• Bobath Scotland

    Bobath Scotland

    Bobath Scotland are launching a new project called 'Right Start'.  The project is aimed at families of children between the...
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    Newsletter

    Newsletter

    It's been a busy term at Orchard Brae.  Have a look at our newsletter to see what's been happening! We...
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    City Moves Dancelive Festival

    City Moves Dancelive Festival

    As part of the Citymoves Dance Agency Dancelive Festival, Indepen-dance, an award winning inclusive dance company based in Glasgow for disabled...
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    Aberdeen Play Forum

    Aberdeen Play Forum

    Aberdeen Play Forum have a range of free activities happening across the city during the October holidays. There is no...
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    October Holiday Camp

    October Holiday Camp

    Book your places now for the Active Schools ASN October holiday camp at Orchard Brae School. Places are free for Orchard...
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    A Busy Term in Room 15

    A Busy Term in Room 15

    This has been a busy term in Room 15, with lots of new experiences! We have lots of fun with...
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    Work Experience in Room 19

    Room 19 follow a very practical programme to develop life skills and independence. This term we have young people out...
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    Exploring Movement In Room 2

    Exploring Movement In Room 2

    Visit To The Duthie Park As part of our moving world topic this term, we have been exploring different ways...
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    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2019

    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2019

    As a school we feel that it is very important for our students to support others within the wider community...
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    Moving Science in Room 14

    Moving Science in Room 14

    Room 14 have been honing their scientific and research skills.  We have been investigating things that move and what makes...
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Bobath Scotland

Bobath Scotland are launching a new project called ‘Right Start’.  The project is aimed at families of children between the ages of 2 and 6 with cerebral palsy.  Applications to participate can be sent to the projectcoordinator@bobath.scot

 

Applications are also open for Adult Outreach Therapy & Support, run in conjunction with Cerebral Palsy Scotland.  For further information, please email projectcoordinator@bobath.scot

Newsletter

It’s been a busy term at Orchard Brae.  Have a look at our newsletter to see what’s been happening!

We hope all our pupils, their families and staff have a happy holiday and we look forward to seeing you all again on the 28th.

City Moves Dancelive Festival

As part of the Citymoves Dance Agency Dancelive Festival, Indepen-dance, an award winning inclusive dance company based in Glasgow for disabled and non-disabled people will be performing as well as hosting a workshop. Their artistic approach is to ensure the arts and dance in particular, is inclusive, and that disabled children, young people and adults are fully included in the creative process of making performing and being an audience for dance.

The tickets for the show are £12.00 (£9.00 Concession) and the tickets for Workshops are £5.00. If you book both together it would be £15.00 (£10.00 Concession).
To Book Email: emma.saddington@citymoves.org.uk

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | The Anatomy Rooms | 5pm
111 (one hundred and eleven) is a powerful duel between two exceptional dancers as they explore their different strengths and vulnerabilities.
Dance/Theatre/Aerial
Created and performed by Joel Brown and Eve Mutso

Sunday, October 20th | Schoolhill Studio | 11.00 and 12.30
Inclusive Dance Workshop from Indepen-dance
11.00-12.00, For under 16 years of age.
12.30-13.30, For over 16 years of age.

Our workshops are designed to provide the participants with an introduction to inclusive dance and creative movement, our experienced dance workshop leaders will share their skills, knowledge and insight into inclusive dance practice for groups with diverse abilities and will involve the workshop participants in a typical Indepen-dance creative movement workshop.
The creative movement workshop will be practical, stimulating, physical and should be good fun.

You can find all the details on:
https://www.citymoves.org.uk/dancelive/

Aberdeen Play Forum

Aberdeen Play Forum have a range of free activities happening across the city during the October holidays. There is no need to book, just turn up and enjoy. However, if you would like more information, please contact Melanie Jaffrey on the contact details in the posters below

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A Busy Term in Room 15

This has been a busy term in Room 15, with lots of new experiences!

We have lots of fun with messy learning in Room 15. In our Secondary Department, all S1-S3 pupils complete the ASDAN New Horizons course – we have begun with building our communication of key information about ourselves.  We have hidden under blankets and revealed ourselves when our name is called (activating a switch talker to announce “I’m here!”), we have practiced our Makaton signs for our names (and those of our friends) and (best of all!) located our photos in sensory resources and written our names in mixed media.

We’ve also introduced bucket time to Room 15. This activity looks to build focused attention – and it seems we’re more focused the messier it gets!  We have used bucket time to build our spontaneous communication too – ready, steady and … “go!”

We have been using intensive interaction to build our communication skills in a variety of different contexts – we’re speaking and using more signs since the start of the year already!

We have been working a lot on life skills, particularly road safety. We use our eyes and ears to look out for traffic, and use our communication devices to say when to stop and when to go.

We have also begun to explore using talking mats to share our thoughts about our day – what we liked, what we didn’t like, and what we’re not sure about. On the whole, we’re liking our school day!

Exploring Movement In Room 2

Visit To The Duthie Park

As part of our moving world topic this term, we have been exploring different ways in which our bodies can move and make other things move. We had great fun at Duthie Park moving and playing with the equipment. We used lots of different forces such as pushing, pulling and twisting to move ourselves and things around us.

You can see in the picture that we were really excited when we stood very still and the frog moved out of the water to say hello!

We have also been learning about how to travel in and out with school safely both on our feet and on school transport. You can see that we really enjoy sitting on the bus with our seat belts fastened and ready to go!

Movement through Art

We have been further exploring cause and effect of forces and movement in art where we have been moving different materials to make pieces of art. We had great fun moving toy vehicles through paint to create some interesting track patterns.

Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2019

As a school we feel that it is very important for our students to support others within the wider community and in some cases, some of the most deprived countries in the world.  Following on from this, the staff and students in Howes Hoose are organising the Rotary Shoebox Appeal this year.

You do not have to send in any money and we are not asking for families to fill a shoebox but rather send in donations from the list shown below.   This will allow our students to organise and fill the shoeboxes in school.  We have found in previous years that the best way is to buy a multi-pack of an item and we will divide these up between boxes.  The items do not have to be expensive and could be things you have at home which you no longer want, so long as they are in good condition.

If you could please send donations in by Friday 1st November to allow the students time to pack them up ready for collection on the 8th November so they can be distributed in time for Christmas.

Thank you once again for your amazing support.

 

Moving Science in Room 14

Room 14 have been honing their scientific and research skills.  We have been investigating things that move and what makes them move.  Earlier in the term we investigated wind power.  We tried blowing some things over and found that the hairdryer could blow harder than we could.  We decided that we did not want to stay in a windy hurricane town as it was dangerous.

We also looked at whether the shape of something made it easier to move.  We experimented with things we found in school.  The pen rolled if you took the cap off but not with the cap on. The scooter rolled when upright but not if we put it in it’s side. The box of tissues did not roll but the tumbler did.  We found a tyre in our playground and we all had fun rolling it.