St Nicholas' Primary School



Miss Nellis


Mrs Taggart



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.