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Welcome to P6/7 Class page.  We are a happy and industrious class.  We enjoy our work and we love to learn new things.  We have a brand new classroom  which we are very proud of.  On Monday some P6 and p7 pupils attend music lessons with our music teachers - Charlotte and Richard.  On Tuesday, Marianna teaches the class Spanish and Chris Chambers hones our football skills.  We sing with Shauna, our choir teacher and on Friday we practice hockey with our coach, Christine Russell.  All this and we manage to squeeze in Maths, Literacy, Geography, History and RE.
Today (November 16th) Lucas in P7 received Hockey Player of the Month.  He was praised for his sporting skill and also his sportsmanship towards fellow team members and those on the opposing team.  A truly deserving winner!
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Lucy, Rebecca and Lottie from P6 were commended for their art work in the recent Annual Schools' Competition held by the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.  We are so proud of them.  Well done!
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Cinderella and Rockerfella

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Today (Thursday 10th January) Mr. Megaw visited the P6/7 classroom.  He talked to the class about what their school life would  be like in Newtownhamilton High School.  The P7s were very excited and really enjoyed his presentation.  It was lovely to see pictures of former pupils in his presentation and how well our "Old Cortamlet Boys and Girls" are doing.
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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.

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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.

Slieve Gullion


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.

Waste Week


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!

Football Friendly 'Kick About' - notice the heavy hail showers!

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.



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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.