S3 have had a great year in developing their personal skills. This has been grown through jobs in the classroom as well as around the school. We have also travelled once a week to Applegreen where we have learnt to sit while eating, order food and clear away our tables afterwards. Then after having lunch we have gone swimming in Carrickfergus Leisure Centre each week and developed our personal care skills. Learning to dry ourselves and dress ourselves with minimal assistance. S3 have had a great year and look forward to next year in Hill Croft School!

What a great year in S1. We enjoyed our senior trip to the farm, we saw lots of different animals and some of us even held snakes! We have been working hard on our Health topic; we have enjoyed making healthy foods, water challenges and trying different sports. We took a trip to the Science fair, there was lots of interesting things and we enjoyed looking at the bubbling potions.

J6 have enjoyed learning about all the ‘People who Help Us’ this term. We took photos of people who help us in school, learned about Vets, Dentists, Doctors, Fire Fighters and the Police! We tried to enjoy as much of the sunshine as possible when it was here by walking to the park with our friends in J3, having a picnic break and lots of water play. As we love water so much we even went Swimming for our end of year outing which was amazing. After all the fun we’re ready for our summer holiday!

S6 have had a great year. We decided to take a picnic this month to enjoy the sunshine. We went to the shop to buy all the ingredients we would need for our sandwiches. We made our own sandwiches in class and packed them into our cool bag. We walked down to Mossley Mill and had a lovely time relaxing time by the river while having out lunch.

S5 have had a busy start to June. We made two lovely scarecrows in technology and used them in the school fair.

We have been learning about The Titanic, we made a 3D model of the Titanic and went on a trip to see the Titanic Exhibition. After our visit we went to Café 1404 for a delicious lunch.

We did lots of baking for the Hill Croft School Fair and made rhubarb tarts, flake meal biscuits, mars bar tray and snowballs.

We grew flowers and herbs from seed in the poly tunnel and then we planted them into a pallet that we had sanded and painted ourselves.

It’s been a busy and fun year! We have enjoyed pony-riding with the RDA – for some of us, this is our favourite part of the week and we have really showcased our riding skills. We have loved our sport’s sessions with Jonny where we have had the opportunity to take part in a variety of team games – it has been so much fun and some of us have found an athletic energy we didn’t even know existed! We have also thoroughly enjoyed our circle time sessions with S1 – this has become an integral part of our week and we always look forward to fun games and activities – this term we have focused on working together and resolving conflict – we especially loved the sessions with the puppets. Although sport’s day had to be cancelled, we enjoyed running the heats and practising for our obstacle course – we are looking forward to having our own special ‘Recycled Sport’s Day’ as part of EcoClub. Prize day was a lot of fun and we enjoyed celebrating with two of our ‘winners’ – well done Scott and Joshua! To finish the year in style, we had the opportunity to visit Mountpanther Farm – we had an absolute ball – we saw the animals, spent time bouncing on the giant pillow and had fun in the park, before enjoying a picnic! The term is not quite finished yet, and we are looking forward to a visit from the Armagh Rhymers, going to Botanic Gardens on the train for a picnic lunch, and celebrating the end of term with Fun Day. It’s been a great year!

J10 have had a fun term. We have been learning about people who help us and enjoyed dressing up in the various outfits and we finished the year with a trip on the train to Botanic Gardens for a lovely summer picnic.

We have had such a busy year in J7!! We have had new staff and a new room. We have worked really hard and covered lots of different topics. We have had lots of trips out to cafes and parks and we even went to the Titanic centre. But most of all we have had lots of FUN in J7.

Having fun mainly requires getting very messy so we most say a big thank you to our parents for being so understanding especially when their boys come home covered in all sorts of things!!!!

Here are some photos to show the story of the year in J7.

Have a lovely summer everyone!


J4 have continued working hard towards our targets. We have been working on continuing patterns and throwing beanbags into coloured baskets. We have been loving the sunny weather, enjoying time in the Playtrail, waterplay outdoors and walks to Mossley Mill for our break. We have also been able to move our mobility exercises outside, using the pacer and standing frames in the playground.

J1 have loved the Donkey Sanctuary this term. The class have gained greater confidence interacting with donkeys.

Our topic focus has been people who help us as well as summer. We finished our end of term with a trip to the zoo and McDonalds.