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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.

Maths Trail in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 3rd March 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics |

On Wednesday, 29th February, the Junior Room did a Maths Trail on car registration numbers parked inside and outside the school grounds.

The children worked in pairs to identify the year, county and registration numbers of 10 cars.

After much investigating, we discovered that there were more “KK” car registrations parked outside than any other registrations.  We also saw a Longford (L) registration plate as well as a Wicklow (WW) registration plate which we hadn’t expected to find!

The children worked so well together and had great fun predicting, investigating and recording numbers in our school environment!

 

Well done Junior Room!

Date posted: 3rd March 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics |

November has been busy in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st December 2011 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Visual Arts |

The Junior Room experimented with papier mache this November and made our own homemade maracas out of yoghurt cartons. Have a look at all the hard work we did with paper and wallpaper paste!!

Here are our painted maracas in action!

 

 In Maths, we made a Class Calendar for the Junior Classroom. Each child was given a month to draw a picture on and then we marked all our birthdays in on our very own calendar! It was great fun to do and the end result looks fantastic! Here are some photographs of the calendar for the next 2 months!

 

 

The children also learned about Healthy Eating in SESE. We decorated our own fruit and vegetables using pieces of magazines. We learned lots of interesting facts about Fruit and Vegetables too. Did you know that tomatoes and peppers are actually fruit and not vegetables!!

We also integrated Maths into our work on Fruit & Vegetables. We made our own Bar Charts displaying the preferred fruit & vegetables of the children in our classroom! Here are the results: carrots are the favourite vegetable and apples and grapes are the favourite fruit!!

 

In art, we looked at Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “A Starry Night” and we learned some interesting facts about his work. The children really enjoyed using new metallic colouring pencils to colour their own drawing of his painting on black sugar paper. Have a look at the children’s fantastic drawings!

 

 The children also learned lots of new letters and words in English. The letter “p” inspired us all to make our own mini pizzas. We chose fruit & vegetables to put on our own pizzas and of course we had great fun eating them!

 

 

 

 

As it’s the first month of Winter, the children had to get started on something cool in SESE!!We learned about the history & culture of the Inuit People and so we designed our own parka for an eskimo!

 

 

 

Date posted: 1st December 2011 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Visual Arts |

Autumn Activities in 2nd & 3rd Class

Date posted: 6th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science |

We have been very busy in 2nd and 3rd class completing lots of exciting things, some revolving around the theme of Autumn.  Have a look at our photos…

We made Autumn Frames using cardboard and tiny woodchips.  The children then decorated the frames with Autumn Leaves.

We learned a poem called “Duilleoga Deasa” in Irish and completed a collage of Autumn leaves in various colours.

In Science, the children were divided into groups and given a bird to research.  They were looking for information on the internet and in our class library and then recorded their findings.  We learned lots about the magpie, the robin, the thrush, the swallow and the owl.  Here is a picture of our mini-project on our class wall.

In Maths, we completed a traffic survey just outside the school grounds.  We recorded our results on a giant graph in our classroom.  The children were disappointed that not many tractors passed the school!

Date posted: 6th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science |

Junior Classroom – Maths work

Date posted: 9th March 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics | Tagged , |

Abbey: I used rectangles for my art work on shapes. It was great fun tracing around it.

Date posted: 9th March 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics | Tagged , |