Category Archives: OOSC – Out of School Care Blog 2019-2020

OOSC – 06/03/20

Weather was really nice this week so we used this opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Children had lots of fun playing outside – running about, playing hide and seek; just enjoying the sunshine.

As every week children enjoyed our usual activities like drawing, colouring in, playing with dolls and cars. We also made some tasty shortbread.

OOSC 14/02/20

Children had fun taking part in balloon and baking soda science experiment. First we filled the container (plastic bottle) with vinegar, then we used the funnel and teaspoon to add baking soda to the balloon.

Then we attached balloon to container making sure we had a good seal. Afterwards we lifted up the balloon to dump the baking soda into the container of vinegar and we watched the balloon filling up.

The science, behind this balloon baking soda experiment, is the chemical reaction between the base {baking soda} and the acid {vinegar}. When the two ingredients mix together the balloon gets it’s lift! That lift is the result of the gas produced from two ingredients – carbon dioxide or CO2. As the gas tries to leave the plastic container, it goes up into the balloon because of the tight seal. As the gas has nowhere to go and is pushing against the balloon it inflates it! Similarly, we exhale carbon dioxide when we blow up balloons.

Some children celebrated Valentine’s Day with fun craft activity – creating their own Valentine’s cards.

As every week children enjoyed our usual activities like drawing, colouring in, playing with dolls, cars and creating amazing constructions from plus plus blocks.

OOSC 24/01/2020

We would like to introduce our new Out of School Axillary – Miss Watson. Big and warm welcome.

Weather was really nice this week so we used this opportunity to spend more time outside. Children had lots of fun playing football, running about, drawing with the chalk, bouncing on the Space Hoppers, just enjoying the warmth.

Some children celebrated Burns Night with fun craft activity – creating their own tartan patterns; you can see them on our Art Wall.

Children had fun making cornflower messy play-dough (sorry parents 😉 ) Creativity is messy and we are very creative in the Lochardil After School Club :))

As every week children enjoyed our usual activities like drawing, colouring in, playing with dolls and cars, dressing up and creating amazing constructions from plus plus blocks.

OOSC

8.1.20 The children have been very creative using the plus plus blocks to construct models, shapes and characters. They have also been very keen to make slime ( sorry parents 🙂 ) and have had lots of fun playing with it, while others have enjoyed creating a race track for their cars using pipes and guttering.

UNCRC Birthday Celebrations!

To celebrate the 30th birthday of the United Nations Rights of the Child, please enjoy a special day at school on Wednesday 20 November.

Come to school in your party clothes if you want to dress up!

Play some fun party games

Enjoy a special Celebration assembly with UNIKIDS.

Let’s have some fun as we remember all the UNCRC articles that we enjoy.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

P5a are organising a collection for this year’s Blythswood appeal. We would be very grateful if we could have all shoeboxes handed into school by the 08.11.19.

Leaflets about the shoebox appeal, including a checklist of items, were sent home this week. Please let us know if you need any more information or anymore leaflets.

Thank you so much for your support!

From P5a and Miss MacArthur

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019

This is an advance notice that we will be supporting this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past. Last year we collected 55 shoeboxes and we would love to make this an extra special Christmas for those in need again this year.

This year Blysthswood will be collecting our filled Shoeboxes on Friday November the 8th. We would be very grateful if all donations could be handed into school by then. A checklist of suitable Christmas gifts to include in your shoebox will be going home on the first week of term.

Please help us to spread love and hope this Christmas.

Thank you!

OOSC

This week Oliver and Cameron were teachers at OOSC. ” I enjoy being a teacher because I like being in control I now see how hard it is for the teachers  its hard when people dont listen to you” by Cameron.    “it was  fun but it was also challenging when the other kids didnt listen to you”  By oliver.

OOSC

10.9.19 – The children in OOSC watched a video of a family in Malawi, they found out about their way of living and what toys they have to play with. Before we watched the video the children were asked to write on a post it note what was important to them, after the video was finished they were asked the question what do they think is important to the children in Africa. Some of the answers of what is important to them were: my family, my friends, dogs, ipad, my bike, a life, pokemon cards, my cat, Mum and Dad, to be safe. Some of the answers of what is important to the children in Africa were: food, water, a home, friends, to be who you want to be, to have toys, to go to school, toilet and to have a life. The children then used lots of different materials to create their own toys such as a football, a house, cars and robots.