It just shows you how time flies when you are having fun – and that is what we have been doing in Ochiltree.
We have been working hard at gaining all our targets both in ASDAN and SQA as well as our IEPs. We have been working hard with our independence skills and communication but we have also had time to have fun and explore.
So what have we been up to?
Well……… some of us have been galavanting around the country trying out Skiing or swimming while others have had a go at Rebound. We have all enjoyed helping out in the garden now that Spring has sprung and lots of exploring around the community on the bikes.
We have enjoyed lots of different experiences inside too – cooking up a storm in the kitchen, making a mess in the class during messy play, joining our friends in the hall for physical activities and exploring music with Gordon.
We have all had some obstacles or new challenges to overcome this term and I am so proud of the resilience shown from all the children in the class – we could learn a thing or two from them all!
Have a fantastic holiday everyone and we look forward to new and exciting challenges ahead for the summer term.
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of another term!
We have been VERY busy in Hopetoun exploring lots of seasonal themes, raising money for Children in Need and Save the Children, and celebrating Book Week Scotland and the UNICEF Outright Campaign. Phew!!!
Here’s a few snapshots of our learning….
And here’s what we got up to for Children in Need…
We would like to wish all our Beatlie families a happy and safe Christmas and we will see you in January 2022!
What a year it has been so far – lots and lots of fantastic achievements made in 2021! There are so many memories I wanted to share that I have made a Sway for each of the children!
We have also been enjoying sharing our good work each week when we are sending home our baking, craft work and plants – I think the escorts are beginning to wonder what will come next!
We are truly grateful that we have had the opportunity to participate in so many great activities this year both in our own class and with Duntarvie! Lets keep our fingers crossed that we will continue in the new year!!!
We have had a fabulous start to the year and have been enjoying our extended bubble with Duntarvie and participating in lots of new activities with all our friends from there!
So what have we been up to…..
We had a very successful litter pick around Craigshill but we were very surprised at how little litter there was about – the community have come together and have made fantastic changes around the area. We were also able to see how well our flowers have been growing at the street signs we planted before the summer – this caught on and there are lots of streets around doing the same now!
It was lovely to see Luca’s family and they had fun joining us for a walk around the Almond – it was a shame that you could not all join us but hopefully we will see you all soon at other school events.
We are all working hard on our qualifications this year – ASDAN and SQA projects as well as our IEP targets. William and Aria are doing lots together and are joined by Charlie for topic work, Luca is joining the Duntarvie class for lots of activities and Sophie is joining her friends from Duntarvie for lots of movement and sensory activities.
Catherine has been conducting the topic – Looking After My Body and the children have loved all the fun activities she has been doing – they especially enjoyed the smelling and tasting activity. Catherine has also been doing Drama which Luca and Sophie have been going to and they love it – hopefully we will be able to put on a show for you at Christmas or at the end of the year!
The children are all getting to try out new activities, experience new things and encouraged to be as independent as they can be building skills for adulthood! They are a great help carrying out their class jobs, Eco tasks and helping out in the community.
There are so many things I could rave about but I must leave space for some pictures.
Please click on the link below to see a fantastic video of our stars at work and play.
WOW what a busy start to term 1 in Duntarvie we can’t believe it will be the October break next week!
We have been exploring garden maintenance this term and keeping Duntarvie garden clean and tidy through weeding, cutting the grass and leaf blowing. We prepared the new kitchen garden area by upcycling some old tyres and compost from last year’s planting. We have already planted the seeds in the warmth of indoors and hope by the time Spring arrives we will have some lovey (hardy) herbs to plant outside.
To support our independence, develop our life skills and explore sensory development we have been completing class jobs including washing the windows, cleaning and putting away the dishes and sorting the laundry. Many of us have loved the new light weight hoover that we use to keep our class nice and tidy and it has even ventured round the school to ensure everyone is keeping their rooms nice and tidy!
A favourite class activity this term has been the sensory story of Boris the Bee – he has been a bit naughty by sneaking into the picnic basket and giving everyone a nasty sting!
It has been great to have new opportunities through our individual SQA work. This is the cooking group making all their health goodies to go home to parents and carers. We are hoping to get out and about in the community more through further ASDAN and SQA work alongside starting our Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Hope you all have a lovely October week – Duntavie.