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 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!
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 5 had a busy morning, visiting our local library at Northfield.
When we arrived, we spent some time exploring the library. We really liked the computers and colouring in table! We then met the librarian who gave us a library card for our class and we chose some books to take back to school.
We can’t wait for our next visit to the library.
Everyone enjoyed the Potted Sports organised by our PE Department on Wednesday. Thank you to everyone involved for the hard work that went into this, including our Howes Hoose pupils who supported at the stations. We all had a great time moving around in our class groups, finishing up with a running ‘marathon’ for any Secondary pupils wishing to participate. They were well supported by those opting to spectate.
Room 5 have been on a very exciting class trip to Aberdeen Airport.
We all have a fantastic time! We got to go through security, go onto a plane and sit in the pilots seat, drive down the runway, visit the fire station and spray the water hose and of course see lots of planes and helicopters take off and land. George and Ali at Aberdeen Airport were brilliant tour guides!!!
Room 5 worked really hard last term. As an end of term treat they went to Innoflate. Everyone had lots of fun, staff included, and enjoyed the slides, jumping around and playing on the big bubble. We were all very hungry after our play session so enjoyed a relaxed lunch in Burger King. We have all settled back really well this week too.
The pupils in Room 16 have been working hard on our Ragbag project for 18 months now. We are delighted to confirm that we have raised approximately £900 for the school fund (that’s more than 2 tonnes of clothing that have been saved from landfill!).
Rag bag is a Scottish textile and clothing recycling scheme. Items are graded according to their quality at their premises in Falkirk. Wearable items are sent to developing countries as 2nd hand clothing, items which may have been torn or damaged recycled and become carpet underlay or industrial cleaning cloths or even mattress lining. Either way they are kept from landfill.
There are 3 collection schemes, 1: send bags home, 2: inside collection bin (at school front office) and 3: external collection bin. We are proud to say that we have all 3 schemes in operation.
We collect clothes, pairs of shoes, belts and bags.
So this Spring, as you clear out your winter wardrobe, feel free to fill a bag of rags for us!
Room 5 went on a trip to ASDA to buy the ingredients to make bird feeders. We made them using nuts, lard and seeds. They were very smelly and felt slimy!!
We took them down to the duck pond and hung them from the trees for the birds. We hope they enjoy them!!!