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Artigarvan Primary School 31 Berryhill Road Artigarvan Strabane

Latest News - Mrs Harper

3rd Mar 2022

What a fantastic effort that was made by our children, staff and parents today for World Book Day.  The children were allowed to wear pyjamas or a book character costume and the effort put in was amazing.  

Well done to each of you. ๐Ÿ˜

10th May 2021


We are pleased to inform you that resources to help your child with maths have been made available on the CCEA website. These resources are designed to help you support your child's maths learning at home. They will build their understanding of the maths concepts covered in the classroom.


Being the parent of a young learner is challenging, as you have to balance supporting their learning with your other responsibilities. If the maths methods used by your child’s school are different from those you learned, or if maths has always been challenging for you, we hope that these resources will help you and your child navigate maths learning together, and hopefully have a little fun along the way!


You can access the resources by clicking on the hyperlinks below:

Tens and Units (TU) - Units (U) Subtraction

Tens and Units (TU) - Tens and Units (TU) Subtraction

Hundreds, Tens and Units (HTU) - Tens and Units (TU)

Hundreds, Tens and Units - Hundreds, Tens and Units (HTU)

Rosie's 5 step guides to subtraction (decomposition) encourage all learners to Watch, Try, Practise, Build Confidence and Celebrate Success.
With help from ready-to-use videos, support materials and work cards, these resources are perfect for children practising this essential maths skill at home. They also support parents as they reinforce the processes and language used with learners in the classroom to further promote self-paced, relaxed learning. 

We hope you find these resources helpful.

31st Jan 2020

This week our session was all about the importance of praise.  We shared an interesting fact - with every 1 positive comment we give to our children we also give them 8 negative comments. It made us think about the types of praise that we give to our children on a daily basis. We talked about specific, genuine, focused on effort and without a sting in the tail. I hope all our parents who have taken part, are consciously thinking about the type of praise they are using at home with all their children. We all made 1 praise star to use at home and we also got to take home resources to make a star for every member of our family.

24th Jun 2019

A number of children have been working on progressing their phonics and reading skills through Headsprout, an online reading programme. Gerry, the headsprout leader has commented on the fantastic progress made by all of the children. The children were congratulated in assembly and presented with a certificate and a prize. Well done everyone! 


24th Jun 2019

In our school the children have many opportunities to play a range of musical instruments. Darren came to school to distribute certificates to children who have achieved awards in playing the chanter. Well done to all of the children for their hard work and dedication. 

20th Dec 2018

Our choir treated us to a few songs in our last assembly before end of term. They have been singing their little hearts out and spreading the Christmas cheer. They have been out and about as well, visiting Melmount Manor, Mums & Tots and the Tuesday Club. Well done, we are extremely proud. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜Š

20th Dec 2018

Well done to all our wonderful designers, Liz had an extremely difficult job judging. 

16th Nov 2018

Today we wore odd socks to school to raise awareness for Anti bullying week.  In assembly we watched a short video about having respect for other people.  Our odd socks were worn to represent that we are all unique, we definitely saw some really unique odd socks today. 

9th Nov 2018

Today in p2/3 we have been learning about why we wear poppies at this time of year.  We  also learned about what the colours of the poppy mean then we created our own poppy collages.  

8th Nov 2018

P2/3 enjoyed a visit from Environmentalist Lynn Greer who talked to us about different forest animals and how they hibernate for the winter. Did you know that bats wrap themselves up in their wings to keep warm and hibernate in trees? Hedgehogs snuggle up in a ball in the autumn leaves to hibernate. Their hearts only beat twice a minute when in hibernation and they wake up in Spring. We enjoyed making our own leaf crowns. Have a look!