It has been so good to get back to school again after such a long time away! The children have been really busy with all their activities and we have had a few sleepy heads by the afternoon some days. We have introduced some new things on our timetables over the last few weeks as well as exploring some favourite activities too!
Cole has really liked getting time outside again to explore Duntarvie garden, Campsie play area and the sensory garden. Even the rain didn’t stop him having fun. He has been working really well on his independent work tasks and is enjoying his favourite rewards after work – the spinning chair and the trampoline.
Megan has loved time in the nursery softplay and running around outside on the soft grass in Duntarvie garden. She likes our new Sensology group where we explore different resources. She especially enjoys the smelling tubs just now! We have added lots of new toys to her free choice box so she has been busy playing with them every morning.
Ruaridh has settled back to the school routine really quickly and has been checking his timetable every morning to see what will be happening. He has enjoyed our deep pressure massage group a lot, especially the bug massager which he likes to hold against his ear and cheeks. He has loved softplay too, so much so that he doesn’t want to leave!
Benjamin has been enjoying getting to know his new classmates. He is having fun exploring softplay and the garden again. He’s working really well on his TEACCH activities too. Our afternoon relaxation groups are a real favourite for him as he enjoys lying down and interacting with staff.
Ethan has really enjoyed all our music and movement groups as he loves to dance! He has been working hard on is work tasks and has taken a real interest in drawing this term which is great. He likes to relax at our Sensology and Tac Pac groups after a long day. Time outside is always popular too as he loves exploring the gardens and playground.
Sean has been exploring lots of new activities in class and has been working hard on his TEACCH tasks. He has enjoyed relaxing in the quiet corner with the bubble tube in between his timetable sessions. Softplay has been a huge hit too as he loves throwing out all the balls from the ball pit. Keeps all the staff fit throwing them back in again!
The children may not have been in school but a special mention must go to all you wonderful families for coping with such uncertain times!
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Glendevon had their up and down days like most of us but I was very impressed by some of the activities they got up to and look forward to seeing the children continue using their skills as they come back to school.
I very much hope that you are all able to have a fantastic summer and enjoy getting back to some normality even just to see loved ones!
I for one have missed you all and look forward to seeing you all again in August.
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.
We cannot believe that it is the end of another year already and half way through the academic year – how time passes when you are having fun and working hard.
The class have all bonded very well with one another and you will see the evidence from the photos what mischief they can get up to when they get together!
We have been enjoying the run up to Christmas with all our art activities, cooking and show rehearsals.
However, the term was not just about Christmas, we have been very busy ‘naughty elves’ since October. This term we have been enjoying both going to the shop and the library and have been learning to be a bit more independent when requesting and taking a book out. Alex and Duncan are super at the self service checkout – so if you need a hand with any shopping you know who to ask.
The whole class have been super at using their PECs and are requesting for their choices during different groups and at snack/dinner. Alex is also keeping us right with different signs and we are all using signalong during different groups to help everyone with communication. Sophie has been enjoying having lots of interaction and we can see some significant changes in how she is communicating through her facial expressions and verbally.
Everyone has been working hard at their Teacch activities and we are seeing lots of progress. Aria has been a star – she is doing her work totally independent now and quickly! Tac Pac has been fantastic with the class and all are coping so well and learning to relax as you can see from the photos – it is a favourite for William and Fletcher.
I could go on and on about all the good work the class are doing we are so proud at what they have been achieving so far this year and look forward to the new year and new challenges.
This year at Beatlie, we held the second annual Interschools Sports event. This year our sport was rounders.
Children from the primary departments in Beatlie, Pinewood and Ogilvie Schools sent small groups of children to form two teams for the day. The children and staff all really enjoyed the event, as well as getting to meet up with some new faces!
We would like to say a massive well done to all of the children who participated in the event, and a huge thank you to all of the staff from Pinewood, Ogilvie and Active Schools who helped make the day such a success, as well as the parents who visited to cheer on the children.
As Beatlie’s contribution to December’s schools Cluster event to celebrate Christmas, we at Beatlie made a school video in Music. We were torn between being traditional and also recognising that the Upper School like their technology and enjoy music a bit differently than the younger children.
So we tried something a little different and hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it!