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Assemblies In Drum Department

The pupils in Drum have been meeting every Monday morning for assembly.  We sit together in a circle and are becoming used to the routine.  We start by saying hello before singing favourite songs the classes bring.  We then explore a theme or story before finishing our assembly and saying goodbye.

Last week we explored Burns Night.  We dressed up in tartan, had a little taste of shortbread and oatcakes, sang Scottish songs and had a wee ceilidh!

This week we learnt about Chinese New Year and tried on some clothes, looked at artefacts, did some movement and then did a dragon dance.  We opened up some fortune cookies and shared what they told us!  Our youngest pupils in the school are in Drum and there is lots of learning in a busier environment where it is less predictable and noisier than our classrooms.  On top of that we get out of our seats to dance and are learning to return to them so well.

 

We have a great time learning together and there’s lots more assembly fun ahead!

Orchard Brae Clothing Exchange

Thanks to everyone that has sent in items for our Clothing Exchange. Please remember that you’re welcome to pop in and browse any time. It’s a great way to save money and help the planet by passing things on that our children and young people have grown out of.

We’ve got clothing in a wider range of sizes now. All sizes of clothing are welcome as our pupils go from age 3-18.

Room 5 Trip to BA Store

Today we enjoyed a fantastic trip to BA Stores.

When we first arrived at BA Stores we enjoyed a short walk around the Christmas display. The boys enjoyed looking at the Christmas characters and had a wee biscuit and drink.

We then enjoyed a great tractor ride around the farm track. This was particularly fun because we love the Barefoot book “Driving my Tractor.” The boys were so happy bumping along the road.

We then returned to the store and had the opportunity to meet Santa. The boys waited patiently in the line and got to meet the Big Guy himself. Together we met Santa who gave each boy a small toy and Christmas sweetie.

We had a wonderful time at BA Stores, their generosity and kindness to our class demonstrated the true spirit Christmas.

Merry Christmas from Room 5!

Uniform Exchange: Save money and help the environment!

We are pleased to announce that we now have a Uniform Exchange in the front reception area of Orchard Brae. We have a small stock of clothing at present including footwear, trousers, school sweatshirts and polo shirts. We also have some bodysuits in smaller sizes. Free sanitary products will be available at all times.

You are welcome to come in and browse at any time, taking what you need for your child.

Donations of clothing (footwear, outdoor jackets or trousers, school uniform) are welcome and can be sent in with your child – please pop a note into the diary so that we know they are for the Uniform Exchange. Our pupils are aged 3 – 18, so all sizes are welcome including adult sizes.

Let’s help ourselves by saving money and passing on clothes that our children have outgrown, and help the environment too by re-using good clothing.

Room 5’s ‘Frozen’ Christmas Outing

On Wednesday, everyone in room 5 enjoyed a fantastic end of term Christmas trip to the Vue Cinema to see Frozen 2.

We enjoyed watching this new story about Anna and Elsa unfold.

This was our second trip to the cinema and the boys did really well tolerating the new and different sounds and lights in the cinema.

We are looking forward to the New Year and planning more exciting class outings.

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.

Christmas Fair: 30th November 2019

Room 12 are holding another doll raffle, to be drawn at the Christmas Fair on 30th November 2019, all proceeds to Orchard Brae.

Included in the prize is a beautiful wicker basket bed, bedding, the doll and several outfits – from a bride’s dress, to clown’s outfit to pyjamas and matching dressing gown and more. Doll donated and bedding and outfits beautifully made by the mum of one of Room 12’s class teachers.

Tickets to win all this are £1! Come and see us at the fair to buy your ticket!

There will also be many dolly clothes at our stall available to buy separately. These are unique, handmade and better than any dolls clothes you’ll see in the shops!

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.