Welcome back to everyone at Scoil Na Naomh Uilig after such a long time away. We are looking forward to getting back to a routine again and getting on with our learning.
Below is the yearbook for the class for the year if anyone did not get it through Aladdin or by email!
Some more great examples of work sent in by children from the Oaks class this week. In English we wrote stories about camping trips and some people even included some lovely pictures from trips they have been on. There are some examples of Irish sentences the children wrote and also of the work on Time we did in Maths this week. In SESE we learned about Nano Nagle. Sandhiya had a great connection and told us of how her mother had worked in an organisation founded by Nano Nagle when she lived in Kodaikanal, TamilNadu, India. She also sent us a picture with the following message; "I am happy to show you my photo with Presentation Sister, Sr.Margaret Power, who is the Principal of 'Church Park Convent, Chennai, TamilNadu, India'. She visited us in 2013, when she came to Ireland to visit her family." Thanks so much for sharing that great link with us and make sure to check out this and all of the pictures below.
Enjoy your weekends,
The great work continued this week and last with all of the children in the Oaks classroom putting in a huge effort while they continue to work at home.
English work focused on a story about an airship trip. The children read the piece and responded by writing about their own trips and newspaper articles about the disaster also. They wrote poems about things which fly as we concluded our work in the month of April on poetry. This week we have focused on persuasive writing.
In Maths we have introduced two new topics Area and 3-D shapes. The children have been working hard and producing some great work in these areas which can be seen below.
We also have some samples of work from what we learned about maps in SESE and in Art about Frank Stella and his use of geometric shapes.
Keep up the good work everyone!
Please see some examples of work completed by children in the Oaks over the past couple of weeks. There are projects about Hannibal, English stories, poems and handwriting.
It was World Book Day today and SNU was incredibly busy with lots of different activities taking place in all of the streams. We were lucky enough to be visited by Irish author Jackie Byrne, who spoke to us about her series of books 'The Secrets of Grindlewood'. She read the children an excerpt from the books, answered questions about being an author and writing and also brought gifts of posters and bookmarks for the children. She even passed on a secret discount code especially for the students of SNU who wanted to read more of the stories.
As well as this in the morning we took part in a buddy reading scheme with the children from Ms. Burke's Senior Infant class. We read with the children from the class, talked about our favourite books and made little bookmarks to commemorate the day. A special thanks to all of the children in Ms. Burke's class for being such great reading buddies and we hope we can visit again before the end of the year.
A special shout out to the members of the Oaks who fit in all of this while still managing to sing at the confirmation with the school choir. Well done all.
Check out some great pictures from the day below.
The three 4th classes enjoyed a wonderful day in the RDS on Tuesday last. An early start of 7am was not enough to discourage The Oaks as we went to display our class project 'Does listening to your favourite singer affect your productivity levels?' A lot of hard work had gone into testing in the weeks previous and also in preparing to present the project for the judges. Everyone did a great job on the day and the judges were very impressed with the work carried out. As well as presenting our project we also enjoyed all the rest the exhibition had to offer including 2 fun filled science shows 'Circus Science' and 'Invisible Worlds' and we also visited the many other stalls and exhibitors.
It has been a busy start to the new year in the Oaks.
Grandparents Day was a huge success last week and we again would like to thank all of the grandparents who visited us and entertained us with stories about their school days.
We have lots of our class involved in preparations for the school musical which takes place before the midterm. A huge amount of work has been put in by all the teachers and children involved and we wish them all the best next week.
4th classes have begun dance lessons as part of our work in PE and are really enjoying this at present.
We are in the middle of testing for our Science Blast project at the moment also. Details for our visit to the RDS will follow shortly but we are really looking forward to displaying our project on the day. A quick thank you also to all the parents/adults who have been willing participants in the testing stage!!
Finally we are also currently preparing for our music show which will take place in early March. Each of the 4th classes will be singing, playing tin whistle, guitar and dancing so a great morning's entertainment is in store.
There was big excitement in SNU on Wednesday as Santa paid a flying visit to check in with Ms. Duggan on all the boys and girls in our school. He stayed just long enough to let us know he was impressed by all of the hard work his messengers had seen in the classrooms and insisted the children received no homework as a result of all of this hard work. It was a great start to the busy Christmas season here in school.
The children in Room 30 all completed projects based on the countries competing in this years Rugby World Cup. After studying about the history of the competition they chose (individually or as a pair) a country at random to profile. The projects were all amazing and we learned so much about lots of different countries. Well done to all!