To celebrate Mother's Day we wrote down 10 things we love about our mothers. We then decorated jars to keep these treasured pieces of paper in and brought them home for the weekend. These jars were our way to show our appreciation for everything our mothers do for us.
We took advantage of the glorious weather and brought out books outside to read today. It was such a treat and we really enjoyed learning in a different environment.
We find being active in maths helps us to learn better! When learning about length we took our whiteboards, chalk, rulers and metre sticks outside to explore measuring. We even created our own length problems. Similarly we used Dienes blocks to help us learn about decimals and place value.
We had a fantastic week packed filled with activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge from colouring competitions, scavenger hunts, a tráth na gceist, daily word challenges and much more. We ended our week on a high by dressing in green for St. Patrick's Day and gatherering for a céilí. Each class performed a different Irish dance, sang a song and took part in the song "Trasna na dTonnta" rock the boat style. Thaitin sé go mór linn!
We held a school fundraiser in support of Ukraine. We all wore a variety of blue and yellow as these are the colours of the Ukrainian flag. Look at the wonderful sunflowers we drew and painted. Did you now that the sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine?
We wore our red and pink clothes for the parent's council non uniform day. We all had a ball making a Valentine's Day card for someone special in our lives.
We dressed up as our favourite book characters in celebration of World Book Day. We completed a variety of book/ reading activities throughout the day and even took some quite time to read and relax in the school library.
We were lucky enough to be able to attend a workshop run by Barnardos on online safety. We really enjoyed this workshop and learned a wide range of safety tips for when we are using the internet. This learning linked in nicely with The Stay Safe programme which we are doing at the moment.
It was great to see everyone's happy faces back in school after the holidays. We did a review of the year 2021 and spent times creating and discussing our goals and resolutions for the new years. We completed a collaborative display to celebrate the start of 2022 and made our very own scratch art!!
We had loads of festive fun in the run up to Christmas. Our class worked very hard preparing the Christmas Prayer Service. We even had a special visitor in Room 14.
We wore our winter woolies to school to raise money for the parents association. In the spirit of things we designed our own winter woolies jumper for The Late Late Toy Show. We took the opportunity to have our very own fashion show to exhibit our wonderful artwork!
In art we explored drawing and printing in response to the lyrics of "Somewhere Only We Know". First we drew a winter scene with pencil and sharpie. We then used washable markers to colour a background on tinfoil. After this we sprayed the tinfoil with water and pressed our page on the tinfoil to transfer the background print onto our pages.
We have been having so much fun in P.E. learning all about gymnastics. We were exploring everything from different ways of travelling, jumping, balancing and much more. In groups we worked collaboratively to create our own sequences using the new gymnastics skills we learned.
We had great fun dressing up for Halloween. We almost didn't recognise each other when we walked in this morning! We went on a spooky walk around the school where we got to show off our costumes.
This month we had a show and tell where some of the girls shared something that was special to them with the rest of the classmates. We learned so much more about each other.
We also had a class talent show. The girls had the week to think of what they would like to do. We were all amazed with the range of talent that is in our class. We had singers, dancers, poets and even comediennes!
We went got out into the fresh air and took the opportunity to explore the new school garden and fairy garden. We had a quick lesson making the most of the new outdoor seating area while the weather was fine. We will definitely be taking the opportunity to come outside to these new areas throughout the year!
Some of the students in our class made their Communion on Friday the 24th of September. The girls had a great day and it was great for them their families, teachers and principal to celebrate this day together.
We were also learning about buildings around us. We explored Clane on Google Maps and worked collaboratively to create our own town which we called "Funky Town". We looked at the work of various famous architects such as Gaudí to help us design our buildings.
In music we explored composing, creating and recording our own pieces of music using graphic notation. Graphic notation is the representation of music through the use of visual symbols.
The theme of "All About Me" was integrated across many of our subjects this month. We wrote about ourselves in both English and Gaeilge while also focusing on using capital letters and full stops correctly.
Continuing with our theme we created wonderful self portraits inspired by the artist Pablo Picasso which are being displayed on our WOW Wall.
We are all so happy to be back in school. At the beginning of the school year we worked together to decide what makes a good student and what makes a good teacher. We used this to create our class contract which we follow everyday.