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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!

November News in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 2nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Winter is certainly here and the children have had a busy month in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  In Literacy, the children wrote their own shape poems about Winter.  They used snowmen and snowflake templates to create their wintery poems!

In History, we learned about the Totem Pole and the significance of the carvings on beautiful structures.  The children then created their own Totem Poles for all to see!

In Geography, we discussed various occupations and the children spoke about what they would like to do when they are older!  Some want to be doctors, vets and even movie stars!  Watch this space!

In Visual Arts, we learned about warm and cool colours on the spectrum.  The children then created their own “Leaping Lizards” using their choice of warm and cool colours….

We also created “Aliens and Robots” through the medium of collage.  Aren’t there some interesting creations on display?!

We also learned about the famous French Artist Henri Matisse and then re-created our own abstract art.

We also looked at types of houses and homes around the world.  We came to the conclusion that we are all very lucky to have the lovely homes that we do have! 

And finally, well done to the 4th Class pupils who visited our classroom on Monday, 30th November to read out stories from the books that they wrote themselves!  They did a wonderful job!  Here is a picture of a few of their creations!  Well done 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 2nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Hallowe’en from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have had a busy fortnight preparing for Hallowe’en in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  We made “Spooky Silhouettes” using black sugar paper and orange paint!  Don’t they look scary on the wall?!

We also made “Frankensteins” that can move their arms!

We all had to have a taste of some “Báirín Breac”….

One lucky boy found the “Fáinne”!

On 23rd October, the children dressed up as some very spooky characters and scared their poor teacher!!  Have a look at the huge effort that they put into their costumes!  Have a Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

 

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

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 |

Science Workshop this September!

Date posted: 20th September 2015 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

On Friday, 18th September, Michael Moylan from the Heritage in Schools Scheme visited our school to engage the children in an Interactive Science Workshop. All classes participated in the workshop which explored the 3 areas of Science, they being Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

The pictures below show the children actively engaging in all the experiments and activities on the day!

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Thank you to Michael for a fantastic science workshop which the children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming Michael back again to our school for future workshops through the Heritage Council!

Date posted: 20th September 2015 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

A Short & Sweet June in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 23rd June 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, School Outings, Visual Arts |

We are now officially on our Summer Holidays.  Although June is a short month, we did manage to get a few things done!

Following our great School Tour in May, we wrote about and drew pictures of our favourite part of the whole day!  Some children enjoyed the archery, others enjoyed the rock-climbing but the inflatables on the water were a huge hit!

We created our very own unique Summer Ice-Pops with amazing colours!

The children in 1st & 2nd looked at Mosaics and then created their own Dolphin Mosaics using various materials!

Well done to Alva in 3rd Class who won a prize for the Bishop’s Poster Competition.  The theme was “Journeys” and Alva drew a picture of Moses’s Mum visiting him each day by the river.  Well done Alva!

Date posted: 23rd June 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, School Outings, Visual Arts |