Autism and Other Conditions Aberdeen is a support group open to all parents/carers of children with additional support needs. The group meet every fortnight at Rosemount Community Centre for coffee, chat and peer support. For further information, please see their Facebook page or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday the 22nd of April was Earth Day. Class 6 took part in a scavenger hunt to see how many different items we could find when we were out in the community, relating to caring for the environment. We also managed to find a few in school too!
We regularly play maths games in groups and with partners in room 10 to consolidate some of our learning from our maths lessons and to make maths fun.
In these pictures we are using non-standard measures, calculators and some of the mathematical language we know.
Room 14 have enjoyed looking at Easter and participating in a range of activities around this.
We have explored the Easter story, rolled eggs, participated in several Easter egg hunts and enjoyed decorating eggs.
In Room 18 we are always out and about! Now that we’re in the Senior Phase of learning we are developing independence and life skills in everything we do. Our day begins with Breakfast Club, our alternative to Circle Time, catching up and chatting about the day ahead. Later we’re out and about doing different things – recycling, work experience around school, shopping and enterprise activities to name but a few.
We have a new Makaton sign of the fortnight starting today … HELP. Here is the link for a handy little video showing you how to sign not only help but also help me and help you. There is also an activity sheet with ideas to ‘help you’ use this sign. Happy signing🖐 🤚
Room 17 had a good first day back after the holidays. We did some Rainbow Science and discovered what happens if you pour water over Skittles. We used cold, warm and hot water to see how quickly or slowly the colour patterns appeared. We found out that hot water makes the colour move quickly, while cold water makes it move slowly. And we even got to eat the Skittles afterwards!!
Room 5 worked really hard last term. As an end of term treat they went to Innoflate. Everyone had lots of fun, staff included, and enjoyed the slides, jumping around and playing on the big bubble. We were all very hungry after our play session so enjoyed a relaxed lunch in Burger King. We have all settled back really well this week too.
One pupil had a lovely time in music therapy with Emmeline this week. He enjoyed turn-taking and copying on the piano as well as singing well-known nursery rhymes, especially ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’. There was also lots of fun as he started making up his own songs with a lot of “Achoos!” and “Uh-Ohs!”
As part of our Interdisciplinary theme ‘Our World of Rights’, one of our pupils has been out and about on public transport locating the Nuart in the city centre.
He has seen how the art work is carried out using “cherry pickers” for the artists to reach the highest points of their art work.
He will keep a photographic progression of the art work and exhibit his findings on a notice board in the school for all to read, enjoy and gain information from.