Kirkhill Primary School

Home Learning Challenge…

This week we thought about the things in our classroom and tried to figure out if they were made from wood, metal, glass or plastic. Your challenge at home is to look around your house and see what you can find that is made from these materials. Leave a comment with what you find and earn yourself a House Point!

We also read about the Amazon Rainforest this week and found out about the people who live there. Can you remember what trees give to us that we couldn’t live without?

We also found out about some of the people who live in the rainforest. Can you remember what the colours and drawings on their skin might tell us about them? Where do they get the colours to paint their skin? If your family had to choose a colour that represented them, what would it be?

 

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    Orla

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    Orla says that ‘trees give us oxygen to breathe and helps us to survive’. ‘We help trees and they help us – carbonoxide helps the trees and it doesn’t help us but the trees suck it right in and its good for them’.
    Tribal markings indicate – ‘if they are married, if they are a good fighter, so they know what tribe they are in, the jungle one (?)’. She also says that ‘children paint their own bodies’. Orla says that they get the paint to paint the skin ‘from a plant. They squish it down then paint their face’.
    List of things in the house hold to follow……

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      Primary 1

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      Brilliant work Orla!! You’ve earned yourself FIVE House Points with all that hard work?.

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    Orla

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    Part 2….
    WOOD – Pencil, Table, lots of furniture, tree stump ornament, fire wood at the fire, wooden floor, ornaments.
    METAL – Metal arms on the chair, lights, radiator, picture frame, electric fire, cutlery.
    GLASS – Vase, oven door, glasses we drink from, window pane, mirror.
    PLASTIC – Alexa (home smart device thing), milk carton, red homework wallet, enchantimals (toys), butter tub, picture frame.
    Forgot to add to last piece – that our family tribal colour would be purple, (Finlay is not happy about this and has tried to change Orlas mind!!).

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      Primary 1

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      More brilliant work Orla! Well done! You’ll need to get some extra House Points on Monday?!
      Purple is a great colour (tell Finlay he’ll get used to having a purple face after a while!).

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    Suzi MacDonald

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    Abby was a hive of information at the dinner table tonight!
    We learnt that the people in the rain forrest take of their clothes and out colours on their skin using red berries. Apparently this is so they know who’s team they are in!! Abby thinks our family colours should be blue, pink & purple!!
    She also told us that if we cut down trees then we won’t be able to breath because they put ‘stuff’ into the air for us!

    Whilst at the dinner table she picked out the table and bowl to be wood, the candle to be glass, the fork is metal and the tub of butter is plastic!!

    I felt like I was back at school!!!

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      Primary 1

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      Brilliant Abby! We’ll be sure to get you a few House Points on Monday for all your hard work!

      I love that she’s teaching you everything she remembers and I can just see you all with blue, pink and purple faces?!

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    Jo

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    In Archie’s house he found the following items, made from the materials he had to search for…..
    Wood: the piano, the kitchen chairs, the stairs, the shelves, the bread bin, drawers.
    Metal: parts of the bin, the front of the cooker, Banjo’s cage (the dog), kitchen unit handles.
    Glass: the coffee pot, the clock cover, drinking glasses, the cooker hob, windows.
    Plastic: Daddy’s fiddle case, parts of the bin, the outside of the clock, parts of the fridge, thermometer, cover for homework book, Rubix cube.

    Archie says trees give us “oxygen and they take away all the bad stuff that we don’t need”.

    People of the Rainforest: “the colours and drawings on their skin tell us they are in the same family or tribe. Berries and flowers give them the paint for their skin. Black would be the colour for our family because in the book I saw a man with black crosses on him. They get coloured hats too!”

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      Primary 1

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      WOW! What a lot of hard work you’ve been doing Archie! We’ll need to get you some House Points tomorrow?!

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    Tracy Green

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    Alana

    Wood – doors
    Metal – radiator
    Glass – window
    Plastic – my little pony drinking cup

    Alana said we can’t live without trees as they give us air. ?️?

    The people in the rainforest paint their faces with red and blue…. They use fruit for the paint and it shows that they are rainforest people.

    Our family would be blue as we all love the colour.
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      Primary 1

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      Brilliant work Alana! I think my family would be blue too as I love that colour?! Don’t forget to get lots of House Points tomorrow!

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    Alexandra Dean Macleod

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    Ieuan says the trees give us oxygen to breathe.
    The paint markings show what group they are in! He would like us to be painted orange!!
    Glass- windows, mummy trifle bowl the glasses we use at meal times. Mirrors.
    Wood – inside of the windows, dining table and chairs, my shinty stick
    Metal – the taps, oven doors, radiators our garage door.
    Plastic – baby Zak’s cup, milk carton, ketchup bottle, Ben 10 van my shinty stick.

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      Primary 1

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      What great work Ieuan! You found so many things in your house made from all the different materials – we’ll done YOU! I love the thought of your family being painted orange; I think you’d all look fabulous!! House Points tomorrow, don’t let me forget!

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    Jo

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    Erin says she has the following in her home:
    Glass – Windows and mirrors
    Wood – Table and Chairs
    Metal – Knife, fork and spoons and radiators
    Plastic – Milk bottles & water bottles

    Trees gives us oxygen. She said the logs from the trees go on the fire to keep us warm.

    The tribe men paint their faces red and orange.

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      Primary 1

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      Well done Erin – you found so many things in your house! What colour do you think your family would like to be painted?

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    Alexis

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    Bethan found the following around the house:
    Glass: glasses (that you drink from), glasses (that you see through), mirrors, windows
    Wood: cupboards, chairs, picture frames, mantelpiece
    Metal: fridge, door handles
    Bethan also spotted a mix of materials in Mr Nibbles’ cage: metal bars, plastic tunnel/bottle/wheel, wood chippings

    She says that trees make oxygen, and when I asked her why that was important she said that if we don’t have it in our bodies then we would apparently die.

    People who live in the rainforest paint their skin to show if they are a hunter or to say what tribe they’re from, and they use berries, which they pick and squeeze to make the paint. Our family colours would be a rainbow, as purple used to be her favourite colour but now she loves all colours!

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      Primary 1

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      WOW – you’ve been very busy Bethan! You found so many things in your house made of the different materials, good for YOU!

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    Susan

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    Sam says we couldn’t live without oxygen from the trees ? he says the people who live in the rainforest have different drawings on their skin sometimes depending on the role they carry within the tribe, e.g. a hunter may have tigers on him. He says they find the paint from berries, trees and plants. Sam found his piano made of wood, his glasses are partly made of glass, he found a plastic plate & a metal chair. Sam chose the colour purple to represent our family….because he says he LOVES purple ?

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      Primary 1

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      What a lot of great thinking Sam – remember to get your House Points at school. I think your family would look great all painted purple!

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    Ciara

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    Ciara was full of info on how tress help us to breathe etc and how paper comes from it – she even joked that you’re really wiping your bottom with a tree( ?Only my child would think of this ?) she then asked if I ever lived in the Forrest as I have tattoos ? Ciara found the following materials: Plastic – her water bottle for school
    Wood – mums favourite chair in sittingroom (leather recliner) also some of our flooring and her new bunk beds
    Glass – drinking glass and mirrors
    Metal – forks etc and sweet tin and ladders for the loft

    Our family colours would be red as she said it’s the colour of love – then she stated pink and purple

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      Primary 1

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      WOW- what a lot of work you’ve been doing Ciara! Don’t let me forget to give you your five House Points tomorrow?!

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    Amanda

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    Emily josh says wood-doors, staircase, kitchen table, windows, kitchen cupboards, glass-windows mirrors, glasses, jam jars, metal-bread bin,
    kitchen bin,toaster, microwave, scooter, bike, cutlery, teapot, kettle, plastic-juice bottles, plastic cups, ketchup bottle,?give us oxygen josh says people in rainforest paint there faces with fruit cause it makes them happy,josh wants us to be green or blue he can’t make up his mind lol and Emily wants pink like her room ?

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      Primary 1

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      Brilliant work Josh and Emily! House Points for you both tomorrow- don’t let me forget!

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