Primary 6 - Mr mCcollum

Welcome to Mr McCollum's Primary 6 class!

Whenever you enter Classroom 8, you're entering a room where you become writers and journalists, mathematicians and data analysts, scientists and computer programmers, illustrators and musicians. You become a teammate, a friend, a teacher to others, a motivator and an achiever.

We can't wait to share our year in Primary 6 with you on this class page, we hope you learn a lot and enjoy seeing how we progress. Remember, 'learning is not a spectator sport', so let's get stuck in!

Class Novel and Drama Outside
We are very thankful for our outside space in Meadow Bridge and the P.6 class today made use of the beautiful weather to take their class novel 'Emil and the Detectives' outside and enjoy some reading in the sunshine.
 
They then were able to make use of the space to plan and prepare a short drama in groups based on three specific scenes that came up in their chapters. Well done P.6 - outdoor learning at its finest!

P.6 School Trip to Stormont

Primary 6 and Mr. McCollum enjoyed a wonderful day with the 'folks on the hill' as they toured around the Parliament Buildings at Stormont.
 
The boys and girls got to enjoy a wonderful tour of the Chambers as well as taking in the beautiful scenery of the Estate. It was a fantastic way to link in with our class topic of 'Our Wee Country' and learn more about where decisions are made that effect us.
 
Thank you to everyone at Northern Ireland Assembly for making us so welcome and facilitating our visit.

Giant's Causeway Pastel Portaits
P.6 are enjoying their topic of ‘Our Wee Country’ at the moment and have loved creating a portrait of The Giant’s Causeway using pastels this week. Some beautiful artwork on show, Mr. McCollum was delighted with their creativity and hard work.

Digital Design Problem Solving
Primary 6 take part in ‘Problem Solving’ on a Monday. Today we are creating ‘Digital Designs’ by exploring patterns created by the answers to our Times Tables. It’s great to see these boys and girls making predictions and creatively thinking about these number relationships.

Primary 6 Compare Poems
Primary 6 are working on the Explain Everything app to compare two pieces of poetry. A really intuitive way to contrast two styles of writing and record responses in a variety of way. It’s wonderful to see great engagement with this type of Literacy task.

'High 5 Friday' and our Achievement Box
Primary 6 have really enjoyed taking part in our latest 'High 5 Friday' activity that involved us collaborating together to create our very own achievement box.

We are looking forward to placing inside various pieces of works, small notes, and other things that make us proud. We're looking forward to celebrating our achievements!

'Guardians of Mathematica' in the I.C.T Suite
P.6 have loved practising their Numeracy skills by playing ‘Guardians of Mathematica’ by BBC Bitesize.

We were trying to gain as much XP as possible by trying to play through many different topics which had some excellent revision for us on our skills in Maths.

Primary 6 try 'Dance' in P.E
P.6 introduce the ‘Meadow Bridge Circle’, an exceptional effort for our first proper dance in P.E.

We had to work hard to count the beat and keep in time as a group. Well done Primary 6, we hope you enjoy viewing the video below.

Santa Silhouette Artwork

The boys and girls of P.6 have been creating a silhouette skyline for Santa to fly across. We are delighted with the creative approach the class have used and the very effective twinkling lights in each building. Can you spot Santa and his Sleigh on our display board?

Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinner Day
We’ve enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Jumper and Dinner day. It’s been a very festive day in school and the P.6s have enjoyed plenty of fun. 

Swimming Badge Presentation
Well done to the P.6 class who today completed their series of swimming lessons and each received a badge for their efforts.

The swimming teachers commended them on their efforts and work during the Term and also said their behaviour and attitude was first-class. Bravo Primary 6!

Studying the Time

‘What’s the time Primary 6?’ - a busy morning as our P.6 class started their work on the topic of Time.

It can be tricky to master the hour and minute hand on the clock face but they certainly have made great strides in their learning today.

Cricket with the NCU

P.6 have enjoyed very busy and active sessions of getting to grips with cricket. A really fun introduction to the sport!

We are thankful for Wayne who will be running this coaching programme for the next few weeks during school.

Lantern Making in Primary 6

A superb day for Primary 6, we really enjoyed the workshop provided by Lisburn Council and the lanterns we have made will be a great addition to the upcoming parade in Hillsborough. The boys and girls loved it, so nice to see them getting their hands sticky and enjoying some creative time.

STEM Workshop in Primary 6
It was a fantastic experience for our P.6s to welcome Sentinus into school and take part in a STEM workshop on the theme of ‘Floating and Sinking’. A great day of interaction, investigation and learning.

Creating Disguises for 'Who Am I?'
Primary 6 have been up in the I.C.T Suite today spending time creating our disguises for an upcoming ‘Who Am I?’ task. Be prepared to see your children in a completely different way!

Titanic Topic - Planning Session
Primary 6 have embarked on our new topic for this Term, the Titanic. Today we set sail as we considered two things, what we already knew about the famous ship and a few questions of what we would like to find out. We’re all set for an exciting learning journey together!

P.6 ‘Summer Selfies’

We had a blast showing off our photos and thinking back to some great memories from the summer. I’m sure you’ll agree the posters look amazing, well done Primary 6!

Physical Education in Primary 6
P.E involved our class beginning to think about games and ball skills. A big focus on coordination and movement today as we were using bean bags to throw, catch and travel with. A very active session!

'Friday Fun on our First Week Back'
On Friday 27th August we finished off the week by enjoying some ‘Friday Fun’ as the pupils enjoyed some time together working on some interactive games and challenges.

This was a great social opportunity for us and nice to see the children enjoying this time and building relationships ahead of the year.