In Room 5 we have been taking part in science experiments for our ‘Up in the air’ topic. We used a switch-adapted hair dryer to blow ping pong balls covered in paint across paper. The results look amazing! Then we tried to keep balloons in the air using the hair dryer. Lots of fun!
This term our topic will be ‘Up in the air’. In room 5 we’ve started this topic by reading the story ‘Wings!’ by Paul Stewart and learning about birds. ‘Wings!’ is the story of a penguin who desperately wants to fly but is unable to. His friends try to help him but finally he realises he can swim instead. To start the topic we read the story and painted penguins.
In Room 5 we have been reading ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson. We enjoyed reading it as a sensory story and exploring different materials like water, shells and bubbles, and feeling the wind from the ‘storm’. We are learning to share with our friends, like the characters in the story, so we used lots of turn-taking language as we passed objects around.
In Room 5 we have been learning about autumn and harvest time. We have painted and carved pumpkins, made beautiful apple print pictures and experienced the feeling of dried leaves. We made some lovely suncatchers for our class window out of dried leaves we collected when out and about. We enjoyed all the different textures and smells of autumn.
Welcome to all the Primary One pupils joining us after the summer holidays. We can’t wait to see you all in August!
In class this week we celebrated Burns Night! We made our very own haggis from an old pair of stockings which we stuffed with leaves and twigs we found during our outdoor education session. We played a game of Scottish corners and some Scottish parachute games. This was so much fun and a bit competitive at times!
In the afternoon we had a Scottish drumming session with Keith and a Scottish ceilidh. We dressed up in our finest tartan and had danced our socks off. We finished our day with some shortbread! It was a fantastic day and we all had great fun!
Pupils in Room 5 have been having a great time getting ready for Christmas. They’ve enjoyed parties with lots of games to take part in as well as dressing up and even a visit from someone very special aka Santa!!!
Have a look at their video to see just some of the fun they’ve had.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 1
Welcome to the Orchard Brae Advent Calendar. Everyone throughout the school has had great fun creating these videos and we hope that you enjoy them and they help to bring you some festive cheer in the countdown to Christmas!
For Day 1, come along and join the pupils and staff from Room 5 in some snowball fun.