Can you believe that it is time for a holiday again! It has been a very quick term and extremely busy. We are not complaining though and have been so happy to be in work and supporting the children here in school.
As you know we have been enjoying the topic of ‘Storyland’ this term and have had the opportunity to listen and explore the stories: Poo in the Zoo, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Elmer and There’s a Dragon in my Book. It is hard to say but I think our favourite has been ‘There’s a Dragon in my Book’.
We are also enjoying getting outside for lots of different activities making the most of getting some fresh air before it gets too miserable over the winter months. We go for a walk/cycle every couple of days and go out to the playground every day as well as gardening once a week and some outdoor learning when Catherine is in. Catherine has given everyone lots of different sensory experiences looking and using natural resources from the local environment to make perfume from flowers and also some baking with rhubarb from the garden and apples picked from a tree from a very kind neighbour.
Although we are not getting to move around the school as much as we would like we are still managing to hold a virtual assembly with Duntarvie every week and the children love seeing their friends on screen and participate in Fischy Music. Gordon and Aisling are also providing music activities weekly and this is a favourite of everybody in the class especially when we get to play some instruments.
It was fantastic to talk with some of you for our consultations it is just unfortunate we cannot meet in person at the moment but hopefully the day will come before the end of the school session! Fingers crossed you are all able to enjoy a holiday with some freedom and recharge the batteries for Term 2. Maybe get in some walking ready for our sponsored walk!
It is so nice to be back at school and to see everyone who is in Ochiltree this year. We are not seeing too much of anyone else in the school at the moment but hopefully in time we will be able to get together soon.
I hope you all managed to have some kind of summer holiday and enjoyed your time together as a family.
The Ochiltree family has already had a few changes but for the moment the class team consists of:
Sandra (Class Teacher) and Catherine (Teacher), Anna, Gina, Shonet and Jacqueline who are all enjoying supporting and encouraging Luca, Aria, William, Stanley, Rylie and Vanessa.
We have been having a busy start to the term participating and experiencing different activities – Making our Class Charter and our Birthday Display as well as starting our Whole School Topic ‘Story Land’.
It has been great fun and we have enjoyed the stories: ‘Poo in the Zoo’ and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. There are more stories to come so we are looking forward to what is next.
Have a look at some of the photos of what we have been up to.
What an unusual term this has been!! We would like to say thank you to our children and parents for taking part in the home learning activities and sharing your progress with us through photos and videos. These really made us smile. We had lots of fun down on the farm, meeting the sheep, pigs, chickens and cows and exploring vegetables. We have also taken part in Earth Day, Numeracy Day, a mini Olympics topic with sports challenges, spring activities and a mini butterfly topic. We have been very busy indeed! As we look towards next session we sadly have to say goodbye to two of our children as they move onto the next part of their journey at Pinewood, we wish them all the best as they start on this new adventure! Others are returning to Beatlie Nursery and P1 class and we can’t wait to see them again in August! Wishing you all a fantastic summer break. Stay Safe Team Lammermuir
The term and perhaps the school year has been cut short, but this does not take away how much work, fun and progression the children in Glendevon have made this year.
The topic of emergency services has been fantastic for the children and we all enjoyed the visits from the fire brigade and police.
The children that are on PECs have increased their communication skills through the participation in a variety of groups and activities such as colour group, requesting at snack/dinner, big and small group and also general requesting groups throughout the day.
Our sensory activities have been received well by the children and all have been enjoying story massage, Tac Pac and sensory groups weekly.
Some of the children also enjoyed a weekly trip to gymnastics and as you will see from the pictures they had lots of fun burning off some of that energy!
The older children have been working hard to gain their ASDAN qualifications and are displaying their independent skills through different tasks.
The children all had fun making a cushion for all their fantastic mum’s last week and thankfully no injuries were received during the sewing machine phase!
It has been a great term seeing how the children have grown in trust with one another as well as the staff which has in turn helped the children develop their skills in many ways.
this is just some of the things the children have been up to this term.we had a visit from the local fire station, played with new people who help us resources and had water play fun with bubbles and boats.
Thank you to Signpost for organising the Sambalistic party at Beatlie. What a brilliant way to end the term. It was such fun and we definitely have some budding band members amongst us! Thank you so much to the Sambalistic Samba Band who were brilliant (and very loud!!).
Phew what a start to the 2019/20 session. Where has the time gone?
All the staff and pupils have had a great time getting to know each other and find ways of working, playing and learning together and already seeing some lovely interactions, great communication and life skills progressing.
We have all loved the day and night topic – especially when we get to act out going to sleep and waking up in the morning. We have also being doing lots of art work to show our understanding of what the environment looks like when it is either daylight or night light. Louisa has been our storyteller this term and the children have enjoyed listening and participating in the story ‘Ten Little Stars’.
As you know we had a super experience out and about doing our litter pick in Aberdour and South Queensferry – we now know how much the kids love the beach and will strive to get another visit before the end of the session.
We are a happy bunch in Glendevon and we are all looking forward to the next term and getting stuck into our new topic – The Newsroom! I am sure we have some budding reporters amongst us.
We have also given ourselves a wee project to tidy up the garden area out of our back window – we have made a start but looking forward to some nice dry days to continue with that.
It has been lovely to see you all at our different activities over the term and look forward to seeing you come visit and see how good we are doing at school.
Another Term gone by and lots achieved by the Glendevon class.
We have had a very busy term and had lots of fun.
In January we enjoyed our Ceilidh dancing and joining our friends in the hall for a Ceilidh to celebrate Burns day.
February was full of hearts when we up-cycled some old clothes for the amazing fashion show – the children all looked fantastic in the Glendevon collection.
Also in February we were very busy with Fairtrade Fortnight and we are pleased to be part of achieving the schools ‘Fairaware Award’!
In March we had great fun during science and engineering week taking different journeys – especially enjoying our ‘3 little pigs’ activity out in the garden. Duncan loved being the big bad wolfe and chasing his friends!
Red nose day meant we had to turn our skills to baking and the children were fantastic at getting involved in each stage from mixing the ingredients to icing the cupcakes – brilliant Elmo inspired decoration.
Glendevon then made some lovely lavender bags to highlight Epilepsy awareness day. Thank you to Caroline for picking it from her garden a few months ago in preperation.
We have finished off the term with health week and a very competitive sports day.
Along with all the school events, we have been working hard at our teacch activities, our buildings around the world topic, gardening and making some great progress with our communication.
It was lovely to see all the parents at the reviews and our different events over the last term as always.
Hope you all have a great holiday and already looking forward to an exciting last term before the summer holidays.