The PSNI Talk
On Monday 14th January, the PSNI came into our school to deliver a talk on how to keep safe online. It was really interesting and informative. Lots of advice was given to the class and the two policemen commented how well the children listened and interacted.
The Amazing Journey
On 13th March, Aaron Riddle from "The Amazing Journey" programme, spoke to P6/7. Together they learned about the major contributors of the Old and New Testament.
On Wednesday 20th March. The P7s, along with the P7 group from Newtownhamilton Primary, climbed Slieve Gullion. They weather was a bit misty and it was very windy at the peak. Colm and Phil were our guides and they taught us so much about the history surrounding this part of the country. It was really interesting.
This term we have been using microscopes in class to take a closer look at everyday objects. It was really amazing to see the hairs on the stem of a daisy really clearly. Some of us looked at our strands of hair or pieces of ripped paper. Maybe, someday, some of the current P6 7s will turn into prominent scientists. They certainly have the enthusiasm and the potential.
On 19th March, we participated in a class activity based on plastic waste. This is very topical for us as we spent some time studying this topic in term one. Mrs Watson hid some information posters all around the school and P6 7 were given questions to answer using the posters.
Friendly Football Tournament at Newtownhamilton High School
On Tuesday 2nd April, we played against Newtownhamilton Primary, Lisnadill and Hamiltonsbawn Primary Schools. Although it was just a 'kick about', our team played really well and I think we pose a sporting threat to the other schools. All Cortamlet pupils at the football were superb ambassadors. Brilliant play by newbies - Amy Hill and Selina Nicholson!
The Dorsey Dig
On Wednesday 10th April, P6/7 visited an archaeological dig near Slieve Guillion. We learnt all about the Dorsey which was an enclosure established in approximately 95BC. In Gaelic Dorsey means "Door" and this plot of ground was the gateway into the ancient Kingdom of Ulster. The children had a go at excavating on the site and then they attempted to work out the use and age of some ancient artefacts. It was a very interesting and enjoyable trip.
The Ardmore Hockey Tournament
On Wednesday 3rd April, two mixed hockey teams played in the tournament. The pupils had a brilliant time and brought the trophy home again.
Crossfire Not Ashamed
On Monday 15th April, Lindsey and Gareth from CEF delivered the Crossfire Not Ashamed Programme. They spoke on three important points. Firstly, not to be ashamed of belonging to Christ and telling others about Christ; secondly, not to be ashamed of standing up for one another if they see bullying happening in or out of school and thirdly, not to be ashamed of gaming. They allowed children to experience age appropriate X box games in a controlled environment. They reinforced the message about staying safe if they were on line and what they would do if a stranger messaged them whilst gaming. Sensible time limits for gaming were also discussed during the session as they encouraged the children to take time away from devices and do other things. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable morning and really engaged with Lindsey and Gareth.
Break The Rules Day
On our final day before the Easter break, we had a "Break The Rules Day". The rebellious pupils had a brilliant time and the weather turned warm and sunny, just in time for our holiday.