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Hart Memorial Primary School, Portadown

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15th Nov 2019

Primary 7’s next WAU topic is the Titanic. Pupils loved learning about the story of the ill stricken liner. Every year, pupils get enthusiastic absorbing information about Harland and Wolff, White Star Line, the passengers, the crew and the sinking itself. Yesterday, pupils completed a drawing and researched some facts. Firstly, we had a discussion about what pupils already knew and I was thoroughly impressed by the wealth of knowledge and understanding in the room. We then completed a 3D pencil drawing of the Titanic, and as you can see, there are some really talented artists. Pupils then discussed questions they would like to investigate and pupils then had time to responsibly research some trivia/facts about Belfast’s greatest export. A wonderful afternoon had. 

 
 
 
15th Nov 2019

Primary 7’s next topic is Titanic. The story of the ill-stricken ship is one that captures the imaginations of our pupils. They love learning the different facts and finding out all the trivial information about Belfast, Harland and Wolff, White Star Line, and all the different passengers. The first thing we did was recap what information we knew, and I was thoroughly impressed at the wealth of knowledge and understanding in the room. I then led pupils through a step by step 3D drawing of the ship itself, and as you can see, there are some very talented artists in the room. Pupils then thought about some questions that they would like to ask about Titanicr and from that researched different facts about Belfast’s greatest export. 

 
 
 
15th Nov 2019

P2LM did lots of work with this story. We enjoyed listening to it and acting parts out. We looked at different characters and the role they played in the story. We created our own Little Red Riding Hood in Art and used the Chatterpix app to make her talk😁. We had so much fun and learned so much. 

 
 
 
 
15th Nov 2019

Cormac from HIC delivered an anti-bullying workshop to our P7 pupils to build upon the learning already consolidated during this important week. Pupils recapped the different forms of bullying and discussed the layered impacts that bullying can have on the individual. Our pupils recognise physical, verbal, non-verbal, emotional and cyber bullying - and are aware of how this can impact the mental health of the victim. There is no place for bullying in this school and we believe that it can be eradicated when ‘Change starts with you’. Many thanks to Cormac for an engaging and challenging workshop. Great job P7! 

 
 
 
7th Nov 2019

Yesterday afternoon, P5P invited our P7 class to work with and collaborate with them on building and extending their knowledge and understanding of using the IZAK 9 cubes and how to work as part of a team. This fantastic numeracy resource is used primarily in Key Stage 2, so this was a fitting opportunity for the P7 pupils to aid their P5 counterparts. As you can see from the photographs, children worked well together and communicated effectively. P5 will appreciate this extra assistance when they use the blocks for their upcoming Shared Education numeracy lessons. Many thanks to Mr Poots for inviting our class to help. It really was our pleasure. 

 
 
 
6th Nov 2019

Izak9 is a Numeracy Resource which really encourages the children to think and problem solve. To help P5P to get the most out of the Cubes, the boys and girls from P7T shared their knowledge and considerable expertise with the younger children. Many thanks to Mr Teggarty for allowing his Class to help the P5’s with their Numeracy learning. To be honest, I think that P7T also thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

 
 
 
5th Nov 2019

This half term P5DK are studying a new WAU topic - Space. They have started to look at all the different planets that are in the Solar System. Using chalk pastels the children have tried to recreate what the planet looks like from photos they found online. 

 
 
 
5th Nov 2019

Today, Primary 7 were treated to an Action Mental Health workshop by Menssana. Promoting positive mental health and the strategies to maintain it is amongst the most important things we do in the Hart Memorial. Pupils were engaged in discussions and activities about their feelings and emotions, on where to go and what to do if they are hurting or scared. Being aware of our feelings and behaviours helps us to take action over our mental health. It was a really interactive and worthwhile morning for pupils. There are some great pictures as you can see.

 
 
 
5th Nov 2019

Our class had a really fun workshop on Tuesday, facilitated by Roisin from Mensanna, where they learned all about how to keep themselves healthy emotionally and mentally. Roisin talked to us about different strategies we could use when we find ourselves in situations that worry or upset us and the importance of talking about our feelings. 

 
 
 
5th Nov 2019

P7MM had lots of fun outside on Monday sweeping leaves and tidying around the Muga.