St Nicholas' Primary School


P5 had an amazing day at W5! Much fun was had by all and a lot of science took place!

P5 loved having their grandparents and special people in class to see them!

Free Fruit Friday proved a hit once again!

P5 are over the moon to have won this yearโ€™s Christmas door competition!

P5 marked the beginning of Advent by praying with the Advent wreath and lighting the first candle as a symbol of hope.

P5 were delighted to visit the new mural in Ardglass that they designed earlier this year! Well done P5 for helping to make Ardglass an even more beautiful place.

Well done P5 for a brilliant performance and for sharing lots of space knowledge at the parental assembly!

P5 had a great time at their trip to the cinema

P5 celebrated the beginning to anti-bullying week with their odd socks

P5 had a great time celebrating Halloween in School!

P5 wish Arglass GAC good luck for their big final tonight!

P5 share the spoils with P6 again this week, they enjoyed their extra break after drawing for Class of the Week

P5 had a visit from the Fire and Rescue Service and learned all about Fire Safety. We looked at how we can be safe around fire at Halloween as well as in our daily lives.

P5 marked World Mental Health day by watching the film โ€œTrollsโ€ and having a great discussion about the mental health issues covered in the film.

P5 enjoyed a fun and educational visit from the Dogs Trust today, we learned all about how to be safe around dogs

P5 enjoyed Free Fruit Friday before winning Class of the Week in a tie with P6. They were rewarded with some extra break time!

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2022-23 Archive

Final Day in P5 

A lovely end to P5 spending time playing with friends and having fun. 


Thank you very much to all the parents, grandparents and carers for your support thoughtout the year. I have had a lovely time teaching this wee bunch all year and I wish them every success in P6 and beyond. 


Best wishes, 

Miss Nellis 



A fantastic performance for everyone at our End of Year Show. 

Excellent singing, dancing and art on display. 

A huge well done to Molly and Brooke for choreographing the dance routine and teaching everyone the words and moves. 


Well done P5! 


Hokusai- The Great Wave

During our WAU Happy Harbours Topic we have been learning about the Japanese Artist Hokusai and his work. We explored his piece 'The Great Wave of Kanagawa' and sketched and painted our own interpretations. 

Wonderful work that everyone enjoyed. 



Happy Harbours 

P5 have enjoyed learning about the fishing industry through our Happy Harbours topic. They spent the afternoon playing fishing industry themed games developed by NIFHA to develop their knowledge and work together through the life of the fishing industry. 


Come Follow Me 

This week we came to the end of our Come Follow Me Programme and had a session in the outdoor classroom with all the Catechists, lead by Fr. McCloskey. They explored the story of Saint Bernadette and prayed a decade of the rosary using our new rosary beads. Thank you to all the Catechists for their weekly sessions with the children. 


๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒWorld Water Day at W5๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

P5 had a fantastic day out at W5 from facing the heights of climbit to being live on TV, participating in the Extreme Existence workshop to exploring forces. The children enjoyed fairytale land, building the 3 little pigs house brick by brick and exploring the sounds of the Jungle Book. They built mechanical robots to race on the track and operated cranes at the shipyard. They explored sounds, the speed of sound and using air to create different sounds. The children explored flight and how planes and helicopters stay in the air. A lot of learning took place and a lot of fun was had and the children did themselves and St Nicholas' proud with their excellent behaviour throughout. 


๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸจ RNLI Lifeguards Water Safety ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฅ


P5 had a visit from the RNLI Lifeguards who talked about staying safe at sea, around the harbour, at the beach and in rivers. 

We learnt about the job of the RNLI, their lifeboats and the Lifeguarded beaches. 

We found out what to do in an emergency. 

Float to Live! 


Happy Harbours 

P5 have started a new topic this term called 'Happy Harbours' we are following the NIFHA programme learning all about Ardglass fishing industry, sea safety and protecting our waters and wildlife. 


REACH Resilience Workshop


Hurling and Camogie

P5 are learning to throw and catch a sliotar, developing hand passing and single handed catches. They used wristy hurls to balance, bounce and travel with the ball. 

Good skill development, improving hand-eye coordination to support all sports and physical activities. 


Reach: Resilience Workshops

The children are enjoying their sessions with Aoife from Reach, discussing their emotions and how we manage them. 

Today We heard the story of 'The Colour Monster' and explored visualising our emotions. 


Piet Mondrian Art

We have been learning about Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian and his use of primary colours and right angles to create abstract art. The children used this knowledge to create patterns and using primary and secondary colours created their own abstract art display. 

I am sure you will agree they did a great job! 


Trocaire Bake Sale 

A huge success! 

Well done to everyone in P5, their families and all their supporters for a successful fundraiser and of course providing delicious treats for everyone. 


P5 Egg Hunt 

Thanks to Conor for providing Easter Eggs  bunnies and treats for everyone. He hid them around the yard and everyone headed out to brave the showers to find their Easter Treat. Great fun was had. 


Easter Egg Hunt 

Thank you very much to our Parents Group for providing a fun-filled morning and Easter Treats for everyone. 


Netball Tournament 

Well done to all P5 girls taking part in our tournament showing off their skills from after school netball club with Mrs Hawthorn. 


Everyone enjoyed watching and cheering them on. 


Fundamental Movement Skills


Huge progress being made in PE this year, the children are working hard with Coaches Liam and Lauren. They enjoyed the challenge of testing their balance and aim. Throwing, catching, skipping, hopping and even testing out their shooting skills. 


Lines of Symmetry 

P5 worked together using mirrors to find lines of symmetry in 2D shapes. Great partner work. 


Ulster GAA 

Coach Lauren has been teaching the children key skills to support their movement and teamwork to benefit all sports and teamwork. 

Data Handling 

P5 completed market research in all the classes to inform our upcoming bake sale. We surveyed children's favourite treats and recorded this in a tally chart before using excel to create a table and bar graphs. 


World Down Syndrome Day 

"With Us, Not for Us" 

We discussed inclusion and why it is important to not discriminate against anyone due to their differences or difficulties. 


We wore odd socks and completed a range of activities. 


Green Day

Fantastic effort for everyone to celebrate Green Day and St Patrick's Day. 

P5 enjoyed our parade, Irish Dancing and singing. 


Wes Brown visit โšฝ๏ธ

A few star struck children today in P5 meeting ex- Manchester United player, Wes Brown. The children had lots of questions for Wes, the most important being his reaction to last night's defeat ๐Ÿ™ˆ 

Wes answered lots of questions and shared details of training and life as a professional footballer and ofcourse signed lots of autographs. 


Vocabulary Building 

P5 have enjoyed using dictionaries to define words, search for synonyms and  compete in our vocabulary quiz. 


World Book Day 

Vocabulary Parade 

Fantastic effort today with your costumes for our Vocabulary Parade. 


Pancake Tuesday! 


Yum, yum! We enjoyed pancakes before hometime today thanks to Miss Magilton. 


Down GAA coaching

Coach Liam is very impressed with the children's progress over the last half-term. They are developing hand passing, kicking, tacklingand solos as well as team work and cooperation. Keep up the good work P5! 


Internet Safety Day!

We joined P7 for an online webinar with PSNI to find out all about staying safe online and how to report any issues. 


Well Done Molly!

What talent we have in P5, well done on your dancing successes! 


St Brigid's Day

P5 enjoyed hearing the story of St Brigid, completing activities and making their own St Brigid's crosses. 


Chinese New Year

The children enjoyed learning about Chinese traditions, the Zodiac years and ofcourse the Chinese Dragon. 



A huge well done to Rowan and Jack on their recent achievements in karate. Keep it up boys!

Catholic Schools Week 2023

Starting the week of with a whole school mass we enjoyed all the activities during Catholic Schools Week. We wrote Kenning poems about our grandparents, enjoyed having our grandparents in school, we talked about working together to better the world and shared ideas of how we would lead as Pope. 

we finished of the week with a whole school walk to the Marina and held our weekly assembly, we even had time to stop at the park. 



This week P5 have been exploring mass using grams and kilograms to compare common objects and then using standard weights and balance scales to measure. 

Thursday PE

P5 will be working with Coach Liam on Thursday afternoons to develop their Gaelic skills and fitness. Liam was very impressed with everyone's skills, fitness and manners this week. I look forward to seeing the development throughout the term. 


Being and Belonging 

In P5 we have been learning about our local area. We have used maps to identify geographical features, we learnt about the history of Ardglass Castles and fishing industry and today we went exploring our local area to see everything we have talked about in person. We even enjoyed a trip to the park despite the cold. 



Breakfast with Santa 

P5 had a lovely morning having breakfast with Santa. 


I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Be safe and I will see you all in January to hear all about it. 


Miss Nellis 




Congratulations Brooke!

Well done in your recent dance performance. 


Jenna Finnegan Dance Company 



Thank you Jenna, P5 had an absolute ball dancing and showing off their moves. 


โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ Snow Globeโ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ


Huge thanks to Fiona Addis and Eurospar for providing the snowglobe today. P5 had lots of fun. 


โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ†โšฝ๏ธ World Cup Sweep Stake โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ†โšฝ๏ธ 

A huge thank you fro  all in P5 to Rowan and family for arranging a World Cup Sweep stake. 

It created a buzz in the classroom and everyone was delighted with their winnings. 

Thanks again. 



Well done to Cheslyn on her show and the weekend! 

โญ๏ธNativity Paintingโญ๏ธ


P5 have enjoyed painting their nativity scenes and cannot wait for you to see them on display at our Carol Service on Tuesday. 


Advent Assembly 

A huge well done to everyone for delivering an excellent class assembly all about advent. The children worked so hard, delt with nerves and a few technical issues but did themselves proud. They spoke well, sang beautifully and shared what we have been learning in class.

Well done P5


Free Toast Friday 

A lovely treat to have jam on toast for snack today  it went down a treat! 

Museum on the Move 

P5 took part in their second Ulster Museum on the Move workshop. Such enthusiasm shown and great questioning. Everyone enjoyed grinding stones to make makeup, cutting linen, papyrus paper and adding alabaster cream to their investigation workbooks. 

3D shapes

We have been learning all about 3D shapes and their properties. Today we used 2D shapes to make 3D shapes and explore their nets. 

Anti-bullying Week 

Acti-Sport Team Games

P5 enjoyed playing Doctor Doctor, Cat and Mouse and Dodgeball, working together, in teams and building friendships and supporting each other. 

Healthy Minds, Healthy Me 

Today we worked with Katie from Action Mental Health. We talked about our thoughts and feelings and how to manage them when they get too much. 

The workshop was very interactive with lots of games and strategies to keep our minds healthy.

We shared positive comments about each other too.

Museum on the Move 

Today we took part in an interactive lesson with Jeanette from the Ulster Museum. We found out about Ancient Egypt, we got to see some artefacts and found out all about mummification. 

We look forward to seeing Jeanette again next week and showing her what we have been up. We have to grind stones to make makeup, we have to write in hieroglyphics on papyrus and we will cut linen used to wrap bodies after mummification.


Place Value

P5 have been revising place vlaue, sorting 4 and 5-digit numbers, ordering numbers and completing number riddles. 


Fresh Fruit Friday 

Everyone enjoyed watermelon, apple, orange and cheese and crackers for snack today! 

Pumpkin Carving Competition 

P5 enjoyed designing their own pumpkin designs and then voted to choose our class pumpkin. 

The children worked hard to carve this themselves, not an easy task. 

Well done P5




๐Ÿ“ Maths Week Measures๐Ÿ“

This week P5 have been learning about length. Measuring the height and width of objects in centimetres and metres. 

They used 30cm rulers, metre sticks and trundle wheels to measure inside and outside the classroom. 






Swimming Lesson Success!

P5 are making such good progress in their swimming lessons. From swimming underwater to collect weights, learning how to front crawl and breast stroke (frog legs) to swimming lengths, using backstroke and diving in to the deepend I am very proud of everyone! 

Well done P5!

Cross Country Race 

Well done Cheslyn, Johnny and Tiernan who represented P5 in today's Cross Country Race. 

Sustrans Art Competition winner


Bike to school week was a great success. Congratulations to Ryan on winning our class Art competition. 


P5's got talent!

P5 decided to spent their golden time on Friday sharing their talents with each other. We had poetry recitation, Ukulele playing, dancing, art, magic tricks, football skills and singing. It was a great display of talent and super entertaining to watch. Well done to all our talented acts.



Congratulations to our class representatives on the School Council and Eco Council. 

P5 were all very keen to have their voice heard and represent our class so well do to all of you for speaking out and sharing your ideas.



P5 Eco Council representatives are Charlie and Curtis. 


P5 School Council representatives are Alice and Ronan. 



Fresh Fruit Friday 

P5 enjoyed grapes, orange, apple and watermelon for snack today. 

Andy Warhol 

Pop Art

P5 have been learning all about the Artist Andy Warhol and his work. We explored his famous pop art and created some of our own colourful prints for display. 

Beach Clean and Marine Conservation 


P5 worked with Jenny from NIFHA to find out about marine litter and its impact on the local and global environment. The children visited Seaview beach and cleaned up all the litter in sight. Everyone had great fun and we look forward to doing it again soon. 


Come Follow Me


Today Fr. McCloskey and the Catechists welcomed Primary 4 and 5 to St Nicholas' Church today to begin our 'Come Follow Me' programme. 

We participated in a service of lgiht, welcoming the light of Jesus into our lives and exploring ways to keep this light alive in our hearts and through our day to day life. 

Fun and games in P5!


Dojo points are a big hit and the children earned their Golden Time on Friday, enjoying boardgames and Chromebooks. 


Welcome to Primary 5

Class of 2022/23

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to St Nicholas' and settling into life in Primary Five. 

I cannot wait to hear about your summer break.

Miss Nellis 



๐Ÿงช๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿงฌโš—๏ธ ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿงช

Eureka Science Assembly 

What fun we had at assembly this morning!


Eureka Science After School Club will run in September but today we got a taster of what is to come. 


Some budding young scientists in P5! 




Trip the the Ulster Museum 

Primary 5 had a great day at the Ulster Museum, starting off with an educational talk about Ancient Egypt. We got to handle lots of artifacts and ask planty of questions about our topic and everything we have been learning about in school. We visited the mummy of Takabuti and saw mummified cats, Ancient Egyptian toys  jewellery, clothing and sculptures. 


Next, we slip up in our groups and headed off to see the other exhibition in the museum. We explored Early Ireland, Dinosaurs, The Vikings, Chemical elements and so much more. 


We then headed into the Botanical gardens for our lunch and ofcourse some games of football, rounders and What's the Time Mr Wolf before heading home.


A busy and very enjoyable day out! 


Come Follow Me End of Year Service

Today we concluded our Come Follow Me Programme in the Outdoor Classroom with Fr. McCloskey and his team of Catechists who deliveredour weekly lessons.


Today we learnt all about St. Bernadette of Lourdes, Fr. McCloskey blessed our Rosary beads and we prayed a decade of the Rosary to end our weekly sessions. 


The Catechists very kindly provided a party for us in the school hall to celebrate our hard work and learning throughtout the year. 



Welcome back for our final few weeks of Primary 5! 


Today we returned for our last few weeks of term and it was lovely to hear about what you all got up to over the break. 


This is going to be a jam packed few weeks starting with our Soccer tournament running on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Sports Day on Friday this week.


We have lots to look forward to!



Congratulations to Ellie and Jessie for their successes in the Just Dance competition over the weekend. 


๐Ÿ“ Angles ๐Ÿ“

We have been learning about angles. We searched for and recorded right angles using angle finders and ipads in and outside the classroom and we worked in pairs to sort acute, obtuse, reflex, right angles and straight lines. 

We really enjoyed these practical activities to help us learn and remember different types of angles and how to measure them. 


Ancient Egyptian Amulets

P5 have been learning about Egyptian beliefs, the use of amulets and their meanings. 

The children chose their favourite based on meaning and design and made their own using clay. They have painted their precious amulets to treasure forever. 

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group 'Floating Classroom' visit 

P5 had a great day down at the marina onboard the 'Floating Classroom'. They learnt about the job of a Marine Biologist and the role of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group while exploring onboard 'Celtic Mist' and engaging in interactive activities and games about marine conservation. 

A fantastic experience and a huge thank you to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for inviting us onboard. 



Ancient Egyptian Mummification 


P5 have been learning all about Ancient Egyptians, their beliefs and their practices. 

We have explored the mummification process and today we carried out all the steps, following our instructional writing to mummify a tomato. We will observe the changes and record our results in a few weeks to allow the process to work. 

'Made for More' Mindfulness & Resistance workshop

P5 had great fun and some excellent discussions this afternoon with the ladies from Made for More. They learnt about looking after our own mind and strategies to manage when things get too much. 

First Gaelic match of the season! 

An excellent effort from everyone today. Great to see so many keen footballers out representing the school and enjoying the sport. 

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part today. 

Gaelic training will continue next week. 





Congratulations Conor!

Well done to Conor on his 1st place in Trampolining at the weekend ๐Ÿ‘

EuroSpar Colouring Competition 

James won the P5 colour competition and received an extra prize for including the instore competition in his entry. 

Well done James. 

Easter Egg Hunt 

Today the children enjoyed helping the Easter Bunny find all the missing eggs in the Eco-garden and everyone enjoyed their chocolate treats from Fiona Addis at EuroSpar. 



Kickboxing Champion

Well done to Finn who won Junior British Champion at this weekends Savate Kickboxing competition. 


Easter Assembly 

Thank you all so much for coming to see our class assembly on Friday afternoon. The kids all worked so hard and put on an excellent show with some lovely singing and informative dialogue all about Easter Week and traditional celebrations. 


It was lovely for our weekly award winners to share this with you too! 


Easter Celebrations 

The children have been working so hard in Grow in Love and Come Follow Me lessons learning all about lent, holy week and Easter traditions. 

They cannot wait to share their learning with you in our class assembly on Friday. 


We had a very informative visit today from Mark from Trocaire. He told us all about the families our Lenten fundraising will help and the work that Trocaire do. 

Don't forget you can still buy tickets for our weekly Easter egg draw, 20p a ticket and £1 raffle tickets for our Easter hamper to be drawn before the holidays. All money raised will go to Trocaire to support the great work that they do. 

Dojo Reward Pizza Party!


P5 reached 4000 Dojo points and earned pizza and chips on Friday afternoon as a reward. 

Thank you to Summer Flame for providing the pizzas, everyone enjoyed their treat! 


P5 enjoying tug-of-war, dodgeball and Mother May I? with Graham. 


Well done Kara!

Another great weekend of dancing for Kara, this time in Banbridge. 


A huge well done to Finn and Kara! 

Finn won the Jim Fettes Cup for kickboxing and Kara came 1st in U10 Championship Irish Dancing. 

World Book Day

What a great day celebrating all things reading and taking a trip down the rabbit hole for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party! Fantastic costumes and excellent book choices P5! 

We even enjoyed some reading time outside. 


Shrove Tuesday


Today we wrote our lenten promises including fasting, almsgivng and prayer. 

We then enjoyed some pancakes before starting Lent tomorrow. 


Fr McCloskey will be in school tomorrow to give us all our Ashes. 


Celebrating Success in P5!


Well done to Finn in his recent kickboxing competition. 


Keep up the good work!


Sentinus STEM Challenge 

Today we worked with James from Sentinus to create buggies, exploring forces, motion, circuits a motors. 


First we built jet-powered buggies and raced them in the hall to see which group's buggy travelled the farthest. 


We then modified our buggies adding a geared motor, battery power and larger wheels. What fun we had trying them out in the hall, changing direction, adding more power, adding weight and working together to develop the best buggy. 


Excellent work P5! 


Break the Rules! 

Great fun was had by all today, cheating the test, eating sweets, cake for snack, testing the teachers and playing games. 


Safer Internet Day

Mr Mason and the P6 Digital Leaders spoke to us about being respectful and being a good friend online. We explored the dangers of online gaming and social media and took a quiz to test our knowledge. We explored different scenarios and agreed on SMART ways to address the issues that came up. 



We had great fun with Graham today dancing, skipping, hopping,  sliding, crawling, balancing, throwing and even cartwheeling around the hall. 

Children's Metal Health Week


This week we celebrated Children's Mental Health Week with daily mindfulness activities and time to relax and breath. 


We are STARS!


Take a deep breath 




Rainforest Reports


The children have loved researching their chosen rainforest animal, searching for facts and writing a report. Some great ICT skills on display. 



Today we were visited by Karl from Downpatrick Fire Station who talked to us all about keeping our home safe from fire. There was plenty of discussion and everyone got an activity pack to take home. I hope there are not too many sore heads tonight with everyone testing their smoke alarms. 




Dogs Trust


Today we had a visit from the Dogs Trust. The children enjoyed talking about our dogs, how we care for them and how to approach strange dogs. 

A very informative session with lots of discussion and sharing our own experiences. 


Showing Gratitude 

During Catholic Schools Week we discussed all the things we are grateful to God for and how we can thank God through our prayers and actions. 

We added these to our Graritude Box in our classroom and will continue to reflect and add to this throughout the year. 


Grandparent's Day


We celebrated GrandpaGran's Day but interviewing our grandparents and creating posters to display our information. Some lovely memories to share with your grandparents and they look great on our classroom display. 


Catholic Schools Week

โ€‹"Living Life to the Full"


Throughout the week we have celebrated the Love of God. We have shown gratitude to God and added things we are grateful for to our class gratitude box. We shared ways we show love to our neighbours and used our new set of Bibles to find verses about Jesus' teachings about showing love to each other.


Rainforest Research

Our new topic is 'Rainforests'. We have been learning about the different types of rainforest, where they are in the world and their climates. 


We used the Chrome Books to research the location of rainforests and the countries they are in. We found out all about the equator, the Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, tropics and lines of latitude. 


Measuring Weight


This week we explored mass. We used our prior knowledge to compare objects finding which was lightest or heaviest. We then used balance scales to test our theory. We weighed the same items on scales and recorded our results in a table. We had to count in intervals of 10g and 25g depending on our scales. We then worked on converting between grams and kilograms. 


Swimming Lessons


The girls are loving their weekly swimming lessons at DLC and are making huge improvements each week. 


Just a few weeks until the boys get to try it out. 


Amazing Adjectives!


We are working to improve our writing by using amazing adjectives. We used a thesaurus to find alternative descriptive words to make our writing more exciting. 


Thank you!

Theo decided to donate his used books to our school library and provided a large selection of Novels and non-fiction books. We cannot wait to get reading! 

Welcome back everyone!

I am so glad to have you all back safe and well after the holidays. I'm glad you are all settling back into routine and are looking forward to our action packed half-term. 



๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Christmas Fun Day๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

Primary 5 had a fun filled day making Christmas decorations, playing in the snow globe and partying. We even had a visit from Santa! 

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…Christmas  Dinner ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

P5 enjoying their Christmas Dinner with friends. 


Carols in the Community 

Today we visited St Nicholas' Church, King's Castle Nursing Home, Ardview House and Ardglass Golf Club and sang carols for the people of Ardglass. 

๐ŸฆFriends of St Nicholas' Christmas Treat ๐Ÿฆ


Well done to the boys and girls, I hope you enjoy our video. 


Joseph, the donkey and Mary

The Angels

The Three Wise Men

The Shepherds 

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ Christmas Door Competition ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ 


We had a lovely afternoon crafting and painting for our annual Christmas Door Competition. 

The children are so proud of their work, well done! 

Celebrating achievements in P5! 


It was lovely to share the boys successes over the weekend and how proud they were. 

Well done Conor and Finn. 


Conor came 3rd in his most recent Trampolining competition.

Finn took part in his first Savate, Kickboxing fight.

Times Tables

Primary Five have been working hard to recall the times tables and have enjoyed playing Hit the Button, Around the World and Bingo. 



P5 have been working hard on quick recall of times tables facts. This week we started to divide and used cubes to complete practical activities before the formal written method. Everyone enjoyed this activity!


Funky Hat Day

Anti-bullying Week 2021

One Kind Word

This week we have completed lots of activities around anti-bullying and kindness and we had lots of fun doing so!


Supporting Our Local Area

Today we kickstarted our new WAU topic of 'Being and Belonging' through which we will be learning all about our local area and the community we live in. 

We were joined by Gala and Kate from Ulster Wildlife, Jenny from NIFHA and James from Ardglass Harbour to explore the rock pools and sea life on our doorstep before gathering litter from our beach. 

We found crabs, limpets, sea lettuce and much more hidden in the rock pools. We learnt all about pollution and the effects on the local area. 

We look forward to working with Gala, Kate and Jenny again soon. 

๐ŸŽƒHappy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ 

Can you believe we have reached the end of our first term already? 

What a busy term it has been. 

Everyone enjoyed the celebrations today with our Fancy Dress Parade, Disco in the Eco-garden and our class party. 

Thank you to everyone for their very generous donations of sweet treats, the kids had a ball. 

Have a lovely week off, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in November. 

Miss Nellis 

What is blood made of? 

Our World Around Us topic this term has been 'All About Me'. 

We have been learning about the major organs in the body and their functions. 

This week we learned all about the components of blood and what each part does.

We then made some blood!

Maths Week Mega Quiz 

We took part in the live Maths Week Mega Quiz. All the teams worked so hard to complete each maths challenge. 

3D Shapes

This week we have been learning all about 3D shapes, their properties and their nets. 

We went out and about to find 3D shapes in our environment and used Polydron to explore the nets before making 3D shapes. 

Road Safety with the PSNI

This afternoon we had a visit from Officer Paul to talk to us about Road Safety.


We discussed the importance of being safe and being seen.


He gave us plenty to think about when we are out and about near our roads on these dark evenings. 


This week we kicked started our maths week celebrations with some math puzzles and cool calculator tricks. 


P5 enjoyed writing messages using shapes. 



๐Ÿ‘ Congratulations Conor๐Ÿ‘ 


All of P5 would like to say a huge well done to Conor for his achievements at his Gymnastic NI Trampolining competition over the weekend.


Andy Warhol

We have been looking at the work of Andy Warol.

We explored the concept of Pop Art, looked at Warhol's famous pieces and created our own Pop Art Portraits.


They are on display in our classroom. 


Outdoor Learning

We took our measuring outside. Using meter sticks, we worked in groups to measure objects in the school grounds. We predicted the height and length of objects before measuring them and recording our results in a table. We compared each groups answers and discussed factors affecting reliability. 


Fun with Spellings

We enjoyed trying out our new spelling activities. We used our weekly spelling words to play Snowman, write sentences, find the definition in a dictionary and test each other. 

Eco-Garden Friendship Building

In class we have been working to determine, 'What makes me a good person?'. We spent a lot of time discussing how we treat others and how this affects how we feel about ourselves and how others feel about us. After an excellent discussion we got to put these skills to the test and headed to the Eco-Garden for some free play. We all enjoyed using this space and worked together to clean up the area for other classes. 


Ulster Wildlife

This week we had visitors from Ulster Wildlife.

The ladies told us all about sea creatures in our local area and how we can protect them before we headed outside to see their lifesize inflatable dolphins and seals.

We played some games and explored all the artifacts on display. 

European Day of Languages

On Friday we celebrated European Day of Languages during our Spanish class by having a quiz and decorating flags from different European countries to add to our display. 



This week we have been using rulers to measure in cm and mm.

We used our prior knowledge to estimate the length of objects in the classroom before using the rule to measure them precisely. We then recorded this in a table. 




GAA Coaching


This week we enjoyed learning and developing our gaelic skills with coach Liam.


We worked in groups of 3 to move around with the ball and pass to other players.


We look forward to working with Liam again next Thursday. 


Start of Year School Mass


This week we celebrated mass by watching the service online and joining in from our classroom. It was a lovely service to mark the start of our school year. 


Golden Time!

P5 have been working do hard and earning Dojo points for all their great work, showing good manners, being helpful and following school rules that they earned 500 points already. 


Welcome to Primary 5

What a busy first week we had in P5!


We have been so busy learning our new classroom routine as well as completing lots of classwork. 


We all enjoyed layering up our paper maché balloons for our 'Oh the Places You'll Go' display to link with our hopes for P5. 



๐ŸŒž Farewell Primary Five๐ŸŒž

It is hard to believe it is the end of the school year already, and what a year it has been. You all coped so well with the changes you faced this year and continued to work hard both at home and in school. Thank you to all the parents for your support through this difficult and challenging year. I have enjoyed my time at St Nicholas' with you all and wish you all a safe and fun filled summer break. 

See you again soon, 

Miss Nellis 

Party Time! ๐Ÿฅณ


A great afternoon spent partying with friends. 

Plenty of sweet treats followed by lots of dancing. 

A lovely way to end the school year together. 


๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿซ‘Eat Them to Defeat Them๐Ÿซ‘๐Ÿซ‘


For the final week the children tasted red, green and yellow peppers with dips. 

A great initiative that everyone enjoyed. 

The children looked forward to snack time and everyone tried something new. 



๐Ÿ•Pizza Party๐Ÿ•


Primary 5 enjoyed pizza and chips this afternoon for achieving 1000 class dojo points. 


Well done everyone! 


๐ŸŒ Outdoor Learning ๐ŸŒ


Everyone had a great day outdoors, even the wee shower of rain didn't deter the children from getting stuck in and taking part. 


The lovely ladies from Ulster Wildlife met us at school and we played games in the yard, learning lots of facts about the wildlife in our local area, sea creatures and water pollution. 


Then we headed down to the beach and explored the rockpools. The children found crabs, limpets, oysters, anemones and much more. We had some great discussions about the wildlife and their habit and how we can protect it. Everyone couldn't help but notice the amount of plastic on our beach so ofcourse we had to do our bit. 


The children worked in pairs and filled several black bags of rubbish. One pair even found some hidden treasure. 


We all worked up and appetite and made our way to the Community Garden the have our snack and some ice-lollies before returning to school. 

๐Ÿ… Eat Them to Defeat Them ๐Ÿ… 


Week 4- Tomatoes 


P5 are loving our tasty snack each week. They cannot wait to see what the dinner ladies have made up for us. 


This week we had sliced tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and a delicious tomato salsa that everyone enjoyed dipping their bread, crackers and doritos in. 




๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ Sports Day ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

A great day was had by all. 

Well done to everyone for taking part and being a good sport. 

What a lovely treat to end a brilliant day! 

Data Handling 

Using our rain gauges, we recored the rainfall over a week. 

We recorded our data in a table and then used this information to create a bar graph. 

Great work everyone! 


Eat Them to Defeat Them 


This week the children tasted sweetcorn. 


They gave it a try and everyone loved the wraps! 


Don't forgot to add your stickers to your workbook to earn a prize in the final week. 


We are learning all about capacity and volume. 


We have been exploring different instruments to measure the capacity of water in a container. 


Today we used our prior knowledge to estimate the capacity of different containers and then used a measuring jug to find the actual measurements. 


We worked together to read the scale and take accurate readings before calculating the difference in our measurements. 


A very enjoyable, practical activity. Who knew maths could be so fun? 



Liquid Gold


We have had a busy few days exploring all about water. 


On Friday we created 'The Water Cycle in a Bag'. 


First we learnt all about the stages of the water cycle and then we decided to see it for ourselves.

We labelled the plastic bag with key words, drawing and arrows. 

We added water with some food colouring to the bag to make it stand out. 

We then taped them to the classroom window and have been watching the cycle happen over and over. 


Today we made rain gauges to measure the rainfall.


These will be kept outside our classroom and each day we will record the rainfall.

Once we have our table of results we will use this information to create a graph. 

Now all we need is that rain to come back... 





You're going down peas!


This week we tasted peas for week 2 of our 'Eat Them to Defeat Them' campaign. 


Our Canteen Staff made us a lovely platter of peas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sweet-chilli dip, pea dip, vegetable fingers and ciabatta bread. 


P5 all had a taste of something new, well done everyone!

Net or not a net? 


This week in numeracy we revised the properties of 3D shapes before exploring their nets. 


The children cut out different nets and folded them to find out if it was infact the net of a cube.


The children discussed their prior knowledge of cubes and their properties and used this to help them predict which net would make a cube.


P5 are learning new skills and developing known skills each week with coach Paul. 


This week the children worked on their solo and hand passing while working as a team to capture the ball.


Everyone wanted that green ball! 

Eco Garden 


We spent the morning in the Eco-garden planting beans. Robbie kindly showed us how to transplant the seedlings and how to care for them. We added canes to the fence for them to climb up and we are looking forward to watering them and watching them grow. 

Eat Them to Defeat Them


To kick start Veg Power, this week we introduced carrots as a healthy snack. The children enjoyed tasting carrots sticks, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, sweet chilli dip and cheese and coleslaw wraps. 


Don't forget to add your stickers to your home pack each week to earn your prize at the end of our taster sessions. 

Class Dojo ๐ŸŽ‰ 

Well done to Nathan and Sam who were the first two in the class to hit 100 Dojo points last term. (Bit late with the photo thanks to lockdown ๐Ÿคฃ)

Handling Data ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Primary 5 had great fun sampling different flavours of crisps today and picking their favourite. They gathered this data and displayed their results on a tally chart and bar chart. ๐Ÿ“Š 

Great work today P5 ๐Ÿค—



Numeracy ๐Ÿ“ 

This week P5 have investigated angles in 2D shapes. They discussed the difference between acute/right/obtuse and reflex angles. They even went on a right angle hunt in the Eco Garden. It was great fun ๐Ÿคฉ


Group Work

Primary 5 are working hard on working together and valuing each other’s ideas and opinions. Some great listening skills demonstrated today ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™Œ


Primary 5 had great fun using Scratch Jr to create some shapes during ICT time. They really impressed me with their skills and were all able to create a four sided shape/square. 

PE ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ โšฝ๏ธ 

Coach Paul came in for our first outdoor Gaelic session. It was great fun! Thankfully the weather stayed lovely all week and we were able to have PE outside on Thursday too ๐Ÿค—

Easter Fun ๐Ÿฃ 


Holy Week

Primary 5 worked extremely hard on all their activities in the lead up to Easter Sunday. They created some beautiful pieces of art and wrote their own recount of the Easter Story.

Numeracy ๐Ÿ“  

P5 did a great job at measuring and finding the perimeter of shapes today. Although I think their favourite part of the lesson was finding the perimeter of some different shaped biscuits and getting to eat them as a reward after all their hard work!๐Ÿคฉ













Thursday 25th March ๐Ÿค— 

PE games and Religion(sequencing the Easter Story)






Group Work ๐Ÿคฉ














Welcome Back ๐Ÿค—

We are so glad to be back!! Missed them all! Really enjoyed seeing them all and hearing all their lockdown stories ๐Ÿ˜Ž


P5 worked on programming today. They had to guide the angry bird to the pig and avoid the TNT. P5 were brilliant at this and even showed me a thing or two!!๐Ÿคฉ

Mental Maths  
P5 took their learning outside again today. We played 8 Times Tables hopscotch and an 8 Times Tables version of Duck, Duck Goose. We had great fun, even if it was a bit chilly ๐Ÿฅถ ๐Ÿคฃ

Decorating ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…


Christmas Art 

P5 enjoyed the start of our Christmas Art activities today! They designed Christmas Baubles and created some Scratch Art pictures for our classroom display boards! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ… Plenty of Christmas Spirit in P5 today ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฃ














More Work From Home ๐Ÿคฉ

I am so proud of you all working so hard! You are all doing a great job ๐Ÿค— I am looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜Š

Anti-Bullying Week

Working from home ๐Ÿคช

P5 have been working extremely hard at home.

I am so proud of all of you and can’t wait to see all your work this week too!๐Ÿค—

Outdoor Classroom Day

We took our lessons outside today and it was so much fun! We didn’t let the cold weather dampen our spirits ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿค—
P5 started with Numeracy and focused on telling the time using five min intervals. They drew their own clocks and then pretended to be the hands on the clock to show certain times that their partner called out for them. 


We also went outside today in the Eco Garden and collected lots of things from nature. We are going to use the leaves, twigs, grass etc for our art and make a face using these things. 

This afternoon we had our PE lesson and it was so good to see coach Liam back. We really enjoyed his coaching session and can’t wait for next weeks session. ๐Ÿค—


Working on our Numeracy skills during ICT time- using IXL and Hit the Button on top marks. ๐Ÿ˜











Times Tables 

P5 are still loving the game ‘Around the World’ as a way to practice their times tables. This week we are working on our 9 times tables! Amazing ๐Ÿคฉ



Teacher Miss Taggart for the game- testing her classmates on their 9 times tables. ๐Ÿคฃ



Welcome back ๐Ÿค— 

A great start to the new term ๐Ÿ˜Š P5 have got straight back into work mode after their couple of weeks off. In Literacy they have investigated paragraphs and how and when to use them. They worked in pairs and came up with reasons why we need to use paragraphs in our writing. Great work P5!

We used the New Eco Garden for one of our WAU lessons this week. We explored the garden using our senses, going on a Texture Walk and describing all the things they saw, heard etc. We even had some time at the end to play and have some fun.  ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜




Our genre that we are focusing on this term is Narrative Writing. P5 have been working very hard on this. This week they worked in groups and planned a paragraph on a particular setting for a story. Great use of your imagination P5 ๐Ÿค—


Some practical work on our Times Tables. Counting in 3’s and 4’s and testing each other. ๐Ÿคฉ

WAU- Mighty Me

In WAU P5 worked in groups and researched the organs that are in the body and created a fact file on one organ they were interested in. In Numeracy they also focused on measuring parts of their body. They had great fun with this. ๐Ÿค—



Story Writing โœ๏ธ 

Our lesson today started in our new Eco Garden.  The children had to hunt for story openers that had somehow found their way into the garden ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜€

(Some P5 children thought I had hid them there.)

 ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฃ The children brought them back to class and picked which ones they liked. They created a story map in class and some children even managed to get their story started today. Such busy ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ! Good work P5!


Literacy fun ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Today the children had great fun creating an acrostic name poem using amazing adjectives. ๐Ÿค—

P5 children sorted nouns into different groups and were able to identify the common and proper nouns. ๐ŸŒŸ

Holy Communion celebrations ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ
Wow! What a fun day in P5 today! Plenty of sweets and cake eaten and we enjoyed having a wee movie day followed by some fun games. Well deserved for all of P5! The children made me so proud on Saturday as they did a fantastic job and all looked amazing! It was so lovely to hear all about their lovely weekends/celebrations in class today. ๐Ÿค—






The โ˜€๏ธ was shining which gave us the perfect opportunity to take our PE lesson outside. The P5 children had great fun creating circuit stations for their classmates and we even had enough time to fit in a quick game of Chocolate Chip Cookie. ๐Ÿค—


      Creative Writing โœ๏ธ 
All the children had great fun today creating their own narrative story. I was so impressed with their work ethic and enthusiasm for this task! They read them to their classmates and we chatted about what we loved in each story! 
Well done P5! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


           ICT Time ๐Ÿค—

P5 had great fun using the IPads to access Google Classroom and IXL. They all were able to log on and completed some lessons for Literacy and Numeracy on IXL. 

   Our First Day ๐Ÿค—

Wow! What a great first day back! I had so much fun with you all Primary 5. It was so lovely to see all of your happy, smiley faces today!! I hope you had fun and I look forward to seeing what the rest of the year has in store for us! Here are some pictures of a few of the activities we did today.





















โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 


Dear Primary 5, 

I can’t believe I am writing our last Monday message. It has been a very strange and different year, meaning unfortunately our time in school was cut short. 
But despite that, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on working so hard this year, both in school and at home. You all have made me so proud to be your teacher this year! You have been such a fantastic class and one I will always remember. I wish you the best of luck for your return to school and starting P6, but in the meantime have a wonderful and well deserved Summer break! I’ll look forward to seeing you soon. 


Instead of our usual ‘Monday Message’ quote, this week I will leave you with a poem to reflect on the time we spent together this year. 


๐Ÿ“š P5 Class of 2020 ๐Ÿ“š 


It has been a privilege to teach you all this year, 

But now the end is drawing near. 

Although it’s sad to say goodbye

you’re ready now to spread your wings and fly.
I’ve watched you work, learn and grow, 

And you’re someone I’m so happy to know. 

I’ll remember the time that we spent together, 

And I’ll keep you in my heart forever. 



โ˜€๏ธ Have a fantastic summer โ˜€๏ธ 


Keep Safe, 

Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ 




๐Ÿก Home Learning ๐Ÿ“š


Niamh has been working so hard on her ‘Save Water’ posters. Such creative ideas Niamh, well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ


Great to see your love of reading is still flourishing Niamh... you’re about to start one of my favourite books! Good girl ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป



Brilliant home learning from Eoin this week! Eoin has been working so hard on his fractions and spent some time making delicious pizzas! Great work smiley












Fantastic fraction work from Eoin this week! Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ 





Fantastic home learning being done by Eoin over the past couple of weeks. I am so impressed with how hard you are working Eoin and you are achieving excellent results in your mental maths! Keep it up yes 





Miley has been very busy at home this week! Fantastic see lots of effort being put into her home learning pack. Miley’s been spending time outside with her brothers in the lovely sunshine and they have baked a delicious cheesecake for the Easter bake. Well done Miley! โ˜บ๏ธ


Erin has been very busy with her Easter baking ๐Ÿฐ She has made a beautifully decorated Easter cheesecake and buns. They look so yummy Erin! Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


Eoin has been working very hard over the past week! Lovely to see his creative display to show his appreciation to the NHS staff ๐ŸŒˆ  he has also used aspects of nature to create a beautiful piece of art and is working very hard on his home learning pack. Well done Eoin! โ˜บ๏ธ



Niamh has sent some brilliant photos of what she has been up to over the past week. It is fantastic to see her working so hard and spending time outside exploring with her family. 

Well Done Niamh! laugh







โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



“The more that you read, the more that you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” 



๐ŸŒบ Good morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend! ๐ŸŒบ




โœจ New task for this week: โœจ


As we approach our final week in school this year I have one last task to set the class.

This week I would like you to sign up for ‘The Silly Squad’ Summer reading challenge! โ˜€๏ธ 


๐Ÿ“š Summer Reading Challenge ๐Ÿ“š


The Reading Agency and Libraries have announced their 2020 Reading Challenge! 


This is a great opportunity to promote reading for children of all ages throughout the summer! Reading is such an important skill for all children and should feel fun and exciting! Therefore, we are asking you all to take part in 'The Silly Squad!' 


'The Silly Squad' will focus on funny books, happiness and laughter! It will be run through a safe online platform which allows for exciting interactive reading experiences, including eBooks and audiobooks. There will be online activities, videos, quizzes, games and rewards to unlock along the way. Every child who completes their own Challenge will receive a downloadable certificate. 


When creating an account, select Libraries NI as your local Library authority! 

Sign-up for Free by clicking the image below:






 Keep up the great work.


Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ




โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind” 



๐ŸŒบ Good morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend! ๐ŸŒบ



This week’s Monday message has some important information about the new item of our school uniform for next year. 

These personalised 1/4 zips come with your very own initials printed on and can be bought via the link below (just click the image). They can be worn every day, not just PE days! 
First orders will be sent away on Friday 6th July 2020. 






โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ



  •  Numeracy - This week we will take a look at equivalent fractions and fractions of an amount.

Equivalent Fractions 


When two fractions are equivalent, this means they are the same shape and size, but are expressed using different numbers.

For example, these fractions are exactly the same shape and size, but they are split into a different number of pieces. 

All of these fractions below are equivalent:





Video to help:



Have a look at the fraction wall below and see how many equivalent fractions you can find. 




Fractions of an amount


To find a fraction of an amount we divide by the bottom number of our fraction (the denominator).






Watch this video to help: 




  •  Literacy - This week I would like you to focus on some statutory spellings. These are spellings that we should be able to spell by the end of Primary 5.  As an additional challenge I would like you to find how many syllables are in each spelling e.g:





ac | ci | dent

       1     2      3             


This word has 3 syllables. 




 Keep up the great work.


Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ






โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 




“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”


Good morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend! ๐ŸŒธ




โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ



  •  Numeracy - Your revision packs cover multiplication and division. It is so important that you are continuing to practise your 2-12 times tables every day. Knowing these of by heart will making multiplying bigger numbers and dividing so much easier!


Have a go at multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers in your packs e.g 24 x 3.


Here are some videos to help remind you:


Mental Multiplication:


Written Methods:



We can divide by finding how many groups of a number we can fit into our bigger number:


e.g:  30 ÷ 3 =


How many groups of 3 fit into 30?


Well, we know 3 x 10 = 30


So, 10 groups of 3 fit into 30


Therefore, 30 ÷ 3 = 10



Sometimes when we are dividing we can’t make complete sets of groups and so we are left with remainders:


e.g 27 ÷ 4 =


How many groups of 4 fit into 27?


Well, we know 4 goes into 27 6 times (4 x 6 = 24) with 3 left over


So 27 ÷ 4 = 6 r 3


Watch this video to help:


(Try the activities on this website aswell!)



  •  Literacy -  The next section of your Literacy Revision pack looks at types of sentences.


Here is a reminder of the types of sentences you may find:




Watch this video:


Try the quiz on page 10 (it says page 18 of 69 at the bottom) of your Literacy Revision Pack.




  • World Around Us: Continue with your home project on the Ancient Egyptians.


This website has five different video parts to it and focuses on the building of the pyramids.  




 Keep up the great work.


Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ 






โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



“Don’t dream of winning, train for it” - Mo Farah



Good morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the beautiful sunshine! โ˜€๏ธ 




โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ


Keep working on in your revision packs for Literacy and Numeracy. If you have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to send me an email:



At this time in school we would have been starting to practise for sports day!  





So your task this week is to train for our virtual sports day.


The races are:


๐Ÿƒ‍โ™‚๏ธ Sprint Race ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ 

๐Ÿฅ„ Potato and Spoon Race ๐Ÿฅ” 

๐Ÿงฆ Socks on Head Race ๐Ÿงฆ 

๐Ÿฅ‡ Obstacle Race ๐Ÿฅ‡


Get lots of training in and push yourself to beat your best time!

Good luck and have lots of fun practising.

Remember to take some videos and pictures and send them through ๐Ÿ˜Š




 Keep up the great work.

Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ






โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 





Good morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend!

New revision packs and end of year assessments are available to pick up from the school at 12pm today

(Monday 25th May)




โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ



  •  Numeracy - Your new Numeracy revision pack starts by looking at place value and numbers. The value of the number is determined by its position. Have a look below to remind you of the place value positions:





Watch this video and then try the place value and number worksheets in your revision pack.  

If you scroll further down this website page you can have a go at the interactive activities and quiz.


This brilliant video revises over decimal numbers:



  •  Literacy -  Your new Literacy revision pack starts by looking at word classes. Here is a reminder of the different word classes you may come across:




BBC Bitesize has a great webpage with a different video on each of the word classes:


Read through the different examples of word classes in your revision pack and have a go at the quiz starting on page 10 of your booklet. (It says page 13 of 69 at the bottom)



  • World Around Us: As we approach the end of our school year, I thought it would be a nice idea to set the class a project to work on over the next couple of weeks. This project focuses on the topic of the Egyptians. I have included some web-links in your revision packs to help learn about this topic at home. The project focuses on working towards building your own Egyptian pyramid.



To start, this week I would like you to watch the video and read the information on the webpage linked below to introduce you to the Ancient Egyptians.




 Keep up the great work.

Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ





โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



"The most simple things can bring the most happiness"


Good morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend!




โœจ New task for this week: โœจ




As a school, this week we are having a virtual family picnic! So pack up your sandwiches and treats and have your lunch in the great outdoors. 


I have attached a booklet at the top of the webpage to help organise your perfect picnic. You can plan what sandwiches you will make, what treats you will bring and what games you might play. Then you can write instructions on how to make your favourite sandwiches and help an adult at home to make these. You could try traditional sandwiches or be adventurous and make up your very own recipe with different ingredients. 

As an added challenge you could work out the expenses of your picnic and total up the cost of all your delicious treats using supermarket websites linked below:



All the resources to plan your picnic are in the booklet at the top of the webpage yes


Remember to send lots of photos of your perfect picnic and most importantly have fun with it! laugh




 Keep up the great work.

Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ

โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present"


Good morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend!




โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ



  •  Numeracy - This week I would like you to revise over negative numbers. Numbers don't just stop at zero. When you count backwards from zero, you go into negative numbers. Imagine you are reading negative numbers on a thermometer - the lower the number, the colder it is. It might seem strange, but -15 is actually a lower number than -5; it is further down the thermometer, making it a lower number. 


I have linked a BBC Bitesize video to help remind you smiley 


Have a go at the worksheets at the top of the page when you have watched the video. 



After your worksheets, try and accomplish the negative numbers mission in the game below: 



  •  Literacy - This week I would like you to revise over the 'ly' suffix. Sometimes when we are adding 'ly' to make adverbs we don't need to change anything, but here are some exceptions: 





I have attached a workbook focusing on the 'ly' suffix. First watch the video linked below, then have a go at the workbook (at the top of the webpage) yes 




  • World Around Us: Now that we have looked at the importance of water for us and the environment. I would like you to design a poster encouraging everyone to be more mindful of their water use and to stop water wastage. Here are some examples to give you an idea! I would love to see your posters so feel free to email them to me when you are finished!









 Keep up the great work.

Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ




 โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


Good morning, welcome to a new week! Hope you are all keeping well :)




โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ



• Numeracy - This week I would like you to revise over fractions. Have a go at 'Fraction worksheet 1' attached to the top of the class page. This involves finding the shaded fraction of circles.


To challenge yourself further, have a go at finding equivalent fractions on the second fraction worksheet. I have linked some videos below to help you.



• Literacy - During these difficult times, kindness in more important than ever before. So with that in mind, this week I would like you to try some ‘random acts of kindness’ from the picture below. When you have chosen your R.A.K. I would love you to write a short news report on how you showed kindness on the 'Caught being Kind' template below. Your report may include: how you prepared for it (if you needed to), who you chose to share your kindness with, how they felt after and how it made you feel. These are just some suggestions, feel free to be creative with it!

Please email me your reports so I can share them on the class page smiley










• R.E - May is the month of Mary and it is important that we take some time to reflect and pray to Mary. I have attached a powerpoint about remembering Mary and a worksheet about what we think of when we think of Mary. You can have a look at the ‘Mary in May’ prayer book for prayers and colouring activities to remember Mary during the month of May.





 Keep up the great work.

Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ





โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain”


Good morning, hope you are all keeping well!


Thanks everyone for picking up your packs. Please send me an email if you have any questions or queries about these smiley




โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ



• Numeracy - This week I would like you to have a go at some problem solving games. I have linked these below. These games are a great challenge for your brain and are an alternative way to use all of your mathematical knowledge.



• Literacy - This week I would like you to create instructions on how to make a delicious lunch that you have had this week. Remember to include time connectives, imperative (bossy) verbs, adverbials and lots of adjectives to make your food sound yummy and exciting! You can be creative with these instructions, perhaps you would like to email me a voice note/video, you could draw them in a comic strip style or you could just write a recipe!


I have included some examples of time connectives, imperative verbs and adverbs below: 






• Reading - Another great website for reading is


 On the top right hand corner click this button:



Use the login details below:


My class name: p5al

My class password: ardglass21


Then click ‘My Bookshelf’ and select the age group 7-9. If you want to push yourself a bit further with your reading, why not try age range 9-11.




• World Around Us: I have sent home World Around Us activities in your home learning packs. In each unit there is a learning section followed by an activity.



Please continue to send any photos of home learning and I will post them under the ‘Home Learning’ section of our webpage!


Keep up the great work.

Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ 





โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



“Today is the day to learn something new!”


Good morning everyone, hope you are all keeping well!


I hope that you had a lovely Easter and are enjoying the beautiful weather.

New home learning packs will be available from school on Wednesday 22nd April.



โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ


• Numeracy - This week I would like you to have a revise over addition of money and finding change. I have linked a video to help remind you how to do this. Always remember to line up your decimal places if you are using column addition! Then, you can practise on the worksheets I have attached to the top of the webpage or some games linked below. Why not role play purchasing some items in your house and see if you can give the correct change.


Addition of money tutorial:  


Interactive Games: - scroll down to play the game. Recommended: level 6 and up - choose ‘mixed coins’ and ‘£1-£10’



• Literacy - This week I would like you to log on to Bug Club and read as much as you can - at least 1 book a week. This is a brilliant resource and is a great way to keep your mind active. The books on Bug Club are fantastic!

Login details below: 


Username: your child’s first initial followed by their surname (e.g. alonergan) 

Password: ardglass21 

School code: jhma


Bug Club:


*If have any problems accessing Bug Club reading material, please don’t hesitate to send me an email and I will try my best to help. If your child has completed a reading band I can move them on further.*


• World Around Us: ‘Liquid Gold’


I have linked a youtube video of a song to help remind you of the stages of The Water Cycle.  


Try the simple experiment (attached to the top of this page) to see the water cycle in action!



Please continue to send any photos of home learning and I will post them under the ‘Home Learning’ section of our webpage!


Keep up the great work.

Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ




โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try”


Good morning everyone, hope you are all keeping well!


I hope that you enjoyed last week’s task, and it is something that you will think about doing every week. It’s simple when you get into a routine of writing a short sentence about your day before you go to bed, and the impact this can have on your mental wellbeing is so profound.


โœจ New tasks for this week: โœจ


• Numeracy - This week I would like you to have a revise over column subtraction and addition. I have linked some videos to help remind you how to do this. Then, you can have a practise on the worksheets I have attached to the top of the webpage or some games linked below. Why not also make up your own sums and challenge yourself. Maybe even try numbers with four digits!





Addition, Subtraction Games



• Literacy - This week I would like you to have a go writing your own poem. I have linked a YouTube video of a poet named Simon Mole, who talks you through some great ideas and ways to build on your poem step by step. This poem can be about anything you want; fictional or non fictional. So have fun with it and I would love to hear some!


• World Around Us: Hopefully, you have been researching the water cycle as part of your World Around Us topic tasks in your home learning packs. What I would like you to do this week is to design a picture or diagram of how the water cycle works. Make it as colourful and creative as you can! You could even make it 3D by using cotton wool for clouds or blue tissue paper/coloured paper for collections of water. (Please only use what you have in your house)


I will link some examples below:



When you complete it, please feel free to email me a picture so I can proudly display them on the class webpage.


Thank you to those who have sent pictures and emails already. It is great to see the P5s working so hard!


Keep up the great work.


Stay safe,


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ




โ˜€๏ธ Monday Message โ˜€๏ธ 



Good morning everyone! The P5s are used to writing their own positive Monday message on our class board each week, so I would like to continue this tradition on our class page. 


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things”


For this week I would like to set the P5s the simple task of keeping a very short daily diary entry at the end of each day highlighting something positive that you have done. This could be something as simple as maybe you completed a puzzle you’ve been working on, maybe you have finished the best chapter of a book you’ve been reading or maybe you discovered a new hobby whilst being at home! Having a diary is not only a great way to reflect on your day but it encourages you to develop your growth mindset. It is also a lovely idea to have these to read back on and appreciate when everything has returned to normal.


Also, this week I would like you to pick a set of times tables (ones that you find tricky, no lazy bones please! ๐Ÿ˜‚) and time yourself to see how fast you can say them. Perhaps it takes you 40 seconds to say your 6 times tables. By Friday, try to have your time down to 20 seconds!! Challenge yourself and try to beat your record. You could even challenge someone in your family to try and beat you!


Good luck, stay safe and have fun


Miss Lonergan ๐ŸŒˆ






Hi everyone, 

I have added some curricular links for you to access at home to keep your children learning!

There are lots of links to Numeracy, Literacy, World Around Us, Religion, Art and P.E so please use these as much as possible. It's important to try and maintain a routine as best we can during these unprecendented times. I hope the home learning packs sent from school will help with this.

The class page will be updated during the period of school closure!


I look forward to seeing you all again soon. 


Stay Safe, 

Miss Lonergan smiley





Free maths videos and tutorials for the period of school closure. Brilliant website, you just need to register!


Addition, Subtraction, multiplication and division




Shape and nets 


Time Click 'read time to the nearest 5 minutes'


Money Choose 'mixed coins'


Mental Maths


Numeracy Games for all topics:





This is a site offering free E/ audio books for parents and children home learning.!/


Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Choose Year 3 and 4



Click on the link below, recommended grade level for comprehension is 2 or 3.




Our topic is 'Liquid Gold'. We have been learning about the importance of water for all aspects life and all living things. 

Have a look at these websites to learn about the water cycle: 





Free Access to Grow in Love during the period of school closure: 




password: growinlove


Choose 3rd class/P5

We left off at theme 5 lesson 4


Some resources for home learning about Easter




Another website that can be used for PE or a brain break during lessons.



Get the ropes out and have a go at these skipping rhymes. -belfast-skipping-songs-and-rhymes-song-lyrics


Joe Wicks 5 Minute Moves





Mother's Day


Twinkl Resources 

Twinkl Offer 

Twinkl an amazing online resource full of worksheets, games, PowerPoints have offered there service free of charge for parents. Click on the link below and use the code provided.



Twinkl Home Learning Packs

Primary 5 levelled work 


Twinkl Interactive Resources







Green Day


We started off our day with some beautiful music. Maria came to play her harp for all the pupils in the school which was wonderful. 


I would like to congratulate the P5s on their FANTASTIC assembly and thank friends and family for coming to watch.

A lot of hard work, dedication and effort went into our assembly and I am so proud of each and every P5 pupil. They worked so hard to perfect the assembly in a short time and the performance was a credit to this! It is such an important message to send about reducing, reusing and recycling and they did this brilliantly. 


A massive well done!











World Book Day! 


We had a brilliant World Book Day, lots of fantastic costumes and a great effort made by all. 

Some of the class got to visit our friends in Ardview Nursing home for our intergenerational programme. Other pupils got to meet a real author - Sheena Wilkinson. Lots of pupils were really inspired by her love of writing and have started writing their own autobiographies, which is absolutely brilliant!















Green (and messy) Fingers!


The Primary 5s are involved in a very important Eco task. We are making planters from old plastic bottles. When they are completed they will hang in our eco garden. This is part of our new school initiative to reduce plastic waste and become a more environmentally friendly school. We had great fun designing our planters and we are excited to see how they will turn out!












Gaelic Coaching 


Another brilliant week of Gaelic coaching from Amy! We were outside today for some fresh air and the cobwebs were certainly blown off with the wind! Lots of new skills learnt and great teamwork. 








Internet Safety Talk 


Thank you to Mr Sweeney who talked to all the KS2 pupils about how to stay safe online. We are now aware of all the signs to look out for to ensure that we are on safe and secure websites. We know how to be sensible online and most importantly have fun!





๐Ÿ’ป An Introduction to Coding ๐Ÿ’ป 


During our ICT time this week, the P5s were introduced to coding. The class were great at applying their knowledge of instructional writing and paying very close attention to detail.

Excellent work! 




โšฝ๏ธ Soccer Coaching โšฝ๏ธ 


The P5s had another great week at soccer coaching with Heather from IFA. This week we practised our target hitting. 




 ๐Ÿš— Collecting data ๐Ÿ“Š


Today for our Numeracy topic work we carried out some research into the types of transport that pass our school. With our recorded results we created a bar chart to display the most common and least common modes of transport. Great researchers in P5!




๐Ÿ’Grandparents Day๐Ÿ’


Thank you to all the grandparents who came to visit P5 for Grandparents Day. It was lovely to spend time with you and welcome you into our classroom. 




๐ŸŽจ Ardview Nursing Home - Intergenerational Programme ๐Ÿ   


The primary 5s had another brilliant week at Ardview nursing home. Together with the residents, we made beautiful stain glass windows to decorate the dining hall in the nursing home. They turned out wonderful and will look even more impressive during the summer. 




๐Ÿ Gaelic Coaching ๐Ÿ

Great fun was had in our Gaelic coaching with Amy today. The kids practised toe tapping and hand passes along with some competitive games. They all really enjoyed it and are looking forward to next Thursday already! 





๐ŸŽญ PDMU - 3 Steps to Calming Down ๐Ÿšฆ

Today in PDMU, Primary 5 looked at how we can use the 3 steps to calm down when we find ourselves in situations where we feel frustrated, annoyed or even over-excited. In groups, the class role played their own scenarios in which they used their 3 steps to calming down.
Fantastic and very entertaining performances by all... definitely some future actors and actresses in this class!  







๐ŸŒธ Intergenerational Programme ๐ŸŒธ 


Another fantastic day at Ardview nursing home for our intergenerational project. It was great to see our friends again. We had lots of fun and plenty of laughs. Together we made beautiful plaques to decorate the dining room in the nursing home. 





๐Ÿ  Researching Plastic Pollution ๐Ÿงƒ


The Primary 5’s used their ICT time to research the impact of plastic pollution on our marine life. The class worked in pairs to find their most fascinating facts... which often turned out to be quite terrifying! It was a real eye-opener into the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling! We will use these facts in our persuasive writing over the next few days. 




๐Ÿ’ Intergenerational Programme at Ardview Nursing home ๐ŸŽจ 


Half of the Primary 5’s began our 8 week intergenerational programme with the residents at Ardview Nursing home this week. The children had a wonderful time and made some beautiful flowers from recycled materials. It was a fantastic opportunity to get to know our new friends and we’re excited to visit them again next week!





 Persuasive debating! 

Mr Burns came to P5 to take a lesson on persuasive writing. The class had the opportunity to debate relevant topics using persuasive techniques that they have learnt about. They all debated their side very well! 



๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ Detectives at work ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ

The class were hard at work solving clues to find the culprit in our mystery crime case. Lots of hard work and mathematical problem solving happening in P5 today! 




๐ŸŒŠ Ocean Artwork ๐ŸŽจ 


As part of our ‘Blue Planet’ topic, the Primary 5s created some lovely pieces of ocean artwork incorporating the different layers of the ocean and using silhouette techniques for their underwater creatures. We will complete these pieces of work using plastic that we have collected, as means of reducing and reusing our plastic waste.


 Well done Anna! 

Congratulations to Anna who received a trophy for ‘Best Newcomer’ in her kickboxing class. Anna has such enthusiasm for this sport and is showing great promise as she progresses. Well done Anna! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ  




๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Dinner Problem Solving ๐ŸŽ


Today, the P5s carried out a problem solving task in which they were given £10 to purchase different components of their Christmas dinner. They didn’t have enough to select everything on the list but their aim was to spend as close to £10 without exceeding their limit. They all worked really well together and were able to call upon a number of mathematical techniques to complete the task. Well done! 



๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ Well Done Niamh ๐Ÿ†


Congratulations to Niamh who brought home TWO medals from her gymnastics competition at the weekend! Niamh very proudly showed us her silver and bronze medals that she was awarded. Massive congratulations Niamh!





๐Ÿ† Well done Ava ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ

Massive well done to Ava who came second in her gymnastics competition. Ava was so excited to perform last weekend and all her hard work has paid off. Congratulations Ava! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป



 ๐Ÿ’ป ICT x Numeracy ๐Ÿ“š


The P5s used their ICT time to put in some revision of times tables using ‘Hit The Button’. They used their knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division facts to create a range of number sentences using the same numbers.




๐ŸŒ Eco Craft Workshop ๐ŸŒ 


Lucinda came to visit P5 today for an Eco craft activity. This gave P5 an opportunity to put their learning into practise by reducing their waste, reusing and recycling cereal boxes into pencil cases. This was a really enjoyable workshop and gave the P5s an insight into some of the ways we can upcycle some of our waste. Also... as ‘Instructional Writing’ is our Literacy topic this term, it was a great opportunity for the class to practise following instructions to carry out the task at hand and become more familiar with the features of instructional texts. 




๐ŸŽ„ Christmas classroom door ๐ŸŽ„

Lots of busy worker elves in P5 this week working on our Christmas classroom door display. 







๐ŸŒ Eco Workshop - Littering ๐ŸŒ


Lucinda came to visit us again and teach us all about the effects of littering. This workshop was great as it tied in with our current topic ‘Blue Planet’. We learnt about how littering can cause dangers for animals and the environment. We know there is no excuse for littering and will make an effort to clean up after ourselves both in and out of school. 



  ๐ŸŒ  Blue Planet - Oceans of the World ๐ŸŒŠ 


As part of our new topic ‘Blue Planet’, we have been learning about the five oceans of the world. We spent some time in the ICT suite researching our assigned ocean. Each group discovered some very interesting facts about their ocean as well as what type of creatures live in these oceans and where in the world they are located. 




 โœ๏ธ Numeracy - 3D Shapes โœ๏ธ

Today we looked at 3D shapes and used click shapes to construct some well known prisms and pyramids. We then used our builds to identify the properties of these shapes. 






โ˜•๏ธ A Perfect Day for Hot Chocolate! ๐Ÿซ

As part of our instructional writing topic in Literacy this term, we followed instructions on ‘How to make the perfect hot chocolate’. We identified what time connectives and imperative verbs were used as we followed our recipe. 
A terrific treat as the cold weather creeps in!




๐Ÿšฆ PSNI - Road Safety Talk ๐Ÿš—


We had a very important talk from the PSNI today on road safety. We learnt lots of top tips for staying safe on the road when we are walking or cycling, especially during the Winter evenings. 





๐Ÿšซ Anti - Bullying Week ๐Ÿšซ

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, Mr Burns visited the P5s to talk through the signs of bullying and what we can do if we see someone being bullied or are being bullied ourselves. Such an important message to be kind and look after one another! 




๐ŸŒ Eco Workshop - Recycling ๐ŸŒ


Lucinda from Newry, Mourne and Down Council came to speak to us today about recycling and the importance, of reducing and reusing our waste. It was a very important reminder of the consequences of our choices and actions on the environment. We now know exactly what goes into each bin and will make a conscious effort to improve our recycling! 




๐Ÿ”Ž Problem Solving Detectives ๐Ÿ”Ž

The P5s this week were using their problem solving skills and mathematical knowledge to solve the ‘mystery of the missing glue sticks’. They worked really well in their teams and thrived on the excitement of solving each clue!





 โฐ Time for Time โฐ


Primary 5 have been looking at telling the time to the hour, quarter past, half past and quarter to this week. They have been practising their minutes past and minutes to on the interactive whiteboard. 




๐Ÿง  Quiz Time! ๐Ÿง 


As we come to the end of our ‘Mighty Me’ topic in P5 we played ‘Kahoot!’ to evaluate and consolidate our learning from the start of the year.
P5 loved this topic and now “know more about what makes up our bodies and how to look after them properly” ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ


๐ŸŽƒ Halloween Fest! ๐Ÿ‘ป


Such a brilliant effort made by everyone in P5 for the Halloween Fest today! The class took part in the fancy dress parade, enjoyed a class party and finished the day with a fantastic Halloween disco ๐ŸŽƒ


Wishing everyone a well deserved, fun and safe Halloween break!





๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผ‍โ™‚๏ธ Balance is key! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ

Today the Primary 5s incorporated problem solving into their P.E lesson. They had to work in teams to create statues that had varied points of contact to the floor. They worked really well together and displayed some very creative poses!




Not a problem! ๐Ÿ‘ปโž•๐ŸŽƒ


Mr Burns got the P5s’ brains working this morning with a Halloween problem solving activity. The class loved getting stuck in and creating solutions with their teams. They produced some great methods and techniques, very impressive! 





โค๏ธ Action Cancer Workshop โค๏ธ


Today we were visited by
Amy from Action Cancer. She talked us through the negative effects that alcohol and smoking can have on our bodies - A very relevant topic, as we learn about how to keep our organs and bones healthy! The class loved this hands on workshop and it allowed them to share their knowledge of the human body. 






๐Ÿ“Š Learning Together ๐Ÿงฉ


Massive thank you to all the parents, family and friends that came to our Learning Together Afternoon. We investigated the nutritional content of different foods items using the ‘Change4Life’ app. With the help of our friends and family we then created a bar chart to display our findings. The class had great fun playing healthy eating games too!










๐Ÿ”ฌ‘What’s in our blood?’๐Ÿฆ 


As part of our investigation into the human body, the Primary 5s looked at what makes up our blood and how it plays such an important role in keeping us alive. 

The class really enjoyed making models of our blood. 


First, we created our plasma - the liquid part of our blood. 




Next, we added some red blood cells to our plasma. These red blood cells turned our plasma from yellow to red, which is why our blood is red in colour.




Then, we added some white blood cells. These are vital to help our bodies fight off sickness.




Finally, we added some platelets to our blood. These are important to stop us bleeding when we hurt ourselves.






โœ๏ธ Measuring Up! ๐Ÿ“


Today the P5s worked really well together to investigate the lengths of their different body parts; their legs, arms, hands, feet and noses, as part of our measurement topic in Numeracy. 







๐ŸŒ Culture Day ๐ŸŒ


As part of Culture Day, the P5s tasted some food from different countries around the world. 


We tried: 

Guacamole from Mexico ๐Ÿฅ‘

Oranges from Spain ๐ŸŠ

Breadsticks from Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 

Chocolate from Switzerland ๐Ÿซ

Cheese from The Netherlands ๐Ÿง€


 Good job trying new foods and becoming more culturally experienced!





๐Ÿ”Ž Researching... ๐Ÿ”Ž


The Primary 5s spent some time during ICT researching articles on the human heart and ways to keep it healthy! We used Newsdesk as our researching source and found some great pieces. The Primary 5 left comments on the articles stating their favourite facts and really enjoyed this as a method of interacting with each other.






๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐Ÿ”ฌ Practical Investigations ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ‍๐Ÿ”ฌ


As part of our topic ‘Mighty Me’ we have been looking at different parts of the human body. This week we focused on our major internal organs. The Primary 5s made model lungs to investigate how the respiratory system works. 







๐Ÿคพ๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ Teamwork in P.E ๐Ÿคพ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ


Primary 5 worked on their team building skills in P.E today. Some healthy competition fired us up for the day! Good work P5 ๐Ÿ˜Š







Golden Time ๐Ÿ’ซ


The Primary 5s enjoyed a well deserved golden time today with some fantastic art and Lego creations. 

I am so impressed with their efforts this week and attitude towards their work. Well done P5 - Keep it up! 







Think Right, Smile Bright ๐Ÿฆทโœจ


Today we investigated the different types of teeth we have and their functions. We had a closer look at the shape of our teeth by biting into apple slices and examining where each of our teeth are. 

We discussed techniques to look after our teeth and keep them healthy. We practised one of these methods in class by giving our teeth an extra brush for the day.


We may not have any wisdom teeth in P5 yet... but we definitely have a lot of bright sparks! 









๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ Today went swimmingly! ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ


The Primary 5s had a great time swimming this week. The class are putting so much effort in to their swimming lessons and are doing really well! 






Well done Ben! ๐Ÿ† 


Congratulations on your fantastic achievements in kickboxing Ben! Two medals and a trophy... brilliant!






โญ๏ธ SKIP-A-THON โญ๏ธ


The Primary 5s putting in the work in preparation for the skipathon on Friday. 

No problem to this class.. we’re ready for action!











Spelling Challenges ๐ŸŽฒ 


The pupils in P5 have been testing each other on their spellings in preparation for their Friday test. Feedback from the class has shown that they find the challenges ‘a fun way to learn spellings’, encouraging independence and responsibility for their own learning. Well done!





๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ‍๐ŸŽจ A class of Picassos ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ


The Primary 5 class have worked really hard to create some fantastic pieces of art. As part of our topic of ‘Mighty Me’, the P5s have been drawing some self portraits in the style of Picasso. Some future artists in this class! 








๐Ÿฆด No lazy bones in this class.... ๐Ÿฆด 


As part of our new topic of ‘Mighty Me’ the Primary 5s have been learning about the human body. We have investigated our skeletal system and the important job that our bones have of protecting our vital organs. The class have done a great job piecing together their skeletons and naming our different bones.