It’s been an absolutely wonderful start to the year in Room 13, with plenty of interesting and exciting things just one month in. Recently, we’ve been doing plenty of discussion on the changing autumnal weather. We went out on a nature walk to have a search for as many beautiful colours we could find, and took some souvenirs back in with us! We then did some observational drawings which can be seen decorating the hallway just outside our room.
We also worked on creating self-portraits and the results are just amazing! There are some very talented artists up here in Room 13…
We’ve been doing the daily mile each day (depending on the weather!), and we recently carried out an investigation into how exercise affects our pulse rate. In other science-y news, we created some old-fashioned cup telephones to investigate how sound travels! We had great fun doing this, and we were all surprised at how well the sound travels through the string. Amazing!
That’s not all, each week we have been debating RTÉ News2Day’s question of the week. Each week, the children’s news show poses a ‘Question of the Week’ and we have a whole-class discussion and debate, write our opinions and send them in! So far, two of the children in our class (Isabelle Forde and Alan Morley) have actually had their answers read out on the news.
Lastly, we have been working really hard on our family projects. Have a look at a few of them below, and see the fantastic imagination and creativity brought to these projects!
We will update again soon, and thanks for reading our blog post!
In school, we did a balloon rocket experiment. It was great fun. We watched a video of it on the Whiteboard and then we got started. If you ever want to try this at home, here is what you will need:
- a balloon
- something to hold it up with (we used a chair and a door handle.)
What to do:
- Thread the string through the straw;
- Blow up a balloon but don’t tie it;
- Tape the straw (with string running through it) to the balloon;
- Let the balloon go and it will shoot down the string.
- Then, watch the magic!
I would definitely recommend this as I had a lot of fun and so did my class.
By Teagan, Media Team
Our class and the other 3rd class went on a tour to the Irish Heritage Park, Wexford. We learned lots about the history of Ireland. We were brought back to the middle Stone Age, when the first people came to Ireland. Then we made our way up to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, Early Christian Ireland and then the Vikings! We had learned lots about Early Christian Ireland and the Vikings in class.
On the tour we learned that they made homemade cement out of not very pleasant things and that the people hunted animals for food and wolves and bears for their skin. We saw houses from the middle Stone age, Iron age and the Viking era. All of these homes were quite similar in that the roofs were made of mud and straw and the walls of wattle and sticks. There were only one or two rooms inside where lots of people and the animals lived. The Viking houses had a hole in the roof for the smoke from the fire. There were fires lighting outside all of the houses and there was a strong smell from them. The people did not live very long lives in those days.
Our tour guide was called Corinne and she was dressed like a lady from Viking times. She showed us things like brooches, landmarks, ancient burial sites, a crannóg and much more. We also went on a longship but it didn’t go in the water for safety reasons. The tour was all outdoors. We went around different parts and there was a little house with a monk inside it! We had lots of fun and saw lots of things. I would go back again.
By Teagan, Media Team
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 my name is Teagan.
Mr Dunne’s class have been doing a lot of fun stuff that I will be telling you about. So let’s get started!
First they did some Art. Every day they watch the news. In fact, they have been doing some debates and did you know that the people on the news ask questions? Well they sent in their answers hoping that they would be read.
They have been doing their family projects and they went on a nature walk. They have been reading David Walkers book called Rat Burgan. They did a bit of pulse exercise and they found that cool!
Hi, my name is Eoin and I am in Ms. Elmes’ class.
In school, we are learning about lots of new things. We are learning about the bones, the organs, how they work and where they are.
We are also learning lots of Irish games and English. Ms Elmes likes to make learning fun by playing maths games.
We also have great fun in Art class. This term we have already painted self-portraits, autumn trees and lighthouse by sea. Ms. Elmes also taught “marbling” which was great fun as we used water and paint. Our first project was on My Family. Everyone can see our projects and read them outside of our classroom.
Family Trees from Third Class
By Eoin, Media Team
The three third classes did the Córfhéile in the National Basketball Arena on the 10th of March. They sang three songs in Irish and did some Irish dancing. They are now practicing a song from a musical for the End of Year Show. Also, the three third classes performed in assembly doing two songs on recorder.
Ms. Aivalikli’s class got busy on the 5th of May raising money towards the new design for the reception hall
They sold hot dogs for €2. They also planned a fun nature scavenger hunt for €1. They raised €1,000 profit. The school will be very happy once they see the amazing new design that Ms. Aivalikli’s class happily funded for. They also did a project on space.
Ms Elmes class are currently doing a project on ancient Greece. They also made a rainbow display for summer outside their classroom.
Ms Travers organised a book fair during book week. For the book fair, children brought in books from home to sell in School. The class that had the most books would get a homework pass. On the day of the book fair, students dressed up as book characters. Some of the popular characters were Pippi Longstocking, Harry Potter, Tom Gates, Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy. There was a competition between classes for the best costumes. It was very successful and lots of fun!
By Mary-Kate, Media Team