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P7 is a busy year with many varied topics, activities and trips.
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 ipads to recreate scenes from the Nativity.
In the second term the children spend some weeks studying 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 Day2, 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, the local FASA group 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 yearly P7 Residential. This year we travel to Ardnabannon for an action packed week of activities!
In the final term our main topic is “Spain”. We look at and compare the lifestyle, culture and physical geography with that of our own in Northern Ireland. As part of our PDMU studies, we spend a week focusing on Identity, communication, conflict resolution and culture. This involves many interactive activities and a great deal of lively debate!
In the final half term, we focus on preparing the children for moving on to their new school. This also includes a series of lessons under the guidance and involvement of SU.
Our final unit of work is based on “Financial capabilities”. The children learn a little about the cost of living and budgeting.