There was great excitement in the school when Laura McGinley and Emer Ni Eafa came to visit with the Brendan Martin Cup.
We asked each other REALLY hard maths questions….
Can you figure out this one in the picture below?
? +? +? = ?
Did you get it?
Eleven 11, that’s right! Well done!
Counting away!!! And of course, we recorded our answers!
We investigated the type of materials which magnets attract….
Can you find the horseshoe magnet in this picture?
Busy recording our results!
Can you spot the bar magnet in this picture?
And the results are in…
Magnets attract some metals like iron and steel.
They don’t attract materials like glass, wood and plastic.
Wow! We were so excited today!
We had an important visitor….
Happy Christmas everyone, from all of us here in Ms. Maguire’s class.
We have been busy decorating for the last few weeks.
The snowmen have been getting ready!
We’ve decorated our tree!Now we’re just waiting for Santa Claus to arrive!
We spent some time looking at ‘Bonjour Paris’ by Marc Chagall.
Marc Chagall was a famous artist. He was born in Russia but lived in France for most of his life.
We used chalk to draw our own ‘Bonjour Paris!’.
Can you see the Eiffel tower?
What animals can you find in the picture?
What shapes can you find?
Can you find a cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder?
We made a substation and wires going to a house.
What shape is the chimney?
We made the Leaning tower of Pisa! We hope it doesn’t fall!
Look at the robot we made together.
How many cylinders can you see?
Here is a windmill we made.
Can you name all the shapes in this photo?
We made our own Eiffel Tower. Just like the one Marc Chagall painted in ‘Bonjour Paris!’
What shapes can you see around you right now?
We have been very busy………
…learning about ZERO!
We’ve been playing some fun Maths games!
Look at our great group work!
Look at all the counters we have in our bags! Poor Zero though!
He has NOTHING in his bag!
We have been listening to ‘Danse Macabre’ by French composer Camille Saint-Saens.
It’s a spooky piece of music about skeletons coming up from their graves to have a party and dance about.
Look at the spooky pictures we drew….
We have been busy getting ready for Halloween. We even made our own Halloween jigsaws.
The best part was putting them back together.
What spooky things can you find in our photographs?
We have been very busy learning all about ‘The Scream’ by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
We wondered why the person in the picture was screaming.
What do you think?
We used online colouring and twistables to make our own SCREAMS!
Look if you dare!!!!!
We worked really well together in our groups to make lovely robots.
We used lots of materials like boxes, paper, straws and toilet roll holders.
Meet our Robotots…
We read the story of ‘Chicken Big’.
All the other chicks thought he was not a chicken but…….. an umbrella, an elephant, a squirrel, a sweater, a hippopotamus and even a cow.
It was a very funny story!
Look at our lovely pictures and writing about this story….
We have been looking at symmetry. We made our own symmetrical shapes….
One of us even made a shape with two lines of symmetry…. Someone even made a symmetrical castle…. Look at all our beautiful symmetrical shapes….
We have been busy looking at the artist Andy Warhol and his pop art.
We did our own drawings of modern objects to create our own pop art gallery!
Check out our Andy Warhol Pop Art Gallery here…..
We had a lovely day on our school walk. We saw lots of colourful leaves!
We even saw how long it would take us to get to Howth or Dublin but we thought we’d leave that walk till another day……
We tasted Lemons, Grapefruits, Sugar and Crisps.
We discovered that …..
Grapefruit is bitter
Lemons are sour
Sugar is sweet
and Crisps are salty.
We also discovered that some food was nicer to taste than others. Check out our photos!!!
We were very busy looking for all kinds of materials around the school….
Plastic,wood, glass, metal, fabric and paper!
Very busy investigating!!
LOOK! Is it made from paper,wood,glass??
We were very busy making lots of 3D Shapes!
We were very busy doing observational drawings of flowers.
We drew a rose,a tulip, lillies and daffodils!
And…….this is what they looked like…..
We learned all about the Spanish painter Picasso.
We had great fun making our own Cubism pictures.
We learned lots about Space.
We made rockets in our groups. Take a look…
We even went on a space mission for NASA to planet Atopia! We met lots of funny looking Atopians! We wrote stories about our trip when we got back.