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Hopetoun Term 4

Time flies when you’re having fun and there’s certainly been plenty of fun (and of course lots of serious learning!) again in Hopetoun this term! We have enjoyed celebrating Ramadan and taking part in Sports Day, Earth Day and Numeracy Day. Some of us have also enjoyed visiting The Yard, attending live musician sessions and clowning around with the Clown Doctors.

BUT….. our absolute favourite has been going horse riding for the first time, and the RDA staff were super impressed with our skills!

Listen to those giggles!

We hope to see you all at the garden party on Thursday but if you can’t make it have a fantastic Summer!

Hello Summer from Lomond Class!

Wow, how have we reached the end of the school year already?! It’s been a busy term with highlights including horse riding, live violin and guitar duet, Jubilee garden party, Sport’s Day and The Yard. This week we visited Almondell Country Park for some outdoor fun. Below is a video to show what we got up to. If you are coming to the garden party we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, and if you can’t make it we hope you have a fantastic Summer. See you in August.

Team Lomond 2021/22

Term 4 in Duntarvie

Term 1 in Duntarvie

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.