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Campsie

Well I think we can all say this has been the most unusual term ever! Learning at home has been a huge challenge for everyone but I am so proud of how hard every has worked. You have risen to the challenge  and have all been superstars (including the parents). One of my highlights has been the virtual Sports Day challenges, where Jackson won a few of the events. We have also benefited from lots of lovely weather so have been able to take lots of our learning outside. As a staff we have loved keeping in contact with you through the Learning Journals and with our videos we have made. It has been fantastic to see some of the experiences you have had at home.  The Campsie team are all going to miss each and every one of you so much as you move on to your new schools for Primary 1 and we wish you all the best. Have a super summer!

All our love Susan, Tracey, Nicole, Shonet and Ashley

Music with Gordon: week 2

Hi everyone!

We’re all getting used to working in new ways away from our usual classrooms, but we can still have fun making music together.

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Do the activities as many times as you like.

Activities (links below)

  1. Hello song
  2. Bounce and catch. You’ll need a ball for this.
  3. Tap and clap along to Cho-co-la-te. Maybe someone can help you clap or tap.
  4. Watch this video and clap and tap along to the sounds.
  5. Play the video again, but this time play along with some instruments – if you don’t have any, see what you can find around you that can make a good sound. We will look at some simple home made instruments later in the week.
  6. Time to dance! Electroswing -Lost in the Rhythm, Jamie Berry Feat. Octavia Rose. Can you move your feet, arms and hands to the music like the dancer? Or maybe someone can tap your feet and arms in time to the music. You can play your instruments too if you like, or get  scarf to play with.
  7. And now, time to chill. Here’s another piece of music by the French composer Erik Satie. It was originally for piano, but suits the guitar as well. You may want to play it more than once.
  8. Goodbye Song. Time to say goodbye! Thank you for your music. Hope you had some fun, see you all next time!

Hello Song

Click and scroll down to see the video

Bounce and Catch

Tap and clap along to Cho-co-la-te

Watch, tap and clap and then play along

#RSNOchallenge 1 – Create a Samba Band

Grab your pots, pans, buckets, salt shakers, wooden spoons, tupperware or anything that makes a noise and join in the fun with the RSNO percussionists! We would love to see you taking part – take a photo or video and post it in the comments… Please note this video was filmed a few weeks ago. Please stay at home, practice social distancing and above all else, have fun!

Posted by Royal Scottish National Orchestra on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Time to move around

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

Music with Gordon this week

Hi everyone!

We’re all getting used to working in new ways away from our usual classrooms, but we can still have fun making music.

What to do this week

This week,  please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Do the activities as many times as you like.

Activities (links below)

    1. Hello song
    2. Bounce and catch. You’ll need a ball for this.
    3. Tap and clap along to the music on the YouTube video. This week we have a Brazilian classic by Sergio Mendes feat. Black Eyed Peas – Mas Que Nada
    4. Play the video again, but this time play along with some instruments – if you don’t have any, see what you can find around you that can make a good sound.
    5. Time to get up and dance! Move around to HAPPY – Pharrell Williams (feat. Minions)
    6. And now, time to chill. He’res a piece of piano music by the French composer Erik Satie. You may want to play it more than once.
    7. Goodbye Song. Time to say goodbye! Thank you for your music. Hope you had some fun, see you all next time!

Hello Song

Click and scroll down to see the video

Bounce and Catch

Tap and clap and then play along

Time to move around

Chill and relax

c

Goodbye Song

Campsie Term 3 review

Well after an unexpectedly abrupt end to the term we are all busy trying to readjust to our new  routines and working patterns. All staff are here to support our families in any way we can (albeit remotely!) so just message if you need to ask anything. We have already been enjoying some lovely pictures from home which is very much appreciated by all staff.

Here is a review of some of the fun activities we have taken part in since January. Unfortunately no pictures to post as I don’t have access to them at the moment.

Campsie have been working on the theme of People Who Help Us. One of the most exciting times during this were the visits from both the police and fire brigade. It really brought it to life for the children and allowed them to experience some of the sights, sounds and objects. Sitting inside the vehicles was enjoyed by everyone in class and some children did not want to leave once it was finished! We had great fun with the water hose too. The sirens were very noisy and we had to cover our ears.

In messy play we have explored water, foam, jelly and mousse amongst others. We hope you can continue to enjoy some of these experiences at home. Parents, be warned, please wear old clothes as it can become very messy!!!

There have been quite a lot of activities that have involved us joining together with friends, family and the community including litter picks around Craigshill, a music festival for MUSAC, fairtrade cafe, an Easter egg hunt, The adults are all very proud of how well the children have coped with these as busy activities can be very challenging.

We have done some work on cause and effect  and in particular operating a switch to stop/start something. The most popular have been the bubble machine, the giant fan and the food mixer. We have definitely seen an increase in the understanding of our pupils that they can be in control over these functions and it has been a very motivating activity for them.

For the first time ever at Beatlie nursery the children have had the opportunity for swimming this term. Each pupil had a block at Inveralmond Pool. We have some very confident children in the water in our class and those who were unsure have grown so much in confidence. Well done to all!

Please keep in touch over the coming week.

Susan, Tracey, Nicole, Shonet and Ashley

Gordon’s Hello Song

All music lessons in Beatlie begin with this song

This can be a stand alone activity or play the video before watching a music video, exploring instruments or doing another music activity.

The video is at the bottom of the page.

What to do

  1. Feel free to join in and sing, clap, tap and move along to the song
  2. Maybe you can try using your voice
  3. Sign hello
  4. Tap fast and slow
  5. Sign “Stop” at the end
  6. Have fun!

Words

Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?

Hello, hello
Very nice to see you
Hello hello,
How are you today?

We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”
(can you say and sign hello?)

We say “Hello”
We’re very pleased to see you
We say “Hello”
(tap along with the music, sign “Stop” at the end)

Other ideas

  • Can you stamp your feet to the music? Can you tap your shoulders or your head?
  • If you can’t tap along, maybe a friend can gently tap your hand, arm or foot for you so that you can feel the beat of the music.
  • Maybe try playing along with a shaker, or tap something that makes a sound that you like. A box of cereal? A table top? Look around you. What makes an interesting sound?

Campsie Term 2 review

Another busy term has flown by in Campsie. Our theme in class has been ‘Seasonal Exploration’. We have used all our senses to explore the smells, tastes, objects and sounds associated with Autumn and Winter as well as exploring some of the celebrations going on at this time of year. We hope you get a flavour from our pictures below of all the fun activities we have taken part in. We are particularly proud of how well everyone has coped at whole school and family events where it has been really busy, these include Children in Need, the Christmas Carnival and the Pantomime. Everyone in the class has been able to experience these events and often we have stayed and enjoyed the event for long periods.  Amazing progress! 😁

 

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and look forward to the New Year. Our next theme in class will be People Who Help Us. We wonder what we will discover through that?

 

Children in Need

On Friday we enjoyed a Children in Need fundraiser with lots of our family and friends. Every class made some delicious treats for us to taste and there were lots of fun activities to keep us busy, including face painting, a disco, biscuit decorating and water play. In the end we raised a fantastic £350! Well done to everyone who took part. A special well done to Shirley, one of our nurses, and Luca and his family for winning the duck race. The winning duck was “Beakwell Tart”. You can watch the race by following the link below.

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraising/the-duck-race-sweepstake/

Cool Creatures visit the nursery!

On Friday to celebrate World Animal day the nursery classes had a visit from Cool Creatures.  Calum brought five different animals to come and meet us – Brave the Meerkat, Snuffles the Common Tenrec, TipToe the Tortoise, Rocky The Bearded Dragon, and Monty the Royal Python.  Our pupils were all very brave meeting the animals and a few were even happy to let the animals sit on their heads!  Have a look at our photos to see all the fun we had…

Campsie 2019/20

We have had a lovely first couple of weeks in Campsie with everyone getting to know each other and settling back in to our routines and activities. This year the team consists of Susan, Tracey, Nicole, Shonet and Ashley.

 

Charlie, Jack, Jackson and Lily have all returned for their second year in nursery and we have welcomed Theo for this coming year.

We are about to start our first topic on Space and are looking forward to sharing lots of our exciting work with you over the coming weeks.

 

Campsie’s butterflies

This term in Campsie we spent time reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar story and exploring some of the foods that the caterpillar ate. We were very surprised in the story when the caterpillar went in the cocoon and then it came back out as a butterfly! After reading the story some special caterpillars arrived in our classroom. We all looked after them and watched them daily until they changed in to cocoons. After a long wait we finally had some beautiful butterflies. This week we took them out to the garden and watched them fly away.