The children have been working really hard in class, as a treat they brought in their teddies for a day! We had great fun writing about our teddies, describing them with adjectives, measuring their height with cubes and reading teddy bear stories.
As part of STEM week, the children took part in lots of different experiments and activities. This included using six bricks for Maths, a walking water experiment and making paper helicopters for Science, using Bluebots for Technology and building pasta bridges for Engineering.
Dogs Trust Visit
We took our Geography lesson outside to our lovely school garden. We talked about all the plants growing and then created sketches.
Fun with clay!
The children enjoyed making and painting their own clay pots for Mother's Day.
This week, we took part in a biodiversity workshop. Dale taught us all about insects, plants and trees around the school and we played some animal games as well.
Our World Book Day costumes!
We had brilliant fun learning about Australia in Aistear. We compared the size of Ireland to Australia, learning it's a really big place and it would take a long time to get there! We discovered fun facts about koalas, kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, possums and lots more amazing animals. We had fun learning about dot painting and boomerangs- even making our own out of clay. We created our own ebooks full of fun facts and pictures. We ended our topic by learning about famous landmarks; Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Uluru (Ayers Rock).
The children had great fun; icing, decorating and tasting their biscuits.
3D Ipad fun!
First, the children coloured in their butterfly sheet. Next, they connected it to the app and they watched their butterfly pictures become 3D. We had great fun walking around the room trying to catch the butterflies!
Artist of the month- Andy Warhol
Each month a class is asked to pick a famous artist to study. This month it was our turn and we picked Andy Warhol. We love Andy Warhol's art as he like using repeated patterns to create pop art pictures. We loved all the bright colours he used in his artworks and we used oil pastels to create our pieces because the colours were very vibrant.
We are all illustrators!
This week we got to go to the library to meet a very special person; Lauren O’Hara. Lauren is an illustrator and she has created beautiful images for many books. The children were so excited to meet her. We read some of her books in our own new school library; The Book Nook.
Next we watched a video of Lauren reading a book that she illustrated.
Then we made our own illustrations for our very own books. Some children created their own titles, stories and pictures, and others decided to pick books already in our library.
Finally, we had our very exciting visit to the library where we met Lauren. She read her new book to us and we also created our own heroes with crafts. The children had a great time meeting Lauren.
During science this week we completed a rainbow colour mixing experiment with skittles and water. We saw how the colours mixed with each other when they were exposed to water. We spun the plates around to mix the colours and saw that the darker colours became the more prominent ones. We have been learning about the colour wheel; our primary and secondary colours.
Autumn forests with first class. Making the rainbow 🌈
Welcome to Ms Higgin's first class blog! Meet the children in our class 😊