This week we read The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. On Friday afternoon we made stretchy crocodiles with our buddies from 6th Class.
We played different maths games recently to practice turn taking, counting, matching, memorising, comparing and winning and losing graciously.
We painted snowmen. We put on eyes, a nose, a mouth and buttons, then we chose a colour for a scarf. Some of us put a hat and arms on our snowmen.
After studying the fabulous book ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio, our 6th class went on an outing to the cinema to see the film. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the book come to life on screen and it make for an interesting discussion and comparison between the merits of book and film.
Second Class carried out projects based on the theme “Transport”. They worked in groups at home and in school to make 3D models of either famous world landmarks or a from of transport. They loved sharing what they learned with the rest of their class and they were excellent describing their projects to the classes that came into see them.
We studied different countries. We learned all about India and the Taj Mahal. We dressed up in Indian costumes and did projects on Indian culture. We also learned about other famous world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Great Wall of China. Here we are in costumes and working on our projects.
The children in First Class have really enjoyed learning about trains. We learned about the history of trains and how they work, where they go and why trains are used for transport. The children have really enjoyed their research. We also read stories about trains and especially loved the abridged version of The Railway Children. The children also impressed everyone with learning the poem,
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In connection with our Aistear topic (travel and in particular the train) a train driver visited us last week. He told us lots about his job and the trains he drives. He brought some of his equipment with him and we were able to try some of it out. We watched a video taken from the front of the train so we could see
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We’ll be doing this Lámh song for our Christmas Carol Service this year.
Last week we decided to enter RTÉ’s News Today’s Christmas Art Competition in order to be in with a chance of turning on the Christmas lights at the RTÉ studios. As daily viewers of the bulletin and as fantastic artists, we thought-why not! This years title was ‘My Christmas Wish’ and we were asked to submit a drawing or painting based on that title.
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