Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Theme - Hobbies and Interests

As part of our theme of Hobbies and Interests this month, we visited the playground. We are familiar with names and purpose of equipment and we also discussed and followed rules for keeping safe in the playground.


 

Friday, 16 February 2018

Ten at Ten

We are an active school and this January and February we have been taking part in Operation Transformation - Ten at Ten. At 10am each morning, we do 10 minutes of exercise.




We enjoy the activities. We find it 'wakes us up' and gets our brain ready for work.

Music - Rhythm

We use the following programme to listen to rhythms. We are focusing on ta, ti-ti and rest rhythms.

The Rhythm Trainer

Pancake Tuesday/Valentine's Day

We were very happy to have pancakes at school today.We thank Mrs Sweeney, Mrs McCafferty, Michelle, Susan and Erica for cooking and preparing them for us.



For our Valentine's Art, we looked at the famous artist Kandinsky and used his 'concentric' style to draw hearts. We painted using warm colours.


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Catholic Schools Week

Our favourite day of Catholic Schools Week is Grandparents Day. We had a special mass for our grandparnts and were delighted that some of them could visit our classroom to talk about their lives as children.



We celebrate St. Brigid's Day today and made St. Brigid's crosses. We hope to put up in our homes to keep us safe for the year ahead.





Wednesday, 31 January 2018

January Maths

Length
We find things in our classroom more/less/about the same as 1 metre.

 

January - An Aimsir

January has been a busy month in our classroom. Our theme was An Aimsir and it was a great month for studying the weather as it was very changeable and interesting. We kept a weather diary and recorded wind, snow, sleet, cloud and rain. We learned about temperature and recorded air temperature in our classroom and yard.

Some of the interactive activities we used were:
Weather Report
Barnaby Bear Weather

We read a story called 'Whatever the Weather' and it inspired us to think about how the weather affects our lives. We wrote sentences on the activities we enjoy, 'whatever the weather'.



Another story we enjoyed was 'Lost and Found'. We read the story by Oliver Jeffers and watched the movie.

Lost and Found

Our Artwork