EventsPosted by Miss Hamilton Fri, October 27, 2017 02:52PM
A huge "well done" to Aimee who has raised almost
£500.00 by asking people to sponsor her Halloween hair chop. After growing her hair for two years, she is having it cut off to donate to a charity which makes wigs for people affected by cancer. The money is being put towards a defibrillator for our school so two very worthwhile causes are being supported by Aimee's act of kindness.
Here is Aimee's Mum about to cut off the first plait:
EventsPosted by Miss Hamilton Tue, April 04, 2017 09:56PM
This afternoon P7 participated in a very interesting workshop with Maureen and Hamilton, two representatives of the NSPCC. This included learning that all children have equal rights, group discussions about various scenarios and also explained different types of ways in which children can be harmed. These included physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and online exploitation. Our visitors were very impressed with the mature responses given by P7 and the way in which students explained their reasons. They also left some a booklet and information card with each student which provides information about various way to seek help. Some of the online clips involved a character using Childline which is available on www.childline.org.uk or by calling free of charge - 0800 1111.
Well done P7 on some excellent answers during the workshop and a huge thank you to Maureen, Hamilton and Buddy the mascot for visiting our classroom.
Maureen from NSPCC discussing a scenario with Katie, Joel, Carys, Kuba and Sarah.
Kailey, Matthew and Amy thinking about one of the scenarios presented by Hamilton from NSPCC.
Callum, Isabella, Marta and Abbie discussing their ideas with Maureen.
Shea, Katie, Samuel and Carys are pictured with NSPCC resource material provided by Hamilton and Maureen. Katie is holding Buddy, the NSPCC speech bubble mascot which reminds students of the importance of "speaking up" to get help.
Many thanks to those parents who have returned the note regarding attendance at the NSPCC parent session. If any adults are still interested in attending the event this Thursday afternoon, please return the form or send in a note stating the number of seats required.
EventsPosted by Miss Hamilton Sun, April 02, 2017 01:22PM
Last Thursday afternoon, we welcomed parents to view our Art Exhibition celebrating the theme of "Remembering." Every class in the school produced work for the exhibition as part of our work for integration month and we also used it to help celebrate our Excellence in Integration award which we received from Mrs Marshall (NICIE) during a special Assembly. We would like to say thank you to the parents who gave up their time to support us at this event. Pictured below are Lily and her Mum; Kaelin, Daniel, Adam and Findley; Sienna and Marta; Abbie and her Mum alongside Isabella, Sofia and Sienna and Callum with his Dad.
EventsPosted by Miss Hamilton Wed, September 28, 2016 07:28PM
Sincere thanks to you all for your very generous donations (both money and food) to our coffee morning, held to support MacMillan cancer charity. It was lovely to see some of you at the event. P7 enjoyed the treats but also discussed very maturely the importance of supporting charity events such as this and the need to be sensitive and supportive to others around them who may have friends or family member affected by cancer. Special thanks go to Daniel's Mum for all her help and for opening the chocolate cake for us!
EventsPosted by Miss Hamilton Mon, September 26, 2016 10:52PM
In order to celebrate "European Day of Languages" we were fortunate to welcome Beth and Kirsten from Antrim Grammar to P7 this morning to teach us some Spanish. The session started with a quiz about Spain and Spanish culture - this included learning the name of Kirsten's hat and a bit about the Spanish flag and popular Spanish foods. The AGS students then taught us basic conversations skills - these included how to greet each other at different times of the day and night, how to introduce ourselves and to ask someone how they are feeling.
We then moved on to phrases to explain our mood and Beth and Kirsten each picked a P7 volunteer to play a game of thumbs up, middle or down with the class to explain the meaning of the feelings in Spanish. Beth chose Harvey as her assistant:
Kirsten selected Kailey to help her demonstrate the emotions on the board:
The next activity was learning to count and then P7 worked in teams to race each other and correctly match up Spanish words for the numbers between one and ten. P7 learnt that a lot of the words do not sound the way that they look when written down and worked hard to replicate the very realistic Spanish accents used by Beth and Kirsten when saying the numbers. It was a very close call between three of the teams:
Daniel, Shea, Lily, Sofia and Kaelin tried to be the quickest at matching the cards.
Richard, Amy, Kian and Matthew also proved to be speedy at matching the cards correctly.
Pictured below are Beth and Kirsten with the winners of the card match game - Katie, Isabella, Callum, Findley, Abbie and Marta.
After the game, Beth and Kirsten kindly gave P7 Spanish stickers and left wordsearches and puzzles for them to take home. "Muchas gracias" Beth and Kirsten from all of P7!