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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.

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 |

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 |