Welcome to the P7 class page.
We are all (well most of us) thrilled to be back in school after our enforced absences this past couple of years. This year will be a bit different. We won't be able to go on all the trips we usually go on in P7, but hopefully, we'll be able to invite in visitors to take workshops. Whatever happens, we will do our best to make this year as much fun as possible (whilst still working hard).
We'll begin the year studying the 'Victorians', learning all about how they used to live and what life was like for children during these tough times.
After the Halloween half-term holidays, we'll be studying 'Flight', focusing on flight in nature and the science of how various aircraft fly. This topic always lends itself to plenty of fun scientific investigations and hopefully we'll get James from Sentinus in to take the class for a STEM Flight Workshop.
On return to school in January, we'll be studying the 'Caribbean'. We'll learn all about the human and physical geography of the region, with a focus on how Bananas are grown and exported, compared to the main fruit crop of County Armagh: Apples.
Prior to Easter, we'll be going back in time to discover how the Romans became such a powerful civilisation, then in our final term we'll be improving our knowledge of human anatomy, in readiness for science in secondary school.
Throw in daily Numeracy and Literacy lessons; PE lessons with Healthy Kidz and various other expert coaches; RE - learning all about the various world religions and confirmation class for those who did their First Communion; PDMU, ICT and Art, and we have all the ingredients for a fun and educational final year in primary school.
In addition, those pupils that have chosen to take the Transfer Test will be working extra hard until the December, when the tests will finally be done.
Hopefully, we'll get out of school for the day on a fun trip in June. Although it won't be our usual P7 trip to Paris, we'll still make the most of it, wherever we go!
Then, at the end of June, there'll be the usual tearful goodbyes from all of our P7's in our always emotional leavers' assembly.
Below are hyperlinks to a selection of websites that will be informative and useful in P7.
Corbett Maths is a website aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils. This also offers tutorials for children with activities linked to these. They also offer mental arithmetic activites and games. These will also be referred to in weekly activities.
The above, excellent website from the BBC covers all topics at KS2.
TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared and free to download and print.
This website contains lots of worksheets and powerpoints linked to lots of subjects.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/ this page has links to all bbc's schools pages.
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ this is an excellent website that covers all topics covered in KS2 and it is also a great resource for information.