Year 7 pupils took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme during Term 2. They had a wonderful time learning about business, pitching ideas, growing and developing an idea, taking part in a dragons' den event and creating the profitable Primary Pots business in the end. Each Year 7 pupil worked hard, showed creativity, developed a good head for business and were able to work with different people. They learnt a lot about themselves through the programme. They learnt valuable life skills such as communication, co-operation, problem solving, confidence building and decision making.
Health Week 2018
Year 7 pupils took part in a wide range of activities during Health week;
- They played in the House Soccer tournament matches through-out the week.
- They listened and participated in a Farm Safety Talk
- They attended a 'No Smoking' talk by SWAH health professionals.
- They created edible healthy food artwork for a House competition
- They had a visit from dentist Colleen McCusker about oral and dental hygiene.
- They had a visit from Claire McElholm, our local optician. She spoke about keeping our eyes healthy.
World Book Day
We had a great day celebrating books and our love of reading! Check out some of our costumes!
NI Science Festival Trip
Year 5, 6 and 7 attended the NI Science Fair in Londonderry on Friday 23rd February. They watched the amazing interactive ‘Science of Dragons’ show by Scientific Sue. All pupils had opportunities to engage in STEM workshops from the space dome to the mine-craft challenge.
Junior Entrepreneur Project
The programme continues to run from strength to strength in our class. The pupils have all enjoyed working in teams to create and present their business idea to the whole school community and then the dragons' den. The dragons were Mrs C Magee, Mr B Thompson, Mr N Elliott, Mrs Read and Mrs McKeown. The dragons thought the children showed an array of wonderful skills. Their presentations were of a high quality and the pupils were able to answer the dragons' questions with great confidence. The winning product was Personalised Pots. The class have now joined together to work on the Personalised Pots business. Business visitors: Mrs Deane, Mr Bogle and Mr Grey came in to offer their advice and experience.
Quiz Team Success!
Year 7 pupils have celebrated great success in local quiz events recently. Our team of Ethan Abercrombie. Caleb Haire, Jasmine Giles and Leonie Harron represented our school at the Belfast finals recently. They had secured runner up position in the Fermanagh and Omagh heat.
Our class entered two teams into the Irvinestown Credit Union Primary School Quiz. Team A (Harrison Fallis, Emily Farrell, William Bogle and George Kernaghan) came second place in the under 11 competition. Team B (Leonie Harron, Mia Milligan, Archie Knox and Ethan Abercrombie) came third place in the under 13 competition. This was the first year our school has taken part in the quiz and we were delighted with their perfromances! All children received money gifts as prizes.
Enjoy some of our i movie news reports!
Our class assembly on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
Year 7 pupils were offered a wonderful musical opportunity recently. They got to take part in a special African drumming workshop. Year 6 pupils have been studying Africa as their World Around Us topic this term. All pupils from Year 1 to Year 7 had an opportunity to take part in the drumming sessions!
uICT : Programming
Year 7 are working on the uICT area of Programming this term. Each pupil is creating their own animation or game based on an Amazonian rainforest animal of their choice. Through the Primary Partnership Programme, Year 7 pupils had a visit from the Nerve Centre team. The Nerve Centre specialises in the development and promoting of ICT. It was wonderful to have their assistance and support to further develop each pupil's programming skills and end product!
Class trip: Ulster Orchestra
Year 7 along with pupils from Year 5 recently attended a special musical event with the Ulster Orchestra. It was a wonderful opportunity for pupils to listen and appreciate live music by professional musicians . The theme was 'Time Travel' and it provided many opportunities for pupils to interact!
Art and Design
Year 7 pupils have been designing and creating masks which represent their learning through our topic of the Amazon rainforest. Stay tuned to see the final pieces!
Numeracy : Active learning
Year 7 pupils have been using Numicon in their recent Numeracy lessons. The class have been learning about relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages. They demonstrated their understanding of number and were able to take part in problem solving tasks with confidence. Numicon is a multi -sensory approach to mathematics.