Ballymoney Model Integrated Primary School

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North Road, Ballymoney , County Antrim, BT53 6BW

Welcome to 6DM

End of Term 1 Update


The pupils of 6DM have continued to work hard in all of their subjects. Some of the highlights during Term 1B include:


 - In Language and Literacy, we continued to read Under the Hawthorn Tree. We took part in an interesting talking and listening activity that required us to become Eily, Michael or Peggy and decide what we would do if we were in their situation. We used ICT to help develop our writing skills by researching the topic of famine and used the Book Creator app to write a non-chronological report.


- In Numeracy, we took part in some enjoyable data handling activities, including using Venn Diagrams to sort and classify data. During problem-solving, we worked collaboratively to find to find all possibilities to help identify the best luggage deal for passengers wishing to travel abroad.


- In the World Around Us we continued to complete activities in relation to our topic of ‘Hunger’. In a particular lesson, we identified the causes and effects of the Irish Famine.


 - In a special Art & Design lesson, we learned about perspective in art and used oil pastels to create beautiful works of art to commemorate Remembrance Day.


- Term 1B saw the conclusion of our PE lessons with Ronan from the IFA. We had a fantastic time with Ronan and thoroughly enjoyed his fun and exciting PE lessons!


- We celebrated Friendship week during Term 1B. In a special activity, we identified what we would want in a friend.


- In RE, we discussed the meaning of Advent and identified some words and symbols associated with this special time of year.


We hope you enjoy looking at our highlights.


     Friendship Week in 6DM 

In year 6DM, the pupils had a lot of opportunities to learn about friendship during Friendship Week. The pupils enjoyed our weekly PE lesson, with coach Ronan, our focus was on teamwork and how good friends can help us. In class we watched the story of the ‘Sandy Bottom Sea School’ and discussed the meaning of friendship and importance of having good friends. We completed a class Friendship Tree in which the children described what friendship means to them.  We were joined with our Year 6 peers to complete a medley of ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ and ‘Count on Me,’ which you can view on our Facebook page soon.


Term 1A Update


It’s hard to believe that we are already at half-term!

The boys and girls of 6DM have had a wonderful start to the new school year, and have completed a variety of fun, interactive and challenging learning activities. Some of the highlights include:


 - In Language and Literacy, we created an author profile for Marita Conlon-McKenna, the author of our new novel, ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’. Additionally, we wrote a descriptive passage based on our senses to describe the famine cottage.


- In Numeracy, we went on a virtual tour of Ballymoney to identify 3D shapes in our environment. We also had the opportunity to create 3D shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks to help identify their properties. In problem-solving, we worked collaboratively to apply logic and reasoning to answer questions about the times tables.


- Our World Around Us topic is called ‘Hunger’. We had the opportunity to study the artwork of J.P Rooney and create our own famine paintings using his technique. We have also been finding out about how hunger affected the different groups of people. 


- We have received highly enjoyable and exciting weekly P.E lessons from Ronan O’Donnell of the IFA. We always look forward to Ronan’s weekly visit!


- Our monthly value for October is ‘Kindness’. To celebrate this, we talked about Article 2 from the summary of UNICEF’s ‘UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’, listened to the ‘Kindness’ song and read the ‘Story of the Good Samaritan’ in R.E.


We hope you enjoy looking at our highlights.