Duntarvie has returned to school for the second term and I think we are now getting to know all the new faces in the classroom.
Alana, Kaitlyn, Stephanie, Vikki and Rowan have all settled into a nice routine and are all enjoying each others company and being involved in all the activities together as a class as well as joining all the children in Ochiltree for group activities.
The timetable in Duntarvie is packed full of activities and learning experiences.
We are continuing group activities in the mornings when we join children from Ochiltree for our language and numeracy activities. We are also joining the other children from the secondary classes throughout the week for ICT, Art, Music, Circle Time, Singing groups, Dancing groups and Assembly.
We have been continuing our cooking skills during our weekly cook group and have made lots of lovely treats. We enjoyed making a fruit loaf for the Halloween Cafe and this week we are looking forward to experiencing making soup. This term we are also going to experiment using kitchen electrical equipment using a switch!
Stephanie and Rowan have been going on a weekly shopping trip to ASDA to do our shopping for ingredients and have been doing a great job – I think they enjoy spending all the money!
The children also get to have fun music sessions with Gordon, our music specialist, on a Monday and a Thursday. Gordon is up-cycling different materials to make instruments such as drums and shakers. He also recites stories with the children playing instruments to add sound effects. We are continuing to have P.E with Alan on a Wednesday.
Our topic this term is “Design”. We have been learning about the primary colours through stories and experiments. We will continue to learn about the primary colours through sorting activities and interactive stories before moving onto different textures. The main focus of the topic is to design and create new shoes for the Schuh challenge, we have to investigate different styles and patterns before creating our own shoe!
We enjoy going to the Library on a Friday after assembly and while we are there we go to the cafe for a special Friday snack – we enjoy being out and about in the community.
We like to take part in lots of other activities too like messy play, sensory play, art and craft, computer and multi-sensory. Our ‘Art Gallery’ on our corridor wall is looking very good – please have a look the next time you are in.
We have all enjoyed our time at school so far this year, and we look forward to enjoying the rest of the term.