Welcome back and a Happy New Year to all our readers!
Isn't this just a lovely picture to get us all started?
For those wishing to check on our after-school programme, there is a full timetable available on the Calendar page (at January 2017).
The new year sports' programme for our school teams kicked off with the annual 5-a-side competition at Ards Leisure Centre. The boys played really well in securing 2 winds and a draw, but on the day this wasn't quite good enough to progress to the finals. Our best wishes to those that did make it - and we'll be back soon!
Our friends and neighbours at Comber PS are hosting a programme for parents and carers of children aged between 3 and 6 called 'The Incredible Years'. If you wish to find out more, including how to attend, please click on the links below:
We always have to remember that the core work of the school takes place in and around the classrooms, as well as on various sports fields, so here are some pictures of P4s working on their Procedural Writing - sounds very formal, but, as you can see, doesn't have to be! Writing instructions for making buns or sandwiches means so much more if you actually do it. And eat them!
Among our regular visitors to Andrews is Rita, who comes twice a year to make 'The World Around Us' topics related to 'early man' and 'the Vikings' come alive. She is always welcomed by the children and staff, whatever her guise, as she unleashes the creative empathy of the pupils through various practical activities. Rita was a Viking most recently, as were many of our pupils; some more formidable than others, but then not all Vikings were marauding and violent raiders. We wonder what do you think of these particular examples?