2nd Class term 1

Second class have had a busy start to the year. We are writing really interesting recounts in English and we will have a book of recounts to bring home after Halloween break. We have been learning poems – maybe ask us to recite one! We started our guided reading programme and there are so many interesting books for us to read. Ms. Campbell is reading us George’s Marvellous Medicine.

We have also been learning lots of new vocabulary, songs, poems and even carrying out roleplays in Irish!

We really enjoyed Maths week. We started each day with a riddle! We went on a Maths trail and Mrs. McCabe carried out lots of exciting Maths activities with us.

In History, we have created a class timeline. We learnt about Thomas Edison, who is perhaps the greatest inventor of all time! We talked about myths and legends as well, and know all about the Salmon of Knowledge. Poor Finnegas!

We have been busy drawing maps in Geography. We had 2 guards visit our classes and talk to us about their role in the community.

In Science we learnt about the skeleton, teeth and the migrating swallow. We had a visit from some dentists fron the AIT and they did a really interesting workshop with us.

We’ve also been practising out Art skills. We drew self-portraits, blended chalks to create colourful autumn leaves, drew still life fruit bowls from observation and we painted beautiful autumn trees. We created some scary looking pumpkins! We’ve been singing lots of lovely songs in Music and some spooky Halloween ones too.

In PE we have played games like Gladiator, Gladiator and we have been practising our basketball skills.

We are all looking forward to our Mid-Term break.