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Diggable Technology in the Pine Room.

This week we are highlighting Diggable Technology in School , this also ties in with Article 17 of the UNCRC which states all children and young people should be able to access information, particularly from the media.  Just now we are using technology every Wednesday to access school information via Teams for Assemblies, and we also get to see our friends in other classes on the big screen – Well done Mr Campbell, we think you should get a Diggable Technology Certificate next week!!!

In the Pine Room our favourite pieces of Technology are our AAC Devices, we use it to communicate in different ways, telling the Pine Ladies how we are feeling or making choices.

During Morning Group we are effective contributors and communicate our news to each other using our Big Macks.

Now at home how do you use your technology – do you listen to music on a phone, watch movies on an iPad, skype family members on your computer? Bring in some photos please from our information wall.

We have been successful learners in Science and taken our knowledge outdoors and planted our lettuce, spinach and some onions – in amongst our flowers!!!

In Social Studies we were working on SDG 17, sustainability and being part of a team.

Finishing out IDL Art ready for our wall display.

Practicing for Sports day.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.


Creative Artwork in the Pine Room

“Are you Dancing?” – “Are you asking?”

“Come on Logan step in time!”

Working on our Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL) we are making some Forest Art work, using paint and bouncy balls – CLEVER!

Rolling side to side!!

WOW!!! What a Successful Learner!!!

A Confident Individual having fun carrying out his hard work,

Ready – this successful leaner is multi-tasking, doing her Art in her Standing Frame – ART and MOVE.

Working on our gripping skills – holding on to the bags, then dropping them on to the mat.

“What a score!”

“See if you can beat her?”

Rainbow Numeracy at Morning Group

“Paying for Snacks” Great money exchange from this effective contributor.

Money Matching

Great counting and building skills.


“Lets make it higher Logan”

MOVE Rolling from side to side!!

Working on our Numeracy Skills.

A very successful learner working on his MOVE skills – great core muscle strength, fantastic reaching and stretching.

More Multi-purpose Flapper Skills  – Fencing – go Boyle!!!

Science – We are Planting our Morrison’s Seeds of Hope.

MOVE great Sitting.

Now for some well earned Sensory Play.

Working on my fine motor skills and trying to pick out the bouncy balls with the tongs – HEY!! not as easy as it looks!!!

Auditioning for Santa in the Christmas Show!

So much fun – but we are also stretching out our hands and fingers.

Mmmmm….  is there something in your hair?

Secondary Assembly

Enjoying to listening to Singing Hands and then using the AAC Devices to tell everyone ‘I am Happy’

IDL work – recognising the characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,

Benefits of Sensory Play, developing fine motor skills, gripping and stretching skills, and building up tactile tolerance.

Welcome to the Pine Class Snack Café, we are working on our numeracy and money exchange skills.

Even offering a Speedy Shopper delivery service.

Global Goals 16 – we are looking at the roles of the Police in our Community.

There has been a robbery in the Pine Room, someone has broken in and stolen the Jaffa Cakes!!! Dial 999 and ask for the Police!

Lets look for clues, a fingerprint – who’s is it??? We need to take everyone’s fingerprints.

So WHODUNIT? “Sorry young lady you have been nicked”

OH NO!!! someone has eaten all the evidence!!! Case dismissed!!!

Creating cause and effect making the unicorn laugh – MOVE – looking good in your new Standing Frame!

Finishing our IDL Art

Message for the ECO-CAPTAIN use everyday objects clipped on clothes pegs to create mini pain brushes – very creative.

WOW!! What amazing work

Get ready for FRIDAY DISCO!!! Music and MOVEment!!

Hard work time – Colour Sorting and Fine Motor Skills.

MOVE – Great sitting – Have a lovely weekend everyone!!!

Fun Week in the Oak Class

This week in the Oak class we welcomed back some more pupils to our blended model.  We are counting down the days until we are all back together as a whole class.

This week we celebrated St Patrick’s Day and Red Nose Day.

Everyone was also successful learners during our literacy tasks.

Our Theme for Red Nose Day was using laughter as means to help us all through difficult times.  Lockdown has been hard for everyone, and we need to think about what we enjoy doing and what makes us happy.  We were effective contributors and shared with our friends the activities that make us laugh.

Some of the answers were hearing other people laughing and the others were listening to our favourite stories being read in an animated way.


Christmas Time

In the Oak class we have been getting into the Christmas spirit.  We were effective contributors during our music lesson.  We all had a boomwhacker and together we had to wait and listen until it was our turn to play the note to create the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’.

We took part in lots for art activities to create some lovely Christmas crafts. We were confident individuals when choosing the items for our Santa wish list.


This week has went off with a BANG!

In the Oak class we are continuing to interact with our friends and learn new card games,  so far we have played snap and scabby queen.  We have been effective contributors and participated actively during our games.

We completed our work on raising our awareness on climate change and the effect of natural disasters to people and animals homes.  We were confident individuals when sharing our thoughts on each picture and demonstrated understanding of the situation in each picture.

It was fireworks night, we completed a lot of literacy work this week with a firework theme and then created these lovely bright pictures.


We are in November, so it is time for Christmas show rehearsals to start within the class.  Successful learners when learning to play their song for the virtual show.

Successful learners all round during literacy, every one had their individual work to complete. Everyone focused their attention to complete the tasks set.

IDL The Great Outdoors

This term the Oak class have been completing interdisciplinary learning through our Great Outdoors theme work.

We have enjoyed learning through the story, ‘A Camping Spree with Mr Magee’. Everyone participated actively in all the activities, the Oak class enjoy learning outdoors and being active.

Here are some of the highlights of our theme work;

Confident Individuals during literacy tasks.  We made binoculars and played ‘I Spy’.  We also enjoyed taking photos of the things we enjoy using in the playground.  We had to share with our peers our favourite item, we worked hard on using speech and Makaton.



We loved building a tent and making a den, we were effective contributors, working together and having fun climbing inside.

Successful learners during numeracy, we used google maps to work out the distance of our house to school.  Also worked out who has the longest and shortest journey to school.

We worked on our directional awareness through the bee bots and fun activities on chairs.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Oak class were all effective contributors when preparing and making our class coffee morning take place.

Everyone had a collective responsibility to ensure the tables were cleaned before setting the table and decorating our swiss roll to create our version of a caterpillar cake.  Cameron named it ‘Coby the Caterpillar’.

Everyone was actively engaged in all the tasks and even more engaged when it came to enjoying the cake with a cup of hot chocolate.

Day 1 – Science Week

Monday started with a bang to our week of experiments for Science Week.

We made our predications of our success rate and already we have had quite a few passes!

Everyone had a great day making their predication on success of the experiments, then watching and waiting for the experiment to happen to see if they were correct.  We were effective contributors when taking part in all the experiments.  Also successful learners all round as everyone was keen to get involved and try things out.

We made lava cake and enjoyed eating it, we explored air power through a variety of different experiments.  We made a stick man dance in a plate of water and we attempted to make slime, however again we failed at successfully making slime! However the everyone really enjoyed exploring, playing and describing how the slime felt on their hands.