Delighted to share a snapshot of the wonderfully creative activities going on throughout the school to mark Creative Schools Week. Such inspiring art and creativity shown here from Junior Infants to 2nd Class - amazing!
Well done everyone!
Today we held our annual show for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Here are some pictures and videos of the children from junior infants, senior infants, 1st class, 2nd class and our school band performing songs, dramas, poems and dances. Some parents also came along to watch the performances. We all really enjoyed the show and we had fun learning lots of Irish along the way.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Daoibh!
We didn't let the rain stop us from running our A.S.A.P today. The hall was set up into various stations which included dribbling, balancing, hurdles, throwing beanbags and hula-hoop games. The children learned new skills and developed ones they have already been working on. Most importantly everyone had a lot of fun! Thanks again to everyone who helped out.
We started a new after school programme in our school today with 1st and 2nd classes called Be Active A.S.A.P. We set up 10 stations on our astro turf pitch and had great help from parents at each station. This week the children did athletic activities which included various forms of running, jumping, throwing and skipping. The children had great fun and we are looking forward to next week already! We'd like to say a big thank you to Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Kilgannon & Ms. Lane for organising and also a big thank you to all the parents who helped out.
In Room 6 we've been busy this term learning about the polar regions of the world, Antarctica and The Arctic. We learned about Tom Crean's three expeditions to the Antarctic in History. We learned about the long journeys animals make to and from the Arctic in Geography. We learned how animals are adapted to living in cold places in Science.
We learned about Mexico in History, Geography and Science. We learned about the Aztec people who live in Mexico and then about the Spanish that took over 500 years ago. We learned about the mountains, deserts, rain forests and beaches of Mexico. We read about the lives of children living in Mexico and about their customs, traditions and the food they eat.
We have been learning about Australia and the amazing animals that live there. We've learned lots about marsupials( pouched mammals) and read some great stories about wombats, possums and an amazing trip around Australia!
Today we had to say goodbye to our Aquarium! Joanne came to First Class to collect it from us. Joanne also brought lots of really interesting things for us to see. She brought Shark's Teeth, Whale's Teeth, Shark's Skin, Lobster Claws, Dolphin Skull, a Whale's Neck Bone, a Star Fish Shell, a Mermaid's Purse and lots of other exciting things.
We are very sad to see the aquarium go but we really enjoyed having here in First Class - we learned so much from it and we all did wonderful projects on it.
Today the two First Classes had a visit from Tiernan McCusker. Tiernan came to tell us all about cycling and walking to school. We learned about safety on the road and cycling for exercise. We also learned that walking is very good for us and a great way to get to school!
Rooms 5 and 6 came together to assemble an aquarium. It is on loan to us through the Galway explorer's project. First we put in everything the marine creatures would need; gravel, water, an oxygen pump and a filter to keep the sea water clean. There are vertebrates(animals with a back bone) and invertebrates(animals with no back bone) in our tank. We have a Butterfish, Flounder, Goby, Starfish, Sea Anemone, Common Prawn and Hermit Crab. We are learning so much!!
It was Friendship Week in Bushypark School from November 16th to 20th. We played with our friends during Golden Time. We had lots of fun.
On Tuesday afternoon we had a whole school skipping show in the hall with Lee. Some of us got to demonstrate the new skipping skills that we learned. We have all made wonderful progress since Lee has started coming to the school. Thanks Lee!!
We read 'My Many Coloured Days' by Dr. Seuss. He uses colours to represent the different emotions and feelings we have. We created lovely art to show the colours that best describe us.
When we read 'Owl Moon.' we used our reading strategies to help us visualise and create images in our heads of all the sights and sounds described by the author, Jane Yolen.
In our class book 'Feena's First Book of Facts,' we were learning about food and staying healthy. We read 'Eat Your Peas' by Kes Gray.
We have been enjoying learning all about Autumn and have depicted our learning through various Art activities including construction, clay (check out our extremely cute hedgehogs), paint and colour (also using Aboriginal dot pointing method). As the season is starting to draw to a close we have even commenced our Hallowe'en Art activities. We have also integrated our Maths lessons with Art and whilst learning about 2-D shapes, we made share robots and our own personal 2-D shape creations, many of which were inspired by the theme of Hallowe'en. Enjoy our Art displays!