Saturday, 29 October 2016

Oiche Shamhna i Rang a hAon

We have had a great Halloween week. We learned about the history of Halloween and Halloween traditions. We talked and wrote about the traditions we have. In Art, we made wicked witches and scary mummies.  We listened to and sang Halloween songs. I Gaeilge, bhí muid ag úsáid foclóir Oiche Shamhna. We dressed up for the Halloween Fancy Dress Parade. We played Halloween games in Maths and History.

Halloween Art

Halloween Fancy Dress

Halloween Games
Our own version of 'Apple Bobbing' or 'Ducking' - 'Faigh an Púca'.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Maths Week 2016

This week, our 'Maths brains' were working even harder for Maths Week.

We had a Maths trail where we saw and used Maths all around us in our school environment. We counted, added, subtracted, found shapes, measured lengths etc.
We played Maths games. We had a new Halloween game called 'Boo Bump'. We had great fun bumping our partners off.
We had a Maths challenge each day. We hope to have some every week!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the hedgehog visited the classroom today. For many of us, it was our first time to see a hedgehog. We have been learning about animals that hibernate and the hedgehog, in particular. Sonic isn't a wild hedgehog, however; he is a pet hedgehog.

Sonic is an African Pygmy - a white-bellied, four-toed hedgehog. We were expecting his spikes to be rough and they were...we had to be careful when petting him.

Look at all we learned below.

Sonic runs 6 miles each night. (SF) 
He has a white belly and four toes. (ID)
He gets washed with a toothbrush and shampoo. (RL)
He can't have hay in his bed because it has chemicals. (SMG)
He drinks filtered water; sink water isn't good for him. (RG)
He eats some mealworms for dinner. (KK)
He also eats dry cat food. (EK)
To pet him, you start at his nose and go back. (SM)
He is very spiky. (JC) 
You have to be careful, when holding him, not to drop him. (KB)
His eyes can see right around, even whats behind him. (AF)
He loves bath time. (DS)
He has a bath in the sink. (DOC)
His ears are sensitive; you can't get water in them. (BB)
He likes the smell of roast chicken!!!!!! (DG)
He has red eyes. (KK)
He is small. (OH)
He is shy. He curled up into a ball and hid in the blanket. (KC)
We had to be quiet because we didn't want to frighten him. (CCL)
When he is curled into a ball, we can't touch him. (BD)
He growls if hes not happy. He growled a little at us!!! (EK)
He likes to swim. (VV)
Like all pets, you've to clean up his poop. He has a toilet in his cage (RL). 
He can't go outdoors by himself. (RG)
He is sensitive. (EMK)
He can't go on the grass. (ID)
He has a pipe in his cage where he loves to hide. (EK)
He likes to run and play on his wheel. (JC)
He is very cute. (KC)
He can live up to 8 years old. He is 2 years old now. (SMG)

Thanks to Eoin and his mum for allowing him to visit. We really enjoyed it and learned so many interesting things.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Maths for Fun

We are working very hard in our Maths lessons this year, especially on Number. We are counting forwards and backwards, we are using our 'fast fingers' to show numbers, we are adding and practicing our number facts.
On Friday, we have Maths for Fun. This fortnight we played an addition game called Face Off. 

Children can play the 'Face Off' game at home.
(Print page 5 of doc)

You will need printed template above, 2 dice and counters (or equivalent).