In saying that we are all so happy to be back at school and ready to get into action with all the new and exciting changes happening in the secondary department.
This year we are hoping to be more interactive with each other and experience and participate in new group activities with our friends from Duntarvie.
The children will all continue to work on building their personal skills to develop their independence where possible as well as working on life skills through SQA and ASDAN qualifications.
There are also lots of whole school activities to look forward to and fingers crossed we will be able to see you all soon back at school for some Beatlie socialising.
There are a few new faces in Ochiltree and we are enjoying getting to know one another. This year we have Aria, Luca, Sophie, William, Vanessa and Rylie who will be supported and encouraged by Sandra, Alison, Anna, Caitlin, Louisa and Emma with Catherine covering when required.
Ochiltree have been busy Elves over the last couple of weeks – having fun and working hard.
We all enjoyed our Christmas crafts and artwork that we worked hard on although really enjoyed looking at all our pictures while putting the calendar together.
We also enjoyed the pantomime despite it being virtual it was like we were there!
Our Christmas party was really fun – we enjoyed playing pass the parcel, corners game and dancing to party music before Santa came to visit and give us all a gift.
Despite everything that is going on in the world around us we have not let it dampen our spirits in Ochiltree!
MERRY CHRISTMAS from all your friends in Ochiltree. xx
Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
This term Glendevon and Ochiltree have been very creative collecting different resources from the forest floor to use as tools in art. We have painted by rolling pine cones, swishing with fir tree branches, pressing with stones, rolling with conkers. We have even used other shaped branches to create patterns in paint. We realise now we don’t need to buy paintbrushes again!
We also made our own natural paints using beetroot, spinach, cocoa, raspberries from our garden and turmeric too. We had great fun mixing and adding baking soda to the beetroot made the red colour change to violet!
As well as this we have also been working on a Christmas project too which you will receive soon.