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Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) is taught to all classes. We use the “Follow Me” series. Each week we have an assembly which is delivered by one of the class teachers. At Assembly, the star of the week is annouced to all children. It is a very exciting time. On a Friday, Canon Thomas Sherlock, our rector, comes into the school and teaches RE to 4th, 5th and 6th class children.

Autumn in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back from the pupils in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class.  It has been a very busy few weeks and the children have settled in very well for the first part of the term and have been working hard in all subject areas!  In English, the children wrote about their Summer holidays and they certainly did lots of exciting things!

In Religious Education, we have been discussing “Harvest Time” and we drew pictures to thank God for all the wonderful things we have on this earth at this plentiful time of year.

In SPHE we have been following the “Zippy’s Friends” programme which encourages children to deal with challenges in their lives.  Zippy is a stick insect and we read stories about him and the children he lives with.  We then discuss what to do in various situations.

In Visual Arts, we made jigsaws with each piece depicting a part of our lives, such as our family, friends, school and hobbies!

We also drew self-portraits of ourselves!

In Science and Geography, we have been learning all about hibernation, migration and interesting facts about animals. 

To support this work, we went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park, where the children had to identify various leaves, berries and nuts!  We had a great time!

And finally, in Maths, we were learning about 2D shapes.  To consolidate this work, we made “Over-lapping Shape Pictures” in Art.  Well done on great work this Autumn boys and girls!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |

Summertime Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 9th July 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Both May and June have been very busy months for Junior and Senior Infants. We started off the theme of summer by making our own Beautiful Butterflies using metallic and pearlescent paints!!

           In English, the children enjoyed listening and responding to a selection of fairytales. Didn’t they do a great job drawing their favourite fairytale?

We have been busy learning “Time” in Maths and in response to all our hard work on the topic, we made our own “Clock Creatures!”

In SESE, we conducted a traffic survey outside our school. We discovered that cars are the most frequent form of transport through our town and silver is the most popular colour too! The children worked in pairs to mark off their form of transport every time it passed!

In Art, the children made their own “Twirling Ladybirds” which we hung up to show off their swirls and twirls!!

The children enjoyed learning lots of new songs in Music too! They even made their own paper plate maracas filled with pasta, rice and lots of other materials to create different sounds to play along to the beat and rhythm of many songs!

In History the children talked about their families and their homes. In light of this,  they drew their own family inside a lollipop stick home!

We also drew pictures in response to our school tour at Dunmore East Adventure Centre. You can see from our pictures below that there was archery, caving and kayaking involved!!

Finally, just before our holidays, we made Father’s Day ties in Religion to acknowledge people in our lives who are father figures to us. The children modelled these ties which we hoped would be worn for a short while on Father’s Day!

A final big thank you this school year to all the children in the Infant Classroom who have worked so hard all year. You have been a pleasure to teach and I hope you all have a well deserved Summer Break! See you all back at school in August!

Date posted: 9th July 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

March Madness in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Another month has come and gone and the Junior Classroom have been hard at work once again in all subject areas. It’s been a month of celebrations too with St. Patrick’s Day, Mothering Sunday and also all the Easter Preparations!

We started off the month by making Easter Cards for our penpals in Finland. They needed to be done early so that they would get to them in time for their Easter Break!

This month we’ve focused on doing paired work in many subject areas!

In P.E. we did simple paired orienteering activities whereby the children had to explore and investigate the area around them and record the information they found on a worksheet.

The children also made their own St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Sheet in pairs and then the whole class played Bingo together which is always great fun!!

In Art the children “Took a line for a walk in a Shamrock” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

In SESE, the children learned the names of many garden and Spring flowers. In support of all that they learned, they made a beautiful Spring bouquet which they brought home as another gift for Mothering Sunday!

For Mothering Sunday, the children made some chocolate hearts together which they wrapped up in tin foil and put inside their  colourful teacup cards! We also put a teabag inside as what’s a teacup without a teabag! 🙂

 

In preparation for Book Week, the children made their own spaceships out of paper plates to show you the places and people they like to visit in stories.

We think “Reading is out of this World!”

Ms. Power and the Green School’s Committee put our drawing to the test in a Whole School Drawing Competition on Transport!

Didn’t they do a great job drawing their favourite form of transport!

In Religion, the children drew pictures for the Bishop’s Annual Poster Competition on the theme of “Travelling in the Bible”

Before our Easter Holidays, we worked with clay to make our very own Egg Cups!

Finally and most importantly, we got to make & decorate our Easter Cupcakes and Basket for our Easter Treats!!

Well done Junior Classroom on such great work during a very, very busy month!

Happy Easter Everybody! 🙂

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

A Marvellous March in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March has come and is almost finished and it certainly has been a busy month in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  To celebrate the wonderful work that our Mums do for us every day, we made beautiful bouquets and cards to give to them on Mothering Sunday!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the children created shamrocks with rainbows!

The children in 3rd class invented amazing machines that do all sorts of jobs for us.  One is a machine that does your homework and anything else you ask it to do.  Wouldn’t that be a great thing to have in your house?!

As the season of Spring has well and truly arrived, the children painted Spring pictures!

In Religious Education, we wrote our own class prayer and listened to the Easter Story.  We decorated the notice board with lots of palm leaves…

In English, the children wrote Acrostic Spring poems….

To celebrate Easter, we designed our own Easter eggs and wrote Easter poems also!

We also learned to sew over the past few weeks and made Easter chicks, rabbits and lambs!

Here are the finished animals!

To support our efforts in working towards our green flag for transport, Ms. Power organised an art competition.  Have a look at the entries from the middle room!

In Maths, the children in 3rd class created 2D shape pictures! 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!!

 

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

December Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 5th January 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Christmas is almost over and we hope you all had a very relaxing time with family and friends!  The children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class were very busy during the month of December as you will see from the following pictures!

In English the children in 3rd class were learning all about “Hair”!  As a poetry exercise, the children had to write a poem using “hair” words and ensure the words were styled in a hair style!

The 1st class children wrote a poem about a monster called “Rocky”.  This was a joint effort and the children then drew their own monsters!

We wrote our letters to Santa and posted them in the local post office!  We were very lucky to receive a letter from Santa, despite his busy schedule!  Rudolph signed the letter also!

We had fun making Christmas cookies!

We made Advent Stars using pasta shapes and beads and then sprayed them gold or silver!

We made Christmas cards and snowflakes!  Did you know that no 2 snowflakes are the same?

We also made Christmas decorations and put them in gift bags for our family and friends!

Santa paid us a visit before the holidays!  I hope you all were well behaved and got a few surprises!

Happy New Year to you all!

Date posted: 5th January 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |