Springtime Growth

Mr Smyth’s Class have begun planting some Water Cress this week as part of the Big Grow Programme.

It’s the beginning of Spring, February 1st Imbolc- Celtic Spring, (although Meteorologists would have Spring as starting March 1st and Astronomers on March 20th- depends on your perspective!) and it’s a time of growth! Days are getting longer and brighter and the world is springing back into life after the Winter.

Check out the pictures of the class planting Watercress. Check back later for updates on the growth. Next week we plan to plant Peas and the next week, Spinach.

Friday 15th February:

Monday 18th February:

Today we started to see the first shoots from our Water Cress seeds. Thanks to our Star Growers who have helped water the plants so far- Oliwier, Petra and Zofia.

We also planted our Peas. Keep an eye on the website to see how they grow!

Here are the peas Sally planted

Clay-tastic work in First Class

This month in Mr Smyth’s First Class we have being working with clay.

The children worked on creating Pinch Pots with clay, adding their own patterns and designs on the outside and then painting the pots when they had dried. Click HERE to learn more about the process.

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Tens and Units

1st Class are learning all about tens and units in Maths.

Here is a super interactive game for you to play around and learn about tens and units. Click on the image below…

Learning Through Play

Some of the children from 1st Class recently went down to visit our new Aistear Playroom to investigate all the different toys and activities.  From running a busy café, building a city, running an international jewellery and hat business, visiting the supermarket and welcoming guests to their house, they all exercised their imaginations and had a lot of fun at the same time!

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Mr Smyth’s Class question News2Day presenters

This week on RTE’s News2Day children were asked to submit questions to the presenters rather than answer a question.

After some discussion in class, the children in Mr Smyth’s Class asked: “How many people work on making a News2Day episode?”

Check out the news item by clicking HERE.

(You will find the piece 7minutes and 25 seconds into the show)

WELL DONE Boys and Girls- Great question!

Mr Smyth’s Class feature on RTE News2Day

This week’s News2Day’s ‘Question of the Week’ was

Should everyone get a medal on Sports Day, even if they don’t win?

Mr Smyth’s Class discuss the Question of the Week every week and this week we discussed the issue in class and sent in our answer to the show. You can watch the show HERE

Check out our answer below:

News2Day were in touch and sent a lovely message back to the girls and boys in Mr Smyth’s Class. You can read their lovely message to us below:

Hi everyone in Mr Smyth’s class,

Thanks for your super answers. We think you are very kind and yes, we agree, sports day should be fun!

We will be reading answers out all week, so stay tuned and we might read yours!!

Best wishes
Avril and the news2day team

 

 

Christmas Concert a Sell Out!!

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Huge thanks to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours who came to support the children in the Christmas Concert this week. The children and their teachers had been working hard for many weeks to present … Continue reading

Junkyard Robots

Last month Mr Smyth’s Class learned about Recycling. This month in Art we are doing construction and have created very cool Junkyard Robots from recyclable materials we found around our homes. Thanks to all the mums and dads who helped the children collect materials. Anything we didn’t use went into our classroom’s recycle bins for plastic, paper and cardboard.

Check out our futuristic Robot Creatures below:

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