Our school tour:
On the 5th of May 2016 third and fourth class went on our school tour to Oxford Island Discovery Centre. Oxford Island is on Lough Neagh. When we got up there we were split into three groups. We learned a lot about birds and eels. We went on a woodland walk and while we were there we searched for mini beasts. We saw a robin called Bobby. There were a number of stuffed animals. After a while, we had great fun pond dipping. Some people found a stickleback, a water boatman, a water mite, a blood worm and some other creatures. We had great fun all day and enjoyed the bus journey with all of our friends! Our tour was funded by Monaghan County Council……go raibh maith agaibh! We completed individual revision projects for homework over the past couple of weeks. We had to choose topics in History, Geography and Science that we had already learned about. We had to write some of facts that we knew for each topic on posters and decorate them. Everybody enjoyed the challenge! Here are some photographs of us admiring each other’s projects.
We read the play All Aboard the Ark for our English reading. We then did a performance in the class. We quickly improvised some props to make us look more like animals. Can you guess what we are supposed to be?
We have been learning about Co. Monaghan in Geography. Here is a sample of the Monaghan crests that we designed ourselves.
We had lots of fun learning about fractions……yum!
Here are some pictures of our winter displays. We drew polar bears with various expressions. The lovely colours behind them are our versions of the northern lights. You can’t read them but we also wrote acrostic “Winter” poems to add to the display.
This is a photo of the display of our stories “The day I got flattened!”. We enjoyed reading about Flat Stanley that much that we were inspired to write our own stories.
We read a lot of stories about the legends of Ulster. We painted a big picture of Setanta hitting the ball at the hound of Culann. It is tghe scene from the story that led to him getting the name Cúchulainn
We enjoyed writing spooky poems!
As we are now in Rang a Trí we didn’t get to take part in the infant concert for Halloween. Instead, we had great fun dressing up and dancing so that we could make this video. This is the first video we have made this year. Hopefully we will make lots more!
Click on the link below to watch our Dark Disco!
We have been busy settling back into school life and new routines in the last few weeks. Here are a few examples of the work we have completed and our class displays…….Tús maith leath na hoibre!