Our potato plants are doing very well. Many thanks to Ella and Grace for bringing in some extra soil to 'earth-up' our potatoes. We are looking forward to a super crop!
It has been a busy month for Prep 3 with our Fun Swim and Sports Day. We had so much fun that we wanted to write all about it. Well done to all the girls for taking part and giving of their best.
Prep 3 enjoyed a musical workshop on Thursday 4th May with the Belfast Philharmonic Kids Choir. We were delighted to welcome back Catherine Dalzell, a former Prep pupil, to deliver the workshop.
Prep 3 had lots of fun at the Ballyverdaugh Victorian School, dressing up and pretending to be Victorian school children! We got so carried away that we even ate a ‘piece’ for snack, and had some extremely strict teachers who even had to use the cane on naughty pupils!
Mrs Simpson, Mrs Esdale and Mrs Marshall were extremely proud of the girls who all behaved impeccably.
Beverley Gaston, our Sustrans officer, visited Prep 3 in January to talk to the pupils about camouflage. She explained that some animals try to use their colour to warn other animals e.g. wasps, while others try to blend in to the background. Beverley reminded the girls to wear bright colours when walking in these dark morning and evenings to ensure other road users can spot them easily and to make sure they do not blend in to the background.
Prep 3 have been exploring and searching our school grounds for signs of animal habitats. We had great fun using the iPads to take photographs. We have also been very busy rehearsing our lines, songs and dance routines in preparation for our Christmas performance of ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’.
Prep 3 really enjoyed dressing up for the Harvest Sale.
Prep 3 loved dressing up as part of the International Day of Languages.
Many thanks to the following girls who brought in international food to share at snack time.
We made football shirt Father's Day cards! Come on Northern Ireland!
Prep 3 walked to the optician, EK Eyewear, on the Lisburn Road. Many thanks to Janice, Elaine and Donna for showing us lots of interesting tools used during an eye test.
Our potatoes are doing very well. We water them regularly and are looking forward to a bumper crop!
Prep 3 really enjoyed our recent Sports Day. Everyone took part and had fun! We especially loved the dressing up race!
As part of our “SCHOOL IS COOL” topic we have been learning about schools in the past. This afternoon we turned our classroom into a Victorian Classroom. We sat in long straight rows and worked on a copybook activity. We had to copy the letters of the alphabet using very fancy writing. We had to work in silence!
Prep 3 had great fun dressing up for WORLD BOOK DAY!
Prep 3 have been enjoying their latest topic “Whatever the Weather.” We were very excited to get outside and use our “cloud finders” to identify cirrus and cumulus cloud formations. Hope we do not see any nimbus clouds!
Miss Alonso helps us in canteen every day so we were really excited to see her singing in Spanish and dancing the Flamenco in assembly.
Anna Sempey read about her International Heroine, Anne Frank, in assembly.
We had some delicious treats to try at snack time.
Alexandra brought a delicious Brazilian coconut cake. Isabella brought a Brazilian chocolate cake and a honey tree cake from Lithuania.
Poppy Leathley brought some cookie snacks from Japan. Everyone tried all the snacks - what a delicious break time!
On Tuesday 21st April 2015 Prep. 3 dressed as Victorian children and were transported back in time as they spent the day at the Old School House in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. The girls all had great fun experiencing what school was like in the past although everyone was glad the cane is no longer used!
Highlights from the day included practising old fashioned handwriting script, using the ink pens and ink wells, drawing on slates with chalk and playing some traditional playground games. We finished the day off with a lovely picnic in the sunshine.
Last term Prep 3 participated in a range of activities based on the story Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell. As part of this unit of work the girls worked in pairs to create a PowerPoint presentation retelling the story. This put all their ICT skills to the text as they went about changing fonts, colours, sizes and even backgrounds. The work they produced is fantastic, what great team work!!
In class we have been learning about extreme weather conditions. We looked at the climate in the desert and painted some fantastic desert scenes. We tried to make them as realistic as possible and so we added sand to our paint.
We have also studied a tornado and have watched videos of one passing through small villages and towns. Afterwards we discussed in detail the impact it had and had great fun pretending we were a school in America and practised a tornado drill. Finally we wrote a newspaper article reporting the aftermath.