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Primary Seven

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P7 is a busy year with many varied topics, activities and trips.

Term 1

In term 1 our main Topic is Famine. In the first half term we focus on the Famine in Ireland, looking at how it impacted the people of the time. Following from this we move on to look at famine in the world today, with a particular focus on Africa. We link closely with Abaana, a local charity working in Uganda. Inspired by a visitor from the charity, P7 pupils embark on a sponsored walk to raise funds. At the suggestion of a pupil, the walk is to remind us of the distance that some children may have to walk to find clean water. In the lead up to Christmas we have fun exploring animation, using the iPad to recreate scenes from the Nativity.

Term 2

In the second term the children study the Victorians. We discover what life was like and see how the Industrial Revolution shaped and changed Britain. The children learn to develop their research skills and complete a project reflecting different aspects of Victorian life. The topic is enjoyed by all and is rounded off with our Victorian Day, where the children dress up and experience a little of what life might have been like in a Victorian school. As part of our PDMU, Extern take a series of interactive lessons where the children explore the dangers of drugs and find out about their own identity and the issues surrounding peer pressure. A highlight of our year is the annual P7 Residential. This year we are heading to the Share Centre, in Lisnaskea for an action packed week of activities!

Term 3

In the final term we further develop our research and presentation skills during our Spain topic. We also learn a little bit of the Spanish language. As part of our PDMU studies, we focus on identity, communication, conflict resolution and culture. This involves many interactive activities and a great deal of lively debate! During this term we also encourage and develop the skills of budding entrepreneurs with pupils having the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the ‘Ballyholme Dragons’. Successful candidates manufacture their product and sell it at the PTA Summer Fair. Our final focus is preparing the children for moving on to their new school. This also includes a series of lessons under the guidance and involvement of SU.

P7 Show

Another highlight of the P7 calendar is our show. In previous years we have put on Joseph and the Lion King. Both were highly successful.

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