Drumgor Primary School uniting pupils in assortment of challenges
The children of Drumgor Primary School in Craigavon have embraced remote learning. Google Classroom proves to be a valuable teaching aid for the KS1 and KS2 teachers and the whole school join together for themed weekly challenges.
These are aimed at a range of curriculum areas including PE, WAU and the arts. These challenges have proved to be a big hit uniting the children and school community whilst combining a sense of fun with creativity and learning.
Some of the challenges to date included fantastic forts, ridiculous reading, perfect potatoes, spring scientists, rubbish rescue art, making journey sticks, writing with dandelion ink and creating sun catchers. The school was treated to some amazing displays of engagement and participation in the learning experience. Parents and siblings have been helping.
Previously it was the custom to celebrate pupils’ achievements each Friday. Determined to keep this tradition throughout lockdown, Drumgor highlight top achivements every Friday in Mathletics, Accelerated Reader and Teach Your Monster to Read in Foundation Stage. Children are receiving gold Mathletics certificates in the post.
Whilst remote learning has been challenging, Drumgor Primary School is very proud of all of the children. They continue to learn, engage and continue to smile!
Mrs Elaine McKeown, Principal, Drumgor Primary School said:
“Congratulations to all the pupils, staff and parents for how well they have adapted to remote learning. The lessons are challenging and fun and the teachers have excelled in the creative methods used. I am so very proud of our Drumgor family and commend all of your efforts. Keep up the great work!”