Oaklands Choir Shines at the Queen’s Hall!

It was a proud night for our school community last night as our school choir took to the stage at the Queen’s Hall as part of ‘On This, a Winter’s Night’.

In collaboration with Broughton, Buckstone, Granton, Taobh Na Pairce and Trinity Primary Schools, the choirs brought the house down with some beautiful performances of winter songs from different languages and cultures.

Our very own Sophie from Beech Class even starred with her solo performance during ‘Oh, Watch the Stars!’

It was a tribute to the pupils and staff in our choir that the other schools learned some signalong which they used throughout the performance.

Led magnificently throughout by our Music teacher, Meg – the heart and soul behind the performance – and with the support of the other staff choir members Angela, Michelle, Ruby, Jen, Annie and Sheena, our pupils Morven, Andrew, Leila, Maddie, Sophie and Subha shone, and had a night that they and their proud families will never forget.

Thanks also to Stephen Deazley, Artistic Director of Love Music for bringing the whole show together and for being so positive about Oaklands taking part.

As ever, much more over on Twitter @Team_Oaklands

We “like” our Core Words!

Our Core Word for November is… “like”! Look out for your “like” postcard in your child’s home-school diary today; and take a look at the video below to find out how to sign “like” with your child.

… just in time to communicate with your child about how much book week scotland logothey “like” their favourite book… Happy Book Week Scotland everyone!

– from the Speech & Language Therapy team at Oaklands School

Great ideas for Core Words at home!

Thanks to all the parents, carers and family members who came along to the ‘Core words at Home’ SLT workshop today.  Everyone came up with some great ideas for how to use core words more at home… here’s a pic of today’s map of our ideas – for those who couldn’t make it along. Any questions, just contact Nicky (SLT) on 0131 315 8106.

parents ideas from corewords workshop

SLT workshops next week!

dont forgetLast month we sent out a ‘save the date’ for our Speech and Language Therapy workshops on Tuesday 30th October (9.30-11am)…

… now it’s time to book your place! Please look out for your letter in your child’s home-school diaries tomorrow (Tuesday).

Topics are: Using corewords at home; signing (onbody and SignAlong).

EVERYONE is welcome… parents, carers, family friends, babysitters, extended family!

Please call Nicky on 0131 315 8106 with any questions or if you can’t find your invite.

See you next week!

– Nicky and Annie (Speech and Language Therapy)

Can’t “stop” us now!

…the Coreword of the month for October is “stop”!

Check out our video below to see how to sign “stop” using SignAlong or onbody signing.

Parents/carers please look out for the postcards in your child’s home-school diary.

Remember… Don’t “stop” using our previous Corewords too… more, finished, ready, go!

Please get in touch with Nicky (SLT) on 0131 315 8106 or via the home-school diaries if you need any tips or want to catch up about your child’s communication at home.

Thanks! From Annie and Nicky in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)

… with a big thank you to Gillian, Ross, Chloe, Rebecca, Oliver, Keiran and the super symbol laminating team.

Jeans for Genes Day Tomorrow!

Don’t forget it’s Jeans for Genes Day tomorrow (Friday)  at Oaklands!

We hope all of our pupils and staff will get behind this brilliant campaign by wearing their jeans  and donating £1, if they can!

There’s a special assembly and our Little Acorns in the Nursery will be doing the rounds with their collection bucket.

Photos from our assembly fashion show will be on our Twitter feed @Team_Oaklands as usual.

Special School, City of Edinburgh Council.