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.
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.
There had previously been a link shared to view our amazing Makaton choir’s performance on Reporting Scotland. Unfortunately the BBC iplayer link is no longer available, however you can now view the video below!
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!
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.
Room 4 recently enjoyed a visit to the Central Library in Aberdeen. While they were there they took part in a multi-sensory story time session and everyone had a fantastic time.
Thank you to the library staff for hosting this session for us!
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.
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.