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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.

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 |

The New Year has started off well in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 3rd February 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have had lots of fun during the first month of 2012. To start off the new year we made our own New Year’s Resolutions!

In SESE, we have been learning all about the colours of a rainbow so we made our own colourful “Rainbow Clouds”

We then experimented with white light to show how it is made up of all the colours of the rainbow.

The children had great fun making “Colour Wheel Spinners” to show that when all the colours of the rainbow are blended together they will create white light too!!

       

Toys have been a central theme for us in many subject areas this month. We learned a lot about the toys from long ago. Take a look at what roller skates used to look like!

We made our own toys too! Look at our pinwheels and paper helicopters below.

We had great fun watching them spin around in the air!

Finally on the 26th January, we celebrated Australia Day with our classmates. We learned all the names of Australian animals like the possum and wombat and of course we learned sbout snakes!

Have a look at our slithering sss…snakes!

The children also enjoyed learning about Aboriginal Art in Australia which inspired us to make our own dot patterns of our handprints using cotton buds! Didn’t the children do a fantastic job in their appreciation of Aboriginal Art and Culture!

To finish the month on a high note, the children learned the words of the well known Australian song “Waltzing Matilda”. They were, as always, very enthusiastic singers and so they performed the song over the phone to Ms Wilson’s brother in Australia! They really enjoyed hearing their recorded performance and of course getting a message back from Australia saying how great they were!!

 

 

Date posted: 3rd February 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

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 |