Tag Archives: Science

Sungazers POLO Day – outdoor learning

We have been completing lots of great outdoor learning activities for POLO day.  We enjoyed exploring the water wheel for science and playing games with water balloons.  We also had our snack outside and had fun with the parachute and making dens.

Successful Learners – Science in the Outdoors

When the sun shone this week the Transition class were Successful Learners investigation static electricity and magnets. They charged some rulers to make paper cutting dance then charged up balloons when made the paper dance some more. It was also a hair raising experience when we charged the balloons on our heads. The boys then investigated what a magnet would stick to. They discovered it was metals which included the gate, railing and a plant holder. Great detective work boys!

                  

IDL Art in the Pine Room🍎

Fine Motor Skills this morning, colour sorting and threading buttons…..

…..and wearable!!

IDL Art making Apples for Snow White.

See Art is fun!

So what’s the news??

….something funny!!!

Great sitting skills.

Great signing while enjoying Morning Group.

Come Boyle lets get ‘MOVEing’ and dance the Tarantella!!!

IDL Numeracy, identifying shapes and making some dwarfs…..

….dogs and houses – well done!!!

Aren’t our apples cool!!!

Sensory Cookery, working with pastry, sugar, cinnamon and apples.

Kneading and gripping.

WOW!!!!

Musical fun!!!

Sports Day Ready!!!

IDL Pop Art – using the Dabbers and Scented Pens.

Fantastic Sitting.

Looking at the Weather in Social Studies and Science – making a rain storm!!

….waiting!!!

Are you sure you read the instructions right Wilson???

Not as dramatic as we expected – oh well!

Sensory Play – good use of the Shaving Foam!

Art, spoons and messy play – what could be better!!!

Getting our MOVE on!!! Marching to the Grand Ole Duke of York!!

Sensory Play using cereals and plastic fruits…

…and using our fine motor skills to make feeders for  the birds!!!

Have a FAB weekend everyone!!!!

Hope the sun shines!!

 

Sungazers FAOL – Science in Class – Slime

The Sungazers Class love science and have all participated in various science activities over the term, making lava lamps, volcanoes, sensory snow, and slime. Their favourite experiment is making the cornflour slime as not only is it a good sensory science activity, it’s also good messy fun!

The boys are now able to follow the steps and make their own slime with minimal assistance.

Sungazers FAOL – Sciences – Weather – Tornado in a Jar

The Sungazers Class have enjoyed exploring different weather types through various science experiments.  This week we watched a video all about torandos then had a go at making our own ‘tornados in a jar’ using vinegar, water, food colouring and liquid soap.  We even added some sequences to see them get sucked up into our torando.  It was great fun!

Dinosaur Activities

Confident Individuals       Effective Contributors       *Successful Learners

Presently we are unable to access our photographs to blog but we have been very busy in the Stars class.

We planted sunflower seeds in pots for the school meadow. They are growing well and will soon need canes to support them. We also planted sweet pea plants in our garden planter. We’ve built another wigwam for them to climb up.

We continue to enjoy our dinosaurs theme making salt dough fossils and a sediment sand jar to show how fossils were made. We created a mod roc head for our giant dinosaur in class and made dinosaur footprints to compare sizes with our own.

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.

 

Just a short week of School in the Pine Room.

Numeracy, Colour Sorting and Fine Motor Skills, for these successful learners.

Listening to my Friends News.

Science – Gardening Time indoors due to the Scottish Weather – hail stones in MAY!!!

Picking our pots…

Bulbs, stems and flowers.

The life cycle of a Sunflower – putting these cards in the correct order.

MOVE – Lift pants and making friends.

MOVE – Big Stretches!!

Literacy – Character Recognition – Snow White is my favourite.

This week’s Superstar! For great work and concentration in Art.

Sensory Play with Bread Dough – great for stretching our hands out and gripping skills.

I love these Flappers!!

This confident individual is working on her writing skills.

Have a lovely weekend – Hope the SUN shines!!!