We have had a wonderful activities week as we prepare for the summer holidays!
On Tuesday we enjoyed an Orchard Brae ‘Proms In The Park’. Unfortunately, the weather meant that we couldn’t enjoy a picnic outside but as you can see from the video below, everyone had a great time listening to the live music provided by the Fyvie Folk Club.
On Thursday, we all took part in our Animal Themed Sports Day. Use the QR code or link below to view a Thinglink showing all the fun!
We’ve reached the final day of our advent calendar and there is only 1 more sleep to go! For our final advent treat, we are delighted to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our advent calendar.
There are a variety of musical experiences on offer throughout the school week. We are delighted to announce that for the second year running we have a Musician in Residence from Drake Music Scotland, who is supporting secondary pupils to develop digital music skills. We have weekly drumming sessions in class and individual lessons with Keith from Rhythmbox and we also have our Music therapist from ELM Music Therapy delivering individual sessions. Below is a quote from Emmeline explaining what can be achieved through music therapy. And we have a selection of happy and engaged pupils clearly enjoying their music therapy sessions.
“I aim to support the pupils to make meaningful musical interactions through the use of instruments, voice, movement and more, to interact and communicate regardless of ‘musical ability’. Within the music therapy sessions, I take a pupil-centred approach where musical improvisation and active music making are the predominant therapeutic intervention methods.
The music therapy sessions can create a safe space for pupils to express themselves and to develop language, communication skills, movement, fine and gross motor skills or to help with emotional regulation. Often the music therapy space can create opportunities for spontaneous learning and an outlet for emotions.”
Emmeline has created some new musical activities for you to enjoy this week. Here are today’s activities.
Listening In The Forest
Emmeline has visited a forest and made a live recording of it for you all to listen to. She has also made up a little bingo type card for you to mark off anything you hear or that you can use when you next visit a forest!
Do you hear anything else in the forest?
Any Dream Will Do: Part 3 – Verses 3 and 4
Today we are going to be singing and signing verse 3 and 4 of ‘Any Dream will Do’. Here are the lyrics;
I wore my coat,
with golden lining,
bright colours shining
wonderful and new.
And in the East
the dawn was breaking
and the world was waking
Any dream will do.