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September 2020

September in Ms. Mullins and Ms. Baxter’s 2nd Class

A big welcome to all the girls (and the grown ups!) into 2nd Class. It was wonderful to return to school after such a long break and we were delighted to see all the smiling faces of our new class! We were all a bit nervous but we have settled in very well and are working really hard. We have learned about lots of exciting things like the Sun and the Moon, dance, Seesaw, Know Your Ireland, the Salmon of Knowledge, dramatisation of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, chalk art on the back car park and lots, lots more!

Things are a little different in school these days, but we are getting used to the new normal.

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the grown ups who are wearing face coverings when dropping the girls to and collecting them from school. It is so important that we all do our bit to keep each other safe. In school we are doing everything we possibly can, but we do need the help of all the grown ups too!

Thanks for the continued support.

We look forward to October.

Ms. Mullins & Ms. Baxter

 

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October 2020

This month we have been working particularly hard in dancing, maths, art, science, English, Irish, music, history and geography. We have created our own dances as well as learning the Monster Mash, we did a science experiment with torches investigating whether materials were opaque or transparent, we learned all about Hallowe’en traditions and we are even reading Irish stories on Seesaw and uploading photos! We love going to the computer room and exploring different functions in Seesaw. We are definitely ready for the Hallowe’en holidays.

Girls we hope you have a wonderful break, stay safe, remember to social distance and enjoy Hallowe’en as much as you can given everything that is going on this year.

See you all in November!

Ms. Mullins & Ms. Baxter

November 2020

Here are some photos of all the great work that the girls from 2nd class, Ms Baxter & Ms Mullins have been up to this month!

  • Learning about the five senses during Science week

  • Finding out about Thomas Edison, who invented the first light bulb useable in homes

  • Writing about winter and doing fabric and fibre art work based on this theme

  • Mixing primary colours to get secondary colours

  • Doing a mini  project on Italy

  • Learning all about athletics in P.E. -  we are learning how to run properly, we are building up our stamina when running and by Christmas we will be able to run for 5 minutes without stopping (hopefully!), we learned how to throw a javelin, we did the under arm throw, the over arm throw and also the Frisbee throw! We also did relay races and hurdling!

We hope you enjoy our photos! Well done girls!

 

December 2020

We have had a wonderful month in school! We were working on building up our running stamina, we started running for 30 seconds without stopping and now we have reached our target of 5 minutes without stopping! We cannot wait for the good weather to come back so we can do the Run a Mile with a Smile! We also did gymnastics in PE with the trampoline, benches, body letters, and we learned how to dismount properly.

We did some fabulous artwork with Ms. Baxter – we made angels, advent wreaths and Christmas trees, we learned about materials in Science and different Christmas traditions in other countries in History, we did Readers Theatre in Literacy and Ms. Mullins recorded us reading the story The Legend of the Christmas Tree, we learned all about Advent - the time when we prepare for the birth of Jesus.

We also took part in a Christmas Card Project where we made 90 Christmas Cards, one for each resident of Glenaulin Nursing Home in Chapelizod. Each resident received a personalised card from our class. A worthwhile cause!

We are really looking forward to our Christmas holidays though!

Wishing everyone the most wonderful, safe and healthy Christmas and a fun filled New Year.

D. Mullins & D. Baxter

 

March & April

Hi everyone,

We were absolutely delighted to come back to school on March 1st after home schooling in January and February. Our focus was on settling in, looking after ourselves and each other and of course getting some work done! We spent lots of time outside doing reading, PE, art, drama. We learned all about life saving in Aquatics in PE, we did lots of art for Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, mindful colouring, Easter, we learned all about the Easter story, we learned all about lighthouses in Ireland and we started to make our own light up light houses! We did lots of Stay Safe and Weaving Well Being too. We also attended mass virtually every Monday with Fr. Tony in St. Philomena’s Church via the webcam