Numeracy day 13th May 2022

Across the school this week we have been exploring the different aspects of numeracy with an Eco theme.

Lammermuir made a symmetry picture using some of their recycling from class. I’m sure you’ll agree the finished picture looks beautiful!

Hopetoun used their recycling to measure how tall they are, to build towers and make sandcastles as they explored size.

Lomond explored the weight of their recycling using the scales in the garden. Thank good ness it was a sunny day!

In Pentland, we explores the shape of our recycling and tried to sort it by it’s shape.

Glendevon have been exploring repeating patterns using a mix of natural materials and some of their recycling.

Ochiltree were investigating volume by collecting some rainwater and using it to water the plants in the garden. This is a good way of recycling water. and we certainly had plenty of rain to use!

Duntarvie had the challenge of investigating distance by using some of their recycling to make paper aeroplanes and then seeing how far they could make them fly.

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Once all their models had dried the children painted them,Image preview

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Today instead of getting the bus for our shopping we walked as the topic was distance was distance. Look at how far they managed!
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We also flew our planes and the winner was Susan’s design with 16ft!Image previewImage previewImage preview
Well done everyone for all your hard work!

Secondary Drama

The secondary drama group have been having lots of fun with role play and mime this term. From princesses to donkeys, police officers to singers. There has been a lot of laughter. They have also been working hard to create a play for their peers and the staff by making choices on costumes, props, and making scenery too.

Susan has also been enjoying sensory pond dipping sessions, exploring frog spawn, tadpoles and frogs. She has even shared it with staff so they can experience what she enjoys. Think they found it relaxing and they even caught some frogs with her!!

Term 3 in Glendevon

We can’t believe we’ve come to the end of another school term and it’s been another busy one in Glendevon. Our topic this term was My Body and we had lots of fun exploring this through lots of movement, exercise, personal care and relaxation sessions. We’ve also been really enjoying the better weather and have been getting out walking and enjoying the garden and the wider environment. We’ve taken part in lots of fun events such as Storytelling week, Science week and Fairtrade and this week we have been busy getting in the Easter spirit! We’ve enjoyed decorating our boiled eggs which we rolled down the hill and we had lots of fun going on an Easter egg hunt in the sensory garden and filling our baskets. We made our very own Easter chick baskets which are filled with goodies for us to enjoy and had a very special Easter snack today. Wishing everyone a happy holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone back ready for the summer term.

Spring term in Pentland

We have all had a lovely term in Pentland class. Our topic this term has been looing after ourselves so we have enjoyed spending time in the gym hall and going for walks. We have also been exploring healthy eating during cooking and snack. The nice weather has meant that we have been able to explore some of the local area, including going down to the river and to the park. We enjoyed exploring the story of the ginger bread man for national storytelling week and we looked at the subject of growth through the story of Jack and the beanstalk for science week.

We hope you enjoy looking through some of our pictures and we look forward to seeing you all back for the summer term.

Ochiltree Term 3

Can you believe the time of year already!!!!

It just shows you how time flies when you are having fun – and that is what we have been doing in Ochiltree.

We have been working hard at gaining all our targets both in ASDAN and SQA as well as our IEPs. We have been working hard with our independence skills and communication but we have also had time to have fun and explore.

So what have we been up to?

Well……… some of us have been galavanting around the country trying out Skiing or swimming while others have had a go at Rebound. We have all enjoyed helping out in the garden now that Spring has sprung and lots of exploring around the community on the bikes.

We have enjoyed lots of different experiences inside too – cooking up a storm in the kitchen, making a mess in the class during messy play, joining our friends in the hall for physical activities and exploring music with Gordon.

We have all had some obstacles or new challenges to overcome this term and I am so proud of the resilience shown from all the children in the class – we could learn a thing or two from them all!

Have a fantastic holiday everyone and we look forward to new and exciting challenges ahead for the summer term.

Term 3 in Lomond Class

Here we are at the end of another busy term in Lomond and it’s so nice that we have had some sunny weather to get out and enjoy. Here are a few of our highlights from the term:

Our first topic this term was ‘Looking after ourselves’. We did lots of activities to explore keeping ourselves clean, going to the dentist, eating healthy food and doing exercise.

In March we started a block of horse riding at the RDA in Balerno. It was great fun to go on the bus together and to meet all the horses. We have had the chance to ride and interact with Thumper, Oreo, Tonto, Timo and Flynn. The adults were very impressed with how confidently we took to the activity and how well we were able to sit up straight. We also enjoyed playing some games with the horses such as ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ and shouting commands to them.  We still have a couple more weeks after the holidays which is very exciting.

Since the weather has improved some of us have managed to get outside on the bikes. It is great fun and we look forward to building our skills in this area after the Easter break.

Finally we have celebrated and explored some different key events over the term, including Chinese New Year, Science Week, Burn’s Day, Storytelling Week and Fairtrade. Wow, how do we fit it all in?! Enjoy a few final photos and we look forward to sharing further news in the Summer term.

Have a wonderful Easter.

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