This week the Violets revised the topic of Time in Maths, learned about Nano Nagle and the wonderful work she did for the poor in Ireland in the 18th Century. We also revised the topic of Mé Féin in Irish. Many of the children have begun using pen to complete their work this week and the photos they have sent are very impressive. Well done everybody, have a lovely weekend!
It has been another busy week for the Violets. This week we began learning about 3D shapes in Maths, we learned about Cúchulainn in SESE, continued work on our novel and wrote persuasive arguments about the pros and cons of TV. We also completed tessellation artwork and revised some of our Gaeilge nathanna cainte. In addition to all of the above it was wonderful to hear that many of the children are busy at home helping with DIY projects, gardening,, baking, getting lots of exercise and helping with younger siblings. These activities and responsibilities are all so important, well done everybody. Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!
The three Fourth Classes had a brilliant day at the RDS on Tuesday 3rd March. We were the first groups from our school to attend the Science Blast event and had worked very hard in preparation for the day. Each class designed and carried out scientific investigations prior to the trip and presented the findings on the day to the judges and other pupils and teachers from around the country. Our projects were "Does Music Increase Productivity?" "Is Yawning Contagious?" and "Are You Right Brained or Left Brained?" We received wonderful feedback from the judges and even earned trophies for our efforts! We also really enjoyed speaking to other pupils about their projects and listening to guest speakers. It was a great day! Take a look at some of our photos!
The children in the Violets have settled back into school routine so well after the Christmas holidays. Over the past two weeks we have been doing a lot of revision in Maths and Geography and we have begun reading non-fiction books as part of guided reading, which everybody is enjoying. We have also been putting all of our knowledge of Gaeilge into practice to create abairtí íontacha. In Science we have been learning about the Eye and carrying out simple experiments to determine if two eyes are in fact better than one. Don has been back in teaching us guitar tunes and we have been creating monoprint mandalas in Art. It has been a busy fortnight!
For Art this week we were talking about mono-printing and so we decided to make our own wrapping paper with Christmas approaching. We used recycled toilet roll holders to create various shaped stamps. We then mixed the primary colours to create secondary colours and stamped onto plain brown wrapping paper. We finished our projects with a sprinkle of glitter. Take a look!
In Science we have been learning the difference between absorbent and waterproof materials. We have also learned about buoyancy and decided to test our skills by building rafts in our groups. We had great fun racing our rafts and discovering which raft design was most effective!