Second Class Easter Update

Welcome back to 2nd class. What a busy term we have had!

It has been a very exciting time for 2nd class as we celebrated the Sacrament of First Confession on 10 February. We worked very hard on the leadup to our Confession learning our songs, prayers and creating beautiful artwork. We can’t wait to celebrate our First Holy Communion on the 14May. It will be a very special day.

We are loving literacy stations which began this term with the help of Ms. Quinn and Sharon. We have been working on reading, oral language, phonics, cursive handwriting and narrative writing. We loved creating our own stories and also included lots of different adjectives to add interest to our stories.

2nd class love to read and really enjoyed World Book Day. We dressed up as our favourite book characters, took part in a book title emoji quiz and created our own book readers which were very cute. We love to relax and listen to stories on Vooks and have also enjoyed the BFG and Fantastic Mr. Fox on audio book this term.

Seachtain na Gaeilge was lots of fun. We tried our best to use Gaeilge both in class and on the yard and were awarded with ‘Gaeilgeoir an Lae’ certificates and a special badge for our super efforts. We enjoyed playing Biongó, learning tongue twisters and sang Coldplay’s ‘Sky Full of Stars’ as Gaeilge. We learned all about the fascinating life of St. Patrick and danced the Siege of Ennis.

2nd class are taking part in the Picker Pals programme this term. We were very excited when the Picker Pals pack arrived at school containing pickers, gloves, Hi Vis jackets and litter bags as well as a reader and Funbook. In turn, we take home the Picker Pack and go on litter picking adventures with our families in our local area. We love sharing photos and telling the class about our adventures. So far, we have collected 29 bags of rubbish. Wow!

In SESE, we learned all about foraging. We watching some very helpful videos on what edible plants can be found in the wild in Ireland and their uses. We put on our wellies and set out around the school in search of plants. We found wild garlic, nettles and dandelions. We completed projects based on our findings. We learned all about the life cycle of the dandelion and wrote about it to practise explanatory writing.

We also had great fun during Engineer’s Week this term. We used marshmallows and spaghetti to build towers. We planned our designs and then got to work building. We also challenged ourselves to build boats, that could float, from plasticine and tinfoil. Once the boats were floating, we added cubes or ‘passengers’ as an extra test.

In Geography, we studied the map of Ireland and identified some major landmarks in each county. We then examined our Solar System, learned the names of the planets and facts about each. We will put the finishing touches to our 3D Solar System models after Easter.

2nd class are very artistic. We have created some lovely artwork this term. Beautiful dream catchers, lanterns to celebrate the Chinese New Year, St Brigid’s Day crosses, St. Patricks’ Day rainbow twirlers and very cute Easter chicks.

Check back in with us soon.

Happy Easter to you all from Rang a Dó! 😊🐣

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