Foundation stage survey
Below is the link to the Foundation Stage Shared Education parents' survey:
Year 2 become Autumn leaf detectives!
We used digital technology to look closely at the leaves we collected. This is what we found:
We sorted our leaves...
We worked together as a team.
Key Stage 2 survey
Below is the link to the Key Stage 2 Shared Education parents' survey:
Year 1 Investigate Winter
After listening Miss Mc Cormick from Ballymacricket read the story "Ridiculous!" about a tortoise out in the Winter season, we sorted items and cards into Winter or Not Winter.
We drew our own Winter pictures and made a lovely display. We will use these pictures during our Winter Walk at Ballymacricket Primary School.
Day 2 - Winter
On our second we read 'The Snowman'. We then had fun holding ice and watching what happened. We used lots of good describing words to explain how it felt and what changes were taking place
We covered four ice cubes in paper, tin foil, bubble wrap and felt. The pupils predicted which would melt first and we recorded our findings on a pictograph. We made ice paintings with coloured ice cubes and then evaluated our predictions.
Year 5 Shared Education
The Year 5 classes from both Ballinderry and Ballymacrickett Primary Schools visited Oxford Island, linking in with both classes topics of 'Eco Warriors'. They looked at the history and layout of Lough Neagh, observed some stuffed animals, took part in some bird watching and completed a mini-beast hunt. Some pupils even had the chance to try to feed some birds by hand! Look at the pictures below to see all about their day.
Year 6 Shared Education
Year 7 Shared Education Term 1
Year 7 Shared Education Term 2
We spent the day at Ballymacrickett Primary were we had two workshops provided by Speedwell Trust. One was about Energy and Electricity and the other was about Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination.
Energy & Electricity
We had an interactive presentation which introduced the terms energy and electricity. We then worked in groups to build simple circuits and to make a working steady hand game using bulbs, wires and batteries.
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
We used parachute games to show discrimination, A ‘Not Up My Street’ prejudice game and an Interactive presentation activity about ‘Perceptions’.
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On our shared education day we learnt about bridges. We got to make a suspension bridge using only four straws, a piece of string and masking tape. We then went out to look at bridges in our local area.
Year 1 - Term 3
As part of our Transport Topic we are investigation Forces and Energy. We used our own construction materials to make vehicles in a previous lesson. Mrs Bonner from Ballymacricket taught us about wheels and axles and we made our own cars. It was so much fun and the wheels actually work!! We hope you have many hours of fun with them at home.