Playing scales on the glockenspiels in Yellow Class
The children have had fun singing about Halloween (5 Little Pumpkins and Hairy Scary Castle) and the different coloured Autumn leaves falling from the trees. Turn-taking and playing on cue featured and playing scales with glockenspiels and bells.
Heading towards Christmas, the Primary classes worked on the nativity songs for the Wriggly Nativity, including signing the words. The Nativity performance was wonderful and the children did really well.
Thanks to all the staff for supporting the practice, rehearsals and performance itself. The children all did really well and weren’t phased by the occasion.
Destressing with music
Destressing and relaxing with scarves and quiet music in Group 8
Christmas can be a lovely time for the children, but with lots of changes in school and out, it can also be busy and stressful, which I am sure many would agree with.
So during December in Group 8 and Group 10, we took time to create a calm musical experiences. With the lights low and coloured scarves and blankets out, it was a time to draw breath and be calm with no sensory overload.
Some of this was also included in other classes throughout the school. It was a great success and complements other sensory work that takes place throughout the school. Definitely one to revisit any time of year.
Next term we will focus on Scottish music and on putting stories and music together. There will be some old favourites and some ceilidh dancing to get us warmed up on the cold winter days. The seniors will continue to work on their National Qualifications too and build on their good work as we head into the New Year.
Group 8 would like to help a local charity called ‘The West Lothian School Bank’. We are asking for donations of any school uniform, shoes and jackets. Also items such as pencils, pens, school bags and lunch boxes etc. These can be used and in good condition or brand new. Any help would be much appreciated. Drop off point is in the language room where group 8 are based.