First & Second Class
Our themes for October were Trees and, of course, Halloween
We learned how to recognize different types of trees and we went on a nature walk to look at the trees around our school. We made 3D trees to represent the four seasons. In History we made our Family Tree.
For Halloween we made Halloween character faces and scary symmetry monsters to decorate our classroom. We learned the song “Down by the Spooky Bay” to sing at our Halloween concert and of course we dressed up for our Witches Walk – luckily we scared the rain away for long enough to do it!
We had great fun in December preparing for Christmas. We learned all about Advent, made an Advent calendar and had an advent wreath in our classroom. Ms Ferguson came in to help us to make beautiful chalk drawings of Advent wreaths. We learned how Christmas is celebrated around the world and how it was celebrated in Ireland in the past. We enjoyed learning Christmas songs in English and as Gaeilge and we performed them for the rest of the school at our Christmas concert. We even brought the Christmas theme to PE and used our equipment to make snowmen, had an Elf Express race and a Christmas disco!