Welcome to P5 D/K
Please have a look at what P5DK will be learning this year.
Here are the pupils in P5DK who have got certificates for lots of different reasons.
P5DK had 2 winning entries for the UTU competition that was held this year. Abi and Rebecca were selected from P5DK to win prizes for their entries. Well done girls!
P5DK have had fantastic attendance at school this year, they have been awarded the golden star and Bertie Bear 4 times this year.
NI Water Prize-winner
Molly-May came 3rd in the Northern Ireland Water competition this year. She was invited with her parents and Mrs Davison to Belfast to collect her prize. Here are a few photos to show what she won and the morning out she had in Belfast.
P5DK had lots of fun churning butter! Mrs Davison brought in a large container of double cream and the pupils worked well together to use the butter churn to make butter. They even enjoyed trying the butter on crackers.
On Wednesday 16th May P5DK went to the Balmoral Show. They had a fantastic time learning about all the different aspects of farming. Here are some photographs of the day.
History of Farming
Michael Rooney a local historian very kindly came into school with lots of farming artefacts for the pupils to look at and learn about farming in the past.
P5DK have been learning how to play a musical instrument from September. They are busy playing in preparation for the music concert in June.
Science Experiment – Tractor travelling on a variety of different materials
On Wednesday afternoon P5DK really enjoyed planning the Science Experiment linked to the WAU topic Farming. They had to plan an experiment that would answer the question – Do different surfaces affect the distance a tractor can travel? Here are a few photographs of the experiment in action.
Stuart Reid – visiting author
On Thursday 31st May, Stuart Reid came to visit Hart Memorial PS. He is a children’s author who has written lots of fantastic books. He was such an inspiration to the children and got them very excited and enthused about writing. Stuart took an assembly for P4 to P7 and then did workshops for P5 and P6. Here are some photographs.
Cancer Focus Workshop
Primary 5 took part in an interesting workshop run by Cancer Focus in the hall. They learnt about the harmful rays that the sun has and what damage it can cause our skin,. Using a UV lamp the P5 pupils conducted an investigation into what is the best way to keep safe in the sun Here are some photographs to show what they did.
Technology – Building Tractors
P5DK had a busy afternoon designing, planning and building tractors using lots of different materials. As you can see from the photographs they worked well together in groups to build their tractors.
Big Workout Fundraiser
On Wednesday 28th March P5DK took part in the whole school Big Workout Fundraiser. The pupils had to complete 10 different activities using a variety of different equipment. Here are a few photographs to show what they did and how hard they all worked.
ABC Council Environmental Talk
On Tuesday 27th March P5DK had Pamela from the ABC Council in to talk to them about how to look after the local environment. P5dk have been learning about the world as part of their WAU topic this term and this talk linked well with what they have learning about over the last 5 weeks.
Easter Egg Craft Homework
P5DK all had a fantastic homework project to work on before they finished for Easter. Every pupil had to remove the contents of an egg by making two holes in the egg and blowing out the contents, they had to plan, design and make an egg of their choice. Here are all of the eggs that they made, I am sure you will agree that they are all very good.
British Science Week
On Wednesday 14th March P5DK took part in a whole school Science day.
World Book Day
Due to the snow and school being closed World Book Day was celebrated on Wednesday 7th March. P5DK took part along with the whole school in a STEM themed World Book Day this year. The pupils enjoyed watching the webinar hosted by CCEA and listening to the local actor Adam Dougal reading the story Anything’s Possible.
P5DK also completed a series of experiments linked to their class novel for this term The BFG. Here are some photos to show what fun they had investigating different powders and making Frobscottle juice.
Portadown Speech Festival
This is the first year that Hart Memorial PS have entered the choral speaking at Portadown Speech Festival. Mrs Davison entered the whole P5DK class into the festival and the pupils had to learn two poems, of which one was a set piece that was very long. The pupils worked extremely hard to learn the poems and say them in unison. They were awarded 88 marks and won the class. Every pupil was given a medal and the whole class was presented with a trophy for coming first.
P5DK also had two boys and six girls enter into the individual speech classes during the Speech Festival. They all did a brilliant job!
Numeracy – Weight practical activities
Here are some photographs to show P5DK working with others to complete practical weight Numeracy tasks.
Shared Education with Presentation PS
P5DK have had a fantastic time working with the children from Presentation PS on the Church Study. This takes place for 6 sessions over three weeks.
Technology – Building and making lighthouses.
As part of the Energy Sources WAU topic P5DK designed and constructed lighthouses using their knowledge of electrical circuits.
ICT – Using Scratch
This term P5DK have been learning how to code. They have been taught how to use a programme called Scratch on the computer and they are building up a good knowledge of how to use this programme.
P5DK are working hard to achieve the Golden Mile this year. They are really enjoying the sessions they do with Steve every Tuesday. Here are some photos to show what they have been doing.
Art – Lighthouses
WAU topic for Term 2a was Energy Sources and the pupils in P5DK enjoyed learning about lighthouses and studied lots of photographs of different types of lighthouses. Here are some photos to show them sketching and the final drawings that were created using watercolours.
Shared Education with Presentation PS
P5DK used Izak 9 with Presentation PS this month. Both sets of pupils worked together twice during the month of December to solve Numeracy problems. On Monday 4th December Presentation PS pupils visited Hart Memorial PS and on Thursday 7th December P5DK visited Presentation PS. Here are some photographs to show what the pupils did during the sessions.
Literacy Instruction Writing
The pupils in P5DK had a lovely morning making melting snowmen biscuits as part of their Literacy lesson. They have been focusing on instructional writing during Literacy this week and to compete the week they used the instructions they wrote to make these delicious treats.
Road Safety Competition
Lauren from P5DK won a competition that was run by ABC road safety group in partnership with Rushmere Shopping Centre. Lauren went to Rushmere to collect her prize and see her picture featuring in the road safety calendar.
P5DK have been learning about Space this term. They went to visit the Armagh Planetarium to find out lots of interesting facts about Earth and all of the planets in the Solar System. The pupils got to build rockets using lots of different materials and launch them by filling them with water. Here are some photographs to show what they got up to.
This week P5DK have been looking at what bullying is, how to help someone if they are being bullied and making a friendship ring together as a class.
Egyptian Visitor Tutu
As part of the WAU topic Egyptian’s P5DK had a special visitor to talk to them all about life in Egypt.