The Primary One pupils at Ashgrove, would like to say a massive thank you to Friends of Orchard Brae. They very generously bought us some new equipment for our playground. We have all had a great time playing with them and our playground looks amazing now. Thank you Friends of Orchard Brae.
The primary 1’s have been enjoying Outdoor Education the past few weeks. They have been exploring the Winter Gardens at Duthie Park and the play park at Seaton Park. They had great fun looking at all the different flowers and plants in the Winter Gardens and playing on the different equipment at the play park. Watching the waterfall was definitely a favourite by all.
Our new pupils are settling in to their new classroom down at Ashgrove and really enjoying getting their hands on to the different tools and toys. They have been using shape cutters during Cooking lessons, paint brushes for Art and rolling pins for play dough during Sensory play. They have been using their hands to control the flow of water from the hose, manipulate the toys with moveable parts and create with bricks.
The staff team and pupils in Room 2 are on a mission to further raise the amount of recycling which we do at Orchard Brae. We now collect the recycling which states that it must be recycled at supermarkets. If you have any of this recycling (often the bags which have multi-packs of crisps in them or fruit bags) please send them into school for us to collect.
Aa part of our topic ‘Up in the air’ everyone in Room 2 worked together to make some simple bird feeders out of Cheerios.
We then hung them outside on the small trees in our class area and have been enjoying looking out the window at them trying to spot some birds.
Sadly we haven’t seen many birds but hopefully more will come to visit us.
Today we had a fun and active festive cooking session with Liz.
We worked together to measure out all the ingredients we needed before putting them into the food processor to mix. Using a switch we were able to take turns mixing everything together. Everyone did a fantastic job taking turns, smelling and touching the ingredients and actively participating in the baking process.
Room 2’s learning context is People Who Help Us and our photos show our focus on helping our pupils to be independent. Our class team are really proud of our happy learners.
In Room 2 we love to go out in the community for nature walks, exploring the world around us and how things change with the seasons.
This week we enjoyed exploring the signs of autumn.
We found some conkers and enjoyed playing with their spiky shells before cracking them open to find the shiny, brown conker inside.
We also enjoyed collecting leaves that had changed colour from green to yellow, red and brown.
We took some back to class to investigate their texture and smell.
Welcome to all the Primary One pupils joining us after the summer holidays. We can’t wait to see you all in August!
Room 2 has nurtured and carefully observed caterpillars build their cocoons and turn into butterflies. Today it was time to release the butterflies which we did in the natural environment of our Sensory Garden. We excitedly watched as our butterflies gained confidence in the open space and flew away to find new homes.