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What's That Rumble?
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Do you hear that rumbling? It must be our new topic approaching! This term we are learning all about volcanoes and their impact on a certain ancient city. Do you know the one we're talking about? It's Pompeii of course. This ancient city was destroyed when Vesuvius erupted in AD79. This eruption buried the city for thousands of years, under thick layers of rock and ash. It was only rediscovered in the past couple of hundred years.

In literacy, our writing focus this term is recount writing. For our recount writing we will be looking at newspaper reports. Something that might have made the news in AD 79 would have been the eruption of Vesuvius. The pupils will be creating a newspaper report on this disaster. They will be researching lots of facts about the eruption and what life would have been like way back then. There were no smart phone or tablets, but try telling them that. With all their information they will then create their reports.

Numeracy for P.6/7 continues as normal, with plenty to keep us entertained. This term we are looking at some decimal and fraction work, which the pupils are thoroughly enjoying. Our mental maths strategy is partitioning. The pupils are great at partitioning numbers; they can tell me many different ways to make up my age. I think they're trying to tell me something.

With spring just around the corner, sports within the school is also starting up again. We have several hockey and football tournaments to attend in the next few weeks. Rugby will also be starting this term. This will be happening on a Friday afternoon.

As one set of AQE exams finish, preparation for the next ones begins. We will be beginning our AQE preparation after the half term break.

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Blast Off!
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Welcome to our Primary 6/7 page. It's a great way to keep up to date with what we have been up to. We hope you enjoy reading about our class.

September is a busy, but exciting time for Primary 6/7 pupils. We have held our House captain elections and given out our prefect badges. The pupils are now enjoying their new responsibilities as House captains and prefects. Our School and Eco-Council are also due to be elected in October and we look forward to seeing their manifestos. This year we are hoping to encourage more wildlife into our school garden and learn how we can be more environmentally friendly. We have also had a great talk from Bryson Energy about how we can reduce our energy consumption.

We are lucky enough to have one of the Belfast Giants visiting our school in October to give the pupils a talk about the importance of healthy eating and exercise. If that wasn't good enough, we have planned an evening outing to go and watch a Belfast Giants game near the end of October. We are so excited!

Our current topic in 'World Around Us' is Space and believe me when I say, it's out of this world. We have been learning all about our solar system and how we, as humans, have learnt so much about somewhere that is so far away. Our work is currently taking us through the planets in our solar system. We also have our very own star! It's called Carrickcentralps17 and it's in the Auriga constellation. We still have lots to learn on our space journey.

In areas such as Literacy, we are starting to write some fantastic space themed fictional stories, which have some surprising twists. In Numeracy we have been doing a lot of mental maths and focusing our attention on symmetrical shapes and patterns, some of which can be seen in our pictures.

This is just a snap shot of all the wonderful things we have been getting up to, so stay tuned for more updates.

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