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Year 10 was very excited to have won class of the month for November. Well done guys!!

Thomas Hanna was our Awesome Award winner this week for always being a great friend to everyone. Well done Thomas

I had made a deal with Tobey if he learnt how to tie his laces during the week I would buy him a bar of chocolate. Well done Tobey!

This week we made a lovely chicken tikka masala in H.E. Everyone enjoyed trying something new.

This week we had to make a warning poster about drugs and why they are dangerous. It was great making these on the new iPads.

This week we moved onto physics in science, we had a discussion about energy and how renewable can be made. I was very impressed by everyone’s knowledge of wind farm and tidal energy.

We worked on our place value and odds and evens during numeracy this week.

We had to fit in some more practices before our big recording on Wednesday. They all sounded amazing.

We played a game of teeth to start of our hygiene class 5is week. Always brings a lot of laughs.

Coby won our Awesome Award for always just being a great. Well done Coby.

We finished our topic of flowers in science this week. Building our own flower. In H.E we made some delicious French went down a treat. We got a great practice in of our Christmas bauble pro for ace, some great singing happening. Well done everyone.

In literacy we played a rhyming game and completed some cut and stick exercises.

In numeracy this week we studied 2D and 3D shape and went Christmas shopping in class during money work.

This week we looked at mouth hygiene and the affects of cigarettes on our bodies. It brought up good discussion within the class.

Imogen won our Awesome Award this week for doing everything that was asked of her without any fuss. Well done Imogen 😊

It was Children in Need day in school today. We iced and made Gingerbread men with a Pudsey theme. Delicious!

In science this week we learnt about bee pollination. We had to make bees and then moved around the room trying to find the right flowers that had nectar. The nectar was covered in “pollen”. The class got to see how this pollen would attach itself to them and be moved from flower to flower. Great fun.

Bee pollination

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In E+S this week we had to research a location in Northern Ireland and find out some of its main features. We will then be making a brochure for a tourist information centre. In art we painted water colour poppies using wax resist. They turned out great.

We worked hard in our numeracy lessons this week.

This week the class were given their own set of iPads. We started to use them straight away to do some work on Remembrance Day. We used an app called WordFoto. Later on in the week during our literacy lesson we wrote some acrostic poems. Well done everyone.

We started the week looking at body changes and how that affects our hygiene. We will be focusing on this over the next lot of weeks.

Aaron was won our awesome award for always having a super attitude. Well done Aaron!

During our H.E we made some homemade butter and soda bread. The class loved seeming the cream turning into butter. We had a great discussion about why people would have done this in the past. We had a great feed after playing in the playground.

The class have been looking at different substances that we put into our body and which ones are good for us and which ones are bad. We had a discussion about what substances people might need to help them in their everyday life.

We had a go at still life art this week looking at some of the autumnal fruit and veg. We had to look at their colours and textures. We decided to use the medium oil pastels for the first time this year.

In science the class had a very close look at the parts of a flower. We had volunteers come up, pick a part of the flower and tell the class about its functions. Super scientists.

During numeracy this week the class looked at number patterns in their differentiated groups. We also did some practical clock work followed by a cut and stick exercise to underpin the practical work. It was great to see everyone working hard.

We started our week back with a Hallowe'en themed day. With fancy dress, movies and a party. Thomas won the KPS colouring competition. A great day was had by everyone.

Jude Langga deservedly won our awesome award this week, for continually making good decisions and putting lots of effort into his work. Well done Jude 👍🏻

Year 10 had a great morning talking about the ingredients used to make buttermilk pancakes. We talked about the butter making process and want to try it when they get back from half term. They all went out to break with full bellies. Have a great half term everyone 😊

We had a great time doing art this week. We made awesome autumn trees using broccoli to give great texture. The class then took part in a school colouring competition for the KPS but we will have to wait and see who wins this when we come back on the 2nd.

We looked at some Northern Ireland landmarks and played some hang man with the places we had looked at and discussed. Finished by marking some on our individual maps.

Year 10 spent time looking at 2D shapes this week. Having a guess who quiz and the completing some work. Well done guys.

Jude deserved our awesome reward this week. He has been a great help in class and also been a great friend to those that need help most in that area. Very proud of you Jude. Well done.

We had a great FRYday 😊 in year 10 this week. Making a delicious fry in our H.E lesson. We learnt about setting the table, and different manners we need at the table. We looked at the type of eggs we had and their different parts. We finished the day working of our fry with a walk to the water tower before the weather changes. Have a great weekend everyone.

Our class did a great job collecting for the food banks this week, they had a great discussion on the importance of helping those in need.

During E+S and science we looked at the geography of Northern Ireland and the parts of a flower in science. In e+s we looked at the different counties, using the saying "it’s not your ma it’s Armagh". Lots of laughs. In science, we dissected flowers and laminated the dissections. Everyone worked really hard.

We looked at some number and clock work this week. A group worked within TU while some others tried HTU. They all did great. We did some practical work with the clocks in our groups and then completed some worksheets. Well done everyone.

We split into two groups with Mr McCormick and and looked at all the different vocabulary used around autumn time. Looking at smell, sight, sounds and colours.

Tobey earned the Awesome Award this week. Well done!!

Year 10s have been missing H.E due to the current situation. However we are trying to do as much as possible in class with cooking demonstrations. This week we made Rockie Roads, we liked trying the ingredients but enjoyed eating the results even more. 😊

Year 10 have the topic of Autumn and Plant life over the next lot of weeks. We went to the nearby woods to collect leaves for some art projects that will be happening in class. We studied flowers in science and the different parts that make up a flower. As the weather was so good the last couple of days, the Year 10s have been out doing some horticulture. They had to dig up all the old flowers and bulbs and add in new compost to the flower planters. They had a ball being outside in the fresh air and getting their hands dirty. Great job guys.

To start the week of Year 10 worked hard doing some creative writing. They had to use art which had been made from the week before to create a story. They then had the opportunity to read their story in front of the class if they wanted to. Well done Year 10.

Awesome Award goes to Kameron for a great start to Year 10. Well done!

Year 10 take time to discuss how they feel and then write about it in their feelings diary.

Year 10 have created dragon and lizard scales by taking rubbings, making repeat patterns and using wax resist with crayons and watercolours. We think their colourful dragons look fabulous!

Year 10 had a brilliant busy week this week. We collected stones, painted them and left them down at the lighthouse for everyone to see. We learned lots about Roald Dahl and did some focused work and art based on his stories and Quentin Blake’s illustrations. They all really enjoyed it and worked hard. Well done guys. We also had a great time down at the Commons, enjoying the sun and fresh air.

Roald Dalh work and Quentin Blake art.

Year 10 can sew! They practiced running stitch and some can do the blanket stitch. Here is their sewing on leaves - with colouring in and collage too.

Science Experiment: Why soap works? We predicted what would happen when we put our finger in the bowl of herbs. We then dipped our finger in fairy liquid and did the same. We saw that the herbs moved away from the soap and learned about how soap keeps germs away.

Today John the Parrot came to Killard. We enjoyed meeting him, drawing pictures of him, learning lots of parrot facts, watching videos and writing parrot facts.

It has been lovely having everyone back in school. We have had a great week getting settled back and seeing our friends. During the week we made a sea jelly bloom using watercolours using different techniques. We also had a paper aeroplane design and flying competition. Great to see everyone having fun again.