We had so much fun today celebrating Australia Day. We took part in lots of games and challenges, and finished the day watching The Adventures of Blinky Bill. Check it out below.
We sampled different foods from Australia, including Vegemite, lamingtons, Tim Tams and pavlova. Some things were much more tasty than others.
Look at the fantastic Australian animal masks we made today
One of our challenges today was to bite a digestive biscuit into the shape of the country Australia.
We played a range of Australian games including two up, pin the tail on the kangaroo and toss the thong. We also had a go at using a boomerang.
The biggest challenge of the day was the bushtrucker trial. We had to guess what was hiding in the bushtucker boxes.
⭐️ Stars of the week 14-11-2019 ⭐️
This week was Anti Bullying Week. The theme this year was Change starts with us. One of our activities was to design a poster to promote Anti Bullying Week. Theses 4 children produced outstanding posters. Miss Hutchinson was so impressed with all of the children’s designs.
On Friday we played football matches with Andy. It was very exciting with some very close results.
⭐️Pupil of the Week 7-11-2019 ⭐️
Rachel preformed on Tuesday night at the Banbridge Speech and Drama Festival. We were really pleased to hear about her success.
Today Primary 5 took part in their first Shared Education event. The boys and girls had lots of fun getting to know the children from St. Mary’s. We played lots of games including name toss, ordering our height and age without speaking, freeze frames and word tennis
P5H were really pleased to hear about Lilly’s success at the Banbridge Speech and Drama Festival. Well done!
Well done to Grace who won P5H scarecrow competition 🎃
We enjoyed a lovely harvest assembly today with guest speaker Alex
👻 Pupil of the Week 24-10-2019 👻
P5 have been working really hard this week to design and create a research project on an Australian animal of their choice. In class today the children presented their projects and shared some of the new facts they had learned.
Should the public be allowed to climb Ayers Rock?
Today we preformed our debates arguing whether or not the public should be allowed to climb Uluru. Have a look at how we got on.
We were delighted to hear about Lilly’s success in Irish dancing at the weekend.
🎃 Pupil of the week 18-10-2019 🎃
P5H had great fun at the half term disco. We had lots of spook-tacular costumes 👻🤡🎃
This week in our Literacy and WAU we have been learning all about Ayers Rock. Today we began planning a debate about whether or not we should be allowed to climb Ayers Rock. We hope to perform our debates next week.
In Art this week we created scarecrows for harvest. We used watercolour to create our background and oil pastels to draw and design our scarecrows.
The NSPCC lead our assembly today. They have set us a challenge to take part in a digital detox to raise money for the NSPCC.
⭐️ Pupil of the week 11-10-2019 ⭐️
We enjoyed sharing our news this week in circle time.
Today we learned a new game with Andy using our dodgeball skills- Escape Route
We have been exploring aboriginal culture in WAU as part of our topic Australia. We explored their art technique using our fingers and sticks to paint symbols of the natural world around us.
We have been learning all about Australia in our WAU topic this year. Our challenge today was to build a bridge, just like the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge had to be free standing and span across an A4 page. The only resouces we could use were straws, lollipop sticks, blue tac and cello tape. Have a look at how we got on.
⭐️ Pupil of the week 4-10-2019 ⭐️
On Friday we enjoyed playing dodgeball tournaments with Andy from IFA
⭐️Pupil of the week 27-09-2019⭐️
We had great fun on Friday learning to play handball with Andy from IFA.
⭐️Pupil of the week 20-9-19⭐️
In Literacy, we wrote conversation poems which we performed in class.
Our first World Around Us topic is Australia. The children will learn and research some interesting facts about famous landmarks, States and tourist attractions. See pictures below.
We were inspired by Australian artist Emma Gale to create bird collages.