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  • Welcome to P6SS Class of 2023-24

    Published 01/09/23

    Welcome to Miss Sweeney's Primary 6 class. 

    On our class page you will find out about the new and exciting things we have been getting up to!

    Our current topic is ‘The Vikings.’ This half-term we will be learning all about what happened during the Viking era; who the Vikings were, where they came from, places they raided and settled in, how and where they lived, how they battled including battle wall formations and much more!

    During the school year we will also study Natural Disasters, the Rainforest and Ireland.

    We are very excited to learn all about the World Around Us!

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  • Sports Day

    Published 08/06/23

    Today we held our Annual Sports Day at the RGU.

    Although the sun was hiding, it was a dry, warm morning and we had lots of fun. We began with the parade from the clubhouse to the field and then we watched the Sprint heats and finals before breaking into our groups for the remainder of activities.

    Enjoy a look at some of our photographs from the day... Also thank you Conor F for being our wonderful photographer!

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  • Outdoor Learning Day

    Published 19/05/23

    To celebrate Outdoor Learning Day we took our Numeracy lesson on data handling to the gates of the school.

    We have been revising how to gather data, collate it and then present it using an appropriate format, and today we focused on 'Number of Coloured Cars on Edward Street during a 15 Minute Period'. In pairs, we monitored the cars that passed us on the road and recorded our data using our clipboards before choosing which type of graph we should use to present it. 

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  • Wee Critters Visit

    Published 09/05/23

    To enhance the children's understanding of their Rainforest topic, Wee Critters visited Primary 6 today. The pupils had the opportunity to meet, encounter and learn about a variety of rainforest animals. Then, those who dared were able to get some hands on (and head on) experience getting very close to the creatures. The children absolutely loved Allan and his wonderful variety of animals and many left with ideas for new pets...


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  • Library Visit

    Published 05/05/23

    This year we have been focusing on developing our reading skills and trying to enhance our interests in the materials we read. We have linked with our local library here in Downpatrick to learn about how we can access a breadth of wonderful books and resources as well as understand how best we can utilise this service. Fortunately we will have the opportunity to visit the library three times this term.

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  • Calculating volume of regular and irregular shapes

    Published 28/04/23

    We have been learning about how to calculate volume of regular and irregular shapes. While we understand how the concept of multiplying the width, length and height of a shape together, we were mixing up which measurements we needed to use. Therefore, we got the Mathlink cubes out to help us visualise which measurements we needed and we ran our fingers along each edge to keep us accountable when counting.


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  • Tools for Solidarity

    Published 17/04/23

    In P6SS, we are forward-thinking, rights respecting, active citizens, and we work together to try and better ourselves and our society each day.

    We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the Tools for Solidarity Education for Sustainable Development programme. This programme aims to create awareness about poverty, global injustice and environmental issues, encouraging us to be more conscious of our actions, as well as helping us to develop and challenge our abilities to be critical thinkers. 

    We will be looking at the issues of inequality, poverty, natural resources and reducing waste and fairtrade.   

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  • Coding with Indi Robots

    Published 04/04/23

    Coding is an area we have been focusing on developing throughout Term 2.

    Today we were introduced to screenless coding by using the indi robots. With indi’s onboard colour sensor, the children communicate instructions to indi by placing coloured tiles on the floor that tell it what to do and where to go (and how fast!). 

    To facilitate a fully independent, pupil led investigation, we moved all the tables and chairs and cleared all accessible floor space to provide limitless opportunities for computational thinking. 

    We worked out how each coloured square controls indi and then we used our problem-solving skills to plot various routes and patterns for the robot to follow.



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  • Angle Investigation

    Published 03/04/23

    We have been consolidating our understanding of angles in Numeracy, making sure we understand the difference between the properties of various angles. 

    We didn't realise angels are everywhere! Therefore, we decided to identify angles around us, investigate which types of angles are most common and where we can find them. 

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  • Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day

    Published 31/03/23

    Today we celebrated World Autism Awareness Day..

    We learned that the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day to "highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so people can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society." We learned about inclusion and how to be more kind and inclusive in our everyday lives, both in and out of the classroom and we discussed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

    To celebrate as a school we had a colour party and our colour in P6SS was green. We all dressed in green and brought in green coloured snacks to enjoy. 

    In P6SS, we are proud to be different and proud of each other. 

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  • Progress Update: Rainforest Dioramas

    Published 27/03/23

    We are currently working in groups to produce dioramas of the four layers of the rainforest; the emergent, layer, canopy layer, the understory, and the forest floor.

    We have researched the vegetation, climatic conditions and animals that make up each layer, and now we are putting our knowledge into practise to bring the rainforest to our classroom. 

    Stay tuned for updates about our finished masterpieces!


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  • Lá Glas: Primary 6 performance 'Shamrock Beat'

    Published 16/03/23

    To celebrate St Patrick our patron saint and as part of our Lá Glas celebrations, we performed 'Shamrock Beat' together with P6CM. Our goal was to try to get the whole school to dance with us and thankfully our camera lady captured us succeeding in doing so. The hall was bouncing as every class in the school joined us in dancing our hearts out. Well done Primary 6!


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