The children is Sarah C's First Class learned a round for Gaeilge Fortnight.
The children also made Celtic Knot art!
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Here are some photos and videos of what the children in Sarah C's first class got up to in Term 1!
Autumn Trees Group Art, October 2020
Each group made a tree collage and painted the falling leaves! We hung them in the window so the whole school could see them!
Shape Hunt! October 2020
We looked for 2D shapes around the grounds of our school! We found triangles, circles, squares, rectangles and even a semicircle!
Magnet Magic! November 2020
The children in First Class had a great time learning about magnetism and playing with magnets. They were learning about forces, and that magnets would stick to some things like the metal table leg, but wouldn't stick to other materials, such as clothing, wood, the wall, the floor.
Other Art Lessons in Term 1 2020
Art based on the Kandinsky circles. It looks fabulous outside out classroom!
This was a group colouring exercise. Everyone coloured in their own part of the rainbow, and then Sarah C stuck them all together. This is in our classroom window too!
The children painted rocks for the Our School Rocks whole school collaboration project suggested by our fantastic Student Council!
Happy, Happy, Happy Hedgehogs! December 2020
The children really enjoyed learning about hedgehogs, and they learned a lovely hedgehog song which they are singing in the above video on the left. On the right is a close up of the finished clay hedgehogs and the group habitats that each table made, along with their hedgehog drawings which we hung on the window. And below are photos of the clay hedgehogs in progress, and the super artists who made them!
End of Term Class Disco in the Hall December 2020
Check out the awesome dance moves in First Class! All very safe and distanced, but still a whole lot of fun!
Outdoor Observational Art. 11/9/20
First Class did some observational drawing in our outdoor classroom last week, using chalk pastels. The class really enjoyed working outdoors and drawing things they could see, like the plants, wildlife, our school building and the bug hotel! We had some trouble with the wind, but the children wrapped their paper around a book to stop it from blowing away, and this solved the problem!
Their beautiful drawing work is now displayed in the corridor outside our classroom for everyone in the school to see!
Harvesting Sunflower Seeds. 18/9/20
Last Spring, we planted sunflower seeds in school, but due to the school's sudden closure in March, the plants were never sent home. Sarah C took care of them and planted them in the soil on the farm where she lives. They grew extremely well, in spite of several storms and strong winds. Several grew taller than 2 meters!
On Friday morning, Sarah C cut the heads off the ones that were ready to harvest and brought them in to school. We looked at them closely with the visualiser in the classroom, and the children could see how the sunflower seeds grow in the centre of the flower. Later when we were in the outdoor classroom, each group was given a flower or two, and they had the opportunity to harvest them. We found some tiny snails, and earwigs in the sunflowers, so we gave them a comfy new home in the bug hotel! We hope to share these sunflower seeds with everyone in our school by planting them next Spring, and allowing the whole school to watch them grow!
Sorry it got to the end of the week before I got the chance to update our class page! We have had a great week getting used to the new Seesaw programme, and thank you for trying our the sample activities! Next week we will be using Seesaw nearly every day, and hope to continue to use the programme. I'm still learning how to create lessons with it, but hopefully it will make things easier for everyone!
Here is a forrest of family trees, sent in by Anamaria, Teddy, Kristiana and Ahmed.
Here is some fantastic Tricky word practice! I'm so glad to see you all practising your tricky words each day! Anu, Noor and Adya are doing great Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check work!
Here are some photos of Maths work that has really impressed me! Teddy and Joaquin really enjoyed the money game, and Finn has been working hard with a Maths workbook at home.
Here are some examples of lovely writing that has been sent it.
Joaquin sent me his art made from things he found on his scavenger hunt! Great job Joaquin!
Hello Senior Infants! I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful sunshine at the weekend and enjoying the bank holiday with your families. Here is my video for this week, just saying hello and showing you the sunflowers growing taller! Please try to log in to Seesaw this week and try out the activities I have assigned there too, just little number games, but you can see how easy it is to use the website. Please try to submit your work this week by Seesaw, and I will try to reply to everyone on Seesaw too. Have a great week of learning everyone!
Hi everyone, I would like to share with you some of the amazing work that has been sent in. All of this work is home learning and I love how everyone does things in their own way, using the things that they have a home. I haven't made a video slideshow this week as I am still experiencing difficulty with uploading long or high quality videos to the website.
Anamaria, Cecilia, Joaquin and Ahmed have made beautiful, colourful drawings of the life cycle of a frog.
Saibh has some frogspawn of her own in her garden!
I was very happy to hear that all of you enjoyed the frogspawn video. Animals can sometimes live and grow and change like this without us ever seeing them. It is so amazing to be watching the tadpoles getting bigger and changing shape. Here are some pictures of their new fish tank. I will have a video for you to see their progress next week!
Adya, Hareen and Emma have been working on their tricky words!
I was very impressed to see you all writing your capital letters so well this week. Hareen, Adya and Kristiana sent me some of their excellent written work! Well done!
Here are some more photos I received this week! I am very proud of all of you!
We are having trouble uploading videos to the school website at the moment. Here is the link to Sarah C's weekly check in on youtube. https://youtu.be/zgdByg1XIOE
A little message for everyone from Dorothy our ANA, who is missing you all very much!