We were busy chefs in the kitchen this week, making Spider Cookies and Spooky Ghost Cupcakes!
Watch us while we work! Some budding chefs for the future!
This week in 3rd class we planted broadbean seeds to help us examine and identify the parts of a plant.
We planted the seeds in good quality soil, gave them plenty of water (seeds can be very thirsty!), and placed them in the sunlight beside our window.
We are very excited to see how they grow!
Here are some photos of us doing our 'Tree Day' Activities on our beautiful school grounds.
We examined parts of the trees and did some fun activities outdoors. We finished filling in our tree booklets in class.
We pressed some leaves that we gathered on our Autumn Trail and then used these to make leaf prints. Look at our leaf print trees below. Some of us used gold and silver paint to print magical trees!
Have a look at what 3rd class have to say about TSI. TSI stands for transactional strategy instruction. It is a collaborative and interactive way to read and discuss the class novel.
I like TSI because you get to talk to your friends and make predictions. You get to learn about the book.
I like TSI because you get to work with your friends and there is never a wrong answer.
I like TSI because you get to talk about the book with your friends and you get to do fun stuff.
I like TSI because you get to talk about the book using actions.
I like TSI because you get to work together and I like making connections and predicting.
I like TSI because the concept of it is fun. It’s really good and when we do predictions it’s just FUN!!!
4th class have been learning computer code using the programme MSW Logo. Mr. Larkin and Mr. Kelly have been teaching them this coding language and the class are really enjoying it. To download MSW Logo and use it at home please visit http://mswlogo.en.softonic.com/download and click 'Free Download'.
Forward - fw
Back - bk
Left - lt
Right - rt
Pen up - pu
Pen down - pd
Pen erase - pe
Pen normal - pennormal
Change pen colour - setpc
Change pen size - setpensize [5 5]
Clear scree - cs
Home - home
Square - repeat 4 [fd 100 rt 90]
We're off on a scavenger hunt!!!
First Class embarked on an Autumn trail last Friday checking out signs of Autumn in our local environment. Check out what we discovered!
Celebrate Tree Day on October 10th and explore the trees in your gardens and fields like us!
Our learning themes in September were 'All About Me' and 'My Family'. In art we looked at paintings and sculptures of families. We then decided to collect recyclable materials from our lunchboxes, bathrooms and kitchens at home and use these to create a model of our own families.
Over the past few weeks Mrs. Murphy was teaching her class how to draw objects using varies sketching techniques. This week the class decided to sketch Mr. Larkin's bicycle by focusing on one specific part. The class really enjoyed this lesson and the finished products were very impressive.
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