November and December in 1st and 2nd Class

We all had a lovely Halloween and were ready for lot’s of fun and learning on our return to school.

In English, we focused on report writing and wrote reports on several animals including bats, snakes and crocodiles.  We enjoyed lots of oral language games around the theme of winter.  We made a lot of effort daily in our accelerated reading. Lot’s of children completed our Readathon challenge. Well Done All! Second Class are busy working on our class book, which we hope to send off for publication in December.

In Gaeilge, we learned lots of new vocabulary around the theme of ‘An Scoil’ agus ‘Éadaí’ and practised this in various oral language games, songs and roleplays.

Our focus in maths has been in place value and addition and we have been practicing these topics daily through games and written activities.

In S.E.S.E. we have been learning about our body, functions of our body parts and also the importance of healthy eating, exercise and sleep for our overall well being. We participated in science week (12-19th November), carrying out some interesting experiments. We discovered that ketchup is really good for cleaning dirty coins!!

In S.P.H.E., we learned about road safety and looked at improvements we could make, to make our school safer in this regard.

In art, we designed Christmas Cards, entered a Christmas colouring competition and also made some ‘Snazzy Snowmen’.  We also designed our own road safety signage. We also designed some Christmas jumpers for the ‘Toy Show.  We also designed our own Christmas stockings! We also wore our pyjamas on the same day, as part of our whole class reward system.

We have also been very busy practicing for our Carol Concert due to take place on 30th December 2023, in Saint Lastra’s Church.

We had our November assembly and rewarded pupils for their reading efforts in the Readathon and also in Accelerated Reading.

The girls and boys should be very proud of their efforts during the month of November and December.

Happy Christmas Everyone!!