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Hart Memorial Primary School, Portadown

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16th Oct 2019

During play based learning we have been engaging in lots of fun activites relating to our topic of learning.

 
 
 
16th Oct 2019

It was fun going for a walk today to look for signs of Autumn. We noticed that leaves are falling off the trees and changing colour to orange, yellow, red and brown. We saw apples and pears on the trees, berries on bushes and we found sycamore seeds which had fallen off the trees. We worked in groups, used Ipads to record our experience and we added what we found during our walk to our Investigation area. 

 
 
 
16th Oct 2019

Primary 7 love doing art - and this term - we’ve been looking at the influences of Henri Rousseau, the French Artist. Rousseau focused on overlapping in his paintings- and always creating a focal point. Rousseau liked bright colours and things to stand out too. He was obsessed with jungle drawings, despite never ever setting foot in one. This was exactly what P7T achieved through their Toucans in the Rainforest. Have a look at their wonderful creations. Well done to Dani, Jack and Megan who were the top 3 artists in the class. Congrats!

 
 
 
 
 
16th Oct 2019

Primary 7 pupils showed great communication skills and effective problem solving skills by participating gladly in memory games, as well as showing some fantastic numeracy skills. A really fun and interactive lesson. 

 
 
 
 
15th Oct 2019

This year P5DK are using the music scheme called Charanga. They have enjoyed learning to sing Mama Mia and also how to play a variety of different percussion instruments. Here are a few photos and a video to show how they are getting on. 

 
 
 
 
14th Oct 2019

This year, Healthy Kidz have introduced a new initiative, The Killer K, to replace The Golden Mile. To make it even more exciting, the children were provided with GPS Tracker Vests to record their times for running one Kilometre. P5P were naturally very excited to be the first to wear these Vests and recorded improved times. This will take place every Friday and gives each child a great opportunity to improve both their fitness and their running skills.

 
 
 
8th Oct 2019

P7MM have been lucky enough to have been picked to take part in the Poetry In Motion project this year. This involves a published poet, Martell McPartland, coming into our classroom and helping us to get our creative juices flowing!! The start of this process was a trip to Long Meadow Farm on the Loughgall Road this morning. Here, we were given a tour of the orchard, the warehouse and the cold store. Catherine and Pat, the owners of the farm, really made us feel welcome and explained everything in great detail to us. We saw where the apples are pressed, where they are stored, or ‘put to sleep’, for winter, where the apple cider vinegar is made, and we even got to pick and eat our own apples - the nicest we had ever tasted! The orchard provided us with fantastic ideas and will hopefully provide enough inspiration for us to write excellent poems over the next couple of weeks. We can’t wait to get started!

 
 
 
8th Oct 2019

P7 Teggarty throughly enjoy their music lessons - they get into the spirit of the instrument and singing very quickly. Today, we used our recorders for the first time learning about the note ‘B’. This involved knowing how to hold the recorder and how to play the note correctly (by covering the holes effectively). Pupils concentrated very well and showed great focus - having a lot of fun in the process. Children will learn one note a week until we are confident in our playing before playing a full song. As you can see from the videos, they did very well. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8th Oct 2019

Our class have had a great start to Shared Education this year, with already four trips to St John the Baptist's College to meet our friends from Presentation Primary School under our belt. We have looked at the themes of culture, identity, perceptions and prejudices, and we have learned that, while we are all different, we really are very similar in many many ways. The finale of our CRED lessons saw all four P7 classes from the two schools join together at the YMCA centre in Portadown to create their own masks which celebrate their own identity and culture. There was a real community feel on the day and we hope the children enjoyed it.

 
 
 
7th Oct 2019

On Monday 7th October, P7 Teggarty and P7 McNally spent the morning at the YMCA in Portadown to conclude our CRED lessons with our shared partners in Presentation Primary. We had a great time with P7 Ryan and P7 Fox in creating our individual artistic masks reflecting our cultures, traditions and personalities. Children had time to draw and colour symbols upon a mask template to show who they are. A wonderful morning was had by all - there was a great atmosphere amongst the pupils with the end result being one that the children can be proud of. Many thanks to the YMCA for letting us use their superb facilities. A great time had by all.