Congratulations to all of the boys and girls who made their Confirmation on Saturday 7th March. It really was a fantastic day!
Curriculum for March
Week 1 Book Week (World Book Day). Pupils will study David Walliams books The Worlds Worst Teachers and Children. They will look at the style of characters created by DW and create their own characters and stories in that style.
They will use ICT to bring these characters to life and also share their stories with their P1 buddies. They will also create a Worlds Worst door display.
Revision- of fiction and non-fiction texts. Sentence formation; compound, simple and complex sentences, spelling, punctuation and grammar and language.
Revision- Ratio, angles, algebra, compound, 2D & 3D shapes. Time, place value, fraction, decimals and percentage.
Light and Faith topic work.
Circuits, plugs, shadows, how light travels?
Green Day- pupils will learn about the counties in Ireland and their locations. They will learn where some of Irelands visitor attractions are and the names of the different provinces, rivers and mountain ranges. They will also learn some traditional Irish activities.
Jan- Feb Curriculum
Begin to know and understand the differences in language conventions of print, film and digital texts by comparing and evaluating a novel or play e.g. the effects of sound, colour, moving image, framing, camera work
Understand what viewpoint is in a novel
know and understand what form is in poetry, e.g. a kenning compared with a limerick
-recognise how poets manipulate words to create humour, sadness, pathos etc:
for their quality of sound, e.g. rhythm, rhyme, assonance;
Plan, draft and redraft pieces of creative writing, some of which may be presented for publication
Review understandings of the importance of word order and the work that words do in sentences
Build complex sentences using a clause
the work of nouns, verbs, adjectives,
development of rhyming words
Use independent spelling strategies
Investigate link between percentage, fractions and decimals.
Introduce the concept of percentage as “out of 100”.
Calculate percentage of numbers
Be able to measure angles accurately
U/stand and use negative numbers in context
Convert between metric units of weight especially Kg and g, involving up to 3 d.p.
Calculate how percentage increase/decrease alters final amount
Give location of an object using co-ordinates
Lighting the Dark
develop an understanding of what faith means;
Pupils will discuss their faith and belief. They will look at how their parents have been responsible for what they believe. They will discuss how light is a symbol of hope and carousel the word ‘hope’ in their lives.
When were they introduced to God? Baptism. Discuss their baptism and the introduction to the symbol of light
appreciate the relevance of fire in scripture; and
make relevant contributions to discussion (Comm).
Christians also often associate fire with the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist told the people he baptised with water and that God will ‘baptise with the Holy Spirit and with fire’ (Matthew 3: 11). If children know examples of stories from other religious traditions, encourage them to share them.
How do we live out the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Learn Alive-o song.
Discuss their talents and hobbies. How do we use them? How important is it to use them?
Learn the basic teachings of Jesus in relation to people.
Discuss in groups how the gifts of the Holy Spirit can help you live a better life. Brainstorm each of the gifts and record in a carousel how each person might demonstrate them.
Record their own feelings about how they can be better Christians to each gift. Respond to examples of temptations and peer pressure.
discuss Sacraments and the role people have in the church, e.g The Archbishop for Confirmation.
Look at the video clip of Confirmation and the anointing of oil and laying on of hands. Discuss the importance of the Archbishop- Eamon and why he is confirming them. Why not a priest? What sacraments can a priest do?
Pupils will also be completing poster competitions for NI water
Take part in Credit Union quiz and Road safety quiz