Today we had a joint learning session with Preschool. The classes were split in half and carried out a variety of activities in each setting.
Preschool- We made tissue paper button hole poppies, poppy wreaths and used pom poms to paint a poppy
Reception- We made poppy biscuits with an armistice poem and made 'blooming poppies' (science).. We coloured paper poppies in wax crayon and then folded them. We then placed them in water and watched them bloom.
STEM activity poppy challenge-
Can you make a poppy with 4 petals and 2 leaves, Poppy playdough mats? ordering numbered poppies to 10 or 20?
Just before 11 am we all got together for our act of worship. We watched the Cbeebies clip about Armistice.
The children sat in silence for the entire 2 minutes. The staff were very proud of them.
We finished off with a prayer and said goodbye to our friends.
A busy start to the term in Reception Class
The Understanding of the World curriculum has been the main focus of our teaching this week. We started off the week by learning about the Hindu and Sikh festival of Divali. We listened to the story and used puppets to retell it. We made Divali cards and had to put numbered divas in numerical order. During Divali people wear garlands so for our focussed maths work we created bead garlands with repeating pattern. We also learnt a song.
We have been learning about Guy Fawkes. We learnt about why we celebrate Guy Fawkes and the importance of safety near fireworks. We made and measured rockets as well as painting some firework pictures. In PE we created a firework dance.
We were also set the challenge of following a task plan to create a trap for Guy Fawkes. We had to work as a team.
All about Japan
The school has been celebrating the rugby world cup by learning about Japan. We have had a very busy week.
This week we have -
- learnt how to say hello and thank you.
-made some cherry blossom trees
- used scissors to make flags
-painted some Lotus flowers
-worked as a team to make an aeroplane so we could fly to Japan
-used the Beebots to visit special places in Japan.
-we made cubes out of the waffle blocks and became Taiko drummers.
-used chopsticks to pick up noodles
-made an origami dog or cat
- investigate how to make the bullet trains go faster by using the guttering
- created a zen garden
- made bonsai trees
On Tuesday we learned about the Japanese girls festival, Hinamatsuri. We made fans and kokeshi dolls.
On Wednesday we learned about the Japanese boys festival, Tango no Sekku.
On Friday we made sushi, yum
We had great fun Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Cory told us some facts about Ireland and we watched a clip from Riverdance. We then went to the hall and Róisín taught us some dance steps.
Michael Flatley and Jean Butler have some awesome competition!
Archive photographs 2017-2018