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Congratulations Bradley - you’ve been Awesome this week! πŸŽ‰πŸ€©πŸ˜ƒ

Spring is in the air 😊 β˜€οΈ We started Japanese brush painting today, using specialist brushes to make thick and thin lines for cherry blossom branches 🌸🌺 with an amazing variety of results. Next week we add the blossom so watch this space!

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Today we made banana 🍌 bread in HE. Nearly everyone in the class tried it, had seconds and the verdict was a big πŸ‘ πŸ˜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 🧲 - we had fun doing our experiment to see what is magnetic around the classroom 🀩

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Year 9 sprang in to the week in PE with gymnastics! !πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

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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 πŸ’˜ I wonder who will be the lucky recipients?! πŸ’•

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We’ve had pancake day a week early! πŸ₯žπŸ˜‹ what a delicious end to Wednesday!

Well done Year 9 - Class of the Month for a Joyous January! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ€©

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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 tomorrowπŸ’¨

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Sushi Day! 🍱 we made sushi and quite a few tried it.....some used chopsticks - well done! πŸ‘ Everyone in the class tried a piece of seaweed or some sushi rice or cucumber. It’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 πŸ₯³ πŸŽ‰

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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 πŸ’¦ 🚀

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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!🀩

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Beehive Cafe Year 8 & 9

We’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! ❄️ πŸ₯Ά

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Best snow day - especially snowballing year 8! ⛄️ ❄️

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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 can’t wait to show you our finished work

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We’ve enjoyed looking at the solar system using SkyView Lite app! We’ve spotted Jupiter, Venus, the moon, constellations and even one or two satellites orbiting the earth. We’ve learned about a day in the life of an astronaut and written about being in space πŸŒ™ β˜€οΈ ⭐️ 🌏

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Happy New Year to you all! πŸŽ‰ πŸ˜€. We’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 🀩

Ho Ho Ho!! Look who came to our class πŸ˜€ πŸŽ… Lots of treats today for year 9 with selection boxes, Christmas cards and sweets 🍭 πŸŽ„ 🎁

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Brilliant first panto performance today! 🀩! 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! πŸ†

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Happy birthday to Jamie and XanderπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽπŸŽŠ. We celebrated both birthdays early as we’re busy with the panto. We ran a pool tournament and played games this afternoon 🀩 🎱

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Our Christmas door is ready! take a sELFie with all the year 9 elves 🧝 After Rapid Readers, we designed Christmas cards for a competition - fingers crossed to win a prize ⭐️

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

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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 can’t wait for part two next Tuesday!

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What a great week Ferris - you’ve been Awesome! 🀩 Always enthusiastic and keen to learn πŸ˜€

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! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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

Year 9 enjoyed table top and online maths games this morning 😊 βž•βž–πŸŸ°

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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! πŸ˜‹

FUNDERLAND!!🎒🎑🎠

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Stargazers in year 9 are learning about stars, constellations, asteroids, meteors and reading about space in the Epic app ⭐️

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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 πŸ™Œ

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Halloween activities in between our usual literacy and numeracy πŸŽƒ

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We have a new Chess Champion! Watch Jamie’s masterclass in how to win πŸ† two great matches!

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Noel you were Awesome 🀩 last week! Well done πŸ‘

A busy week - in between our reading, writing and numeracy we did some tech drawing, designed β€˜Spooktacular’ plates for the Hallowe’en House Competition and made an apple crumble 🍎

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 πŸͺ 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! 🀩

Well done Skye- you are so helpful and hard working and you had an Awesome Week! 🀩 πŸ‘

Some highlights from this week in Year 9 ⭐️ 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! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸŽ

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

New York skyline complete, Statue of Liberty research done - year 9 have enjoyed learning a bit about New York πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Owen - you were Awesome last week!! Well done for being such a super student ⭐️

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 πŸ™οΈ

Working on our USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Topic we learned about New York and made some popcorn 🍿 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. Here’s our video. Enjoy! 🀩😊⭐️

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Congratulations Bradley - you’ve had an Awesome Week! Focused, hard working and helpful πŸ˜ƒπŸ†πŸ‘

Super second week in year 9! πŸ˜ƒ. As well as doing lots of literacy and numeracy, we are improving our tech drawing skills and we’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! We’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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