We have had a busy start to the year.
Take a look at some of the things we have been up to.
We enjoyed planting bulbs in our school garden.
We enjoy playing lots of “cluichí teanga” with our “cártaí” in Irish class.
In SESE we talked about houses and homes around the world. We learnt about how homes are built using different materials. In our groups we planned and designed how to build houses out of different materials e.g. paper, card, lollipop sticks, straws etc. and then we tried to put our plans into action! We are the architects and builders of the future!
At the end of September we said goodbye to Canon McKinley as he started his retirement. We really enjoyed listening to and singing along with the Garda band. We sang “It’s a long way to Tipperary” with Canon McKinley. The whole school wrote to Canon McKinley to say what we remembered most about him and we drew pictures of him. Ms. Richards put them all together in a book and presented it to him. We will miss him but hope he enjoys his retirement!
Congratulations to Ada on being awarded the first Principal’s award of the year. It was a great day in our class- we also won class of the month for September. Mrs. Shirley was very proud of us. We enjoyed a movie and popcorn afternoon as our reward!
We visited the Book Fair in the hall. Lots of us ordered books too.
We carried out an experiment to see if plants grow better in the dark or in the light. We predicted that they would grow better in the light. We were right! But, we were surprised how much our cress seeds grew in the dark. They don’t look very healthy though do they?
We made our own version of a “greenhouse” and grew some beans in a plastic bag stuck on our windows! Can you spot the different parts of a plant? They are now planted in our school garden as they got too big for our plastic bags!
We had a visit from Heritage in Schools. We explored Biodiversity. We made food chains and food webs.
We went searching for mini beasts. We collected them and examined them.
We enjoyed looking at the skulls of different animals.
We created a garden of paper flowers.
What do you think of our toucan drawings?
We learnt about primary and secondary colours.
Do you like our spooky cats?
We love to work on our I Pads! We can be very competitive in our Maths games!
We learnt about our skulls and made these cool skull masks! Do you recognise us?
We dressed up for Hallowe’en. Lottie won a prize for her creative scuba diver outfit. We explored pumpkins and wrote reports about them. We listened to a story about Crankenstein and then drew pictures of him.
We made and brought in 29 Christmas shoe-boxes for Team Hope!
We had lots of fun exploring static electricity.