Mr Dunne’s class have learned a song called “Somewhere Only We know” by Keane and played it at assembly. There is also a video on Facebook of them singing it which got the most likes of the year for the school. Every week the class watches RTE News2Day and answers the questions of the week. The class then sends in their answers. Mia Byrne and Ella were featured on the show. For art this Halloween the class did Halloween Silhouettes.
Hi everybody! Welcome back to this month’s St Anne’s News!
Now today we have an interview from all of the pupils in Ms. Dawson’s class. They kindly told be a bit about what they have been doing…
They have been working on their Maths, English and Gaeilge (especially Oíche Shamna!) They have been doing some Music and Art, and in art they made little paper people painted houses. They have been reading Oisín and Tír na Óg and learning about the human body, and they have also been drawing maps.
Gosh, they have been busy! Anyway that’s all for now Folks, Come Back next time!
Second Class Maps of Shankill
By Ava and Rebecca
This is what Mr Donnelly’s 1st Class have been doing for the past few weeks. They have been making chests with foam paint and they also drew their own haunted houses. We also asked two students what their favourite subject was and they said it was Art and Maths. Mr Donnelly’s favourite subject is science.
I went around to Ms. Maguire’s 1st class to ask them some questions. In art they have been doing Halloween cards with spooky houses on them. The children are very excited to start their Christmas art. I asked two students what their favourite subject was and they said Art and Maths. Ms Maguire’s favourite subject is music.
Senior Infants were excited to answer my six questions. These were their answers:
I asked Ben and Olivia in Ms Hegarty’s class what their favourite subject is and they said phonics and science. They made scary skeletons. They have been learning about spiders and have had a wonderful year so far. They sung their poem about bony skeletons. They are rehearsing songs for their Christmas play. Ms Hegarty thinks her class is fabulous.
In Ms Olson’s class, I asked two children what their favourite subject was. They answered Religion and Art. In Art they made aliens and painted planets with puffy paint. Last month they learned about Space and this month they are learning about Emergency Services. They are learning songs from Bua na Cainte. The teacher and the class are enjoying their year so far!
Ms. Olson’s Puffy Paint Planets
All the Junior Infant Classes this month made scary witches and dingle dangle scarecrows. This week their story is ‘Pizza at Sally’s’. They are making pizza art and crafty art materials. Their play areas are restaurants now too. The sounds they are learning are g and o. Ms Walsh’s class also made Halloween cards. Ms Black’s class had a fancy-dress costume shop. Ms Woods’ class are learning ‘Mary had a Little Lamb’.
For the month of October, we learnt about ‘Space’ in Ms. Olson’s Senior Infant Class!
During Aistear, we had so much fun pretending to be astronauts in our Space Centre Role Play Corner! We liked to sit in the Space Rocket, man the control panel and act out our rocket launch by counting down from 10 and shouting ‘BLAST OFF!!’ when the countdown reached zero! Once in Space, we pretended to walk around as if there was very little gravity around us!
In Art, we made puffy paint planets – we created a mixture of shaving foam, glue and paint and painted a thick layer of the mixture on to black card. When dry, the puffy paint had a sponge-like texture and our planets look great hanging outside our classroom!
October was a great month for S.E.S.E! In History, we learned that Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon (alongside Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin) and we watched a video clip of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We found this very interesting! Having learned many fun facts about Neil Armstrong, we were then able to construct a timeline of his life to develop our sequencing skills. In Geography, we learnt about our Solar System and all the planets within it. We pretended to be all the different planets orbiting around the sun! Finally, in Science, we really enjoyed doing rocket launch experiments! For our first experiment, we tried to get balloons to launch across a piece of string and we were very successful! In our second experiment, we used a vitamin C tablet to launch a film canister into the air. It was very exciting!
To take a look at videos of our experiments and Aistear time along with plenty of photographs of our artwork, please visit our twitter page – @MsOlsonsClass