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First Class

Fáilte  romhat go Rang a hAon!!!

We’ve been busy learning here in First class!! We’ve just finished Lift Off to Literacy where we got to practise our reading, writing and word work skills.



We went for a Mindfulness walk together. On our walk we used our senses to recognise all the sounds and beautiful nature around us.



Autumn has arrived!!! In first class we made scarecrow men and we also did some leaf hand print Autumn trees. We are reminded of the beautiful colours of Autumn.



We have had a wonderful time in 1st class researching Arctic animals and how they survive in such cold conditions. We also enjoyed creating arctic foxes in our Art lesson.



In Science we discovered that there are many sources of light. We discussed the difference between natural and artificial sources of light. In the poster you can see our lovely artwork of the Northern Lights which we learned are a natural source of light.


In Maths we have been learning to tell the time on an analogue clock.

In our Irish lessons we participated in role play and pretended that we were characters on TG4.


Our behaviour has been very good and we were rewarded with a trip to the playground. We had lots of fun!


Last term we enjoyed Gaelic football training and this term we are very lucky to have begun Gymnastics every Tuesday.






Spring Walk

We went on a Spring walk, checking for all signs of the beautiful season. We saw some much new life all around us and it was a wonderful Spring day.



Magnetic Hunt

After learning all about magnets in Science we went on our own magnetic hunt in the classroom. We found all things magnetic and some non magnetic on our hunt. We worked in pairs for this. 






We were sad to see the end of our gymnastic classes. We had so much fun every Tuesday and learned so many new moves. 



Disco Dome

We had fun on the Disco dome dancing to our favourite tunes during Active Schools week.





Buddy Reading

5th Class came over to our class on World Book Day and we buddied up to read for them.  They heard all our fantastic reading and they said they were really impressed. 






Getting ready for Summer!!!

We are all embracing the summer sun. We wrote lovely summer acrostic poems and created butterflies using paper plates. We love summer !!