Hello everyone and welcome again to another week of distance learning. I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely buzzing with pride and enthusiasm from all your amazing learning last week and, with never a dull moment in Primary 1, I am sure you will continue to impress me as this week goes on.
So, you will see from the attached timetable that our learning this week steps away from toys and moves into the territory of a certain character who I believe is well known for having knobbly knees and turned out toes and there could even be a poisonous wart at the end of his nose!
I’ve had great fun pulling together the learning activities based on this much loved story and I hope you enjoy participating in them. Don’t forget though that they are there to support you, IF you want them, during this time when we are out of school.
Further to my lesson suggestions, there is lots more going on this week across the school. Don’t forget that Mrs Mailor has her music classroom set up with lessons for P1 on a Wednesday, and on top of this we are now lucky enough to have Dave Trouton from the Youth Music Initiative with his weekly ‘Music and Me‘ sessions. Miss Gordon‘s classroom also has weekly PE lessons and this week sees her begin to set us weekly challenges to get us ready for our virtual sports day, so please remember to pop by and see how far you can challenge yourself.
Finally, this Thursday sees the return of Outdoor Classroom Day so there are lots of activities for you to choose from to help you make the most of the great outdoors and all it has to offer to support your learning.
Wow, what a lot we have going on. Pick and choose what suits you and when it’s right for you to do it. All my lessons are uploaded at the start of the school week so you can scroll through the week and make your own timetable.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter break and that you are refreshed and ready for our new term. I have put our timetable for the week below…make sure you have a little look. I’m excited for the term ahead.
I want you all to remember that your health and wellbeing is the most important thing to me. Make sure you are getting lots of exercise, that you are taking screen breaks and that you are talking to your grown ups if you are feeling overwhelmed. Remember I am also here for you to talk to so just send me a wee email. Activities do not need to be completed in the same order as the timetable…it’s up to you.
I have attached a timetable for our week , I have tried to keep it as much like our normal week as possible but obviously some resources are not able to be put online so there will have to be a degree of flexibility. The resources for the lessons will be available in our google classroom. You do not have to follow the timetable directly but doing the tasks will help give your day some structure.
I will upload other activities which you may enjoy doing and will allow you time away from a screen, these will be design/art based, check google classroom for these.
Our learning heroes will still be running and this week it is independence so I will be looking out for that during the week. That said, I am here for you if you need any help or need questions answered.
Please be patient as I am currently on a huge learning curve myself getting used to google classroom and new ways of teaching and learning.
P4 have been developing their emotional literacy. We have been sharing what makes us happy, sad, angry and scared. We have also been thinking about ways of making ourselves feel better when we are sad, angry or scared. We created emotional characters to represent our emotions and the things which affect them. We created some drama scenarios to show different situations which can create strong emotions and strategies to manage them. So proud of P4 who showed great maturity when discussing their emotions.
We have been continuing with our learning about the amazing human body in P4. We have been playing a skeleton game to try to get ourselves more familiar with all our bones. We tried to work out where all our organs go in our bodies, we found this quite tricky so we made anatomy t-shirts to help us. We have also been learning about the different zones in our brain and how they control our bodies. We have been learning about our different emotions and how our brain can influence them. We learnt about how our emotional brain can override our logical/reasoning brain and lead to us flip our lids!
In P4 we have been learning about the human body as part of our health and well being mini project. We have identified some of the bones in our bodies and the main features of our skeletons. We have also been learning about different joints in the body. This week we made a new hand for Iron Man, he wanted one which worked more like a human hand so we had to learn about how our hands work to make a working prototype for him. We have also been identifying our main organs and what they do in the body.
After a exciting return to school in August, the children have been continuing to work hard to develop their learning powers. Here are some of our Learning Heroes so far this year. Please now keep up to date weekly on our school Twitter page @EastLintonPS! :0)
Recognise anyone in these school photos from 1927 and 1956? Its our 140th anniversary next year – get in touch if you have some East Linton Primary school stories to share #eastlinton#school#memories#eastlothian photos courtesy of John Robson.