Primary 4

P4G Rugby World Cup Assembly

This morning Mr Gault's P4s performed their assembly on the Rugby World Cup.

They talked about how rugby was formed and how the Rugby World Cup was organised. They also talked about the different teams, their supporters and their crests. This led us onto talk about our own School Crest and our identity with Waringstown Primary School. We also looked at our identity in Christ.

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Primary 4 McA Assembly- 'Change Starts With Us'

 

Primary 4 Miss McAnearney’s class presented a fantastic Anti- Bullying Assembly to the whole school. The theme of the assembly was ‘Change Starts With Us.’ They delivered a very important message that we all have the power to stand up and speak out when it is the right thing to do. They also incorporated the Bible story of ‘David and Goliath’ to demonstrate that just like David, when we are faced with a problem or a worry we can always turn to those we trust and God to help us.

At the end of the play one of the girls performed a beautiful solo at the beginning of ‘Make Me a Channel of Your Peace’ and she was accompanied by the rest of the beautiful voices in P4 McA. Miss McAnearney was extremely proud of each and every one of her pupils and the role that they played in the Assembly. Thank you to all the parents who sent in costumes and props. They all looked amazing.

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Primary 4 learning about 'multiplication'

In Primary 4 the boys and girls have been getting to grips with multiplication. Today, they used their whiteboards to draw equal sets. They all got on really well.

Well done P4

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P4G

P4G are ready to learn. They've all settled into P4 so well and got to grips with the new classroom routines and longer school days.

P4 visit Palace Stables

In preparation for our World Around Us topic, "Life in the Recent Past," which includes the war years, P4 made a visit to the Palace Stables in Armagh. We were evacuees for the day and enjoyed a day steeped in the 1940's! We started off with an interactive discussion about how WW2 actually started which was very informative.

The classes were separated and went to different activities; One was an interactive information session looking at the contents of an evacuee's suitcase and learning about what life was like in homes during the war as well as looking at gas masks for babies and children.

Another station was into a 1940's school room - very different to our own where children were "seen and not heard." Here we made our identity cards and personal labels which would have been with us at all times on our evacuation.

We also met "Sergeant Balton," the GI soldier from Texas. He told us what his job was like and trained a few of us on our gun handling. He even gave us some nicknames, just like he said it was in the army.

In another room, we met the evacuation officer, Mr Smyth. He told us all about how and why evacuation took place. He also told us about the importance of "black outs" for homes and air raid shelters to keep us safe from German bombs. We even visited an air raid shelter in the grounds of the Palace Stables. He made some of us wardens, who kept the rest of the class in order. 

We enjoyed a picnic lunch before heading back to school.

This day has really made us excited for all that we will be studying in World Around Us! While it was great fun we are all glad however, that we live in 2019 and not 1940!

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