We have been celebrating Guy Fawkes night, Remembrance Day and Autumn by creating lots of different art in Room 18. We used cardboard tubes as stampers for fireworks, rulers and corks to make poppies and dried leaves to make Autumn trees. We can’t wait for Christmas art to start!!
We have had a busy term so far and have been working very hard! We have been enjoying sensory stories, maths, dancing, cooking, time outdoors and lots more! We have been getting used to new routines and enjoying meeting new learners and staff in our room.
Our Secondary Awards and Leavers Ceremony was held in school on Wednesday. Congratulations to all of the Award winners and thanks to the families that joined our celebration.
Today we bid a final goodbye to another fantastic group of young people who have all made huge progress over their years in Orchard Brae. It was an emotional day all round as we celebrated their success and wished them well.
Thanks to Nadine of Elm Music Therapy for making our Leavers video this year:
To our leavers, it’s been an honour and privilege to work with you all and we wish you all every success in the next stage of life. We will miss you all!
In room 18 we have participating in lots of varied activities outside and inside the school.
We have been going on nature walks in the vicinity of the school and encountered a couple of young deer grazing in a field.
We have also been experimenting with light shows in different classes. The students especially liked participating and interacting with the “Magic Carpet”.
We have reached the time of year again where we say goodbye to our S6 leavers.
We are very proud of all of them and will miss them immensly. Keith and Emmeline worked with them all to make a video for their leaver’s ceremony. We hope you enjoy it.
Everyone at Orchard Brae wishes our leavers all the very best in their future endeavours. We will miss you!
Last week, pupils from Room 17, 18 and Howes Hoose embarked on our first trip to the Bendrigg Centre since 2019!
Pupils took part in a range of activities- Sensory Swing, Zip Line, Climbing, Canoeing, Caving, Archery and Biking. Thankfully there was a huge amount of food available to keep us well fed!
As you can see from the photos, all of our pupils worked incredibly hard and pushed themselves to try new things. We heard the words ‘I did it!’ and ‘keep going’ over and over again and the smiles on faces show exactly what it meant.
A huge thank you goes to the Bendrigg Trust for looking after us for the week and also to the Friends of Orchard Brae for supporting us with funding for the trip. We had a wonderful time and are already looking forward to next year!
We had a great time at the end of last term getting out and about and enjoying some trips! We went to a Boccia tournament in Peterculter where we tried lots of different Boccia based games with children from lots of schools. We went to a RSNO concert at the Music Hall where we heard the story of Gaspard the Fox and then we enjoyed a picnic at Duthie park. We were even lucky enough to try curling on the ice at Curl Aberdeen, we played lots of games and had a chance to try a mini match at the end!
Our pupils from Howes Hoose have taken part in the Nat 2 course Factors Affecting Performance. In this course they have been identifying what parts of the body are involved in different exercises and how exercise affects their body.
Pupils from Room 13, 16 & 18 have taken part in the Nat 2 course Taking part in Physical Activities. During this course they choose different activities that they would like to take part in, and they are learning about the equipment that they need for it as well as setting up and tidying up after using it.
Orchard Brae Advent Calendar: Day 5
Welcome back and we hope that you enjoy today’s festive treat.
Today the pupils from Room 18 invite you to get your party outfit ready and join them dancing the night away!
Room 18 have been hearing the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine during lunch time book club and we are really enjoying it! We had a go at making our own potions by measuring out different colours of water and mixing them together. We have been learning how to measure water in different ways and it was a good chance to practise pouring and measuring carefully.