Here are some Easter activities you can try at home. Please share any of these on Facebook.
- Go for a spring walk. What do you see/hear?
- Write a spring poem using your senses
- Write something with the title “Growth”
- Draw and write an Easter comic
- Design an Easter egg and display it on your window for Easter. Take part in the I-Spy Easter egg hunt. (Template on Twinkl)
- Create an Easter Egg hunt for your family. Can you come up with rhyming clues (eg. Solving clues isn’t hard, you see. When the next one is hiding by the .....). What will the prize be? Will you draw out a map?
- Find a recipe and make/bake something nice for an Easter treat
- Plan an Easter dinner for your family
- Problem solver - look up how to dye an egg. What are the different ways of dying eggs and can you find anything in your house to try this out?
- Problem solver - what are the different ways that you can decorate an egg? I like to use tissue paper. Can you try this at home?
I hope you are enjoying spending time with your family and are having great fun. Remember to get outdoors for fresh air when you can and relax watching movies or learning how to play a card or board game you haven’t played before.
Happy weekend everybody.
I’ll be updating the blog next week with different tasks and activities to be looked at at home.
Here’s a little brain teaser to keep you busy! I think you should be able to post your answer in the comments box. :)
We have been mark making in class to try and create ideas for our monsters and mythical creatures. Here's a game to play to create more ideas for this.
Challenge - can you create your own game for mythical creatures?
If you don't have a dice at home, how about making your own paper/card one? See below for a net you can use.
Ask someone at home to show you a skill that you never knew they had.
I was amazed to find out that my dad could draw the most perfect cube and that my mum was a wizz on the sewing machine.
I continue to enjoy sewing and drawing now!!
We were asked to think about asking the artwork a question. Here are some of our questions:
- What is on the left?
- Creature - why are you positioned like you are?
- What's on your head?
- When did it happen?
- Why do you have three heads?
- Why are they fighting?
- Why is there a head on the floor?
- Why is there a crab in the corner?
- Are you angry?
- Where are they?
- Why do you look like a unicorn?
- What are you fighting?
- What are you (creature)?
- Why are they being bullies?
- How long have you been fighting?
Task: Have a think about creatures that you would like to make....
We have been learning about creatures and we looked at a creature called Medusa. We discussed what she looked like and what she might do. It inspired us to start thinking about our own mythical creatures for the art competition. We have looked at different creatures and monsters and here are our mind-maps below:
We have been learning equivalent fractions. Equivalent fractions means that they are fractions that are equal or the same. For example 2/3 equals 10/15 (we used the 5 times table).
We have been learning Spanish today. Mrs Reid has taught us how to play Simon Says, Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes and Head Down Thumbs Up in Spanish. We also completed the register in Spanish. We have also been learning about body parts.
On World Book Day some of us dressed up in our PJs and characters from books. We watched Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and we looked at Little Red Riding Hood and we highlighted Emotion words. We took a whole school photo of us dressed up and sent it to Newsround. We had to practice the Jungle Book in our PJs.
At Jungle Book we were doing a shadow rehearsal with the teachers and we learnt a song called That's What Friends are For (part 1). It is harder than the other songs. We were in our centre positions for the Prologue and we managed to get it perfect in two tried.
Some of the P6's got to go to Earlston High School for the Euroquiz. It's the first time Langlee Primary School have attended. We didn't expect some of the history questions and they were quite difficult. We had our own desk and there were a lot of schools there too. Next time we would recommend that the P6's look a lot at history questions. Miss Wilson is very proud of all of the pupils who wanted to take part in this quiz and happy to have the class represent Langlee.
This week was the last week in swimming, we all really enjoyed the free time at the end together.
We have continued practising the Jungle Book, we have been learning new songs and continuing with ones already practised. We learnt new rhythms and dances to new songs.
In maths we have been learning about equivalent fractions, playing games to help us learn. We have also been taking part in a Sumdog competition this week, we are currently sitting in fourth place.
We watched Roald Dahl stories called Revolting Rhymes, we will be looking at this tomorrow for World Book Day. In poems we have looked at alliteration. It is where the words start with the same letter or sound. Here are some examples: Peter Picker picks pandas, Super smart slithery silly Sam has cereal for super, Pigs pick pink pimply pineapples, Adam has an alpaca that is amazing at apple picking.
We have entered the Borders Art Fair Schools Competition. We have been learning about how to paint with watercolour and using different techniques to create different layers and textures. Using salt was one of our favourite techniques.
2020 is Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, so this years theme was to create a piece of artwork to spotlight these vital elements of our landscape. Having looked at different locations, the class decided to look at waterfalls and were inspired by Grey Mare's Tail, a local waterfall and The Fairy Pools in Skye.
Fingers crossed to the class!!
Today at swimming we were in 2 different groups and one group was using pool noodles and practising to put their heads under the water and kicking their legs, we also had free time at the end. Some of us waved and high fived each other under the water. The other group learnt how to do a backstroke and we had to hold the float at your bellybutton and then we moved them to hold them at your knees and then had a water fight. We also practised our normal backstroke.
On Tuesday we had the Jungle Book. First we had our warm up and then we did a vocal warm up and then we went through the whole script. The main characters were asked to begin to learn their character actions and roles.
In our Scots topic we have been writing some Scots newspaper reports, we have been using the computers to help us translate some words. We have also been learning Scots Poems, G will be speaking for our class at the Scots Assembly on Thursday. We have been learning how to weave, we watched a video of a mill in Selkirk. We haven't quite finished them but we think they will look really pretty once they have finished.
We have been looking at fractions of amounts this week in class. We have been working hard remembering our times tables to help us.
We started some art with Mr Murdoch, it was the background for a spring tree. Hopefully we will get to finish them off with him soon!!