Carrickfergus Model Primary School

Welcome to Primary Two!

Show and Tell

Well done to Charlie, Jonah S, Scarlett, Sophie and Belle for an amazing show and tell in P2 Mrs Dickinson's class today!

Show and Tell

A great selection of “Show and Tell” to end the half-term today in P2 Mrs Mitchell's class from Jason, Zoya and Sophia.

Show and Tell

P2, Mrs Dickinson's class 'Show and Tell' pictures from last Friday! Well done to Drew, Hallie, Lewis and Cameron!

P4 and P2 Reading Time

Thanks to P4 Mrs Robinson’s class for coming to P2 Mrs Mitchell to read to us this afternoon.

P2 Show and Tell

Well done to Isabella, Jordan, Annabelle and Abigail for great “Show and tell” today.

P2 PE Lessons

This week in PE P2 have been learning all about jumping with height and length and developing control in our landing. Practice makes perfect so why not ask your child to show you what they’ve been doing and maybe you could join in at home!!

P2 Maths Week 

P2 have been realising just how many things we need maths for in our everyday lives! From playing games to buying sweets, maths opportunities are all around us!!

Outdoor Play

Primary 2 had a great learning time in the Outdoor area this morning during Fab Friday.

Outdoor Play 

Both P2 classes had an awesome time enjoying the glorious sunshine and engaging in exploration, construction and imaginative role play in the outdoor play area. 

Show and Tell

P2JD were brilliant showcasing their skills and their favourite things during show and tell today. Well done to Noah, Valentina, Eva, Jonah G and Jamie M!!

Show and Tell

Thanks to Anna, Ariella, Thomas, Ethan and Reina for Show and tell in P2 Mrs Mitchell's class this morning.

Phonics in P2

Look what P2, Mrs Mitchell, were doing on Wednesday - lots of fun with “oo” words which is our sound of the week .

Show and Tell

Well done Max, Joel, Natalie, Jessica and Kyra for their “ Show and tell” on Friday in P2 Mrs Dickinson's class.

Number Bonds in P2

P2, Mrs Mitchell’s class, have been working on their number bonds today with a partner . It’s good to learn from each other.

Show and Tell

Well done Abi, Austin, Ruby, Mia and Jacob for their “ Show and tell” today in P2 Mrs Mitchell's class. They did so well and even thanked their listeners afterwards for being so attentive.

Fab Friday

Lots of learning activities this morning during Fab Friday in P2 Mrs Mitchell. Have a nice weekend everyone !

Outdoor Learning Area

This week both P2 classes have been enjoying the outdoor learning area. Being out in the fresh air made us feel relaxed and calm and we loved exploring nature and using our imaginations!

PE in P2

Here are P2 Mrs Dickinson's class during PE learning fundamental skills with Daniel. It’s one of our favourite times of the week!!

Feelings Wall

P2 Mrs Dickinson updating the feelings wall. We check in about our emotions and talk about how we are feeling every day.

Dodgeball in P2

Primary 2, Mrs Mitchell's class, enjoyed dodgeball with Daniel at PE this morning.

P2 Funnybones!

As part of our All About Me topic we have been exploring  the body and learning about our skeletons and bones! P2 Mrs Dickinson’s class practiced reassembling skeletons and then drew our own skeletons using chalk on black paper!

“All About Me”

P2 Mrs Mitchell’s class worked hard today writing as many facts as they could remember about the bones in their body during our “All about me” topic. Ask your child what they can remember.... they are great at recalling facts learned this week. A great bunch of kids.

Fun Today in PE!

P2 Mrs Mitchell had a great time at PE with Daniel today for the first time this year. They will see him every Wednesday for this first half-term.

Courtyard Fun in P2

Mrs Mitchell’s class enjoyed lots of activities in the courtyard today. They will visit the courtyard every week for fun and learning.

Working Hard in P2

Well done to Mrs Mitchell's P2 pupils who have settled in so well to their new class . They have worked very well and played brilliantly together.

Courtyard Fun

Primary 2 Mrs Dickinson's class have enjoyed being back at school this week. They have had great fun learning together in the courtyard.

P2 Classroom Rules

Here are pictures of P2 pupils in Mrs Dickinson's class signing their class rules (all of the rules were  suggested by the children).


Thank you to Burns soccer school from P2 this morning for a great hours fun, games and exercise. A great way to end the term and raise funds :-). 

Marks & Spencer Visit

Here are some great official photos from the Marks & Spencer visit on Tuesday.

Marks & Spencer Visit

P2 Mrs Dickinson’s P2 had the privilege of visiting the new M&S being built today, which all mums are eagerly waiting on!! They saw around the building and listened every carefully about how important it is to be safe on site.  As you can see they all returned with goodie bags.  Thank you to M&S for having us.  We look forward to the opening date of 31st July!

 P2 Craft Time 

P2 had some craft time today designing their own rock pools today.  They have been learning about rock pools during their Seaside topic.

Beach NI Visit

P2 had Beach NI in school today. They learned about how animals communicate with each other and how animals feed. They then took part in four activities including craft, sorting and storytelling. They worked well as a team and enjoyed themselves.

P2 and P5 Read Together

P5 Mrs Gillilands class visited P2 today to read their books created about Minibeasts.  P2 enjoyed learning about all those wonderful creepy crawlies!

STEM Challenge

This week P2s have been set a STEM challenge: to build a bridge using 4 lolly sticks and 4 cups that will be able to hold all 20 of their Compare Bears at the same time. There was lots of team work happening with different ideas, problem solving, trial and error and lots of fun!

P2 Active Maths

Primary 2 enjoyed playing active maths games today. It really got them thinking!

Sport's Day Practice

Primary 2 practised for Sport's Day today in the sunshine. Everyone had a great time.

Fun at the Seaside 

P2 had fun today exploring the Seaside theme in our courtyard.  Fun but learning too! Learning to measure, design, create, imagine; learning to share, communicate, compromise, help ....... the list goes on.

Exploring the Seaside

P2 have a new topic! Over the next number of weeks we will be exploring the Seaside and learning loads of new things including facts about differences and similarities between seasides now and long ago, the features of seaside towns, how to prevent pollution on our beaches, keep safe in the sun and so much more! 

Space Day!

P2 had a fun morning dressed up in their Space gear.  Some super imaginations and pretty astronauts. Thank you to you as parents for all your effort.

More Rockin Rockets in P2

P2, Mrs Dickinson's class, enjoyed making rockets recently.  They used their imaginations and creative skills. Their finished rockets were out of this world!

Courtyard Playtime

A lovely sunny  day for some courtyard play in Primary 2!

Rockin Rockets in P2

P2 had great fun creating their rockets this morning during Fab Friday.  Their faces are full of concentration. They used their imaginations and creative skills. Their finished rockets were out of this world!

Space Fun

Primary 2 pupils had some Space game fun today. Have a look at them in action!

P2's Daily Research Project

Every day in P2, Mrs Dickinson's class, we assign researchers who decide what they want to know and together they go about planning and collecting the data they need. They then sort the data, interpret and present it to the rest of the class. This week we have enjoyed finding out things like what P2’s favourite planets are, how many children in our class have yet to turn 6 and how many teeth children in our class have lost! They used coloured cubes to present their findings and even include details of sub categories such as which data represented specific groups.

Did we mention that learning is FUN!!?

Space Playtime

P2 have enjoyed their Space playtimes over the past couple of weeks. Their play has been “out of this world”!

Visit to Armagh Planetarium

P2 visited the Armagh Planetarium today as part of their topic about Space.  They enjoyed the presentation in the Dome Theatre and the ride through space on the virtual rollercoaster.  They learned about life as an astronaut and got to hold a piece of a meteorite.  The best part was making and launching a rocket with their partner. The squeals of delight as the rockets soared into the air said it all!  Brilliant behaviour and manners P2!  Helen from the planetarium was so impressed with their listening, manners and their space knowledge for 5 and 6 year olds.

Primary 2 Exercise

P2 had plenty of dance and exercise despite the wet and windy day outdoors ! Some cool movers in this class!

Pyjama Day

Pyjama day in Primary Two!


Pancake Day 

Primary 2 had fun eating pancakes on Tuesday. 

Iceberg Cakes

Primary 2 enjoyed a cookery lesson today. They were learning about how a liquid can turn into a solid. Have a look at the iceberg cakes (meringues!) they made in the photos below.

Arctic Play

Primary 2 had great fun during Play Based Learning time exploring their Arctic topic even further.

Arctic Boxes

P2 had great fun creating their Arctic boxes with seals, polar bears, walruses and more!

P2 Learn Football Skills

P2 enjoyed PE today with Daniel the IFA coach. They were learning how to use space properly and change direction. 

Mental Maths

P2 have been practising their mental maths on the iPads- lots of counting and  calculating with a partner during today’s Fab Friday.

P2 Arctic Explorers

Here are some more Arctic pictures from Mrs Dickinson's explorers!

P2 Arctic Explorers

P2 had some fun with the Green Screen and visited the freezing cold temperatures of the Arctic. They met with some amazing arctic animals too!





P2 enjoyed playing in the outdoor courtyard this week. Just look at all the fun activities they are doing!

P2 Shared Education

Mrs Mitchell’s P2 pupils visited St Nicholas Primary School this week. They enjoyed fun ice-breaking activities. Everyone involved had a great time.

Police Visit P2 Pupils

P2 were visited by three members of the PSNI today as part of our topic ‘People Who Help Us’. The policemen told them all about their job and their equipment. It was very interesting.

Primary Two at Play

Here are some pictures of Primary 2 having a great time during Play Based Learning. They have also been finding out about 'People Who Help Us. We can definitely see some future fire-fighters in the images below.

Doctor Visits Primary 2 Pupils

Ex pupil Dr Karl Love visited Primary 2 to tell them all about his job. We definitely think he has inspired the P2 children to become doctors themselves! 

Accident and Emergency Department in P2

P2 have been enjoying playing hospitals as part of their topic ‘People Who Help Us’. I definitely see some future doctors and nurses here!

Grandparents Visit Pupils in P2 

Some of our wonderful grandparents popped into school to share stories, memories, old photographs, show examples of past currency and much more. The P2 pupils learned a lot and really enjoyed themselves. Our grandparents are such a wonderful resource so keep asking them great questions, kids


These P2 boys are using their imagination and creativity to transform this cardboard box into a boat! They planned and discussed their ideas and are working as a team to create their masterpiece!


William told us all about Morocco and his Granda's recent trip there. He brought rock and sand samples, various dirham coins and even a receipt printed in Arabic! It was very interesting and we learned a lot! 

Shared Writing 

Primary 2 completed shared writing with a partner. Pupils were helping each other to learn.

Problem Solving

Primary 2 are enjoying a money problem-solving activity with their carpet learning buddy.

Primary 2 Activities 

This week Primary 2 have been enjoying playing relay games. They have also been practising some important ball skills.

P2 Music Time

Primary 2 are learning how to find the beat. They enjoyed listening out for and repeating patterns using instruments. 

Primary 2 

Here are some pictures of Primary 2 enjoying their task board of activities. They look like they are having great fun.

Primary 2 Tasting Tables

Pupils enjoyed tingling their tastebuds and awakening their senses at the tasting table today. Just have a look at all the wonderful facial expressions! 


Primary 2 have been making face biscuits and have been making important decisions whilst doing this creative task. The biscuits look really yummy.

 Well done P2! Keep enjoying the learning here at the Model and keep working hard.

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