Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

Claude Monet – Art

Have you ever wanted to capture a moment? To make a picture that shows not just how something looks, but also how it makes you feel? Meet the man who did just that!

Claude Monet was a famous French Artist who was fascinated with colour and how the light changes throughout the day and at different times of the year. He loved to paint outside and enjoyed spending time in his garden. Can you have a go at creating one of his famous paintings? The painting is called ‘ A bridge over a pond of waterlilies.’

For this craft, you’ll need some masking tape to make your bridge shape. You can cut your tape in half to get thinner strips. You want to form the shape of the bridge using your masking tape.

Continue building your bridge using small sections of tape for the slats. Try to add five or six of them across the bridge at equal intervals.

Time to finger paint! If possible use a rainbow of colours to dip your fingers in, then dab your finger multiple times to start filling in the page.

Try to overlap your fingerprints to blend the different colours together.

Continue to fill in your canvas with finger print until the whole page is covered. Don’t worry about painting over the tape. As long as it’s securely fixed to your paper the paint will not seep through. Once you have covered the whole sheet of paper, leave it dry. As tempting as it is to peel off the masking tape, allow it to dry first.

Once dry, carefully remove the masking tape to reveal your masterpiece!


Singing with Connie

This is what to do today.
Sing along to the Happy song. You can clap your hands in time with the music or use some wooden spoons or shakers like we have done in previous songs.

Do you still have your shakers from last week? Have fun again singing and shaking along.

Our new Health and well being character this week is Healthy Harry and the song is My body, Your body. Try and sing along to the chorus and see if you can follow the signing as well. We will be singing this song at singlong on Thursday and Assembly with Tracey on Friday.

And relax – we’ll finish with Somewhere over the Rainbow.

Group 11 – Wednesday 6 May

Good morning Group 11

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.

I thought you might like to see your friends today.

You can access lots of Twinkl resources here: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer You will need to register with the following code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

You could try some of the following today:

Movement: put your favourite song on and dance like no one is watching.  Choose a party song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94MTVSZ1nTc

Life Skills:  Help with the dishes

Literacy: See Laura’s blog or use this https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=9

PE:   See Gerry or Pedro’s blog or try some of these https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pe+with+joe

Story: Read your favourite book or one from here http://www.magickeys.com/books/

Signing: check Lorna’s sign of the day video.

Art:  See Steve’s blog or draw your favourite cartoon character.

Science: See Sarah’s blog or see https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/curriculum-for-excellence/znxrf4j  .

HWB: Do a nice meditation to finish your school day https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kids+meditation


Have a lovely day, Kirsty

Language Skills (Secondary)

Good morning everyone,

What another lovely morning!

Here are some reading activities that you can have a look at today: Ladybirds Honeybees

You can either:

  • read independently
  • ask an adult to read to you
  • answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to questions
  • choose from a choice of two or three options
  • answer the questions on the sheet in full sentences.

Have a good day!

Laura Leathem (Language and Communication Teacher)


Group 4 – Wednesday 6th May

Good Morning everyone. I hope you had a good bank holiday.

Here are some activities for your timetable today:

Circle Time

Today I’m feeling







How are you feeling today?

Life Skills

Once you have completed your morning circle it’s time to get the day started choosing your job to help around the house today.



Have a look at the language section to find out what Laura has planned for you today.


Check the blog for ideas from Gerry.


Today’s story is “The colour monster” by Anna Llenas. I hope you enjoy it. Do the quiz at the end to find out if you really understood the story.

Sign of the day

Check Lorna’s sign of the day video.


Have a look at the art section to see what Steve wants you to do.


Check out in the Science section to find out what is your challenge for today.


At the start of the story, the Colour Monster is feeling confused.

Feelings! We all have them! Sometimes it is hard to make sense of them!

Talking, writing or drawing a picture of how you feel can help you feel better.

Try to draw a picture or write down how you are feeling.

Draw your own picture of the Colour Monster or you can print out the picture below with your parent or carer and, even put it up in your room. Find the link below.

colour monsters

How many different ways can you colour them?

Have a lovely day.



Wednesday, 6th May

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well and have had a good bank holiday!

As promised, here is a guide to Wednesday! If you want, feel free to comment and share your activities photos with us. 🙂

 Circle Time – We start our circle time singing “hello – super simple songs” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVlcKp3bWH8

This is also the time we started to learn some Spanish. Leave you here some Spanish translations.

Good morning – “Buenos Dias”

Hello – “Hola”

How are you? – “como estas?”

We then talk about how we are feeling today (happy, sad, tired, and excited). We find how does the weather look like and what day it is – You can do your calendar book.

And we finish our circle time sharing the last day news. Again you can always share with us if you want. J


MovementHere some ideas for movement. You can use this ones or any other of your preference.






Life skills– challenge for this week is help mum or dad to clean the dust at home.

Literacy– Ask mum or dad to write  letters of the alphabet than cut them up for you to arrange the ones you know/.

P.E. – go on the PE section of the blog and choose one of the activities your PE teacher posted for you.

Story – Watch Justin Fletcher reading ‘The Monkey With a Bright Blue Bottom’


Sign of the day – Don’t forget to be practising the sign of the day – if you want to send me a video then feel free

Art – Using chalk, crayons felt pens and draw a new rainbow, a sun, a cloud or any other related to weather. Decorate it as you like. You can use different materials as cotton, cards, magazines, leaves…. Ask mum or dad to send us your pictures.

Science – Using ice cube see what makes it melt the fastest cold or warm water. Take sometime out to rest and relax.

HWB – Remember to strength your immune system by eating at least   two piece of fruit a day and vegetables

Have a lovely day!

PE Lesson 6th May 2020

Hi everyone,

Today we are going to have an Orienteering adventure. Orienteering is the science of making and read maps.

Follow the link bellow with an adult or same one that can help and after watching video one try to draw a map of your bedroom or garden or somewhere you know well. If you really confident, why not go to for the house or maybe your street?

Let’s Get Started Orienteering

Once you have your map try to hide a “treasure” mark it on your map and see if someone can find it. Then swap places, ask someone else to make a map or use your map and to hide a “treasure” so you can find it.

Why not make it a game? Hide your treasure and time each other to see who is fastest to find them.

Once you tried that watch video 2 and try to draw a course on your map. Ask for someone to follow your course and see if they can, then change places again.

Again, let’s make it a game. Let’s see who can follow the course the quickest, if you make a mistake you add 5 seconds to your time.

You can draw a course in your garden, your house or if you’re really brave go for a course around your street / neighbourhood.

Hope you have fun with Orienteering and next week we will have some orienteering games.


Make music using the Real Percussion app

This is a free app for iPad and is one I have picked out from quite a choice. The main screen shows a percussion kit of different drums and symbols that can be played just by tapping on them.

Like a drum kit from GarageBand, but taking up much less space on the phone or tablet, you can play as it is to make rhythms on your own or with someone else sharing the screen. As you get better, you can play along with some of the free sound loops, purchase more in-app or play along to something on the TV, radio, YouTube or wherever.