We hope you enjoy having a look at all the activities
we get up to during the week.
Huge congratulations to our boys who got to the final of the McKibben Shield today at St. Columbans. Big thank you to Mr Hardy and Tracey for mentoring the boys and attending all the tournaments 😃
Congratulations to the P7 class who made their Confirmation on Wednesday. We hope you all had a brilliant day 😊
On Thursday we had a paper free day, organised by our Eco team. We got to plant seeds to help attract wildlife to our school. We used our whiteboards to record our work so no paper was used for the whole day.
Safety talk organised by PSNI. We discussed how to keep ourselves safe whilst out and about cycling or walking. We also discussed the very important aspects of keeping safe online as well online bullying.
Huge congratulations to our winners from the Credit Union Quiz. We are so proud of you 😀
This week we were very lucky to be able to attend the Bee Safe workshop along with other schools in the local community. We attended talks from the Fire Service, PSNI, Translink Safety, Home Safety and a First Aid workshop on Choking. The children were very engaged throughout.
We have been thinking about our newTargets for the new term 😁
A big thank you to Alice for teaching us Irish over the last few weeks. We really enjoyed having her. Here we are today making lovely Irish Christmas cards.
We have been preparing for Christmas by creating our Advent promises. We wrote our promises on an Advent candle and made a lovely Advent display.
A big thank you to Tracey for all the hard work she put into the scenery for our Christmas play. We really appreciate everything you do for us 😊
Practical work on 3D Shape
This week we had a visit from the NSPCC. We reviewed some of our in class learning on keeping safe. We had some time to share our thoughts with our peers and work together in groups.
This week we have been working hard on Problem Solving. Our target area for this half term is Visual/Diagram problems.
This week we celebrated Anti-bullying Week by writing positive and wonderful things about each other. We turned it into a beautiful display for the classroom. We also discussed who we could turn to if we had a problem with bullying.
The songs for our Christmas play can be found below. Please sing along with them whenever you can 😊
ROCKING AROUND CHRISTMAS TRACKS 01 Mary Mary
03 Almost There
04 Magi May
06 No Room at the Inn
07 Shepherd Shuffle
08 Long Ago
Thankyou for all the kind donations for Mourne Stimulus. The children enjoyed wearing their woolly hats today ☺️
The work never stops. Every spare minute we get, we are working so hard to get the Christmas play up and running.
Our Writing focus for this half term is Instructional Writing. Here we are examining lots of different samples of Instructional writing in order to identify similar features. This will help us when we come to write our own Instructional texts.
We visited the SSE Arena in Belfast to complete a singing workshop, along with hundreds of other children. We learned some dance moves and enjoyed singing all our Peace Proms songs.
We had the first of our Irish classes with Alice. We really enjoyed learning all about our numbers
This week we took part in an online assembly hosted by the NSPCC. We learned all about how to keep safe and what to do if we do not feel safe. We learned about how Childline will support us if we ever feel the need to make the call.
Happy Halloween everyone 🎃👻💀
Voting for School Council has closed and counting of votes has begun. Thank you to the wonderful Mrs. Tracey Hennity for organising the session and running it so smoothly. Great organisational skills!!
Primary 6 and 7 took part in an online training course for Digital Leaders. We learned how to create a web page using Adobe Express. We were able to add text, pictures and videos to our web page. This will be used to promote our Anti bullying message throughout the school. The children will get the opportunity to pass on their knowledge to all the teachers, assistants and children and help in Anti Bullying lessons throughout Anti Bullying Week.
What a great week we had during Maths Week. We all designed games for the little ones in our school. We had the opportunity to try them out with our peers before we taught the little ones how to play 😁
Being a Digital Leader helps children develop confidence and leadership skills. They also provide meaningful support to teachers and peers throughout the school. This year, P7 pupils applied to become Digital Leaders.
Here is this year's Digital Leader team, voted for by their peers:
Huge congratulations to P6 and 7 for winning a prize in the St. Louis Maths Week Challenge. We had great fun every day trying to solve the problems sent in 😀
If you get the Star of the Week Award, you get to put your name up on our Achievement Tree 😊
The children have been working on creating a poster, portraying their idea of environmental issues.
We will be spending a lot of this year working on our Comprehension strategy of Inference. We took time to work with a partner to discuss some pictures and we used clues from the pictures and our own personal experiences to try to figure out what was happening in each one. We then used our Inference skills to try and figure out what some of the underlying meaning was in a provided text.
The wet weather doesn’t stop us from getting a bit of physical excercise!
We all took time to create a little prayer, personal to each of us and created a beautiful display for our Sacred Space.
Following on from our target setting, the children have made Learning Promises for the year.
All the children have had the chance to agree on targets for Litercay and Numeracy. These are areas they feel they need to develop over the course of the next few weeks.
Here we are with Mr Hardy working hard on our football skills.
We were very lucky to have a visit from Fitness Freddie. His focus was on Mental Health. The children were so attentive and responsive during the session.
This week we have been researching life in the Workhouses, as part of our topic work on the Famine. The children used Newsdesk to access videos recounting a day in the life a child or adult, forced to enter the workhouse as a last resort. We will be using this information to write a News Report on the Workhouses as part of our Recount focus, in the coming weeks.
Great team work here!! The children were split into groups to review a set of statements about the Famine. They had to decide whether the statements were a Cause or Effect of the Famine. The children presented their results to the class and as a whole class debated their differences of opinion.
We have been working on recognising the features of different triangles and using protractors to draw and calculate angles. Tough work but great results. Everyone is now confident working with angles 😀
What a fantastic day we had on our Sponsored Walk. The sun was out, the sky was blue, everyone was happy. What a fabulously beautiful part of the country we live in 😊. Thank you to everyone who contributed to such a worthy cause 😊.
Our Number focus for this half term is Numbers up to 6 and 7 digits. We explored why you may need to use such large numbers and the children are becoming more confident in recognising the value of each digit in very large numbers.
We have been working hard on our topic - the Great Famine. We are trying to link a lot of our work so we completed a Literacy Visualisation task where the children had to listen to a piece of text about the Famine and try to recreate a mental image to produce a piece of Art work. Fabulous pictures! The children then voted on their favourite piece. Well done to Darcie who was voted as winner 😃
We have been working on a piece of recount writing. We know how important it is to plan our work well before completing the final piece. We are working hard to improve our work each time we review it.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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