First Class are thrilled to be back in school again. We have had a great start to the year. Let me show you some of the things we have done so far.
We shared our memories of the summer holidays and told our friends what we had been doing since we last saw each other.
We enjoyed a walk outdoors and used our senses to explore our school garden.
We love to play our Maths games.
We used our mini whiteboards to write Number stories of our teen numbers. We are getting very good at our Make 10 and Doubles facts too. We love to use Maths Talk to explain our thinking in Maths. We have been exploring and using lots of different Addition Strategies. We love to spot when we can use them in our work.
During Maths Week we used our Maths Eyes in the playground to spot all types of Maths- shapes, patterns, time, length, numbers etc. Mrs. Shirley took photos of them as we found them- she could hardly keep up with us! We really enjoyed it. Here are some of the photos we took. See if you can make up a Maths question to go with each photo.
During Anti-Bullying week we read “Have you filled a bucket today?” by Carol McCloud. It encourages kindness and positive behavior. It uses the concept of an invisible bucket to show how easy and rewarding it is to express love, kindness, and appreciation by “filling each others buckets.” Amongst other activities we created these Bucket Filler flip booklets. We try to be bucket fillers every day in our class and not bucket dippers.
We have explored the writing genre- Report Writing. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the country India and wrote reports on the country. We learnt about the people who live there, what they wear, what they eat and what currency they use. We know where it is located, what the Indian flag looks like (it’s very similar to the Irish flag!) and we looked at some famous buildings there. We liked the Taj Mahal best. We created a report on India at the end.
We also created reports about giraffes after we read facts about them and watched some videos about them. Do you like our reports? We were very proud of them.
Hallowe’en was a lot of fun. We dressed up and raised money for the children’s hospital. Can you recognise us?
We drew some very special pumpkins. We then drew patterns on them and used our pastels to create very colourful pumpkins!
We also listen to a story about Crankenstein and followed a guided drawing to create him.
We wrote about Oíche Shamhna as Gaeilge.
We are wonderful poets too. Take a look at the Hallowe’en poems we wrote.
We love art! Take a peek at some of the pieces we have created. We have been learning about colour. We used primary colours to create secondary colours. We sorted our crayons into hot and cold colours and used them to create autumn trees.
We enjoyed using our pastels to create these emus! Aren’t they fabulous?!
We have done a lot of work studying patterns in words and writing them. We love doing our word sorts!
We enjoyed an online call from the DSPCA and learnt how to be kind and care for animals.