Life in Primary 6M is always busy and exciting. We have to work hard, but we like to have lots of fun as well. In Literacy, we use our reading skills to learn how to write character sketches and play scripts. We study the styles used by our chosen authors and the themes that they use in their books. RoaId Dahl Day gives everyone the chance to dress up as a favourite character and compete to see which team has learned most facts.
Cullybackey is full of Victoriana and we spend Term 1 finding out what life was like for the Victorian children who had to sweep chimneys and work in factories. We learn about the laws which were implemented to allow children to go to school – hurray!
We have many more plans for learning opportunities throughout the year ahead. Our next venture is to a workshop with members of the Ulster Orchestra, so watch out for any new photographs that appear on the website during the second half of the term.
P6M are using Cuisenaire rods to revise the area model for multiplication. These rods are also used for sharing activities in preparation for division.
The children have been learning to predict, clarify, ask questions and summarise information through sharing reading of non-fiction Connector books. They work together, using dictionaries and atlases to research anything interesting or puzzling. This greatly refines skills as independent learners.