What a fantastic, amazing, fun filled and action packed day we had at our Sports Day in St. Mary's GAA pitch. Here are some of the pictures from the day!
Every Wednesday we bring laptops into our class to help us learn some valuable computer skills and interact with technology. We use Microsoft paint to help us learn how to draw and create images using software and different tools. The children absolutely love it! They have used it as a form of free writing and have brought their learning into the themes they have chosen to draw and write about. Again 'The Titanic' has features strongly and also 'The Life Cycle of a Frog'!
We went on our Lullymore heritage park. We had such a fantastic day. Have a look at our photos.
Over the past few weeks as part of the History curriculum we have submerged ourselves in the historical story of the Titanic and we are totally engrossed! It's taken over our learning! We've watched Youtube clips, read stories, acted out the timeline of events, built the Titanic during play and wrote about what happened. We even came up with some of our own theories as to why it sank!
As part of the Learn Together curriculum we took a trip to a Mosque. It was a great way to learn more about different religions and the class loved the chance to get to see what they had been learning about first hand. They had some really interesting questions to ask the speaker and we had some great discussions on it afterwards. Here are some photos of our day out.
The whole school got involved with World Autism Awareness Week again this year (27 March–2 April 2017) and it was a great success! The week and its activities helped raise awareness and the children learn and understand more about autism. We used sensation stations as part of our lessons on Autism. We enjoyed exploring boxes that are designed to arouse our senses, and discussing our reactions to them! We also had a guest speaker and her dog come speak to us.
We have been learning all about 2 D and 3 D shapes. Shapes are all around us! The children have been really clever in recognising different shapes that they already know such as circle, square, rectangle and triangle. They have now moved on to learn some new 3 D shape such as cube, cuboid, pyramid, cone and cylinder. In maths we have been focusing on what makes the 2 D shapes and 3 D shapes different from each other! We have been using language such as sides, straight sides, curved sides, long and short sides, faces, corners and roll. We have been counting the sides on each shape and we now know that a rectangle has 2 straight long sides and 2 straight short sides, a square has 4 straight sides of all the same length, a triangle has 3 straight sides and a circle has one curved side that goes around and around. We have also being counting the faces and corners of each 3 D shape. Check out some of the photos of us working in maths sorting 2 D from 3 D shapes
Can you figure out this is? Its made from 3 D shapes during our play rota!