Pupils and staff had an amazing time performing our unique sensory piece ‘Season’s Change’, created in collaboration with Aberdeen Performing Arts, at the Lemon Tree earlier this month. We would once again like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported us and joined in the fun.
We were fortunate enough to have had a professional photographer there documenting the evening and we are delighted to share their images with you.
Aberdeen City Libraries are launching a new initiative called ‘Aberdeen Reads’ over the summer holidays. The challenge runs right over the summer and replaces the reading challenge which has been promoted over recent years.
There are incentives to read at least 6 minutes every day, mini-challenges and an invitation for the whole family to join in.There are also a range of events taking place at libraries across the city (places must be booked in advance).
Furtherinformation can be found using the link below:
Last night a group of pupils from across the school performed their piece, Seasons’ Change in the Lemon Tree Studio as part of Aberdeen Performing Arts ‘Light The Blue’ festival.
The pupils (along with some friends who unfortunately couldn’t make the performance) and staff members have worked extremely hard throughout a series of workshops in school, where we worked collaboratively with Kate from Aberdeen Performing Arts, class teacher Jessica and Emmeline our music therapist, in order to create our final performance.
There has been lots of fun along the way as everyone fully engaged their senses to develop a piece of drama which allowed the cast members and audience to move through the seasons. We used a wide range of stimuli and there were lots of surprises along the way.
All of the pupils were a true credit to themselves and the school in last night’s performance and the audience’s participation was fantastic. We are so proud of everyone involved and would like to thank them all for all their hard work and effort in performing a truly magical and unique performance.
We have a new Makaton Word of the fortnight and our new focus is…NO/DON’T.
Negatives (words like ‘don’t’ and ‘no’) are an important part of language and our students benefit from these being modelled when learning to use negatives themselves. However, we do recognise that they can be tricky when used as part of behaviour management. Using ‘stop’ is often more effective in stopping unwanted behaviour. NO/DON’T can be used for lots of negatives or negations such as no, can’t, won’t, don’t, never and without.
As well as a sheet of activity ideas there is also an information sheet to support the implementation of this core word.
A video demonstrating the Makaton sign can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDkRI2C7IKA
Aberdeen Play Forum have a series of free play sessions happening across the city throughout the summer holidays. Loose parts Play sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at various venues as well as Play Days celebrating National Play Day and the Longest Day. These events are free and there is no need to book – just turn up and join in the fun!
If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224518578 / 07854958107.
The decision was made not to print the guide again this year, it is only available as a pdf copy. This has allowed the creation of an interactive diary section and use colours and photographs with additional clarity, more so than previous versions allowing for easy viewing on computer screens, phones and tablets.
We are very excited about our upcoming performance at The Lemon Tree on the 11th of June as part of Aberdeen Performing Arts, Light The Blue Youth Arts Festival. Some of our pupils (and staff) have been working hard alongside Aberdeen Performing Arts to create a performance which takes you on a journey through the seasons, with some surprises for the audience along the way!
The performance is free but tickets must be obtained prior to the event – please see the link below for booking details.
Autism and Other Conditions Aberdeen is a support group open to all parents/carers of children with additional support needs. The group meet every fortnight at Rosemount Community Centre for coffee, chat and peer support. For further information, please see their Facebook page or email them at: email@example.com
We have a new Makaton sign of the fortnight starting today … HELP. Here is the link for a handy little video showing you how to sign not only help but also help me and help you. There is also an activity sheet with ideas to ‘help you’ use this sign. Happy signing🖐 🤚