Monday, 15 October 2018

3rd & 4th Class  September News

We have had a busy start to our year in 3rd and 4th class. In September we learned a lot in science and geography about different habitats around the world. We worked together to create a group project on habitats such as hedges, shrub lands, woodlands, oceans,wetlands deserts. We used the
 i pads to research our habitat.

In history, we discovered how Setanta got the name CĂșchuainn. We wrote a diary entry from Setanta's point of view.

3rd class come together to do maths. In September we learned all about place value. We also met the Angle family - Daddy Obtuse, Mammy Right (because Mammy is always right!) and Baby Acute angle. We used geoboards and elastic bands to make the angles. It was great fun!

In P.E. we have been focusing on movement skills and athletics.  We have been playing co-operation games to help us to work together as a team.

At the end of September, John from St Mary's Villa's in  Moynalty came to help us to plant our flower bed as a thank you for helping him with the 'Bug Hotel'. We planted snowdrops, viola, and other flowers. These will help to attract bee's to our garden.

John invited Ms Clarke along to attend the Kells Municipal 'Pride of Place' awards on the 9th of October in the Headfort Arms Hotel. We were delighted when Ms Clarke informed us that John won 1st prize in the 'Grow Your Own' category and how the judges mentioned the 'Bug Hotel' as part of their adjudications. John now goes forward to the county final In November. Best of luck John! We were so glad to be part of your project!

In art we used our imaginations to turn one black dot into great works of art. The drawings turned out amazing!