P4-7 will continue to use Microsoft Teams for online learning. It would be helpful if you could let us know, in school hours, as soon as possible if you are having trouble accessing Teams.
We will also provide opportunities for the children to interact live with teachers online via Microsoft Teams. We will begin hosting live check-in times with the pupils –at pre-arranged times in the week – from Monday 11 January. This will include opportunities for the children to talk to their teacher and to use Microsoft Teams’ two-way video functionality.
There is a link to Teams on the right hand side of this Class Page where you can log in directly using your child’s username 123456 and password.
Google ‘o365’ (for Office 365) enter your child’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org then enter username and password
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED RESPONSIBLE USE GUIDES AND SHARE WITH YOUR CHILD. CONTACT email@example.com IF YOU DO NOT GIVE PERMISSION FOR THIS.
P6C re-enacted the origins of the Jacobite uprising, from the coronation of King James VII in 1685 to his escape to France whilst under siege. We were introduced to Bonnie Dundee and his plight to get James VII back on the throne, marching his cavalry to the Highlands to raise an army of Jacobite soldiers.
Hoping you are all managing to combine learning with some fun as we progress through week 2 of our home learning plan.
Today’s big task is to create characters for your Forest Story.
Below are some top tips to help you with your learning:
Have one protagonist (the goodie who will drive your story forward, like Torak in Wolf Brother)
You can have a Guide (like wolf) and a friend (like Renn), but this is not necessary if you want to keep your story simple. Don’t have any more than 3 main goodies so that you don’t get in a muddle
Have an antagonist (baddie). This is the force that makes your character’s life difficult and gives the story a problem for the goodie to solve or fight against. It could be something scary, like the bear in Wolf Brother, or a monster that you create. But it could also be an ABSTRACT NOUN (remember those?) like loneliness (as your character searches for their family) or hunger, or being imprisoned or trapped. A storm or an ice age could also make good baddies.
You can include other characters too, but a protagonist (goodie) and an antagonist (baddie) are all that you need.
You can draw some animals on your character plan too – maybe some animals are friends, some are predators and others might be prey (unless your character is a vegetarian, which is fine!). Perhaps you could write a list of all the things your character uses the prey animals for, like Torak using parts of the animal to make string, clothes, a water pouch, a bone whistle etc.
Remember to add a few key characteristics about each character. Below is a list of attributes to help you
Come up with reasons for your character’s actions. Are they seeking revenge? Are they searching for something? Are they saving someone else? Are they trying to stop something happening.
And, if you are having a bit of writer’s block, use the ideas from Wolf Brother to help you. It is okay to steal ideas from books. Authors do it all the time!
It may not be as cute as Ms. Sellar’s sausage dogs but here’s my attempt at my forest image from one of today’s tasks. After looking through Pobble, I was inspired to go for a more spooky theme, but yours didn’t/doesn’t have to be! P5B, I thought lots of our Words of the Day could fit with this task! Can you remember some of them?
Thinking of you all and hoping everyone is doing okay 👌