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Festive fun

Excitement is building in Room 9 as we count down the number of sleeps until the BIG day. During Advent, we have coloured in a candle each week in preparation for Christmas Day. We have been learning Christmas poems and songs, making Christmas cards and decorations, and even taking part in a ‘Santa Dash’ on the I.T track!

We also had a visit from Santa himself and he really enjoyed our poems about him. Wishing all the children and their families a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. See you all in 2018!

Material Matters in 1st Class

We have had great fun exploring the properties and characteristics of materials over the past few weeks. This work all led up to our school’s annual Science Fair. Last Thursday, during the fair, we got to show off our experiments to the whole school. We also had many parents who came to see our wonderful work.

One experiment was about tracing – we found out that some materials are good for tracing (transparent) but others are not (opaque).

The other experiment was all about absorbency – we devised a fair test to discover what materials would be best to mop up a spill of water on our desks. It turned out that tissue, newspaper, sponge, and cloth were good at soaking up liquids. Tinfoil and plastic, however, were not very useful to us!

 

 

 

 

Going batty in 1st Class

Well done to everyone who came to school dressed up for Halloween today – we had a ‘spook-tacular’ day in Room 9 and even got to go to a disco in the hall. In Art, we created bats from old egg cartons.

Wishing everyone a lovely break and a safe Halloween!

All about First Class

We have had a busy few weeks so far in 1st class as we get to know all about ourselves. We have completed an eye colour pictogram, factfiles, found out why our names were chosen for us, decorated our names and, on Friday, we got to talk about our favourite things when everyone brought in a special object.

Have a look at some of what we’ve been up to in Room 9 below.

Still Life Art

Last week, the Art and Craft Club finished up for the summer break. For our last piece of work, we created still life images of fruit bowls. Very carefully, we observed and drew the fruit in front of us. We then used oil pastels to colour. As we all observed from different angles, we could all see the fruit bowl differently. That meant all our art work turned out unique. Recently, we have been learning about how good fruit and vegetables are for our bodies and minds so we now have our lovely pictures at home to remind us. We all felt like ‘Food Dudes’ when we finally framed our finished work.

GAA Blitz

3rd and 4th attended a GAA blitz on Friday 28th of April in Kent Park. This was a great opportunity to put skills being learned at school into practice. The weather was cool but dry. Lots of other schools were in Kent Park to take part as well. Here are some pictures taken on the day. It looks like a great time was had by all!

Easter Fun in Room 3

We’ve had a busy week in 3rd Class preparing for Easter. We made pastel-coloured Easter baskets on Wednesday. These all turned out differently but each one looked very pretty when lined and filled with delicious mini-eggs!

On our Easter egg hunt on Thursday, we got a big surprise. A little frog was hopping around in the grass trying to find our eggs! One of our boys moved him safely over to the grass on the I.T side. We’ve really had an ‘eggcelent’ week and now look forward to the break.

Happy Easter everyone!

Spring has sprung in Room 3

Today, many of us noticed a big change in how our hyacinth bulbs looked since before the mid-term. A lovely scent along with some brightly coloured flowers welcomed us back to school early this morning.

We are also adding to our kindness tree as we write down some of the good deeds we are doing for others or others are doing for us. It is really starting to blossom now and it definitely feels as though spring is in the air!

          

Our Nativity Play

Here is a little throwback to our play last month when we performed in front of the whole school and also the 3rd Class parents. We enjoyed retelling the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and the birth of baby Jesus in a stable. Well done to all of 3rd Class who put on a great show in the run-up to Christmas.

Litter-Picking in the Winter Sun

 

 

 

 

Today, the 19th of January, four of the 3rd Class pupils undertook their litter-picking duties around the school grounds. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Thursday as mild and as sunny as today was for collecting rubbish.

Every Thursday, four pupils from 3rd Class are picked to help keep our school looking tidy and clean. The girls who were out today got a bit of a surprise when they found something big and round and resembling a seed of some sort! We are still not sure what exactly it is!

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