A wonderful couple of weeks in October. P6 and P7 have been classifying trees in Rowallane and also the spooky activities raised over £855. Well done to all. We have added a selection of photographs below.
Come and meet the new house teams for this academic year. We are very proud of all our children. We will be retaking the photos as the sun hampered the effort. We wanted to share these first drafts with you. The children are very motivated to earn house points for their teams!
PDMU (14th September 2017)
In the infant class we can chat to our friends about how we feel.
P3 are working collaboratively to sort data!
P1 maths detectives can investigate number order.
P2 developing future super star skills.
The P1s P2s and P3s Know How to Grow!
(1st September 2017)
The Infant class really enjoyed the harvest day in school. We can't wait until Ms Haughey gets her recipe book out and makes us some home made vegetable soup!!!
Look at all the yummy vegetables we grew.
We learnt a lot about gardening today and enjoyed getting mucky!!!
This week, 13-17 November we have been using coding. Our sprites can score goals, talk and change colour .Action Cancer told us about healthy, natural foods. We designed baubles for the Saintfield Christmas tree and we helped John to plant native trees. Best Week Ever
Our Fancy Dress Prize WinnersWe are using hot seating to learn the properties of 2D shapes. We know that a parallelogram has no lines of symmetry. Hot seating makes learning fun.
This week 6-10 November Don from Fire and Rescue Services taught us how to keep safe. We tried on all of the gear and we know how to prevent house fires.
Our Halloween Sponsored Walk raised over £800 for our new Numeracy Resource Boxes.
Our Maths Week 16-20 October.
All of the children and not all of the staff are looking forward to Halloween.
This week, 2 to 6 October, we worked with John to fill the planters in our new Outdoor Play area. The bulbs which we planted will appear in Spring.
We have worked with our partners to research and display Viking facts.
We are learning that we are followers of Jesus using our new Grow in Love programme. We have made all of the apostles this week.
21 September, 2017 Primary 4 are enjoying our RISE programme
We are finishing our Summer recount writing. 14 September, 2017.
Miss McDaniel is seeking new fife and flute players. She gave Primary four and five a demonstration of fife and flute music.
Primary Four and five are learning about Kg and g using our garden vegetables. 8 Sept 2017
Primary 4 and 5 have new class pets.
Father McHugh prayed with us as we begin our new school year.
Junior Class Introduction to Place Value (4 Sept 2017)
Junior Class P4 and P5 Get Gardening!
(1st September 2017
We were looking for the frog family that has taken up residency in our pond. We didn't catch anything but wait until you see the size of the one that got away!
We have grown giant vegetables in St. Mary's. Hope the BFG is paying attention to our gardening skills and tips!.
P6 and P7 have fun with fractions
(29th September 2017)
P6 and P7 enjoy Learning about Fractions....the yummy way.
(23rd September 2017)
P6 and P7 enjoy working on their Autumn Paintings.
(21st September 2017)
(13th September 2017)
All the results are in! (1st September 2017)
The Senior Class had great fun today. A group of roses among the sunflowers! They might be P7 but they still have a bit more growing to do to reach the top of the sunflowers. The P6 class also had a great time. They really worked hard at harvesting all the vegetables and making sure the pond area was free from dead leaves. The sunflower class competition was won by the P5 group. They managed to grow their sunflower up to 2.46 metres (nearly as tall as Miss Downey) 2nd was P7 with 2.43m. 3rd was P4 with 2.29m. 4th was P3 with 2.26m. 5th was P2 with 2.5m. 6th place went to P6 with 2.15m. The children were so pleased.
The results for the class potato growing completion are also in. This proved to be rather controversial. John assured me that the P7s came up with some very creative counting but at the end of the day there was a clear winner. P4 won with 18 potatoes. P3 came 2nd with 16 potatoes. P2/6 came joint third with 14 potatoes. P5/6 came joint fifth with 11 potatoes. We have to congratulate Mrs Reid's class on a job well done. They claimed both gardening prizes and we will arrange a small class treat for them next week. Thank you John for a wonderful Day. All the parents got a chance to take some of our harvest home too. We hope you enjoyed them.