Sports Day looked a little different this year but it was jam packed full of exciting activities! We started off our morning with Zumba and some Circuit challenges. Later on we did some Rounders, Football and Strength & Conditioning. The day was finished with a delicious 99 ice cream and some mindfulness and relaxing board games. Everyone had a great day!
In Fifth class, we designed and creative our own board games. The children loved putting their procedural writing skills to good use!
On Tuesday Senior Infants had a great day over at Airfield Farm. They saw the cows being milked and went bug collecting.
In Sixth Class we have been learning about Minibeasts, and more specifically, Insects! We learnt lots of interesting facts about them. Insects have six legs, they are invertebrates and they can grow new exoskeletons! We set some pitfall traps outside and we put different foods in the containers. By doing so, we found out that some minibeasts are carnivores, some are herbivores and others are omnivores. We also did some research and beautiful artwork where we used skills and elements such as tonal shading, realistic and abstract colours, patterns and texture.
Third class have joined a series of webinars all about the wildlife in Ireland, hosted by Nature Cubs Ireland. They were so interesting and we learned lots. One of the sessions gave us suggestions for using nature in art. We really enjoyed participating, especially doing art too!!
Today Sixth Class had a visit from Sergeant Howlin and Garda Ivor. We sat out in the glorious sunshine and he spoke to us about internet safety, secondary school, abiding by the law and the importance of integrity and respect.
Last week Third class made super storage boxes using empty cereal boxes. We were all very impressed with our colourful monster boxes!
This week, we learnt all about the famous artist, Mondrian. He developed an interest in abstract art and was inspired by Cubism. He developed his own style called “Neoplasticism”. He painted using primary colours, simple lines and geometric shapes. We planned our ideas and created the shapes using masking tape. Then, we painted our blocks of colour, removed the masking tape and pained our black lines. Check out our impressive work inspired by Mondrian.