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Fun day on the beach with ice cream, digging, playing football and โ€˜paddlingโ€™ ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–๏ธ โšฝ๏ธ

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Year 9 love their pets- here are their pic collages about their favourite four legged (and one two-legged!) friends ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›

We have the fastest runner in secondary in our year 9 class! Congratulations Jamie for winning the sprint final on sports day- what a talented super star! โญ๏ธ and well done to the whole class for joining in all our sports day activities!

Is there anything better than toasting marshmallows and eating sโ€™mores round the fire pit? Thanks Mr Nelson and year 10 for having us over. We had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ

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We walked in to Donaghadee and had fun on the beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

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In our cookery class this week we made Greek flatbread- again!! We enjoyed making and eating it so much the first time. We added butter and some people put on honey. Totally delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Year 9 enjoyed International Day of Play at the sensory garden in Killard - den-building, water and sand play, lots of fun! Enjoy our video! โ˜€๏ธ

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Twice baked potatoes were delicious! Students scooped out the cooked potato and chose from cheese, ham and sweetcorn to mix with their mash. This was a big thumbs up from most the class! ๐Ÿฅ”

Daily spellings and making collages mythical creatures for our Ancient Greek project ๐Ÿ‘น

Building an urban settlement in our teams. Everyone added details and competed their cityscape. Busy streets with 5 star hotels and blocks of flats ๐Ÿ™๏ธ

Pupil of the week congratulations Bradley

We made German Biscuits yesterday and decorated them today. Everyone had a go at mixing, measuring and using the cookie cutter! Everyone spread their own jam and icing, then added sprinkles. They were absolutely delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿช

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We learned more about Greek gods and chose one to write about - lots of interesting pictures and fun facts! Mrs Patton taught a great HE lesson making banana bread ๐Ÿž ๐ŸŒ where everyone helped. Mrs Patton showed us an interesting video about where our milk comes from and we had a great discussion ๐Ÿ„

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After working hard in the morning on number work and literacy we had a fun walk in the sun and in the afternoon we built two cities! Part of our settlements topic ๐ŸŒ‡

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Weโ€™ve had a busy week! In between all our literacy and numeracy, weโ€™ve had our last swimming lesson ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ, learning about Greek myths, and having a great HE lesson with our student teacher Mrs Patton making Greek flatbread. They were delicious!

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We had expert ideas and tech support from Corey and Jamie in Year 10 who made fantastic movies last year with Cinemagic. Thanks for your help! ๐Ÿ‘

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Weโ€™ve had a busy week in Year 9, doing lots of literacy, numeracy, learning about the ancient Greeks, swimming and today we started to make our own movies using Flipaclip!

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Congrats Jamie for being brilliant in the football tournament this week! โšฝ๏ธ ๐Ÿคฉ

Making Greek vases in our Ancient Greece topic. With images from the Greek Olympics ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Week 22/4/24 Pupil of the week

Happy birthday to Ferris! ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐ŸŽ‰

Week 14/4/24 Pupil of the week. Well done!

Our walk to Donaghadee was a great start to the day. Credit to our photographer Ciara-Lee for taking lovely photos and video ๐Ÿ‘

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What could be better than ice cream on a sunny day? ๐Ÿฆ โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Š

Felt fantastic! A few things we made from felt. Plus some sock puppets! Which is your favourite?

Fabulous felt making! We took colourful raw wool and made it stick together by adding fairy liquid, water and ALOT of tapping and patting!

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Week 11/4/24 Pupil of the week.

Do you brush your teeth every morning and evening? We did an egg-speriment to see how different drinks affect eggs - a bit like testing our teeth. Yes and coffee stain our teeth and it was no surprise to see that the energy drink totally changed the appearance of the egg, turning it white and lumpy ๐Ÿคฎ It makes us want to brush our teeth! We made posters about healthy and unhealthy foods for our teeth ๐Ÿฆท

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What an action-packed day at the Transport Museum! We loved seeing the cars, trains, buses, planes and had fun seeing ourselves on the green screen. The Delorean car was a big favourite!

Happy Birthday Noel!! ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฅณ We have another teenager in Year 9 ๐Ÿ˜Š

We finished a busy working week with fun activities today, making Easter egg nests, colouring in eggs, playing two very competitive tournaments- Pool and Table-top football. Lewis won the football and tomorrow we have the final of Pool. Exciting ๐Ÿคฉ In the video can you spot Adamโ€™s odd socks for World Downโ€™s Syndrome Day? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Today we baked raspberry and white chocolate muffins ๐Ÿ˜‹We ate them while we watched an anime film ๐ŸŽฅ called Arrietty

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Year 9 are learning about animal classification starting with vertebrates and invertebrates. Here are sentences about invertebrates - animals with no backbone - itโ€™s a colourful bunch.

At the disco for World Book Day itโ€™s safe to say Year 9 have some pretty outstanding moves! ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿชฉ ๐Ÿ•บ

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Part 2 of our World Book Day presentation to our specially invited audience. Lots of hilarious animated voices from Ferris, a great futuristic adventure story from Jamie which he read part of, leaving us on a cliffhanger...... and we all loved Noelโ€™s picture book with his beautiful paintings and lovely titles ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

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World Book Day has arrived! Year 9 were fabulous, reading their handmade books to our audience - year 8/9/10 and teachers! We loved Kaylaโ€™s superb story about Wednesday, Lewisโ€™ entertaining facts about animals, Owenโ€™s great reading of his fact book and Xanderโ€™s book about Megaladons and how they became extinct .......

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Making books for World Book Day- lots of creative books ๐Ÿ“š about Wednesday, Harry Potter, a short story, shape books about Megaladons ๐Ÿฆˆ we canโ€™t wait to read them out to our audience on Thursday!

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Making apple cake in HE this week was fun - and tasty! Lots of helpers to make the cake ๐ŸŽ

Japanese blossom completed using brush painting techniques. What a lovely result! ๐ŸŒธ

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Congratulations Bradley - youโ€™ve been Awesome this week! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Spring is in the air ๐Ÿ˜Š โ˜€๏ธ We started Japanese brush painting today, using specialist brushes to make thick and thin lines for cherry blossom branches ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ with an amazing variety of results. Next week we add the blossom so watch this space!

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Today we made banana ๐ŸŒ bread in HE. Nearly everyone in the class tried it, had seconds and the verdict was a big ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

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Week 19/2/24 Pupil of the Week

In our Japan project this week we learned about Japanese schools, lunches and also how to draw anime eyes using colour blending - with great results!

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Numeracy, handwriting, super spellers and finishing our topic on Forces with Magnets ๐Ÿงฒ - we had fun doing our experiment to see what is magnetic around the classroom ๐Ÿคฉ

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Year 9 sprang in to the week in PE with gymnastics! !๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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In between numeracy and Literacy lessons, we had time to finish our wind turbines and make some fabulous Valentines Day cards ๐Ÿ’˜ I wonder who will be the lucky recipients?! ๐Ÿ’•

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Weโ€™ve had pancake day a week early! ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ˜‹ what a delicious end to Wednesday!

Well done Year 9 - Class of the Month for a Joyous January! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿคฉ

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What a great day! In between art lessons and Super Spellings we had a talk from PSNI about online safety. We also did a new STEM challenge for our topic on renewable energy, making wind turbines. We did part one today and will complete part two tomorrow๐Ÿ’จ

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Sushi Day! ๐Ÿฑ we made sushi and quite a few tried it.....some used chopsticks - well done! ๐Ÿ‘ Everyone in the class tried a piece of seaweed or some sushi rice or cucumber. Itโ€™s always good to try out new flavours!

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Happy Birthday Lewis! Sorry you were off sick on your birthday last week but we really enjoyed celebrating it with you today ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽ‰

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In Science we are continuing to look at different forces. Today we learnt what makes one object float and another sink - buoyancy and density. We carried out our experiments and will make our own boats in teams to test out tomorrow ๐Ÿ’ฆ ๐Ÿšค

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Year 9 are learning about forces - starting with gravity, friction and air resistance. We looked at the effect of different materials on a toy car to test for levels of friction and today we did an air resistance experiment with parachutes which was fun!๐Ÿคฉ

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Beehive Cafe Year 8 & 9

Weโ€™ve been learning about Japan and today we made Japanese Bubble Tea -tapioca pearls in mango juice. We boiled the tapioca pearls in water and added some sugar. They look very strange. Everyone tried it and some were surprised that they liked it!

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Snow pictures for our snow day- winter white cut outs against our amazing tonal blending and shading. We hope you like these! โ„๏ธ ๐Ÿฅถ

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Best snow day - especially snowballing year 8! โ›„๏ธ โ„๏ธ

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Year 9 were fantastic in this colour blending class - making tints and shades to create a magical winter landscape. Perfect for our cold icy weather this week. To be completed soon! We canโ€™t wait to show you our finished work

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Weโ€™ve enjoyed looking at the solar system using SkyView Lite app! Weโ€™ve spotted Jupiter, Venus, the moon, constellations and even one or two satellites orbiting the earth. Weโ€™ve learned about a day in the life of an astronaut and written about being in space ๐ŸŒ™ โ˜€๏ธ โญ๏ธ ๐ŸŒ

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Happy New Year to you all! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ˜€. Weโ€™ve had a great start to the new term with circle time, writing a diary entry, reading, playing in the park and doing New Year activities ๐Ÿคฉ

Ho Ho Ho!! Look who came to our class ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐ŸŽ… Lots of treats today for year 9 with selection boxes, Christmas cards and sweets ๐Ÿญ ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ

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Brilliant first panto performance today! ๐Ÿคฉ! We relaxed in class this afternoon with pool and table top football tournaments. Well done to Bradley our pool champion and also to Lewis and Kayla- joint table top football champs! ๐Ÿ†

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Happy birthday to Jamie and Xander๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ. We celebrated both birthdays early as weโ€™re busy with the panto. We ran a pool tournament and played games this afternoon ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽฑ

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Our Christmas door is ready! take a sELFie with all the year 9 elves ๐Ÿง After Rapid Readers, we designed Christmas cards for a competition - fingers crossed to win a prize โญ๏ธ

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We did some research on one of our favourite animals- the cunning sly fox ๐ŸฆŠ

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Today the Bubble Man came and we had lots of fun playing with giant bubbles outside!

We loved the workshop with Nigel from the Ulster Museum, looking at Animals on the Move. We asked and answered lots of questions. Year 9 know a lot out animals and enjoyed seeing the animals from the museum! They did some great drawings afterwards and we canโ€™t wait for part two next Tuesday!

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What a great week Ferris - youโ€™ve been Awesome! ๐Ÿคฉ Always enthusiastic and keen to learn ๐Ÿ˜€

We had fun this afternoon making an old fashioned toy - the cone and ball. Lots of us managed to catch the ball with a bit of practice! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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Well done for winning the awesome award last week Adam! So helpful in class and around school ๐Ÿ˜€

Year 9 enjoyed table top and online maths games this morning ๐Ÿ˜Š โž•โž–๐ŸŸฐ

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Perfect homemade crisps! Sliced on the mandoline, soaked to remove starch, patted dry, then coated in oil and some salt and baked in the oven. Delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹

FUNDERLAND!!๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽ 

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Stargazers in year 9 are learning about stars, constellations, asteroids, meteors and reading about space in the Epic app โญ๏ธ

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After learning more about Space, going to a PSNI workshop on safety, playing a very competitive game of bingo and watching Spiderman, we ended today with games ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Halloween activities in between our usual literacy and numeracy ๐ŸŽƒ

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We have a new Chess Champion! Watch Jamieโ€™s masterclass in how to win ๐Ÿ† two great matches!

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Noel you were Awesome ๐Ÿคฉ last week! Well done ๐Ÿ‘

A busy week - in between our reading, writing and numeracy we did some tech drawing, designed โ€˜Spooktacularโ€™ plates for the Halloweโ€™en House Competition and made an apple crumble ๐ŸŽ

We took a close look at Saturn, the giant gas planet, and Mars, the Red Planet! Here are some of our facts about the planets ๐Ÿช most of us decided we would not like to live on Mars. Look out for the space fireworks display at the weekend - the Orionid meteor shower which happens once every 75 years! ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done Skye- you are so helpful and hard working and you had an Awesome Week! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ‘

Some highlights from this week in Year 9 โญ๏ธ lots of reading, writing, numeracy and adding more to our topic on the USA - as you can see from making hot dogs and our fabulous street art/ New York display!

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Another teenager in Year 9 - Happy Birthday Adam! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ

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Well done Lewis you have been Awesome this week! ๐Ÿ†

New York skyline complete, Statue of Liberty research done - year 9 have enjoyed learning a bit about New York ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Owen - you were Awesome last week!! Well done for being such a super student โญ๏ธ

Looking at 2D and 3D shapes, we did some tracings and some freehand drawings. We made the shapes into objects. Can you guess what they are? Some made optical illusions and others added rectangles and cuboids to cityscapes ๐Ÿ™๏ธ

Working on our USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Topic we learned about New York and made some popcorn ๐Ÿฟ eaten out of our popcorn boxes we made!

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It was Fun Day today! In between our work we had lots of time for fun activities. Hereโ€™s our video. Enjoy! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜Šโญ๏ธ

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Congratulations Bradley - youโ€™ve had an Awesome Week! Focused, hard working and helpful ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘

Super second week in year 9! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. As well as doing lots of literacy and numeracy, we are improving our tech drawing skills and weโ€™ll show you some finished work on display next week.

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Team-building Day! We brainstormed how we can get on well and work as a team this year. Then we built towers out of marshallows and spaghetti. Both teams worked well. We think one might collapse first. Guess which one!

Welcome to year 9! Weโ€™ve caught up on all our summer news and today we made some cool popcorn boxes ready for our USA topic.

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