We have been learning all about Space in SESE. We read about the Space Race between Russia and America. We learnt about the first moon landing and Neil Armstrong. We learnt about how the Earth moves around the sun, and the moon moves around the Earth. Finally, we also learnt about the 8 planets. As a result, we decided to create 2D and 3D models of the Solar System as a project at home. Some of us also wrote really interesting facts about the planets. We worked very hard and all of our creations were amazing. We individually presented our projects to the class. Ms. Campbell was very proud of us.
Second class have had a busy start to the year. We wrote really interesting recounts in English. 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 played ‘Who wants to be a Mathionnaire’ with Ms. Keane and we carried out Maths trails and created beautiful Art using 2D shape patterns. We played Crack the Code relays for PE.
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 discussed our school community in Geography and have been busy drawing street maps and bird’s eye views of rooms.
In science we learnt about the skeleton, teeth, the red fox, the migrating swallow and Ireland’s tallest native tree- the Ash tree.
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 are now working on our Halloween art – we have painted pumpkins and will be painting another horrifying Halloween scene this week. We’ve been singing lots of lovely songs in music.
In PE we have played games like Gladiator, Gladiator and we have been practising our athletic and soccer skills. We really enjoyed the skipping day and so many of us are super skippers now!
We have really earned our Halloween break!
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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, Homes and 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 created beautiful Winter tree scenes and Snowmen. We are making a special Christmas canvas as a surprise for our Mums and Dads on Christmas Day! We have been singing lots of festive songs and we really enjoyed the ‘Lighting of our School Tree’ ceremony.
Some of us have been swimming every week and a coach called Marie is really helping us improve our Gaelic football skills.
We have talked about Advent and preparing for Christmas. We are trying to do something kind every day to prepare for Christmas Day. 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!
January & February 2017
We have been very busy learning since coming back to school in January. We have been discussing procedural writing in English.
We made our own banana milkshake and wrote up the recipe. We have started reading the Butterfly Lion. It is an excellent novel by Michael Murpurgo.
We have been learning lots of new words, poems, stories and songs in Irish, as well as acting out parts in roleplays.
In Maths, along with all our number facts, we have been learning about weight, time and 3D shapes. Quiz us about them at home!
We learned about heat in science and carried out an experiment to investigate temperature change in water. We all used the thermometers.
We have lots of information to tell you about China. Did you know China is the 4th largest country in the world? We learned about where silk comes from in the Legend of the silkworm and learned all about Chinese New Year which took place on the 28th February.
We learned all about the tragic Titanic in history and are full of information about why this ‘unsinkable ship’ was not quite unsinkable!!!
We have been learning about the main mountains, rivers and lakes in Ireland as well as about the ocean and the sea surrounding our island!
In PE we have been lucky to have a rugby coach and a Gaelic coach coming every week. We will be taking part in a Ruby Blitz in Buccaneers on the 1st of March.
We have been very creative in Art too – Picasso Portraits, Chinese Dragons, Chinese Lanterns, the Sinking Titanic.
We are also busy preparing for First Confession. We look forward to celebrating this important sacrament in the church on the 7th March.
Sechtain na Gaeilge
Rinne rang a dó dramaíocht – Fionn agus an Dragún, le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Rinneamar jab maith agus bhí an –spórt againn!
Look at more of the interesting things 2nd class have been learning about in Term 2.
We learnt all about Brazil, and Pelé! We completed fantastic projects about Brazil and created some toucans to keep with our Brazilian theme.
We completed explanation writing in English. We wrote about ‘how plants get food’ because we were learning about photosynthesis in Science. We wrote book reviews about The Butterfly Lion. If you are a Michael Morpurgo fan make sure and read these to see if you too would like to read this book.
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 have been playing musical sequences on the percussion instruments.
We made Easter pots out of clay, which we will decorate and fill with eggs before bringing them home for Easter.