Severe Weather Arrangements

In the event of severe weather, the school will only close if it is untenable to remain open, in line with East Dunbartonshire policy. In such circumstances when your child is unable to attend school, please refer to guidelines you have received from your child's class teacher about work they can do at home to progress their learning.

 Below are some websites and activities which the children could work on when unable to attend school -

This website allows you to choose work from a range of subjects and age ranges.
This website has very good resources for studying WW II
This website has activities suited to a range of ages and in a wide variety of curricular areas.
This website is for 4 - 11 year olds allows you to choose which subject area you would like to focus on.
Woodlands Primary have a great choice of topics and subject areas for you to choose from. Try to find something your child is working on.
Resources for maths.
A website with lots of musical resources.
Resources for English.
Resources for Science.
Resources for Road Safety.
Information about Road Safety and Junior Road Safety Officers.
Language activities for younger children.
Maths games.
Resources for learning times tables.
History, Science and other resources.
Spelling Resources.


Early Level (P1)


Young children learn through play and they love nothing more than helping adults around the house.  Why not involve them in things you are doing around the house, ask them questions and turn the experience into practical learning.  


Take advantage of the weather by -


  • Making snowballs -  counting the balls as you go.  How many have we made?  If we make another one how many will there be?  If we add / takeaway some how many will there be?  
  • Dressing for winter - get your child to tell you about all the things you need to wear to keep warm.  They could draw a picture of themselves and their family all dressed up for the weather.  Ask questions for example - Who has the biggest boots? Who has the smallest?
  • Making shapes in the snow - can you make a circle, square etc with a stick or with your footprints in the snow?  Who can make the biggest, smallest?
  • Feeding the birds - Talk about what can be done to help the birds during winter.  Make a fat ball or a seed cake for them.  
  • Freezing and Melting - collect some snow / ice in a container and bring it indoors.  Talk about what happens to it when it heats up.  What happens if we put a bowl of water outside when it is freezing?  
  • Drawing a snowy scene - look out of the window - discuss what can be seen.  Draw or paint a picture or make a collage.  
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First Level (P2 - P4)


Encourage your child to pick from the following activities each day and keep a record of what they have done with evidence to show the teacher on their return to school.  They can be followed in any order.  


  • Making things out of snow - how many different things can you make out of snow?  Be creative!  For example - snow car, rocket, snowman etc
  • Making frozen bubbles -
What You'll Need:


Measuring cup
Soap powder
Hot water
Spoon or whisk
Bubble wand


This is an activity for a cold, cold (below freezing) day when there is no wind in the air.


Start by making a strong bubble solution. Mix 1/2 cup soap powder, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 cups hot water. (This mixture will help the bubbles last longer.)


Take the bubble solution and a bubble wand outside. Blow a bubble, and catch it on the wand.


Let the bubble sit resting on the wand in the cold air. In the below-freezing chill, the bubble will soon freeze into a fragile crystal ball.


  • For more experiments visit 'Winter Experiments' for kids by clicking here.  
  • Write instructions about how to build a snowman and illustrate them.
  • Draw 5 different symmetrical snowflakes.
  • Make up a fitness routine to keep warm during winter.  Include things like jogging, star jumps, leap frogs, hopping etc.  Practice your routine every day.
  • Word maker - how many words can you make using the letters in Winter Wonderland?  10 is good, 20 is very good, 30 is excellent.  
  • Write a winter poem, rap or song
  • Look out of the window and draw a picture of what you see.  Colour with cold wintry colours.  
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Second Level (P5 - P7)


Encourage your child to pick from the following activities each day and keep a record of what they have done with evidence to show the teacher on their return to school.  They can be followed in any order.  


  • You and your family are making a journey and it may snow.  Make a list of what you will need to take to ensure you will be safe.  
  • You are a newspaper reporter.  Write a report on some of the news items you have heard.  Illustrate your information.  
  • Make a map of a main street near where you live.  Draw in as many details as you can.  Don't forget street names and places of interest to you e.g. the park or shop.  
  • Find out about a Scottish hero.  Write and illustrate all you can about your research so that you can give a presentation to your class when you are back in school.  
  • Help an adult with one of the following tasks - dusting, preparing dinner or setting a table.
  • You are an artist.  Look out of your window and draw what you can see.  Remember shape, shade and perspective.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite DVD cover.  Find out the title and names of the main characters.  
  • Look around your house for shapes.  List all the things that you can see that are a square, rectangle, circle, triangle, oval, cube, cuboid, sphere and prism.
  • Measure your height and the heights of everyone in your family in centimetres.  Who is the tallest?  Who is the shortest?
  • Ask an adult to help you make some jelly.  Write about what you had to do and what happened to the jelly before iw was ready to eat.  
  • Write an acrostic poem entitled 'Winter'.  Illustrate your poem.  
  • Make a list of gas, electrical or battery operated equipment you have in your house.
  • Draw a healthy meal.  It must have vegetables, rice, potatoes or pasta, some meat or nuts, a nice healthy drink and some fruit as a pudding.  
  • From memory draw your classroom and all the tables.  Write the children's names at the place they sit and try to remember the wall displays.