Ballymana National School, NS, Craughwell

5th & 6th Class

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Accelerated Reader – Updated 5 November 2015

We are doing really well with our Accelerated Reader. We have read over 7 million words so far this term. We also have our 1st Word Millionaire for this year. Well done Aoife, what a fantastic achievement!!!

We can keep track of our progress by logging in to the AR website from home. Click on the picture to go to our Home Connect page.


Celebrity Letters

We have been writing letters to some celebrities. We wrote to 1 Irish and 1 other celebrity of our choice. We wrote to our favourite authors, sports stars, actors and actresses. Some of us even wrote to the President and the Taoiseach. We have started to get replies to our letters. Currently we have received replies from:

  1. Brian O’Drioscall – Rugby player
  2. Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal footballer
  3. Cian O’Connor – Olympic winning showjumper
  4. Francis Brennan – Hotelier and TV personality
  5. Melissa McCarthy – American actress.

All these replies can be seen in our school corridor.

Class Novel – “Holes”

We have started a new class novel this week “Holes” by Louis Sachar. We will be adding some of our work on the novel as we progress through it.

Junior Entrepreneur Programme

We will be taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme this year. For more information on the programme click on the picture:

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Tom Crean

This term we read the novel “Ice Man” about Tom Crean, the Irish Antarctic explorer. To find out more information about Tom Crean click on the following picture:


Ballymana NS Webmix

Visit our webmix for lots of interactive games and activities. Click on the link below: