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!