Category Archives: Class News

November in Katie’s Fifth Class

November was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. During Science Week the children learned about famous scientists and inventors. They created mini projects based on their favourite scientist or inventor. The class also completed various experiments over the week including ‘The Skittles Experiment’ and ‘The Paper Spinner Experiment’.

     

Sewing was the focus of Visual Arts in November. The boys and girls learned a variety of sewing skills, including how to complete a running stitch, a back stitch and how to sew on a button. Many of the children took it upon themselves to use their new skills at home to fix a tear in their clothes or to sew on a button that had fallen off!

   

A huge congratulations to the boys and girls in Katie’s class who received their pen license this month! Well done to all! Keep up the great cursive handwriting!

October in Katie’s Fifth Class

October was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. Our History lessons were based on World War One. The children worked together in groups to create a project on a specific area of World War One which was of interest to them. The boys and girls showcased an excellent understanding of the events leading to and the development of the war. Each group presented their work using posters, PowerPoints and 3D models.

 

 

Our World War One theme was carried through to our Visual Arts lessons. We created silhouettes based on various aspects of the war.

 

 

In English lessons we began to read the novel ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. The book follows the life of Joey the horse during World War One and the impact he has on the lives of those he comes in contact with along the way.

Maths Week also took place during October. Each day the class had exciting tasks to complete relating to maths – such as maths teasers, maths trails, etc. The most exciting part of the week for the children was creating 3D structures. The class showed impressive creativity, building Rapunzel’s Tower, a solar powered town and a World War One army tank. We also gained a new member to our class – the lovely Robita!

 

 

Autumn in Junior Infants

We have had a very busy two months in Junior Infants.  We went on an Autumn walk around our school and discovered all kinds of Autumn treasure.  We even found Autumn treasure at home and brought it to school.  We used our leaves to sort Autumn colours and to make leaf rubbings.  We love doing Art and we have become very good at creating our own pictures.

On dress-up day, we had a fashion show and a disco in the hall.  We even had a visit from Spiderman!

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September in Katie’s Fifth Class

September was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. Even though we were a little bit later coming back to school, it was still a very productive month! Science lessons were all about plants. We learned about the different parts of the plant and their function, conditions necessary for plant growth and how to identify flowering and non-flowering plants. The boys and girls completed an investigation to observe how plants absorb water. We also learned about photosynthesis and conducted an experiment to determine whether or not sunlight was necessary for photosynthesis.

  

  

Pablo Picasso was the focus of our Visual Arts lessons. We learned about Picasso’s life and the various artistic styles he applied in his work. We discussed his self-portraits and how they had changed over the course of his life. Everyone created their own Picasso inspired self-portrait.

  

In Music lessons, the boys and girls explored different sounds using body percussion and percussion instruments. They have been composing their own music using different dynamics (louds and softs) and different tempos (speeds). They composed some very interesting pieces and gave great performances to their classmates!

  

Finally, a huge congratulations to all of the boys and girls in Katie’s Fifth Class who received their pen licence in September!

Revised Junior Infant Hours

Please see the revised schedule for Junior Infant start times below. Times published in Junior Infant booklet no longer apply. Changes to schedule are due to delays in school opening. We look forward to meeting with all our new families next week.

Friday 6th Sept – 8.30-11.00am

Mon 9th-13th Sept – 8.15-11.30am

Mon 16th Sept onwards – full day – 8.15-12.55pm