Welcome to Year 7!
Hello Year 7! Welcome to our very own page! Check out our exciting class news, pictures of things we've done, and more.
P7 have been creating projects on a range of digital platforms that fit the concept of 'Home'. We have been lucky to work with Urban Digital Futures throughout this and we even got a visit from Dog Ears production company! Then we got to go to the Odyssey for the showcase event and we won 3 awards!
We have really enjoyed this experience!
Have a look at the great photos and words of encouragement from the day!
Our new topic is looking at current affairs. We started with looking at the United Nations and the UN Rights of the Child. Today we tried to rank the articles of the convention in order of most important to least important. It caused lots of interesting discussions!
We had an incredible visit to the Titanic museum! We loved all of the interactive aspects of the tour. This also included a visit to the SS Nomadic! It was an amazing experience.
In groups with our Holy Rosary partners we have been making persuasive leaflets to encourage people to visit Belfast.
Measurement Treasure Hunt
Mr Douglas helped us to make some incredible models of the Titanic! We are very proud of our hard work.
A brilliant visit from Nerve
Nerve brought some really cool equipment to show us! We got to pick apart pieces of plastic to create stickers then we got to design our own on an app and they were printed in class for us using a special printer! We also got to use an app to try to draw the Titanic. What do you think of some of our art?
We have started working with Holy Rosary Primary School on a project! We will be creating animations and persuasive pieces of writing based on Belfast and popular tourist sights. We even got to go on the Belfast City Sightseeing Tour buses!
As our topic has been based on the Titanic, we decided to conduct some science experiments based on ice. We used rubber gloves, lard and sandwich bags to create a layer of 'blubber' and discussed the difference that this made when we put our hands into ice water. We also observed the effect that salt had on ice balls (we used food colouring to help with this). Have a look at one of our cool time lapse videos we made!
A visit from some QUB Engineers
We had some visitors from Queen's University Belfast Engineering department! We learnt about lots of different types of engineering including medical and aerospace. Thank you for coming to visit us!
Titanic images (homework)
We have been learning some different dance moves including stomping and sliding. We are particularly good at being creative with choosing dance moves for follow the leader! We then practised the stomping and sliding to the song Cha Cha Slide!
Titanic Estimations and Measurements
Our topic this term is on the Titanic. We researched the dimensions of the Titanic for homework then we tried to estimate how long each of those lengths were using the people in your class and cones. Our playground wasn't big enough!
P7 have been meeting with P3. The P7s have been reading to the P3s and some P3s have even been showing the P7s their fab reading skills!
We have been learning how to write quality instructions. We made shortbread together then created a plan using the Jane Considine method. This worked really well and we all wrote brilliant instructions!
We have been playing a giant game of battleships to practise coordinates
We have been learning about time
We had a visit from Dr Mary who taught us about the circulatory system
Digestive System Experiment!
The Skeletal System.
We have been learning about the bones in the body. We also been researching how bones heal and the benefits of casts. We decided that we could invent an alternative for the cast for a broken wrist!