Home Learning Hub

Welcome to the Kaimes School Home Learning Hub. To support our learners and families during the school closure relating to Coronavirus, this page has been created to enable our community to access to a range of learning activities

We are keen for this to be responsive to the demands of our learners so if you have any ideas about what you think would be useful to your child, please email admin@kaimes.edin.sch.uk

There are three main areas to this page

1. Link Buttons: these will take you straight to online learning resources that we use in school from Sumdog and Education City

2. The page itself is filled with over 50 activities and access to thousands more through the links include. These activities have been picked

3. Access to Office365: Learners will be provided with a log in details by 30th March will enable them to access Teams and OneNote. More guidance on how these Microsoft utilities will be shared in due course.

Quick Guide for Learners Accessing OneNote on Office 365

If you have an difficulties accessing OneNote, email admin@kaimes.edin.sch.uk

Handwashing Vs Covid-19

Below is a link explaining about the science behind Handwashing Vs Covid-19

https://ed.ted.com/on/X1xfUDFU

Twinkl Home Learning Hub

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub

Numeracy & Maths

To help you get the best from Sumdog, see this useful video from Mrs McPhee

This is a overview of the skills in the National 2 maths course. Some of the skills are slightly beyond National 2, but are good for progression into the National 3 course.

http://www.mathsmutt.co.uk/2BLSnotes2018.html

Senior Phase Maths

There are some resources for the senior phase on this website. Lots of documents covering all areas of National 3, 4 and 5 Maths

National 3 : https://www.national5maths.co.uk/free-n3-lifeskills/

National 4: https://www.national5maths.co.uk/free-national-4-maths/

National 5: https://www.national5maths.co.uk/#tourstop

There is also additional activies at various levels on 

www.supermathsworld.com

Health & Wellbeing Including Personal and Social Education

Body Coach Joe Wicks offers free PE lessons for kids (& their parents!) every day at 9am GMT and each show is recorded for watching later on YouTube.

All levels – Health and Wellbeing (Life Skills) simple recipes to make at home together. Planning, budgeting, chopping, measuring and making healthy choices. https://tasty.co/article/melissaharrison/cooking-with-kids

The type of food we eat

Fun food quiz

Fun food quiz key

Quick Lasagne recipe

Food at events and celebrations

How do we eat food the way we do in this country and others?

Make some delicious pancakes from a favourite Home Economics recipe.

Cheerleading Session with Jackie
(Most suitable for learners at first and second level)

Activity
1. Feel as If you were a cheerleader and practice this choreography.
2. Check how your body responds to that exercise (try to notice your heart rate and breathing rate changes).
3. Remember to have a drink of water after finishing.
4. Talk to the adults in your home about how would you feel if you were performing in front of a wider audience? You might feel happy, stressed, nervous. Why do you think you would feel this way?
Sports Dance Video from Cyber Coach
(Most suitable for learners at first level)

Activity
1. Try this sports dance with Cyber Coach and maybe someone else in your home.
2. Have a drink of water once you have finished the dance.
3. Talk to the adults in your home about how your body feels after the dance. Have you noticed that you were breathing faster while performing this dance?

4. Once you think you can do the dance, show someone else in your home…and maybe get them to do it with you.
Dance Video from Cyber Coach

(Most appropriate for leaners at first and second level)

Activity
1. Try this warm up dance with Cyber Coach and maybe someone else in your home.
2. Have a drink of water once you have finished the dance.
3. Talk to the adults in your home about how your body feels after the dance. You might be warmer, a little out of breath and a bit red in the face.
4. Once you think you can do the dance, show someone else in your home…and maybe get them to do it with you.

Safety in the Community Resources (road, rail, digital, home, personal, water, fire and water themes) for early, first and second level – https://www.gosafescotland.com/ These activities are sorted into theme, then level and is a mixture of games, discussion and mini lessons.  Fab resource and all done online. 

Wellbeing Class (S2 – S6): We are currently looking at different cultural celebrations and thinking about how they compare to those we know in Scotland.
Activity: This week’s important celebration is Earth Hour on the 28th March 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOGWsOEE710 How can YOU help the planet? Watch the advert for this celebration and discuss with an adult the ways you can help our planet be healthy.  There might be things you can do in the house right now to help our planet. Why not get started straight away!!!

Square Breathing


Simple breathing exercise with a great visual. Follow the fish round the square. If you practice this every day when you are calm, you might find it starts to come in handy when you feel overwhelmed. Note to parents: Don’t encourage your child to try to do this when they are struggling with something. Rather practice it regularly first, and only once they are very familiar with it, you could suggest they try it when they are feeling overwhelmed. You can draw a square on anything and use a finger to move along the sides of the square, so you don’t need the clip after the first few practices.

Regulation and Relax

Basic Breathing Exercise with Mr Patterson

Mr Patterson is finding that all these changes can be difficult for him. But he has a simple breathing exercise that helps him, and might help you too.

Health and Wellbeing

The Starlings class like Wii dance as an option for music and motion. Here are some of our favourites.

Super Mario

Cottoneye Joe

Ghostbusters (Skip the adverts)

Final Countdown Skip the adverts)

Meditation and relaxation step by step. Early and first level. This is the first of a series of videos by the same presenter.

Peace Out Guided Relaxation for Kids – 1. Balloon Peace Out is a series of guided relaxations and visualizations for kids, written and voiced by Jaime from Cosmic Kids. In this guided relaxation, we find a balloon and it carries us to our favourite place, a place where we feel strong and happy.
Listen to Jaime’s introduction to the series

Movement session

In school we usually start our movement session using an action song on youtube. You can use the movement song visual to let your child choose which song(s) they would like to do. If more than one person is taking part (e.g. parents and siblings) each person could have a turn to choose.

Some of our favourites are:

Head, shoulders, knees and toes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eueDYPTIg

Shake your sillies out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0

Freeze dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE

Singing Walrus action song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUXk8Nc5qQ8

A tooty ta (very silly but fun!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXvh08Mnork

Left and Right robot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9MLhGmyPko

Animal walks visual: This visual is a simple sequence of animal themed walks, which you and your child can use for a movement break. You do the walks from left to right, following the descriptions below each picture. You could also make this a game, depending on your child’s ability, and take it in turns to do a walk and have the other person guess what it is and join in.

Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure

Try our some yoga moves in your living room or garden to start if finish your day.
Sometimes is good to do yoga if you are in the yellow or blue zone to help you get back in the green.

Movement Activity (used by primary classes and others):

In school we usually start our movement session using an action song on youtube. You can use the movement song visual to let your child choose which song(s) they would like to do. If more than one person is taking part (e.g. parents and siblings) each person could have a turn to choose.

Some of our favourites are:

Head, shoulders, knees and toes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eueDYPTIg

Shake your sillies out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0

Freeze dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE

Singing Walrus action song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUXk8Nc5qQ8

A tooty ta (very silly but fun!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXvh08Mnork

Left and Right robot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9MLhGmyPko

Animal walks visual: This visual is a simple sequence of animal themed walks, which you and your child can use for a movement break. You do the walks from left to right, following the descriptions below each picture. You could also make this a game, depending on your child’s ability, and take it in turns to do a walk and have the other person guess what it is and join in.

Starling Class Calm Time: (use the music clip in the youtube clip to help)

1. Play this, sit and listen without doing anything, this music signals that we are teaching our bodies to relax, 
2. Child does their own activity, a puzzle, drawing, playing patience, sitting quietly for a few minutes. 
3. An adult interacts, joins the play for a few minutes. 
4. We used to do high five, now we say ‘well done’ or elbow bump.

Sensory play ay home

12 Fun Physical Education Games

Outdoor Activities include John Muir Award

Bug Life: Bugs may be icky, but are essential for our flowers and plants to grow happily! Can you help them out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OexxoXo9uFk Here is a picture of my effort! *photos attached to be published too if possible!

How to build a Bug Hotel – Wildlife ConnectionsFollow our simple instructions for how to make a bug hotel. Wildlife Connections is a project from Chester Zoo where you can help us create wildlife friendly spaces in your local area. Find out more here: http://www.chesterzoo.org/wildlife-connectionswww.youtube.com
Remember UK Government guidelines when going outside. http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Games and Interactive Activities (From Different Curricular Areas – Early to Third Level)

Spot the difference using dominoes that give pattern recognition for pupils at first level. There are other puzzle games on this site that maybe beneficial to other levels and a fun sharing experience http://www.spotthedifference.com/practice.asp?m=2&l=1

‘National Geographic for Kids:’ Matching games using animal pictures with various levels of difficulty easy, medium and hard. Pupils will use recall and visual perception. A range of games for learners from first and second level. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/play-and-win/games/

Tips for parents:

Try sitting by a window for five minutes and see how many birds you can count.

Use the link above to identify the birds.

Keep count over the week using a tally chart.

Have a go at drawing or painting your favourite bird.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/identify-a-bird/

If your child has an interest in dinosaurs, then please follow the link for a quiz on his/her dinosaur knowledge!

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/play-and-win/games/dinosaur-memory/

Here is a page from National Geographic kids website regarding corona virus. This is a resource to be accessed by learners who are keen to learn more about it tailored to their level of understanding.
Link:
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/what-is-coronavirus/

Science

National 4 Biology learners, check out this YouTube video on Darwin’s finches and select the correct answers.

 Task 1

  1. What did Charles Darwin observe in finch populations of the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America?

different species on different islands/ all species on one of the islands/ identical species on all the islands/ the same species as North America

2. Natural selection can also be referred to as:

Survival of the weakest/ Survival/ Survival of the fittest/ Artificial selection

3. The term that best describes “the better adapted organisms survive to pass traits along to offspring”.

Evolution/ Natural Selection/ Extinction/ Artificial Selection

4. All these finches have different shaped beaks; they are an adaptation to gain access of:

Water/ Food/ Shelter

5. This scientist developed the theory of evolution as he studied the finches.

Charles Darwin/ Isaac Newton/ Albert Einstein/ Marie Curie

6. The differences among a species, like different bird beaks, are called?

Genes/ variations/ traits/ theories.

Task 2

Make a poster showing the different types of beak of Darwin’s finches and label the type of habitat you think it would be suited to.

S3 check out this YouTube video about types of energy.

What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy? 

Give some examples of each type.

List the pros and cons for each type of energy.

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S2 here is a link to a YouTube video about cells.  Give it a watch then try out the tasks below.

  1. What are the differences between a plant and an animal cell?
  2. List the jobs of the following cell parts: Nucleus, cell membrane, cytoplasm, cell wall, vacuole, chloroplast.
  3. Draw a basic picture/diagram of both types of cell.

Check out this video about how to make a model cell at home.

Subject: Cell Biology – Stem Cells

Description: Pioneering research at Edinburgh University – some nice graphics

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-3J6JGN-_Y

Level National – early learning/ Life on earth

Subject: WWF Classroom

Description: Colouring animals (printer required)

Link:

  • Early learning up to National 5 Biology Life on Earth

Subject: Edinburgh Zoo Live Cams

Description: Live web cams of various beasties – note different links for different species – downloading can be slow especially for sloth-cam

Link: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/tiger-cam/

Adaptations in animals

National 4 biology learners.  Here is an activity from unit 3.  To help you with the tasks you can watch the following YouTube videos.

Task 1 – Research examples of structural and physiological adaptations which lead to species survival e.g. cactus, camel, polar bear, fish.

Task 2 – Create a poster or factsheet about an animal with strange adaptations and how they help it survive.

Technologies

For Primary/ BGE/ Senior Phase ICT:

Science Kiddo is a website that covers all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects. It’s light hearted and fun with lots of great and simple ideas. https://sciencekiddo.com/

There are YouTube tutorials that you can watch to learn how to do some basic coding to follow on from the BBC Microbit work in class.

You can download the programming environment Alice from here: https://www.alice.org/

Alternatively try Kodu www.kodugamelab.com/ from Microsoft which has the advantage of running on a PC and an XBox using the same controller (wired) or even Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/ from the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Craft, Design & Technology (CDT)

Download the Word document with some workshop revision. If you are not sure of the answers then just ask someone or look online and compare your answers.

What is stronger, glue or tape?

https://ed.ted.com/on/vFcxzmdW

Touch Typing

Work your way through fun levels to learn touch typing on this bbc webpage.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Literacy, English and Media

The grammar and vocabulary section of the ESOL website is good at explaining some tricky bits in the English language and has some online exercises to go with them. National 2 English and Communication.

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/grammar-and-vocabulary

General literacy

Subject: Project Gutenberg

Description: Thousands of free e-books for kindle etc.

Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/

  • All levels – Literacy (Listening and talking) a selection of stories or extract from books that are read. Select a story you like, then listen or share the time with a family member. Requires an adult to logon to BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/childrens
  • Early Level/first level (listening and talking) Bedtime stories. BBC podcast (does not require a logon) – lots of stories read by famous people.  Allows choice, listening and talking and sharing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts?q=kids
  • Level 1, 2 and 3 – literacy – a selection of printable literacy games  ie word searches, crosswords, word scrambles, various levels of challenge focusing on spelling and recognising letters. There are also printable maths games on this site. https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/word-searches-for-kids/

English/Drama 

From Second Level up to National 4.

Video no.1:

    1. Watch the following video and explore what happens on a movie set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ax0VigbQ3k .

    2. Make a list of all the key people on this movie set, e.g. actors.

    3. Find out how many people/crew members were needed to make this movie.

Video no.2:

    1. Watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmFvWXg4ZQA .

    2. Create you own superhero character.

    3. Create your own story of their adventures.

Why should you read “Macbeth”?

6m 8s

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Macbeth

25m 34s

The Real Macbeth

48m 49s

  1.   All levels – Literacy (Listening and talking) a selection of stories or extract from books that are read. Select a story you like, then listen or share the time with a family member. Requires an adult to logon to BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/childrens
  2. Early Level/first level (listening and talking) Bedtime stories. BBC podcast (does not require a logon) – lots of stories read by famous people.  Allows choice, listening and talking and sharing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts?q=kids
  3. Level 1, 2 and 3 – literacy – a selection of printable literacy games  i.e. word searches, crosswords, word scrambles, various levels of challenge focusing on spelling and recognising letters. There are also printable maths games on this site. https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/word-searches-for-kids/

Media

How to Speak Movie Part 1: The Camera

7m 44s

How to Speak Movie Part 2: Mise en Scene

10m 34s

How to Speak Movie Part 3: Editing

12m

English/Drama 

From Second Level up to National 4.

Video no.1:

    1. Watch the following video and explore what happens on a movie set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ax0VigbQ3k .

    2. Make a list of all the key people on this movie set, e.g. actors.

    3. Find out how many people/crew members were needed to make this movie.

Video no.2:

    1. Watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmFvWXg4ZQA .

    2. Create you own superhero character.

    3. Create your own story of their adventures.

This resource focuses on developing pupils’ Talking skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z7jv4wx/revision/2

Social Subjects

National 4 -History:

“The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany”

Please watch the documentary above and write down the relevant key points of the transitional period in Germany after WW1.

National 4-Modern Studies:

National 4-Geography:

Upland limestone landscapes

Upland limestone produces distinctive features which can be used for industry, farming, recreation and tourism. Land use conflicts can often arise and solutions must deal with these conflicts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcfj6sg/revision/1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcfj6sg/revision/2

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcfj6sg/revision/3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcfj6sg/revision/4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcfj6sg/revision/5

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcfj6sg/revision/6

Music

Senior Phase Music -National 3

http://www.musicfun.net.au/pdf_files/instruments.pdf

Sheets 3, 20 and 23 are good activities to start with.