Learning with Supertato in Room 9

This week, We have been reading “Supertato – Run, Veggies, Run!” as part of our topic work. In the story, Supertato tells the other veggies that they need to “get into shape!”. We have been following the example that Supertato and the veggies set by finding different ways that we can stay active and look after our health. We have also taken the opportunity to learn about different shapes – we have mainly learned about circles, triangles and squares. We have demonstrated our listening skills when hearing the story, been active with our friends in Room 10, and continued to develop our mark making skills to decorate different shapes. We even helped the veggies get “into shape” in one of our activities, too!

Introducing – Bucket Time! Room 9

In Room 9, we have been enjoying the wonders of Bucket Times. For some us, our Bucket Time experiences over the last few weeks have been our first experience of Bucket Time. We have been demonstrating our attention skills during Stage 1 of Bucket Time, and have been drawn to the different activities that have intrigued our sensory needs – we have enjoyed watching and listening to the different adult led activities in class.

We have been engaging so well in Stage 1 of Bucket Time that we have already progressed on to Stage 2 – we have been so focussed on the longer activities, and use our preferred communication to ask for “more!”.

We can’t wait to get our own hands messy, as well as demonstrate our turn taking skills, after the October holidays when we start Stage 3!

Countdown To Christmas

Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 4

We hope that you enjoy today’s special advent treat.

Today the pupils and staff from Room 9 take part in some synchronised reminiscing of the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Thanks to one of our Secondary pupils for his commentary and keep a close eye out for some familiar judges!

Exploring Movement In Room 9

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.

On The Road In Room 9

The pupils in Room 9 have been very busy investigating their new topic theme, transport. Transport is a fantastic topic to explore as it’s something that we all use in our everyday lives as we travel from A to B.

As you can see the pupils had lots of fun creating different track layouts and exploring how the toy vehicles moved around the track.

LIVE PE: Wednesday 24th Feb at 2 pm

We have big news this week! Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will have a LIVE PE lesson. To join us all you need to do is to check the ‘PE at Home’ class on Wednesday at 2 pm and there will be a link for the ‘Meet’.

You will need: comfy clothes and a willingness to have fun!

Amanda and Salvi look forward to seeing you!

The PE at home classroom on Google is updated weekly and the team are doing a great job in providing a range of activities to suit pupils of all abilities. These include Dance, Boccia, Orienteering, Scavenger Hunts (this week’s is a lovely sensory, texture hunt) and our regular PE with Salvi and Amanda, ably supported by our own Young Leaders in school.

Please ask your child’s class teacher for a link if you are not in the PE at Home classroom.

Countdown To Christmas

Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Days 13 and 14

It’s hard to believe that today is the last day of term before Christmas but don’t worry…our festive treats will carry on right up until the big day!

For Day 13, Howes Road PM Nursery bring you ‘When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney’.

For Day 14, Room 9 are delighted to share the ‘Turkey Dance’ with you, complete with turkey costumes they made themselves!