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P5 – Mrs Kernaghan

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Mrs Kernaghan

Shared Education with St Francis Primary School


P5 are keeping busy in the Primary 5 classroom! They are enjoying all of the opportunities that this year brings. So far...everyone is working incredibly hard! I'm so proud of you all! Everyone is keeping very busy, we have many children taking part in after school activities, learning a musical instrument and representatives on the Eco-Committee and School Council. P5 will be a fun, enjoyable year for everyone! no


We are going to learn about 'Natural Disasters' this term. The pupils will learn lots about the events that surrounded Pompeii eruption in Ancient Rome, explore the position and dangers surrounding the 'Ring of Fire' and understand the destructive power of earthquakes. They will also look at the most notorious volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tornadoes in history.


They will be given the opportunity to design tornado/ earthquake - proof accommodation that could be built to survive in Tornado Alley. What caused the volcanic eruptions? What was it like for the people in Ancient Rome? How are tornadoes formed and what is it like for people who live in tornado alley? You will find out the answers to these questions over the next term and maybe we can answer a few questions of your own in the process.


All children in the class will be encouraged to take charge of their learning at home with any topics they are interested in and read as wisely as possible.  They will also be given the opportunity to use iPads to enhance many areas of the curriculum. 


Look out for web links, pictures and work produced by our class as we make our way through P.5. smiley