Tag Archives: Geography

Trip to the Beach

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Before we left we learned about the plants and animals we might find on the seashore, such as seaweed, Marram grass, crabs and rag-worms. We got into pairs and walked to the North Beach past Bremore Castle.

When we got to the beach we worked in pairs to find all the things on our scavenger hunt. We found everything except a buoy. Angell and Logan found a huge Ragworm hole.Then we played football or played in the sand. We had a lot of fun and the weather was really nice.

We ate our lunch at the beach. It was like a picnic. We played a little bit more and investigated some rock pools where we found lots of crabs and fish. Molly found a big green crab. Some of us made sand mermaids from seaweed and shells. Then it was time to go back to school.

We really enjoyed our trip to the beach!

learning about Nevada

Rebecca’s blog entry

On Friday Ms Sullivan’s sister Lisa came over from Elko Nevada in the U.S.A.

We did morning maths and Lisa taught us how to do sums the American way. How Americans do sums are very different from how we do ours. Everyone thought it was hard at first but it was actually really easy once you got the hang of it.

We did an American circuit with facts, coins, books, and magazines all from Nevada.

Then Lisa went to pick up her brother from the airport, our teacher’s daughter came in for a few minutes, and then after a while Lisa came back and we got to meet her brother  too!

 

Today we got our yard painted at last! We’ve been funding for almost a year but finally we have enough money to paint it. We’ve did Pitch Perfect, News Today and lots more. We have an adventure trail, chess, 4 corners, snakes and ladders and more!

Thank you for reading!

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A visit from Nevada

 

On Friday we got a visit from Ms Turner, our teacher’s sister. Lisa lives in Elko Nevada USA. When we came in we showed her how we do Morning Maths then she showed us how American people do sums.

Lisa told us about the gold in Nevada and how it is microscopic and how you have to pay $48 for 25g of gold which is about the weight of a pencil! Then she showed us books on animals, plants, and gold mines in Nevada.

Then we had a circuit with books, magazines and even letters from kids in Nevada!! On the 3rd of June we wrote back and we also sent them Irish treats. We are excited to see what they think of them!! Teacher’s daughter also came in for a couple of minutes.

Then Lisa had to go and collect teacher’s brother from England. She then came back with Peter and he told us about England.

It was like a family reunion!!

Thanks for Reading!

By Sophia and Warren J

(ps. We hope you enjoyedJ)

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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3rd Class Spain Projects

 

 

 

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!