Wonderful Winter News

Wonderful Winter News

Science week 
Well done and thanks to all who participated in Science week this year.
It was a real success and all the boys learned alot from the different activities and experiments conducted.
Many thanks to Arrabawn Co-op and the Nenagh CBS secondary who demonstrated some really cool and interesting science.

Here are some photos from Science week;

 Ms. Maher’s boys conducting experiments

 Mr. Hannigan’s boys observe science demonstrations in the CBS secondary.
4th class boys with Mr. Scully from CBS secondary

 4th class boys investigating slopes.
 6th class boys visiting the secondary school.
 6th class boys doing the coke and mentos experiment with Mr. Scully

 6th class boys carrying out investigations.

boys in 4th class working together
 Shane from Arrabawn carrying out the iodine snake reaction experiment.
2nd class boys testing their lung capacity.

Shane from Arrabawn shows Mr. Smith and his class a non-Newtonian fluid.

Mr Smith’s class

We have been very busy this month.
We enjoyed science week. We carried out an experiment to see how plants drink and we also got a visit from Shane from Arrabawn coop who showed us some excellent science demonstrations.
In English, we have been learning all about report writing.
In maths, we have been studying shapes and angles.
In History, we read the story of Oisín and Niamh Cinn Oír.
In Irish, we learned the names of fauna of Ireland as gaeilge.
We finished swimming this month.

Ms Glennon’s class
We have had a busy month.
We have been doing Power Hour every day.
We were also taking part in Sean Nós dancing with Olive and hurling with Christy.
We had a visit from the “Dogs Trust”.
We learned all about the arctic circle and polar animals.
We also painted winter wonderland art.

Ms Slattery’s class
We worked very hard during the month of November in Room 2.
In English, we are learning about report writing.
In gaeilge, we are learning Na Briathra agus an Aimsir Chaite. We enjoyed learning An Haka Gaelach.
In maths, we learned about fractions and how to compile and record information on a bar chart.
In geography, we compiled information on our local clubs, estates or local town to create our projects. They can be seen in the corridor.
In art, we made spider’s webs and spiders. We are now working on our lego project, the theme is 1916.
In SPHE, we learned that we are unique and have special attributes. We also focused on the importance of our own name.
Finally, in RE, we remembered our loved ones who have passed away but are still close in our hearts.

Ms Hanley’s class

We really enjoyed science week.
We did experiments with Arrabawn and went to the CBS secondary school to experiments with Mr. Scully. The mentos and coke experiment was really exciting. In our class, we investigated slopes and tested marbles on slopes.
We finished our projects on Italy and Ancient Rome and made binders of our presentations.
 In art, we painted the supermoon and imagined how transport of the future would look.
We are reading the novel “Stanley” at the moment. It is very funny. We are working hard on our report writing.
We really enjoyed Sean Nós dancing with Olive also.

Ms Barry’s class
An mhí seo, bhíomar ag foghlaim faoi an téma Siopadóireacht. Bhí Ciara, Conor agus na Spásairí ag siopa sa lárionadsiopadóireacht agus bhíomar na siopadóirí. Bhíomar ag foghlaim an teanga do siopadóireacht.

In November for Religion we took time to pray for those dear to us who have passed away. We made sure to include our pets.
We also tried out Still Life drawing this month-it took a little bit of getting used to and we were surprised at how challenging it was to include the light and shade, it is something that we will focus on more in the future.
In Maths we were learning about 2D shapes, we created some 2D shapes using cotton buds we also learned about triangles and their properties. We are continuing to do our maths games every week and our tables are coming along really well- some boys are ready to move on to the 5 and 10 times tables.
The genre that we are focusing on now is Report writing. We are off to a great start so it will be exciting to see who will win this time around! Our comprehension strategy is Visualising so we came up with some vivid stories with this. SPHE- One of the topics that we covered was caring for animals- we had a very exciting visitor; Ted the dog! He came with his owner Heather to teach us all about dog care. We learned some great facts. It was great!
We look forward to an equally exciting December and we might even have another visitor at the end of the month at assembly!!!!!

Ms Maher’s class
This month, we learnt all about Pompeii in history. Then we did projects on Italy.
We also did some very interesting experiments for science week which was great fun. We learnt all about siopadoireacht in irish and we had a siopa glasraí in the classroom.
We created mosaics in art, as part of our theme on Italy.

Mr. Hannigan’s class

We’ve been working very hard this term, concentrating on decimals and number theory in Maths.
We also studied the causes and consequences of WW1 and wrote letters to loved ones from the trenches.
We did construction in art completing two towers.

We also worked hard at our Irish phrases and carried out an experiment as part of science week.

Mr Buckley’s class
We started visiting the library every Thursday for story time.
We are learning about road safety and practicing it at home and on our trips around town.
We also did some winter art.
We also made vegetable soup which we sold to the other classes in school.

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