As our date to move to our beautiful new school inches ever closer, we have been doing some work to prepare for the move. Caitríona sent around the drawings of our new school, so we could find our new classroom and become familiar with the layout of the building.
During Art class, we used clay to create our own small version of our current school building. This building is where we have spent 4 and a half years of our time in primary school, so we wanted something to remember it by! Take a look at some of our creations!
Last week, we went for a walk to take a look at our new building!
We have been busy in P.E. over the last two months. During the month of October, we were learning about Games - mainly focusing on developing our football, basketball and hockey skills. In November, we were learning about Athletics - running, jumping and throwing. Check out some action shots from our lessons!
During the months of October and November, we have been learning a little about the geography of Ireland.
We learned about the four provinces, identifying the counties in each. We have also been learning about some of the rivers, focusing on those which flow through the main cities in Ireland. We used our atlases to help us with our work and also played some great games on the school iPads and chromebooks.
You can try the rivers game here and the counties game here!
In September, we have been doing drawing as part of the Visual Arts curriculum. Last week, we tried drawing some of our classmates in various poses.
Check out the poses and some of our drawings!
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We have been learning lots about the environment over the past couple of weeks. Yesterday, we joined the rest of our school and millions of children worldwide, when we went on strike for climate change. Check out some of our photos from the strike.
We came up with some ideas which can make a small difference:
- Walk more
- Use bikes & public transport
- Get more electric cars
- Plant more trees
- Give money to charities to help the environment
- Use less electricity
- Recycle as much as we can
- Re-use old things instead of dumping them
We also had some ideas which we would love the government to hear:
- Give farmers money to plant trees instead of having lots of cows
- Make better public transport so people can stop using their cars
- Get more boats instead of airplanes, to reduce emissions
- Make electric cars cheaper so everyone can have them
- Ban plastic from shops
The boys and girls in 1st class have been working hard since our trip to Dublin Zoo to create a mini zoo of their own at home. The effort they put in was tremendous! Each child researched their chosen animal and recreated a zoo enclosure for this animal. We had an open day in our zoo and all the classes visited. Everyone was very excited to learn about the different animals. We are incredibly proud of the work put into this project and each child should be proud of thier achievement!
Sports Day is happening this Friday! This year, the children in each class will partcipate in team events. The teams have been split as below and it would be great if the children could wear a t-shirt or jumper of their team colour on the day.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the day in their team colours!
Thank you :)
Both First Classes enjoyed a wonderful School Tour to Dublin Zoo this term. We saw a lot of exotic animals and had a guided tour of the African Plains! All the boys and girls in First Class really enjoyed this trip and we were very proud of how they represented our school. Here are some of our pictures.
Lots of things have been happening in 1st Class this spring! Our hedgehogs have finally woken up and we found them on the hunt for some food! We have won 'Cleanest Bathroom' twice now, with the help of Angela and Jerry, our new plants. Some fairies have made our classroom their home and they've been writing letters to us and much much more. Come and see our pictures!