January has been a quick month! We chatted about how we can do our best to recycle and reuse. We also did poems called ‘I’m a little Penguin’ and ‘The Worm.’ Our handwriting has really improved too- we finished all our letters of the alphabet.
In Irish, our theme was ‘Caitheamh Aimsire’ and we really enjoyed learning the poem ‘Cuimhil do Bhosa.’
We really enjoy Maths games. Telling the time and fractions were some of the things we were learning about this month.
Our theme for SESE was ‘Play.’ We love anything to do with play! We learned about games in the past, games from around the world, active ways to play, investigated magnets, toys 100 years ago and today, designed a playground, learned about the park ranger and investigated bouncy balls and which bounced the highest.
We learned a lot of songs about cats and illustrated the life of a cat by making various sounds! We really enjoyed the song ‘I wanna sing Scat!’
We love doing drama in our classroom. We really enjoyed the ‘Run-away Iceberg’ drama activity where we had to recall elements of the story. We also did other drama activities- a role-play of the Children or Lir was another one we really enjoyed.
For Art, we made lovely Penguins and added textured tummies with white crepe paper, we painted a dark forest and added Little Red Riding Hood to it, made a colour wheel and did some paper weaving for St. Brigid’s Day.
We learned about different feelings- safe and unsafe and what to do if we feel unsafe.
For PE, we started gymnastics. We also did some more playground games and enjoyed doing movement breaks with Fyffes Fitness Squad.
In Religion, we learned about the gospel at mass, reconciliation and did some nice activities for Catholic Schools Week.
Well done to Freya who brought in medals and a trophy for her Irish dancing and Kayla who brought in a medal for soccer.
December- We enjoyed the month of December because we did a lot of Christmas related things! We listened to some Christmas themed stories, we illustrated a poem called ‘The Chubby Little Snowman’ and lots, lots more!
In Irish, we concentrated on the theme ‘An Nollaig’ and learned a lot of new vocabulary. We also listened to a story called ‘Bréagáin na Nollag.’
We learned about the value of Money and used coins up to 20c. It was very challenging as Ms. O’ Brien added in bigger coins to confuse us! We also practised number and we always enjoy coming to the board for various games.
Our theme for SESE was Winter, we listened to new fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Christmas in the past, winter traditions around the world, animals/plants in winter, learned about directions by doing a Reindeer map, learned some facts on Lapland, learned about seals, did an experiment on salt crystals and another experiment on whether fat keeps us warm. We were very busy indeed!
We learned the song ‘Ten Little Angels’, ‘Mary had a Baby’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and sang various Christmas songs in the hall with all the other classes.
For Drama, we did a role play on a melting snowman, did some Christmas themed improvisation and also went to the hall to watch the Drama club put on a wonderful performance of Christmas traditions around the world.
We really enjoyed our Art for December. We did Snowman, 3D Christmas Tree Cards and we made an Elf Door Decoration.
We also learned about Media and Christmas, Safety at Christmas and did another Bullying lesson.
We enjoyed our Zumba classes. We also love going out on a Friday to do some playground games!
In our Religion classes, we learned about Advent and Christmas and the different colour candles that are lit each week in the church.
In the lead up to the holidays, we watched a Christmas movie and had popcorn and also some well-deserved down time!
Back after the Halloween holidays, they flew! In English, we did a recount of our Halloween holidays, listened to the stories of Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Owl Babies, did written activities based on these stories, studied a poem called ‘Spaghetti Challenge’ and wrote a poem about ‘Winter.’ We love library time on a Friday because we get to pick a new book to read!
In Irish, we concentrated on the theme ‘Bia’ and did a poem ‘An Lón’ and ‘Cad atá uait don bhricfeasta?’
In Maths, we played shop with play money, measured things around the classroom including measuring our hallway with a trundle wheel, 3d shapes and lots, lots more!
In SESE, our theme was ‘Homes’. We learned about homes in the past, different types of homes, sources of heat, household items from the past, looked at a local landmark, developed a sense of awareness on homelessness, amazing animal homes and learned about owls. We also took part in lots of nice experiments for Science week which you will see from our pictures and this video Science Week
In Music, we listened to the song ‘Don’t Change Horses.’ We also learned the ‘Fruit Song’, ‘Tinga Layo’ and drew pictures to represent various music.
In Drama, we did role play, voice production, mime and freeze frames based on Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and Owl Babies.
For Art, we did a fruit bowl mosaic, watched a step-by-step video on drawing Goldilocks and the Three Bears, painted Owls and did some cool Winter Trees.
In SPHE, we looked at Fact or Fiction in relation to media, the different ways in which information can be communicated and designed our own advertisements!
In PE, we did Zumba dancing and we like to do playground games on a Friday! We also had Fyffe’s fitness squad come to the school and do a fitness session with us.
In Religion, we concentrated on celebrating the saints for the month of November, the importance of mass, Nano Nagle and learned about the beginning of Advent and what candles we might see in the church.
We hope you enjoy looking at all our pictures!
We are all excited to be back to school! First Class here we come! We want to welcome Ariana, a new girl that has joined our class this year. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.