Category Archives: Lomond

Lommond and Hopetoun

It’s so good to be back seeing all the children’s happy faces around school. I am teaching in Lommond and Hopetoun this year. Whilst I have been there we have been doing lots of art activities. This term we are working alongside the topic of story land. We have been learning about Elmer the Elephant. We used lots of coloured squares and glued them onto an elephant template. The children enjoyed looking at all the bright colours and choosing where to put them on their elephants.

We also done some printing with bright colours using blocks to look like Elmer’s patches. We made ‘you-nique’ pictures that are all different with a picture of ourselves in the middle. The children loved getting messy with the paint!

We have been learning the story about the Tiger who came to Tea too!  We made some lovely tiger faces using orange tissue paper and black card.

We enjoyed listening to the Story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. The children made sensory pictures using various materials for each of the locations in the story. Long wavy grass, a snowstorm, a forest, oozy mud, a river and then finally….. A BEAR!!! The children enjoyed feeling the different materials and textures and sticking them on to create their own story.
It has been lovely also being part of the daily routines such as snack and lunch time and other activities that take place on a Wednesday and a Thursday.

Linda

Welcome to Lomond!

It has been great to finally get everyone back to school and to begin to settle in to our new routines. This year the staff team in Lomond consists of:

Susan – Class Teacher

Annmarie, Natalie , Jacki, Tanya and Caroline  – Advanced Pupil Support Workers

We have been so impressed with how quickly and confidently all the children have settled. It’s as though they have never been away. This term we are focusing on the theme ‘Storyland’ in class and will be reading lots of stories and exploring our senses through the different themes in the book.

Have a look at some of the thing we have been up to already.

 

 

 

 

Lomond – Summer is here!

I would like to say thank you so much for all of the support and joint working throughout this year and particularly during this final term. It has been unusual circumstances but I have enjoyed suggesting learning experiences to share at home. I have particularly enjoyed your messages, videos and photographs of all of the great things that you have all be doing throughout this time. You have all made myself and Team Lomond smile and should be very proud of the achievements made.

I hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and return to Beatlie in August, happy and healthy.

Happy Summer Holidays!

Team Lomond.

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

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?

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/