We hope you enjoy visiting our class page. You will get a flavour of all the many varied and interesting things we get up to in Primary 5 !
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Maths Day, 2015
The children had a great morning going around the school looking for answers to different questions and puzzles set by their teachers. The questions covered all five areas of the Maths Curriculum. Amongst the things the Primary 5's had to do was find different shapes within the school; calculate heights of objects; find the perimeter of the red court in the yard; calculate the volume of a plank of wood; examine car number plates and record the biggest hundred number; arrange 6 number plates in order of the smallest to the largest; draw a graph of colours of cars after a tally chart had been completed; turn clockwise and anti-clockwise, etc.
Having Fun getting the Measure of Maths
Primary 5's experimenting with different balances and weights.
The children used pan balances to see if things would balance, spring balances to weigh heavier objects as well as scales to weigh themselves !
They had great fun putting an object in a pan and using 5g, 10g, 20g, 50g, 100g, 200g, 250g, 500g and 1KG weights to see how heavy it was and if they measure its weight exactly. They used phrases such as heavier than, lighter than, is the same weight as, and . . . is heavier than . . . but lighter than . . . .
World Book Day 2015 Photos
World Book Day was celebrated on Wednesday 1st April. The children were asked to come to school dressed up as their favourite book characters.
Pictured are some well known characters and others that do not readily spring to mind !
Well done to everyone for the effort they and their parents put in to the event !
As part of our Houses and Homes topic the children made houses out of recycled materials, that is, old cereal boxes, toilet roll centres, etc. There was a wide variety of homes made with everything from igloos to stilt homes, a barge, a Greek style house and modern houses found here in Newcastle.
Here are the children with their first homes ! Some are for living in all year round while others are holiday homes !And all mortgage free !
Primary 5 Sponsored Cycle / Scoot to raise Money for our School Lenten Campaign
As a fundraising exercise for Lent the children in Primary 5 will take part in a Sponsored Cycle.
Your son / daughter should bring their bicycle or scooter in to school each day this week. We will go out into the yard and complete as many laps as possible – weather permitting.
It is important that all cyclists wear a helmet both riding to and from school, but also in the yard. Bikes should be padlocked when not in use and helmets brought into the class.
The children without bikes or scooters can still become involved and raise money.
Thank you for your support.
St Patrick's Day Dressing Up
Making scrambled eggs and toast !
The bread is heated and dries out becoming a brown colour.
The eggs are added to melted butter before pouring in milk. The mixture is then whisked before heating in the microwave.
None of the foods can be separated and turned into what they were before. Therefore, the changes are irreversible !
Making Rice Krispie Buns as part of Science Week to demonstrate how changes of food are irreversible.
Thank you to Jackie in the kitchen for her help.
Experimenting to see which classroom objects conduct electricity and heat and which don't. Some of the girls and boys showed great imagination in their choices !
Houses and Homes Topic. Making electrical circuits. Making bulbs light. propellers turn and buzzers ring !
Staying Safe in Cyberspace. World Internet Safety Day, February 10th. Our posters
Gymnastics . . . . . Putting Together Balances and Movements On and Between the Small apparatus
Waterproof or absorbent ?
The boys and girls performed an experiment to see which different types of paper were either waterproof or absorbent. There were some surprising results ! The most notable was that the blue tissue paper continued to absorb water even after it was taken out of the tray of water !
Floating And Sinking
As part of our topic Houses and homes we had to investigate some of the properties of materials. This involved getting everyday classroom objects to see whether they would Float or Sink.
Like all good scientists we made our predictions before setting out to see if we were right or not. Some objects did as we expected them to, while others didn't !
Just below you will find displays of many of the wonderful things we have been doing in Primary 5. It shows off our talents in lots of areas. You will see lots of topic related work from Autumn, Our School / Newcastle and our present topic Houses & Homes.
Saint Nicholas, or Santa as he is more commonly known, visited our classroom today. He spoke to us all individually and asked us how we'd behaved over the course of the last 12 months and very quickly what we'd like to be given from him this Christmas when he'd call in just over a week's time. He made sure to ask what token we'd be leaving for him and Rudolph at the side of the fireplace and he warned us about going to bed early on Christmas Eve !
Santa with Our Class
World Maths Day Participants ready to take on all comers to see whose robot can propel its missiles the furthest. Let the challenge begin !
The main combatants with their robots !
Challenger 1 Conaire !
Challenger 2 Oscar !
Challenger 3 Laura
Challenger 4 Eddy
Challenger 5 Ella and Class Winner
Challenger 6 Martin
and last, but by no means least, Challenger 7 !
Wearing Our Slippers to Raise Money for Meningitis Research
From the front
And from above
Our Class Visited the Lifeboat Station
More Lifeboat photos
Our Class Visited the Fire Station
Early Success in Mathletics
The boys and girls below have been regularly logging on to Mathletics and have already achieved great success. They have received a number of bronze certificates. Well done, everyone ! Keep up the good work !
Certificate Achievers !
Hallowtides Festival Masks
Tollymore Forest Park Visit at the end of September
Welcome to Primary 5
Welcome to the new Primary 5's in Mr Prenter's class. We extend a special welcome to 4 children who have just arrived in St Mary's from different schools. We hope they settle in quickly and make many new friends. We say hello to Amy, Baillie and Jessica and especially Laura who has just come to Northern Ireland from Slovakia - Ahoj.