Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

RME – 12/5/20


May is a busy month for religious celebrations from around the world.

Wesak or Vesak is a special celebration time in Buddhism                                                    

that remembers the Buddha’s birthday.

To find out more about the story of Buddha have a look at this story:


Wesak Day is celebrated on the full moon in May and is the most important Buddhist festival.


To find out more information about this celebration, please click on this link to BBC Bitesize:


There are many important symbols in Buddhism, here are just two which you may already know: –


Here are some activities you could try:-

– an easy origami lotus flower made from a square of coloured paper

– or a trickier, but very pretty flower, made with different coloured squares

You  could also attempt to make some lotus flower designs from cup cake cases-

Here is an easy moon activity using some aluminium foil. Just crush up a circle of foil, flatten it out and stick it onto a background.

For a dharma wheel craft activity try this from CBeebies:

Finally, this pretty “stained glass” lotus flower is also a simple lesson in symmetry! It looks very pretty hung in a window for the light to shine through it, and would be perfect for Vesak celebrations.

You will need:

  • Black card
  • Pink tissue paper
  • Glue


Fold the card in half and draw on the petals of a lotus flower, using our photo as a guide.

Carefully cut out the pieces.

Glue a piece of pink tissue paper to the back of the card.

Hang your picture up against a window, or somewhere the light will shine through it.

Enjoy the Vesak activities!




Orange Class – Monday 11th May

Good morning to the Orange Class!

It’s Monday, it’s sunny and we’re raring to go.

Morning Circle.


Let’s start with a story.


Did you manage to spot the five differences in Kipper?


Let’s do Lorna’s Sign of the day  (Category sign of the day).

Now for some some movement!  Get Moving with GoNoodle – Boom ChicKa Boom!


Now for some Maths for today


How about a super fun sensory activity?

    1.  Ball Roll
  1.  Find a suitable cardboard Box and get an adult to help you cut it.
  2. Find a suitable ball.  Ask an adult to make the hole.
  3. Get rolling!

Watch the video here


Time to do some Jobs.  Today the most important job of all – Tidy your bedroom!

Tidy your room!


Time to do some cooking!  Today we are making Cranachan.


Check out Pedro’s P.E.  for this week.

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a good weekend are now ready to start a new week full of energy.

Today we’re going for an adventure in space, a star wars adventure, hope you enjoy it.

Remember to take in consideration your surroundings keep safe and have fun, also remember that with family is also more fun.

Just follow the link below and enjoy.


Finally time for some relaxation.

Have a lovely Monday!


Language Skills (Secondary)

Good morning everyone,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the weather.

Here are some reading materials that you can look at over the next couple of days:




Remember you can:

  • ask someone to read to you
  • read the information independently
  • answer ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to questions
  • answer from a choice of two or three options
  • answer the questions on the sheet answering in full sentences.

Have fun and enjoy your day!

Laura Leathem (Language and Communication Teacher)


Fancy Dress Competition

Good morning Pinewood!

We have had a few entries already and I would love to see some more.

Have good fun dressing up.  Send your entries to me at kirsty.reid@westlothian.org.uk

The closing date is Friday and I will get your help to judge.

Group 11 – Monday 11 May

Good morning Group 11

You could be working on your transition passport today



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:  You could sort the washing today

Maths:  See Steve’s blog or use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

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

Outdoor Learning: See Scott’s blog  or make a treasure map.

HWB: do some yoga https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cosmic+kids+yoga


Have a lovely day, Kirsty