3rd & 4th Class
Well! We have had a whirlwind October. We packed a lot into the month. We are continuing to enjoy working with our reading buddies – including doing a Maths trail outside for Maths week, which was great fun.
In RE we visited our church St Philip and St James, looking inside and out at the
features of the church and elements in it like the font, the lecturn and the pulpit. It was really
interesting and nice to take our time to look around and appreciate its beauty.
In English we learned all about tigers, the breeds and how close they have come to extinction. We
really enjoyed celebrating tigers and debating how we could save the remaining species of tiger inthe world. We also read an excerpt of Charlotte’s Web and Mrs Prenter has started to read it to theclass which we’re enjoying.
We took part in a pollinator workshop – where we learned about the different types of bees in Ireland and we explored our school grounds and couldn’t believe the amount of types of trees we have! We completed a small woodland project based on what we learned.
In History we completed projects on The Bronze Age, which are on display in the GP room. We enjoyed researching and learning about developments from the Stone Age to Bronze Age living.
In Geography we made our own leaflets advertising tourist spots in Ireland. In Science and STEM we completed bridges which we’re going to test out after mid-term.
We completed a Green School’s online workshop in Climate change with 5 th and 6 th class.
In Art we made Kandinsky collage trees, Bleeding tissue paper print pictures an Art competition and 2 tone pumpkin collages.
Right in the middle of the month we celebrated Harry Potter Book Day – some people dressed up, music was playing throughout the day to set the mood, Mrs Prenter dressed as Professor McGonagle and decorated the room. We planned our own stories, learned how to draw Hogwarts and used homemade wands to practise delivering spells. It was great fun and everyone really enjoyed the day.
A very big welcome back everyone to a new school year. We have had the pleasure of welcoming 3rd class into our classroom and a new pupil - Jacob to our class. Everyone has settled really nicely to new routines, new dynamics and we're enjoying getting to know one another very much. Honestly, at this stage, it feels like we've been together far longer than just a month!