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September 2015

First day and already working hard.

First day

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Topic work

Children using the I pad to find information for their topic " Mighty Me"

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As part of our topic "Mighty Me" we made fruit salad. I think you will agree it looks yummy.

Picture 1 The finished article. Almost good enough to eat.
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Gardening with Miss McNulty

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Library Visit

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Picture 10 I am going to play for them when I grow up.
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Numeracy 

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Picture 2 The number was this big.
Picture 3 MMMMMMM What's next?
Picture 4 Easy peasy
Picture 5 We help each other in Primary 4
Picture 6 An orderly table
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Our classroom displays

We would not have such a bright and beautiful classroom without the help of Miss Mc Connell and Miss Pell.

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Miss Pell,a second year student at Stranmillis College, was with us for two weeks. She has now gone back to university and we would like to thank her for all her help, kindness and sweets.
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National Poetry Day 2015 

As part of National Poetry Day we created "Senses" poems in class. They look and sound fantastic.
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Countdown Primary 4 style

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World Maths Day 2015

As part of World Maths Day 2015 the children took part in a, 'Shape treasure hunt'.

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Times Tables Football, anyone?
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The two Primary 4 classes competed against each other in a maths quiz. THEY WON! Extra homework all round. 

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Walk for MS in Castlewellan Forest Park

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Hallowe'en Art

No!!! the children are not wearing their false faces yet.

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Hallowe'en Disco

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Enough to raise your heart rate

As part of our topic we used instruments to recreate our pulse rate ( heart beat)

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Paul Howard

 

Artist and illustrator Paul Howard conducted a superb weekly art workshop with the children, for a total of 6 weeks, based on the children’s story, “The Owl who’s Afraid of the Dark”.

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A one week break was needed to create Hallowe'en art. 

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Back to " The Owl Who's Afraid of the Dark"

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The finished products are on display outside the classroom along side an artistic masterpiece by our own artist Miss McConnell.

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Making wallets from cartons. recycling at it's finest

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The new topic for Primary 4 this term is " Celebrations" 

As part of our topic we will be looking at the many different aspects of celebrations. The class, this term, will be studying and celebrating, amongst other things, Chinese New Year, Festival of Diwali and Christmas across the world. Most importantly however they will be celebrating themselves and their achievements. We hope you enjoy our journey. 

As part of our new topic the children created a new verse to the tune of " Happy Birthday" 

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Primary 4 are a talented bunch, they are also master builders. We are taking orders for loft conversions, patios and extensions. Work carried out using Lego or plastic rings during school holidays and payment can be made by ice cream or chocolate bars. 

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As part of our "Celebrations" topic we looked at the Hindu festival of Diwali. Following the story of Rama and Sita we made our own diva lights. I think you would all agree they look wonderful.
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December 2015

As part of our new topic "Celebrations" we in P4 looked at Christmas traditions from around the world. We were very lucky to have Mr Stec, parent of Gabe Stec, come into the class and share traditions and his childhood experiences in his native Poland. A very enjoyable and enlighting lesson. Thank you Mr Stec.

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On Friday the 11th we went to the pantomime " Little Red Riding Hood," oooohhh  yyyeeessss weee did.
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Getting ready for the Christmas show.

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Visit from SANTA!!!!!!!!

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Christmas dinner time, yum yum.

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Miss McNulty and Mr McGuigan would like to thank all the children and parents who were kind enough to give us cards and presents. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.

January 2016

New Year- New Topic

Our first topic of 2016 is " Journeys". The children will be studying all manner of journeys at home and abroad. They will travel to all parts of the world and still be home for tea.

 

Some of the amazing work carried out by the children for our topic.

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Problem Solving in numeracy.... MONSTER STYLE

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Thank you for the fantastic effort for LEPRA

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Safety at sea is an important part of our new topic "Journeys". With this in mind we in Primary 4 are studying " The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch".

On the theme of lighthouses the children made some lighthouses out of different coloured paper. Impressive yes?

Well not as impressive as these bad boys.

The children outshone ( ha ha see what we did there?) themselves with their superb lighthouses, some of which even light up. Truly amazing work. Thank you to all the adults for not helping.

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Believe it or not the children really do work in class as well.

Children used pizzas to help them with their fractions

Hope they washed their hands!

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Inspired by the story of "Grace Darling" the children recreated the sounds of a sea storm using I pad app "Garage Band". Get the headache tablets ready and try it at home.

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The journey of food was investigated with the help of a trip to Tesco Newcastle.

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WORLD BOOK DAY

 

To celebrate 'World Book Day' those children who wanted to made a short video telling us all about their favourite book.

Children who were lucky enough to win a prize on World Book Day

                                                                    Children who were lucky enough to win a prize on World Book Day 1

Lifeboat Visit

As part of our topic the children visited

'Newcastle Lifeboat Station'

A fantastic day was had by all and the children were very impressed by the work carried out by all the local volunteers. Many thanks to Orla and the crew.

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Sir, Sir, Sir,Cir Circuits

 

If your ever need a light in the dark or a fan to cool you down. Turn to Primary 4 they will get the job done. 

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PJ Day

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Life in the Recent Past

Primary 4 topic for the new term is 'life in the recent past' especially World War 2 and the impact it had on child evacuees.

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A super display made up of the children's evacuee letters.

Today we got a visit from Down County Museum to show us artefacts from the 2nd World War. The Community Education Manager, Linda Mc Kenna, brought with her loads of foods, clothes, posters and stories. To celebrate this we dressed up as 'Evacuees', It was amazing!​

The children helped each other build 'Anderson Shelters' which were used during the war to protect people from the bombs.

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The finished products.

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The children took part in a in class debate on the subject of World War 2. In teams they came up with reasons why England and Germany should or should not have went to war. The questions and answers they came up with were very impressive and mature. They are such a fantasic class.

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St Mary's Got Talent

The auditioned

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After a very close class vote the finalists were chosen.......

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                 Shining Star                                                                Sing it Loud

Good luck to the two acts flying the flag for our class. Bring it home.

What a fantastic show
 
 The children really did themselves and the class proud.
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We got out into the garden to weed the boxes in preparation for the planting of potatoes and vegetables as part of our topic.

Sometimes during the war there were communication problems and they had to rely on an tried and tested method of message sending from a previous war. Big thank you to Mrs Close.

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Congratulations to the children who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 23rd April 2016. they showed great maturity and understanding in the respectful way they received this special sacrament. Thank you your children were turned out beautifully and were a credit to you and the school.

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                                      ​ Fun Day. It sure was.
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