Room 14 have been doing some fun Science experiments in class recently. We have been learning about how we can mix two things to make something new! We took turns to mix baking soda with vinegar to inflate a rubber glove. Everyone enjoyed giving high fives to each other hands! Nobody liked the smell of the vinegar but it was worth it for the fun!
Room 12 are holding another doll raffle, to be drawn at the Christmas Fair on 30th November 2019, all proceeds to Orchard Brae.
Included in the prize is a beautiful wicker basket bed, bedding, the doll and several outfits – from a bride’s dress, to clown’s outfit to pyjamas and matching dressing gown and more. Doll donated and bedding and outfits beautifully made by the mum of one of Room 12’s class teachers.
Tickets to win all this are £1! Come and see us at the fair to buy your ticket!
There will also be many dolly clothes at our stall available to buy separately. These are unique, handmade and better than any dolls clothes you’ll see in the shops!
The pupil council decided they wanted a Halloween disco and a pumpkin carving competition on Halloween. We enjoyed a whole school disco, with all the tunes being selected in advance by the pupils. There were lots of fantastic costumes too.
Room 14 have been honing their scientific and research skills. We have been investigating things that move and what makes them move. Earlier in the term we investigated wind power. We tried blowing some things over and found that the hairdryer could blow harder than we could. We decided that we did not want to stay in a windy hurricane town as it was dangerous.
We also looked at whether the shape of something made it easier to move. We experimented with things we found in school. The pen rolled if you took the cap off but not with the cap on. The scooter rolled when upright but not if we put it in it’s side. The box of tissues did not roll but the tumbler did. We found a tyre in our playground and we all had fun rolling it.
Everyone enjoyed the Potted Sports organised by our PE Department on Wednesday. Thank you to everyone involved for the hard work that went into this, including our Howes Hoose pupils who supported at the stations. We all had a great time moving around in our class groups, finishing up with a running ‘marathon’ for any Secondary pupils wishing to participate. They were well supported by those opting to spectate.
Room 14 enjoyed a trip to Stonehaven beach. We had lunch from the Bay Chipper and a play in the park. Room 14 boys enjoyed themselves.
Room 14 have been looking at various stories and songs this month and then doing a variety of activities connected to these stories.
This week we were listening to road safety songs and considering how to cross the road safely. We followed this up with some science exploring cars moving down ramps. We also coloured some pictures of our favourite cars.
We have looked at the Story of St George, using CBeebies to support our understanding. We explored riding horses and saving people from dragons.
We have also been reading stories relating to summer such as ‘Jaspers Beanstalk’ written by Nick Butterworth, and ‘Little Grey Rabbit’s May Day’ written by Alison Uttley.
Room 14 have enjoyed looking at Easter and participating in a range of activities around this.
We have explored the Easter story, rolled eggs, participated in several Easter egg hunts and enjoyed decorating eggs.
Pupils enjoyed taking part in the curling festival at Curl Aberdeen. We rotated around 6 different stations and had the opportunity to try different activities. Everyone tried pushing the stones at skittles, targets and playing a game of curling. We all had different strengths: some of us were very good at aiming for the centre of the target, gently pushing the curling stones with just the right amount of force, while others were very good at skittles due to our ability to push the curling stone a long way.
Room 14 have been enjoying obstacle courses in PE this term. We have been climbing, doing hurdles, walking on uneven surfaces and going in, on and under things. We have also really enjoyed bouncing on the trampette.
Our pupils have grown in confidence and have been challenged with different apparatus, growing in confidence as a result of this.