Friday 3rd April:
This will be your last day of home learning for two weeks as it is the Easter holidays! Make sure that you spend time with your family, relax and enjoy!
Remember the letters we wrote in class? I would like you to open these on 17th April!
As there are some people you won’t be able to visit during the holidays, it would be a lovely idea to make them a spring time or Easter card! This would really make them smile. So today, I thought I would show you how to make an Easter card.
Here is one I made for my Granny! I have wrote a lovely message inside and I’m going to post it to her 🙂
To make this, follow this step-by-step guide!
You will need:
- 3 sheets of A4 paper or card
- a writing pencil
- a pink or red pencil
- a black marker pen
Click on the images to make them larger!
Boogie from Forth One is hosting an end of term disco of Facebook Live at 3pm. If you would like to join in with the party, ask your parent/guardian if they can get this up for you! He is taking song requests and you can give shout outs to your friends and classmates.
I will speak to you again on Tuesday 21st April! Have a great break everyone 🙂
Thursday 2nd April:
Happy Thursday everyone! How are you all?
Today, I thought it would be a great idea to learn how to draw mindfulness mandalas. Drawing mandalas is a great way to keep your mind busy at home and it also helps you relax!
Here is my attempt! I think I am going to draw some more in the Easter holidays.
I started by drawing a small flower in the middle of my page and added different shapes around it. The trick is to not think too hard about how to make it look perfect, but to just go for it and see what happens!
I used the Powerpoint in the link below to help me. At the moment, this website is free and an adult can sign up to this and download different resources! There are lots of mandala colouring in sheets here too -if that’s something you’re interested in. Make sure to ask an adult to do this for you. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-re-663-ks2-all-about-mandalas-activity-pack
Alternatively, I found a ‘step by step’ video that is slightly easier to follow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U49TaN-MkM8
Remember to send me a picture of your mandala. Have fun 🙂
Have a brilliant day P6B… and keep smiling!
Wednesday 1st April:
Good Morning everyone!
How are you all? Over the past couple of days, some of you have been getting in touch to tell me all about your weekend! It’s been lovely hearing about all of the walks, baking and all the trampolining that’s been going on. It really is great to hear from you so if you haven’t done so, please do get in touch with Miss McMillan or myself to let us know how you are all doing.
We usually do PE on Wednesdays and I know that lots of you are embracing Joe Wicks’ PE lessons that are on each weekday at 9am. Before we left we were developing our football skills during our PE lessons and so today I thought that you could all embrace the popular “toilet roll challenge” that is currently circulating the social media world.
As you can see, I am no footballer but I still gave it a go and had a good laugh practising…It’s actually much harder than it looks but we had great fun trying to take on the challenge.
For those of you who do have a football at home and an outdoor space, take your ball outside and practise some of the skills that we were working on before the school closure. You could set up an obstacle course for you to dribble around; set up a small goal to practise targeted shooting or drag a sibling or adult outside to practise passing. For those of you who don’t have a ball, why don’t you go for a walk, jog or run today and enjoy exercising outside.
Keep in touch everyone and have a wonderful Wednesday!
Tuesday 31st March:
Good morning everyone!
Being inside your home for a long period of time can sometimes make you feel a little bored and frustrated. One thing that is helping me stay positive is cooking and baking! I think it’s a good way to relax and enjoy being at home.
Home Learning Task
As you’re spending a lot more time at home just now, I thought it would be a great idea for you to help out your family in the kitchen. Remember when we studied Roots, Fruits and Cooks? This is a great time for you to use that knowledge. Here are some things you could do to help out:
- Help to prepare/cook a meal
- Unpack the groceries
- Help clean up after a meal
- Try something new!
- Bake something
This is just a list of ideas – you do not need to do it all! Pick one or more things from the list. This would be a nice way to help out your family. Remember to check with an adult first and to ask for help at any tricky parts. When you have completed your task, make sure you share this with me😊
Miss McMillan’s Baking
I decided to bake some cupcakes! I’ve attached some pictures too👩🏼🍳
They may not look perfect but they certainly were delicious if I do say so myself. Remember, an important part of baking is cleaning up afterwards!
I followed this recipe:https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cupcakes and then added 200g of Lotus Biscoff Smooth Spread to the buttercream.
Have a brilliant day everyone!
Monday 30th March:
Hello everyone, I hope you’re ready for your second week of home learning after a weekend of relaxing!
Every Monday morning we like to share all of the interesting things we have been up to at the weekend so I thought we should do that today! This weekend I done a lot of different things to keep myself busy like cleaning, reading, yoga and watching Harry Potter (for the 100th time). I thought it was really important to do things that made me happy as things are quite strange at the moment!
What did you do at the weekend? Did you help your family with the cooking or cleaning? Did you do some art? Did you make a den? Get in touch and let me know as I am missing you all – even the chatting!
I have made a challenge for you all on Sumdog that finishes on Friday😊
I was listening to some music at the weekend and a song came on that reminded me of P6B and our PE lessons in Term 1. I thought that listening to this was a perfect way to start the week… so play the song and start dancing!
Have a brilliant day everyone.
Friday 27th March:
Happy Friday everyone!
Even though this weekend may be slightly different to other weekends you have had, it’s important that you give yourself a chance to rest. This week has been super crazy, tiring and really different from your normal routine! Make sure you use your weekend to relax, be creative and share some quality time with those around you.
I found some really fun ‘step by step’ guides on how to draw some Disney characters – as you all know I love Disney so I had to share these with you! Just click on the one you want to make it bigger.
I thought I would give it a go too…!
Please share your drawings with me when you’re done😄
Have a great weekend P6B!
Thursday 26th March:
Hello again everyone, as it is Thursday you are back with me!
I would like to say thank you for all of the wonderful e-mails I have received so far – they have been great! It is so nice that you are updating me on your life at home, sharing your home learning and sending me pictures of your pets – they are adorable! If you haven’t managed to get in touch with me yet, please try and do so by the end of this week so I know how you are getting on😊
Many of you have sent me some pictures of your Lego challenge models and they were too good not to share!
To start your day with a big smile, I thought we could all watch a video of our favourite dog, Pip…
Have a brilliant day!
Miss McMillan 🙂
Wednesday 25th March:
Good Morning P6B!
It’s Wednesday – that means it’s my day with you all! Every Wednesday we start the day with the register and you tell me how you are…so, how are you all? I am sure the past couple of days have felt rather surreal especially with the recent lockdown announcements. We are all feeling it but hopefully you have been kept busy with your learning packs and are embracing the challenge that is learning at home.
Over the weekend, we painted some pictures of rainbows and stuck them in our windows to brighten up everyone’s day. If you want to do something creative today, then get out your pens, pencils, paints etc. and create your own rainbow to cheer someone up. Please take some pictures and send them on to me, I know Murray would love to see them!
Now, Wednesday is usually our day for Building Resilience and now more than ever, you need to use all of the tools and strategies that we have been learning to help you cope with our new situation. What would Skipper do? Would he reach out to his back up team? Would he take a moment to reflect? Would he talk things over?
At some point today, I want you to reach out to someone to chat with them. It could be a relative, friend, teacher – anyone who you want to have a wee chat with. You could call, text, email, Facetime/Skype – just get in contact with someone today who doesn’t live in your house and have a wee chat. Everyone always feels good after a blether. I am going to phone Murray’s Great-Granny today to see how she is doing.
Enjoy your day everyone and for once… keep talking!!
Tuesday 24th March:
Good morning, P6B!
I hope you all had a great first day exploring your home learning packs! I have been really busy at my new desk! Remember you can share your new workspace with me – if you can.
I’m also keeping Millie hydrated (I finally named the class plant).
Make sure you check out Miss Inglis’ blog posts too, she has a great dance challenge I think some of you may enjoy!
And keep washing those hands too!☺️
Monday 23rd March:
Good morning P6B!
I hope you are ready to start your home learning packs this morning (if you haven’t already). It would be a good idea to fill in your blank timetable today! This way, you can organise your learning and free time☺️
Have a great day! And remember…