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Building Bridges - STEM fun with Mr Lucas from Arup Engineering πŸŒ‰πŸ—πŸŒ

Today we made 3D Shape robots πŸ€– Some spectacular creations!

Today we created trailers for the reopening of the new and improved Museum of Fun! πŸ›πŸŽ¬πŸŽͺπŸ’ƒπŸΌ

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Science Week - Matilda’s Floating Feat! 🎈🦎 Today we experimented with friction and static electricity to see if we could recreate the moment Matilda moves the newt without touching it! Having fun while learning lots πŸ˜€πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ”¬

Science Week - Baking Soda, Fair Liquid and Viengar = Erupting Volcanoes! πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ”¬ πŸŒ‹ πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬

The Great Wave by Hokusai 🎨 🌊 πŸ—»

Challenge: design and build an earthquake proof structure using just spaghetti and marshmallows!

We were learning about traditional Japanese food and clothing. 🍱🎎 We even tried making sushi!

Happy Pancake Day! Today we made pancakes πŸ₯ž with lots of yummy toppings. We also practised subtracting decimals based on pancake world records.

Today we enjoyed some fruit smoothies made from 100% Fair Trade produce. A tasty way to end our Fair Trade topic! 🍌 πŸ“ 🍊 🍍 🍏 πŸ₯

What’s better than a school trip?..a FREE school trip!! What a day at AirTastic and Burger King..all paid for with the profit made from our Business Beginnings project! πŸ˜€

Great fun today seeing who could build the tallest Christmas tree using just spaghetti and mini marshmallows...much harder than it first seemed! πŸŽ„

Goodbye Oskar! 😒 πŸ‡΅πŸ‡± Today we said goodbye and good luck to Oskar as he moves to Poland. Everyone will miss his big smile and endless jokes! We hope you take with you lots of great memories from your time in Richhill and Hardy Memorial. πŸ‘‹

PTA - Dragon’s Den πŸ‰ Today both P6 classes presented their business plans to three members of the PTA, hoping for an investment to aid their start-up company. All pupils presented excellently and a massive thanks to the PTA who very kindly approved our loans!

The Santa Squad hard at work preparing handcrafted clay Christmas tree decorations! 🌲

The Santa Squad! This week, P6S decided on a name for their business and designed a company logo. They have been busy writing a Dragon’s Den style pitch which they will present to the PTA in return for a business loan. Keep your eyes peeled for some handcrafted Christmas goodies being produced over the next couple of weeks, just in time to sell at Open Night!

BARvember! βœοΈπŸ“ŠπŸ“š This week the boys and girls in P6S learnt all about Bar Modelling. It is a problem solving technique which draws on the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach, helping children visualise what the question is asking of them and representing that using a series of bars. Great success all round!

Aly Harte Art Workshop! πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ¨ 🎨 P6S had a visit from Belfast artist, Aly Harte. She taught the boys and girls different techniques for using soft pastels. In the end each child created an abstract piece of art displaying our very own Richhill Castle! We even used a photo dating back to the 1920s as part of our 90th anniversary celebrations.

Viking Gods and Goddesses! After learning about some of the more famous Viking Gods and Goddesses, we decided to create our own. We drew them by hand and then used the app β€˜PicCollage’ to display them on a poster.

Today Primary 6 used the GeoBoard app to try and make tessellating patterns. We chose simple 2D shapes and tried to fit them together to create a pattern which left no gaps.

Goodbye Jeanie!😭 Today P6S said goodbye to the wonderful Jeanie Graham after five fantastic weeks of PDMU. Today’s final session focused on being a good friend and being there for those closest to you. The boys and girls realised how much easier it is to drag someone down than to build them up, before finishing with an inspirational video of Olympian Derek Redmond. Thank you, Jeanie!

Today we used the app β€˜GeoBoard’ to create symmetrical patterns. We used challenge cards to build up our confidence before having a go at a Symmetrical Santa challenge!

PDMU with Cheryl Cole! Today the kids acted out scenarios based on the appropriate responses to to being bullied or attacked outside of school.

P6S searched for 2D shapes around the classroom and used the app β€˜Explain Everything’ to import photos, draw on lines of symmetry and add written information. Great fun in Numeracy!

The P6S longboat, handmade in the classroom and named β€˜The Danish Devil’. A job well done!

On Friday we finished our Literacy unit β€˜Animals on the Move’ by creating group posters to show which animal we believed makes the toughest migration.

WOW! Two beautifully presented pieces of homework. Date written and ruled βœ… correct processes βœ… borrowing shown βœ… set out neatly βœ… The standard has been set, keep it up P6S!

GILFRESH returned today to show us how our vegetables that we planted in May had grown. Some huge cabbages on display!

PDMU with Jeannie Graham - the effects of smoking.