Apple Tree Project
Jeremy was back in school with us on Monday 9th April, this time to plant some apple trees. The apple varieties are old ones which have died out in Armagh and which this project is hoping to reintroduce in the area. Jeremy showed us how to prepare the ground and plant a tree.
Trocaire Campaign 2018
Well done to those P5 pupils who brought in sponsor money for the Dancethon and helped to raise over £190 for Trocaire. Their generosity and kindness is much appreciated!
Dairy Council Food and Fitness Visit
On the last week of term Amy and Bronagh from the Dairy Council visited our school to talk to the P5 and P6 classes about food and fitness. They talked about different food categories and why we need to eat foods from them. They got all the pupils up to do some fitness exercises and songs. Each child then received a booklet to help them understand how they can get the right balance of food and fitness. This all ties in nicely with the Healthy Kidz programme which is taking place in the school at present.
Healthy-Kidz App Awards
Congratulations to these P5 pupils who were the top 3 scorers from our school on the Healthy Kidz app this term.
Gaelic Football Training
This term the P5 class has been having some Gaelic training with Liam McCorry.
Roots of Empathy
Our programme started this year on Wednesday 24th Oct when Mr Lee told the P.5 class what they would be doing this year and then showed them photos of the baby who would be their 'teacher'. This year's baby is called Seth.
Seth has visited the class 4 times in term 2. We have been discussing safety and communication in class and have asked Laura to tell us how she ensures Seth's safety at home, and to describe ways in which Seth communicates with her. We have been singing nursery rhymes to him and have made a nursery rhyme book for him.
P5 had a visit from NI Water to discuss the uses of water in our lives and the importance of water for our health and well being. Each child in the class received their own water bottle.
Heart Start. This month we have been revising what to do with a conscious and unconscious casualty. We have been learning how to deal with someone who may be choking and with a serious bleed. The class practised doing the recovery position.
To mark World Book Day the children were invited to dress up as characters from a book.
Trip to Peatlands Park Wed. 8th Nov.
Siobhan gives instructions
Looking for plants and creatures
Playing the Woodcutter's Game
Jeremy explains importance of this task.
Collecting leaves and acorns
Planting Acorns in Our Eco Garden
Our planting box, decorated by P4 and P5 pupils.
A layer of sand goes into the bottom first.
A layer of top soil goes on.
Acorns are scattered over the top soil
A layer of acorns covers the soil
Finally, a layer of leaves is put on to protect the acorns from bad weather and thieving creatures!
Primary 5 Assembly on Rules
Primary 5 kicked off the whole school assemblies for the new school year with an assembly on rules. They discussed where rules can be found in everyday life and why rules are important. They then shared the P5 Class Charter with the other classes, showing them the rules our class have decided on for this new school year.
As part of our technology in P.5 we have been learning how to connect things using butterfly pins. We cut out parts of a skeleton, then joined them together using these special pins. This meant that we could make the skeleton parts move.
Term 1 Curriculum Information
Katie brought in some interesting items that came from Kenya. We have been looking at life in Kenya in World Around Us this term. Katie's aunt Lisa very kindly let her bring these in to show the class. The pictures Katie is holding are made from dried banana skins!!
P5 Halloween Assembly What A gruesome group!!