During Science Week we enjoyed thinking creatively and scientifically!
Second class completed a STEM activity, they predicted what they were going to do with 20 paper ear buds, 10 cubes, some sweets & erasers, and either blue tac or sellotape. I then asked the children to create Bone Bridge that could hold the sweet & erasers!
We also took part in activities to develop our Maths Eyes, where we took pictures of things in the classroom with our Maths Eyes. Asking questions and answering each others questions!
We also had some show and tell activities as well as some organic chats by the class library!
In S.E.S.E we looked at Lighthouses! We looked at the different parts of the lighthouse as well as locating some on a map in Ireland.
We then read the book ‘Hello Lighthouse’ by Sophie Blackall! We then discussed a Day in the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper. The children wrote a recount as the keeper!
We also used the book to discuss adjectives! We developed nouns, adjectives and “-ing” words to do with the sea and we created Sea Poems.
During Art the children created two backgrounds, one for the back of their poem and the other for their lighthouse! Thankfully we had Mrs. Power to help us with the painting :)!
Second Class have been exploring the Mé Féin theme throughout September. We finished off all our great work – by creating “Mo theach” with all our information!
After reading The Dot Second Class created Freeze Frames based on the phrase “You can do it!”. The children froze after 3 and then the rest of the children discussed what they were doing. Their scenarios included teaching others to look after nature, teachers encouraging children in class, encouraging others when running in a race and supporting a fellow worker on the building site!
Second Class had a wonderful trip to Airfield. We had lots of fun learning about different animals and how they contribute to the farm. We also learnt about the flowers and crops that are grown in Airfield. We went on a frog search and even caught some in jars! Finally we had lots of fun playing the the playground.
We all had a fantastic day!
Second class had a very exciting visitor at school today. Jack Flash, the magician, came in as a special treat! He did some really cool magic tricks and some very impressive stunts and even had Mr Edgar performing a trick!
Sports day was a little bit different in second class this year! We had lots of fun trying different sports. We did orienteering, relay races, obstacle courses and circuits. We also had an ice cream to cool us down at the end of the day!