Kilrea Primary School

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February News 2010

Car crazy
P1 and 2 are studying things that move and have been surveying the traffic in Kilrea. They have been looking at all kinds of cars and Mrs Cooper even allowed them to get out the sponges and soap suds to help wash one which was great fun.
Once upon a time…
On Tuesday 2nd P3 and 4 hoisted the Jolly Roger and had an exciting day looking for buried treasure to finish off their ‘Anchors Away’ topic. Now they have entered the world of talking frogs, handsome princes and beautiful princesses as they explore old and new fairytales.
Going for gold
P5, 6 and 7 brought their weather topic to an end with a look at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and some daring individuals even displayed their sporting skills by trying snow-boarding and skiing (courtesy of the Wii).
P7 are now finding out the damage that ice bergs can do, especially when they come in contact with a ship, while P5 & 6 are learning healthy habits, and the benefits of a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Helping Haiti
The final total for the Haiti appeal was £354.27. Thanks again for your support and generosity.
Good Sports
The first competition was the Credit Union Quiz where the junior and senior teams came 2nd and 4th respectively.
Meanwhile the football team played the 3rd day of the small schools tournament and after a very successful run are currently in joint first place. Good luck for day four which could take them to the finals.
This term’s club is tag rugby and a group of Key Stage 2 pupils are currently enjoying training sessions with Mrs Cooper each Tuesday afternoon.
NEELB Modern Languages co-ordinator, Mrs Vanessa Brodie, has been taking P5-7 for Spanish lessons each Thursday and everyone is enjoying learning a little of what P1-4 know. Hola!
Meanwhile Ann Morrison-Smyth and Mrs Stinson have been training a small group to take part in an Ulster Scots Choral speaking competition.
Mark Patterson came to give P6 and 7 a talk on the life cycle of the salmon in the River Bann. Later they will join pupils from St. Columba’s to release salmon fry into the river and monitor their development.
Book Fair
Our book week is from Monday 8th to Friday 12th March and it will be possible to purchase books from 2.00 pm until 7.00 pm on Monday 8th. The winners of the drawing competition will also be able to spend their book vouchers. The week will finish with a fancy dress day on Friday 12th when we hope to see you all dressed as your favourite character.
P6 & 7 Meetings
There will be two meetings on Monday 8th March. At 7.00 pm there will be information for P6 & 7 parents on the school trip. If you are unable to attend this meeting please contact Miss Steele to complete the necessary documentation.
At 7.30 pm there will be a short question and answer session for P6 parents on next year’s transfer arrangements.
Don’t Forget!
There are still a few places left for the Chinese Banquet on Thursday 18th March. Contact Mrs Stinson for further details.
For those going on the P6/7 trip to Newcastle, the last instalment of £35 is due before the Easter holidays.
School will close at 1.00 pm on Wednesday 17th March as the parade begins at 2.00pm and the roads will be closed. The buses will run at this time.
School will close at 12.15 on Friday 26th March and will reopen on Monday 12th April at 8.45 am.


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