October – Ms. Booth

October

Hello  from us all in 2nd class,

This month was jam-packed with activities!!

In English, we finished up our Power Hour. We wrote some nice invitations and book reviews. We also wrote some potions (with a little help from Ms. Jackson’s fifth class).

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In Irish we learnt about scoil (school) and  Oíche  Shamhna (Halloween).

In Maths we have learnt about 2D shapes, we also learnt about the months of the year and the four seasons. We also did ordering and comparing.

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In SESE we went on a really fun nature walk around the school. We learnt about the different types of leaves and looked out for the different signs of Autumn. We also learnt about foods from different countries. We had an amazing day where we all picked a country and brought foods for everyone to taste.  We researched facts on these countries and shared them with the class. This was one of our best days in school so far… We were full to the brim!

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In Religion , we learnt about friendship and family. We heard stories about where Halloween came from in assembly. We also learnt about the story of when God created the world.

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We did lots of lovely art this month. We made lovely hedgehogs and used leaves for the quills. We then made squirrels and used oak leaves for the tail. We also designed haunted houses and made Halloween bunting.

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The girls from 2nd class have started football training with a coach from the FAI. This has been a great success and the girls are really enjoying  it.

On the last day of school we had a very fun dress up day for Halloween! The costumes and makeup were amazing and we could see they must have taken ages to get ready so a big thanks from us! We had a disco and we went trick or treating around all the different classrooms. We learnt a cool Halloween poem to recite to the other classes.  We look forward to the fun we will have over the next month!

Enjoy your Halloween Holidays

Ms. Smith & Ms. Booth

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September – Welcome back!!

Second class are delighted to be upstairs this year! We have been having lots of fun and doing some really good work for our teachers.

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In English, we started Power Hour where we have 4 groups; Familiar Reading, Unfamiliar Reading and Comprehension, Grammar & Phonics, and Functional Writing. We designed our own book covers on Roald Dahl day also.

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We started learning Irish spellings this year and learnt about Me Fein (Myself) and An Fomhar (Autumn) in Irish.

In Maths we have been revising topics from last year. We have also learnt about place value, patterns and a little bit of algebra

In SESE we talked about our families where we made a family tree for homework. We also talked about or senses and had a taste experiment where we tasted sweet, bitter, sour and  salty foods.  We identified the different things around our community too.

For Religion we learnt about how each of us are completely different from one another. We heard stories about Zacchaeus and the Parable of the Sower during assembly.

In Art we learned about the Colour Wheel and mixed paints to make different colours. We made ‘All About Me’ rainbows. We also made class fingerprint trees which we can keep forever. We drew self-portraits too.

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In PE Ms. Smith has been doing a lot of collaborative playground games and Ms. Booth has been working on catching and throwing skills.

We brought both second classes together as we sang a few songs for music and also did a few dramas based on Roald Dahl.

Both second classes designed a bench for the Outdoor Classroom. All designs were fantastic and Artem’s bench is currently being made. A huge well done to  everyone!

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On the last Friday of the month we had Fluffy Friday where we all wore our slippers and dressing gowns and also brought in our fluffy friends.

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Looking forward to all the fun we are going to have next month!!

Ms. Smith & Ms. Booth

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