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Gold Class – 05/06/20

2. Time for literacy and today we are thinking about words that almost sound exactly the same –  but be careful the first sound changes…can you match these rhyming words?

3.  Have a go at drawing a map of your favourite walk. If you like you can make a map of a walk that you’d like to take!

4. Snack time

5. Story time

7. Now pop over to Sign of the day from Lorna.

8. Have a look through the Pinewood recipe book Part 2 and find the recipe for scones. Find an adult to help you and get baking. I’m going to have a go too so we’ll compare them next time – don’t forget to take a picture!

9. Lunch time! Don’t forget to wash your hands.

10. ICT

  • Download Google Earth onto a device – get an adult’s permission first
  • Type in your address – ask an adult to write it down for you in CAPITAL LETTERS so that you can find the correct keys on the keyboard
  • Have a look and compare it to the map you made? Can you see anything you need to add?

11. Now pop over to Music to see what Connie has planned for you.


Activity ideas for the giant scrunchie or scarf

Activity ideas for the giant scrunchie or scarf

We often often use a giant scrunchie in lessons (sometimes called a Magical Musical Circle). They help everyone move to the music or at least feel the rhythm together.

What’s a giant scrunchie?

These are large stretchy bands covered in fabric and you probably won’t have one at home. Instead you can:

  • Use one or more scarves tied together (see video)
  • Use your sewing skills to make one (there are a number of how-to videos online)
  • Purchase one (there are a number of people making them at home. Look at the Etsy arts and crafts website or Ebay)

You can make your own one very simply by tying a knot in a scarf. It’s best if it isn’t a special one, in case it stretches out of shape. You can use it with one or more partners or own your own. Maybe it’s possible to make a bigger one by using more scarves tied together. Try it and see.

Some classes like to sing Sally Go Round the Sun, so in this video Gordon shows that song. Remember, you can use the Magical Musical Circle in lots of ways. Have fun!


Activity ideas

The giant scrunchie (known as a stretchy band in America if you’re looking online) can be used in many different ways to encourage movement to music and songs. Once you have tried these, there are more on the internet and you can of course have fun making up your own.

  • Sit, on the floor or in chairs. Sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” doing the actions with the song while holding the stretchy band.
  • Any song with actions can be used: e.g. Wheels on the Bus, Wind the Bobbin Up, Over the Irish Sea, Hokey Cokey
  • Musical Stretchy Band: Tie a ribbon on the stretchy band and use hand over hand motion to pass the band around the circle while some music plays. When the music stops, the person closest to the ribbon makes up an action and everyone copies it.
  • Use the song, Ring O Roses while walking in a big circle. All fall down at the end, then get up and go the other direction to repeat.
  • Sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” While the stretchy band goes round, march your feet (march in circle). (Other movement suggestions: gallop, skip, walk, jump). When the stretchy band goes up, make a yawn. (Lift stretchy band high). (Other movement suggestions: shout hooray, lift your leg, wiggle your shoulders, shake your head, do a dance)
  • Move to your favourite music different speeds. Keep the beat together and when something in the music changes e.g. the chorus, do another action (go high, low, side to side, in and out, pass the scrunchie around one way or the other). Try different types of music – pop, rock, Scottish country dance music
  • If someone doesn’t want to hold on at first, just let them feel the movement of the scrunchie against their leg, back or shoulders. For more ideas and videos, search the internet for giant scrunchie activities or stretchy band activities

Social Studies – 29/5/20

Windy weather.


Have you ever wondered where the wind comes from?     Take a look at this short video:

What are some good things about windy weather?

The wind dries your clothes for free!


You need to have some wind to be able to fly a kite!

A yacht needs wind to be able to sail on water.

A wind farm provides a clean, renewable source of energy.


What are some not so good things about wind?

It usually  makes you feel colder! Brrrrr!


It can cause damage to trees.

A high wind makes conditions very unpleasant.

Natural disasters like hurricanes can occur and have dangerous winds.

Here are some wind related crafts you  might like to try:

Start with a square piece of paper which can be decorated first.

Fold it in half diagonally, open out and fold over the other diagonal. Open out and you should have a creased “X” on the page.

Cut along the creases about halfway to the middle of the paper. Be sure not to cut all the way.

Bend each corner into the middle. Make sure to bend and not fold.

Once all 4 corners are in the middle, push the push pin/paper fastener through them all as well as the straw or eraser. Be careful not to hurt yourself with the pin!


You can also create your own wind by making a paper fan:

How to make a paper fan:


An anemometer is used by meteorologists to measure the speed of the wind.

How to make an anemometer:


Have fun!

Linda and Ana.