Is the Dentist Like a Superhero?


Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Wonder Woman uses her superhuman strength, speed, and ability to fly to beat the bad guys, while heroes like Batman and Iron Man rely on state-of-the-art inventions to help them join the fight against evil—even though they’re just ordinary people. What if we told you a dentist has more in common with superheroes than you might think?

Room 8 organised the Project ”What makes someone a superhero?” to help our pupils to boost their enthusiasm for trips to the dentist.

We used these ways to highlight that a dentist is like a superhero.

1) The dentist role-playing taught us to protect ourselves by flossing and brushing our teeth.

2) This role helped kids fall in love with science and dentistry. Many superheroes, like The Flash and Iron Man, were scientists or inventors before they started fighting crime. They inspire kids to love science and stand up for good throughout their comic series and movies. Our fun tooth decay experiment with eggshells was all about teeth and how to keep them healthy. First, we talked about how important it is to brush our teeth every day and then chatted about foods that are good for teeth and foods that aren’t.

Sugary, sticky food is not suitable for teeth as it sticks to the surface. Bacteria then break down the sugar to make acid which can damage teeth.

3)We summarised that dentists support kids with healthy smiles they’re happy to show off.

We also learned that we don’t need special powers if we’d also like to be a superhero. Like a dentist, we can start conquering plaque by brushing and brushing and flossing our teeth regularly at home. 

At your next appointment, your dentist will see how healthy your teeth look and know that you’re a dental superhero in training!

Keeping Busy In Room 18

In room 18 we have participating in lots of varied activities outside and inside the school.

We have been going on nature walks in the vicinity of the school and encountered a couple of young deer grazing in a field.

We have also been experimenting with light shows in different classes. The students especially liked participating and interacting with the “Magic Carpet”.

Why not visit the art gallery this weekend…..

Soundplay Projects (www.soundplayprojects.com) work across sculpture, installation, music and sound art to make inclusive and accessible audio-visual artworks and music. Come along and play, communicate and express yourself with movement, rhythm, sound and light. This event is open to all and is especially suitable for families who have children with additional support needs. 

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/AAGM/whats-aberdeen-art-galleries-and-museums/soundplay-north-east

https://www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com/shows/soundplay-dome/

Soundplay North East

Saturday 12–Sunday 13 November 
Art Gallery, free (last admission 30 mins before closing) 

Soundplay Projects (www.soundplayprojects.com) work across sculpture, installation, music and sound art to make inclusive and accessible audio-visual artworks and music. Come along and play, communicate and express yourself with movement, rhythm, sound and light. This event is open to all and is especially suitable for families who have children with additional support needs 

Soundplay Lab 
(Learning Space, ground floor) 
Expect a noisy exploration of light and sound where a cardboard box can make otherworldly sounds, or a bike wheel generates techno beats! Explore and control different devices at your own pace, use your voice to activate psychedelic animations and build amazing instruments with playdoh, tinfoil and fruit.  

Drop-in sessions will take place on:  

Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm 
and 
Sunday at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm 

No need to book . Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Signwave Installation  
(Seminar Room, top floor) 
Play with ambient sound and LED light to create hypnotic music with Signwave, an interactive plywood sculpture.  
Supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding  

Visiting Aberdeen Art Gallery

By local bus 
Lots of local buses stop on Union street and the Gallery is a short walk along Belmont Street. The closest bus stops are outside His Majesty’s Theatre, on Blackfriars Street and Schoolhill.  
https://www.firstgroup.com/aberdeen/plan-journey/journey-planner/ 

Parking

There are 4 blue badge on-street car parking spaces outside Aberdeen Art Gallery.

The nearest car park is the NCP at Harriet Street, the Bon Accord shopping centre or Denburn.
https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/roads-transport-and-parking/parking/find-car-park

Access

  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs welcome 
  • Lift to all floors and level access to all spaces 
  • Changing Places Toilet on Level 2 
  • Power-assisted wheelchairs welcome 
  • Large print labels, magnifiers and portable stools are available 
  • Induction hearing loops at the Welcome Desk, ground-floor café servery, Cowdray Hall and Learning Space. Portable hearing system also available.  
  • Quiet Time is on a Monday afternoon 
  • Our staff have taken part in Dementia Friends training 
  • We are part of the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme

Winter Reminder

As we head into the winter months, please find below a general reminder of illnesses in school.

Due to the increased vulnerability of our Pupils, we must all take extra precautions when dealing with potential infectious illnesses.

If you feel your child/young person is unwell, please contact the school to check before sending them on to transport.

If your child has required paracetamol/Ibuprofen, please contact the school before putting them on transport.

Pupil Escorts will be encouraged to contact the school if they feel that your child is in any way unwell, so please be patient and understanding.

Other Information

For cough/colds/respiratory illnesses – Please keep your child at home if the following applies:

· coughs where the child young person is unable to perform cough etiquette in the infectious period.

· Runny noses – Green/yellow or constant runny nose.

For Diarrhoea and vomiting

• Please ensure that 48 hours has passed between the last episode of vomiting and or loose bowel movement

If your child/young person has a regular cough/vomits/diarrhoea or paracetamol/ibuprofen for medical reasons, please ensure that the school have been informed of any condition. Otherwise, normal exclusions will apply.

Looking For Autumn In Room 2

In Room 2 we love to go out in the community for nature walks, exploring the world around us and how things change with the seasons.

This week we enjoyed exploring the signs of autumn.

We found some conkers and enjoyed playing with their spiky shells before cracking them open to find the shiny, brown conker inside.

We also enjoyed collecting leaves that had changed colour from green to yellow, red and brown.

We took some back to class to investigate their texture and smell.

Adventures with Supertato in Room 10

Room 10 have been very busy immersing themselves in this term’s book study, Supertato!

Week one we introduced ourselves to Supertato with Super Squad, with a birthday cake themed playdough for sensory play and a birthday themed bucket time. We introduced story massage and found this has positively supported engagement in story activities for our class – any Room 10 families wanting to try this at home can find lots of resources on our class Google Classroom.

Week 2 we explored the original Supertato story, with Evil Pea playdough sensory play, bouncing and spinning movement activities and lots of messy jelly fun for our Monday literacy session. Our Monday sessions have seen us teaming up with Room 9, which is a fab opportunity for us to practice our social skills with a larger group of friends.

Week 3 we checked out Supertato: Books Are Rubbish, creating masterpieces with glow in the dark paint, built and knocked down towers, engaged in torch play, glow sticks and light up toys for bucket time, and a jelly obstacle course for stage three (shifting attention and turn-taking), which wasn’t anywhere near as messy as it could have been!

Last week we had a bubble exploration session with veggies hiding in the foam, bubble blowing art, bubble wrap art, bubble popping movement activities and bubble sensory play. We even had a bubble themed bucket time! This gave some fabulous opportunities to not only explore this week’s Supertato story, Bubbly Troubly, but also gave us a chance to explore core communication skills (MORE bubbles please!) and practice regulation skills (relaxed breathing with blowing bubbles). Not to mention lots of fun!

All of this is alongside the focused efforts on settling in to a new class and building relationships with others around us. We’ve had some great fun with our Friday jam sessions with Room 9, we suspect the fun could be heard for some distance but that’s just part of the fun – we’ve been making friends, exploring rhythm and practicing our early signing skills.

Where will our Supertato adventures take us next? Watch this space …

How To Catch A Star With Room 8

‘How To Catch A Star’ by Oliver Jeffers

Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? It is enough to make a boy want to give up! Yet sometimes we discover things aren’t where, or what, we expect them to be.

The pupils in Room 8 decided the boy is a superhero, followed him through the story and admired his persistence in making his dream a reality. We learned from him being inventive as him in his attempts to catch a star, waiting from sunrise to sunset for a star to appear. We all also appreciated his patience and determination.

We went further and experimented how to power a spaceship with just a drop of hand wash liquid.

So, during Science, we cut a rocket shape out of a carton with a little space for the ‘engine’. When we added a drop of soap in the hole, it pushed the water out, backwards. The water moved out the back of the rocket and pushed it forward.

Fun, fun, fun!

Exploring ‘Stickman’ In Room 5

Room 5 have been reading ‘Stickman’ by Julia Donaldson and have been busy creating a ‘family tree’ display in the classroom. We have used a variety of materials to create the tree such as paint and crayons. This allowed us to experiment with these materials and experience the way they feel. We also went for a walk and collected leaves, then made leaf rubbings for the tree.