As our WAU topic is “Liquid Gold!” We created the Water Cycle using a boiling kettle, mirror and a bowl. It helped us have a greater understanding of the process and develop our knowledge of the technical vocabulary associated with the sequence, such as evaporation, condensation, precipitation, accumulation, vapour and atmosphere.......
We worked together to arrange calculations in a “Diamond Nine” structure, from what we felt was easiest to most difficult. We then discussed what strategies we could use to carry out these calculations.
Helping each other create St. Brigid’s Crosses.
Some of our finished products.
Visit to Kilkeel Library.
During our visit to the Library, Shelly gave us a tour of the building. She took us to the Exhibition Gallery, where paintings and photos by local people are displayed. We showed us the Reading Gallery, where people can sit and read while enjoying the view of the room below. We were shown the Study Area where older children can revise for their exams. We also saw the Computer Suite. We were reminded of the different types of books that are found in the Library and how they are organised on the shelves. We were told how many books we can borrow at one time and about the Book Clubs we can join, ALL FOR FREE!!!
Eyes Down - it’s time for “Multiplication Bingo!”
We challenged ourselves to make the longest line of cubes without having them break, before we measured them.....
All settled down and getting ready for “Aladdin!” by the Newry Panto Group. A great show, fantastic audience interaction, everyone had a really enjoyable time.
“Greece - Lightening,” Atticall style......
We were given a set of texts. We worked together to decide what text type we were presented with. We then had to work out the features that were common to all texts.
We are learning to use and understand the words fractions, denominator and numerator.
We learned about Moses, how he was found in a basket on the River Nile as a baby, had to run away after he killed an Egyptian and was spoken to by God from a burning bush. We also learned how to interpret, book, chapter and verse in Biblical Readings.
This week we started off reading and writing 5-digit numbers. We then had to order and reorder consecutive 5-digit numbers, providing a reason as to the position we placed ourselves on the “number line.”
We then developed our work to read, write and order non-consecutive 5-digit and 6-digit numbers. Stating the reason for our position on the line.
We had the opportunity to bring some of our Christmas presents to school, to show to and share with our class. We had a great afternoon,s fun.
Creating “Candy Cane Reindeer.”
Candy cane reindeer hanging on our class tree.
Together we created a paper chain. We lay it out along the corridor to measure it. We used metre sticks with centimetre intervals to measure.The chain measured 9m 25cm, this can also be recorded as 9.25m or 925cm.
We were learning to make sensible estimates of the measurements of different objects around the classroom. We then compared our estimates with our measurements to see if our estimates were sensible.
Casting our votes for the School Council.
Our Class School Council Representatives
P.5. Isla McMorrow and Luke Murphy
P.6. Fianna Murphy and Liam Sloan.
A selection of images from our Christmas Production..
A great big “Thank You!” to the Friends of Holy Cross for getting our class a new projector and having the Interactive White Board fixed. We now can see everything clearer, the image is sharper and brighter. There are no black dots on the screen. We do not have to make sure the blinds are pulled and the lights off when we are trying to read or watch something on the board.
Working together to decide what is the one text type that three different pieces writing may be. We then had to list the all the elements that this text type displays.
Correctly sequencing the instructions to Treat Burns & Scalds
Danny and Liam reminding us to take in the money we have collected for our Sponsored Dance-a-thon to raise money for and awarenesss of the NSPCC.
We had great fun taking part in the NSPCC
Dance-a-thon. Y.M.C.A. (a hit thirty years ago!!) was one of the most popular songs played.
The girls showing us how things are done......
Finding out some interesting WWI Facts
A great big “Congratulations!” to Owen Haughian who, out of 910 entries from 35 schools, in the Newry, Mourne & Down P.5 Road Safety Poster Competition was selected as one of the twelve winners.
We took part in Book Week NI showing what we are reading in class right now. #ReadRightNow
Everyone concentrating really hard as we practice our recorder playing.
We developed our Mental Maths Strategies while playing “Ghost.” We had to try to place selected numbers in the correct position so as to create the correct pattern and sequence, before uncovering the ghosts.
We worked in groups to develop our own version of popular fairy tales. We were encouraged to improvise lines and actions.
The boys performed their version of “The Three Little Pigs.”
This group performed “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.”
“Little Red Riding Hood.”
Snow White & “a few” Dwarfs.
Judith, Grainne and Sylvia from NSPCC visited our school with “Buddy.”
We were encouraged to put all our concerns in the “worry sack.” We were then invited to give suggestions as to who we could turn to if we had worries, this helped remove worries from the sack and make “the load” lighter. Our visitors we extremely impressed at how knowledgeable our children were, the responses they gave and discussions they entered into.
We used a Venn Diagram and sorted a variety of 3D shapes according to two criteria. Each group had to choose and apply their own criteria. One of those chosen was shapes with flat faces and shapes with curved faces, so we had to make sure that shapes with both flat and curved faces went into the intersection. Another was shapes with square faces and shapes with rectangular faces, so shapes with both square and rectangular faces were placed in the intersection.
We travelled to Newry this week to see the Ulster Orchestra perform. We were introduced to all the sections, and instruments in the Orshestra, and were encouraged by the conductor to close our eyes, act out and visualise the story that was being told by the music.
Some of our Primary 6 pupils researching WWI
We had a visit from local firefighter Geoff McGuffin. He talked to us about the actions we should take to prevent a fire, what we should do if we came across a fire and how we should plan and practice our escape route if there was ever to be a fire in our home or school. He presented everyone with an activity pack. It was a very enjoyable and informative afternoon.
Danny and Luke assisted Geoff with his presentation.
Isla and Liam were challenged to find their way to the classroom door while blindfolded. This gave them an idea of what it would be like if they had to find their way out of a building at night or if it was filled with smoke.
We then played “Poles and Ladders” from our activity pack, while Conor coloured in a fire fighter picture.
As we were discussing Fantasy Narrative, we learned about “Narnia” and how C.S. Lewis based his setting of some of his stories on the Mourne Mountains. Isla, very kindly, took in her box set of Narnia books to show and share with her class.
As this was Maths Week, we were asked to design a game for the younger children in our school to help them learn and reinforce an area in Maths. We had to work together to decide what to do and how best to present it.
On Friday afternoon we presented our finished products to the younger children. They enjoyed playing our creations and we really enjoyed having them play them.
We were presented with a challenge. We had 30 minutes to make something out of newspaper to protect an egg. The egg was to be dropped from a height. We had to try to stop the egg from breaking!!! We had a smashing time!!!
Our Finished Products....
only one team successfully completed the challenge, but we all had great fun designing and testing out our creations...
Taking part in the “Daily Mile Challenge.”
Constructing 3-D Shapes using nets..
We have All the Time in the World...
We wore purple for Mental Health Awareness Day
We took the lead in celebrating our Beginning of School Year & Harvest Mass.
We did a really good job.
Celebrating European Day of Languages.
Our country of choice was Turkey. We dressed up in the colours of the Turkish flag, and created our own versions of the Turkish National Costume. We had great fun learning a few phrases in Turkish, and how to sing “Head, Shoulder, Knees & Toes!” We ate some “White Bean Stew,” a very popular dish in Turkey. We also got to taste some very sweet Turkish treats.
Thomas took in the conkers he had gathered to show the class.
Working on the properties of 3-D shapes, names, faces, edges and vertices.
Getting creative with our 3-D shapes. (photos taken by Liam White.)
Working together to identify the elements needed to create a good opening to a narrative.
Using a Venn Diagram to sort the characteristics of narrative
text and other text types..
A class full of ”Dahlians”
Working together to identify the different elements found in a narrative.
Working with “ Number Generators” help us to revise and extend our knowledge of Place Value of 3, 4 and 5 digit numbers. Reading , writing and recording numbers in digits and words.
First day of the new school year.