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2nd & 3rd Class

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Teacher: Ms. Moloney

Second and Third Class March Update

Welcome back to 2nd and 3rd class!

We have had a very busy term so far. 2nd class celebrated their First Confession on 12th February so it has been a very special time for them. They worked so hard in preparation and were fantastic on the night. They sang songs and performed a role play of Zacchaeus. First Holy Communion is only a few months away!

3rd class also had an exciting term as they took part in Peace Proms in U.L. on the 2nd March with 4th, 5th and 6th classes. They performed a variety of songs with a live orchestra along with many other school children around Limerick. It was a great show.

We are still working on shared reading and have recently started Literacy stations with the help of Mrs. Wixted. We celebrated World Book Day on the 8th March and the children dressed up as a character from their favourite book. The children looked amazing in their costumes. 2nd and 3rd class are working on their own stories as part of First Steps Narrative writing. When they have finished,they will make their own books.

We enjoyed learning all about Tom Crean and his adventures to the South Pole in History last month and all about Africa in Geography, particularly Ethiopia and the work of GOAL.

It is Seachtain na Gaeilge this week and everyone is making a special effort to be ‘ag caint as Gaeilge’ both in school and at home. 2nd and 3rd class are learning Irish poems and songs, took part in a ‘scavenger hunt’, ‘Tráth na gCeist’ and a ‘ceilí’ in the classroom.

Check back in with us soon!

Second and Third Class December Update

Welcome back to Second and Third Class. We have had a very busy few weeks and are all very excited for Christmas.

We are still working on graded readers as well as improving our writing skills with the First Steps writing programme. We are practising ‘persuasive writing’ this term.

David O Dea came to our school for football training last month.  We had great fun practising our football skills and learning many new skills as well.

Second and third class love Science and are learning about electricity this month. We investigated how to make a simple electrical circuit, an electrical circuit with a switch and of course how to be safe with electricity. We hope to make Christmas decorations using what we’ve learned later this month.  We really enjoyed Science week in November. We investigated air and water with many fun experiments.

In Geography, we learned about the Earth’s tectonic plates, how earthquakes occur and how mountains are formed. We enjoyed studying the Celts in History. We found out about the food they ate, houses they lived in, clothes and jewellery they wore and lots more.

We are still learning the tin whistle with Ms. Wixted. We are working hard and Ms. Wixted is very impressed with how much we have improved so far.

The preparation for our whole school Christmas show of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is well underway. We have spent lots of time practising singing and dancing. It will be a great show and we can’t wait for everyone to see it. Check back in with us soon!

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year from Second and Third Class!

Ms. Moloney's 2nd and 3rd Class

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!

Check back in with us soon!

School Tour May 2018

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!

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