World Children’s Day in Seomra Dearg On Wednesday the 20th of November 2019 it was World Children’s Day. We celebrated by having popcorn after we ate our lunch. We made paper airplanes and jets and then we flew them in the PE halla. We had no homework that night. We watched a video about the best things about being a child. We dressed up in blue clothes. We had a vote to decide what we will do for one of our lessons. Normally teacher decides what we do but this time we got to choose. We voted for drawing. The end!...
Since returning to school after our Easter break, we have been exploring the story ‘Handa’s Hen’. This story is set in Africa. We have been learning about African animals, African clothing and the differences between life in Ireland and life in the African country of Kenya. Check out our paintings of African patterned clothing and our African masks! In English, we have started word families. We work together at our tables to generate new words to share with the class. For Daily 5, we are working hard on all our stations. Have a look at us! Here we are: Reading to Self Working with Teacher Working on Words On Fridays, we all ‘work on writing’ based on our weekly reader. Have a look at some of our work. In P.E., we have been playing co-operative parachute games, as well as working on our dribbling, running and balancing skills. We have also began orienteering! We are also having lots of fun playing Maths games and practicing our number stories. Thanks for reading!...
Hi everyone, In Seomra Oráiste we have been super busy! At the beginning of March we learned all about people who help us. After we chatted about what we would like to be when we grow up. The future looks bright for Seomra Oráiste as we have future vets, footballers, teachers, lawyers, secret agents and even ninjas in our classroom. Check out our work! For World Book Day some children brought in their favourite books. During Seachtaine na Gaeilge we had lots of fun trying our best to speak as Gaeilge. We went on a súiloid dúrla. We worked in pairs to collect lots of different things along the way. We used some Irish phrases such as Chonaic mé crann . I saw a tree. Fuair mé duilleoga. I got leaves. Tá an aimsire griannmhar. The weather is sunny. In maths we have started learning about we money. We have been using real coins to help us add up how much is in our piggy banks. We like to work with a friend as sometimes money can be a bit tricky. We have been working really hard and we are getting the hang of it now. For art we designed spring flowers using different coloured card. First we designed flower pots. We love being creative. Thanks for...
This month in Seomra Oráiste we have been learning lots of new and exciting things. We read the story ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. In this story the zoo send a series of unsuitable pets which are hidden, we had great fun guessing which animal was hiding. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect! We made zoo animals using our handprints. Check them out! In science we learned all about elephants. We discovered some cool facts! ‘Did you know?’ The largest elephant on record was an adult male African elephant. It weighed about 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall at the shoulder! During science we labelled all the parts of the elephant. It was great fun! We have new groups for Daily 5 and we are all working on building stamina to become readers. We have been working on accuracy. This means making sure we are reading the words the right way. It’s so important that we know our tricky words so we have been making them using letter cubes at the word work station. This week we read the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. In this book Baby Bear flies a rocket to the moon. We loved this story so much we created our own space scenes for art using oil and chalk pastels to make the planets really stand out! Here are some of our masterpieces! Thanks for reading...
We are delighted to announce after the success of last year’s clubs and societies evening, it will be happening again this year on Thursday February 8th from 4.30pm-7.30pm. There will be over 30 clubs and societies attending from our local area. Clubs vary from sports to yoga to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone!! Here at Scoil Ghrainne we try and encourage every child to join some activity outside of school and on Thursday February 8th it is the perfect time to find a new hobby! Some of the performances on the evening will be from Dipali – Children’s yoga, St John the Ambulance, Brain O’ Brain, KStar, Blanch Tae Kwon Do, Fusion Elite All Star Cheerleading, Jill’s Dance Class and Clare Connolly Dance and Ballet. And we will even have some special guests. So please come along, it is guaranteed to be a very enjoyable and informative...
It has been a very busy month in Seomra Corcra! We had been busy practicing for our Winter Performance – Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We really hope you enjoyed our performance. We worked hard learning the songs and actions, and remembering to smile and be confident on stage. Have a look at some of our recount writing about our Winter Performance. We have been learning new sounds this year. These are sounds that have two letters but make one sound. These are called digraphs. The digraphs we have learned so far are – ai, oa, ie, ee, or, ng and oo. Look at some of our whiteboard work for the digraph ‘oo’. In ‘Goodness Me, Goodness You’, we have been looking at places that are special in our lives, and our families’ lives. These have included the mosque, our homes, different countries, the zoo, the swimming pool, and many more! We have discussed these together, and presented them to the class. Have a look at some of our work that we have done at home with our families. We are all excited for our Winter Holidays and wish everybody a safe and relaxing...
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