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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Science Week

As part of Science Week we in Mr Smyth’s 1st and 2nd Class have been talking about Forces.

We carried out experiments looking at the effect of slopes on how far cars moved.

 

 

Check out this cool website about forces…click on the picture below:

What’s your favourite?

This month in Maths, Mr Smyth’s Class are focussing on Data. We have been doing surveys about people’s favourite colours and putting them into pictograms. Check out the survey we carried out with Junior Infants. Which colour is the most popular?

 

Autumn Colours

This week in Art Mr Smyth’s Class have been looking at the colours in nature during Autumn.

We looked at the different colours and shades of the leaves.

We mixed yellows and reds to make different shades of orange.

Hope you enjoy the pictures below of our class working on our colours

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Tree Hunt in the Phoenix Park

Mr Smyth and 1st and 2nd class went for a nature walk in the Phoenix Park this week.  We looked at the animals around us- Swans, Water Hens, Ducks and Squirrels and examined the trees in the park- Maple, Oak and Horse Chestnut trees.  The children examined the colours of the leaves around them for their Art work this week and they discovered and collected leaves, branches and seeds from a number of trees.

Check out some pictures below.

 

 

Recycle Magic!

Last week a magician visited St. Gabriel’s with a special message about recycling.
He taught us the recycle rap – “Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Yo!”