In November the children made fantastic art based around our class novel “Under the Hawthorn tree”
They made dioramas and pictures which focused on a particular chapter of the Novel. I was blown away by the result of their hard work. They put a lot of detail and care in to their art and the results spoke for themselves. If you have a spare moment pop in to the classroom and check them out.
In History we learned all about the Famine. We talked about the causes of the famine, the work houses and the famine ships. The children then wrote letters to their loved ones back home after they had survived the journey to America or Canada.
In Geography we looked at the provinces and counties in Ireland. We learned the name of the counties and the provinces through a song. Ask them to sing it for you! We then looked at our own county of Dublin. We made posters and leaflets to advertise Dublin as a tourist destination and the winning group- The Dojo Dominators earned themselves Dojo points and House points! Well done Rosa, Roísín, Oísin and Elliott!
In PE we focused on gymnastics and the children learned lots of different rolls and balances. They then put all their new moves together in to sequences which they performed for their class. The children worked really hard on this and I was really impressed by their skill and determination.
In science we looked at forces. We looked at different types of bridges and then made our own ones- we estimated which ones would take the most weight and then did experiments to see if our predictions were correct. We also spoke about gravity and made our own paper helicopters!