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Room 23 - Mrs Mooney

Welcome to Room 23



Come to the Ugly Bug Ball! πŸ›πŸ¦ŸπŸ•·πŸ Look at our Wonder Art, pictures from words. πŸ–Όβœ¨

Our Minibeast feast πŸ˜‹ and more!

Minibeast creations and their habitats! These are wonderful - so creative and interesting!

Work from 1st June. 

Look at our cute little puppies, ‘If I were a minibeast....' sheets, book reports and so much more wonderful work. I'm so impressed! 

Beautiful Butterflies! These are fantastic. Thank you for all your hard work πŸ¦‹

Room 23 just isn’t the same without you!

Look at some of the fantastic work we have been doing at home! Well Done and thank you for your pictures. Work from Seesaw included here too.

Update week beginning 11th May


Boys and girls we hope this finds you well.

Did you celebrate V.E. Day on Friday? Having studied World War 2 as one of our topics we hope you were able to tell your younger brothers and sisters what the celebration was all about.

By now you will know more than ever about minibeasts and you should be growing in confidence with X4 tables and even with division. Continue to practise your table facts.

This week we are encouraging you to be creative with some music activities and with writing an acrostic poem.

Again, we as your teachers, would love to hear your compositions and read your minibeast poems so please remember to record your music and keep a copy of your poem.

Keep up the good work!

Your P.4 teachers.


  1. World Around Us through music.

 ‘Grasshopper Hop’ song with animation.

Have a listen to the song.

 Make a list of the bugs mentioned in it.

 Sing along with the song.

Try a rhythm game with Professor Allegro.


 Compose – create minibeast music

Now try composing your own minibeast music. You can use your recorder, a shaker (jar with rice in it), a drum (pot and wooden spoon) and don’t forget to use body and vocal sounds too e.g. clapping, clicking your fingers, tapping your knees, humming and buzzing.  

Can you represent a minibeast with a specific sound?  e.g. a drum beat for an army of marching ants or a clicking sound for a cricket.

Be as creative and inventive as you can.

                                                                          HAVE FUN!


      2.  Literacy - Write an Acrostic Poem

Using the word INSECT, MINIBEAST or the name of your favourite minibeast e.g. SNAIL, SPIDER or LADYBIRD write an acrostic poem

An example:-


I have 3 body parts – a head, thorax and abdomen

Never hurt me

Shiny, spotted ladybirds

Exoskeletons are found on grasshoppers, cockroaches, ants and bees

Cicadas can buzz, click and sing

Try finding me in your garden




Activities- Weekly Update- 4th May


Activity One- Minibeasts

Why don't you investigate the life cycle of a butterfly?

YouTube – ‘Life Cycle of a Butterfly’

Try to draw the cycle and label.  As an extra challenge, do you think you can learn to spell metamorphosis?


Activity Two- Division

What is division?

Using number lines for division.

Hit the button – dividing by 2 and 5

  1. Drawing an insect – name the body parts and draw and label
  • First name the bugs

  • Now draw and label

  • Challenge – Can you draw a spider and name the body parts?

What are the differences between an insect and a spider?


2. Revision of nouns, verbs and adjectives.
 Follow the links and try these fun activities from BBC bitesize.

  • Nouns

  • Verbs

  • Adjectives

Update Monday 20th April

Hello P.4 boys and girls. Hope you are well and have been enjoying the sunny weather.  

Are you ready to do some fun activities alongside your work booklets from your learning pack?

We are going to post two additional activities for you to try each week. One will be related to our topic and the other will be either Numeracy or Literacy.

Our topic for term 3 is Minibeasts and we encourage you to find out as much as possible about these delightful creatures from books, on-line research, from investigating in your gardens to singing songs and designing from natural materials. There are endless learning possibilities. You could all become experts in finding and identifying these tiny ‘beasts’.

Remember to have a few photographs taken of you completing some activities. As your teachers we would love to see these when you are back in school again.



Activity 1

Activity 2

Week 1

What are Minibeasts?

Watch BBC Bitesize ‘What are minibeasts?’ clip.

Complete the ‘fill in the gaps’ activity and learn some great big words e.g. invertebrates and their meanings.


‘Go on a bug safari’ in your garden.

Look at the Minibeast Safari at

Hunt for bugs and identify them.

Check the ID sheet. How many did you find?

A clean box and an old spoon can be used instead of a pooter.


Multiplying by 4.

‘Hit the button’ times tables.

Remember to try ‘Hit the Answer’ and ‘Hit the Question’ activities.


bbcsupermovers The 4 times tables with Cyril the swan.


Youtube x4 songs.


Multiply TU numbers by 4.

For example:-

  t   u        t  u

  2  4        3  2

  X  4        X  4



More fun and lots of learning during STEM week!

ABL - Arctic play, wind twirlers, Bee-Bot, satellites, spheros and weather research stations.

The Big Bird Watch

Making rain clouds in jars - messy and great fun!

We really enjoyed our visit to Antrim Library. Colm read to us and showed us how we can borrow and return books when we are members. 

Making rain gauges.

Making pictures of satellites using only gold and silver paper. 


Christmas Show and Tell.

Look at our lovely presents 🎁 😁

Happy Christmas everyone.

We enjoyed making clay snowmen and dressing them!

Christmas Cards with colourful Christmas trees.

Completed Anderson Shelters and gardens. 


Singing, dancing and playing games with St Comgall's P4 children.

All dressed up as evacuees.

Making Anderson Shelters


Colour Day.

We wrote a wonderful poem about the colour grey.

Shared Education in Antrim Library. We drew Dr Carrot and Potato Pete characters.

Using iPads with our friends from St Comgall's Primary School. 


Engineers and Computer Scientists during ABL


Kyle takes us for football on Wednesdays.

On Tuesdays we change our library books.

We enjoyed the Amazing Journeys show.

St Comgall's P4 classes came to visit today. We learnt WW2 songs. 

The author Wes Magee came to school. We enjoyed hearing about his books. 

Activity Based Learning 

We sorted ourselves into groups for WW2 ABL. 

Here are some of our activities. 

Decomposition Sums 

Using Dienes apparatus when learning how to do decomposition sums. 

Our assembly.

We led an assembly about remembering manners and being kind and helpful.

We read the book 'Have you filled a bucket today?' This story tells us that when we are kind to others we feel good too!


Our great actors acted out the bible story about the ten lepers. Only one remembered to say thank you. 




Finding Right Angles or Square Corners.

From a circle we made right angle finders. We had great fun finding right angles in the playground and in the classroom.


The bees love the flowers outside room 23. To make sure we have lots of flowers to feed these amazing creatures we cut out the dead flowers. This encourages more to grow.