We created superhero badges and superhero armbands by using our cutting and fine motor skills. We did so because we are all unique and super in our own ways, which is celebrated and promoted in room 12.
Room 12 have been exploring photography this term. We have had great fun with digital cameras, eyegaze cameras and ipad cameras. We decided to use our skills and take photos and video for Easter. We decided to show you all how to do the Birdie Dance.
We hope you have a lovely Easter and enjoy this classic dance.
Room 12 have been looking at snowflakes, since we are in the middle of winter and expecting some flurries!
We have learned Makaton signs for winter and warm clothing and made snowflakes using lolly sticks and resources we chose ourselves to decorate them.
We watched videos that showed how snowflakes are formed, the different shapes of snowflakes (more than we thought!) and saw some time-lapse clips of them.
Here are some photos of our science activity. We mixed salt and glue and made a snowflake shape on card with this substance. We let this dry overnight and the next day used pipettes and blue food colouring to slowly drip on to our snowflakes. We enjoyed watching the salt soak up the blue and spread all over – just like creating our very own time-lapse!
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 19
It’s the first al Sunday before Christmas and for today’s festive Advent treat join the staff and pupils from Room 12 as they showcase their cycling and musical talents.
This week, R12 have done lots of work on Remembrance Day. We watched a powerpoint that focused on poppies and went on to make our own in a variety of ways: we made poppy wreaths and printed poppies using apples cut in half. We now have a beautiful wall display in our class and a poppy on our door.
Room 12 had a great time picking brambles and making jam. Pupils used the bread maker to cook the jam. Pupils also made their own labels before taking their jar of jam home to share.
This week some of the pupils have explored the potatoes we grew at school and have experienced making potato salad or paprika wedges with them.
They used all of their senses to and some pupils were able to use skills such as cutting and stirring.
Room 12 listened very carefully to our story “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to School” by Benjamin Chaud and Davide Cali.
The story is all about a child making excuses for being late for school…one of which is a giant ape mistaking the school bus for a banana!
We made our own collage apes using different materials – leather, felt, wool, crepe, sticky paper, tissue paper etc. They look fab on the wall outside our classroom!
The teachers are hoping the Room 12 pupils haven’t picked up any good excuses for coming in late now…
This week we have been doing some growing to coincide with 30 Days Wild:
We have made some decoupage pots and will be planting something in them next week (possibly alpine strawberries if the cuttings take!)
We also planted bean pots inside a paper tube, with some beans on the outside. This means the plant will grow inside the tube but we also will see the roots growing on the beans on the outside.
We are then going on to make and grow cress caterpillars!
We have been getting back into the swing since returning to school.
One thing we have enjoyed is our Wednesday yoga sessions. Here we see one of our young people really enjoying the one to one yoga with Hannah who understands the needs of our class perfectly. One of our class always greets her with “Namaste”, now without prompting!
We have been choosing what we would like to do in class time. This can be through use of symbols, pictures, signing, verbally or in the case of this picture, by switch. Here, one of our pupils is choosing the song he would like to hear.