Pointillism

January 11, 2019

Pointillism is a technique of painting with small dots of colour to form an image. Notable artists being Vincent Van Gogh, George Seurat...and evidently, my class! 

Be careful of gymnasts - they could flip at any moment!

January 8, 2019

Today we explored individual and partner balances to develop body awareness and good body tension. Many of my class do gymnastics as an extra curricular activity and it shows! They all learned a lot from each other today and had fun doing it.

Christmas Concert!

December 19, 2018

This year Third Class put on a traditional Nativity with a twist! They put a lot of practice and hard work in and it really paid off. They were amazing and really enjoyed performing. It was a great success! 

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Follow your Food!

December 6, 2018

What is more fascinating to children than gross science? Our class had an amazing interactive science experience today facilitated by an enthusiastic team from UCC (APC Microbiome Ireland) organised by one of my pupil’s Mom, which made it that bit more exciting for us! This week’s lessons may make for some interesting (and stomach churning) talk at the dinner table!

Don't forget to check the APC website  http://apc.ucc.ie/education-outreach/primary/  and also http://microbemagic.ucc.ie/

Origami Fun

November 16, 2018

Our class novel is The BFG by Roald Dahl. In order to keep our place we designed and made eye catching bookmarks! 

‘We is in Dream Country,' the BFG said. 'This is where all dreams is beginning’.
Roald Dahl, The BFG

Harper's Island

November 12, 2018

Our class recently went to Harper's Island Wetland Centre. As you will see in the photos we had to practice how to use binoculars properly. We were on a mission to spot wintering waterbirds - the Black Tailed Godwit in particular. We had to be very quiet so as not to frighten the birds away. We were very lucky to have ornithologist, Mr Jim Wilson, to guide us. Luckily we saw a lot of different birds on the day, (although many had been scared away by some pelicans that had escaped from Fota Wildlife Park who flew in that morning for breakfast!)  Currently, we are working on projects based on some of the birds we saw on the day.

Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh

November 12, 2018

What did the ghost teacher say to her class?

"Watch the board...I'll go through it again".