Category Archives: Group 2

A place to find activities as well as lots of other exciting activities going on in Pinewood.

Science festival in Edinburgh now digital!


I just received an email about the Edinburgh Science festival that lasts over the holidays.

This looks a great show

General page

this is just one example of one of the shows they usually have – my own family always loved the Edinburgh Science festival so have a look at some of their digital ones that are on everyday!

Language (Secondary)

Good morning everyone,

Hope you are all well.

This Easter holiday is going to be quite different for us all.

Have some fun and keep busy by making an Easter To Do List (look out for this activity later today, as there appears to be limited storage on our blog, so I will send it to Graeme and ask if he can help).

Take care and keep safe.

Laura Leathem (Language and Communication Teacher)

Group 2 2.4.2020

Good Morning, Group 2! How are you?

  1. Morning Activities:

  2. Maths: Have a look at what Clare has planned for you in the MATHS section.
  3. Fiddly Fingers: Get your fingers moving in different ways:
  4. Sign of the Day: Check out the sign of the day category for signs all about VEGETABLES
  5. Story: We all know this story well and since we’ve got our West Lothian Bear Hunt set up – here’s ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.
  6. Music: Check out what Connie and Gordon have planned for you today in the MUSIC section
  7. Sensory: Choose one or two cards from this booklet and find out how you can use your senses:                                                                                          
  8. Dance: Have a look at what Rachel has put up in the DANCE section for you – have you been learning her routine?!

Easter Singalong with Connie

Welcome to our Easter Singalong.
An all time Pinewood favourite.

Now some Easter songs from last week.

Do you remember Easter Jubilation? Let’s sing along.

Time to relax. Find a nice quiet place to relax for a few moments and enjoy this Easter version of Hallelujah.

Let’s finish with Friends in Pinewood

Group 1 & 2 – Science Wed 1st April

Hi everyone,

Today we are going to learn about the sense of taste (I can taste with my tongue)

1- Start with Five senses song

2 – What have you tasted at breakfast/lunch today?

How did they taste?

  1. Sweet (like honey)
  2. Sour (like a lemon)
  3. Salty (like crisps and sausages)
  4. Bitter (like dark chocolate and cocoa powder)

3. Easter nest activity

Tracey had this great idea about cooking Science and I thought I would share it with you.  Can you make an Easter nest? Find the recipe below or use your own.


  • 200g milk chocolate broken into pieces
  • 85g shredded wheat, crushed
  • 2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs
  • cupcakes case


  1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water.
  2. Pour the chocolate over the shredded wheat and stir well to combine.
  3. Spoon the chocolate wheat into 12 cupcake cases and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape.
  4. Place 3 mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest.
  5. Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hrs until set.

Taste it! Yummy!!!

Does it taste sweet or salty?


Singing with Connie

Happy Wednesday everyone.

I hope you enjoy the songs today. I’m hoping to get a lot of songs onto the blog so you can sing along. Let me know in the comments box your favourite songs to sing in school. Oh, and look out for Thursday’s singalong with lots of Easter and Spring time songs.

Sing along with some of our Health and well-being songs.

Let’s finish off with Friends in Pinewood!


Group 2 Wednesday

It has been lovely weather and I hope you have managed to get out for a bit on Tuesday
Any worries then please don’t hesitate to contact Tracey or Lorna or reply here.
Hello song – can you find how to say hello in a different language?
Calendar – have you seen what month it is? have you played any tricks?
Movement – have you been learning with Joe Wicks? check out his 5 minute activities on the PE category of the Blog
Life skills – new month…new challenge? is there something you need to learn? check back on the 1st of May did you manage it?
Literacy  two reading books about Tricks – have you seen the virtual zoo trips on the blog too?

I have attached some worksheets in the email  about animals for you to try.  Plus a Clicker 8 game to play – matching body parts
PE – check out Pedro and Gerry’s challenges for today or maybe try and move like the animals in the Monkey and Me story!
Story Call Scotland do great accessible books but you need to make an account for yourselves – as you have a child with a disability this is the link –
they have lots of sensory stories but because today is April Fool’s day check out – No Tricks Gran and Monkey Tricks
Signs of the day  check out the blog for today’s treat
Art have a look at Steve’s ideas on the blog
Science check out Ana’s ideas on the blog as they go to her for Science – I’ve also attached to the email  a ‘make a dinosaur come out of an egg’ activity as thinking about Easter and eggs!
HWB – Nurtured Noodles this week – I’ve attached the sign for Nurture – it’s an MP3 clip of some children they might recognise – how can they help you round the house? is there a job they can do by themselves?

no Pinewood radio station but you can still be listening

At the beginning of the radio project some of the children looked for different radio stations – this was a particular favourite – Fun Kids

One of the choices when you go onto Fun Kids is this podcast – can you have a listen?

any good ideas?

Download the brand new Stuck at Home podcast!


or try a new radio station BBC school radio – some of your parents may remember listening to radio programmes in school – I did!

This is an activity called Near and Far