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.
Room 15 comprises an eclectic group of very determined young learners, each very much with their own personality and their own skills and abilities, likes and dislikes. Much of the learning in Room 15 is achieved through sensory activities and experiential learning. Group sessions can present a challenge for some of the learners and they work hard on the social skills that will assist them as they progress.
In Room 15 we have been exploring the differences and similarities between our lives and that of others. We took part in the British Red Cross Miles for Refugees project. We all went round the playground to simulate the miles that refugees travel seeking a safe space. Refugees use different forms of transport. In our class we used pacers, trikes, wheelchairs and our feet.
In October the Pupil Council met and discussed options for a whole school Halloween Activity.
The options were to have a Halloween disco, design a pumpkin or do both. After a whole school vote pupils chose to do both. A picture graph was used to share the results of the vote.
Caroline judged the pumpkin competition and decided that everyone was a winner as they were all unique and individual.
This was followed by the Halloween disco which was enjoyed by all.