The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is Scotland’s education framework for ALL learners; its main aim is to enable children and young people to develop the four capacities; successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. In Orchard Brae School each learner is enabled to become as independent as possible, developing skills for life, learning, leisure and where appropriate work. Our curriculum offer is personalised to each pupil throughout their learning journey, as we maintain a focus on positive future destinations.
Our learners in P1 – S3 work within Broad General Education (BGE) at a level and pace that is suited to their individualised needs. Personalised targets focus core skill development within Literacy and Communication, Numeracy and Health and Well Being. The ethos and life of the school community is structured to enable pupils to learn and practise life skills as part of their daily routines. Through interdisciplinary approaches and specialist courses, we offer real life learning contexts, deepening and practicing knowledge and skills within Expressive Arts, RME, Science, PE, Technologies and Social Studies. Interdisciplinary learning, through ‘Our world’ contexts over a 5 year cycle, facilitates pupils’ exploration, experience and learning which is practiced within community contexts, ensuring confidence and success is generalised and secure. Family learning is a vital part of our pupils’ success and, along with our termly learning challenges, we offer a range of workshops, activity nights and holiday schemes for families. Achievement and success is recognised and celebrated.
This term the Outdoor Learning Team will be focusing on Health and Wellbeing Curricular areas. So far pupils have been exploring the playground and reacquainting themselves with the sights, smells, sounds and equipment.
Learning tasks will be playground based and will include loose parts play and water play. Your child’s teacher will let you know which day they have outdoor education. The aim is to use outdoor spaces as much as possible and having waterproof and or warm clothing will be essential
Last Friday, we held our whole school Big Pasta Creativity Challenge Day. Lots of activity ideas for both home and school were posted on the Whole School Events google classroom, but here are some pictures of just a few things that staff and pupils got up to on the day!
We had a great time last week at our Super Hero Sports Day! In all honesty, we’re not sure who enjoyed the day more – pupils or staff? Thanks to Salvi for putting together this ThingLink so that we can relive the fun that we had. To access, follow the link (https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1463847446361669634) or scan the QR code:
Pupils in Room 6 have been having fun participating in a range of Health & Wellbeing activities. We have been exploring the countryside, having foot spas for relaxation, and making jelly!!! One of our class also had a birthday last week so we had a party for her!!!
Pupils (and staff!) in Room 2 had a lot of fun painting feet and making footprints on paper. All our pupils showed interest in the activity and then actively engaged, focussing their attention as they placed their feet on the paper. A couple of pupils decided to slide along and one pupil ran along the paper. We discovered that there are few tickly feet in our class!
Room 9 have been very busy this term exploring movement as part of their thematic work. Through their play they have been discovering the ways in which objects and toys move and learning about forces and their effects. As you can see, they had great fun investigating forces and their effects first hand and finding out the different ways they could make their bodies move at a recent visit to the park.
Booking goes live at 1 pm today for the ASN Summer Holiday Camp at Orchard Brae. Any families wishing to attend the summer holiday camp activities must book places due to Covid restrictions. Numbers for activities are limited so we would encourage early booking.
To book slots for your family, please follow the Eventbrite link:
Room 10 have enjoyed participating in a range of activities over the term. We’ve been orienteering around the playground with Scott, as well as discovering about how to care for plants. And finally, we can play in the sun, where we were sitting beneath the playground trees making our very own forest. Sometimes though, it’s just good to explore and play in the sand!