In geography we learned about France’s culture, religion, population, cuisine, famous landmarks such as the Eifell Tower and l’Arc de Triomphe as well as France’s lakes rivers and seas. We also learned about some of France’s history such as the Renaissance period, famous artwork such as the Mona Lisa which is in the Louvre in Paris.
After we learned about France, we worked with a partner to do research on our own European project. We used laptops to research information and then we made booklets to present all that we had learned to the class. It was great fun researching information and making our projects.
Here’s what they looked like!
We had great fun investigating electricity and how electrical circuits are formed!
We used insulators and conductors to make working torches and fans. We investigated how conductors can attach positive and negatively charged wires together to create and electrical circuit! The conductors attached wires together and sent electricity to different areas on the circuit. The wires were protected by plastic insulators.
It was so exciting to watch the light-bulbs light up and the fans begin turning when the circuit was complete!
To celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 22nd 2017, we made Chinese dragons in art. This year is the year of the rooster. Traditionally, dragons represent Chinese celebrations. We created dragons’ bodies by making intertwining loops with coloured card. Then we added detail to our dragon faces like piercing eyes, sharp teeth, pointy horns and long tongues!
Take a look at some of our work.
By Katie, Aisha and Ester.
We found a great game to help us learn our fractions! Click on the link to have a go!
On Thursday recorder class began, everyone was excited to get started. The children got their recorders and began learning “B”. We played a cool jazzy song called “JazzyB” next we we will be learning A & G
Click on the link to watch the video! We had lots of fun with water this week!
We took part in Safer Internet day on Tuesday. We talked about staying safe online. We agreed that we need to be SMART and THINK.
If you are going online:
S – be safe – keep your personal information private.
M – Don’t meet up with anybody that you meet on line.
A – Accepting e-mails can be dangerous. Be careful about spam messages.
R – Not everything you read online is Reliable, be careful.
T – If you see or read something that upsets you – Tell and adult.
One day at Pip school on Pip Street, Ms Gobble left her class alone for two minutes and they went bonkers. They shouted and laughed a lot. The noise was SO loud that even Ms Pain’s class could hear them. Tom Chickle took out some cooked sausages for the class and Jimmy Johnstone put on rock music. Some people put their hands in the air like they just didn’t care. The door swung open and in walked a very cross and angry teacher. ALRIGHT! she shouted. I’m thinking extra homework for this class. Sighs filled the room.
We learned some interesting facts about India recently. We learned about the life and work of Mohandas Gandhi, read a traditional Indian tale and made some Indian rangoli art. We also completed some fantastic projects about India.
We took part in Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 7th of February. We watched some of the videos on https://www.webwise.ie/. We talked about how we can stay safe online and the rules to use if we feel unsafe. We all got a cool wristband for taking part.
This morning we did the Operation Transformation 10 at 10! We had great fun as we did it as gaeilge! At 10 am we did 10 different exercises to keep ourselves fit and we got to do it as gaeilge!
Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a go!