Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Fun with 2-D Shapes

This week we are learning about 2-D shapes. The children made their own 2-D shapes using sticks and white tac, and then described their properties. They also sorted a variety of shapes into categories based on their properties. Hands-on activities make maths so much more enjoyable!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Grandparents Day!

Thanks to all the Grandparents who paid us a visit to celebrate Grandparents Day on Friday. The kids were thrilled to have been given the opportunity to show their appreciation for their Grannies and Grandads. We loved hearing all of the stories and favourite memories of school back in the day. The kids worked hard to prepare for the day by creating lovely art and learning songs and poems.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

January update!

Hi all,

It's hard to believe we're back in school almost a month since Christmas! Where does the time go?! I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas break, and ate lots of yummy food - I know I did! Here's a quick update on what we've been getting up to over the past couple of weeks...

In order to celebrate the commencement of 2018, we learned all about China and the Chinese New Year. We learned about the life of Chinese children and the differences between their daily life and ours. The children felt super fortunate that they have only five and a half hours of school in comparison to Chinese children, who are faced with 9 whole hours of school a day!! The children created Chinese paper lanterns which they decorated beautifully with cherry blossom flowers. They also made Chinese drums. Here are some pictures of the hard work the children put into their art and their China projects.

On the theme of new beginnings, we were lucky enough to have been given our own class tree to plant. We had great fun helping Rosemary and Gráinne plant our 3rd and 4th class silver birch tree. Here's a quick look at our gardeners at work...

Our writing genre of the month is report writing. Check out some of the gang hard at work, diligently carrying out their research and gathering information to create projects on ants and penguins.

That's all for now guys, thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to keep you updated with the goings-on in third and fourth class over the forthcoming weeks. I hope you all have a lovely week. 


Monday, 11 December 2017

Puppet Show!

Today was super exciting as we were lucky enough to have a puppet show put on for us in the green room. The set up was great! The show served the purpose of teaching the kids about the importance of doing our best, making smart choices and being kind to ourselves and others, as these are the moral principles that underpin the KNS code.

Young scientists at work

Hello everyone!

Here's a quick update on what we've been doing in science over the last couple of weeks. Recently we've been learning about rocks, so we became rock detectives for a day and investigated the many different types of rocks in the environment. We examined them closely and tested whether or not they are permeable. We also learned all about chemical reactions and made our very own lava lamps using just water, vegetable oil, food colouring and alka-seltzer tablets.

While we were learning about breathing and respiration, we created our very own model of the lungs using balloons, straws, plastic bags and bottles. The plastic bag acted as the diaphragm, and when we pulled it down the balloons filled with air, demonstrating exactly what happens in our lung when we breathe. Pretty cool! 

Welcome to 3rd and 4th class!

Hi everyone!
Due to some technical difficulties it has taken some time to get the third and fourth class blog up and running, but it's finally here and we're super excited to share what we've been getting up to with you all! Here's a quick sneak peak at some of our fantastic art work....

We really enjoyed creating our Native American dream catchers a couple of weeks ago. They were constructed using recycled goods from ReCreate (an amazing shop that provides old recyclable material, ideal for arts and crafts). I've never seen such deep concentration as the children intricately wove their webs. As you can see they turned out beautifully.

The children also painted some winter silhouettes (just in time for the subzero temperatures we're encountering at the moment). I was so impressed by their blending skills. We do have some budding artists here in third and fourth class.