Oaklands Home Learning

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Welcome back to our Home Learning page!

As was the case back in March, we have lots of simple, fun, interactive activities you can do with your children.

We start everyday with ‘Circle’ so that’s as good a place as any to start. Thank you to Jacqueline and all of Rowan Class for putting this together.

We hope to hear you all singing along soon!

We’d love for you to get in touch with your photos and videos.

If you’re happy for us to share you can tag us on Twitter (@Team_Oaklands) or you can email Morna or me.

Let’s hope we’re all back safe and well together at Oaklands soon.

With love and best wishes to you all,

Morna, Rebecca and all of Team Oaklands


Days of the Week Song

Art activity pasta flowers

Art activity bottle shaker

New! Spring Trees

New! https://vimeo.com/507227097 The Storm! with Angela and Jacqueline

New! https://vimeo.com/497672710 Poogle the Polar Bear with Ele!

New! https://vimeo.com/497970815 A Snowy Walk in the Pentlands with Nora!

New! Art activity Winter tree model

New! Art activity Fun with flour

New! Stars Music Massage

New! Music with Matt!  (Matt will be hosting Music with Matt on Wednesday at 2.30. Check your emails for an invite!)

New! The Story of the Oaklands Pirates

New! What Shall we do with the Oaklands Pirates?

 The Oaklands Mile at Home (Week 2) 


The Oaklands Mile at Home

 50 ways to experience outdoors at Oaklands


MOVE_Pack Oaklands

A Winter Owl Story for home


 Rocket to the Stars rap

 Plastic Faces – Home Learning

Plastic Bottles – Home Learning

Nature Art – Home Learning

Home is Where the Art is!

Drake Music Scotland Resources

My Kind of Story – Sensory Stories and Rhymes by Ailie Finlay

Outdoor Learning Week

 Birds – home learning

Flower art 1

Weather – home learning

Growing Seeds

Pop-Up Pocket Garden Competition

08.05.20 Oaklands Crafty Birds – Holyrood Challenge

01.05.20 Oaklands Spring Time Garden Birds Holyrood Challenge

Oaklands School Wake up to Spring Time (Holyrood Challenge)

Supporting Communication during Social Distancing

Song Signifiers

Messy Play

Alice in Wonderland (massage slides)

Qigong for the Classroom

A Squash and A Squeeze (Sensory Story)

Core Words Follow-Up

Sensory Online Games

From Music Meg:


ABC Music online resource that is already used in school so most pupils will be familiar with the songs/activities.

Email: oaklands

Password: oaklands

Click on Key Worker sign in > then click on Activities and explore the pieces of the jigsaw.


CBeebies – Watch and Sing activities.


Some really nice animations and videos that explore music, sound and song.


BBC Ten Pieces – specially designed resources for children and young people with additional needs.


BBC Ten Pieces – music in different styles which could be nice for background music or for watching the animations.


Music and Movement activities with great music and lovely animations.


BBC Bring The Noise – new songs to learn with actions for early years pupils.


BBC Bring The Noise – ideas for how to make your own musical instruments at home!


Spotify – if you have a Spotify account, this is a playlist of popular Disney sing-along songs! (74 songs will keep you singing for a while!)


YouTube – an endless selection of Disney sing-along songs here too!

Simple cause and effect games:   https://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page/?title=Switch+%2F+Touch+Screen+Videos&pid=231

How to make sensory bags:


Lots of relaxing music and videos on Youtube an example one when setting up ‘Snoozelan’ type space:


Stimulating patterns/ music:


Ideas for creating simple sensory spaces :


2 Examples of a sensory story:



How to make a sensory story – some examples;


Repetitive, lovely songs – can be made interactive and engaging videos :


If you have an iPad at home the following apps are really fun ways to create and explore making music (some apps are free but some may charge for the download):

    • Loopimal – really fun and addictive! Each character moves in time with a beat, you move the coloured shapes into place and the music develops and the character dances! You can add more characters to the screen so they all make music and dance together 🙂
    • SoundPrism – creates sounds and chords by touching the coloured screen.
    • Beatwave – touch the rectangles on the screen and it creates sounds, beats and colour responses.
    • EasyBeats – touch the shapes and it creates melodies, you can record and listen back, and you can change the colours too.
    • Virtual instrument apps:
    • Xylophone
    • Real Drum
    • Real Guitar
    • Real Piano
    • Real Ukulele

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