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Urgent Notice: Additional Resources (Due to School closure)

 

This message is aimed at the following pupils:

  • Those pupils who are having difficulties accessing Microsoft Teams;
  • Those pupils seeking additional activities to do;

Please find attached activities which can be done at home.  Many of these require little or no preparation whilst others are free-to-use internet access.

100 Challenge Ideas for Home Learning

This document, as the title implies, provides simple activities and challenges (bundled into curricular areas) without the need for much preparation.

Favourite Resources for Online Learning

This is a list of everyone’s favourite online learning resources. Most of these are free to access, but where there is a premium option or registration is required this is noted.

50 YouTube Channels for Home Learning

Without a doubt there will be some children loving the idea of doing schoolwork at home whilst, for others, they may not share their enthusiasm.   Therefore, this document  provides a  list of different YouTube learning activities such as:

  • The Numberblocks channel  – this has lots of great videos to help younger children learn about numbers, addition and subtraction.
  • SciShow Kids has a wide range of Science videos that answer different questions about the world.
  • Science Max carries out huge science experiments. Could your children try similar experiments, but on a smaller scale, at home?

Home Schooling Resources

This site has a comprehensive range of activities for children of all ages.  Many are free, some have a trial period whilst others may require the app to be downloaded.  Some of the activities children can investigate are:

  • Coding, Digital and Technical Challenges;
  • Arts & Crafts;
  • Health and Mindfulness;
  • History;
  • Literacy, Spelling and Writing activities;
  • Numeracy and Mathematics;
  • Nature and Science;
  • Music;
  • Reading;
  • Virtual Tours;
  • Webcam footage from zoos around the world;

We thank you for your continued support and we will continue to provide all available support to your child and family throughout this extremely challenging period.

Bellsquarry Primary School Staff

Primary 6 – Skiing

Today we went to Midlothian Sports Centre.   When we arrived, we were introduced to our instructors who told us what we would be doing.

Next, were measured for our skis and boots.  Each set of skis had a special letter which we have to remember for the next time.   We were then shown how to put on our boots and how they attached to our skis.

Then we collected our helmets.  They came in different colours and sizes to fit our heads.

Once we were all ‘suited and booted’ we went to the nursery slope where we were split into two groups and then taught how to walk using one ski and then two skis.  Once we were able to walk around in our skis, we went further up the slope and then came down.  Some of us were taught how to get up when we fell down which was very handy indeed!

Finally we were shown how to ski down the slope and how to stop.  We were told it was ‘pizza and chips’ – to slow down we pointed our skis inwards to make a pizza-style shape and to speed up our skis became parallel – just like two chips.

We all had fun and here’s some of our highlights.

Primary 6

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World Book Day – Primary 6 activities

I know most of you will be out in the snow having fun but when you come in and get out of your wet clothes and have a hot cup of foaming milk or chocolate, remember it’s World Book Day.

Perhaps as you are warming up, you could

  • Practise reading aloud  your chosen passage from your book.  Remember we’ll be reading them in class next week so be sure to work upon your expression;
  • Make a list of places where people are most likely to read;
  • Create a book character from snow;
  • Design a picture/scene from your favourite book in the snow;
  • Create your own reading quiz to share with the class;
  • Create a biography about your favourite author;
  • Turn your favourite story into a comic strip;
  • Re-tell your favourite story in exactly 10 words;
  • Create a new front cover for your favourite book;
  • Check out: http://interactivesites.weebly.com/language-arts.html
  • Go to http://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/ and select a free audio full length story.  Snuggle up and enjoy!
  • Go to http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/video-tags/world-book-day and watch some famous authors live!

Or if all else fails, snuggle up and read for enjoyment……………just like me and Rusty the Teddybear!

 

I am MacIain – Primary 6 Assembly

Thanks to everyone who came to our assembly this morning.  We really enjoyed everyone turning up and watching our show today.  Here are some of our highlights.

Primary 6

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“I am MacIain” by Primary 6

Our assembly preparation is in full swing with rehearsals, singing and dancing.  We’re not going to say too much about it.  Here’s a sneak preview…………………..

We’ve also uploaded the finale, a song called “MacIain of Glencoe” which we’re learning. Click on the link below to download it.  This will also help us when learning the words.

I Am MacIain

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