We enjoyed taking part in the school’s first ever Rainbow Day today as part of our work on the Amber Flag initiative. Everybody looked great in their rainbow colours! We had lots of fun at our outdoor disco this afternoon. Thanks to the Amber Flag committee for organising the day and thank you to everyone who brought in money to help fundraise for Pieta House.
This week is National Fire Safety Week and Irish Road Safety Week. We have been having lots of discussions about fire safety, especially with Halloween coming up soon. We played some safety games, practised fire drills and designed fire safety posters. We also talked about road safety and practised the Safe Cross Code. We got a certificate, badge and hi-vis armband to help us to remember to wear our seatbelt when travelling in a car or on a bus and to help us to stay safe when out walking. Thanks to Mrs Heffernan for the treats!
We did an experiment with light in Science this week using torches and different objects to help us learn about transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Today we spent some time exploring shadows in the yard.
We have been busy practising our ball handling skills in P.E. over the last few weeks. We also played some mini games of football.
We went on an autumn scavenger hunt in the yard this week. We found lots of leaves, some seeds and a berry.
We also painted some beautiful autumn trees. We focused on colour and used pointillism techniques. Look at our lovely work!
We had great fun this week using games to practise our number skills.
Today is European School Sports Day. We did the 10 @ 10 and a jumping jacks challenge to celebrate. We love active breaks in Room 8!
We have been learning about 2-D shapes in Maths. We practised making some shapes today using our Maths materials.
We listened to the poem ‘The Sea Monster’s Snack’ by Charles Thompson and drew some very creative chalk pictures in response to the poem. Have a look at our fantastic work!
We had fun taking part in some relay races in P.E. today.