The vocal tracks for our Christmas performance can be found below... get singing! :)
01 Mary Mary.mp3
03 Almost There.mp3
04 Magi May I_.mp3
06 No Room At The Inn.mp3
07 Shepherd Shuffle.mp3
08 Long Ago.mp3
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.