Curling

After watching the experts during the Winter Olympics, the boys were very keen to have a go at curling. Once again the boys did Riverbank proud- listened to the instructors, tried their best, had fun and behaved very well. Good job boys!!

Tennis and Table Tennis at Westburn Centre

On 6th February we went along to the Westburn Centre to learn how to play table tennis and tennis.

Thanks to the wonderful coaches the boys had a lovely time and all improved their hand eye coordination trying to hit the ball!! The improvement over the session was amazing to see!!!

Next sport we’re going to try is curling on 23rd March- we are all excited about this and have been watching clips from the Winter Olympics to see how its done.

Having a game of table tennis.

Practicing throwing and catching the tennis ball.

Expert coaching!

Bouncing the table tennis ball on the bat takes lots of concentration.

Burns Day

Today we celebrated Burns day in the Link Room. We had a mini Burns Supper at snack time and most of the boys enjoyed haggis, neeps and tatties followed by shortbread, washed down by Irn Bru.

We watched a short story about the life of Burns, listened to bagpipe music and rounded off the celebration with Auld Lang Syne.

Auld Lang Syne

Haggis Neeps and tatties

Ready to eat

 

End of Term Social Lunch

To end the term the boys invited their parents to join them for a social lunch. A great time was had by all with lots to eat and a chocolate fondue to end. The boys treated their parents to some Christmas songs .  Have a lovely holiday and see you on 8th January 2018.

A whole marshmallow from the chocolate fondue in the mouth!.

Enjoying the food.

Singing Christmas songs.

Waiting for parents to come.

All laid out ready to start

Christmas Village

The boys were lucky to be invited to visit the Christmas Village on Tuesday 12th December.

They had a great time on the Helter Skelter, the Horse Carousel, The Spinning Tea Cups, Ice Skating and the Fast and Furious. This was by far the most popular with many boys having in excess of 6 turns!!! The evening was rounded off by a disco and snacks in Marischal Quad .

Aberdeen Snowsports

The boys had a great morning tubing and ski-ing at Aberdeen Snowsports on Wednesday Morning.

You can see the enjoyment on their faces.

Down the slope in a threesome

This is great fun

At the top of the slope-
Listening to Bob

We are so excited about this!!

Going up!!

Practicing walking on skis

Parental Engagement

As part of the School Improvement Plan a group of teaching staff are looking at improving parental engagement with the school.

There is a survey that we would like all parents to complete to enable us to move this forward.

The link is below

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/86BY7TN

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation

Mrs Smith

Crocus Planting

Today- 8th November 2017 the boys from the Link Room were involved in planting thousands of crocus bulbs in the grass area in front of the school and in the Link Room garden.

We will have to be patient and hopefully come March there will be a sea of purple crocuses for us to look at.