First & Second Class End of Year Update!

We have come to the end of our last term and what a busy term it has been!

We were very lucky to have Ms. Upton on teaching practice for 2 weeks. She did lots of great lessons with us. We loved hearing the story ‘After the Fall’ by Dan Santat. It taught us to always be brave and face our fears.

Inspired by the musical piece ‘March of the Kitchen Utensils’, we designed wooden spoons. We gave our spoons a name, a personality and created a mini drama in our pods. We had lots of fun!

In Literacy this term, we learned about narrative writing. We wrote our own storybooks and remembered that a good story always includes characters, a setting, a problem and a solution. We really enjoyed designing our covers, illustrating our books and of course sharing our stories with the class.

In Geography, we explored the Solar System. We know the names of all the planets and lots of facts about them too. We really enjoyed working on our group projects and presenting them to the class. We also learned about Australia; its climate, animals, famous landmarks and the Aboriginal people. We all agreed we would love to visit Australia someday.

In History, we interviewed our grandparents. It was so interesting to find out about their favourite toys, food, songs and school life when they were young and compare with our lives now. We also enjoyed listening to the legend of Fionn and the Giant’s Causeway. We located the Giant’s Causeway on the map of Ireland and spoke about how it was formed.

We went on lots of outdoor explorations for Science this term as we learned about Irish wildflowers and birds. We were surprised at all the different flowers and species of birds we found on and around the school grounds. We created 3D wildflowers using paper plates. They made a beautiful display in our classroom. We investigated how sound travels and had fun chatting on our string telephones. We also found out about the leather back sea turtle and did our best to mould a sea turtle from clay. They turned out great!

2nd class will celebrate the sacrament of First Holy Communion on the 28th August and preparation is well underway. We are practising our prayers and have created some beautifu lartwork. We can’t wait for our special day!

Our last few weeks of school have been so much fun. We loved taking part in egg and spoon, sack and wheelbarrow races on Sports Day. We were all shocked and amazed when the fantastic magician Peter Blackthorn came to our school. An ice cream van visited on Friday and we all enjoyed a delicious ice cream treat. We also had an ice-cream party on Monday to celebrate the end of a great school year.

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs. Wixted, Sharon and Marian for all the help they have given us this year.

Have a lovely summer!

See you all in September! 😊

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