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Here are some idea for things to do at home while we are all off school because of the snow.

You can continue with your times table squares and play some of the maths games on

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/EducationalGames.aspx?cat=15

Instead of your Space log you could write a Snow log.  Tell us how the snow has affected your life and what sort of things you have been doing.  Some drawings or pictures would be good too.

Also have a look at the websites posted for P7 and the Space activities.

Rights Respecting Schools

SWPS are going to be working towards being a Rights Respecting  School

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Children are being taught  that they have rights and everyone has the responsibility to respect the rights of others. Through a variety of activities children throughout the school will learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The initiative was piloted in schools in Hampshire. There was evidence that children became more tolerant and respectful towards adults and each other. Children became aware of ‘whole world’ issues, such as Fair Trade, and the effect these had on children’s lives every where. Teachers noticed increased motivation and improvement in work quality, a calmer atmosphere and improved communication skills.

Some of the upper classes last term took part in ‘A Right Blether’ that was led by Tam Baillie, Scotland’s commissioner for children and young people. They found out about individual rights at home, at school, in the community and in their country. They followed this up recently with a vote on a variety of issues. The results of which will be sent to Tam Baillie, where he will listen to and act upon what the children of Scotland have to say.

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Hope you are all keeping safe but still enjoying the snow. Here are some ideas of things you can do at home.

1.Play battleships- work on your co-ordinates.

2. Give yourself an imaginary  budget of £400. Can you go online and see if you could afford skis, goggles, boots and an outfit to wear on the slopes ? They must be new. Write down what website you found them on, what make they are and what price. Who can have the most change ?

3. Use the snow to practise tricky spelling words

4. Research Japanese homes. What are the similarities and differences to ours? Comment back on the blog. look at http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/house/house04.html

5.Look at different types of leaflets. Write down different features of leaflets so we can make one of our own.

6.  A collective noun is the name for a group of somethinge.g., a swarm of bees. http://www.rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml Make a list of 10 collective nouns.

Miss Welsh:)

School E-magazine

Our E-magazine group will meet on Monday after school.  Please remember to bring your letters back.

Hopefully we will have some good ideas for our first issue but remember to have a look at any magazines you have in the house for ideas on our layout or features that we could include.

Miss Dunn

P7 Space Activities

Here are a couple of activities P7 can do based on our Space topic.

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/worksheet/worksheet1.htm

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/worksheet/worksheet4.htm

You can find the information you will need on

http://www.kidsastronomy.com

You can also try to look at the stars (If it ever stops snowing long enough!!).  Winter nights can be the best time to look at the constellations.  See if you can see the “Plough” or “Orion”.  You might be lucky enough to spot a satellite orbiting the earth!

Miss Dunn

Severe weather update (1st Dec 2010, 3.30pm)

Schools

Due to the continuing severe weather conditions, it has been confirmed that ALL East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December.

The forecast for Wednesday night is for worsening weather conditions with snowfalls of between 5 and 10cm and falls of 20-30cm in some parts of the county.

Major efforts to open up safe access routes to schools will continue during the rest of the week. East Lothian Council appreciates that these closures are causing major inconvenience to parents and carers. However, every effort is being made to re-open schools in the face of unprecedented severe weather conditions and transport difficulties.

Further updates for this week will be added here in due course with information also being available on Radio Forth and school websites.

School staff should continue to follow the Policy on Employee Absence due to Adverse Weather conditions.

Access to learning resources at home

During the adverse weather, and at any other time, parents, carers and children are able to access a wide range of learning materials though our innovative eduBuzz.org web site. You can find a wide range of learning resources, suggested research activities and homework tasks – either on your own school’s Edubuzz pages or on any of the other school sites.

Our teaching staff are adding to and updating this information on a regular basis and many of them are available to contact by email. Edubuzz also gives you access to over 1000 other sites and the opportunity to network with more than 2000 contributors across East Lothian.

For a full list of Edubuzz school sites, including your own school, go to http://shortlinks.www.edubuzz.org/schoolsites

Prevent the Brain Freeze!

For all those pupils at Sanderson’s Wynd here are a few activities to keep those brains from freezing in this snow:

1. Write an acrostic poem – follow this link:http://www.abcteach.com/free/a/acrostic_snowman.pdf
2. Try freezing different household items outside – here’s the link:http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/docs/freezing_y2.doc
3. Get an ice cube out of your freezer and do an observation:http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/pdfs/ice_cube.pdf
4. Do an online web activity using the questions and link on this page:http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/docs/LM_changingstate.doc

Hope you are all keeping warm and we hope to see you all very soon!

Mrs Wong

E. Lothian Schools Remain Closed on Wednesday 1 December

Due to the continuing severe weather conditions, it has been confirmed that ALL East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils on Wednesday 1 December. Major efforts to open up safe access routes to schools will continue during the course of tomorrow (Wednesday). East Lothian Council appreciates that these closures are causing major inconvenience to parents and carers. However, every effort is being made to re-open schools in the face of severe weather conditions and transport difficulties.

Further updates for this week will be added here in due course with information also being available on Radio Forth.

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