In order to raise money for the Belief Systems strand in the Learn Together programme, we organised a Mad Hatter Day. Not only did this give us a chance to make our own hats from recycled materials in school, but we also learnt about different types of hats and the different reasons people wear hats. We got inspiration for our hats from a famous Irish milliner called Philip Treacy. Check out our photos below to see more!
Every day while we were eating our lunch, Ciara read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl.
We loved reading about all the different children in the story - Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee.
We drew some of the characters from the story with a partner. You can see them on the right hand side of the board in our room. On the left hand side of the board, you can see some drawings and writing about our favourite moments in the story.
In our groups, we imagined big chocolate factories and then started working on them. Here are some pictures of the process. Check back soon to see the finished products!
In SESE we have been looking at Autumn and all the changes that are happening around us. We learnt some technical language about the leaves changing colour. We learnt about the different pigments (colours) in leaves: chlorophyll (green), xanthophyll (yellow) and carotene (orange).
We have been keeping our eyes open outside for signs of Autumn. Héctor, Amy and Amrutha have brought in conkers for us to look at. One of them is still in its prickly green shell. Keep an eye out for conkers, acorns and the leaves of the oak and horse chestnut trees so we can add them to our Nature Table.
In Learn Together, we have been looking at Rules. We created a classroom charter at the beginning of the year that we all agreed on. Every morning in our Morning Meeting, we remind ourselves of the Golden Rules. This helps to keep us safe, and makes sure that everyone is given a chance to speak and to be listened to.
We also looked at the 5 Pillars of Islam. We were really lucky to have some experts in our class that were able to tell us more about the Pillars and to help us with our pronunciation.
In Gaeilge, we were learning about different foods. We created a role play based on a story in our book Bun go Barr. Here are some photos of us practising our play.
In our first week, we were allowed to take a game from the shelf or a colouring sheet. We learnt lots of new games like draughts, Guess Who and Ludo.