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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.

Marvellous March!

Date posted: 2nd April 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

As always we have been working very hard in the Senior Room during the month of March. We’ve completed lots of work in different areas.

In English we finished reading our novel ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ by Marita Conlon-McKenna. We really enjoyed it as it was based during The Great Famine, a topic we also learned about in history. 4th class made ‘Magic Ball’ predictions as to how they thought the story would end and later we all wrote a ‘Book Review’ about the novel.

In Gaeilge we listened to instructions from our teacher and created these beautiful pictures based on the theme ‘An tEarrach.’

In art we learned all about the artist Matisse and made these paper collages inspired by his work!

 

In maths class 5th and 6th class were learning all about circles and 4th about tessellating shapes. Here are some circular designs created by 5th class and interesting tessellating shapes created by 4th class.

Finally in science we learned all about rusting. We carried out experiments using different metals and normal and salty water to see what metal rusted and which water caused more rusting to occur.

As you can see there was rust on some metals but not all and salt water definitely caused more rusting!

Date posted: 2nd April 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

2014 starts off with a bang in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 3rd February 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have started off 2014 with a bang! Look at their handprint fireworks below to celebrate a New Year!

In Art, the children enjoyed looking at and responding to the work of Georgia O’ Keefe and in so doing created their own flowers in appreciation of her artwork! Didn’t they do a fantastic job?

We learned all about Winter in Geography and had great fun designing our own mittens for the 3 Little Kittens!

In Science, we made our own owls to support work we covered on “Nocturnal Animals”.

Did you know that otters and toads are nocturnal animals?

In Maths, we had great fun playing Bingo with our classmates using our School’s Bingo Machine!

Finally, in Gaeilge, we have been learning all about “An Aimsir”. We made our own “scáthanna báistí” in response to the work of the Dutch artist,  Piet Mondrian.

Well done and thank you to all the children for their hard work again this year!

 

Date posted: 3rd February 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts |

November News from the Senior Room!

Date posted: 4th December 2013 | Category Blog, English, History, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

As always we have been working hard during the month of November. We have completed lots of work in all subject areas. In English 5th and 6th class read about Polar animals and wrote up information on the different creatures they studied.

 

They also read a story called Catty Bimbar, Pirate Cat and designed comic strips based on the story, while 4th class wrote a character description of a washerwoman from a story they read called The Cloud Washerwoman.

In art we studied the work of Cubist artists such as Picasso and Mondrian. We then painted our own pictures based on the painting Composition in Red ,Blue and Yellow by Mondrian.

We also looked at a form of art known as Pointillism and painted our own pictures using cotton buds to create dots of paint.

In history we learned about the Celts and Romans. We learned lots of interesting facts such as the types of houses they lived in, entertainment they had, the Roman army and religious beliefs.

 

 

Finally in maths 4th class learned all about symmetry. They drew symmetrical pictures and created symmetrical pizzas!

Date posted: 4th December 2013 | Category Blog, English, History, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

November News in the Infant Classroom!

Date posted: 2nd December 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have had yet another busy month in the Junior Classroom. In Art, the children drew a portrait of another member of their class. Didn’t they do a great job? 

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 Can you guess who is who?

This month, the Whole School started the “Food Dudes” Programme. We have had great fun tasting and eating fruit and vegetables every day and we are all feeling and looking stronger too! In support of the work covered on Keeping Healthy in Science, the children designed their own “Food Dude Figures” by filling them with plenty of fruit and vegetables!!

 In English, the children made their own “Handprint Hedgehogs” for the letter “h” and they also learned about “Hibernation” too!

Did you know that ladybirds and wasps hibernate in Winter?

The class visited the library this month for a storytelling session with Mary, the librarian. They also got to pick out some books to bring back to our classroom library!!

The children learned about Friendship in SPHE. They made their own “Friendly Flowers” and also coloured in words to describe what makes a good friend!

Do you recognise all the friendly faces inside our flowers?

Finally, the children made their own “Shapely People” by tracing around 2D shapes in Maths.

Well done to all the children for all their hard work again this month! 🙂

 

Date posted: 2nd December 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

April Activities in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

This April, the Junior Classroom have been learning a lot of new topics in all subject areas. In Gaeilge, the children have been “ag siopadóireacht sa siopa bia.” The children have learned how to converse in Irish when buying food in a shop. Take a look at all their practice!

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In Science, the children planted their very own sunflower seeds and they also conducted an experiment showing that seeds need light, soil and water in order to grow properly.

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Very soon, the children will be bringing home their sunflower seedlings which they will need to plant in a flowerbed at home.

 

 In Art, the children made their own “Jumping Frogs” out of paper plates.

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The children have been learning about 2D shapes in Maths and to support all their work, they designed their own “Shapely Robots” with shape stencils!!

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In SPHE, the children engaged in many activities to explore “Our 5 Senses.”

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One of the more enjoyable activities was the tasting session of food to establish where we taste them on our tongues. We tasted lemon (bitter-back of tongue), jelly tots (sweet-tip of tongue), natural yoghurt (sour-sides at the back) and salty crisps (salt-sides at the front).

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The children also drew their favourite things to hear, see, smell, touch and of course taste!!

In History, the children have been learning about different types of homes. They designed a poster of their house for our Wandesforde Estate Agent Display!

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Finally in English, we have been revising many letters. For the letter “p” , we wrote our own “Party Invitations” to one of our friends!

 Well done to all the children on their continuing enthusiasm and hard work this month!

 

Date posted: 1st May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |