Class 11

Class 11 Update - January 2019

A great start to the new year for Class 11! We have been enjoying our drumming work sessions on a Wednesday with Joe. Class 11 and 9 enjoyed a Titanic Tea Party so keep an eye out on our webpage for our special PowerPoint to include all of our activities. Our focus this term is on ‘Celebrations’ and we will be creating lots of art pieces as well as developing dance skills from different cultures during P.E. All pupils have been working so well and it has been a successful start to 2019!

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Class 11 Update - November 2018

Class 11 have been busy completing a variety of different work pieces this month. We have been continuing with our maths topic ‘Let’s Go’ and this month we made planes for display and planes to fly. We also enjoyed going outside to test whose would travel further! We have been investigating industry and looking at Linen and we are starting our Titanic project soon! The pupils have been enjoying making choices for cookery and I’m sure they were able to share their Fifteens made in cookery with their family! In Literacy, we have been focusing on invitations and will be creating our own to post home soon, so watch out for your child’s invitation before Christmas! The Festival was a big success and congratulations to all who participated!

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Class 11 Update - October 2018

In Class 11, we have had a very busy month! We have been focusing on menus in literacy by looking at menus. We have created menus and even ordered from a menu at the ‘Donard Diner’. We have been investigating vehicles that use two wheels and four wheels and we even made our own vehicles to test down a ramp! We had a bit of fun and had a competition to see whose vehicle would travel the fastest and furthest. In Art, we have been trying to recreate an autumn scene for display in the senior concourse area. The class particularly enjoyed throwing up the leaves to make their autumn scene.

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Class 11 Update - September 2018

Welcome back to all pupils in class 11, old and new! We have had such a busy first month back and it’s lovely to see everyone is ready to get back to work.

This month we have been getting to know each other by completing ‘All About Me’ books, we have also been making clay faces, measuring our heights and shoe sizes as well as finding out our likes and dislikes.

Class 11 have enjoyed playing games during P.E. and our new sensory area in class has been a real hit! All pupils can access this area at certain times during the week!

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Class 11 Update - June 2018

A busy, yet fun filled June! We have had lots of events on including our World Cup Sports Day and our School Fete. Class 11 made plant pots to sell at the fete and they all really enjoyed making them so a big well done! We have been finishing off our topics and the pupils have enjoyed learning about Arctic and Antarctica and made igloos using sugar cubes, this was fun though, unfortunately, our igloos didn’t last very long. In maths, we have been looking at measures and completing a variety of practical tasks. We hope you all have a wonderful summer!

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Class 11 Update - April 2018

This month class 11 have enjoyed participating in a variety of activities! We have enjoyed the drumming workshops and the yoga sessions. A big congratulations to all pupils for receiving an Eco Clubs award for participating in the grass roots programme. Some of our pupils also performed at the Newry festival which was a great success! In class we are continuing to look at how to budget our money, we are also starting our new topics on Changes and Weather!

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Class 11 Update - March 2018

Class 11 have enjoyed a variety of activities this month that has focused on being healthy. We have enjoyed participating in yoga and dance as well as tasting healthy foods during our juice and jive morning. We have enjoyed playing the drums in the drumming workshop and we are so proud of our pupils who were excellent when performing at the Armagh Theatre! Well done! We have been focusing on how to spend money well and the importance of budgeting money in our ‘money, money, money’ activity!

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Class 11 Update - February 2018

Our Eco Schools project continued in February. The class have enjoyed learning all about sea life and we have made an insect hotel. Pancake Tuesday was a great success with lots of clean plates.

We all got our creative caps on to make Valentine Cards before dancing the morning away at our Valentine Disco with Ceara. Colm had a big birthday celebration in class and enjoyed a lovely lunch courtesy of Colm’s Mum.

Healthy eating has been a big part of our topic this month and we are looking forward to trying foods from around the world.

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Class 11 Update - January 2018

What a busy January! Class 11 have had lots on and we are all very busy indeed. We have started our Grass Roots programme and we have enjoyed looking at our school grounds to make plans for a mini beast hotel. We also made bat boxes and bird feeders to try and attract some flying friends! Class 11 have enjoyed the drumming workshop on a Wednesday and everyone is great at making rhythms. We are starting our healthy eating programme this term and class 11 have already decided on the healthy options we will be making in cookery! This is great and we will be increasing our exercise in P.E by participating in dance. We have also enjoyed making winter pictures in art.

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Class 11 December 2017 Update

What a busy month!

Class11 practised lots to put on a great show. We hope you enjoyed it. Well done to the kids for their hard work throughout. We also enjoyed performing at Bannside Church and we also had a visit from Santa! We looked at safety this month and the Fire Brigade came to talk to us about how to keep safe at home! We really enjoyed our day out at the cinema and Belmont! A well deserved treat!

All the Staff in class 11 would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Class 11 November 2017 Update

Class 11 have been busy this month working on our maths topic ‘India’. We have been focusing on money this term and are enjoying using our skills to complete functional shopping tasks.

Well done to all those who attended the Banbridge Speech and Drama Festival with great success! As we now head towards our Christmas show practising is in full swing.

Ice Hockey was really enjoyable and everyone had a great time! A big Happy Birthday to T.J and Michael. We would like to welcome our new pupil into class 11, his friends have been very kind and helpful.

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Class 11 - October 2017 update

Class 11 have had a busy, busy month! We have enjoyed our Maths topic ‘Discovering India’ suggesting ways of recording information and discussing our findings. We have been investigating ‘Our Community’ and have enjoyed looking up google maps to discover how far we live form Donard school as well as who lives close to the school and far away. In art we have started to make a 3D design of Banbridge town using the junk materials sent in to school! This term we are enjoying games during P.E. For the next few weeks we have been playing rugby with classroom assistant James. The children have really enjoyed this! Fishing has finished for class 11. Our club this term is drama!

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