eTwinning - Christmas Cards Exchange
The newest eTwinning project in 3rd class is now gaining momentum as pupils are planning their cards that they will send to the partner schools. We are partnered with ten other schools for this project and pupils will work in groups of three of four to make a card and write a little about our school to include with each card. They are also preparing a Christmas Banner that will be sent via the eTwinning Platform. Part of the project also involves telling the partner schools about CHristmas traditions in Ireland and we in turn will learn of the Christmas Traditions in other European countries...Busy times!
Postcards From Afar
Postcards have been arriving from around Europe. It is very exciting to receive each new card and to learn a little about each class in our eTwinning project.
5th/6th One Point Perspective Art
Taking inspiration from the works of Leonardo da Vinci and his contribution to added dimension and perspective, the children created their own One Point Perspective Drawing, using a horizon line and a vanishing point.
We discussed form and shape 2D and 3D. We developed an awareness of line and form , rhythm, pattern and space. We focused on vertices and edges and parallel and perpendicular lines in our drawings.
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Maths Week 2018
5th class enjoyed a lovely Maths trail during Maths Week. The children worked in groups to complete various activities both inside and outside the school. The pupils used their measuring skills to calculate the size of our new yard along with the length of the school corridor. They also used their Maths eyes to find various examples of 2-D and 3-D shapes in the school environment along with other examples of number found around the school. Well done 5th class
3rd class logged onto the Scoilnet site to do some problem solving...here are some of the ones they tackled!
From Stone Age to Earthquake Simulation
Pupils in 3rd class were studying The Stone Age, Buildings and materials used for building during October. As part of this learning, they used the Lego WeDo 2.0 sets to simulate an Earthquake...here are the exciting results!
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As part of their study of buildings, the children also researched some famous buildings/structures and their architects. Click on the picture to see some of their work:
Some children even went to the bother of creating their own presentations - click ont he links to see more:
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