P6 have been very busy recently, both in and out of the classroom. Our swimmers made a splash at the Lisburn gala, helping our school to a brilliant third place overall. On the hockey pitch, William, William, Tegan and Ella have been representing their clubs at different tournaments and have had great success. William and William were part of the winning Lisnagarvey side at the Banbridge tournament and Tegan and Ella were chosen as Development Squad Players of the Year at Lurgan. Our rugby boys have been at lots of festivals over the last few weeks including the opportunity to play at Ravenhill. Benjamin and Daniel also picked up awards at Lisburn Rugby Club for Best Prospect and Most Improved respectively. Away from sport, Finlay has had musical success, achieving his Grade 1 in drumming. A massive well done P6!
Over the last four weeks, P6 have been attending cricket sessions with two coaches from Deriaghy Cricket Club. We've learnt how to field, bat and bowl and had lots of fun playing the games and challenges set by our coaches. We finished yesterday with a big game of Diamond Cricket.
On St. Patrick's Day we all dressed up in green to celebrate the life of our patron saint and also to think about how we can go green every day, as we look after our environment. P6 had a visitor from the council who told us about the importance of recycling and showed us how we can recycle old cereal boxes in to pencil cases!
As part of our recent work on shape and space we spent a week studying co-ordinates. To finish the week off we used co-ordinates to plot out alien masks leading to some unusual scenes in the P6 classroom!
At the beginning of a couple of busy weeks in school, P6 took some time out to visit the Continental Market in Belfast city centre. After travelling by train into the city, we were greeted by Norman our tour guide who took us around the market and introduced us to lots of different traders from all over Europe. The traders were very welcoming and gave us lots of free samples of their delicious food, including kangaroo burger, churros, macaroons, kalamari and doughnuts. We even got to take a spin on the caroussel! After a busy tour, the children still had time to buy sweets, with the giant gobstoppers being extremely popular...maybe it will be very quiet in P6 for the next few days!
On 12th October P6 headed to Killyleagh for our residential. We stayed in Killyleagh OEC for two nights and took part in lots of exciting activities including an adventure walk, a nightline, canoeing, cycling, a low ropes course, climbing and archery. All the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed their time away!
On Tuesday morning we were invited to take part in a free taster session in orienteering at Wallace Park, hosted by NI Orienteering. We had lots of fun learning how to set a map, thumb our way round a map an we even got to try out some electronic dippers on an official orienteering course. We were all kept very active by our instructors, even the adults had to jog to keep up! Everyone really enjoyed their morning in the park, even if some did end up getting a little bit lost!
Both Pond Park and Wallace Prep participated in the Multi Sport Challenge provided by The Wallace High Schools A-Level students.