2017-2018 Archive

Primary 7 Titanic Visit

Primary 7 had a great time visiting the Titanic centre in Belfast to conclude their Literacy Topic on the Titanic.

Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. The children were able to explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

Titanic Centre Secrets Revealed


Last Friday Primary 7 were privileged to welcome Mr Angus Waddington (parent) into school before they visited the Titanic Centre in Belfast. Mr Waddington was the lead architect of the Titanic Visitors Centre.


As part of the P7 Literacy topic ‘Titanic,’ Mr Waddington guided the children through the whole design process of the building and its links with Harland & Wolff. He spoke about the design of the Queen’s Island site and the development of the building from its inception to completion.


Facts and figures were discussed along with a few inside secrets related to the Titanic building. Several modern day myths were revealed too which follows through on the many myths already associated with the ill-fated ship. 

Perhaps after this very informative talk we may be looking at some of the next generation of architects!

Many thanks to Mr Waddington for a most informative visit to P7.

Primary Seven Visit The Argory

After our first visit being postponed due to the snow, Primary 7 were able to step back into the Victorian era at The Argory, near Armagh, just before we broke up for the Christmas holidays!

The visit connected with the current World Around Us topic of The Victorians. The children were involved in a most creative day as they found out that so many of our modern day Christmas traditions have their roots from Victorian times. Children made Victorian Christmas crackers with quilled cards and also made a corn angel. The fact that wealthy and poor children had a totally different Christmas 'experience' was also developed over the day.

Our children enjoyed the visit very much, especially the Christmas recitation on the landing of the Argory staircase which culminated in the singing of Away in a Manger.

Please see the link below for more photos.

Primary Seven Technology Challenge – Front Doors

Primary Seven have been busy during the last few days of term putting into practice their electrical skills by designing and constructing working electrical models. Some models have a working light bulb, others have door bells or a burglar alarm.

Great fun was had by all and team work was much in evidence!

Primary 7 Young Enterprise

A number of children from both Primary 7 classes enjoyed a very successful day at Asda selling "Christmas in a Bag". The children had set up their own business and produced the bags in the classroom themselves. 

Many thanks to Mr Gordon and Mr Cordner for their help and advice, and to the parents and classroom assistants who helped with transport and selling at Asda.

The children have gained so many skills by taking part in the Young Enterprise scheme and again thanks must be given to Mrs Helen Fitzpatrick for her guidance and for Asda for allowing the children to sell in their store in Portadown. We may have some entrepreneurs in the making! Watch out Lord Sugar!!

Primary 7 are Buzzing about Bees

Bees Are Amazing!

Did you know, there are about 25,000 types of bees in the world, with probably more species awaiting discovery?

Were you aware that most species are solitary, that males cannot sting, and that collectively, they help to pollinate an estimated one third of all the food we eat?

Primary 7 have been learning about bees and how we can help them...

Take a look at the photos when we enjoyed tasting some honey on pancakes and toast! The class have enjoyed learning all about bees and how important they are as well as designing honey posters and labels! It definitely has left them buzzzzzzing!!

Numeracy Investigations in Primary 7S

On Friday, Primary 7S were busy investigating some data handling terms we revised during the week.

We used a dice, and a partner, to calculate the mode and median of a great deal of throws and then discussed our findings.

We all enjoyed the break from a long Friday Test.