a look inside our Classrooms

February 2019

A small selection of what has been happening in our rooms this month.

Pupils in first and second class enjoyed learning about Claude Monet and his garden in Giverny, France. We attempted to recreate one of his masterpieces The Water Lily Pond. We enjoyed reading the storybook The Magical Garden of Claude Monet. We learned about waterlillies by watching a clip by David Attenburough.
We also learned how to write procedures. We made rice krispie buns and wrote out all the steps involved. 
February was a busy month for Fifth & Sixth Class, they worked on many various academic strands such as learning about the 1916 Rising in History, working on practical maths such as Decimals Fractions & Percentages in Maths & writing many expressive & imaginative stories for Narrative writing genre in English. 
Some samples of their writing will follow on the coming days. They learned some amazing facts about Animals during their study of Living things in Science for example did you know Rats teeth grow up to 10cm per year & they wear them down by gnawing on concrete, wood & pipes. We learned a spider’ssilknis stronger than steel & an average mouse eats up to 20 times per day & can jump 40cm high. Class have began to embark on lots of informal Gaelige speaking for Seachtain na Gaeilge & are constantly working on their gaeilge skills. They completed multiple artistic projects in art such as perspective drawing channeling their inner designers, constructing paper tulips & creating hearty Valentines portraits. There are samples included in the photos attached. To celebrate Internet Safety Day they discussed & participated in a workshop on Internet Safety also.

3rd and 4th have had a busy month. We started our class novel The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong. We concentrated on writing narratives. We did lots of work on time and decimals in maths. In geography we learned lots about Italy and examined what happened in the city of Pompeii in 79AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted. In history we compared the musical maestros Turlough O'Carolan and Seán Ó Riada. In P.E. we did set dancing with Mr. Guiney and learned some new rolls in gymnastics. In Visual Arts we worked on construction; we made St. Brigids Crosses, shoebox dioramas and experimented building with matchsticks and marshmallows!