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Mathematics

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

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 |

Magnificent May Work!

Date posted: 30th May 2014 | Category Blog, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have certainly been busy during May in 4th, 5th and 6th Class. As always the boys and girls have worked really hard and produced great work!

In maths we learned all about 3D shapes and made our own 3D shapes. As well as making pyramids, prisms, cubes and cuboids some pupils made dodecahedrons which have 12 sides and isohedrons which have 20 sides!

In science we learned all about minibeasts. We wrote up information on lots of different minibeasts and illustrated our work.

In art we created our own minibeasts, weren’t the pupils creative?!

We also went on a minibeast hunt around the school grounds. We know that minibeasts are found on the underside of leaves, under stones, in the cracks of walls ,in leaf litter under trees and flying about in the air.

 

 

Lots of creatures were spotted and we marked them off on the sheets we had.

In science we also learned about flowers looking at the different parts of flowers and the functions of each part. We labelled flowers to show their different parts.

In art we created colourful prints using our rubber printers and stampers. We also painted tropical fish using bright metallic paints and cotton buds for the fish.

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Chorus Day took place on May 18th and we learned all about the Dawn Chorus in assembly. Did you know that some birds sing very early at about 4am but some only wake at 6am to join in!

Date posted: 30th May 2014 | Category Blog, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Bring on the Summer!

Date posted: 27th May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Summer is here at last and during the month of May, the children in the Junior Classroom have been busy in all subject areas.

In SPHE, the children drew pictures of what their “Senses” look forward to in the Summer!

The taste of ice cream was a definite favourite!!

We have also been learning about the Life Cycle of the Frog in Science!

Did you know that male frogs are the only frogs that sing!!

In Art, the children listened and responded to the work of Vincent Van Gogh. They drew their own copy of his painting “Sunflowers” using oil pastels.

Haven’t we some budding artists in our school!

We also spent some time looking at patterns and colours on flags from around the world in Geography this month. The children coloured in a flag from a country as well as a picture of a person wearing the traditional clothing from their country.

Finally in Maths, the children made their own Busy Bees in response to a number poem we have been learning called “5 Busy Bees”.

We all helped out printing the hive with yellow paint and bubble wrap for a real honeycomb effect!

Well done everybody for being busy little bees this month again!!

Date posted: 27th May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Happy Easter Everyone!

Date posted: 20th April 2014 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Easter, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Another month is nearly over and once again the Junior Classroom have been busy little bees!!

In Art, the children had fun rolling up crepe paper into balls to create their very own Cherry Blossom. Did you know that the Cherry Blossom originally came from Japan?

As part of the Maths Curriculum, the children played their own Numbers Game called “Daffodil Drive” in pairs.

In Music, the children drew pictures in response to “Dance of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky.

We have some budding artists in the Junior Room as you can see from their detailed drawings 🙂

We also have been learning how to play basketball with Joe Byrne. Thank You Joe for all the fun, skills and games each week. The children really enjoyed it!

In R.E. the children drew their own pictures for the Bishop’s Poster Competition based on the theme of “Bringing Hope”

In celebration of Easter, the children designed their own polystyrene eggs and …..

they also made their own cute & colourful Easter Chicks!

Finally as an end of term treat, the children welcomed a new member, Sally, into their school for the day!

The children really enjoyed  petting the baby lamb.

Thank you to Derry and Jackie Neale for giving the children the opportunity to meet & greet Sally!!

Well done to all the children again for all their enthusiasm and hard work this month. Enjoy the well deserved Easter Break everyone and I’ll see you all in the Summer Term!!

Date posted: 20th April 2014 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Easter, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |