This week, we participated in Science week by learning more about occupations that use Science every day. We learned about the different areas of Science. In groups, we tested the effects of sound waves on popcorn, we made gloop using cornflour and we made a lava lamp which showed how oil and water don't mix. Ben and Joe also showed us some electrical circuits.
This month Jospehine has told us the story of Jonah and the Whale and she has taught us about the Church Year. We look forward to hearing the story of the First Christmas in December.
What a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon! Aisling taught us some yoga poses and we did a sun salutation. To finish, we engaged in a guided relaxation activity. We felt very relaxed after it - Thank you Aisling!
Well done to all of our 4th class boys and girls who played in GAA blitzes over the past two weeks. Mr. Gantley complimented all of those playing on their behaviour and great performance in every match!
So far this year, our class have learnt about islands, lakes, bays, headlands and lighthouses of Ireland. Each week we complete a stations lesson where the children do three different activities based on our topic of the week. Here are some great 3D lighthouses that the children cut out, coloured and constructed last week. Everyone's work turned out great and making the lighthouse turned out to be a tricky task for teacher and students alike! This week we are learning about the counties and provinces of Ireland, feel free to ask the boys and girls to share their counties poem with you!
Last week, 3rd and 4th class worked together to create a list of synonyms for commonly used words. These posters were then created in groups. I think everyone will agree that the children did beautiful neat work! The children have been really great at using these posters to help them think of words whilst writing!
In September, 3rd & 4th class learnt about Early Christian Ireland. We then learnt about the Vikings and their raids on Early Christian monasteries. The children wrote brilliant recount writing pieces on Viking raids and completed these wonderful Viking longship art pieces!
Last week we made our class contract. We worked in groups to think of rules for our class. We then decided on which rules to put in our contract. Everyone in the class traced their hand and coloured it brightly. We wrote our names on our hands and stuck them on the wall. This shows that we have agreed to obey our class rules for the year. So far the rules have been working really well and everyone is working very hard in 3rd & 4th class!