Tag Archives: Geography

Mapping our route from our home to St. Molaga’s School

IMG_1912[1]This week in Geography we learned how to give clear, precise directions when going places in our local environment.

Firstly, we explored and discussed a map of Balbriggan town and identified landmarks such as Millfield shopping centre, Thatched Cottage, Carnegie Library, Courthouse.

We then used Google maps to map our route from our house to the school. Some of the children had an opportunity to direct us from their house to the school using clear, precise directions. While doing this, we listed landmarks we pasted on the way to school.

We found out how far and how close in some cases, the children live from the school.

Here are some of the maps we drew. The starting point was their home and the destination was St. Molagas…

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Mystery Skype Call

We held another mystery Skype call yesterday.DSC_0008[1] DSC_0009[1] This time the school was in Georgia, USA. Their school is called Eastbrook Middle School, the link to their school is here https://sites.google.com/site/eastbrookmustangs/

This time they guessed where we were located, before we guessed where they were.

We had a lot of fun chatting to them about school, music, hobbies, sport, homework and TV.

We sang Man of the Bees for them.

Mystery Skype

We conducted another Mystery Skype today.

This time the school was in Canada. The school is in a town near Montreal, called Saint Lambert. Their teacher is Ms. Goulet.

We had great fun guessing, and took it in turns to ask questions.

We guessed where they were before they found us! We used our atlases to find which continent they were in, then we narrowed it down to the city, Montreal. We then used the computers and Google Maps, to find the town.

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3rd Class Spain Projects

We have been learning about Spain in Geography over the past few weeks and have been working on Spain Projects with our partners. We have drawn and coloured beautiful pictures of Spanish Flags, Flamenco Dancers, Matadors and much more!

We have used the facts that we have collected and learned about Spain to complete a project full of interesting information about this wonderful country! Here is a picture of our Spanish Wall and the pictures below show some of the children with their projects

¡Adiós Amigos!

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Our China Project

This week we have been working on our China projects ! we would like to share some facts with you….
The Great Wall of China can be seen from space.
The currency they use is… Renminbi.
The tallest mountain in the world Mount Everest is in China.
China has a population of 1.3 billon , it is a big country!!
Tea and rice come from China.
Pandas live in China and they eat bamboo.
The chinese flag has five yellow stars on it.
2013 is the year of the snake.
China is in Asia
Red is a lucky colourn in China.
The Chinese believe that red is a lucky colour.
We made chinese lanterns and are painting cherry blossom pictures today – we have learned loads!