Room 18 has been enjoying PE outside this term. We have been developing our ball and racquet skills by performing various drills. Our tennis skills are developing nicely.
Room 14 have been enjoying creating music with Drake Music Scotland using technology. We have been learning skills in taking turns and working together as well as mastering different musical technologies including Garageband, Thumbjam and Soundbeam.
Wembley here we come!
Room 17 have been combining our work on reusing and recycling with our numeracy work looking at shapes. We’ve reused lots of empty packaging to make big building blocks. This has given us a great opportunity to explore 3D shapes. Some of us thought the best bit was knocking down our towers and some of us enjoyed the smells from the packaging. We also reused empty bottles and old newspapers to make a skittles game. We had lots of fun playing skittles.
Room 12 had a great time picking brambles and making jam. Pupils used the bread maker to cook the jam. Pupils also made their own labels before taking their jar of jam home to share.
Last year, Room 19 entered the ‘My Place Photography Competition’. Pupils were encouraged through the competition to explore their surroundings and share photographs. Room 19’s photos are being displaying in a public exhibition, you can see their photos here:
The group took photos in school and out in the community using iPads.
I am sure you will agree there are some fantastic photos in the group.
Well done to all
Over the last few weeks classes have been exploring water in Outdoor Education lessons. We have poured, splashed, sprayed, puddled about and giggled. Everyone found a way to play with water that they enjoyed. Throwing large bucket of water around the playground and watching it fall and then make a loud splat noise was the grand finale for most classes. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed playing with water.
Room 16 have been working hard learning to use the toaster in class. We are enjoying the smells, tastes and sounds of the crunchy toast. Some of our class have been using their toasting skills to work towards an SQA award Using General Household Electrical Appliances.
Room 15 have been incredibly busy these last few weeks! Alongside building relationships and establishing routines, we’ve also been hard at work.
We’ve launched ourselves into our ASDAN projects – exploring friendship for PSE as we get to know our classmates, and planning a social event for our Transition Challenge work (ASDAN work is a legitimate reason for an end of term party, no?). We’ve used technology to vote for our social activity and prepare a music playlist, and we’ve made decorations. We’ll be continuing to build on this over the coming weeks.
We’ve had bucket time sessions where we build our focused attention skills. It has been brilliant to see the progress our class are already making with focusing on the bucket. Check out the rainbows we painted for our first stage four activity (independent work task)!
We’ve also introduced a life skills session to our timetable, where we’ve been sharing responsibility for our classroom and increasing independence with skills relating to cleaning and tidying up.
Last week we made the most of the fabulous weather and took our snack outside – a lovely opportunity to enjoy those friendships we’ve been building since we came back.
The boys of Room 14 have settled back to school well but our classroom was a wee bit boring.
So what to do?
Create some art and make the class our own. Here are some pictures of the boys creating their very own coats of arms to decorate the class and make it their own.
They have also been busy picking, planting and watering the tatties in the polytunnel so tasty tattie treats are on the way!
This week some of the pupils have explored the potatoes we grew at school and have experienced making potato salad or paprika wedges with them.
They used all of their senses to and some pupils were able to use skills such as cutting and stirring.