So we have reached the end of term one and we have packed in so much. We did School and Santa's Grotto in Aistear, Light experiments and made Dioramas of our ideal class or playground. We celebrated the 10th birthday of SNU with a magician and a party and we were visited by Santa twice! It's because we're such a good class! Many thanks to all our parents and grandparents who have been knitting up a storm, you are all wonderful! Thank you all for your support this term. Nollaig shona daoibh go léir.
Welcome to The Sycamores 1st class blog. We have worked so hard in September and October. We all found adjusting to the longer day hard work but we got there in the end and are looking forward to our midterm break. We've completed many new things so far and we really enjoyed The Doctor's Surgery and Home in Aistear, practising our computational Maths with Beebots, and attending the wood turning exhibition with John. Some of our adventures are shown below. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe Hallowe'en and midterm. See you all in November.
Our Aistear theme was The Healthy Eating Cafe. We learned all about healthy eating, food groups, the importance of brushing our teeth and eating healthily to stay healthy, active and happy.
We wrote recipes for delicious healthy smoothies (thanks to parents for all the fruit contributions) and then really enjoyed drinking them!
We constructed amazing cafe’s and restaurants using blocks and lego. We designed healthy and unhealthy lunchboxes in our cutting and pasting station.
We had fun going in role as chefs, waiters and waitresses and customers in the cafe and we wrote some excellent healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes.
We did an experiment to find out the bad effect sugary drinks like orange juice and especially Coke can have on our teeth. We found out that milk and water were kindest to the shell of the egg which is like the enamel of our teeth.
The excitement of Christmas has definitely arrived in The Sycamores as we prepare for the holidays. We got a lovely gift all the way from the North Pole last week, a 'Santa Cam' to make sure all the boys and girls are behaving themselves in class. We worked really hard to create decorations for our Christmas tree. All the pupils enjoyed decorating the tree!
The pupils in The Sycamores have been learning all about the number 6 this week and exploring different ways they can make the number six through rhymes, classroom hunts, white board work and using different materials to make sets of 6.