December 3

Middle Room✨✨ Nov 15th-Dec 3rd ✨✨

Here is snippet from the past 3 weeks in the middle room.

We have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell and phones in History. We have started to move onto Explanation writing (oral at first) and we learned/explained  Why it rains? (The water Cycle) in Geography. Everyone is working hard on written presentation and there is a huge improvement all round. I hope all the boys and girls are proud of themselves👌

The children enjoyed the strand of Drawing and their Still life fruit bowls are so unique and beautiful. This week the children made and decorated a little clay decoration for the crann nollaig sa halla.

We have finished our topic Bia and have practised phrases such as ‘ Tá___uaim.’  – ‘I need a ___’

Is breá liom  ____   – I love ___    ‘Is fuath liom ___ ‘    ‘I really dislike ____’

An ndearna tú—?   Did you do? /Did you make?

Ar ith tú?  Did you eat ..?     D’ith /Níor ith mé  as well as plenty of reading in the Aimsir Chaite (past tense ) and Aimsir Laithreach (present tense)

We have moved onto Caitheamh Aimsire (pastimes). We will practise phrases such as

‘Ba mhaith liom bheith ag_____’ –  I like to _____

An féidir leat ___? Can you __? Is/ní féidir liom. We also work on gramadach (grammar) each week as well as plenty of reading from our chart in class and our new books.

In Maths we were learning about lines of Symmetry in Nature, Architecture and Objects. We are all the time working on our number skills, with a particular focus on the hundred square, number patterns, multiplication, odd and even numbers and addition and subtraction problems. (tens and units  & HTU )

In Drama our focus has been mime and thought tracking . It is lots of fun. We will continue this in the next fortnight also.

In SPHE and as part of the Wellbeing Fun Friends programme, children have been focusing on Red thoughts and Green thoughts. While Red thoughts are perfectly normal and ok to have, they are unhelpful.

Red thoughts STOP us having fun, STOP us giving things a go and STOP us feeling great. Green thoughts  help us keep going, try new things and feel better.

In our Monday lessons and with the in class support of Múinteoir Lorraine, we practice changing Red thoughts to Green (helpful) thoughts. Examples   Red = I can’t do this.    Green = I can keep trying/ With time I will get better/ I can give my best effort.    We are trying to encourage children to be the BOSS of their thoughts and feelings and behaviours. We remind them to Choose GREEN ! The more they practise (and ourselves too☺)the better we become at it. It would be so beneficial for families to use the same language at home to reinforce the concept.

Keep up the great work with the reading in both Irish and English at home.

D. Tyrrell

 

October 22

Maths Week 2021 – Final answers

Well done to everyone who particiapted at home with the Maths puzzles.

We hope you had lots of fun along the way.

We are very proud of our 2nd to 6th class pupils who did really well in the Ireland Rocks 2021 competition and again we hope you had fun  while practising your tables through games.

Múinteoir Deborah

 

Here are the solutions to today’s puzzles

1 The first tank to fill up will be the third one, then the fourth and further the second and the first.

2  Answer: 840

Each number is found by multiplying the number that corresponds to its step by the number that precedes it.

 

 

 

October 21

Maths Week 2021 Day 4

Answers to yesterday’s Puzzles

When it is 9 AM, add 5 hours to it and you will get 2 PM.

2 If you look carefully at the image, you’ll see that the dots are placed in intersection of many circles.

So, The correct answer is 12.

 

Today’s Puzzles

1 How many times does the digit 5 occur in the numbers from 1 to 100?

2 What is the number of parking space containing the car?

Easy math puzzle

October 19

Maths Week 2021 Day 2

Answers to yesterday’s puzzles.

Answer 1   ;  3   – The grandfather is also a father and the father is also a son.

Answer 2   ;   666+ 66+ 6+ 6+ 6 =750

Answer 3   ;  Zero

 

Day 2 Puzzle

  1         You are all alone in a dark room with a match and matchbox. Nearby you have 3 objects: a candle, an oil lamp and a log of firewood. Which thing do you light first?

 

 

   

 

 

 

October 18

Maths Week 2021 Day 1

As part of Maths Week 2021 we invite every family to work together to solve the following riddles/puzzles. Please leave answers in the comment box throughout the week. There are no prizes – it is all just a bit of fun because Maths is fun! Check out the blog each day for new puzzles and answers to previous puzzles.

Please remember to keep your MATHS EYES nice and wide throughout this week especially because Maths is everywhere!!

We hope 2nd to 6th class pupils enjoy their Ireland Rocks 2021 competition where they can practise their tables online with their peers through games.

Enjoy,

Múinteoir Deborah

 

Puzzle 1

A grandfather, two fathers and two sons went to the cinema together and everyone bought one movie ticket each. How many tickets did they buy in total?

Puzzle 2

How can you add eight 6s together so that the total adds up to 750?

Puzzle 3

If you multiply this number by any other number, the answer will always be the same. What number is this?

 

 

 

October 1

✨✨Middle Room ✨✨Sept 20th -Oct.1st

A little look back on the past fortnight in the middle room. We had the pleasure of taking part in a zoom webinar with none other than David Walliams. David answered some of the questions sent in by ourselves and other children in Ireland. He also read from 2 of his books which was really enjoyable and we got to meet his cute dog who decided to jump on screen. Over the past fortnight we have continued to work on our recount which can be viewed in the children’s seesaw folder. We had fun practising our rounding off and place value knowledge through Maths games and had lots of fun in drama with some mime and improvisation exercises. Always a giggle!! The children were wonderfully creative designing and building their very own playgrounds in Art. We had some fun learning our new mental maths games , especially IN THE BANK. Give it a go at home on a rainy day! As a little treat to mark the First Holy Communion children’s special day, the whole school was treated to some PIZZA!!!YUM!!  We look forward to an exciting few weeks ahead in the lead up to Halloween.  D. Tyrrell

September 17

✨✨Middle room ✨✨ September 6th-17th

Here is  a  snapshot of the past fortnight!  We had great fun in the build up to Mayo Day and the big game.  Over the past 2 weeks we have  been working hard on our spelling strategies and written presentation. We will continue to work on the Recount Genre in English and already I can hear a big improvement in our léamh Gaeilge.  Lots of fun has been had using our playing cards to learn our tables and Hollywood awaits some stars that shone as we practised our drama techniques. Best wishes to our current 3rd class who receive their First Holy Communion tomorrow. May God bless you on your special day and always!

D . Tyrrell

September 5

Middle Room – ✨✨Our first week back 2021✨✨

Our first week has flown by! This week we focused on revision in Maths and practised our mental Maths addition and subtraction using playing cards. It was lots of fun. Our focus for cómhrá Gaeilge was Mé Féin and will continue to be for the next few weeks . In SPHE we recapped our class rules and how to show kindness and respect to ourselves and others. We also started a ‘getting to know each other’ activity which will be completed over the coming week. In doing so we brainstormed lots of verbs and adjectives.  Children participated in Buddy Reading, morning riddles and puzzles, word of the day  and we practised good presentation when writing. Our PE focus was basketball skills and as a special reward we had extra time out on Friday for a couple of games of dodgeball. The biggest challenge was dodging the midgets!!! The children enjoyed some fun sensory time with kinetic sand and we listened to a little bit of our Novel Charlotte’s Web to finish each day. Looking forward to an exciting week ahead as we await  the All Ireland Final!

💚🧡🙏MaighEo  Abú!!  D. Tyrrell

 

   

June 18

✨✨Junior Room✨✨ June 14th -18th

We had such a fun Active week. It has gone by in a whirl😰 One or 2 activities were changed during the week due to weather but none the less were very enjoyable. I hope you had lots of fun at home too participating in your own activities!

Today’s trip to the beach was so lovely. We had our lunch first then spent the remainder of the time digging, splashing and a little frisbee time.

The maternity ward in class was very busy also with the arrival of 4 painted lady butterfly. We have been looking after them well, adding flowers we picked on our nature walk to their garden and also a chopped mandarin for them to sip on. We expect our 5th butterfly to emerge over the weekend. Next Tuesday/ Wednesday we will release them into their natural environment where very soon the cycle will start all over again.

Check out our photos below for a little insight into the activities .  Children have received their Active week certs and also have a small gift for dad/ grandad in their mála for Father’s Day. Have a lovely weekend!

Deborah Tyrrell

June 11

🌟🌟Junior Room – June 8th – 11th🌟🌟

This week we learned about Myths and Legends. Our focus was The salmon of Knowledge. The children responded to the story through drawing which was also our focus in Art. See drawing below of The salmon of Knowledge and Underwater Scene. Each one unique just like ourselves!

Our chrysalides have now been transferred to their butterfly garden and we are waiting patiently for the exciting moment of emergence! This stage is called Metamorphosis (the stage between the caterpillar and the Butterfly).

We had fun exploring our topic of Capacity in Maths and we also explored addition of odd numbers and even numbers. I wonder who can remember what secrets we discovered when adding odd and odds? even and even? and odd and even numbers?

Senior infants blew our socks off this week with their Léamh Gaeilge. The Junior infants were so impressed that rated them with top marks!!