Shared Education  2017-18

This year we started our very exciting Shared Education programme with St. Ronan's Primary in Newry.  This programme is funded by PEACE N.I. and in this initial year, 6 classes (P.1TM, P.1SM, P.2W, P.4S, P.6T and P.7R) are involved with a view to all classes being involved in the next academic year.  

A programme of learning and activities has been planned by the teachers from both schools with Numeracy and ICT being our focus for  developing new skills and enjoying new experiences together. Throughout the second and third term the classes plan meet seven times to work collaboratively to develop shared education experiences and their skills in ICT and Numeracy. So far we have all really enjoyed the opportunity to visit each other’s schools and to share ideas and develop friendships.  St. Ronan's staff and pupils are a pleasure to work with and always make us feel very welcome. 

 

Our Commonwealth Games Celebration Day: P.4, 6 & 7

Our Shared Education project with St. Ronan's involving P4, P.6 & P.7 was brought to a finale for this year in our Commonwealth Games themed celebration day on Friday 1st June. What an amazing day we all had celebrating our shared work and partnership this year!  

A huge thank-you to the staff and pupils from our school and St.Ronan's for building the foundations of our shared work together and ensuring the success of this pilot year in our Shared Education journey. It is a pleasure to have such positive and good working relationships with our new friends in St. Ronan's.

Thank-you to the Abbey Grammar for being such fantastic hosts and allowing us to use their amazing facilities - this played a big part in making our day a success. Thank you to our guest speakers who took the time to share their thoughts and experiences with us - we really appreciate all of your support. We would also like to thank the students from Scared Heart Grammar and the P.7 buddies from St. Ronan's for helping us with al of the sporting events - you all played a very important part in our day. We were delighted to see so many parents from both Bridge and St. Ronan's there today - your support is vital and we hope you got to see the value of our new working partnership both in the presentations and in the smiling faces of your children. Finally thank-you to our three pupils Tom, Ronan's and Grace, who spoke so well about their personal experience of working together in this Shared Education journey. We are so proud of how well you all spoke. 

Teamwork played a huge part in organising today and we are just delighted from the feedback from parents and most importantly pupils that it was an amazing day,  where it was clear to see everyone had fun!  

 

Click on on the Vimeo links below to see the video of our Shared Education journey.

https://vimeo.com/273118829

https://vimeo.com/273013796

The password is: celebration 

 

 Celebrating Our Shared Education Work

 

P.1TM and P.1SM

Ordering numbers
Ordering numbers
We loved working together on the iPads to develop our Numeracy and ICT skills
We loved working together on the iPads to develop our Numeracy and ICT skills
Getting Active with EVO Soccer
Getting Active with EVO Soccer
Exploring and having fun in W5
Exploring and having fun in W5
Making new friends and learning together
Making new friends and learning together
Having lots of fun
Having lots of fun
What's inside the feely bag?
What's inside the feely bag?
Using Numeracy apps on the iPads and Numicon together to develop our Maths skills
Using Numeracy apps on the iPads and Numicon together to develop our Maths skills
Playing together and making new friends
Playing together and making new friends
We love sharing and playing with our new friers from St. Ronans
We love sharing and playing with our new friers from St. Ronans

P.2W

Learning together and having fun
Learning together and having fun
We loved using Beebot and the iPads to develop our ICT and Maths skills
We loved using Beebot and the iPads to develop our ICT and Maths skills
Making new friends, sharing and celebrating our work
Making new friends, sharing and celebrating our work

P.4S, P.6T and P.7R chose the Commonwealth Games as the theme of our project.  We worked with St. Ronan's to research some Commonwealth countries and find out about some of their athletes.  We created e-books using the Book Creator app on the iPad and even used Green Screen app to take photos of ourselves with landmarks or athletes as backgrounds.

In you next session we used Minecraft to plan out and create the flags of our chosen countries. Some of the flags were rather tricky and we had to problem solve and work out how to create diagonal lines and stars.  Next we researched the types of houses found in our countries and we worked in pairs to build a typical house in Minecraft.  Many of us opted for a 'grand design' of a wealthy house as we wanted to create a 'dream' home.

P.4S

Creating flags from our Commonwealth countries
Creating flags from our Commonwealth countries
Building houses in Minecraft
Building houses in Minecraft

P.6T

Making e-books together about our chosen Commonwealth games countries using Book Creator app.
Making e-books together about our chosen Commonwealth games countries using Book Creator app.
Teamwork makes things fun!
Teamwork makes things fun!
Some of our thoughts about Shared Education
Some of our thoughts about Shared Education
Creating flags from our Commonwealth countries in Minecraft
Creating flags from our Commonwealth countries in Minecraft

P.6 enjoy seeing lots of amazing Science at the RDS Primary Science fair

P.7R

Using the Green screen app to create images of us with key monuments or flags from our chosen Commonwealth country.

We used Minecraft to create symmetrical pictures, then calculated the area and perimeter.
We used Minecraft to create symmetrical pictures, then calculated the area and perimeter.
Luragboy Adventure Centre was amazing!
Luragboy Adventure Centre was amazing!
We love making new friends, learning and playing together.
We love making new friends, learning and playing together.