Basketball Coaching Clinic

One of our Senior pupils from Howes Hoose has been very busy this morning.

He participated in a basketball coaching clinic at Oldmachar Academy run by Active Schools.  This clinic was open to teachers, senior pupils, coaches and volunteers and designed to give them an overview of how to structure basketball sessions along with offering a range of activity ideas, drills and practices.

We can’t wait for him to put these new skills he has learned into practice in school!

 

Room 5 Visit The Cinema

The boys in room 5 enjoyed a class trip to Vue Cinema to see Wonder Park. Through “Into Film 2019” we got free tickets for everyone and when we got to the cinema we basically had it all to ourselves.

For some of the class, this was their first trip to the cinema and they all did really well, focusing on the movie and staying for the duration. It was a fantastic day and one which we all really enjoyed and we look forward to returning again.

Out On The Bus With Room 6/7

Room 6 and 7 enjoyed an outing on Public transport last week.

We boarded the bus at the terminus and eagerly awaited its departure.  We took the bus to the local shops to buy some supplies for our class snack.  We are looking forward to making this a weekly event.

 

APA and Drake Music Classes

Aberdeen Performing Arts are opening up a new Everyone Can Play class for those with Additional Support Needs in association with drake Music.  The sessions are free so drop in on Wed 13th Nov, 5.30-7.30pm at Tutti Studio, Music Hall. Come along for a fun, relaxed session with Drake Music Scotland and learn to play together. Suggested age group, 10-18 years old.

A Busy Week In Room 5

Room 5 have been very busy this week exploring Our World Of Movement.

On Monday the pupils were learning how to make a Tornado in a bottle.

We filled a plastic bottle with cold water and added some washing up liquid and glitter.

We then worked together to shake the bottle in a circular motion creating a water vortex that looks just like a tornado.

 

On Wednesday, we enjoyed a trip to the Maritime Museum to investigate our World of Movement. The boys enjoyed walking around the museum and looking at the large boat displays. There was a large scale display of an Oil rig which was very interesting but the boys enjoyed looking out at the views of Aberdeen harbour the most. The boats were huge!

Halloween Fun at the Pupil Council Disco

The pupil council decided they wanted a Halloween disco and a pumpkin carving competition on Halloween. We enjoyed a whole school disco, with all the tunes being selected in advance by the pupils.  There were lots of fantastic costumes too.

Room 12 Experience Halloween

Room 12 have enjoyed celebrating Halloween. We have explored the insides of pumpkin, tolerating and experiencing the different textures, the bright colour and the smell.

We used paint to decorate our pumpkin, mixing the colours and using different sponges and brushes to create texture and colour.

We experienced the school Halloween disco. Some of us chose to dress up, whilst others enjoyed the lights and music.  There was a fun atmosphere.

Santa Parade

Our local Dobbies (Aberdeen) on the Lang Stracht is hosting a Parade for Santa’s arrival on Sunday 24th November at 11am. The short Parade will start from our warehouse and move round to the Main entrance door all on flat ground, led by Pipers and drummers, Santa, Dobbie our Reindeer character, 2 donkeys (real ones), and dancers.
 
They would like to invite some children from the school to join the parade. If your child would like to join in please let us know and we can pass the information onto Dobbies.

BBC Reporting Scotland – Makaton Choir

In case you missed our wonderful Makaton choir on BBC Reporting Scotland last night, you can download it using the link below (we’re on 22 minutes into the program).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0009y3j/reporting-scotland-evening-news-29102019?fbclid=IwAR2X5AqXNbx7Za1lZxYNVxxjNArUcHqaMvI3SnwzMAfuH7moMUuo0EzXnVQ