To celebrate Save The Children’s Christmas jumper day, the pupil council challenged classes to make real Christmas jumpers using as many recycled or sustainable materials as possible. Room 12 used it as a learning opportunity to “respect other people’s choices”. And I’m sure you will agree the results are fabulous.
Room 16 have been preparing their up-cycled Christmas jumper for Christmas Jumper Day next week. We made a Christmas tree template and stuck it onto our jumper then used our hands to paint on with green for the tree, red and yellow for the baubles and lights then we used a pom-pom to bad some gold sparkly paint for the star on top. When we peeled off the template we could see our beautiful tree! It gave us the opportunity to practise turn taking as we had to work one at a time on our jumper. We are excited to display it for all our friends to see and to see the other classes creativity with their eco-friendly jumpers.
The first pupil council activity this term was based on Halloween activities. Each class carved a pumpkin for the pumpkin patch display. Well done to Room 9 for having the strongest muscles to carve out a traditional Jack’o’latern from a neep! We have also been growing pumpkins in the playground since before the summer holidays. They look fab. Each class were asked to choose a song for the Halloween virtual disco.
Next month we will be considering “What’s your favourite thing about November?” Is it the feel of wooly hats or listening to the fizz bang pop of fireworks? Maybe its the smell of baking Christmas cakes?
Orchard Brae Pupil Council have organised a Christmas jumper day in school on Friday 13th December. This is just for fun – no need for any donations.
Staff and pupils, feel free to wear a something festive – it doesn’t have to be a jumper, all Christmas clothing and accessories are welcome!
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 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.
In October the Pupil Council met and discussed options for a whole school Halloween Activity.
The options were to have a Halloween disco, design a pumpkin or do both. After a whole school vote pupils chose to do both. A picture graph was used to share the results of the vote.
Caroline judged the pumpkin competition and decided that everyone was a winner as they were all unique and individual.
This was followed by the Halloween disco which was enjoyed by all.