In Seomra Dearg we have been reading one of new favourite stories, Zog by Julia Donaldson. It tells the story of Zog who is learning how to be a proper dragon. Flying, breathing fire, roaring, capturing princesses and fighting knights are just some of the things Zog learns to do. We have been learning new things too, but slightly different things!
In Maths we’ve been learning about shapes. After learning about the square, rectangle, circle and triangle earlier this year, we are moving onto 3-d shapes – cube, cuboid, sphere and cylinder. We went on a shape hunt around our classroom and found lots of examples of cubes (dice, Jack-in-the-box), cuboids (cófra, boxes), spheres (ball, globe) and cylinders (toilet rolls, pencil cases).
In Science we we learning about materials and their properties. We took part in an experiment to see whether materials were waterproof. We found tin-foil, glass and plastic were waterproof, but newspaper, tissue and cloth were not waterproof. Newspaper took a while to let water through but it eventually did!
In Gaeilge, we have been talking about An Aimsir (the weather). We are able to say what kind of day it is. (Tá an lá fuar/fluich/tirim/gaofar/scamallach/te). We also coloured a ‘tuar ceatha lena dathanna ceart‘.
After reading Zog we decided that we all wanted our own pet dragon. So we decided to make our very own one. We pinched and pulled clay to create our dragons and then painted the dragons after allowing them to dry.
Our favourite thing this week was learning about our senses. We discussed our 5 different senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste). We had a taste test to see if we could recognise things without looking at them. We tasted pieces of orange, apple, lemon and, even though it wasn’t Treat Day, we tasted some chocolate. Our least favourite was the lemon, but we all agreed chocolate had the nicest taste!