Category Archives: NEWS

Purple and Green!

Team Oaklands are going all purple and green tomorrow in support of Macmillan Cancer Support!

We hope to see all pupils, staff and friends decked out in purple and green and donating £1 for the privilege! 🙂

Come and join us tomorrow morning for assembly at 9.30 and then coffee, tea and home baking from 10.00. ALL WELCOME!

Pine Class have been leading the way with decorations and flyering in our local area.

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Again, Again!

We are coming to the end of our year of the big Core Words push here at Oaklands School… and we’re ending the term by focusing on AGAIN!

Postcards, symbols and signs for AGAIN are being delivered to the classrooms and going into the pupils’ home-school diaries. Watch the video below to see how sign AGAIN with your child…

We are also taking some time to reflect on how the year of Core Words has gone… would you like to go over them AGAIN next year? Look out for your feedback questionnaire to tell us what you think! Or drop us a line on Twitter or by commenting on this post.

And AGAIN – a *huge* Oaklands thank you to all the volunteers who have helped with the project… from the behind-the-scenes laminating teams to the stars of our videos… over the year.

Have a lovely summer and get in touch if you need any support!
– from Speech and Language Therapy

Something in Your Eye?

Our school choir’s starring perfomance @queens_hall .

A night to treasure and this beautiful video brings back so many wonderful memories.

As ever, @md0wling speaks beautifully on behalf of our school. #proud #Edinburgh @LoveMusicScot #sametimenextyear?


When Lachlan met Obama!*

*The pony version!

This week has been Outdoor Learning week at Oaklands.

It’s been a fabulous week full of fires, storytelling under a gazebo, songs, a sound garden in the woods and beech wheelchairs. Some of our pupils were even lucky enough to get a ride along Cramond beach with Obama the pony this morning!

Thanks to our Principal Teacher, Ele, for her fantastic organisation and imagination that has made this week such a wonderful experience for our amazing children and young people!


As ever, lots more photos of the week’s events on our Twitter feed @Team_Oaklands

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SignAlong at Mealtimes

If you are thinking of using SignAlong at mealtimes then this video may provide some ideas and information to help you.

The Speech and Language Therapy Team

HELP us with our Core Words!

Our new Core Word of the month is “help”!

It is a really important skill to learn to confidently ask for “help” when needed… but first the children will need to spend lots of time getting familiar with the sign and symbol for “help”.

Parents/carers… please look out for the “help” postcards tomorrow, and take a look at our video of how to sign “help” with your child at home…

… just ask if you need any “more” “help”! Thanks! From Speech and Language Therapy

Every child deserves a WILDHOOD!

From our friends at PAMIS:

At WILDHOOD we believe in the power of inclusive play, giving children with different needs the opportunity to play together without barriers.

This year we are delighted to announce that, thanks to funding from Better Breaks, PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) are taking Camp PAMIS on tour and joining the fun at WILDHOOD, making the festival fully inclusive.

We are adding multi-sensory storytelling to our fabulous programme of events, with Leo and the Lightning Dragons and a specially developed WILDHOOD themed multi-sensory story.  We will have music sessions, art sessions and adapted games. We are excited about the return of Pony AxeS, with Simon and Obama bringing wheelchair accessible pony rides to the grounds of the castle. The Pamiloo will be with us as well, providing fully accessible toileting facilities.

PAMIS have a limited number of day tickets for families of children with profound and multiple learning disabilities so book soon. If you’re interested in finding out more, please get in touch with us here and we’ll get back to you with more information.

Rugby Trip Cancelled

Unfortunately, we’re no longer able to attend Edinburgh v Munster this Saturday, or make the guard of honour due to a shortage of wheelchair spaces.

We’re as disappointed as you are and will be phoning parents this afternoon to apologise.

Youth for Climate Change!

This morning, some of our Senior pupils joined many of their mainstream peers at the Youth for Climate Change march at the Scottish parliament.

It was wonderful for our young people to share this experience with peers from Leith Academy and other mainstream schools. Jack even met his cousin Calum there!

Much more, as ever on Twitter @Team_Oaklands


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