Welcome to 4th Class! We have had a busy but fun start to the year! Our Gaelic Football skills are improving each week during PE, along with some other games and activities. We are following the results in the Rugby World Cup with anticipation and completed projects on the countries participating. We used the iPads to research our countries and to play some Maths games. Some of us constructed landmarks from the countries we were exploring using Lego or other materials. We love the creativity! We explored colours, shading and lines during Art to create visible and invisible self-portraits, autumn leaves and to complete a piece of art that began from a simple dot. We have been exploring rhythm, beat and pulse in music, composing and performing our own raps. We explored the story, 'The Children of Lir', in History and learned a lot about our skin, our respiratory system and circulatory system in Science. Have a look at some of what we have been up to below!
Last week our class participated in the Andy Gibbon's Hurling Tournament, a tournament which has been running for 15 years now. We had great fun and really enjoyed a lovely sunny day up in Stepaside where we played against lots of other Third Class children from different schools. One of our teams qualified in their group for their final which was played in Naomh Olaf's GAA Club on Wednesday. They finished runners-up after a very narrow 1-0 defeat. Congratulations to all the boys and girls in the class! The school are really proud of you! Thanks to Naomh Olaf's GAA Club for organising the tournament.
Have a look at some of the things we have been creating in Third Class recently! We worked in groups to research the Egyptians on the iPads. We then created projects and presented them to the class. We explored colour-mixing in Art, with a focus on the primary and secondary colours and tinting. We designed very detailed and creative pictures for the Comórtas Ealaíne as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and, to celebrate World Book Day, we drew wonderful images of us reading books that we enjoy. Keep an eye out for much more over the coming weeks!
Welcome to 2nd Class
Here you will find all of our educational adventures into the Irish Primary School Curriculum.
The Water Cycle
Over the past few weeks second class have been covering the theme of 'Water' in different subjects. We have been paying particular attention to the water cycle in the Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum. We used our new interactive board to draw the cycle.
'Under the Sea' Clay Art
Water Proof Materials
Second Class tested different materials on their ability to resist water. We used our problem solving skills to design and create our very own boats and put them to the test. They were placed in water and our keen-eyed second class scientists observed whether they sank or floated.