P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

P4/5 Mrs McIlwrath's Class

St. Patrick

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sat, March 16, 2019 11:42:02
We are off school for a few days because it is St Patrick's Day on Sunday. To celebrate Key Stage one worked together to learn different things about St Patrick and Ireland. We swapped teachers for half an hour and each class was taught something new. We learned about the story of St. Patrick and how he used a shamrock to explain about God. We learned some words in Irish and we took part in a ceili dance called the waves of Tory.
It was a really busy day and now we are ready for a few days off!

Book week

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sat, March 16, 2019 11:36:11
During book week we went to Primary one and read to them. It was great fun. We didn't pick a book with lots of words as we know Primary one like to look at the pictures and talk about them. The P1 children loved it and so did we.



Copper week

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sat, March 16, 2019 11:33:21
Congratulations Primary four and five on winning the copper competition. We managed to bring in over £83. Imagine all that money down the back of the sofa!
Thank you to all the mums and dads, grannys and granddads for all your donations.

Fun Fridays

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Sat, March 16, 2019 11:13:10
Today we had Johnny in school. He was launching the big mile. He was encouraging us to walk more instead of using a car. We walked around the playground as many times we could in 15 minutes.


Integration month

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Mon, March 11, 2019 20:27:40
We are celebrating integration month in March. To raise money for the integration fund we all wore odd socks to school.


NIE talk

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Thu, January 31, 2019 21:03:55



We had a safety talk about staying safe when playing around electricity sub stations and pylons. It was very interesting and quite scary how easy it is to get hurt or badly injured when playing near electric poles and cables.
We were reminded to always look around before going fishing or flying a kite and never to go inside a substation to find a lost football or run around as electricity can be dangerous.
Children have suffered burns and even death when they have come into close contact with electricity substations. There is a yellow warning sign which warns us to stay away.




Maths partners

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Thu, January 31, 2019 20:48:56
We are learning to tell the time. We are using analogue and digital clocks. We work with our partners to practise. We discovered that it is easier to make quarter to on an analogue clock than a digital clock. We sometimes get confused with the hour.
Quarter to 6 is not 6.45, this is what we need to work on!


How long is a minute?

ActivitiesPosted by Mrs McIlwrath Thu, January 17, 2019 20:41:27
What can you do in a minute? We had fun trying to find out. We counted to fifty, did star jumps,wrote our names and jumped. We had to count how many we could do in a minute. We know a minute never changes but sometimes it seems very long, especially when doing sit-ups!
How many sit-ups can you do in a minute?


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