Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sponsored Walk


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Book Month

Numeracy: Learning positional language using 'The Stick Man'

Numeracy: ‘The Stick Man’

We read ‘The Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson and made Stick Men to revise positional language in Numeracy.

We were like Mouse- we used shadows. . . to retell 'The Gruffalo'

Retelling ‘The Gruffalo’

In Talking and Listening, we watched ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and then were like Mouse, using shadows to retell the narrative of its prequel.

Mini Theme: Graphic novels

Mini Theme: Graphic novels

In this topic, we investigated different Graphic Novels.  Then, in Shared and Independent Writing, we designed our own mini comic strips about Superhero Stickman.  This theme also helped us revise ‘Super e’ in Phonics.

Mini Theme: Picture Books

Mini Theme: Picture Books

We explored ‘Picture Books’ across all the areas of Communication: in Talking and Listening, we compared and contrasted illustrations in groups; in Reading, we created a class character analysis of ‘The Third Voice’ and compiled information through online, independent research for a report about the author, Anthony Browne; and, in Writing, we wrote and illustrated our own narratives.  This also linked to Art: we spotted intertextual references – especially to Magritte – and painted our own cold/warm illustrations, incorporating Magritte’s motifs.

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Dates for your Diary!

30 May 2016Bank Holiday

8 June 2016Primary School Trip

9 June 2016Sports’ Day (weather permitting)

15 June 2016School Picnic & Sponsored Walk at Kilbroney (weather permitting)

20 June 2016School Praise Service & Sketches

22-24 June 2016High School Trip

28 June 2016Deputation Meeting at Ardaragh Free Presbyterian Church

30 June 2016End of School Term

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