• Room 10 Make Their Mark

    Room 10 Make Their Mark

    Room 10 have been enjoying ‘Making their marks’ in class and are getting better and more independent in it each...
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    Maths Week 2021

    Maths Week 2021

    Last week it was Maths Week across Scotland. We asked classes to share work that they had been doing in...
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    Enjoying the Outdoors in PE

    Enjoying the Outdoors in PE

    Room 18 has been enjoying PE outside this term. We have been developing our ball and racquet skills by performing...
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    Rock on!!!

    Rock on!!!

    Room 14 have been enjoying creating music with Drake Music Scotland using technology. We have been learning skills in taking...
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    Walking The West Highland Way

    Walking The West Highland Way

    Oor former heedie, Caroline has completed her fundraising walk along the West Highland Way in aid of Friends of Orchard...
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    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2021

    Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2021

    As a school we feel that it is very important for our students to support others within the wider community...
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    Relaxing In Room 2

    Relaxing In Room 2

    On a Tuesday afternoons, Room 2 pupils have been learning how to participate and engage in relaxation sessions as part...
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    Room 3 Are ‘Off To See The Wizard’

    Room 3 Are ‘Off To See The Wizard’

    As part of their topic work, pupils in Room 3 have been exploring 'Colours and Textures' using the story of...
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    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Room 17 have been combining our work on reusing and recycling with our numeracy work looking at shapes.  We’ve reused...
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    Bramble Jam

    Bramble Jam

    Room 12 had a great time picking brambles and making jam. Pupils used the bread maker to cook the jam....
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Exploring The Grumpy Duck In Room 3

Room 3 have been learning about our emotions and working on our movement skills through the context of the story ‘Grumpy Duck’.  Poor duck is grumpy because her pond has dried up and a little grey cloud appears above her head.   She goes on an adventure and meets other animals….the dog who digs mud and wags his tail, the pig who rolls in the smelly puddles, the noisy cockerel, the bunny who hops, the sleepy tortoise, the goat who chews all the clothes….none of these are things duck wants to do so the little grey cloud gets bigger and bigger until everyone is feeling sad.  Eventually the cloud bursts so the water from the rain fills up the pond!  All the animals are happy singing and dancing in the rain before seeing a beautiful rainbow.

We have explored a sensory story of Grumpy Duck in our drama sessions where we have explored props for each part of the story.  Our favourite part is the magic plastic dust sheet which flies up in the air like the cloud…. Unfortunately no photos as it needs all hands on deck!

We have done Story Massage sessions around the story so we could feel the different emotions on body.  These were relaxing sessions but some amazing concentration too! 

We did our music and MOVEment sessions themed around the different animals.  We did some hopping like bunnies, stamping like the duck, moving our heads like the goat and rolling like the pig, this was a definite favourite!

The boys and girls in Room 3 have worked extremely hard this term, lots of fun but incredible learning at the same time.  We finished the term with celebrating the birthdays of two of our girls.  Have a fantastic holiday everyone!

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