So we’ve almost reached the end of another term in Glendevon, no-one can quite believe we’re also at the end of another school year and what a fantastic year we have had! We’ve all been working so hard on learning and developing our skills as well as having lots of fun and it has been lovely to be able to begin mixing with our friends from across the school again especially for our recent sports day and for our Jubilee garden party! We’ve put together some photos of some of our favourite activities from this term and hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we enjoyed taking part in them.
Team Glendevon wish everyone a happy and healthy summer and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in August for lots more fun!
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.
This week in Beatlie we have been enjoying taking part in National Storytelling Week. Storytelling is a huge part of what we do throughout our week and pupils experience stories regularly through songs, music, dance, drama, massage, play and sensory experiences. Our chosen school story was The Gingerbread Man and there have been lots of gingerbread themed activities taking place some of which you can see below. Each class also recreated a part of the story which we have put together to make our very own Gingerbread Man storyboard. Lammermuir started off our story by creating a beautiful cottage by the river which was then followed by Hopetoun’s gorgeous garden. Lomond made the pinkest pig with the sparkliest nose and Ochiltree made our beautiful horse in a field. Pentland used milk cartons to create the cow in a field and Duntarvie ended our story with the fox and beautiful sensory river (which we’re hoping won’t burst!) Glendevon had fun making the little old lady, little old man and the gingerbread man.
We hope you enjoy seeing some of the activities we’ve been taking part in this week and we’re sure you’ll love our fantastic display!
We can’t quite believe that we have already reached the Christmas holidays, we’ve been so busy in Glendevon and the time has just flown in!
Our term has been filled with lots of learning and fun, we particularly enjoyed taking part in all the Children in Need activities especially going on a bear hunt and we are very proud of the money we raised. We have been working hard on our fitness in soft play and in the hall as well as exploring lots of messy play, art and ICT activities. We are have also been practicing lots of important life skills such as dressing and carrying out household jobs so there should be plenty helping hands at home over the holidays!
We wish everyone a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year and look forward to welcoming everyone back after the holidays…..
Here in Glendevon we can hardly believe we are already fast approaching the end of our first term back!
We have had a busy term which we kicked off with our Seaside topic and we were lucky enough to have the perfect weather to go alongside it. This has been lots of fun and we have enjoyed getting messy in art and messy play and carrying out some exciting experiments where we even made our own ice cream! The rest of this term will be busy with lots of Autumn and Winter themed events and activities.
We’re all looking forward to all the new challenges and opportunities that are coming our way over this school year…..
We have been so busy in Glendevon and we can’t believe we’ve reached the end of another term already!
The freezing weather at the start of term was fantastic for our ‘Ice’ project and we explored so many different ways of freezing objects and experimenting with different methods to make them melt such as warm water, salt and the hairdryer. We froze some natural items from the garden, some sparkly bits and pieces we chose from the art cupboard and saw some amazing patterns when we used paint and torches to look closer at our ice blocks. As much fun as that was we are glad things are starting to warm up a bit and we have recently been enjoying doing some fun gardening activities, we planted some lovely flowers to send home and are patiently waiting for our sunflowers to start growing in the sensory garden.
We have also been busy exploring our topics this term, our first one was ‘Around the House’ and we were so busy cleaning, washing, hoovering, sweeping and sorting laundry so there should be lots of helping hands at home now! We’ve been exploring ‘Weather’ as our second topic and have had fun dressing up and choosing what we need to wear in different kinds of weather. Alex managed to dress for a typical day in Scotland prepared for all 4 seasons! We made some colourful kites to fly on windy days which we’ve had plenty of recently.
We hope everyone has a happy and healthy Easter, we have some lovely fun Easter activities planned to finish of our week and are looking forward to seeing everyone after the holidays.
Although our Christmas plans have been a little different this year we have still managed to enjoy all the usual festivities some of which you can see below. We have been busy transforming our classroom into a cosy winter space and we enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch all together in the classroom with sparkly lights and Christmas music. We had lots of fun practicing our performance which we’re sure you will all love and we especially enjoyed watching Jack and the Beanstalk on the big screen in the hall, there was lots of booing, shouting and laughing. We have listened to lots of different Christmas stories and songs and had fun playing some festive games like ‘throw the hoop on the reindeer’ and ‘snowman skittles’. We had the best messy play ever with hot chocolate powder, marshmallows and scooshy cream and we had fun going out a jingle bell walk, I’m sure we woke up most of our neighbours with the noise we made! We surprised Carol, Debbie and Debbie by sneaking up on them and bombarding them with pretend snowballs, they were pretty impressed by our aim! We finished the term off with a party with lots of dancing and a visit from our very own Beatlie Santa so we are definitely now all ready for the big day to arrive.
We wish all our families a lovely Christmas break and look forward to welcoming everyone back in the new year.
This has been a very busy term and we have had lots of fun exploring our topic of ‘My Friends’ through lots of fun activities both indoors and outdoors. We have been playing lots of team games (we have especially enjoyed our outdoor chasing games) and have been doing lots of sharing and turn taking. Through our topic book ‘Rainbow of Friends’ we have been exploring some of the things that make us different from each other along with some of the things we like that are the same.
We’ve also been busy this term working on lots of motor skills during our hall time with Eirini. We have been conquering some new pieces of equipment such as the wobbly bridge and have been doing lots of balancing and stretching using the wombler, giant physio ball, trampoline and the stretchy bands. There has been lots of scooting about the hall on the scooter boards and we are all completely exhausted by the end of the sessions!
We have also been lucky enough this term to take part in a music technology session with Aisling who has put all our recordings together into our very own ‘Glendevon Groove’ which you can hear at the end of the slideshow below, a definite chart topper!
Glendevon had a fantastic time on our sponsored walk this week and we all smashed our individual challenges. Alex captured lots of photos’ for us to look at when we came back and Liam collected lots of interesting things he found along they way for us to explore back in class. We were kept motivated by Mollie keeping the music playing and Fletcher led the way! Stanley was on the lookout for all the Beatlie signs and used them as a target for his Nerf gun, he even managed to shoot Carol when we got back to school!! We got back to school a little wet and exhausted but it was worth it for the amazing amount of money we have raised for a fantastic charity. Thank you so much to everyone who donated.