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This week's Awesome Award goes to Chelsea for hard work and being a good friend!

Cylinder shading: year 9 love drawing

Ipad masterclass from three artists in year 9.

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Grace K, Cormac and Dylan have made super winter drawings on Sketches-Pro. They gave a masterclass to the rest of the students to show them how they created these effects.

Winter drawings on Sketches-Pro by Cormac, Grace K and Dylan

Check out the PE section in secondary to see how Year 9 got on in PE this week.

Counting money: Year 9 were busy today developing their counting skills with coins.

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Wet wet wet!! Year 9 loved Felting Part Two - adding water, soap and tapping to felt the wool together. The table were sparkling after this lesson!

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Reading Corner - Year 9 love to sit down with a book and read quietly

This week's Awesome Award goes to Liam: a hard worker who brings lots of ideas to the classroom - well done Liam!

It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas........making props for our performance

Drawing 3-D shapes

Year 9 concentrating on drawing 3-D shapes - you could have heard a pin drop!

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Year 9 drawing and they love Maths so learning to draw 3-D shapes is the ideal lesson. A lot of thinking and learning going on in the classroom here.

Friday FIfteens - helping hands!

Friday Fifteens - year 9 love mixing!

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Felting Part One: First we take the raw wool and set out different colour combinations on our felt rectangles. Watch next week for Part Two when we add warm soapy water and friction!

This week's Awesome Award goes to Grace for great work, attendance and organisation - well done!

Check out Year 9 practicing their skills in Badminton on PE Department section of website :)


Year 9 cube shading and what they turned their cubes into - can you see skyscrapers and Christmas presents? (never too early for those presents!)

Year 9's shading is cube-tastic!

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Poppy Display: year 9 made wax resist watercolour poppies for their Remembrance Day display. Looking colourful!

Donaghadee Cenotaph: year 9 walked to the local war memorial and saw the poppy wreaths to mark Remembrance Day. They liked the special bench with soldiers and poppies.

The Year 9 Awesome Award goes to Max - Congratulations!

Weaver Workers

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Pumpkin Weaving

Autumn drawing: we practice mark-making and texture using two contrasting media - felt-tips and charcoal.

Spooky Hallowe'en costumes!

Year 9 design Spidertastic webs.......

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Year 9 spider's webs - plus a few spooky spiders!

This week's Year 9 Awesome Award goes to Zara for being brilliant in PE!!

Year 9 love Fifteens, especially when watching a Halloween movie like Caspar!

Hallowe'en decorations have started in Year 9 with Pumpkin Streamers.

It's a Monster of a project! Year 9 design cute monsters and write about them - where they live and what they do.....

Fantastic sewing by year 9!

Drawing habitats for our monsters

Writing about the monsters they made last week: where they live, what they like, any superpowers or skills. Spot the student who learned how to spell Lamborghini....!

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Year 9 just love drawing and wanted to learn about tonal shading. Here are their giant eyes shaded on a handy template!

Year 9 doing fabulous tonal shading on eye templates. Amazing work!

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Super mathematicians in shape and measuring

Autumn leaves: poetry and painting

Congratulations to Cormac for winning this week's Awesome Award: exploring watercolour and super creative writing

Enjoying the great weather today!

Miss Smyth and Jay give a helping hand!

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In music this week we learned about composing. We wrote our own music and in this video we are listening to Luke's composition. Great for a first piece!

Watercolour free play: we learned different watercolour techniques last week. Today we played with watercolour to see what picture emerged and we gave our paintings titles like 'Paper Island', 'Sky', 'The Boat of the Sea Monster' and 'Stormy Happy'.

Since H.E is unable to happen at the minute, we had a cooking demonstration on how to make Northern Irish Fifteens. We enjoyed eating them during reward time ๐Ÿ˜Š

We got outside this week in the cold and blustery wind to see the Moat and the lighthouse.

We got to use our watercolours again this week. We painted some bookmarks and planets to make a solar system. They tried experimenting with different techniques using salt and bleach to create different effects.

We had a great time this week using the iPads for a fun picture scavenger hunt. They had to find different things around the school ground. For example, an insect, something orange, a cool flower and a tree seed. Etc.

We focused on our worries and concerns during circle time. Looking at different questions in our worry bags.

Year 9 learn to sew

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Year 9 are super at sewing!

Music - Year 9 playing the xylophone


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Year 9 conductor directs the class


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Year 9 listen to the conductor and follow his directions. Two pupils enjoyed being the conductor and in charge of the class.

Donaghadee pier have been collecting rocks which people have painted. So Year 9 decided it would be a good idea to collect some rocks, design, paint them and put them down on the pier as well. Great job guys!

Year 8,9 and 10 have worked together to make some cool art using leaves and flower petals to be like stained glass windows.

We have been washing our hands lots during class, so the class did an experiment to show why itโ€™s so important. They were amazed by how quick the soap acted.

We started the week looking at our mental health during lockdown and expressed our feelings to one another.

Year 9 love to practice their handwriting

Year 9 had fun experimenting with watercolours this week