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Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

First Class

Miss Curry

January…
Even though we are not at school right now, we are having lots of fun learning at home. We have started using a very cool new app called Kids A-Z and are earning stars for our great reading. Our teacher, Ms. Curry, even gives us bonus stars when she thinks we have made an extra special effort! We are also learning how to use Seesaw, studied the famous artist Pablo Picasso, had a Zumba dance party at home, made our own scales to weigh different things around our house. One of our really fun activities so far was drawing what we think our teacher is getting up to while we are in hibernation at home! To help us relax and have some calm, quiet time, we have been doing some mindfulness exercises. To do these, we go to our cozy space, sit or lie down. Sometimes, we shut our eyes, to given them a rest, while listening to stories and using our imagination.
November and December…
While learning all about the Antarctica and Winter, we got messy using shaving foam and glue to make 3-D snowman and had lots of laughs along the way.

To mark advent, we designed our own candle wreaths (while giving toilet rolls a new life!) Our teamwork and problem-solving skills were put to great use when decorating our pods for Christmas.

Having hot chocolate, making pizzas and watching a pantomime have all added to the excitement during our countdown to the festive season. We are looking forward to enjoying our holidays and the start of a new year in First Class.

September and October…

We have had a fantastic and busy time celebrating Halloween by dressing up, experimenting during science week by making cloud dough and building obstacles for robots which our school got to borrow (lucky us!)
Lots of fun was had playing maths games to reinforce our addition and subtraction learning. Pointillism was one of our favourite topics explored in art and we took great pride in creating our own leaves using our favourite Autumn colours.