Christmas Nativity 2018
A large crowd gathered in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Bruree on Wednesday 19th for the staging of The Nativity. All the children in the school got the opportunity to take part in this wonderful show. There were Roman Soldiers, shepherds, angels, kings, drummer boy, donkey, Inn Keepers, the star, narrators & of course Mary & Joseph. All classes sang a wide variety of Songs which culminated in a Christmas Medly at the end. Well done to all involved.
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CB Media visit 3rd class
It was very exciting in 3rd class on November 13th when CB Media came to make a video of the children working on one of their eTwinning projects. This is a promotional video comissioned by Léargas and it will feature the work that the children do on their projects as well as an interview with Mrs Murnane about how she integrates eTwinning into the everyday curriculum. There was also a short interview with some of the children asking them what they like about eTwinning and with Ms Conmy, our Junior Infant teacher as she will soon begin her first eTwinning project. This was a great opportunity for the children to see what is involved in making such a video, and was also a great platform for them to showcase the work involved in eTwinning projects.
The Children chose to feature their current "Christmas Card Exchange 2018" project. For this project, they are teamed up with 11 other schools throughout Europe. They have written letters about Christmas in Ireland as well as making a Christmas card to send to each of the schools involved. It is very exciting when the cards arrive from the other schools and we are having great fun trying to read some of the Christmas greeting in the other languages. Another feature of the project is that the group is creating an online picture dictionary, so 3rd class put in the Irish words for each of the pictures featured such as Crann Nollag for Christmas tree, Nollaig Shona duit for Happy CHristmas etc. There is still more work to be done on the project as they will have to create some Christmas themed games for the other schools involved and will also be recording a greeting for them.
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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