We are a healthy and active class. At least once once a day we go out to the All weather pitch (“the big astro”) for a run. The children choose whether to run a full lap which is approximately 440 metres or a half lap. In September the class ran a total of 489 laps.
In order to balance when you are standing your centre of gravity should be over your feet. When you are standing and bend forwards your centre of gravity starts to move forward too. Normally, you’d compensate by sticking your bum out behind you.
In this experiment you stand with your back and heels against a wall/door. Drop a coin on the floor in front of you and try to pick it up without falling over.
With the wall/door there, this is impossible, so you fall over.
We learned about the famous American artist Jackson Pollock today. He was famous for his ‘drip style’ painting. He is known as an ‘abstract expressionist’ painter. That means that his paintings don’t look like real things but instead try to express an emotion.
We really liked his paintings. We used this website to learn about him and see some of paintings. http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-jackson-pollock
It was very messy painting, but we had great fun!Click here to see more photographs.
A great day was had by all today as we ventured down to Balbriggan library. We had the opportunity to hunt for books using the dewey decimal system and discover lots of fiction and non-fiction books. We learned that up to TWELVE books at a time can be taken out for free at the library for 3 weeks. We learned how to become members of the library and got forms to sign up. Some children who are already members of Balbriggan library even got the chance to pick some new books to take home today! We can’t wait to get home to read!
We love maths on Thursdays and Fridays! We do Maths Circuits where we can play games and have fun!
We had great fun today using the laptops. We played Duolingo to practice our Irish and then we played Kahoot. We loved the quizzes on Kahoot, they were great fun.
We learned about the three primary colours today and about colour mixing. We mixed the primary colours to make secondary colours. We did a great job completing our colour wheel!
This week’s prompt is to include these words in our stories;
…so, what lies ahead of…
You can read our stories on our class blog by clicking on the link: https://msbrennocksclass.100wc.net/
This is Sophie’s story
Once upon a time there were four kids who went on a trip to the jungle. There was a hunter there too, he was mean and wanted to kill the animals!
The children were on a mission to stop him. One night whilst the hunter was sleeping in the forest they tied him to a tree with a long rope.
When he woke he was shocked and surrounded by the animals he had been trying to kill.
He begged for forgiveness so the animals nibbled the ropes & set him free. The hunter was afraid, so what lies ahead of him. The children had won.
Today was jersey day in aid of GOAL charity. We wore our jerseys in to school to support the Dublin Vs Mayo team. Here are some of our Dublin supporters in their jerseys! Go raibh maith agaibh, we raised a lot of money for the charity and we all had fun!
Best of luck to the Dublin team this weekend in the All Ireland Final!
UP THE DUBS!
We enjoyed an interactive webcast today to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. You can watch it again on the Puffin Website. http://puffinvirtuallylive.co.uk/author/rdd2017
We ‘met’ Quentin Blake, the famous illustrator of Roald Dahl’s books. He showed us how to draw one of the characters from Dahl’s book, The Minpins.
We created lovely self portraits in Art using fabric and fibre.
It was great fun! We all helped to tidy up the big mess when we were finished!
LÉIGH SA BHAILE – PARENTS AUDIO RESOURCES
It is now possible to access the Léigh sa Bhaile book at home.
Step 1: Go to cjfallon.ie
Step 2: Select student and parent resources as shown on the picture above.
Step 3: Select Student Resources as shown above:
Step 4 : Select the choices as shown: (Level =primary, class=3rd class, subject=Gaeilge, Series=Léigh sa Bhaile, Title = Léigh sa Bhaile, Resource = Audio).
Step 5: Select the appropriate track number. We are currently on track number 4 (Thursday 7th)