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Drumhillery Primary School


Welcome to our Primary 5 & 6 class page! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€


Lets have lots of fun, work hard and learn lots of new skills in our classroom๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป


Keep an eye on our page to check in on what we get up to!


Our Trip to Armagh Planetarium


World Book Day 2022


It has been so good to be in school celebrating this years World Book Day๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š


Each boy and girl (with the parents help) have pulled out all the stops, the costumes are amazing๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… The judges found it very hard to choose the winners, I certainly couldn’t have done it!๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… 

Books are very much enjoyed by all in our class and this has been proven today with the discussions and knowledge the pupils have of many authors, books and characters๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ


Check out some of our photos๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ More to follow of the whole school๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


Our WW2 Day


A Letter Homeโ€ฆ..

Over the past couple of weeks, P5&6 have been letter writing!  We explored different types of letters, formal, informal and short messages!

We then decided to write letters home from either an Evacuated child or from a solider in the trench!  These have turned out really impressive, so many showing great empathy and great emotions! 
The pupils were all so engaged and couldn’t stop perfecting them๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

Check out our super display๐Ÿฅฐ


WW2 Rationing!


This week in Primary 5&6 we were learning all about Rationing during WW2! We had great fun looking at our menus and realising how much we would not have had in war time!  
We were all horrified to realise that our favourite chocolate bar - Dairy Milk was suspended from production as companies were not allowed for use fresh produce!


Mrs Johnston however treated us all to a lovely Dairy Milk bar which in WW2 times would have had to last us 2/3 days depending on our sugar ration for the week!  Most of us found it too tempting to hold it for long and scuffed the lot! 

We then enjoyed researching all about rationing and found lots of interesting facts related to it!




This half term in P5&6 we are exploring the topic of World War 2.  We are so excited to get started and learn about this period in history.  


Check out the WW2 whistle that Harry brought in to show us.  He explained what it was used for and he also showed us how it works.  What a fascinating artefact, used both in the trenches and also in local small villages to warn of incoming air raids.  


Keep an eye on our page to see more photos of us as we learn more of life in the war.




Adding a Splash of Colour to start 2022


Our first Friday back in the New Year, with snow on the ground, we had fun adding colour to start 2022๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ 

We thought about all we wanted the year to include!

โค๏ธLove   ๐Ÿ’šFriendships   ๐Ÿ’™Health  

      ๐Ÿ’–Family     ๐Ÿ’œFun      ๐Ÿ’›Memories

We created our backgrounds using watercolours then used our fingers to dot our hopes for 2022 on the numbers๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

Take a look at our masterpieces๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Party Fun ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„


Today we had great fun at our Christmas Party๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

It was followed by snacks at break time and a very special visitor๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Check out our photos๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„


James and the Giant Peach


During our topic of 'Ourselves' we read the novel - 'James and the Giant Peach' by the very famous author - Roald Dahl.  We loved this book, we enjoyed reading a chapter each day as a class and exploring the text and vocabulary Dahl used.  We loved creating Newspaper Headlines, images to go with the text and predicting what would happen next.  

Just before our Half Term break we enjoyed watching the 'James and the Giant Peach' film.  We compared and contrasted the film to the text and found many differences. 

We also got to taste a little slice of peach as many of us said we didn't like it or hadn't tasted it before.  


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This half term we are learning all about keeping our bodies healthy.  We have been looking at our teeth and how we need to keep them good.  We loved the experiment using hard boiled eggs and putting them into different liquids.  We are eagerly watching to see what we will happen over the next few weeks!.




Over the month of September we have been doing lots of Measuring.  We have been measuring in grams, kilograms, centimeters and metres.  We have been inside and out, using lots of measuring tools and we all enjoyed the challenge.


Check us out as we work.



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Pancake Day 2022


Mix a pancake, stir a pancake, pop it in the pan, 

Fry a pancake, toss the Pancake,

Catch it if you can!!!


Delicious breaktime treats today.


Thank you very much Samuel for bringing in some lovely eggs.


Our Trip to Armagh County Museum

On Friday 11th February P5&6 went to Armagh County Museum and took part in a WW2 workshop! 

They had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed this experience! 

Check out our video of photos๐Ÿฅฐ


WW2 Reading Books


Check out some of the great novels based on our WW2 topic.  As a class we have read 'The Silver Sword' and we are currently reading 'War Horse'.  These are fascinating titles which have created lots of discussion and excellent writing in our own work.  


Pupil of the Month


Well Done to Becky and Olivia, our October Pupil of the Month winners!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰


Lessons Outdoors


We love having some lessons in our outdoor classroom.  We have been reading James and the Giant peach and it felt like we were inside the peach as we read our story.  We also used it for our measuring lessons.  It is very comfortable to work in and we hope to use it lots more throughout the year.


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