, celebrates the theme of Connecting Across Generations. All you need to enter is a sheet of plain paper, some bold colours to work with and their creative imagination. Creative ideas can be submitted using any colour, pattern or drawing.

Follow the links for details on submitting ideas, all pictures should be submitted by 6th August 2020.

https://www.firstgroup.com/south-east-and-central-scotland/news-and-service-updates/kids-pack

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/kids-urged-enter-design-contest-22365523

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I would love you to have a go at entering this competition, I know many of you have creative ideas and would think of some amazing designs,

Mrs Piper

A Message of Hope from Mrs Kennedy

The rainbow has become a significant symbol while you have been at home.

You have had many recent challenges to face. However without rain we would not have beautiful rainbows. Sometimes we have to face difficulties but there will always be HOPE.

 HOPE for things to come, HOPE for the future, HOPE for tomorrow… the beautiful colours of tomorrow.

A little seed is planted with HOPE, with a little nurture, nutrition and some HOPE, a tiny seed can grow into the most beautiful of flowers.

We have planted this rainbow garden in our school grounds as a sign of HOPE

HOPE for when you return to school

Have a safe and happy summer.

And remember, keep planting seeds of HOPE, seeds of KINDNESS and of PERSEVERANCE so that SUCCESS can bloom.

With love,

Mrs Kennedy

 

Faces on Plates

Good Morning Everyone,

Can you believe this is the last week of the Summer term? How are you feeling about it? Are you happy for the holidays to begin?

Or surprised that it is that time of year again?

Can you create a face using items that you find around you home? I used a plate as my canvas. Then have a look for small items that would be the perfect shapes for the features on your face. Remember the shape of your eye brows can help show how you are feeling.

Please take a photo of your plate, try to take it straight above your design. I would love to share your creations on Friday, so this week week could you send me your pictures by Thursday? Please share through GLOW, Teams or Twitter @MrsPiperKPS.

I look forward to seeing them, have a creative week!

Mrs Piper

Tinfoil Sculptures!

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Look at what you can achieve with some sculpted tinfoil! With just a few twists, scrunches and a little personality you have created some amazing tinfoil sculptures…

Thank you for joining in with last week’s ART challenge.

Look out for the final one of the term, will be posted soon.

Have a good day,

Mrs Piper

Tinfoil Sculptures

Good Morning Everyone….

Here’s is this week’s Art challenge, I would love you to try this at home.

A sculpture is a 3d model which can be made of lots of different materials – this week we are making little models with tinfoil!

Tinfoil is a brilliant material to use but you need to be gentle with it.

  1. Start with a square piece of tinfoil. I have drawn 5 guide lines which are the lines you are going to cut on your foil.  Two at the top, one on each side and one at the bottom.

2. Begin to scrunch together the 5 sections of the foil. Be really gentle, It’s better to scrunch a little at a time… You will begin to see a figure forming!

3.  Keep squeezing and shaping a head, arms, body, legs, feet and hands…

4. You might want to choose a shape to put your little figure into. What can the arms do? Legs? I am waving hello to you all!

5. Have a little bit of fun with your tinfoil figure…

I would love to see your tinfoil sculptures this week. I love that we are using materials that can be found around the home to create pieces of art.

Please share your sculptures with me by Friday through Glow, Teams or Twitter @MrsPiperKPS I can’t wait to see them…

Mrs Piper 🙂

Art Challenge…Textured Bugs

Morning Everyone,

I would love you to take part in this week’s challenge. A couple of weeks ago we had scribbly bugs, this weeks we are on the hunt for textured bugs.

  1. Draw out a bug onto cardboard, the back of a cereal box or thick paper. Keep the drawing simple and in one colour, black is the clearest.
  2. Cut out one section of his body, but leave the rest of the body intact. You may need an adult’s help with this.  I only cut out the snail’s shell…

3. Then go on a texture hunt, hold up your little snail or other bug up to different patterns or designs in and around your home. Outside is really fun too…

Can you see how your snail will change depending on the background?

I had fun with a bee too!

I would love to see what you can do with this challenge, you could send me your favourite photo of your little animal with a textured body. Please share it with me via GLOW, Teams or Twitter by Friday.

Have a lovely day,

Mrs Piper