Welcome to Second and Third Class! We are all delighted to be back together again. We have had a very busy first term. We have worked hard and are looking forward to recharging over the midterm break.
Second class have a very special year ahead as they prepare for First Confession and First Holy Communion. Third class are excited to help with the preparation and share their experience from last year.
We have started Graded Reading and the children enjoy reading and chatting about their books at home every night. We have also been practising ‘prediction’ and ‘visualisation’ strategies as part of the Building Bridges programme as well as working hard on recount writing this term.
In Science, second and third class have been learning about trees, identifying leaves and investigating how plants drink. We also learned about the Amazon Rainforest and the interesting people and animals living there. We created Autumn trees using Kandinsky circles to create the leaves. In Geography, we examined the map of Ireland and did our best to learn the provinces and all 32 counties of Ireland. We also researched our personal timelines and our Family Trees.
Maths week took place last week. We had fun working onlots of challenges and activities. Practice for the Christmas show has already commenced. We love learning new songs and dance moves with Kate Upton each week. We can’t wait for everyone to see our whole school production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. We have also started learning to play the tin whistle. It’s great fun!
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The Glen Resource Centre in Co. Cork hosted pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class for our school tour this year. With different activities catering for the various classes, pupils enjoyed a wide variety of games from snowtubing and zip wire to trampolining and zorbing. We were extremely fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day and the feedback from pupils was very high! As usual, the professionalism and efficient manner in which The Glen is run ensured a fantastic day for all!
First and Second class had a great first term and are happy to be back to school again. We are still working hard on Literacy and Numeracy stations with Mrs. Wixted and Ms. Quinn and love relaxing while we read in the school library every week.
We really enjoyed learning how to play golf over the last 6 weeks and picked up lots of new skills.
In Science, we investigated the conditions plants need to grow when we grew ‘yoghurt heads’ using cress seeds. We also completed taste tests on many different foods, examined seeds in fruit and vegetables and sampled fruit we had never eaten before. They were delicious!!
For Art we made lighthouses out of recyclable materials and as part of Green Schools we are working on projects on Marine Life. We are researching many sea creatures, how they are affected by marine litter and what we can do to help. We can’t wait to show our finished projects to the school. This week the whole school helped the environment by taking part in a big clean up of the school grounds. We collected lots of litter and had a lot of fun too.
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Welcome back to 1st and 2nd class! Everyone has settled well into school and we are delighted to be back with our friends again. It is a very special year for 2nd class in particular as they will be making their First Confession and First Holy Communion later this school year. Zumba classes have begun again this year. 1st and 2nd class love dancing and are having a lot of fun. The whole school got a delicious surprise last week when an ice cream van visited the school to celebrate 50 years of the Credit Union. We really enjoyed making personal timelines in History earlier this month, we have changed so much since we were babies. For Art, we made 3-D hot air balloons based on the book ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ by Dr Seuss. We are learning how to write ‘recounts’ as part of the First Steps writing programme and our work is really improving. Literacy stations will begin later in the term, we can’t wait to get started. We have a very busy school ahead. Stay tuned for more 1st and 2nd class news!