Mr. Lynch’s 4th/5th class have been busy researching and creating some wonderful projects. We have been learning about the various ways Christmas is celebrated in different countries throughout the world.
5th class have been learning about The Great Irish Famine for the past few weeks. We read “Under the Hawthorn Tree” in English and wrote diary entries from the main character, Eily’s, perspective. We created projects on various aspects of the famine from Coffin Ships to the Workhouse and Famine Memorials. The class created a Famine Village from clay during our art lessons.
This month Second Class have been very busy learning about homes and buildings. They have learned about the parts of a house and the people that are needed to build different parts of the house. They became architects and drew plans for their ‘Dream House’ and painted some fantastic Cityscapes of buildings in Dublin. None of this was as exciting as what they were working on this week. Each group made a plan for a new animal home and then gathered all of the materials they would need to build the home and brought it to school. The children spent all afternoon working as a team to create their animal homes and as you can see they are all amazing!
We had another great month in Junior and Senior Infants. Have a look at all the fun things we got up to, including autumn walks in the school gardens, art and lots of Hallowe’en inspired activities! They have all worked so hard and deserve a lovely mid-term break!
We have been learning about light and shadow. We carried out an investigation to test the most suitable material for the curtains of a bedroom. We also did some silhouette paintings of a haunted house, take a look at our spooky art.