March news 3rd and 4th
We have had a jam-packed March! In PE, we finished futsol, after 10 weeks. We really enjoyed it and learned a lot. During the last week, Archie and Charlotte ran the class with some assistance from Mrs Prenter. We had a great time and everyone showed the skills and teamwork they’d learned along the way.
We linked History, Geography, Science and Art this month looking at homes. We looked at homes through the ages in History, from Stone Age houses to modern Eco homes. In Geography we looked at different types of homes found in Ireland and building materials used. In Science – linked with Art, we worked in groups to create our own houses using junk materials and shoe boxes. We had great fun creating the different homes out of the materials.
Also in Science we learned about the Water Cycle and water treatment to make our water drinkable.
In Art we created oil pastel and Watercolour pictures and created a paper bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. And worked on our 3D homes; which are almost like engineering projects at this stage!
In English we read all about Jacques Cousteau, his inventions and love for the environment. We finished reading Kensuke’s Kingdom, which we loved. The weather was nice enough to read the last 2 chapters together out in the garden. We also read and learned about various artists; Andy Warhol, Jan Vermeer and Marc Chagall. The children gave an oral presentation to the class on an artist of their choice.
For Seachtain na Gaeilge, we played games on the topic of the month; An Teilifís, we had Gaeilgóir an lae, the children received tokens to win prizes for ‘ag caint as Gaeilge’, and we did Irish activities with our reading buddies.
We had World Book Day, where we dressed up in book character costumes, read our favourite books, received book vouchers, designed our own book covers, bunting and did activities with our reading buddies.
In Drama, we performed our group plays for the rest of the school. We loved sharing all our hard work with the other classes and we think they really enjoyed seeing them. It was so nice getting together again!
In Music, we heard and sang some traditional Irish music, we heard and learnt about traditional Irish instruments and saw the performance of the first Riverdance on the Eurovision.