Primary Department Activities – Week Beginning 18th May

Here are some fun activities for you to try at home this week.

If you would like to share how you have got on with our activities, please send any photos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Story Of The Week: ‘The Snail And The Whale’ By Julia Donaldson

This week’s story is about an adventurous snail who longs to see the the world and his unlikely friendship with a whale.

Click below to watch and listen to the story:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

The book study below has some great activities for you to try at home based on the story.

Links and additional documents to support the activities can be found below:

Activity 1: Design Your Own Sea Creature

These templates can also be downloaded using the link below:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/us-t-2549335-sea-creature-templates-cut-outs

Activity 2: Move Like A Sea Creature

These can be downloaded using the following link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-29366-ocean-animal-movement-cards

Activity 5: Snail Trails

Other Activity Ideas:

Colour By Numbers:

Make Your Own Paper Whale:

Draw Your Own Snails:

These activities can be downloaded using the following link:

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/snail-and-the-whale-kids-activities

Sensory Tub:

You can find out more about making your own ‘Snail And The Whale’ sensory tub at:

https://growingbookbybook.com/the-snail-and-the-whale-virtual-book-club

Science: Slugs And Snails

In keeping with our Story Of The Week, ‘The Snail And The Whale’, here is some interesting information about slugs and snails.  The download links can be found below each activity.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-sc-270-snails-powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-27019-all-about-slugs-and-snails-eyfs-information-powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-27018-slugs-and-snails-eyfs-fact-cards

Now that you know a bit more about slugs and snails, why don’t you try these activities?

Make A Snailery:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/roi-sc-49-making-a-snailery-instructions-activity

Parts Of A Snail:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/roi-sc-42-parts-of-a-snail-activity-sheet

Learning Grid: Life Skills

Here is a learning grid for Life Skills.  It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help develop and promote your child’s independence in a range of household and life skills tasks.

These activities are only suggestions and we would recommend that, where appropriate, you adapt these activities to meet your child’s ability level.

Learning Grid: Get Active!

Here is a learning grid for Getting Active!  It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help promote physical activity both in and out of the home on a daily basis.

These activity are only suggestions and we would recommend completing one activity each day.  However, we would love to see what other creative ways you and your family are using to Get Active daily!

Links to YouTube Channels and websites can be found below.

Oti Mabuse Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Joe Wicks – Body Coach YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/

Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learning Station YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLearningStation

Bumble Bee Physio: https://www.facebook.com/bumblebeephysio/

imoves.com also have lots of fun exercise activities for you to try at home.  Here are some of the challenges and the links to access them:

Mountain Bike Challenge: https://imoves.com/home-learning/723

Exercise And Health: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1272

Wellness Warrior – Fruit And Veg Dance: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1332

Positions And Directions: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1334

Samba Carnival: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1340

Disco: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1346

Balance Challenge: https://imoves.com/home-learning/964

Strong Core: https://imoves.com/home-learning/1393

A Busy Week In Primary

All the staff at Orchard Brae are missing seeing all our pupils every day and we are always eager to see and hear what you’ve been up to.  We love seeing what everyone has been busy doing while they are at home and we have some wonderful photos and videos to share with you this week.

If you would like to share what you have been up to at home, please send any photos or videos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Birthday Boy

One pupil shared some photos and a video from his birthday celebrations!  It looks like he had lots of fun celebrating with his family.

Working Hard

We’ve been delighted to see how well some of our pupils have been working at home on continuing their learning.

There has been lots of work on this week’s story ‘The Story Monster’, listening to monster stories, exploring the colour of emotions and creating your own colour monsters.

Others have been busy practising their writing.

Getting Crafty

We love seeing how you are all exploring your creative side!

Making Music

It certainly looks like there has been lots of fun being musical this week, making and playing instruments and listening to your favourite tunes!

Life Skills

Once again, we’ve been impressed with you’re life skills, whether it be developing your independent feeding skills…

…exploring tastes…

…or helping to bake some yummy treats!

Out And About

Despite our delightful Scottish climate and having four seasons in one day this week, you’ve managed to get out and about and explore your local area.

Animal Antics!

From feeding the ducks and watching the lambs when you’ve been out and about, to playing with a new kitten at home, we’ve loved seeing your photos of you interacting with animals.

Getting Active

You’ve all been busy exploring different ways to keep yourselves active from swinging around, bouncing on the trampoline, chasing bubbles, tiring yourselves out with some sport or simply having a stretch.

And Always Remember…

We love seeing all your smiles and even during this difficult and strange time it’s important to stop and smell the flowers…

…make some wonderful memories and have fun with those you love.

We can’t wait to see what you get up to next week!

Primary Department Activities – Week Beginning 11th May

Here are some fun activities for you to try at home this week.

If you would like to share how you have got on with our activities, please send any photos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Story Of The Week: ‘The Colour Monster’ By Anna Ilenas

This week’s story is about a monster who wakes up one morning confused about how he is feeling.  Throughout the story, he explores these feelings with the help of a friend.  This book it is great way of exploring feelings and emotions with children.

Click below to watch and listen to the story:

The book study below has some great activities for you to try at home based on the story.

Links and additional documents to support the activities can be found below:

Activity 1: Monster Feeling Match Up

These feelings cards can also be downloaded using the link below:
https://pocketofpreschool.com/monster-feelings-cards/

Activity 2: Colour Monsters

Blue:

Green:

Grey/Black:

Pink:

Red:

Yellow:

Activity 3: No Bake Monster Energy Bites

You can also see the recipe at:
https://togetherasfamily.com/monster-cookie-energy-balls/#wprm-recipe-container-7871

Activity 4: Feed The Lego Monsters

Activity 5: Lava Lamp

Other Activity Ideas:

Write The Room:

Monster Truck Numbers:

This can also be downloaded using the following link:
https://www.lizs-early-learning-spot.com/monster-truck-numbers-bigger-smaller/bigger-smaller-monster-trucks-kindergarten/

Monster Addition Cards:

This can also be downloaded using the following link:
https://thekindergartenconnection.com/monster-math-addition-clip-cards/

Monster Alphabet Playdough Mat:

This can also be downloaded using the following link:
https://modernpreschool.com/monster-alphabet-play-dough-mats/

Monster Colouring:

Science: Forces Experiments

We hope you enjoyed trying our one of our forces experiments last week. Why don’t you try a different one this week?

Learning Grid: Life Skills

Here is a learning grid for Life Skills.  It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help develop and promote your child’s independence in a range of household and life skills tasks.

These activities are only suggestions and we would recommend that, where appropriate, you adapt these activities to meet your child’s ability level.

Learning Grid: Get Active!

Here is a learning grid for Getting Active!  It contains 16 activity ideas for you to help promote physical activity both in and out of the home on a daily basis.

These activity are only suggestions and we would recommend completing one activity each day.  However, we would love to see what other creative ways you and your family are using to Get Active daily!

Links to YouTube Channels and websites can be found below.

Oti Mabuse Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

Joe Wicks – Body Coach YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/

Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learning Station YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLearningStation

Bumble Bee Physio: https://www.facebook.com/bumblebeephysio/

A Busy Week In Primary

All the staff at Orchard Brae are missing seeing all our pupils every day and we are always eager to see and hear what you’ve been up to.  We love seeing what everyone has been busy doing while they are at home and we have some wonderful photos and videos to share with you this week.

If you would like to share what you have been up to at home, please send any photos or videos via your child’s teacher, the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary) adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  Downloading videos from the Orchard Brae School Facebook Messenger page appears to be working again (fingers crossed!) however if you are having any issues, please send them using a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Rainbows

We’re still on the hunt for more rainbows to brighten up our day and to say thank you to everyone who is looking after us.  Here are some we’ve been sent this week.

Working Hard

We’ve been delighted to see how well some of our pupils have been working at home on continuing their learning.
Some have been enjoying spending time listening to stories…

…others have been working on the ‘story of the week’ activities from the website…

…developing their switch skills…

…practising their writing and spelling…

…and finding things to count out on their daily walks.

Getting Crafty

We love seeing how you are all exploring your creative side!

Making Music

It certainly looks like there has been lots of fun making music this week and playing along with the music videos on our website.

Life Skills

We’ve been very impressed with how busy you’ve all been in the kitchen – making cakes, biscuits, smoothies and bread!

And one young man enjoyed spending time outside in the sunshine giving the dollies a good bath!

Having Fun!

Whether you’ve been having fun outside, with your family, on your own or even with you favourite animals, we love seeing your smiles!

We can’t wait to see what you get up to next week!

A Busy Week In Primary

All the staff at Orchard Brae are missing seeing all our pupils every day and we are always eager to see and hear what you’ve been up to.  We love seeing what everyone has been busy doing while they are at home and we have some wonderful photos and videos to share with you.

If you would like to share what you have been up to at home, please send any photos via your child’s teacher, the school Facebook Messenger page or email adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  We are having issues downloading videos from the messenger page so if they are too large to send via email, please use a free transfer site such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Rainbows

We’re still on the hunt for more rainbows to brighten up our day and to say thank you to everyone who is looking after us.  Here are a couple we’ve been sent this week.

Being Independent And Developing Life Skills

We were all very impressed with this video, showing this pupil eating his apple independently!  Well done!

Other pupils have been busy baking – looks yummy!

Making Music

Many of our pupils have been busy joining in with the musical activities posted on the website while others have been creating their own musical fun!

Fun In The Sun

Some pupils made the most of the sunshine and had lots of fun outside! This included bouncing on the trampoline, playing in the garden, splashing in the pool, getting ready for some football and growing their own garlic.

Getting Crafty

We have enjoyed seeing all your artwork – what a creative bunch!

Messy Play

There’s nothing quite like making a mess to cheer everyone up – I mean you’ve got to keep your parents busy somehow!

Chilling Out

Sometimes however, the best thing is chilling out and spending time with each other!

We can’t wait to see what you all get up to next week.

 

 

 

Room 2 celebrate the 5th of November

Room 2 had great fun exploring the sounds that fireworks make by using instruments and popping and stamping on bubble-wrap!

Then we created our own fireworks pictures to show the different colours and patterns that fireworks make. We used a few different methods to make our beautiful pictures. Our favourite was definitely using the ‘fly swatter’s to stamp the paint onto the paper. We finished off our pictures by sprinkling some glitter on top.

Home Economics with Room 13

This week’s Home Economics lesson was very special for us in Room 13. It was the first time that all our students were able to attend a baking session – Altogether!

We all made porridge with Liz and then we all tasted our final results!

Some of us, mentioning no names, ate all our porridge! Very tasty too, I may add!

And not a sign of Goldilocks either!

 

Looking Back And Moving Forward With Room 8

The beginning of summer is upon us! As we head into the final stretches of the school year, everyone should take time to reflect on the highs and lows of the year. What worked? What flopped? How can you improve for next year? What from your old job will you bring to your new one? What must you definitely leave behind?

However, when we take time to reflect on our year and take stock of how we’ve grown and changed, we are more able to acknowledge the gifts of this passage and harvest our own learning for the future.

Let’s find out together our best moments.

Baking With Room 4

The children in Room 4 have been very busy making fruit scones in home economics.

They were supported to measure out the different ingredients using the scales and we all enjoyed taking turns at mixing the ingredients with a spoon.

 

We Are Keeping Healthy In Room 11

The children in Room 11 have been participating in a range of fun activities and learning how to keep healthy. They have been having fun at swimming, cooking and taking part in PE lessons. Some of them have been showing how competitive they are when playing curling.

All of them have been showing their responses to different smells and some of them have been very clear of what they like (mint, onion).

They have been having great fun exploring how their bodies work and what they can do when they really want and try.