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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.

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 |

A Marvellous March in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March has come and is almost finished and it certainly has been a busy month in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  To celebrate the wonderful work that our Mums do for us every day, we made beautiful bouquets and cards to give to them on Mothering Sunday!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the children created shamrocks with rainbows!

The children in 3rd class invented amazing machines that do all sorts of jobs for us.  One is a machine that does your homework and anything else you ask it to do.  Wouldn’t that be a great thing to have in your house?!

As the season of Spring has well and truly arrived, the children painted Spring pictures!

In Religious Education, we wrote our own class prayer and listened to the Easter Story.  We decorated the notice board with lots of palm leaves…

In English, the children wrote Acrostic Spring poems….

To celebrate Easter, we designed our own Easter eggs and wrote Easter poems also!

We also learned to sew over the past few weeks and made Easter chicks, rabbits and lambs!

Here are the finished animals!

To support our efforts in working towards our green flag for transport, Ms. Power organised an art competition.  Have a look at the entries from the middle room!

In Maths, the children in 3rd class created 2D shape pictures! 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!!

 

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Fantastic February Work in 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 2nd March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The shortest month of the year has flown by and once again the senior pupils have been busy completing work in lots of different areas.

In History we learned all about different explorers including Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan & Vasco De Gama. We also mapped their various journeys around the world!

We studied 3D shapes in Maths and made our own cones, cubes, pyramids & prisms. 6th class made isohedrons which have 20 sides!

In Art we made clay tiles and etched designs into them before painting them in bright colours.

We used our knowledge of symmetry from Maths to create these colourful symmetrical designs!

We were busy in English, 4th class read a story called ‘Glooskap and the Giant’ and illustrated these scenes from the story. They added their own adjectives to the pictures.

5th & 6th class designed posters for a concert they read about in their readers.

In SPHE we were learning about Staying Safe and after discussing the topic groups designed posters to show how people can stay safe at different activities.

Finally in Gaeilge we were learning about the topic ‘Mé Féin’ and drew these pictures of activities we do through the day from instructions in Irish.

Date posted: 2nd March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |