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Dunclug Primary School, Ballymena



Letter writing


This term in P4/5 we are learning how to write a letter. We are going to write reply letters to the children in Hope Primary School in Kenya. In the summer Mrs Spence helped the pupils in Kenya to write letters to P4/5 and now P4/5 are going to write their own replies. We have spent a few days becoming familiar with informal letters. We then looked at the children's letters in order to recognise the features of a letter. We highlighted the features of the letters to help us to learn how to write a letter. We are looking forward to writing our own letters which will be sent to the Grade 5 class in Kenya.



Road Safety Walk


P4/5 have been learning all about staying safe on the road. Today we put our skills to the test on a road safety walk around the local area. We watched out for hazards on the footpath and learned how to cross the road safely.


Learning how to use speech marks


Mummification experiment


P4/5 have been learning all about the process of mummification. We are currently doing a science experiment to find out which substance will preserve an apple slice best. We have covered a slice of apple in sugar, salt and baking soda to test which one is best for preserving. We also have a slice of apple which has nothing on it. This is called our control to make sure that it is a fair test. We are looking forward to finding out which substance preserves the apple best!


Developing Addition Skills in Numeracy


P4/5 have been developing their skills in addition using Numicon. They have been using lots of different resources to develop an understanding of addition. Most importantly they have been having lots of fun whilst improving their Numeracy skills.


Ancient Egyptian Necklaces


P4/5 have made their own Ancient Egyptian necklaces. They looked at pictures of Ancient Egyptian jewellery and made their own necklaces using pasta and tissue paper. They noticed the patterns in the Egyptian necklaces and tried to copy these designs.




In P4/5 we have been consolidating our phonics and spellings through lots of different activities. The pupils have been using play dough and magnetic letters to create their spellings and the IWB to play games around their spellings for the week. The pupils have created posters and practiced writing their spellings out in lots of fancy ways to help to consolidate the sounds and patterns.


Measuring length in P4/5


P4/5 have been exploring measuring length using different objects. They have looked into measuring using non-standard units. The class measured different objects around the classroom using multi-link cubes. They developed skills in measuring, counting and also understand more clearly the need for standard units.



29th Oct 2019
Well done to our School Council members who, alongside Mrs Spence, organised a fancy...
7th Oct 2019
Thank you to Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue, for a very informative fire safety...
5th Oct 2019
Well done to our football team on their first tournament of the year! The team grew...
5th Oct 2019
It was great to have 'Wee Critters' animal workshop with us this week for a fun morning...

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General info

P4/5 will be exploring the topic of the 'Ancient Egyptians' this term.

P.E day for P4/5 is on a Monday so make sure to bring your P.E kit on a Monday.


Class Charter

  • We will be helpful and kind to our classmates.
  • We will tidy up after ourselves to keep the classroom tidy.
  • We will think before we speak so no one’s feelings get hurt.
  • We will try our best in all of our work.
  • Only one person should speak at a time.
  • We will be good listeners to help everyone learn well.
  • We will show our best behaviour.
  • We will work quietly when completing independent work.
  • We will follow the teacher’s instructions.
  • We will respect all other pupils and adults in the school.