All posts by Helena McHugh

Another Number Challenge!

We have been learning our telephone numbers as part of our Keeping Safe Topic.

Mrs McHugh challenged us to find the total of all the digits in our telephone number!

We used different ways to work out the answer. Some children used cubes, some used tally marks and some even worked it out by counting on in their heads!

Telephone Challenge on PhotoPeach

Paper planes investigation

On March the 26th primary 5/6 went into groups of four and made lots of different paper airplanes. We had to make the planes out of different paper  and we had to make them different sizes.Then we made questions for our planes including how high it can fly? And how far it can fly? Then we looked at our answers and  we had to find out why they performed well or not. Ciaran’s plane went the furthest  because his wings were far back so it was very fast.

By Lucy and Molly


On Tuesday the 26th of March primary 5/6 made their own types of paper planes for their WW2 project, they were to make  questions like: how far it can go, what’s the smoothest landing & longest in the air.
Some of the planes were called: Speedy, stunt plane, glider, the wind and someone even made a concorde to fly. You could make it out of any kind of paper you wanted!
After afternoon break we went out-side to test our planes. Some were really fast some did lots of flips and tricks and some just wouldn’t fly.
Some performed well because of their design and some performed well because of their weight.  The plane’s weight makes it fly longer, if its smaller it will fly longer and if its bigger it will cover more land.

By Elliot and Ciaran
Testing our Paper Airplanes on PhotoPeach

Numbers to 100

As part of our Topic on Keeping Healthy and Safe we have been learning our addresses. Today we wrote down the numbers of our house. We worked together to put our numbers in order from the smallest to the biggest.


We had quite a few missing numbers. So we worked in groups to work out and write the missing numbers. We did it in groups of  1-10, 11-20, 21-30,31-40 and 41-50 because Anna’s door number 49 was the biggest we had.


Mrs McHugh then gave us an extra challenge ‘Can you write down the numbers from 51-100 in sets of 10?’

We completed the challenge!