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We have great resources for the teaching of mathematics to all classes, including maths software, posters, manipulatives, blocks and other useful things.

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 |

Summertime Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 9th July 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Both May and June have been very busy months for Junior and Senior Infants. We started off the theme of summer by making our own Beautiful Butterflies using metallic and pearlescent paints!!

           In English, the children enjoyed listening and responding to a selection of fairytales. Didn’t they do a great job drawing their favourite fairytale?

We have been busy learning “Time” in Maths and in response to all our hard work on the topic, we made our own “Clock Creatures!”

In SESE, we conducted a traffic survey outside our school. We discovered that cars are the most frequent form of transport through our town and silver is the most popular colour too! The children worked in pairs to mark off their form of transport every time it passed!

In Art, the children made their own “Twirling Ladybirds” which we hung up to show off their swirls and twirls!!

The children enjoyed learning lots of new songs in Music too! They even made their own paper plate maracas filled with pasta, rice and lots of other materials to create different sounds to play along to the beat and rhythm of many songs!

In History the children talked about their families and their homes. In light of this,  they drew their own family inside a lollipop stick home!

We also drew pictures in response to our school tour at Dunmore East Adventure Centre. You can see from our pictures below that there was archery, caving and kayaking involved!!

Finally, just before our holidays, we made Father’s Day ties in Religion to acknowledge people in our lives who are father figures to us. The children modelled these ties which we hoped would be worn for a short while on Father’s Day!

A final big thank you this school year to all the children in the Infant Classroom who have worked so hard all year. You have been a pleasure to teach and I hope you all have a well deserved Summer Break! See you all back at school in August!

Date posted: 9th July 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Summer Term in the Senior Room

Date posted: 9th June 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

It has as always been another busy and productive term in the Senior Room. As the end of another school year approaches here are some of the things we have been studying and learning about.

In Art we made pretty Cherry Blossom Trees from tissue paper. We also created a Minibeast Scene and framed it.

After travelling to Dunmore East for our school tour we used the theme of the sea for another art lesson and created these picture frames using shells.

While studying Science we learned all about the Space and in our groups we made a Solar System.

We have also been learning about temperature, materials and rocks and soils. We did lots of experiments  including one to see how heat travels through air. The heat rising from the radiator moved the snakes! This is called convection!

We also looked at various types of soil and the layers that are found in soil.

6th Class were busy in Maths studying co-ordinates and designed their own town on a grid plotting the co-ordinates of different landmarks.

4th Class also completed lots of work making tessellating shapes and discussing and recording ‘chance’ outcomes.

In Music we listened to a song from the musical ‘West Side Story’ and designed these posters to advertise the musical.

In English 5th and 6th Class read all about the platypus and drew and labelled a diagram of one. We discovered that they are very unusual creatures!

Date posted: 9th June 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

April Work in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 28th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Isn’t it hard to believe that April is almost over?  The children in 1st, 2nd & 3rd class have worked very hard indeed throughout the month!  After returning from the Easter holidays, the children wrote about what they got up to!

In Maths, the children in 3rd class learned about symmetry and then drew the other half of various pictures!

In Visual Arts, we looked at ways of drawing cartoon characters.  We found that the easiest way was to break the image in to smaller parts and draw them bit by bit.  The children did a wonderful job!

In SESE, the children in 1st and 2nd class learned all about the Sun, Moon and Planet Earth. 

In Science, we looked at the lifecycle of a plant, discussing the various stages and drawing them and labelling them.

To support and further understand this life cycle, we planted our own cress seeds!  First we got soil from the school garden…

Then we planted the seeds…..

Then, we watered them daily and exposed them to sunlight and waited patiently! 

We also learned about the frog in Science, learning that these amphibians are cold-blooded and have vertebrates.  To support this work, we made frog paperweights!

In SPHE, we discussed bullying and how to deal with it.  We made a fun game that has lots of suggestions to help people deal with bullies!  Some suggestions are to stay away from them or tell an adult you trust.

The children in 3rd class were set a challenge to invent a game that was made from everyday items and that did not cost any money.  They then had to present the games to their classmates.  One pupil in 3rd class went to huge effort to create a “Nature Guessing Game” with lots of things from the outside world.  She even made a wordsearch based on the items.  Wasn’t that a lot of work?

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

 

Date posted: 28th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

March Madness in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Another month has come and gone and the Junior Classroom have been hard at work once again in all subject areas. It’s been a month of celebrations too with St. Patrick’s Day, Mothering Sunday and also all the Easter Preparations!

We started off the month by making Easter Cards for our penpals in Finland. They needed to be done early so that they would get to them in time for their Easter Break!

This month we’ve focused on doing paired work in many subject areas!

In P.E. we did simple paired orienteering activities whereby the children had to explore and investigate the area around them and record the information they found on a worksheet.

The children also made their own St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Sheet in pairs and then the whole class played Bingo together which is always great fun!!

In Art the children “Took a line for a walk in a Shamrock” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

In SESE, the children learned the names of many garden and Spring flowers. In support of all that they learned, they made a beautiful Spring bouquet which they brought home as another gift for Mothering Sunday!

For Mothering Sunday, the children made some chocolate hearts together which they wrapped up in tin foil and put inside their  colourful teacup cards! We also put a teabag inside as what’s a teacup without a teabag! 🙂

 

In preparation for Book Week, the children made their own spaceships out of paper plates to show you the places and people they like to visit in stories.

We think “Reading is out of this World!”

Ms. Power and the Green School’s Committee put our drawing to the test in a Whole School Drawing Competition on Transport!

Didn’t they do a great job drawing their favourite form of transport!

In Religion, the children drew pictures for the Bishop’s Annual Poster Competition on the theme of “Travelling in the Bible”

Before our Easter Holidays, we worked with clay to make our very own Egg Cups!

Finally and most importantly, we got to make & decorate our Easter Cupcakes and Basket for our Easter Treats!!

Well done Junior Classroom on such great work during a very, very busy month!

Happy Easter Everybody! 🙂

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |