Welcome to Primary 4/5 class page. We are a very busy class and enjoy a wide range of learning experiences across the Curriculum.
On Mondays, many of us enjoy piano lessons with Charlotte or woodwind lessons with Richard.
Tuesdays are very busy for us all, we enjoy morning assembly with a local minister, then straight to football with Chris. After all that exercise we have toast for break, then the library van visits and we can change our books. Marianna joins us to help develop our language skills by teaching us useful words and phrases in Spanish. After lunch we have singing lessons with Shauna, which helps to keep our voices in tune.
Wednesdays and Thursdays are still busy but we have fewer visitors.
On Friday we enjoy hockey with Christine and our celebration assembly when we celebrate our achievements from the week.
We decided to take Maths outdoors for the week, not only did we learn a lot by using our natural environment, we also got to enjoy some beautiful autumnal weather. We looked for shapes in our school playground and found numbers that we could use to make 100. Primary 5 used leaves to create multiplication and division facts, which was very successful. We then had to solve a number of problems from given scenarios and complete a number trail. We all enjoyed our outdoor classroom!
Grace passed her swimming exam, we are very proud of her, well done!
Our Trip to the Museum.
We went on a class trip to Armagh county museum, where we were given a warm welcome. We learned about the linen industry in Northern Ireland, how the crops were grown , linen produced from that and its importance throughout the world. We enjoyed a printing workshop with a local artist and printed our own handkerchiefs which are on display in school and tried on costumes from past eras. We had a great morning and look forward to our next trip!
Just before half term the PTA organised a Jumping Clay morning and we made beautiful hedgehogs, the School Council also organised a bun sale for the same day, which was a real treat!
Joseph won player of the month for hockey. Christine presented him with a t-shirt as a prize.
Well done Joseph, we are so proud of you!
Cinderella and Rockerfella
We each dissolved a disclosure tablet in our mouths to highlight the build up of plaque on our teeth. The varying colours indicated how long the plaque had been there, which was very interesting! We then cleaned our teeth to remove the staining which helped to focus our attention on how we brush- thinking about the length of time we take on each tooth or area of the mouth and also the pressure applied when brushing. It definitely made us think! No teeth were harmed when carrying out this experiment!
On Monday 14th January we had a visit from the PSNI to talk to us about keeping safe online. This was very appropriate given that so many of our class received new devices for Christmas which use the internet. The talk was very informative and related very much to our own experiences online. Stay safe, be nice online, don't disclose personal information and if something makes you feel uncomfortable, TELL.
Our Trip to Armagh County Museum.
We were really excited to have James from the Amma Centre back in school again. We are starting phase 3 of our project, exciting times ahead as we plan our characters and storytelling to create our interactive games.
We had a great morning at the museum. We all dressed up as evacuees and went to find out more about WW2. We looked at many artefacts and discussed their use. We saw a variety of gas masks and a most unusual one for a baby. We looked at propaganda posters and compared them with everyday signage which we see in modern life. We read a letter from an evacuee who was staying in Keady, we got the impression they were not really enjoying themselves. Aaron dressed up as an ARP warden. We discussed rationing and compared diets with ours today, they really had to live a very healthy lifestyle. A lot of us had an opportunity to wind up the air raid siren, which was very noisy. Finally we made a gas mask each to bring back to school. We had a great morning with Sarah and Roy at Armagh County Museum.
Pancake Day in P4/5! Yum yum!
World Book Day! we have been studying The Twits by Roald Dahl. We have written reports on his life and poems about the roly poly birds. We made Mr Twits disgusting beard and our own roly poly birds!
The Amazing Journey! Erin and Pastor Grant came to visit this morning to tell us some amazing information from the world's best selling book- The Bible. We met characters from the Bible including Moses, Paul, Luke and David. It was a lovely morning and we really enjoyed their visit.
The Dairy Council came to visit P4/5 on Monday. They talked about the importance of a varied and balanced diet and exercise combined to keep us fit and healthy.
Izak 9. While P4 were away to Slieve Gullion P5 carried out some Maths investigations using Izak 9, we had great fun whilst learning too!
Ambassadors Football Tournament.
P4/5 girls were invited to the Ambassadors Girls Football Tournament at Richhill Recreation Centre on Tuesday 14th May. 25 schools were taking part with teams from P4/5 and P6/7. We took an A and B team. Our B team were narrowly beaten in the shield final, 1-0 by The Cope. The A team won every match in the group stages and sailed through to the final. They played Kings Park from Lurgan who had proved a challenge in the group stages. We won comfortably in the end winning 3-0. A special mention must go to Selina who got an award as top goal scorer having scored 20 goals! And Cerys who won player of the tournament! All the girls captured the spirit of the day, gave their best and behaved impeccably showing good sportsmanship. Thanks must also go to parents who travelled with us, it is greatly appreciated.