Interview with David Walliams
The children enjoyed a vey informative and creative webinar today with an interview of David Walliams. The children were very excited to see one of their favourite authors giving us advice on reading and writing. We have started our own version of World’s Worst ————-. The children will write their own story and we will compile them together to make a class book.
Student of the week (17/09/21)
Do seeds need sunlight to germinate? We designed a fair test using seeds, tissue, water (warm and cold). The variable we changed was the water temperature and sunlight. We will observe the seeds over the coming days and weeks to see what seeds will germinate quicker.
Some work from the Senior Room this week (15/09)
The children have been working hard this week learning about Trees. They worked collaboratively to design an information poster on a tree of their choice. We have been learning all about Mé Féin, speaking and writing all about ourselves. Tá an páistí ag obair go dian. For art the children used their knowledge of symmetry, shading and line drawing to finish their own portrait.
Student of the Week (10/09/21)
The children have been learning about the 17 Global Goals. We talked about how we can help reach these goals by 2030. We want to spread the word to eradicate poverty, hunger and save our planet. We all have the skills to be creative and innovative in order to make a change.
Student of Week 03/09
What a lovely surprise to start the school year with some lovely turnips, beetroot and potatoes. Yummy! (August 2021)
Ice Cream Challenge Treat
The children were working towards an Ice-Cream treat over the previous few weeks. They earned their reward today with ice-cream, chocolates, sprinkles and syrup! Ice-cream for breakfast – Yummy!!!
World Math Day : 5th May
The children enjoyed card games in the morning and maths with Lego in the afternoon. One group designed a clock and another group created a bar chart on the amount of Legos hit during bowling.
Stop Motion Studio Videos
The children created videos promoting ways to save the planet.
A Clerihew poem is a four line comical verse poem. Clerihews are funny and written about people or characters. It has a specific rhyme scheme – AABB.
Gerry the dog,
went over the log.
He’s a very good dog,
and he jumps like a frog!
Santa’s Little Reindeer,
had a floppy ear.
When he was guiding the sleigh,
He went the wrong way!
can run so far.
He has a ping pong for a brain,
he lives in a house with no drain!
built like a can.
He lives in a huge house,
and he screams like a mouse!
likes to eat my shoe.
He is playful and funny,
but he screams like a bunny!
Trinket my pony,
she likes to eat baloney.
She rolls like a dog,
and jumps like a frog!
Book in a Box for World Book Day
More Fantastic Work
Below are some of the great projects and art the children have been creating at home. We are so proud of the hard work they are doing! Well done everyone!
Christmas Haiku Poems
The children enjoyed a Zoom call with Tralee Education Centre on life in Medieval Ireland. We learned loads about the food they ate, the clothes they wore and what games children liked to play. We created a mind map on our tablets about everything we learned.
Christmas Around the World
The children completed great projects about Christmas Around the World. They designed their project and ideas on a 2 page spread in their SESE Books. The worked very hard to design a colourful and informative project!
Did you know in Macedonia they celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January? In Belgium they put wooden shoes in front of the fireplace instead of Christmas stockings.
In The Congo they have very long Church Services that could last throughout the night!
In Australia Santa wears a shorts, t-shirt and sunglasses because it is summer time in Australia.
In Toronto they have a tradition of doing a Santa Parade.
The children wrote some great Irish Stories faoi An Nollaig! Bualadh Bos.
Persuasive Writing: The children have been learning how to write a persuasive piece of text. The children are trying to persuade the owner of a shop to use their donut in sell in the shop. They really enjoyed describing their favourite flavour of donuts.
No Homework : The boys and girls persuaded their teacher with their excellent persuasive writing skills to have a no homework night!! They won and earned a night off homework!
Poetry: The children love writing poems. These are some adjective poems using synonyms for Good, Bad and Ugly!
Friendship : The children talked about all the things that make a good friend and created a lovely art activity using our friendship vocabulary.
Halloween : We read the story “Mary and Frankenstein”, drew a Picasso style Frankenstein and wrote a blurb for the book! We created a silhouette of a haunted house and dressed up for Halloween. We had great fun making witches and ghosts!