Thanks to all parents, carers and partners for supporting the Orchard Brae Futures Event last week. It was great to be back in person for this annual event and there was a lovely buzz in the hall as you took the opportunity to network and chat informally to the providers in attendance. The presentation from the event is below. Feel free to get in touch if you wish to discuss anything further.
Last week it was Maths Week across Scotland. We asked classes to share work that they had been doing in Maths and Numeracy. Thank you to our Primary colleagues for sharing some of the lovely learning they engaged in.
We had a great time last week at our Super Hero Sports Day! In all honesty, we’re not sure who enjoyed the day more – pupils or staff? Thanks to Salvi for putting together this ThingLink so that we can relive the fun that we had. To access, follow the link (https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1463847446361669634) or scan the QR code:
In all this hot weather we have been experimenting with cool summer treats. The flavoured iced tea did not go down well with pupils. Shouts of “disgusting” and “Gads” were heard all down the corridor. Making our own ice cream went marginally better until we burst the bag and the salt mixed with the ice cream mixture. So the following week we just got ice cream from the supermarket! IF you want to try making your own ice-cream follow the link here:
Happy summer holidays everyone! May your holidays be filled with ice-cream!
This week we had the opportunity to say a fond farewell to our school leavers from both Session 2020-21 and last year, Session 2019-20. Due to the current restrictions that we’re operating under we were unable to have the send off we’d hoped for, but we made the best of it in true Orchard Brae style. Our Howes Hoose team and former Howes Hoose staff went out and about on a delivery run. Then we had a virtual Leavers’ Ceremony online to celebrate the success of all of our Leavers. A great effort from everyone involved. Thank you!
Rooms 18, 19 and Howes Hoose celebreated our leavers’ with a summer barbecue in the Howes Hoose garden. We had a great time eating sausages and burgers and we even ate some salad! A lovely way to send off the young people who are leaving us at the end of the week. We had lots of fun!
What happened if you mix music, pasta, and a huge drum?
Turns out, pasta can dance!
Room 14 found out during our Pasta Extravaganza.
We attached loudspeakers to the underside of a large drum covered in pasta and used the computer to create music. The boys all did really well and enjoyed feeling the vibrations through the drum and watching the pasta dance.
Booking goes live at 1 pm today for the ASN Summer Holiday Camp at Orchard Brae. Any families wishing to attend the summer holiday camp activities must book places due to Covid restrictions. Numbers for activities are limited so we would encourage early booking.
To book slots for your family, please follow the Eventbrite link: