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!
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!
In Junior Infants this week we have been learning to retell the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. To help us with this we created a story map and we also made some puppets of the different story characters. We can now retell the story to others using these fantastic puppets.
Today we also baked some bread to see all the work that The Little Red Hen had to do by herself in the story. We really enjoyed our baking and because we helped each other and worked together we made some delicious and healthy brown bread…Yum yum!!!
Our Healthy Brown Bread Recipe
300g Coarse Wholemeal Flour
150g Plain Flour
1tsp baking soda
2tbsp of Freederm Fruit Syrup
A pinch of salt
- Put the wholemeal flour in a bowl and then sieve the plain flour and bread soda in on top. 2. Add a pinch of salt and the fruit syrup. 3. Beat the egg slightly in a cup. 4. Then add it along with the buttermilk into a well in the middle of the flour mixture. 5. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a well greased baking tin. 6. Place in a preheated oven at 190 for around 35-40 minutes. 7. Allow to cool and serve with some delicious butter and summer fruit jam.
Third class did some creative work in the Arts this month. First we listened to and described music in various styles and genres, including familiar excerpts. We enjoyed listening to Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. We discussed mood, rhythm, tempo and how we felt when listening. Then we responded through art (clay sculptures of trolls). We made some trolls from the story. After we made the trolls some of the class made vases and other decorative objects like egg- cups.
Later in the month we worked with Fabric and Fibre. We all designed our own pictures and put them together using glue.
This month we also went on a nature and history trail. We visited the Famine Graveyard and learned about the impact of the famine in Sligo. We found out about the workhouse, emigration and the life of poor children in famine times. We also learned about how children got educated in hedge schools. We looked for native wild flowers on our nature trail and learned their names. See our pictures here.
We are all looking forward to Halloween in St. Edward’s. Here are some of our Halloween pictures. We hope you like them. This Friday should be a very exciting day in school!