During our guided reading sessions we enjoy taking some time out to read with our friends. We enjoy mixing with friends from other groups and listening to them read their book to us. We take turns reading to each other and sometimes we even swap books and challenge ourselves to read a book we've never tried before.
Last week we took part in Science week which was happening in schools all over Ireland. We conducted different experiments everyday and explored the area of technology and engineering which is part of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
In one of our experiments we observed how water travels. We used food colouring to help the travelling water become more visible. We were amazed at how quick the water travelled through the tissue.
Our next experiment involved using magnets and paperclips. We placed the paperclip in a bowl of water to see if the water would effect the magnetic energy. We learned that the paperclip would still be attracted to the magnet even though it was in water. We had fun making the paperclip dance!
We had lots of fun creating a racing car game with our partners. We stuck a paper clip to the back of our paper car, we then used a magnet underneath the page to move the car along the race track.
We are so lucky that in Scoil na Naomh Uilig we have opportunities to use Ipads. We explored apps such as Lightbot which is a coding game in which we must input instructions in order to help the robot get to the chosen location. We really enjoyed coding and had the opportunity to explore it even further using Beebots.
Before the holidays we enjoyed our Witches Walk around the school building. We made such a great effort dressing up in our Halloween costumes. We had great fun playing some traditional Halloween games like bobbing for apples, find the coin in the flour and apple on a string. We even got to sample some Báirín Breac. We hope you like our costumes.
Wishing you all fantastic summer holidays.The children should be very proud of all their achievements in first class. Included are some pics from Sports day,our trip to Linear Park to see the yarn bombing, investigating mini beasts with pooters and harvesting out potatoes we planted in Spring. Thank you for your kind gifts and sentiments in the last few days.Looking forward to seeing you all in September. Slán tamall!
We have been so busy in term 2 and 3 that I'm only getting to post now about all our hard work. We enjoyed our Puppet Show about Little Red Riding Hood, World Book Day, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Lá Glas , Europe Day and our school tour to Wallaby Woods. Ms.O' Lone treated us to baking bread and meditation.We played drums from around the world including the Bodhrán and minded some tadpoles for their mams and dads in Spring.We planted potatoes and vegetables and hope to harvest them before the end of June. In Science we explored Magnetism and Circuits and in Maths we played Maths games and had fun making 3-D shapes out of pasta and marsh mallows. Finally, we always have fun in Aistear, especially in the Post Office, Supermarket and The Restaurant.
Thank you all for your kind wishes and hard work to bring us to the end of term 1 We packed in lots and some of the highlights are below-Hurling, Light in Science,Our Christmas performance and Santa's Workshop in Aistear.I hope Santa is good to you all and you have a safe and peaceful Christmas. Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!