Class teachers: Mrs Dalrymple and Miss Whyte
Classroom Assistants: Mrs Reid
Welcome to P4/5
We have had a very busy start to the year exploring our new topic 'Life in the Recent Past'. We have been investigating life in the 1960's which has involved us researching famous people of the time as well as writing about important events. In literacy we have been writing about 'Concorde' and reading our class novel the BFG. In numeracy we have been focusing on money and data handling.
We have been discovering the different types of POPART and how important it was to the lives of people in the 60's,70's and 1980's. We have also discovered how it is still important today!
Watch out for our own POPART masterpieces which we will publish here soon.
We had so much fun practising our Harvest song and the actions that went with it. Harvest is a very important time of year for us, we love researching Autumn and all the crops that come into harvest at this time of year. We have been reminding ourselves to think about the vegetables and fruit we eat, thinking about the people who grow and harvest them all over the world.
Here we are singing our Harvest song.
Life in the Recent past is a fantastic topic, we are thoroughly enjoying all the different sections it is opening up to us. One of the issues we as a class have been looking at is human rights, through studying Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. We have been exploring our own rights, the rights of the child and what this means to us.
Stormont was a fabulous place finish this section of our topic, in our visit we looked at the structure of the Northern Ireland Assembly and who the people are that are in charge of making important decisions in our world.
P4/5 have had a very busy first term exploring length in numeracy, writing reports on Concorde and also having a go at computer programming using Scratch.
Our topic in numeracy is multiplication at the moment, the children have been looking at all the different ways multiplication can be used within problems, below is a picture of how the boys were using their multiplication facts to create their own Carroll diagrams. The children in p4/5 love creating problems for each other, challenging their own knowledge and the knowledge of their peers.
Prime Cut Productions
We have been lucky enough to take part this term in some Prime Cut Productions drama, story telling and art sessions. Visitors came into school and visited our class.... transforming our classroom and hall into a land of mystery, intrigue and fantasy. We centred our stories and creatures around our local Lough Neagh. Below are a few pictures taken hoping to capture some of the enjoyment we had.