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Learning in Lockdown

Here are some photos showing all the learning that is going on at home during the lockdown! Everyone is working really hard, on the things sent from school and also doing lots more as well. Here are just some of the things going on.

Planning a picnic for 5000 people, after learning about the story of Jesus feeding the 5000.

    

Experimenting with ice.

   

Making posters to encourage people to look after the environment.

     

   

Bag the Bruck at the shore

  

Researching Scottish medieval castles

   

Learning about the water cycle.

    

    

        

Creating art from Nature

Making a new outfit for a doll

    

     

 

     

    

Learning French and Spanish

    

Recognising numbers and dressing up.

     

       

Exploring buoyancy in Science.

       

Helping out with the animals on the farm.

Looking after the new chicks

           

Experimenting in science and technology.

Creating a wormery.

Working together on some puzzles.

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Making Harry Potter dens and castles

Making a nesting box.

   

Cooking and Climbing

Useful links while working at home

Please find a list of useful links to use at home if you would like some extra ideas. An email will also come to children each day with specific tasks, these can be accessed if you wish.

A book to explain Covid-19 to children.

Ideas for the Nursery and Preschool children

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

Old Bear Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePCof76DLO0

Number time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrEfuppQbHs

Coronavirus Story

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf

https://www.gruffalo.com/songs

Science

Literacy and English

 

Maths

 

https://nrich.maths.org/primary Full of investigations, problem solving and maths games to play.

https://idlsgroup.com/ - for P2 – 4 children who have their own log ins.

https://www.math-salamanders.com/support-files/year-6-maths-grab-pack-1.pdfA variety of maths questions aimed at Primary 7.

https://www.math-salamanders.com/math-games-learning-games.html Printable maths games for various ages.

https://www.math-salamanders.com/math-puzzles-printable.html Printable maths puzzles for different ages.

Technologies

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys-from-trash.php  Dozens of toys to make from things you’ll find around the house.

https://code.org/student/elementary  Computer science coding course with a series of tutorials for ages 4 -13.4

https://code.org/learn  A variety of one hour coding activities, e.g. make a flappy bird game, make music with Scratch, code images, animations and cartoons.

https://www.stem.org.uk/sites/default/files/pages/downloads/Starters-for-STEM-5.pdf?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Image%3A%20Starters%20for%20STEM%205&utm_campaign=Remote%20CPD%20-%2023.04 - STEM starters.

Modern Languages

https://www.french-games.net          https://www.spanish-games.net     Learn vocabulary in French or Spanish for dozens of topics. Each topic has a short lesson, 10 games to practise the words and then an online test. Some topics can have vocabulary put into sentences.

Social Studies

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/geography/index.html Choose a geography topic to find out more about. Produce a model to show what you’ve learnt.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html Pick a history topic and use this website to start your research. Produce a PowerPoint to tell others about your topic.

http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar Click on a month then on a date to find out about a special event, religious celebration or famous person every day of the year.

Expressive Arts

Do some still life drawings of things you see around your house. Paint a landscape. Make a Zentangle. Make an Easter card. Use items found around your house/garden and lay them out on the carpet/grass to create a picture before photographing it and putting it up on SeeSaw.

Practise the violin every day.

Make your own musical instrument from things around the house.

Learn a song of your choosing, and try creating a dance to go with it.

Health and Wellbeing

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/alfa-bravo-charlie Learn the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Try some home workouts, there are lots on YouTube, including Joe Wicks who streams a new one weekdays at 9am https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Learn some dances with Oti Mabuse, she has created a lot of child friendly dances and streams a new one every day at 11.30am https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

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General Curriculum

 

Alice production

The children and staff all did brilliantly, pulling together our Alice production a week and a bit early. Well done everyone!

Fundraising for Australia

We collected money for Australia to help after the recent bushfires, specifically for a place called Kangaroo Island in South Australia. We collected loose change and put it on a map of Australia.

We all helped to sort and count it.

We raised over £200!

Christmas 2019

We all helped to decorate the tree inside. Everyone made decorations at home too; they are great!

We had a great Christmas lunch.

Children in Need 2019

Pupil Council did a great job for Children in Need. Everyone dressed in as many colours as possible, and we had a stall with things for sale all week. We raised £96.67 in total.

Recycle Orkney

We have had a visit from recycle Orkney. They were telling us how we recycle aluminium and sorting plastic that can be recycled.We have also been making recycled models as creative home work.

Meeting Chris and Jet

Chris and Jet have been walking round the coast of the UK to raise money. You can find out more at https://www.chriswalks.com/ 

Orkney Science Festival

We have been doing a lot of activities through the Orkney Science Festival. We had some visitors to school, and some of us went to KGS on Saturday to do even more. 

We also had some visitors from the Primary Science Teaching Trust who spoke to the school about Miss Angier's science award.

Viking week at the Heritage Centre

We all went to the Heritage Centre to find out about the Vikings.

 

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