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Thanks to Caroline who visited P6S to talk to the boys and girls about her time living in Japan. We all loved hearing her stories about life on the other side of the world. We even tested out our chopstick skills with a little class competition! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿฅข ๐Ÿฃ

Science Week 2020 - designing and building earthquake-proof structures! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐ŸŒƒโ›ฉ

Science Week 2020 - W5 workshop! ๐ŸŒ โญ๏ธ ๐ŸŒ‘ ๐Ÿš€

World Book Day 2020 - WOW!! A massive well done to all the boys and girls in P6S who showcased their incredible โ€˜Book in a Boxโ€™ creations today. We even visited P1W to show off our hard work. ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’•

Congratulations to the P6S pupils who today collected their โ€˜Pen Licenceโ€™ and a brand new handwriting pen. Each of the lucky pupils has maintained an exceptionally high standard of handwriting throughout the year and can now be trusted to write in their Literacy books using a pen! Well done boys and girls.

Oranges in No Man's Land - Freeze Frame! Today P6S wrote short scripts and acted out an encounter between Ayesha and the militiamen. Well done everyone!

MINECRAFT Christmas Challenge. P6S pupils have been enjoying the chance to show off their Minecraft prowess this week!

Congratulations to our three students for bravely and confidently selling to the very generous shoppers at ASDA in Portadown. The Candy Cane Crew have now completely sold out of all products and made an incredible total profit of ยฃ468.30!! The boys and girls are looking forward to spending their hard-earned profit in the new year! Well done again on another successful Business Beginnings project.

Candy Cane Crew - OPEN FOR BUSINESS!! Well done to our sellers last night and a huge thank you to all our loyal customers. We still have a range of slime, quilled decorations and hot chocolate reindeers available to buy at any stage next week.

Dragonโ€™s Den PTA Pitch ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ’ฐ thank you to our PTA members who visited school today to listen to business pitches by both P6 classes. Members of each class presented their business plans and showed off their products to the very impressed dragons! Well done everyone!

Business Beginnings 2019 - Candy Cane Crew is up and running!! Check out our company logo and a range of products we will be making and selling on Open Night (5th December)! ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ…

Artist workshop with Johanna Leech ๐ŸŽจ today P6 were visited by Johanna Leech, a Belfast based creative who is currently the resident artist in Millenium Court Arts Centre in Portadown (next door to Zioโ€™s!). She has a fantastic exhibition running until Christmas and I would thoroughly recommend you all to visit. The creations made by P6S pupils will be hung on the huge Christmas tree in the Arts Centre. Pop along and see yours hanging! ๐ŸŽ„

Viking Day - what a fantastic way to finish our Viking topic! The boys and girls had a ball taking part in a range of different activities. Thank you to The Active Learning Company for putting on such a great day!

P6S used the iPad app โ€˜GeoBoardโ€™ to create symmetrical patterns. We even had a competition to see who could create the coolest Halloween themed pattern! ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป

A huge thank you to Mervyn Steenson, head chef at Grouchoโ€™s, who visited school today to deliver a Healthy Smoothie demo. The boys and girls loved seeing what ingredients you could use and asked Mervyn lots of interesting questions about healthy food!

During Well Being Week, P6S looked at how compliments can do wonders for your mood. We discussed how easy it was to brighten someoneโ€™s day by paying them a lovely compliment. Each pupil wrote down two compliments about another pupil and designed a wing for our display. Compliments Give Us Wings to Fly! ๐Ÿ˜€

โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ COLOUR RUN 2019 - what a finish to Well Being Week!! Thank you to all the parents who came along to support and for all the funds raised so far. Hot baths all round! ๐Ÿ›€

This afternoon P6 welcomed Sean Irving from the EA Pupil Personal Development Service into school. He had the classes in stitches while dealing with a serious topic and gave all the boys and girls helpful tips about how to deal with stress and differing emotions ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜ข ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ด Thank you, Sean!

Thanks to the NSPCC team for their talk today and delivering the message, โ€˜Speak Out, Stay Safeโ€™.

A relaxing afternoon in P6S! We used the charred willow from yesterdayโ€™s campfire to create drawings, all whilst listening to instrumental music and being served fruit smoothies by Mr Smyth! ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŠ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽจ

A massive thank you to Mrs Robinson from Action Mental Health who visited P6S today. She delivered a fantastic talk on โ€˜Healthy Meโ€™, promoting awareness of both physical and mental health and encouraging pupils to talk about their feelings and seek help if theyโ€™re struggling. A wonderful message!

Getting active during Well Being Week thanks to Classroom Workouts with Joe Wicks and Mrs Logan!

Campfire safety and marshmallow toasting with Wandering Wild Outdoor! Yum!! ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Well Being Week - โ€˜Connectingโ€™ with P1. Today P6S welcomed pupils from P1W into our classroom. We read a book to them and got to know interesting information about them. Now we can look out for the P1โ€™s and help them in school and on the playground. ๐Ÿ˜€

Viking brooches! P6S recently designed their own Viking brooches and made them using cardboard, pipe cleaners, tissue paper a did tinfoil. The boys and girls had great fun making them!

Jeanie Graham returned today to talk to P6S about the dangers of alcohol.

Following a WAU homework where P6S had to design a Viking brooch, this young man went a step further and actually made his. Very impressive!๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

Recently in Literacy P6S have been looking at the migration of several animals during our โ€˜Animals on the Moveโ€™ topic. Today we used the iPad app PicCollage to create Fact Files on a variety of creatures! ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฆ‹

Yesterday P6S used C2K Newsdesk to complete a Viking research mission! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

This week we welcomed Jeanie Graham into P6S to talk to us about the dangers of smoking!