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Primary School

Delight in Effort, Acceptance and Achievement

Year 5

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

Fire Safety Talk

 

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service came to visit P5 to tell us how to stay safe from fire in our homes. We learned things we can do to prevent fires and what to do if there is a fire in your home. It’s important that we all know our address and postcode in case we ever need to ring the firemen. 

Exploring inside a fire engine and having a go with the hose

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Measuring

 

We measured everybody in P5 to see how tall we are. We used measuring tapes and metre sticks. 

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Shared Education

 

Day 1

 

P5 have started our Shared Education project with Holy Rosary. We spent our first day playing games to get to know each other. We had great fun! 

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Day 2 

We went to Holy Rosary where we started our Egyptian theme. We wrote our names in hieroglyphics and researched Ancient Egypt on the iPads before making iMovies showing what we learned. 

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Day 3 

 

We welcomed Holy Rosary to our school. We had great fun with the Make A Mummy challenge. We made square-based pyramids from their nets and decorated them with facts about Ancient Egypt. 

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Day 4

 

We went to Holy Rosary Parish Centre and created these fantastic banners for display on our celebration day. 

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Day 5 

 

We had another day of art with three local artists at Crescent Arts Centre. We made Egyptian Death Masks and canopic jars. We made a boat and a pyramid out of willow. The best part was carrying these back to school! 

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Day 6 - Celebration Day 

 

We welcomed friends and family members to Botanic to share with them all the fun we had in our Shared Education project. Everyone was so impressed with all the hard work we had done, and they loved our fabulous art work. Mr Bell, Mrs Ireland, Mr McAllister and Miss Cairns even had a go at the Make A Mummy challenge! 

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Dream Catching

 

P5 have been reading The BFG together. We worked together to write instructions for how to catch a dream. We will be making Dream Jars in art, so look out for these on the P5 page soon! 

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Electric Circuits 

 

To finish our Electricity topic, we had the chance to make electric circuits. We were all able to make the bulb light because we knew that electricity flows from the negative end of a battery to the positive end. 

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Mummifying Apples 

 

As part of our Ancient Egypt topic, we investigated the best material for mummifying. We tested salt, vinegar, sugar and bicarbonate of soda to see which was the best at preserving slices of apple. We concluded that salt was the best because the apple kept its colour. 

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Ancient Egyptian Workshop at the Ulster Museum 

 

To finish off our Ancient Egypt topic, we went on a trip to the Ulster Museum where we got to see real Egyptian artefacts. We went to see Takabuti, the mummy who lives in the museum. 

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World Book Day

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