WORLD BOOK DAY
Year 7 pupils certainly marked their last World Book Day at IPS with creativity and imagination.
Every pupil put great effort into their book character costume and demonstrated a super sense of fun!
Well done Year 7!
Year 7 pupils attended the Bee Safe Initiative 2019 at the Bawnacre. This event is designed to equip children with the knowledge and skills to stay safe and cope effectively should they find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation.
Year 7 have really enjoyed taking part in STEM challenges recently. They are developing a wide range of skills through active learning opportunities.
As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme this term, Year 7 pupils have been working hard on their group business ideas. This hard work was presented today at the ‘Meeting the Dragons’ event. The dragon judging panel consisted of Mr Bogle, Mrs Miskimmin, Mr Grey, Mrs Read and Mrs McKeown. Each group presented their ideas and product samples in a professional manner. It was a tough job to judge and pick a winning business idea but the dragons finally decided on ‘Bubbalicious Soap’. The dragons commended the class on their creativity, confidence and innovation. The whole Year 7 class will now develop Bubbaliocious Soap into a whole class business venture. Year 7 will host a showcase day later in the term to sell their products.
We made a quick move at the end of the school term as building work begins now! We said goodbye to our old classroom, as 2019 finds us back in the Year 6 classroom. We were glad we only had to move next door!
Christmas Jumper Charity Fundraiser
We had a great time wearing our Christmas jumpers as well as raising money for the N.I. Hospice on Friday 14th December! Check out our class selfie!
Victorian class trip
Year 7 visited Florence Court House to take part in a Victorian themed Christmas craft day. Pupils learnt about Victorian Christmas traditions that we still celebrate today. They made three different Victorian Christmas decorations. Year 7 pupils then visited the kitchen to meet the cook as she prepared for a Victorian Christmas dinner. It was a wonderful way to bring our topic based on the Victorians alive and the children all had a great time!
World War One exhibition at Ardess
Year 6 and 7 pupils were kindly invited to the World War One centenary exhibition at Ardess on Friday 9th November. Pupils were able to view a wide range of World War One artefacts. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about local history and the contribution of local people to the War effort.
We are currently enjoying daily presentations on Queen Victoria and life in Britain during her reign. Pupils have researched the change in population and the different impacts this had on people living back then. We also discussed how changes in industry and law in the 19th century have influenced our lives today.
Our Class Assembly
On Thursday 27th September we took to the stage to perform our assembly based on perseverance. Thank you to all the parents and friends that attended!
WAU-Victorian topic work
We are learning about the Victorian age and it’s significance to our lives. We are currently learning about Queen Victoria and her family. Our class novel is called Street Child. It is based in the Victorian era.