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.
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…..
This year, the UNICEF outright campaign focused on Mental Health. All children have the right to a healthy mind!
One of the tasks we completed was to think of something for another class that would make them feel happy! Here is what everyone came up with:
Lammermuir – received some lovely toys from Ochiltree that the pupils enjoyed exploring.
Hopetoun – Organised the Children In Need and made everyone very happy!!
Lomond – Received a list of favourite songs and lots of lovely instruments from Duntarvie. These went down very well!
Pentland – They had fun playing games in the gym hall using resources lent to them by Glendevon, Duck, Duck Goose was a favourite.
Glendevon – enjoyed making some very yummy Pudsey Bear biscuits with ingredients given to them from Pentland.
Ochiltree – received some lovely messy play resources to explore including bubbles and slime from Lammermuir.
Duntarvie – felt very pampered with a ‘spa in the classroom’ box from Lomond.
World Food Day was highlighted and celebrated on the 16th October. As part of our learning here at Beatlie we looked food journeys and how/why we can and should do better.
To share our learning we all participated in a poster competition – please have a look at the great work we all had fun making! Some more photos may also be shared on their Learning Journals.
Phew – another term over can you believe it!!
What a great time we have had this term despite all the restrictions. We have been able to fill our time with lots of new and exciting opportunities and experiences.
We have really missed William and Rylie and hope that they will be back to join us soon.
Aria, Luca and Vanessa have been busy working towards their ASDAN and SQA qualifications throughout the term and it has been fantastic to see them build on their skills and show the progress they have made through the different activities they have participated in.
We have tried out new games which has been sooo much fun for both the staff and the children. Our table top games have been a hit with a variety of games played over the term – Scalextrics is the clear favourite when given the choice! We have got some new games to try next term – I wonder what the favourite will be? In PE we also tried out some old and new activities but this term we had it in the class so a little different. This didn’t put off the children and we still had great fun with bowling, parachute and curling to name a few. Next term we will be trying out some different activities in the hall again – maybe outside too if the weather gets better.
We have been making the most of the good weather recently and been going on lots of walks and bike rides around the local area. Aria is helping her aunty to clock up some miles for a sponsored walk she is participating in for Beatlie!
Our gardening project has also been brilliant and all the children have really taken to the different activities involved – we just need to be patient now and see what comes from all of our hard work. We are hoping that after the Easter holidays we will be busy maintaining the garden and harvesting towards the summer.
I could go on and on about all the fantastic work and achievements we have made over the term so have a look at just a few of our photos showing how much fun school can be!
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.