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    Room 16 Toaster Training

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    Redecorating Room 14

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    Tattie Salad fresh from the Poly Tunnel

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    Starting back in Room 18

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    Story Time in Room 12

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    Welcome back to Room 17!

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Primary Department Activities – Week Beginning 11th May

Here are some fun activities for you to try at home this week.

If you would like to share how you have got on with our activities, please send any photos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Story Of The Week: ‘The Colour Monster’ By Anna Ilenas

This week’s story is about a monster who wakes up one morning confused about how he is feeling.  Throughout the story, he explores these feelings with the help of a friend.  This book it is great way of exploring feelings and emotions with children.

Click below to watch and listen to the story:

The book study below has some great activities for you to try at home based on the story.

Links and additional documents to support the activities can be found below:

Activity 1: Monster Feeling Match Up

These feelings cards can also be downloaded using the link below:
https://pocketofpreschool.com/monster-feelings-cards/

Activity 2: Colour Monsters

Blue:

Green:

Grey/Black:

Pink:

Red:

Yellow:

Activity 3: No Bake Monster Energy Bites

You can also see the recipe at:
https://togetherasfamily.com/monster-cookie-energy-balls/#wprm-recipe-container-7871

Activity 4: Feed The Lego Monsters

Activity 5: Lava Lamp

Other Activity Ideas:

Write The Room:

Monster Truck Numbers:

This can also be downloaded using the following link:
https://www.lizs-early-learning-spot.com/monster-truck-numbers-bigger-smaller/bigger-smaller-monster-trucks-kindergarten/

Monster Addition Cards:

This can also be downloaded using the following link:
https://thekindergartenconnection.com/monster-math-addition-clip-cards/

Monster Alphabet Playdough Mat:

This can also be downloaded using the following link:
https://modernpreschool.com/monster-alphabet-play-dough-mats/

Monster Colouring:

Science: Forces Experiments

We hope you enjoyed trying our one of our forces experiments last week. Why don’t you try a different one this week?

Learning Grid: Life Skills

Here is a learning grid for Life Skills.  It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help develop and promote your child’s independence in a range of household and life skills tasks.

These activities are only suggestions and we would recommend that, where appropriate, you adapt these activities to meet your child’s ability level.

Learning Grid: Get Active!

Here is a learning grid for Getting Active!  It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help promote physical activity both in and out of the home on a daily basis.

These activity are only suggestions and we would recommend completing one activity each day.  However, we would love to see what other creative ways you and your family are using to Get Active daily!

Links to YouTube Channels and websites can be found below.

Oti Mabuse Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Joe Wicks – Body Coach YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/

Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learning Station YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLearningStation

Bumble Bee Physio: https://www.facebook.com/bumblebeephysio/

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