We learned about Mardi Gras this week and made some lovely fabric and fibre carnival masks.
We’ve had a busy week this week!
Our seeds that we planted continue to grow! Some of them grew so tall now during the mid-term break that it took three of us to measure them!
On Tuesday we had sports conditioning training. It was great fun. We also learned about healthy eating and nutrition.
Emma from the RSA also visited on Tuesday and spoke to us about being safe on the roads and in the care. The best advice is to be ‘Aware’ when you are on the road, as a pedestrian, a cyclist or in a car.
Wednesday was ‘Ash Wednesday’. We received ashes from Fr. Eugene and we made our Lenten promises.
We’ve been celebrating ‘Friendship Week’ all week. We had some fun activities with Ms Sulllivan’s 5th class. We played games in the hall, wrote poems and did some ‘Friend-Ship’ art.
On Thursday and Friday we do Maths Circuits. We love this part of the week. We were able to use the new laptops for one our circuits.
We’ve started our ‘One World – Irish Aid award projects this week too.
Click on the link to see more pictures!
We have been busy working with our teacher and Ms O’Brien in our English groups. We have completed lots of activities to help us with our phonics, handwriting and vocabulary. We have read lots of examples of narrative writing and written our own stories. We are able to predict, visualise and make connections when we are reading. We played some phonics games today to help us revise what we have learned so far.
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 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.
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!
Today is St Brigid’s Day and we made St Brigid’s Crosses out of construction straws. They are usually made with reeds.