We have had a really busy last term learning and having fun. We hope that everybody has a super fun and relaxing summer break! Check out some of what we have been up to over the last couple of months!
We have spent a couple of lessons inventing and making our very own board games! They are really cool.
We really enjoyed our school tour this term! We went to the National Sports Centre and had a great time being star athletes for the day! We got to try so many activities!
We had a brilliant time at sports day! It was so nice to be able to see all of the senior children and to try so many stations and then to enter the exciting race!
We were so proud of ourselves and our school during our opening ceremony! We made beautiful photo art sculptures with First Class and we did a brilliant poetry recital in front of a live audience. The mayor of south Dublin complimented our poems! It was a great ceremony and we loved the activities in the afternoon.
We loved going to the school bake sale this term!
We made some cool hot air balloon art by painting sky backgrounds first and then we used paper to make 3D balloons.
We have been enjoying the summer weather and had some nice picnics on the grass!
We used oil pastels to recreate nighttime scenes of the fascinating northern lights.
We have being doing lots of drama in English and Irish! In Irish, we acted out a short story and in English, we created short ads to advertise our new imaginary toys that we invented!
A Busy Month!
We have been so busy in our classroom over the last few weeks! We are having fun with our learning and getting better at working cooperatively in pairs and teams.
We have been learning about Dublin city during our Geography lessons and we combined our learning with some fun drama. We pretended to be tour guides on a Dublin tour bus giving lots of fun facts and information about the city.
We have been practising our different football skills during our P.E. lessons including dribbling, shooting, defending and tackling.
During our Maths lessons, we learned about the different types of lines including horizontal, vertical and parralel lines. We decided to do some line art after learning so much about lines. We made these cool optical illusions. We used straight lines to create a curve. It was so much fun.
In our classroom, sometimes we work independently and other times we work in pairs and in groups as part of a cooperative team. We have been practising some strategies to help with our teamwork. We use Rally Coaching when working in pairs. One person speaks about their learning and the other person coaches and checks that they are doing each step correctly and then they praise the person who is learning. After that, we swap so that everyone gets a chance to be the coach and the student. We used this strategy with our Buddy Reading and with our Maths. Check out our pictures.
In Science, we learned all about how the lungs work in the body. We found out facts and wrote some information in our copies. We also brought in plastic bottles and Martha gave us balloons so that we could make a model of the lung. The top balloon acts as the mouth and lungs and the bottom balloon is like the diaphragm. When we pulled the bottom balloon down (the diaphragm) it allows the top balloon (the lung) to fill with air.
This week we have been doing lots of painting. We looked at the abstract paintings of Wassily Kandisnky and were inspired. Last year we painting concentric circles like Kandinsky's famous painting. This time, we used the same idea but innovated it. First, we painted other 2D shapes using the same techniques and in our second try we did it with the first initial of our names.