Primary 4

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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Primary 4 Perform An Assembly On Kindness

On Friday 26 of November Primary 4 Miss McAnearney's class took to the stage to perform their play, 'Random Acts of Kindness'.  All the pupils took part and performed brilliantly.  There were also two solo parts which were performed by four beautiful singers.  The key message was kindness and we hope that it encourages all the pupils of Waringstown Primary School to show kindness to each other by doing some of the simple acts that were expressed in our play.

P4G Assembly - Operation Blue

 

This morning P4G performed their OPERATION BLUE assembly as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2018. The theme of Anti-Bullying week this year is 'CHOOSE RESPECT OVER BULLYING.' All the children carried out their roles brilliantly, be it performing, reading or the technical aspect of the PowerPoint.

The message of choosing RESPECT was based around the acronym B.L.U.E. To show respect we should be;

  • Befriending
  • Listening
  • Understanding
  • Empowering

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P4 Forest School - Week 11: Bible Scenes

This week at Forest School both classes joined together to do their RE lessons. We were looking at some major 'biblical' events, and the children, in their groups, had to create a picture representing the event their group had chosen. The group work was fantastic, as was the weather!

Another thing the children are now doing is following the 'leave no trace' principles, were they ensure no rubbish is left behind. Some of the boys and girls collected a bag full of plastic rubbish.

Have a look through the pictures and see if you can figure out the bible scenes chosen.