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Geography

Geography is taught to all classes. We use the Interactive Whiteboards, computers and software when teaching geography. We are very lucky to be situated 5 minutes from the Discovery Park in Castlecomer where we often go on nature walks.

May Activities in 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Over the past four weeks, Ms. Dawn Cobbe has been teaching the children in 2nd and 3rd class 3-4 lessons a day.  She has worked so hard and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the topics, art work, experiments and lessons covered.  Here are some photos of topics and work covered over the past few weeks…

Here are some collages of Cú Chulainn completed by the children in Visual Arts using fabric and fibre.  The children learned the story of Cú Chulainn in History.  They also created scenes in Drama in various groups.

In Geography, the children have been learning about food, where it comes from, how it’s made and the importance of farming in Ireland.  This was a really interesting topic for the children, as so many of them grow up on farms!

In Religious Education, the children wrote their own prayers, thanking God for the food, animals and earth which provides so much for us.

In Visual Arts, the children created “Shadow Pictures” depicting silhouettes of various objects.

In History, the children have been learning about the history of the Olympics in various countries, focusing on ancient Greece, the home of the Olympics.  In pairs, the children wrote out facts they learned about the lighting of the torch in Olympia.  Did you know, years ago, that women were not allowed to take part in the Olympics?

To coincide with Greece, the children studied lines and drew pictures of the Greek God Apollo.  Look at their great art work!

Thank you Ms. Cobbe for all your hard work with the children over the past number of weeks.  We wish you the very best in your teaching career!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Spring has Sprung in the Junior Room this March!

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Room have been working very hard this March with their student teacher, Ms Dunphy. Take a look at all their lovely work below!

Springtime on the Farm!

St Patrick’s Day Art with rainbows and shamrocks!

The Story of St. Patrick

Colourful Clocks!

In SESE, the children have been learning about “Animals and their Young”. Their display shows many Spring animals and their young.

The best part of learning about Spring for the children has been having an incubator with six hen’s eggs in the classroom.  We’re all hoping we may have a chick or two before Easter!!

 

 The children also made their own nests out of crepe paper with baby chicks inside.

Finally the children went on a Spring Nature Trail in the Discovery Park. We saw bluebells, buttercups, geese, deer, ducks and so much more!

Thank you to Ms Dunphy for all her hard work during Teaching Practice. We wish her every success and happiness in her future teaching career!

 

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

February has been Fun in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 5th March 2012 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE |

We remembered St. Brigid’s Day at the start of February and the children had great fun designing St. Brigid’s Cloak using coloured mosaics!

In SESE, the children have been learning about Water. We had great fun learning about the Water Cycle and we learned a poem called “Splish Splosh” The children drew lovely pictures to illustrate this poem. Take a look at their drawings below!

The children in First Class wrote a character description of the characters in the fairytale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

In Gaeilge, the children learned all about “An Teilifís” and drew their favourite television programme or cartoon!

 

In SPHE, the children learned all about  our emotions and as an art activity they designed a paper plate puppet which has a two sided face displaying two different emotions. Look at their emotional puppets!

In English, the children have been busy learning their February “WOW” words which is part of the school’s strategy in further developing literacy in our school!

The children also listened to the story of Elmer the Elephant and they designed their own patterned coat for Elmer using rolled up crepe paper too!

 

Well done to the Junior Room on all your lovely work this February!!

Date posted: 5th March 2012 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE |

Projects!

Date posted: 1st March 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science |

Over the past 6 weeks, the children in 3rd class completed projects on various topics of their choice.  The topics covered various strands of the S.E.S.E (Social, Environmental and Scientific Education) curriculum.  On Tuesday, 28th February, the children stood in front of the whole class and presented their project to the other children.  They did a wonderful job!

The girls completed their projects on “Dogs” and “Horses”, each including lots of information, pictures and fun facts.  To see how much you know, there is even a quiz at the end of one project!  Well done girls!

The boys completed their projects on “Formula 1”, “Tractors”, “Cars” and “Tigers”.  They did such a great job presenting their projects to the class.  Each project is unique and some of them include maps, diagrams, graphs and there are also a few wordsearches based on the topics covered!  Well done boys!

The children in 2nd class got the opportunity to read and discuss the projects with the children in 3rd class and they were very impressed with the standard of work and the huge effort that went into the projects.

Well done to all the 3rd class for their wonderful projects.  You should be very proud of your efforts!

 

 

 

Date posted: 1st March 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science |

Vive la France!

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, Senior Classroom |

The senior classes have been learning all about France in recent weeks. We read information and wrote down what we learned as well as drawing pictures to accompany our work.

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, Senior Classroom |