We had a very busy April in second class. We spent the first two weeks preparing for first Holy Communion we learned lots of prayers and songs. We had a great day.
In Maths we learned about subtraction with renaming and also about length. St Fintan’s learned about the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. We painted their own ‘’Stamy Night’’, we wrote acrostic poems and also learned about Holland.
This month has been very busy for us.
We received our First Holy Communion on Saturday, 21st April.
It was a great day and all the boys did fantastically well.
In maths, we learned about length, 3D shapes and weight.
In English, we had power hour and also we have been looking at narrative writing.
This month we learned lots about Africa. In Geography we focused on the country Kenya. We learned about the famous landmarks in Kenya and we also learned about the cultures and traditions. The Maori’s tribe. In history we learned all about ancient Egypt. We did a project on this and it was very interesting. For the last two week, we have a new teacher called Mr Gubbins he is really nice and is doing lots of fun things with us.
We learned all about the Titanic in History.
We have been researching all about Spain we are doing a project about Spain in small groups.
We made reading buddies holding our favourite book in Art.
We had great fun at the Athletics day. Daniel won two medals.
Valters, Daniel and Emmet are on the school hurling team.
We learned all about area, length and perimeter in Maths. We celebrated earth day and created booklets on how to recluse, reuse and recycle. We are learning about the different proving and countries in Ireland. In science we carried out experiments about heat and also magnetism.
We entered the Design a book token competition.
We studied maps of all kinds in various formats.
Daniel, Oren and Victor won an art competition called “my Region, my dreams, we won an art pack, a set of postcards with their picture, and their picture was displayed in the European committee of Regions Hall.
Mr Gubbins visited our class and did percussion.
Well done to Ryan from our class who won gold in the javelin at the recent athletics meet at Nenagh Olypmic.
We wrote acrostic poems to celebrate World Earth Week.
We learnt about sound in science and we made musical instruments from recyclable items.
We competed in the Indoor Athletics Competition and loads of winners.
In maths, we studied the circle. We used compasses to draw them and we also designed a circle of life.
In English, we started a new novel, “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo.
In geography, we designed our own maps of Europe and labelled the different countries and cities.
In April, sixth class received the sacrament of Confirmation. In preparation for the sacrament we went on a retreat to the Cistercian Monastery in Roscrea. This was organised by the parish. Everyone had a great day reflecting on the meaning of this special sacrament.
The Confirmation was a great day and all of the boys showed great respect to the significance of this milestone.
We learned about the life cycle of a frog. We went on a walk with Mr Buckley to find tadpoles and we are now being cared for in our school garden.
We also planted seeds in our school garden with Mrs Finn. We planted lettuce, beetroot, onions and courgettes.