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Middle Classroom

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils are taught by Mrs. Peavoy. We love to do art and craft, play sports and sing songs. Our favourite activity is baking! Here we are baking oatmeal raisin cookies. Everyone loves to help out mixing, weighing and of course eating them!

Halloween Fun in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class!

Date posted: 28th October 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Irish, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

We hope you are all enjoying the mid-term break from school! October has been a fun, but busy month in the middle classroom! In Science and Geography, we have been learning about animals, their habitats, how we classify them and the amazing species that roam the earth! The children then completed a mini-project on an animal of their choice. They did a great job!

In English, the children read and discussed a spooky poem called “The Haunted House” by the poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt…

In Gaeilge, we continued to learn about “An Fómhar” and completed an “Éist & Tarraing” activity. The children had to listen to a story and draw a picture in response to it….

In Art, we looked at the primary and secondary colours and completed an art lesson which required us to make secondary colours from blue, red and yellow…

We designed “Pop Art Pumpkins” in Art also….

Spooky Silhouettes appeared on our moons…

We had an in-class Halloween Drawing Competition. Well done to Robert, Ellie and Clinton who won a prize for their efforts and spooky creations!

The children also drew Harvest Thanksgiving Pictures for a Church Service, but unfortunately, due to Covid-19 Restrictions, they couldn’t be displayed in Church. Here are a few examples of the children’s lovely artwork….

And finally, we got to dress up on the last day of school! Well done to the pupils and parents for the effort into the fabulous costumes!

Enjoy the rest of the Halloween break boys and girls and well done on all your hard work since we got back to school!

Date posted: 28th October 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Irish, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Welcome Back To School From 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class!

Date posted: 6th October 2020 | Category Blog, English, History, Irish, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

It is great to be back in school after almost 6 months off! We have been getting to know each other once again and getting back into school life with lots of revision and catching up… The children told me all about what has been a strange Summer break in a writing exercise…

We also wrote about ourselves in English in these hot air balloons…

In History, we created “Personal Timelines” with details of key milestones in our lives and our hopes for various personal events in the future…

We also read about “The Brown Bull of Cooley” and depicted our understanding of the story in cartoon format….

In Science, we learned about “The Body: The Inside” and learned all about organs, their functions, bones, our senses and our teeth. We had fun completing an experiment using eggs. Egg shells are made from the same material that teeth are so we investigated which drinks were best for our teeth. We hard-boiled 5 eggs and placed them in various cups filled with water, milk, orange juice, cola and diet cola. We left the eggs for a week and predicted what would happen…Our experiment concluded that water was the best option for our teeth! Most of the other drinks, stained the egg or eroded the surface of the egg because of the sugar content in the drinks. Here are some pictures of our experiment…

In Gaeilge, we focused on the topic of “Mé Féin” and made bunting with details of our favourite food, subjects and hobbies…

In Visual Arts, we created “Silhouettes” filled with pictures that show that we are all unique and special in our own way…

We also painted some pictures…….

We have also been busy discussing the topic of “Autumn” in most subject areas. We wrote acrostic poems…

We also created “An Autumnal Scene” using paint and glittery sequins…

We also created Autumn Scenes using warm and cool colours….

Well done on a great month’s work boys and girls!

Date posted: 6th October 2020 | Category Blog, English, History, Irish, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Hello to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 4th May 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom |

Hi Everybody,  I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the lovely sunshine.  You probably know by now that we won’t be back to school before the end of June now so I will continue to post work for you and your Mums and Dads to pick and choose from, in your own time, to keep in touch with learning.  I was really disappointed to hear that we wouldn’t be back, but we have to continue to follow the guidelines from our government and just do our best in every way we can.

Maths:

Continue to do a column of Tables Champion in weeks 28 & 29 each day.  Maybe get your Mum or Dad or an older brother or sister to ask you your tables orally to improve your mental maths in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

Do a column in Master Your Maths each day in weeks 28 & 29 and a Friday assessment if you want to. 

I posted out a Maths test that I had photocopied before school finished up.  You don’t have to complete it as a test, but it would be a great chance to revise some of the things we covered before school finished up in March.

Continue to use the websites I mentioned before in my last post or in the original sheet I sent out to you.

English:

Continue to read your reader, Read at Home books and any other material you enjoy.  Don’t forget to log onto www.newsmagmedia.ie  for your free Primary Planet each month with daily fun and activities.

Continue to do some free writing, writing about anything you want, a poem, story, song, recipe etc

Continue to do 2-3 pages of handwriting.

Spell Well: Complete weeks 28 & 29 and the activities based on the words in the blocks.  Put some words into sentences if you want extra work.

Continue to visit the websites that I recommended to you a few weeks ago for extra oral work activities and reading activities.

Gaeilge:

Ag Siopadóireacht – Check out www.twinkl.ie and type in “Siopadóireacht” (shopping) into search box.  Make sure you are on the correct class level.  Lots of great powerpoint, vocab sheets and activities pop up.  If you can print off worksheets, that is great, but if you can’t, watch a powerpoint and try to remember some of the words.  2nd and 3rd class can complete any pages in your Bua na Cainte based on the theme of “Ag Siopadóireacht”.  Just do your best! 1st class, your books are still in school so you might have to use twinkl if that’s ok.

S.E.S.E. (Social, Environmental & Scientific Education):

I posted out your project results and hopefully you’ll all get them in the next day or so.  Well done on all your hard work!  I was so impressed by the standard and time you put into them.  Well done again!  I also posted out some worksheets from your Explore with Me 2 books and this fortnight, we will focus on the theme of “Water” in Science, Geography and History.

So if you could complete the following pages for the moment:

Page 73: The Titanic (History)

Page 74: Belfast and New York: City Fact Files (Geography)

Page 75: Floating and Sinking (Science)

Page 76: Seán the Boat Builder (History)

Remember, all parents and pupils have free access to Edco learning and there are lots of slideshow videos on the above topics if you want to check them out.  In 2nd and 3rd class if you want to extend any of the activities, why not try find out more information about the Titanic, Belfast or New York?  Maybe draw some famous places you could visit in these 2 cities and that would be your art lesson.

P.E.:

Continue to check out gonoodle.com and Joe Wicks workouts.  Make sure you get out into the garden for fresh air and do a warm-up like we do in our P.E. class and do some laps if you can.  You could try some sprinting, make your own hurdles, do some jumping jacks…anything that gets your heart beating faster!

Music:

Continue to check out the link that I sent you from Clare in Music Generation to revise songs completed.

Art:

Check out some of these great websites for lots of fun activities:

www.goodhousekeeping.com

www.happinessishomemade.net

www.artbarblog.com

If you have a chance, check out www.rte.ie/learn with follow-up activities from the home school hub each day on RTE 2 at 11 am.

 I hope all this makes sense to you all.  Please get in touch if you need clarification on anything.  Take care boys and girls.  I really miss you and hope that you all continue to stay safe and well. 

Best wishes,

Mrs. Peavoy

 

Date posted: 4th May 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom |

Hello to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 17th April 2020 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom |

Hi everybody!  I hope you are all keeping well in these very strange times and that you are all staying safe and following the guidelines that our government has given us. I am keeping well, I have school work to do most days and then I’m busy with 2 little boys!  I’m sure you find some days hard, I certainly do, but the main thing is that we are all doing what we have to do.  I am looking forward to coming back to school in the near future.

Here are some ideas to continue on with at home for the next 2 weeks, to keep a bit of a routine going, which is important.  It is work that you can continue to do, mostly on your own, as I’m sure your Mums and Dads are busy trying to work from home and there is lots going on I’m sure. 

Maths:

Continue to do a column of  Tables Champion each day in Weeks 26 and 27.

Continue to do a column of Master Your Maths each day in Weeks 26 & 27.

You can do a Friday Assessment if you want also.

Have a look at the following websites for fun and interactive activities:

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (Interactive maths games with quick fire questions)

www.nrich.maths.org

www.multiplication.com (3rd class up)

English:

Continue to read a page of your reader, or Read at Home book each day and answer the questions orally.  Read your own novels, comic books, Primary Planet – Your parents have the website details for this. 

Continue with your handwriting book (2-4 pages)

Do some Free Writing on any topic of your choice: a poem, story, acrostic poem, song, recipe etc

Spell Well – Units 26 & 27  Don’t worry about the spelling test , just do some exercises and try to learn some new words/vocabulary.

Check out some of these websites if you want extra work:

www.storylineonline.net – A great website – an author reads a story aloud to the children

www.vooks.com  A resource for families to keep children reading at home

www.worldbookonline.com – A virtual encyclopaedia but very interactive

Pobble365 – A new photo is published each day and there are lots of ideas for discussion (Oral Work)

Gaeilge:

www.duolingo.com

Topics: An Samhradh (Summer)

www.cúla4.com

P.E.:

www.gonoodle.com/

Check out Joe Wicks on YouTube for fun and engaging workouts for the whole family.

Art & Craft Ideas:

Art Hub on YouTube has some useful ideas

“The Irish Scrapper” on YouTube has some simple projects for children to do also.

General Websites:

www.rte.ie/learn – This has great resources for each class level

www.incredibleedibles.ie/iefamilychallenge.html – This website has 5 simple challenges for you to do as a family if you have an interest in gardening and growing your own food.

Continue to do some activities suggested on the sheet that I sent out to you a few weeks ago such as baking, making things out of Lego, playing board games, drawing, a sensory Summer walk etc

As I also mentioned, all the Irish publishers are giving free access to books online so check out Twinkl and http://my.cjfallon.ie for tutorials for students on maths topics that they might find useful for revision.

Parents, if you and your children would like to get in touch or if you have any questions or photos of work, please email me at info@wandesforde.ie and make sure Mrs. Peavoy is in the subject box.  Looking forward to hearing from you boys and girls and in the meantime, do a little bit everyday if you can and make sure you take time out to do the fun things too! Stay safe everyone and I’ll chat to you all soon.

Mrs. Peavoy 🙂

Date posted: 17th April 2020 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom |

Winter Wonders in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 5th February 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Since our return from our enjoyable Christmas break, the children have been very busy in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class in all subject areas! In English, we wrote about what we got up to over the festive season!

In Gaeilge we are learning all about “Caitheamh Aimsire” or hobbies that we like to partake in.  The children drew pictures and wrote sentences as Gaeilge!

In SPHE, we are looking at the theme of friendship as we are reading “Charlotte’s Web”.  The children discussed various qualities a friend should have and wrote them on leaves.  We displayed them on our “Friendship Tree”.

In Maths, the children were given the challenge of creating pictures using a number of squares.  The results included robots, planes, rainbows and snowmen!

In Science, we completed an experiment to see which material was the best insulator, cling film or a cotton tea towel, when place around a cup of warm water.  The children had to predict the result and take the temperature at various intervals.  The cling film was the winner!

In Art, the children created “Winter Woodland” scenes…

We also created “Under the Sea” scenes on paper plates….

Well done on all your hard work over the past month!

Date posted: 5th February 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |