Primary 7 enjoyed participating in an educational workshop to explore more about life in Victorian times. They were provided with the opportunity to dress like a Victorian, play games that were popular during Victorian times, write with a dip pen and ink, make a whirligig and take a Victorian Timeline quiz. They also listened to and watched a PowerPoint presentation. Primary 7 rounded off a very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable day by building a miniature film set ‘Down the mines’. Have a look at the photographs to see Primary 7 enjoying the interactive workshop.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Shoebox Appeal this year.
Primary 7 have been learning about the properties of a circle. They now know the mathematical terms radius, diameter, centre and circumference. Primary 7 also know how to calculate the radius of a circle when given the diameter and vice versa. Primary 7 put their new mathematical knowledge to the test and used a compass to create some circle designs. They thought using a compass was tricky initially but by the end of their work they had made good progress.
Primary 7 revised synonyms. Then they made a synonym person. Have a look at the photos to see Primary 7 busy at work.
Primary 7 invent their own toothpaste.
Primary 7 became like the Victorians on Friday and invented their own toothpaste. They had a lot of fun!
Primary 7 have been learning about tessellations. They used 2D shapes to make their own tessellating patterns.
Primary 7 have been looking at instructional writing. They have examined various samples of instructional writing and have become familiar with and analysed the features associated with it. Primary 7 have studied lots of areas in grammar which will help them with their independent piece of instructional writing. Primary 7 are going to write their instructions independently explaining how to play Ludo. Before they write their own instructions modelled writing took place on how to play Snakes and Ladders. The children have thoroughly enjoyed playing both Snakes and Ladders and Ludo to help them become familiar with the rules before they write their instructions.
Merry Christmas and thank you
I would like to this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and blessed 2019. Many thanks also for the kind wishes, Christmas cards and gifts as well as the generous combined class gift. It is appreciated and I will enjoy spending it on a new pair of shoes at some point. Many thanks once again Miss Galloway
Primary 7 are enjoying their walk through the books of the New Testament every week with Carolyn.
In-0-V8 at Cullybackey College
Primary 7 thoroughly enjoyed their day at Cullybackey College watching and participating in some science experiments. Scientist Sue also performed science experiments and the highlight of the day for the children was when she made a dragon breathe fire. Most of the class now want to become scientists! Thank you to Cullybackey College staff for providing such an enjoyable event.
Well done to our competition winner who won a £25 voucher after entering Cullybackey College’s competition.
Smoke busters Cancer Focus
Lucy from Cancer Focus came into school today to talk to Primary 7 about the dangers of smoking. Primary 7 and the rest of the school dressed in non uniform today and gave a donation to raise money for Cancer Focus. Thank you Lucy.
Drumlin Wind Energy Primary Science programme
Peter McAlister lead a workshop in school today and challenged Primary 7 to design and build a wind turbine in groups of 3. The children were also shown a PowerPoint on turbines and Drumlin Co-operative. Have a look at the photos to see Primary 7 in action. There was some great team working, problem solving and use of thinking skills and personal capabilities today in class. Well done Primary 7.
Ellie was presented with a prize for a competition she had entered at Dunclug College.