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2nd & 3rd Class

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Teacher: Ms. Moloney

Second and Third Class June Update

2nd and 3rd class have had a very busy 3rd term. We have worked on Energy and Forces in Science, in particular floating and sinking. We designed and moulded boats from plasticine and tested them in water to see if they would float. Once the boat floated, we added passengers (frozen peas) to the boat. 2nd and 3rd class have been learning about the Stone Age people in History and all about the sun, planets and solar system in Geography. We have been reading the novel ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick King Smith this month. It’s a really interesting and funny story and everyone enjoyed it. Last week, we watched the film ‘Babe’ based on the book. 

On 25th May, 2nd class received our First Holy Communion in Kilcornan church with Fr Donworth, staff and pupils of Kilcornan N.S. and all our family and friends. The children read prayers, brought gifts to the altar and sang hymns with the Kilcornan school choir. 2nd class were accompanied by the talented musicians Amy and Megan in 5th and 6th class, Ms Wixted and her daughter Olive. After the mass, everyone went to the hall for refreshments provided by our Parents’ Association. We worked really hard to prepare for First Holy Communion and it was a very special day. The following week, as a treat for all our hard work, 2nd and 3rd class went on a Teddy Bears picnic and played parachute games in the hall. We also had fun competing in a hurling blitz. 

We had a great year in 2nd and 3rd class and are all looking forward to our summer holidays. See you all in September!

Second, Third and Fourth Class Tour

Second, Third and Fourth Class had a great trip to Crag Cave and Tralee this month! Ms. Mann, Ms. Moloney, Mrs. Quinn, Sharon and Catherine all accompanied the pupils to Crag Cave where they got to experience the million year old tourist attraction. They also made full use of the Crazy Cave Activity area before being treated to Mc Donalds in Tralee on their way home. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed their trip and thanks to everyone for making the day so memorable!

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!

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