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We have a fun year ahead learning new and exciting things, keep an eye on our page to keep up to date with everything we're doing and learning!
In maths we are covering a whole host of topics including:
The 4 operations of maths - adding, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Area and perimeter
Multiples and factors
Symmetry and reflection
Squared, Cubed, Prime and Triangular numbers.
Tally and bar charts
Venn and Carroll Diagrams to sort information.
Mean, Mode, Median and Range.
Our literacy topics this term include:
Parts of speech
A big push is on Accelerated Reading, so get reading and get quizzing.
Our creative writing genres this term are Balanced Arguments and Biographies.
World Around Us
Our topic is The Victorians including Inventions.
The children will research many aspects of the victorians including:-
Preparation for Confirmation will begin.
Discuss with your child the name they wish to take on for Confirmation, (it must be a Saint's name)
Service of Commitment and Light will be on Friday 25th November at 1.30pm in the church.
The date of Confirmation has not been announced yet but we will let you know as soon as we find out.
We will be swimming on Monday Mornings after Halloween. So remember to back your swimming gear on a Sunday evening.
We are also launching Seesaw across the school as a great way to keep in touch with parents. Zap the QR code in your child's notebook to see the fabulous work being done by your child.
We researched famous Victorians and presented our work using Piccollage.
We have an exciting Spring Term ahead, packed with interesting activities.
In maths we will be covering a host of topics including:
Angles - identifying and measuring
All these activities will include problem solving and development of mathematical language.
Our literacy topics include:
Idioms and Cliches
Use of Commas
Use of Apostrophes
Our class novel is the second book from The Children of the Famine Trilogy, "Wildflower Girl".
The writing genres we will be studying are Explanation Writing, focusing on bridges, and narrative writing, using "Boy" by Roald Dahl as a platform for independent writing.
The World Around Us
Our topic is Bridges and Structures. The children will research many aspects of bridges and structures including:
Famous Bridges from around the world
Bridges in Ireland
Types of Bridges
The children will carry out experiments exploring the load a bridge can hold.
Using ICT the pupils will present their research.
Confirmation will take place on Thursday 9th March 2017. The Confirming Bishop will be Bishop Noel Treanor. The pupils will select a Saint, who's name they will take. The children will do independent research on this saint. The children will learn Confirmation Hymns, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Aidan will visit the class and help with the preparation for Confirmation, talking to the children about the meaning of Confirmation and he will bring in the Oil of Chrism and discuss its significance.
Gaelic sports will be on Monday mornings. We are lucky to have St. Mary's Students coming in to coach the children in Gaelic sports. Swimming will begin again in April and will continue until the end of May. (So remember to get the swimming gear ready on Sunday nights.)
Year 7 pupils will be participating in an hour of code each week, using the apps Hopscotch, Scratch and Swift Playground. They will continue to use a variety of apps to record and present their work.
Remember to check your Seesaw regular to see sample of work your child has posted and for messages from the teacher.
We will continue with our work about Chinese Culture and learning to speak Mandarin with Min.
The Summer Term has arrived and we are going to be very busy, so it is important that you come to school everyday. You have arrived for school everyday this year in full school uniform and I ask you to continue this excellent practice. You all look so well and smart.
We will be continuing our work in the classroom as follows:
Problem Solving with Money
Financial Capability and Budgeting
Mean, Mode, Median and Range
Compass and Direction
Time: 12 hour and 24 hour, time zones and timetables
Revision of the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. (including problem solving)
Class Novel Wildflower Girl
Narrative Writing based on the book "Boy" by Roald Dahl
Use of the question mark
World Around Us
As we are in the final term of Year 7 our WAU topic will be "Are You Wise?" This topic focuses on transition and will focus on decision making. It is aimed at helping the pupils prepare for Post-primary school and highlight some of the choices they will be faced with.
Swimming will continue, every Monday, until the end of May. It is a very enjoyable activity for the children and a great way to start the week.
Continue on from the Celebration of Easter, the pupils will learn about The resurrection, Doubting Thomas, The Ascension and Pentecost.
There will be a special Leavers Mass for Year 7 on Tuesday 27th June at 1pm in St Oliver Plunkett Church.
African Drumming will be continuing every Friday morning.
Other events that will be taking place this term are: a fishing trip, Sports Day, A Hop on, Hop off Bus Tour of Belfast, the end of Year Trip to East Coast Adventure and of course the THE SHOW! ......... We will be relocating to 17 Cherrytree Lane for the month of June and hoping that A Spoonful of Sugar does help the medicine go down! Mary Poppins will be visiting our school to sort out Jane and Michael Banks! Look out for photographs as we get the show on the way.