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Mr MacKinnon’s Photo Competition

This week, I am creating a photo challenge which all children in our school can take part in. The rules of the challenge are.... The title of the photo is 'Light'. Photos are not to include people. One photo entry per child…

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10 ideas for problem solving activities.

When children start school in Reception they are given lots of opportunity to work together to solve problems; to find out that being stuck is good, because when they become unstuck, that’s where learning happens. At Willow Lane…

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10 ideas for active maths in Key Stage 1

1. How heavy? You will need: scales that can weigh things in kilograms. ♦ Ask your child to find something that weighs close to 1 kilogram. ♦ Can they find something that weighs exactly 1 kilogram? ♦ Find some things…

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10 ideas for engaging maths in Key Stage 2

Here are some practical and engaging maths suggestions. Some of the links are to websites so please remind your child of staying safe online expectations. If you have any questions about this, our 'online safety section' within the…

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10 ideas for developing maths in the Early Years.

Number Hunt in Jelly: In a nutshell – First, spread out some plastic numbers in jelly layers. When it’s all set, give out some tongs to children and show them how to pick up the numbers from the wiggly substance (and practice…

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10 ideas to be musical.

Create your own orchestra! Collect junk or use recycling from around the house (make sure it is clean!) and use it to create your own instruments. Challenge yourself to create untuned (instruments that make beats like a drum) and…

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10 ideas for keeping fit and healthy!

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv    PE with Joe Wicks at 9am is a great way to keep fit and feel energised throughout the day.  The videos are available throughout the day if you miss them at 9am.  My favourite moves are…

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10 ideas for younger children

Here are some ideas for fun things to do at home with your family. They can all be done in your house or in your garden. These are particularly aimed for toddlers, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 but  older children (and parents) can get…

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Home Learning Routine

Dear mums, dads and carers, Schooling as we know it has changed dramatically over the last week and an astonishing 87% of the world's students are currently being hit by school closures. Whilst staff are currently focusing on…

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Coronavirus Latest Advice

Please make sure your are up to date with the latest advice shared by the Priminister on 23rd March 2020. You should only leave the house for one of four reasons: Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine,…

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