Category Archives: Glendevon

Happy summer from Glendevon!

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!

Science Week in Beatlie 2022

Term 2 in Glendevon

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…..

Team Glendevon.

Music October 2021

Mr Macarella and a mission into space!

It was great to see everyone happy to return to music and to welcome some new faces joining us for musical fun too.

We began the term with some familiar songs and activities to help settle everyone in before focusing on silly Mr. Macarella. This clapping song tells us how he didn’t use his umbrella to keep dry and how 8 raindrops fell on him. Then we all count and clap while learning about the different parts of the body where the rain fell. We then moved onto playing the rain sounds and the 8 raindrops on different instruments as the rain drops fell on his musicians.  

This term we also have some smaller Music groups with Lammermuir and early Primary children focusing on musical play and exploration, intensive interaction, movement and nursery rhymes. 

Secondary had two cross-class music groups and some also have 1-1 sessions this term. One group began working on choosing and playing instruments that will help tell the story of a journey into space. This will help them work as a group with solo spots on their chosen instruments that will go towards their SQA awards. The other group are enjoying playing and moving along to music from different genres as they work towards their ASDAN awards. 

We will continue the fun into next term, adding in seasonal songs for Halloween and Christmas.  Have a great October break!

 

Glendevon News

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…..

Team Glendevon…

Term 3 in Glendevon

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.

Christmas Fun in Glendevon

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.

Team Glendevon

Term 2 in Glendevon

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!

Hello from Glendevon

Hello everyone and welcome back! Although it’s been so long since we have all been together we have all settled in as if we’ve never been away. We’ve had lots of fun getting to know our new staff team, new friends and for some a new room. We have wasted no time getting stuck into lots of messy play, outdoor play, gardening and music and are getting used to our new timetables and routines. This term our topic is Storyland and we have lots of exciting activities and stories to explore and enjoy.