We were so excited last Friday when we had our first G.A.A. training session with Coach Peter. Peter will be working with us until the mid-term teaching us Gaelic football and hurling. On Friday, we started our Gaelic football training and had a great time. We are looking forward to the next session already!
This week is STEM week in school where we are celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Yesterday, we got to have a go at the school's brand new laptops! We learned how to paint and type on the laptops.
Today, fourth class came to visit our classroom and taught us how to play a brilliant maths game! We are looking forward to the rest of the week!
We are having great fun in our Maths lessons at the moment. Last week we learned all about money and this week we are learning about patterns. Check out our peg boards!
,Last Wednesday first class went on a brilliant class trip to a Gurdwara which is a Sikh place of worship.
After first break, we all got on a double-decker bus which took us to the Gurdwara. When we arrived everybody took off their shoes and put a scarf on before entering the Gurdwara as a sign of respect for the special place. Inside, everybody sat on the carpet. We learned that Sikh's believe that it is importat that everybody sits on the ground in the Gurdwara to show that everybody is equal.
Then the people from the Gurdwara explained some more Sikh beliefs. We learned about the 5Ks which are 5 special items that Sikhs' wear. They are the Kesh (hair), Kanga (comb), Kara (steel bracelet), Kachera (special underwear) and Kirpan (dagger).
Afterwards, we were brought into the langar which is a special kitchen in the Gurdwara. We were invited to sit down and the people brought us food to eat. They explained that all visitors to the Gurdwara are invited to eat and share food.
It was a fantastic learning experience for first class and we had a brilliant day!