Our First Term!

Our first term in Fourth Class has been a very busy one! Elaine and I have been busy getting to know the children and we have all been very busy working hard together!

Over the last number of weeks in class we have been really working hard on 3 important aspects of working as a class

  1. Listening - learning how to listen carefully and kindly to our teachers and classmates.
  2. Líne - working on improving how we line up and keeping this line when we are moving in and around our school and grounds.
  3. Respect - Treating our teachers and all the staff and students with the kindness and respect that is part our school ethos.

The children continue to work hard and show steady improvement in these areas and we look forward to continued improvements into the new term!

The children have produced many wonderful works of art over the last number of weeks  and we have seen great creativity and pair work in class.

We began with Henri Matisse and inspired by his layering work in art the children created their own masterpieces layering shapes and letters to make original name plates!

The children also made a huge effort during Peace Week. We worked on what Peace should look like and feel.

The children then created artworks using recyclable materials. They planned, designed and worked in pairs and teams to create unique works of art that we hope you have all enjoyed at home! Other fun art projects including making and painting our clay Bia! (food)which we have been learning all about in our Gaeilge lessons.

We have also had some wonderful visitors to our school this term. We had a wonderful visit from the DLR recycling team and the children were tasked with creating small pictures using recyclable materials, with which they did a fantastic job!

We also had Garda Billy our local community Garda come and visit the school to talk about road safety, how we must all keep safe in our cars and on the road especially coming into the darker mornings and evenings. He also spoke to the children in relation to keeping safe during Halloweeen and to keep a safe distance from bonfires and fireworks they might come across. Garda Billy also showed off all the equipment he uses in his role as a Garda and some of the staff even got to play a part!

We finished the last term with lots of scary ghouls, goblins, clowns and pop stars walking the corridors of our school! The children made such a wonderful effort with their costumes and we made for a very scary 4th Class! Luckily they had Super Teacher (aka Sally Ann in her Super outfit) in their midst to help save the day!!! They all enjoyed lots of dancing and singing at the wonderful disco organised by our wonderful parents association!

Elaine and I hope you all had a wonderful mid-term break and are as excited as we are for all the fun things we will learn and do in our next term!

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