This term T1 has been working hard on fitness and wellbeing. We have walked to the shops to buy the ingredients for healthy breaks and lunches. We have been learning about fitness. Paul who is a personal trainer came in to show us some exercises to keep us healthy. We have been working on recording and managing our weights and making sensible choices when out and about.

S5 have had an extremely busy few weeks. At Halloween we teamed up with s6 to have a Fryday Friday! Staff cooked an amazing fry for the classes and provided party treats. The children loved this and were well and truly fed and watered and all money is going to Tinylife charity.

We have been making some fabulous tree decorations and treats that we will be selling at the school Christmas fair and also at the Christmas performances. The children have worked so hard on these and especially enjoyed making snowman soup and reindeer poop!! The money raised from this will be split between class funds and Tinylife.

As well as all of this (I did say we were very busy!) we have decided to put together little goodie bags for all of the mummies and daddies who will spend this Christmas in the Neonatal Unit at Antrim Area Hospital. You have really overwhelmed us with your generosity and we have enjoyed making up the goodie bags that will be delivered over the next few weeks when our teacher Leeann returns there for a visit with her wee baby boy. We also managed to make a beautiful hamper for the family room and nurses thanks to the amount of stuff that was sent in.

A huge thanks to everyone who sent in items and supported us on this. The children from nursery classes to the very biggest senior classes have helped with packing and bagging as well as labelling and sorting. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

S1 have been learning about people who help us. We have a visit from the Firemen and woman from the White Watch at Glengormley Firestation. It was lovely to meet them and to hear about all the ways they help people. We also got to see inside a fire engine and get to spray some water.

J13 have had great fun learning about ponies and how to ride them. Some firemen came to visit the school and we had enormous fun dressing up in their gear.

We also said, ‘Goodbye’ to Selina and wished her all the best as she has her baby. In her place, we welcomed Nicole to J13.

We have enjoyed learning about the topic of toys. We’ve been working on the signs and matching lots of pictures, hearing stories and experiencing toys in lots of different ways. We loved using toys to paint with. You can see our teddy prints and our ball drop art. J10 are always busy being messy.

J9 have enjoyed the topic of toys. The toys we focused ón were teddy bears, balls and cars. We even had a teddy bear picnic with our favourite teddy bears from home.

This term has been fun and fast paced for T2. We have got into the swing of our new routine and are doing all our class jobs with increasing independence and responsibility. The group are really enjoying BMC every Friday where we are learning independent cookery and household skills and getting out and about on trips around Belfast. Some of the group have been attending AEL for work experience and are making great progress each week. T2 have had lots of fun taking part in team games with the sports coach, swimming, yoga and going on regular walks to keep active.

S6 have been very busy getting all their ASDAN work done. We have enjoyed cooking our own lunches and having fun in science where we are learning about movement. The class planned and prepared a Halloween Party for their friends in S2 and S5 where we all had a great time – all the tasty treats were made by the class.

J8 have been busy in October, we have been learning about Autumn and all of the wonderful changes that happen. During Physical Education we have been working on different types of movements, including rolling! We have enjoyed our messy play, including our Halloween themed play. We enjoyed dressing up for the Halloween Parade on the last day of term. Well done J8!

J7 have been very busy in October learning about Autumn and Halloween. We went on a walk and collected leaves for our sensory play and for our Autumn display board. J7 have had lots of fun decorating pumpkins, doing ghost and feet painting as well as leaf printing. We enjoyed cookery this month where we made scary ghost biscuits and firework breadsticks. We also had lots of fun at our Halloween party and got to have lots of snacks whilst dancing in our disco.