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Friday 3rd of April – Pink Class

Good morning,

What day is it today………

Calendar –

Yesterday we looked at the four seasons. Can you name the four seasons? What season is it just now? What signs are there outside that help us to know that it is Spring?

Here is a little Spring scavenger hunt. You can use it in your garden or if you go for a little walk.

Movement –

Check out the movement section…….let’s get moving!

Life Skills –

How many of these things can you help with today?

Literacy –

Can you use lego or blocks to make your name? Can you make someone from your family’s name too? Can you make your full name? How many letters are in your name?

 

Social Studies – 

Go for a walk in your local area. Take some photos of some interesting things you find.      

Story – 

Here are some Spring stories:

Signs of the Day –

Check out today’s sign with Lorna. Can’t wait!

Food Technology –

Check out our new resources section, Lorna has posted Pinewood’s recipe book. There are lots of yummy recipes there to try. Get cooking or baking!

ICT/Technology –

Check out the ICT section – Kirsty has posted a fun selfie challenge

Music – 

Check out the music section, Connie and Gordon have put some fun ideas here for you to try.

Challenge of the day –

Here are a few challenges to keep you busy!

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I’ll be back in touch on Monday 20th April with more activities, have a lovely relaxing Easter break.

Here are some ideas for things to do over the break:

I’ve also posted some links in today’s email.

Have fun!

Wendy

Making music with apps 1

There are lots of Music creation apps that our children might enjoy. As we head into the holiday, I wanted to show people a couple of free ones that you may find helpful.  I will add more ideas over the weeks, including ones for Android/ iOS. Many of the suggested activities can apply to any music-making app.

GarageBand (free, Mac and iOS only)

GarageBand - Pro Filmmaker AppsThis highly sophisticated app shouldn’t put anyone off. From recording, effects, multitracking, jamming with others and virtual instruments, it may seem overwhelming to some, but it is also easy to get started and begin playing around.

Virtual instruments include drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and orchestral strings. With lots of online tutorials on YouTube and elsewhere, it is possible to take it as far as you like.

Ideas to get you started:

  • Open up, select an instrument and just play. Try different settings within the instrument environment. What is your favourite?
  • What are the other instruments? Discover the instruments of the orchestra.
  • Build beats using the drum machines
  • Play relaxing music
  • Play music for dancing
  • Play along to a favourite piece of music
  • Use the microphone to record your voice and pass it through the various effects such as Robot or Alien. Which is the funniest? Which friend or relative sounds funniest?

Soundforest (Free, iOS)

Compose music using a collection of creatures, trees, flowers and shapes. Each icon/image represents a different sound which you add to the project area to create a piece. The vertical position of an icon will affect the pitch (even with rhythmic sounds). Soundforest is very visual, using graphic-style notation to represent your piece and perfect for younger students. The free version has limited projects.

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/soundforest/id1194745290

Ideas to get you started:

  • Create a forest landscape with trees and birds. What does it sound like?
  • Share the sounds with a friend
  • Take turns with a friend to add items to the Soundforest
  • Dance to the sounds you make
  • Using instruments at home or your own homemade instruments, play along to your Soundforest music.

Have fun and share your music with others!

Thursday 2nd of April – Pink Class

Good morning everyone!

Let’s wake up! Get everyone to join in!

Calendar –

Can you name the four seasons. What happens outside during each season? Let’s see.

 

Movement – 

What will we do for movement today? Check out the movement section. How are you getting on with Joe Wicks?

Life Skills –

Mmmmmm! Can you help make lunch today? Let’s make some sandwiches.

Maths –

Today’s focus is MONEY.

Follow this link for sorting coins: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Follow this link for using coins to pay for items: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

Empty out your adult’s purse or wallet…what coins or notes can you spot?

Fiddly Fingers –

Let’s make some slime!!!

Story –

 

Have you seen any bears out on your walk? Have a good bear hunt next time, how many can you spot? Can you describe the bears you see? How many bears do you have in your windows for other children to spot.

Let’s go on a bear hunt!

Signs of the Day –

Yesterday I was learning the signs for some fruit. You will have to test me when we go back to school. Check out today’s signs of the day section. What signs will we learn today?

Music –

Check out the music section to make an instrument or to do some singing with Connie. Have fun!

Sensory –

Play with some shaving foam today. Can you practise your letters or numbers or impress someone in your family by writing their names in the foam.

You can also check out Tracey’s sensory section for some more fun ideas.

Dance –

How are you getting on with Rachel’s dance? I think I’ve got two left feet!

Challenge of the Day –

We have been looking at water in the Pink Class. Here is an outdoor water challenge. Challenge your family to see who makes the best waterproof shelter. Who will be brave enough to sit under it while you test if it is waterproof? Have fun!

Outdoor Shelter

Some of you have emailed some fantastic pictures of all of the hard work and fun you are having. Unfortunately, I can’t post these yet as our photo/picture capacity is full at present. However, keep sending me your great pictures, they put a huge smile on my face.

Wendy

 

 

 

Making instruments at home

We’re going to make some musical instruments from things that you might find around the house.

You probably saw the video that Connie and I shared. Take a look at it again and remind yourself of the different ways of making sounds from household objects:

#RSNOchallenge 1 – Create a Samba Band

Grab your pots, pans, buckets, salt shakers, wooden spoons, tupperware or anything that makes a noise and join in the fun with the RSNO percussionists! We would love to see you taking part – take a photo or video and post it in the comments… Please note this video was filmed a few weeks ago. Please stay at home, practice social distancing and above all else, have fun!

Posted by Royal Scottish National Orchestra on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

We can also find things in our recycling that we can use to make instruments. Get help from a grown-up in case there are any sharp objects.

Now watch this video and see what you can do to make an instrument to shake or tap.

What can you find that can make a good noise? Can you make a shaker or a rain stick? Or a type of drum? Ask a grown up to help you. Maybe you would like to decorate it as well.

You can then use these instruments any time and also in some of the Music activities. Have fun!

Access to Fischy Music

Here is a reminder that Fischy Music is giving access to all our parents and carers. Please click on the link below to find out how to access this brilliant resource which all of our pupils access regularly in school. Fischy Music Parents Access

Music with Gordon: Secondary

Hi everyone!

We’re all getting used to working in new ways away from our usual classrooms, but we can still have fun making music.

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Do the activities as many times as you like.

Activities (links below)

    1. Hello song
    2. Bounce and catch. You’ll need a ball for this.
    3. Tap and clap along to Cho-co-la-te
    4. Watch this video that Connie shared and clap and tap along to the sounds.
    5. Play the video again, but this time play along with some instruments – if you don’t have any, see what you can find around you that can make a good sound. We will look at some simple home made instruments later in the week.
    6. Time to get up and dance! Electroswing -Lost in the Rhythm, Jamie Berry Feat. Octavia Rose. Can you move your feet, arms and hands to the music like the dancer? You can play your instruments too if you like, or get  scarf to play with.
    7. And now, time to chill. Here’s another piece of music by the French composer Erik Satie. It was originally for piano, but suits the guitar as well. You may want to play it more than once.
    8. Goodbye Song. Time to say goodbye! Thank you for your music. Hope you had some fun, see you all next time!

Hello Song

Click and scroll down to see the video

Bounce and Catch

Tap and clap along to Cho-co-la-te

Watch, tap and clap and then play along

#RSNOchallenge 1 – Create a Samba Band

Grab your pots, pans, buckets, salt shakers, wooden spoons, tupperware or anything that makes a noise and join in the fun with the RSNO percussionists! We would love to see you taking part – take a photo or video and post it in the comments… Please note this video was filmed a few weeks ago. Please stay at home, practice social distancing and above all else, have fun!

Posted by Royal Scottish National Orchestra on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Time to move around

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

Music Monday with Gordon: Primary

Hi everyone!

We’re all getting used to working in new ways away from our usual classrooms, but we can still have fun making music.

What to do today

Please join in with the activities below. The more who can join in, the more fun, too. Do the activities as many times as you like.

Activities (links below)

    1. Hello song
    2. Bounce and catch. You’ll need a ball for this.
    3. Tap and clap along to Cho-co-la-te
    4. Watch this video that Connie shared and clap and tap along to the sounds.
    5. Play the video again, but this time play along with some instruments – if you don’t have any, see what you can find around you that can make a good sound. We will look at some simple home made instruments later in the week.
    6. Time to get up and dance! Electroswing -Lost in the Rhythm, Jamie Berry Feat. Octavia Rose. Can you move your feet, arms and hands to the music like the dancer? You can play your instruments too if you like, or get  scarf to play with.
    7. And now, time to chill. Here’s another piece of music by the French composer Erik Satie. It was originally for piano, but suits the guitar as well. You may want to play it more than once.
    8. Goodbye Song. Time to say goodbye! Thank you for your music. Hope you had some fun, see you all next time!

Hello Song

Click and scroll down to see the video

Bounce and Catch

Tap and clap along to Cho-co-la-te

Watch, tap and clap and then play along

#RSNOchallenge 1 – Create a Samba Band

Grab your pots, pans, buckets, salt shakers, wooden spoons, tupperware or anything that makes a noise and join in the fun with the RSNO percussionists! We would love to see you taking part – take a photo or video and post it in the comments… Please note this video was filmed a few weeks ago. Please stay at home, practice social distancing and above all else, have fun!

Posted by Royal Scottish National Orchestra on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Time to move around

Chill and relax

Goodbye Song

Friday 27th of September – Pink Class

Good morning Pink Class!

It’s Friday!  Friday dance time!

Assembly –

Friday is assembly day and Tracey has posted today’s assembly under Primary Assembly. Enjoy!

Easter Singalong –

Connie has posted an Easter singalong. Some of our favourite spring and Easter songs can be found here. Can you teach someone in your family the songs, movement and signs?

Calendar –

Let’s have fun with the months today. Someone in your family will know ‘the Macarena’. Learn the moves while ordering the months of the year.

Movement –

see Movement section for some great ideas

Life Skills –

Have a look at your room, can you tidy it?

Literacy –

Look through a book, can you find any words with more than 5 letters?

Social Studies –

Draw a picture of your house

 

Story –

Here is a story about a very different house. Can you describe the house to someone in your family? How is the inside different to the outside? Talk about the characters in the story. If you had a Gingerbread house what would it be made of? Yummy!

Sign of the Day –

Learn some signs with Lorna.

Food Technology –

Make some yummy Easter Egg Nest cakes. Click on link below for the recipe.

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ICT/Technology –

Have some fun with string! Make a Cat’s Cradle. I used to do this when I was a wee girl. Click on link below for some ideas.

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Music – 

Easter singalong or click on Music section for some more ideas.

Challenge of the Day –

Find 5 squares around your house.

Clock icon in square design    cookie isolated on white

Have a good day Pink Class and I’ll be back in touch in 3 days….. what day will that be?

 

Group 11 – Friday 27 March

Good morning Group 11!

You could work on your transition passport today and could also try some of the following:

Movement: put your favourite song on and dance like no one is watching.  We are going to use https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOWDb2TBYDg

Life Skills:  make your bed and help tidy up after breakfast.

Literacy: See Laura’s ideas. We are going to finish our best day out stories.

Social Studies:  See Ana’s ideas. We are going to choose a topic to research.  I am going to choose Scotland.

Story: Read your favourite book or listen to one of these stories.  https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

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

Food Technology: Help make lunch.  We are going to make pancakes.

ICT:  We are going to choose a country and find out some information on it. See my blog entry for ICT.

Music: See Connie’s Easter singalong!  We are going to karaoke using You Tube.  Put your favourite songs on and sing along. Here is our favourite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnN6glKaWdE

 

I’ll update this post with pics of our day later.

 

Have a good day, Kirsty.