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!