Shared Education Visit to All children's I P S
The Primary 3 classes met up again with the girls and boys from All Children's on Tuesday 23rd January. The session followed on from the group visit earlier in the month to Castlewellan Forest Park where the children became animal detectives. All the pupils had to research a forest animal. They could find out more about a hedgehog, rabbit, hare, deer, otter, red squirrel, fox or badger. The children then took their fact page with their findings with them and wrote a report with help from their friends. It was finished off with a picture.
The Primary 3 girls and boys from our school met up in Castlewellan Forest park with their counterparts from All Children's on Tuesday 9th January. Although dry, it was very cold or so the adults thought ! The children were told about forest animals that inhabit the forest and the rivers nearby before splitting up into groups and walking through the forest. They became Animal Detectives for the morning and built Hedgehog Hibernation Homes.
Carelessness, Laziness and Stupidity Kills !
Gary Sloan, a member of the Newcastle Fire and Rescue Service, is pictured with Caolan Scott, Sienna Rogan, Sean Paul Hanna and Aoife Hyland . Gary called into the school just before the Christmas holidays and talked to the Primary 3 children about the dangers of electricity. The talk reinforced the message the children had been introduced to as part of their Electricity topic and stressed the importance of staying safe when near or using electricity. It was timely in that Gary talked about not over loading plugs and extension leads, switching off and removing plugs from sockets, throwing out appliances that had frayed wires and the dangers of lit candles, etc - all potential hazards particularly at Christmas time. He summed it up best by saying, "Laziness, Carelessness and Stupidity Kills."
Making clay leaves with our friends from All children's Integrated Primary School
Congratulations to Erinn who achieved a 25 metre swimming award ! Well done Erinn !
Shared Education trip to Donard Park
Our class dressed up in their Halloween costumes ready for the Halloween Party !
some of the spooky goings on in our classroom. What could all these things be doing here ? Is there a potion to be made or a spell to be cast ?
The pumpkins that were carved while the Primary 3s watched closely.
The pumpkin carved by Mr Prenter for our classroom, from drawing through the cutting out to the finished article.
Mr Prenter carved a pumpkin for all the P3 children to watch. After the Halloween break, we will use this and all the different steps taken, to begin work on procedural Writing. Procedural or How to . . . is about noting and including all the steps taken to do something.
Our visit to the Castlewellan Recycling Centre in Castlewellan as part of our What a Waste topic in the first term.
Some photographs of our class doing balances on the gymnastics equipment.
The Primary 3s talked about Internet Safety and watched Lee & Kim's Adventure. They were helped by Superhero Sid who gave them some important advice for when they are online. sid gave them 4 top tips: 1. People you don't know are strangers. They're not always who they say they are. 2. Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground. 3. Do not give out personal information. 4. If you ever get that "uh oh" feeling, you should tell a grown up you trust