Our class were very busy during the first term of school this year. In September and October, Ms. Hegarty came into our class and taught lessons on samba drumming. We learned various call and response tunes and we tried them out with all sorts of instruments. We finished it all off with a Samba Drumming workshop during Arts week. Here are some pictures of us practicing…
Our class did a lot of work on procedural writing during October and November. We put that knowledge to good use in our lessons on conceptual art. Each pupil wrote detailed instructions on how to create their artwork. Then a different pupil in the class had to follow the steps and try to create it. This was a lot more difficult than it seems! Sometimes the art turned out just as the artist wanted it to. Sometimes it looked a bit different, but it all looked beautiful! Below are pictures of some of our artworks and the artists who created them.
Of course, procedural writing also came in very handy when we made pizza and soda bread! Yummy!
In December, we learned all about the Neolithic (Stone Age) people, the Winter Solstice, and Newgrange. We even went on a class trip to Newgrange. The Visitor Centre was very interesting, but the highlight was going into the 5,000 year old structure itself just one week before the Winter Solstice and our Christmas holidays.
We worked really hard during the first term and, after our Christmas break, we’re ready to begin again! Bring it on!