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Welcome to our P5 page, where we will keep you up to date with the exciting things happening in our class smiley

Lagan Boat Tour and Belfast Barge

 

P5 enjoyed seeing Belfast from a different perspective on our Lagan Boat tour. The highlight of the trip was Captain Bob, the canine captain of the Belfast Barge!

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Wellbeing Week

 

P5 have enjoyed all the activities we did during our Wellbeing  Week. We started the week by making fruit kebabs and smoothies on Tuesday, followed by an active day on Wednesday when we did lots of different exercises in our classroom to see what effect exercise has on our bodies. 

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3D Design with Nerve 

 

P5 were lucky to have a visit from Nerve Centre for Creative Design. We enjoyed using the iPad app 3D Doodle to come up with our own 3D designs. We came up with some really creative ideas. Then we got to use Minecraft to make a spaceship. One member of the class was overheard saying this was the best day of his life! 

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4Corners Festival

 

P5 had the exciting opportunity to take part in the 4Corners Festival, a festival intended to bring the four corners of Belfast together. The drama company Play It By Ear came to carry out a whole class workshop on forgiveness in November. Then six lucky members of P5 were chosen to take part in a sellout drama production at Stranmillis in February. We got to work alongside our friends from Holy Rosary again. We learned all about the emotions that come with forgiveness, and how letting go of past hurt can help us to feel free and happy smiley

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Ancient Egyptians 

 

Our topic in P5 is the Ancient Egyptians. We attended a workshop at the Ulster Museum where we got to see real Egyptian artefacts, some of which were more than 2000 years old. 

 

We also did an experiment in mummufying apples. We covered slices of apple with different preservatives to see which was the best. Take a look at the results and decide for yourself. 

Picture 1 Ancient Egyptian Workshop at the Ulster Museum
Picture 2 Ancient Egyptian Workshop at the Ulster Museum
Picture 3 Ancient Egyptian Workshop at the Ulster Museum
Picture 4 Ancient Egyptian Workshop at the Ulster Museum
Picture 5 Ancient Egyptian Workshop at the Ulster Museum
Picture 6 Ancient Egyptian Workshop at the Ulster Museum
Picture 1 Takabuti the Mummy
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Picture 4 Takabuti the Mummy
Picture 1 Using salt to mummify apples
Picture 2 Using vinegar to mummify apples
Picture 3 Using bicarbonate of soda to mummify apples
Picture 4 Checking the results
Picture 5 Which preservative did the best job?

Roots of Empathy

P5 have been enjoying learning about babies’ development through visits from the adorable baby Lilyanna. We have learned about how to behave around babies and how they use crying to communicate. We look forward to Lilyanna’s next visit. 

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Dippy the Dinosaur 🦕 

Thursday 27th September was a very exciting day for P5. We got to see Dippy the Diplodocus at the Ulster Museum before he was open for public viewing. There were TV cameras and reporters there. Lots of us got to talk to journalists and tell them what we thought of Dippy. We were on the UTV news! 

Picture 1 We got to see and touch a replica of Dippy’s head
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Picture 3 Celebrities!
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Picture 5 Talking to UTV
Picture 6 P5 boys with Dippy
Picture 7 UTV News
Picture 8 RTE News
Picture 9 Dippy and P5
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