Category Archives: Second Class

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.

Summer Term 2nd class

We have had a busy final term in second class. We had our very important First Holy Communion Day when we received Jesus for the first time.

We have been focusing on report writing in English. We each wrote a report on an animal we were interested in and presented it to our class mates.

We learnt about the heroic Antarctic explorer Tom Crean in History. We also read the legend Cúchulainn and rewrote the story in our own words.

We went on a field trip to The Hedgerow and enjoyed picking out the different trees in the canopy, the bushes in the understorey, and the little flowers and insects in the shrub and herb layers.

We also painted and printed many beautiful summer scenes.

We enjoyed a wonderful Sports Day and a fantastic School Tour.

We are all ready for our holidays and look forward to recharging our batteries for third class!

Class Tour

Term 2 2nd class

Look at more of the interesting things 2nd class have been learning about.

We learnt all about Brazil, and Pelé! We created some toucans to keep with our Brazilian theme. We constructed water filters in Science and learnt all about Electricity.

We completed explanation writing in English. We wrote about ‘how plants get food’ because we were learning about photosynthesis in Science.

We have continued learning lots of new vocabulary in Gaeilge. Cuir ceist oraibh, ‘Cén sort gruaig atá ort?’ Rinnemar dramaíocht – Fionn agus an Dragún, le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Rinneamar jab maith agus bhí an –spórt againn!

We are learning about capacity in Maths. We are sorting containers according to how much liquid they can hold.

We created funny fabric fellows! We made Easter pots out of clay, which we will fill with eggs before bringing them home for Easter.

Term 1 2nd class

Second class have had a busy start to the year. We are writing 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! What starts with T ends with T and has T in it……………A teapot! We had a Mental Maths competition each day with Evelyn, Evan and Oisín winning the final. 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 also talked about myths and legends  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. We also learnt about storms and hurricanes.

In Science we learnt about the skeleton, teeth and the migrating swallow.

We’ve also been practising out Art skills. We drew self-portraits, blended chalks to create colourful autumn leaves 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 running skills.We are all looking forward to dressing up on Thursday and to our Mid-Term break.

Winter

2nd class have had a busy Winter so far. In SESE we learnt all about Space and the Space Race. We also learnt all about Sound, Homelessness and Christmas in the Past. We worked really hard on our Space Projects and presented the m to our classmates and other classes in the school.

We learnt about symmetry, fractions and money; to name a few things, in Maths.

We wrote really interesting narrative stories ensuring we included interesting characters, settings, a problem and a resolution.

We created beautiful Winter tree scenes, Reindeers, Santas and Snowmen in Art.

We have talked about Advent and preparing for Christmas. We have started attending our ‘Do this In Memory’ Masses in preparation for First Communion.

We have worked very hard this term and are looking forward to an exciting Christmas holiday.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!

Look at our Science Projects!

 

 

 

Summer Second Class

We have had a busy final term in second class. We had our very important First Holy Communion Day when we received Jesus for the first time.

We have been focusing on report writing in English. We each wrote a report on an animal we were interested in and presented it to our class mates. We have learnt lots more poems and we visited our beautiful new library. We enjoyed some DEAR time on some very comfortable seats!

We learnt about the heroic Antarctic explorer Tom Crean in History. We also read the legend Cúchulainn and rewrote the story in our own words. We drew pictures to accompany the events in the story.

We went on a field trip to The Hedgerow and enjoyed picking out the different trees in the canopy, the bushes in the understorey, and the little flowers and insects in the shrub and herb layers..

Mr. O’Leocháin helped us breed our own butterflies. We received caterpillars in April and looked after them for 4 weeks until they were butterflies and we could release them into the wild. We are also learning about The Cuckoo. Ask us why it is such a cheeky bird?

We made puppets from coffee cups in Art. We also painted many beautiful summer scenes.

We enjoyed a wonderful Sports Day and a fantastic School Tour.

We are all ready for our holidays and look forward to recharging our batteries for third class!

Spring Second Class

Look at more of the interesting things 2nd class have been learning about.

We were discussing procedural writing in English. We made our own banana milkshake and wrote up the recipe. We also made water filters in Science and wrote up the procedure so other people could learn how to make them too!

In Maths, along with all our number facts, we have been learning about number, weight, time, length and 3D shapes. Quiz us about them at home!

We have lots of information to tell you about China. Did you know China is the 4th largest country in the world? We learnt about where silk comes from in the Legend of the silkworm and learnt all about Chinese New Year which took place on the 28th February.

We learnt all about the tragic Titanic in history and are full of information about why this ‘unsinkable ship’ was not quite unsinkable!!!

Rinnemar dramaíocht – Fionn agus an Dragún, le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Rinneamar jab maith agus bhí an –spórt againn!

We used oil pastels to create colourful Picasso portraits and painted beautiful Spring daffodils.

Winter

Winter

2nd class have had a busy Winter so far. In SESE we learnt all about Space and the Space Race. We also learnt all about Sound, Homelessness and Christmas in the Past.

We learnt about symmetry, fractions and money; to name a few things, in Maths.

We wrote really interesting narrative stories ensuring we included interesting characters, settings, a problem and a resolution. We can recite lots of new poems: This Winter I went Sledding and Melinda made a Snowman are two of our winter ones.

We created beautiful Winter tree scenes, Santas and Snowmen in Art.

We have talked about Advent and preparing for Christmas. We have started attending our ‘Do this In Memory’ Masses in preparation for First Communion. We performed our Christmas Nativity Play ‘Rock the Baby.’

We have worked very hard this term and are looking forward to an exciting Christmas holiday.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!

Second Class play

2nd Class performed their Christmas play on Friday 15th December for their parents. It was called” Rock the Baby”. It told the story of the very first Christmas. All of the children were absolutely fantastic and their teachers were very proud of them!

Second Class enjoyed Science Week

We started off science week by learning about light. Do you know light is needed in order to see? We then carried out an investigation to find out if materials were transparent (see through), translucent (kind of see through) or opaque (not see through at all). We had to darken the room completely and used a torch and different materials. Ask us about the results of our investigation!

We have learnt all about the Solar System. Did you know the Earth spins around the sun while the moon spins around the Earth? We can also tell you lots about all the planets. We all completed Solar System projects which we will present to our class!

Ms. Mc Cullagh came in and taught us all about Static Electricity.

 

2nd Class Sept & Oct 2017

Second class have had a busy start to the year. We wrote really interesting recounts in English. We put all our recounts together to make a book we can all read at home. We have been learning poems – maybe ask us to recite one! We started our graded reading programme and there are so many interesting books. 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! What starts with T ends with T and has T in it……………A teapot! We had a Mental Maths competition each day with Holly, Zac and Eoghan winning the final. We carried out Maths Art projects using 3D shapes and numbers at home and presented them in school. Mrs. O’Rourke found it very hard to pick winners but in the end Christina and Séan B won! We really enjoyed playing the Maths games 5th class had made for us too.

 

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. We also learnt about storms and hurricanes.

 

In Science we learnt about the skeleton, teeth, the red fox, the migrating swallow and Ireland’s tallest native tree- the Ash tree. We planted and Ash tree with Gerry which hopefully will grow strong and tall.

 

We’ve also been practising out Art skills. We drew self-portraits, blended chalks to create colourful autumn leaves and we painted beautiful autumn trees. We’ve been singing lots of lovely songs in Music. We used instruments to accompany our Halloween songs.

 

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

 

We all enjoyed the Halloween fancy dress on the Friday before mid-term and we had a Halloween disco.