As part of their topic on The Titanic the P7's were tasked with planning, designing and creating models of the 'Titanic' using recycled materials. P7 were given 4 weeks to complete the task and they certainly embraced the challenge. It is evident how much time and effort went into creating each individual model. The pupils got so much enjoyment out of this task which came across during class discussions, as the children explained how they planned their designs and the various materials they used. Mr O'Kane was very pleased to see all the finished models and he is very proud of P7's achievements. Well done P7!
This term P7 have been exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. As part of the practical element the children were given cocktail sticks and midget gems to create a variety of 3D shapes. They were then able to explore the properties of the shapes they had built. The pupils also used a 'build your own den set' to create larger 3D shapes. Throughout the lesson the pupils were able to discover how 3D shapes can fit together to create new shapes. The children thoroughly enjoyed using this resource.
Carrickfergus Built Heritage - Minecraft Workshop
In June our P7 pupils were due to attend a workshop in Carrickfergus using Minecraft to explore the history of Carrickfergus. Due to the pandemic however this workshop had to be postponed. Our current P7 pupils were very excited to hear that the Education Officer in charge of the workshop got in touch to say they would run the workshop for us in our school. Paul from Stem Aware visited our school and set a number of Minecraft challenges for the P7's and they had so much fun!