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.
The pupils in Room 15 very much enjoy their right to play. We have fun in the school playground and out at the park. Our friends in Rwanda have the right to play too. They don’t have the same play equipment we have. We looked at some photos of our friends in Rwanda playing. In Room 15 we played with a banana leaf ball made by some of our friends in Rwanda. We also enjoyed playing with a banana leaf doll made by our friends in Rwanda. We had lots of fun.
We enjoyed participating in different kinds of energetic play and developing our movement skills through practice.
We also enjoyed eating our snack in the park.
One pupil had a lovely time in music therapy with Emmeline this week. He enjoyed turn-taking and copying on the piano as well as singing well-known nursery rhymes, especially ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’. There was also lots of fun as he started making up his own songs with a lot of “Achoos!” and “Uh-Ohs!”
Room 15 pupils enjoyed a bus trip to Waterstones in the Bon Accord Centre. We all had fun choosing a book. We looked carefully at the different books before deciding which one we wanted. Some of us chose ‘Ten Little Bookworms’ and some of us chose ‘Minifigure Mayhem’. We are all looking forward to reading our books at home.
The pupils in Room 16 have been working hard on our Ragbag project for 18 months now. We are delighted to confirm that we have raised approximately £900 for the school fund (that’s more than 2 tonnes of clothing that have been saved from landfill!).
Rag bag is a Scottish textile and clothing recycling scheme. Items are graded according to their quality at their premises in Falkirk. Wearable items are sent to developing countries as 2nd hand clothing, items which may have been torn or damaged recycled and become carpet underlay or industrial cleaning cloths or even mattress lining. Either way they are kept from landfill.
There are 3 collection schemes, 1: send bags home, 2: inside collection bin (at school front office) and 3: external collection bin. We are proud to say that we have all 3 schemes in operation.
We collect clothes, pairs of shoes, belts and bags.
So this Spring, as you clear out your winter wardrobe, feel free to fill a bag of rags for us!
Yesterday was World Book Day and there was lots of fun as pupils shared their favourite books in class and some classes visited the book shop in town to spend their World Book Day tokens. We were also fortunate to have received some lovely book donations which will enhance our school library and any books that we no longer use will be donated to Books2Africa to share our love of reading and books around the world.
This week we have been extremely lucky to have had Ailie Finlay from Flotsam And Jetsam join us in school. Ailie is a fantastic multi-sensory storyteller based in Edinburgh and she has been working with five different classes across the school as part of the Aberdeen City Arts Across Learning Festival.
She has thoroughly entertained us over the last three days with her wonderful tales and we all had an amazing time exploring storytelling with her.
Thank you so much Ailie for coming to work with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Last term Room 15 explored Our World of Work. We all made posters of ourselves as workers. We think one of our class must have had inside information about our next topic. She chose to be a painter and now we are exploring Our World of Colour! We had a class outing to a DIY store and investigated the many different colours of paint there. We all looked closely at the colours trying to decide which was our favourite.
Room 15 pupils were excited to see the snow last week. Some of us lay down and made snow angels. We enjoyed holding some cold snow in their hands and one of us insisted on taking her snow back in to class with her! Guess who that might have been! We were all full of smiles and did some great sharing.