Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 17
The big day is getting closer, so get ready to join the pupils from Room 13 as they prepare for a Christmas party!
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Days 15 and 16
Apologies for no Countdown yesterday (Santa’s mischievous elves were tampering with the technology!) so today we are sharing two special festive treats.
For Day 15, please join the pupils from Orchard Brae Nursery@Ashgrove as they show you their drumming talents!
For Day 16, we are delighted to share our Makaton Choir’s performance of ‘I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas’ which was shown at the recent Evening Express Carol Concert at P&J Live.
As Christmas fast approaches, it has been a time for me to reflect on my first four months as Head Teacher. It has been a wonderful time getting to know all the pupils and families better and despite the pandemic we have achieved so much in a short space of time. Following a very supportive visit from HMIE, we can now focus our attentions on driving forward with our improvement priorities. It has been a very busy term for pupils and staff, there been exciting learning and teaching, preparation for our winter festivities, appearing in concerts and making our wonderful digital advent calendar, all of which you will see on our website. Once again, a big thank you to Keith and Emmeline for their continued contribution to our musical endeavours!
Now, we move on to the holidays and I am mindful of the need to take time for ourselves over the Christmas period. We are still faced with the ongoing issues and potentially further restrictions that this pandemic brings. Therefore, it is important that we look after our health and wellbeing as we need to be reinvigorated for the year ahead. We want to be able to welcome our whole school community back in January.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all, pupils, parents, friends and staff of Orchard Brae for your continued support and wish you and your loved ones a restful Christmas and a New Year that brings health and happiness.
- Last day of school – Tuesday 21st December 2021
- First day back – Thursday 6th January 2022
- Mid-term holiday – Monday 14th February 2022
- In-service day – Tuesday 15 February 2022
- In-service day – Wednesday 16 February 2022
- Term ends – Friday 1 April 2022
We hope that you have been enjoying the Makaton Charity advent calendar which has been shared via our school Facebook pages. We are delighted to have been asked to participate again this year and can announce that we are demonstrating today’s sign as they countdown to Christmas.
To view our Makaton sign, please follow the link below or head on over to our Facebook page.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 14
Welcome back to our advent countdown. Today join pupils and staff from Room 8 as they enjoy some sensory Christmas fun.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 13
For today’s advent treat, join some of our pupils as they participate in some festive dancing with our instructor, Katie.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 12
We hope that you are enjoying our festive advent calendar. To continue the celebrations, Room 17 bring you their special version of a classic Christmas song!
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 11
Welcome back for another festive treat. Today, join the pupils and staff from Room 2 as they share their school day with you.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 10
Today we have another festive surprise for you to enjoy.
Join the pupils and staff in Room 6 for some Christmas fun and have a peek to see what is inside their Christmas presents!
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 9
Welcome back for another festive treat.
Today the pupils and staff in Howes Hoose get ready to join in the fun with a favourite festive song from Shakin’ Stevens.