International World Book Day was March 1st this year. Unfortunately, our school was closed that day due to a certain “Beast from the East”! Fortunately, we got to hold our postponed assembly a week later. Children dressed up as their favourite characters from books, even some of the staff were dressed up! 4th and 5th class from room 1 presented the assembly and introduced each class.
In room 1, 4th and 5th class worked together on a collaborative art display. We each took a quarter of a circle shape and first sketched a design on it, then painted it, on our own. Each one of them on their own is quite small an interesting, but when we put them together, they certainly make a pretty picture. Just like us when we work together as a team!
3rd & 4th class came together to enjoy some Halloween fun & games today. Here are some of the games we played:
3rd Class Halloween Style
Bobbing for Apples
Trying to catch an apple on a string
Bobbing for some money
Halloween musical statues
Slice the flower without knocking the grape
Bobbing for sweets & coins
Well done to all the boys and girls who came to school dressed up for Halloween today.
Be careful, there are many scary creatures about!!
Hope you have a lovely mid-term break, Happy Halloween!
4th Class Halloween Style
4th Class Halloween Style
Lines and Patterns Display
Last week we designed lines and patterns art with outlines of leaves and arms. We used a ruler to get the lines straight. We did negative and positive patterns. Everyone’s art was different.
We used a pencil first to draw the patterns on the leaves, then we traced it with pen to make it stand out. We didn’t colour it because it looked cool in black and white. Then we put most of them on our big notice board along with our hand art which is also black and white lines and patterns..
I liked the patterns with the straight lines. So now if you come in our class you will see them too!
4th Class Room 1
36 children took part in our Pirate themed Summer Camp from August 21st to 25th right here in St. Edwards! We had loads of fun learning pirate jokes, making masks, hats and treasure maps, animations on the iPads, not to mention a little orienteering and some treasure hunting! We took a trip to Sligo Library where Brenda taught us some “Pirate speak” before reading some stories, all of course on a pirate theme! On Friday, our parents came in to hear our camp song “That’s How I Became a pirate” and to have a look at some of the art and crafts we created. Come have a look in the hall this September to see them!
We created this short animation in our after school club. First we had to brainstorm some characters, then we created a storyboard of the story. Next we had to draw and cut out the characters and finally we got to shoot the animation. We recorded the voiceover afterwards. We are very proud of our story!
The Sock Wizard and The Troll from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.
We were learning about growing seeds in Senior Infants. We planted some broad bean seeds in some compost with a little water and left them in a sunny window. Using a time-lapse app on our iPad called OSnap, we recorded the seeds growing over 2 weeks. They were very slow to start but our patience paid off and we were very excited to see the roots, shoots and leaves appear!
Growing Broad Beans from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.