P7 American Artists study

Keith Haring wanted art to be available to all so he used the city streets, fashion and architecture of New York in the 1980s to get his symbolist messages over to the public

P7 used Haring inspired symbols in their T-shirt to create some messages and meaning in their designs.

P.1 – Learning new sounds

Watching child-friendly film clips online is a fun and useful way to help your child learn new sounds and boost their word building skills.

Youtube has lots of great videos available. In class, we always watch ‘Geraldine the Giraffe’. Just add the sound of the week to your Youtube search and enjoy Geraldine’s antics!

Other good sources on Youtube are:

Ash’s Phonics

Mr Thorne

Jolly Phonics

Alphablocks

Have fun with phonics everyone – try writing a list of words you see on the clips you watch for the week’s sounds then challenge your child to find more in the books you read. Warning – it can become addictive!

Respecting Children’s Rights

Article 15

Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

During this week send some time talking about examples of how the right to associate is being respected all in spite of being on lockdown. These might include the efforts parents and staff are making to engage our children through online learning, web posts, the efforts made by Joe Wicks, David Walliams, Glasgow Science Centre, Fischy Music and others are helping to ensure our children have their right to associate respected.