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February Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Another month has come and gone and the Junior Classroom have been busy once again!

At the start of the month, the children paid a visit to the Firestation in Castlecomer in support of work they have covered in Geography on “People who Help Us”

The children enjoyed learning all about the equipment on the fire engine and they particularly enjoyed sitting at the front of the fire engine!

A Big Thank you to Philip, Richie and Willie for a great tour of the Fire Station. The children really enjoyed their morning there!

During the month, we celebrated St. Valentine’s Day. Take a look at the  “Love Bugs” and Valentine Postcards the children made!

As well as this, the children made their own Heart Butter Cookies as a little treat for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day 🙂

In English, the children revised many letters of the alphabet. In support of the letter “C” the children made their own “Colourful Clowns”

The children worked with clay in Art this month and made some Slithery Snakes!

In Music, the children enjoyed learning songs about “Teddies” They brought in their favourite teddy to show their friends too!

The children drew pictures for the Annual Texaco Art Competition! Here is a glimpse of some of their entries!

In Maths, the children learned about 3D Shapes and made their favourite 3D Shape!

Finally, in SESE, the children explored the theme of “Farming” and designed their own farmyard scene!

 Well done Junior & Senior Infants on a great month’s work 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

2015 gets off to a busy start in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

January certainly has been full of fun and different activities in the Senior Room. In Art we made frosty winter branches from tin foil and parchment paper

We also experimented drawing different types of lines and created these colourful patterns.

Weather was a theme we studied in Geography, Gaeilge and Art. We made these thunderstorm scenes and drew pictures, reading the instructions ‘as Gaeilge.’

In English 4th class wrote up their New Years Resolutions for 2015. They also enjoyed reading about spiders in their readers, writing acrostic poems on the topic and information about different spiders.

In Maths they worked on Symmetry and completed these symmetrical pictures!

We studied the Digestive System in Science and each group in the room drew the Digestive System.

We listened to a piece of music called ‘The Snow is Dancing’ by Debussy and drew pictures in response to the music.

Happy New Year to everyone from 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

A Great Start to the New Year in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 6th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts |

The New Year has well and truly begun by now and it has been a topic the children have enjoyed this January. In support of it, the children made their own New Year’s Hat for all the celebrations!

In History, the children enjoyed drawing pictures to give the class a snapshot of their Winter Break!

The whole class made a Class Calendar for the New Year in Maths and they then recorded their birthdays and school holidays on it so we can see what’s happening in the weeks and months ahead!

In Geography, the children explored the theme of Winter and designed their own snowflakes using glitter. They also practised their cutting skills!

The children have had great fun learning about flight in Science. In particular, they really enjoyed making their own loop airplanes which they tested outside just to see how far they can travel!!

In Gaeilge, the children have been exploring the theme “An Aimsir” They drew their own pictures of the different weather forms as a listening and responding exercise!

 During the month, the children participated in the Local Deenside Players’ Art Competition for the Pantomime “Pirates of the Caribbean”. They all did a fantastic job on their pictures as you can see from the pictures below!

A big congratulations to Aoife Cafolla in Senior Infants who was one of the winners in the competition and whose artwork is now printed in the pantomime programme!

In Maths, the children engaged in a new number game called “The Dice Game” which they thoroughly enjoyed playing with their friends and family!

Finally in SPHE, the children made their own family shields showing pictures of what makes their families special!

Well done to all the children on all their hard work this January. It’s been a great start to a New Year!

Date posted: 6th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts |

Happy Christmas Everybody from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 23rd December 2014 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

December has been a very busy month for the school. We had our Funky Kids Show the week of the Christmas Holidays which the children really enjoyed!

The children did a fantastic job on both nights! Well done to you all! Thank You to Denis and Olivia for all their time, patience and energy in the production of yet another great show!

In preparation for Christmas, we first posted our letters to Santa in the Post Office.

 We also drew Christmas Pictures for our penpals in Finland

and we played “Reindeer Drive” with our partners in Maths.

We listened to the story of “The Gingerbread Man” in English and explored the theme further by making our very own Gingerbread Men!

Firstly, we made the dough and then used cutters to create the shape of the Gingerbread Man!

We all had a job to do in baking these delicious treats!

In Art, we painted and designed our own Gingerbread Men using metallic paints!

This month, the children have also been learning about penguins and their habitat in SESE. In support of this, we made penguins using toilet roll inserts!

Did you know that a baby penguin is called a “chick”

In R.E. the children created their own Angels from the Christmas Story!

You might just recognise these angels!!

Finally, the children upcycled some old CDs to make their very own Sparkly Christmas Tree Decorations!

Well done to all the children on a great month’s work. Enjoy the Christmas Break and we’ll see you all in 2015 🙂

Date posted: 23rd December 2014 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

November News in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 2nd December 2014 | Category Blog, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During November, the Junior Classroom have enjoyed learning all about the weather in SESE. We have been busy recording the daily weather on our weather chart!

 We also made some beautiful rainbows to brighten up our classroom this Winter, using rolled up coloured crepe paper and cotton wool!

In SPHE, the children have been learning about “Feelings” They expressed their feelings of anger, sadness, happiness and fear using various colours and lines 🙂

During the month, the children investigated 2D shapes in Maths. In support of this, they traced around some 2D shapes and using a ruler they joined them to a vanishing point!

Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

In English the children have been learning many letters again this month. For the letter “w” the children designed their very own “Woolly Winter Hats”

The children also designed and experimented with their own helicopters in Science to see which fly the best and why.

We discovered that the smaller the helicopter, the quicker it reaches the ground first. The bigger the helipcopter, the slower it falls! 🙂

In support of literacy in our school, the children went on their first trip to the library in Castlecomer this school year! The children particularly enjoyed the storytelling workshop.

Thank you Mary!

The children also got the opportunity to explore the library and pick some books to bring back to our classroom library!

Finally, we have been very busy practising our songs and preparing our costumes for the Funky Kids Show in December.

Here is just a sneak peek of some of our creative efforts!!

We are all looking forward to the Funky Kids Shows and we hope you are too!! See you all in December 🙂

Date posted: 2nd December 2014 | Category Blog, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |