• Middle Classroom

Middle Classroom

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils are taught by Ms. Dennehy. We love to do art and craft, play sports and sing songs. Our favourite activity is baking! Here we are baking oatmeal raisin cookies. Everyone loves to help out mixing, weighing and of course eating them!

A Busy January in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 11th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Music |

Happy New Year to you all from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  We have been learning about lots of new and exciting things since we came back after the Christmas break!  To develop the children’s literacy skills, they all wrote reports about their holidays!

We also enjoyed reading the book “The Magic Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton.  It took us a few months to get through it, but it was well worth the wait.  The children wrote book reports and scored the book out of ten.  Many gave it ten out of ten!

In Music, our theme for the month was “Toys”.  To support this work we listened  and responded to a piece of music called “The Toy Symphony” by Franz Joseph Haydn. 

We also created our own musical instruments using items from our homes and recyclable things!  Didn’t the children do a wonderful job?  They all make noise too!

In Gaeilge, we have been learning about “Ócáidí Speisialta” or “Special Occasions”.  We created our own invitations to a “cóisir” or “party”!

In Geography we have been learning all about the characteristics of Winter, which we hope has passed now for another few months!

We also learned about “The Water Cycle” and drew our own simple water cycles to consolidate this objective.

Well done on a great month’s work boys and girls!

Date posted: 11th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Music |

A Merry Christmas from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 22nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

December has been a very busy month in the run up to the Christmas Holidays!  In English, the children wrote their letters to Santa Claus!  They then went to the local post office to post them!

In Visual Arts, we had so much fun making Christmas decorations and cards for friends and family!

In Religious Education we wrote prayers asking God to bless those less fortunate than us, especially over the Christmas season and we wrote prayers for friends and family.

On Monday, 21st December, we had our Christmas Play “Hosanna Rock!” in St. Mary’s Church.  The children did a wonderful job!  We then had a party back in school and Santa came to visit the children!

Merry Christmas everybody!  See you all in the new year!

 

 

Date posted: 22nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

November News in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 2nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Winter is certainly here and the children have had a busy month in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  In Literacy, the children wrote their own shape poems about Winter.  They used snowmen and snowflake templates to create their wintery poems!

In History, we learned about the Totem Pole and the significance of the carvings on beautiful structures.  The children then created their own Totem Poles for all to see!

In Geography, we discussed various occupations and the children spoke about what they would like to do when they are older!  Some want to be doctors, vets and even movie stars!  Watch this space!

In Visual Arts, we learned about warm and cool colours on the spectrum.  The children then created their own “Leaping Lizards” using their choice of warm and cool colours….

We also created “Aliens and Robots” through the medium of collage.  Aren’t there some interesting creations on display?!

We also learned about the famous French Artist Henri Matisse and then re-created our own abstract art.

We also looked at types of houses and homes around the world.  We came to the conclusion that we are all very lucky to have the lovely homes that we do have! 

And finally, well done to the 4th Class pupils who visited our classroom on Monday, 30th November to read out stories from the books that they wrote themselves!  They did a wonderful job!  Here is a picture of a few of their creations!  Well done 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 2nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Hallowe’en from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have had a busy fortnight preparing for Hallowe’en in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  We made “Spooky Silhouettes” using black sugar paper and orange paint!  Don’t they look scary on the wall?!

We also made “Frankensteins” that can move their arms!

We all had to have a taste of some “Báirín Breac”….

One lucky boy found the “Fáinne”!

On 23rd October, the children dressed up as some very spooky characters and scared their poor teacher!!  Have a look at the huge effort that they put into their costumes!  Have a Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

 

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Autumn in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back from the pupils in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class.  It has been a very busy few weeks and the children have settled in very well for the first part of the term and have been working hard in all subject areas!  In English, the children wrote about their Summer holidays and they certainly did lots of exciting things!

In Religious Education, we have been discussing “Harvest Time” and we drew pictures to thank God for all the wonderful things we have on this earth at this plentiful time of year.

In SPHE we have been following the “Zippy’s Friends” programme which encourages children to deal with challenges in their lives.  Zippy is a stick insect and we read stories about him and the children he lives with.  We then discuss what to do in various situations.

In Visual Arts, we made jigsaws with each piece depicting a part of our lives, such as our family, friends, school and hobbies!

We also drew self-portraits of ourselves!

In Science and Geography, we have been learning all about hibernation, migration and interesting facts about animals. 

To support this work, we went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park, where the children had to identify various leaves, berries and nuts!  We had a great time!

And finally, in Maths, we were learning about 2D shapes.  To consolidate this work, we made “Over-lapping Shape Pictures” in Art.  Well done on great work this Autumn boys and girls!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |