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Glenwood Primary School

Caring for Children

Achievements and Events 

Remembrance Day

As this year marks 100 years since World War 1 ended, our pupils and teachers decided to make this year an extra special Remembrance Day. Our pupils have been learning about why Remembrance Day is so important and have also been incorporating the poppy into their art lessons. Our Junior Choir (P4 and P5) visited Tennent Street Care Home this week to sing some war time favourites to the residents and staff. Our P6 and P7 pupils also led a Remembrance Day assembly by reciting poems, stories and facts about the war. We also had some beautiful singing from our Senior Choir and Reverend Duncan gave us a special Remembrance Day message and led us in prayer.

Maths Week 15th – 19th October, 2018

The children in Glenwood worked really hard during maths week exploring patterns, solving problems and exploring maths all around them. This week helped the children to realise the fun in Maths and see how relevant it is in the world around us.

A big thank you to the children who took photographs showing how maths exists in their everyday life.

Some notable events included;

  • the P6 classes visiting the MAC Theatre to see an exciting show about Maths and Science.
  • the P4 classes visiting Stranmillis University to watch Bubblz, the mathematical clown.
  • P6 and P7 classes had fun using IZAK 9 cubes to explore mathematical concepts and language.
  • P7 Willis explored mathematical concepts within the school using QR codes
  • P7McDaid did a math’s trail around the outside of the school
  • The P5 classes had great fun solving maths’ puzzles both outside and in large hall.
  • Game24 Tournament for P6 and P7


Harvest Service

Today we celebrated Harvest with a wonderful service and collection of food items and clothing. Each year group performed a song, poem, story or prayer for the entire school and we prayed for those in need. We remember how grateful we are at this time of year and try to help those who are less fortunate. We would like to send a huge thank you to all the children and parents who donated dried food and tins and to our staff who provided fresh fruit and vegetables as well as some items of clothing. The donations were collected today by Storehouse and will be distributed to families all over Belfast who need them.

Road Safety Signs

The reflective cut-outs are being used to stop people parking at our school entrance in a bid to keep our children safe.

Specially made for the Greater Shankill ACT group, the signs carry warnings like ‘do not park here’ and ‘no parking’ to deter people from stopping at the zig-zag lines in front of two schools.

Follow the Belfast Live link to read the full story



Hip Hop success!

Danielle Godfrey from P6 Heaney attended the Trabolgan All Ireland Hip Hop Championships. She was very successful winning; 

1st Place and All Ireland Champion for under 10s Hip Hop

5th Place in group dance with Dynasty dance crew

2nd Place in duo dance


Well done Danielle! 

Image Musical Theatre

On Thursday 4th October our P3-7 classes had a special visit from the Image Musical Theatre. They performed a play called 'The Selfish Giant' based on the Oscar Wilde short story. Lots of children got to help act out the story while the rest of us helped sing the songs to bring the story to life. It was really funny and we learned an important lesson; live your life with a loving heart.

European Languages Week 24th-28th September

We celebrated the European Day of Languages with a week of language learning in Glenwood. Our P6 year group led a whole school assembly telling us about the different traditions, languages and delicacies from all over Europe. Our children enjoyed learning Spanish, French, Italian, Slovakian, Portuguese, Romanian and Polish with their teachers by singing songs and playing games. Some classes even had a food tasting lesson with food from their chosen country.