Hello from all of the children in 4th Class Red! We have had a busy few months since we returned to school in September. Here are a few of the things we gotten up during term 1 in 4th class.
Our Winter Walk to Griffeen Park
In December, we joined our friends in 4th Class Green for a winter walk in Griffeen Park where we learned to identify trees by their buds.
Maths Week at Esker ETNS
This term, as part of Maths Week, we put our knowledge of data to the test with some tasty smarties activities!
The Really Rubbish Science Show
This term, with help from SDCC Library, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from Scientist Sue! During her visit we took part in lots of different experiments to show the harmful effects littering can have on the environment.
As part of our Halloween and Samhain celebrations, we took part in lots of different activities. We read Una Wood's Book 'Have you see the Dublin Vampire?' and used our maps to locate the places the Dublin Vampire visited. We dressed up and took part in a Spooktacular parade around the school. We even created some artwork inspired by Yayoi Kusama's pumkins and the poem 'In a Dark, Dark Wood'. Finally took a virtual trip to the National Museum of Ireland, where we learned about the different customs and traditions associated with Halloween and Samhain in the past.
Free play creations
Here are some of our free play creations that we created using Lego, Knex, wooden blocks and Bionicle, during free play time, which takes place in the morning before we begin our work.
In November we learned how to play cricket! As well as learning the rules of the game, we also learned the names of the different equipment needed when playing cricket such as cricket bat, wicket and stumps.
Back in October, we were delighted to receive a visit from the Mobile Library! Luckily the nice weather meant that we could read our new books with our classmates on the benches outdoors.