First Class has been very busy in our last term. As our local history study, we visited Derryglad Folk Museum. We met Charlie who showed us lots of artefacts from the past. We also learned all about Athlone in the Past and compared it with all we know about Athlone today.
In PE, we were covering the orienteering strand. Our teachers made maps of the school for us to follow. We then had to use the maps to find different letters around the school to spell a word. It was a great team effort, and great fun!
In art we learned about Vincent Van Gogh. We made our own version of his painting Sunflowers. We also made lots of summer art to decorate our door!
We went on our school tour to Turoe Pet Farm. We played in Jungle Town, Inflatable City and had a tour of the pet farm to learn all about the animals with our guide, Seán.
Our final writing genre was report writing. We composed our own reports about animals like snakes, panda bears, camels, tigers and elephants. We worked in pairs to research our reports. We then presented our reports to the class and even brought home a book of class reports to show our parents.