The children in Room 3 have been busy having lots of spooky fun this week. We had our own (home grown!) pumpkin patch in class and enjoyed exploring the story of ‘Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan’. We went jumping in leaves after sweeping them up, had lots of fun picking the perfect pumpkin while taking in the sights and smells of the patch then it rolled all the way home! The children particularly liked our very interactive spooky singing session. We have explored lots of interesting toys and objects which might dance, sing, light up or blow bubbles – some amazing visual and auditory tracking has been happening. Halloween messy play was a big hit…we tried out jelly, gloop, spaghetti and rice crispies – some of us even tried it out with our feet! We participated in the school pumpkin carving competition and took great delight in getting hands on with a drill to make a starry night pumpkin. Everyone looked fantastic in their costumes on the big day itself and we even celebrated a Halloween birthday. Well done Room 3 for your very active participation.
Room 6 had great fun trying to make the kite fly on a windy day. Some of us chased the kite and some of us watched from a distance.
Pupils then made their own kites with carrier bags and enjoyed flying these in the playground.
The beginning of summer is upon us! As we head into the final stretches of the school year, everyone should take time to reflect on the highs and lows of the year. What worked? What flopped? How can you improve for next year? What from your old job will you bring to your new one? What must you definitely leave behind?
However, when we take time to reflect on our year and take stock of how we’ve grown and changed, we are more able to acknowledge the gifts of this passage and harvest our own learning for the future.
Let’s find out together our best moments.
Technology is fun!
All children in Room 11 have been participating in language and numeracy lessons and have been encouraged to use technology. Some children in our class use switch to operate a range of educational programmes, some use touch screen to navigate pages and the other ones are really good at using eye gaze to wider their experiences and develop communication skills.
We all like our sessions as they are fun!
Rooms 6 & 7 have been having lots of fun exploring Our Colourful World through both our play and work. We have enjoyed participating in a range of colour matching and sorting activities and enjoyed using the Interactive Board for some tasks. We have also managed to find lots of different colours through our play. We’ve even been using our Pixon boards to choose and chat about colours!
Room 7 have been busy getting into the Scottish spirit in preparation for Burns Night on Friday. We coloured in our own tartan and designed our own unique tartan using the House of Tartan Website on the interactive board (www.houseoftartan.co.uk). We listened to The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson in Scots and enjoyed listening to some of Robert Burns poems as well a variety of Scottish music from groups such as the Corries and the Proclaimers! We can’t wait for our class Burns Supper on Friday afternoon.
As Part of an SQA module and class recycling we are making Eco Bricks this year.
We are going to make the bricks into a table for our summer snacks outside.