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First Class

Fáilte  romhat go Rang a hAon!!!

Since we returned to school, we have been really busy in 1st class.  


We have been very creative during our artmaking activities and have drawn our self-portraits, recorded our 1st class wishes, constructed magic eyes and scarecrows, made leaf-print designs and finger-printed Autumn trees.




We learned a lot about Autumn during September and October and took a lovely nature walk during the fine weather where we collected different Autumn fruits and leaves and tried to identify the trees we saw while out and about on our Autumn trail.


With the help of Ms. McGovern, we also started guided reading. We are really enjoying our guided reading sessions where we will get the chance to read a great selection of books and improve our reading skills too. 


We spent time learning about 2-D shapes in maths and during one of our maths lessons, we used our school tablets to photograph lots of different shapes in our classroom environment. We also tried to solve some shape challenges using tangrams. They were tricky but using our maths eyes, we managed to solve them!

It has been a busy half-term and we are all very happy to be back at school learning lots and having fun with our friends!



Shooting for the Stars


We watched a crowd cast and we learned all about Norah Patten who is an astronaut. As we had been learning all about space we found it so interesting. She told us all about her book “Shooting for the stars” and all the steps she took to become an astronaut.




Artistic Artists



We planted some summer flowers seeds. Hopefully we will see them start to bloom soon.




During our science lesson we took part in a cool experiment. We made mini lava lamps using oil, food, colouring and water and a fuzzy tablet. We had so much fun that we tried it lots of times in our pod.