Dear Parent/ Guardian,
I hope everyone is keeping safe during this unexpected school closure. It is great to see so many children working hard at home and using their creative skills to keep learning fun and active.
Below I have attached the weekly timetable to follow, which outlines the recommended daily activities to complete. I would encourage all parents and carers to familiarise yourself with the timetable before looking at the activities.
All documents and links can be found under each subject heading with documents labelled according to the week and topic. There are PowerPoints explaining new areas to help guide you through the learning.
Please carefully read through further guidance for World Around Us and Writing activities. This will help give you and your child further explanation of what is required to complete the task with relevant links to complete STEM activities.
All literacy tasks for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday can be found using the Junior English Textbooks provided in the initial home learning packs. There is also work on Education City to help reflect the learning each week in literacy and numeracy.
On the timetable, if it states 'worksheet' this can be found under 'Numeracy' and the relevant week and topic. The textbook pages for NHM 3 have also been uploaded for those that did not receive a textbook. Those working on NHM 4 please refer to your textbook for numeracy work unless stated otherwise. There is also a section for word problems. Please select the group most suited for your child.
As this is Holy Week I would like to direct you to the religion work in-line with the Grow in Love Curriculum. Please see guidance to complete activities. I hope everyone has an enjoyable Easter with their families.
I would also encourage children to continue to be active as possible with various resources online and on social media to keep fit.
I would like to wish all the children and their families continued good health throughout this difficult time.
The children enjoyed a day out to the Armagh Planeterium to further their knowledge on our WAU topic Space. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and experienced the Dome where they were taken on a tour of the Solar System and learnt about some of the geographical features on each of the planets. The children were then brought into their workshop to build rockets. The children had to design their rocket and then got to launch their rockets outside using water as their fuel. Children enjoyed watching each other’s rockets blast-off. The trip was shared with the P.2/3 class also.
In the STEAM task pupils worked in teams of 3 to make a bridge from paper which was structurally stable enough to hold a 1kg weight. Children were shown how to create ‘roll tubes’ using mandrels and a sheet of paper. The children enjoyed this activity and working as a team to create a bridge.
The children were using their engineering skills to design and create a landmark from around the world. The children then had the opportunity to recreate a map of the world and help Santa deliver presents from the North Pole to the different countries by coding the Sphero ball around the world while visiting the different landmarks. The children have really enjoyed this topic.
Pupils in P5-7 participated in a Sentinus Robotics Roadshow where they worked in teams of two to complete a number of different tasks. Their main task was to navigate (through programming) their Boebot Car around the Sentinus ‘track’ successfully and direct the car through roundabouts, bends and traffic lights.
Each team had to think logically, problem solve and code/ programme their way to the finish. It was a truly fantastic learning experience enjoyed by all.
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