P4-5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

P4-5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class


ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Thu, April 27, 2017 14:29:19
Our weekly P.E lesson with Damian is always good fun. Today we were learning to dribble the ball with control and skill. Damian thought we did great so he decided to use our skills to play a game. We all got three lives. We started at level 1. The rule was not to touch the ball with any part of our hand. We moved around the hall and dribbled the ball. We had to stop and sit on the ball without touching it. Level 2 was harder!

This time we were not allowed to touch the ball with our hand AND we had to stay within the red lines.

Level 3... Oh no , much trickier. No ball was allowed to touch another ball or both people would be out! You might lose all your lives.

Level 4, obstacles were placed on the floor. A new rule, no ball was allowed to touch the cone. Some of us were caught out and lost all our lives.

Level 5, all rules still apply AND a new one was introduced. Flying obstacles were included. It was difficult to concentrate on what we had to do but some of us managed it without losing lives.

These games helped us learn to develop our dribbling skills. We had to focus hard on what we were doing and where we were going. We had great fun today.

Integration award

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, April 05, 2017 17:48:26
As we are an integrated school we learn about different faiths, customs and cultures. We celebrate with each other and talk about things that we do differently in our families. We were very lucky to receive an award for being such a good integrated school. It was our second award. We were presented with it in a special assembly. Our art work was on the wall, our choir sang,the drama group took part in a short play and we sang our school song. It was a very special day for our school.

Art and design

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, April 05, 2017 16:52:30
We designed and created our own shields. On paper we drew an animal which we though best represented us. Then we drew things that we loved to do, such as playing the guitar, reading, baking.... We then designed the shape of our shield and transferred our drawings on to card. We marched around the school whilst displaying our shields. What do you think?

Strictly come dancing.

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, April 05, 2017 16:48:41
As part of P.E we had to listen to a piece of music and create a short dance routine in groups. We tried to use at least 3 different moves and then repeated them. Some of our moves matched the words of the song. We all watched each other and then commented on what we liked about the dance. There was a lot of good ideas. Some people made good use of the space and floor.

Carrick castle

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, April 05, 2017 16:39:19
In school we were learning about castles. We learnt a lot about the weapons, the Knights, the lords and the ladies. We know that a castle was built for protection and there were many ways to keep safe. The portcullis was used to trap enemies, then boiling water fell on them through the murder hole. They used arrows to attack and later on cannons were used. It was a very interesting topic and we all learnt something new.
We visited Carrick Castle were we could see many features of the castle. We saw the keep and the dungeons. We noticed how thick the stone walls were and how cold the castle could be as there was no glass in the Windows.

As we had some extra time we went on another little trip to the park where we had great fun on the equipment. The sun was shining so we decided that an ice cream would be nice so we went to Maud's and picked our favourite flavour. Some of us even had sprinkles and marshmallows.
We really had a great day out.

Out in the sun

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, April 05, 2017 16:30:19
The sun was out so we decided to go out and practise our jumping. We use skipping ropes and hoops and had jumping races too.


ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Tue, April 04, 2017 14:35:20
We had a visit today from an organisation called NSPCC,we learned about staying safe and speaking out if we do not feel safe. It was very interesting we watched a short video about Sam who was made to feel sad by her parents. She went to her teacher who helped her to ring the NSPCC.
NSPCC help children to feel safe. They are always available to speak to at a any time of the day. The number is 08001111
We know some things are not ok. We all have rights and if we feel scared or unsure we can say it is not ok!

Quiz night

EventsPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Wed, March 15, 2017 21:20:11
Great to see so many wee faces from school at the quiz. I hope you had a few cakes and maybe a hot chocolate! Enjoy your few days off.smiley

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