Welcome to Primary 6.
Please keep coming back to see all the exciting work the children will be doing throughout the year.
Children worked hard to get our classroom looking bright and cheery.
We are very lucky to have Mrs Mc Laughlin ( Numeracy Support Teacher) visit our class to help us with our problem solving and team working skills.
Student Council Election Day
Democracy in action.
As part of our topic 'Road to Good Health' we in Primary 6 used egg shells to test the effects of different liquids on enamel, the protective substance on our teeth.
After a weekend of sitting in our classroom we removed the shells from the milk, water, vinegar and Cola to check our results.
Our results clearly showed the vinegar was the most corrosive substance
A few children decided to have a bake off competition. We enjoyed that.
Shared writing task on 'Our Teeth'.
Circuit Training to help improve our fitness.
Children coding and enhancing their ICT skills.
Thank you to Mrs Curran for coming and giving us a fascinating and informative talk on dental hygiene.
On Monday the 9th we had our first, of three, library visits.
We in Primary 6 were very fortunate to receive a visit from the RSPB to discuss birds of prey and in particular the Red Kite. Alan Ferguson, local Red Kite officer, give a captivating talk on this beautiful bird.
With fantastic guidance from Mrs Doran the children produced this thought provoking display highlighting the amount of sugar in certain drinks. Thanks also to Pauline for the help.
Human B-Bots were seen in the corridors of St Mary's Primary. Interactive ICT at its best.
Another day another visitor to Primary 6. This time our thanks go to Mrs Peters who entertained the children with a ghastly poem on the many afflictions which could befall a person and how to heal them.
Where were you at 7:33 on Monday the 23rd of October?
The children were tasked to help solve this dastardly crime. Using their numeracy skills they solved the clues which lead to the suspect being captured.
After one last interrogation it was MR MC GUIGAN who committed the crime.
Mr Mc Guigan apologised and has returned all the trophies.
Halloween art with Mrs Black from Unit T and NMDC.
An apple a day (well sort of) with a little help from Tesco.
A little rugby lesson to stretch the legs from Ulster Rugby's Dan.
Computer Coding at it's finest.
Primary 6 are very excited to be part of the Polar Explorer programme run by the National STEM Learning Network, only 1 of 10 schools in Northern Ireland to be chosen. Our new topic, 'Polar Explorers' will also look at Climate Change, Animals and the Oceans.
Of course you need a boat.
And some penguins.
One child asked the question. We decided to help them find the answer.
Question: How do boats stay afloat when they are so heavy?
We turned to STEM 'Build a Boat' activity.
We tested the plasticine to insure it does not float in its present state.
Or should we say malipulation of the plasticine to produce an object that floats.
Now the science bit. Our objective set by STEM was;
"To design a boat that will take the maximum number of passengers." As you can see a lot of the children reached the objective. Next we had to find out which boat held the most passengers ( pasta pieces).
After a hard fought battle Table 4 just came out on top with 24 passengers.
We have to stress that no pasta was hurt during this experiment.
We recorded our results.
We tasked the Primary 6 children with creating a shoebox diorama based on their topic of Polar Lands. The end product is amazing.
PSNI Community Policing Officers visited the school to deputise and educate the children in different aspects of road safety. This included advice on wearing seat belts, parking and speed limits. Some children were lucky enough to use the speed gun. Thank you Karen and Shane.
While the children in Primary 6 show us every day how super they can be, now and again they do something which pushes the bar higher. Today was such a day when the children took park in the RSPB 'R Kite' launch. We ran out of superlatives to describe the performance, attitude, behaviour, respect and manners shown by all the children. To say they were a credit to the school, parents and themselves is an understatement. Proud does not go anywhere near describing how we teachers and classroom assistants felt about them today.
Thank you children.
Thank you to all the children and adults who took the time to attend our super science workshop.
We went to watch the panto, Sleeping Beauty, today. Oh yes we did!