1st and 2nd class have been learning about floating and sinking. We experimented with various objects to see if they would float or sink first. Then, we chose the most suitable material to make a boat that could hold cubes. We tested them out to see which boat would hold the most. The winners were the Red Table with an impressive 220 cube capacity. Amazing!
Gaeilge - Homework
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Water Cycle Experiment
May 2019 We made our own water cycle in a bag! After drawing the main parts of the water cycle on the bag, we filled it with some water and food colouring. Leaving it near a window with lots of sunshine meant we we able to see the water cycle happen before our eyes. We could see the water condense. Then we watched the water fall down - this is called precipitation or rain!
May 2019. We have been learning all about The Titanic. We read some facts from a story book and we shared our own. Have a look at some of the things we learned below.
#rockyoursocks for World Down Syndrome Day!
World Book Day
7th March 2019 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th class enjoyed some time in our school library for World Book Day.
Lá na Pancóga
We really enjoyed Lá na Pancóga or Pancake Tuesday in 1st and 2nd class. We talked about different recipes to make pancakes. We made some very special egg-less pancakes and also toasted up some delicious pancakes for everyone in class. Delicious!
Report Writing - Our Favourite Pet
15th February 2019 1st and 2nd class finished up their pet reports this month. Children research their favourite pet at home. They brought in their findings and composed it into the fantastic reports you see below. Each child put a huge amount of effort into their reports. Well done 1st and 2nd!
Print-Making in January
The Sun and other Stars
This month in SESE, we are learning about the Sun and other stars in the solar system. In music we are learning the song 'I'm so Hot' or 'The Sun Song' by Storybots. Have a listen below.
Check back soon to see what wonderful work we have been doing.
Dinosaur Directed Drawing
What does a plant need to live and grow?
Before Christmas, we were learning about plants. We did an experiment to investigate what plants need to grow. We discovered that a plant needs light, air, water and food/soil to grow. We use the word LAWN to help us remember these facts. L- Light A - Air W - Water N - Nutrients
Merry Christmas from 1st and 2nd class
Ginger has returned!!
3-12-2018 We had a lovely surprise this morning when we discovered our class elf, Ginger, had come back. We cannot wait to see what he gets up to this year. Ginger writes us notes in joint writing because this is how he is learning to write in the North Pole.. so excuse the handwriting!!
Letters to Santa and his elves.
29-11-2018 Today in 1st and 2nd class, we remembered Ginger the elf who visited us last year. We talked about all of the funny adventures and mischief he got up to. He was a very naughty elf!! We decided to write letters to Santa and his elves to ask for an elf to come a visit us again this year. We worked so hard to convince Santa to send us another elf. We hope he gets our letters and we really hope he sends us one! Take a look at some of the letters we wrote. They are fantastic!
Dance break! 19-11-2018
We filled our ball jar!!
At the start of November, 1st and 2nd class filled their ball jar for the first time! After having a vote, we decided to have a pyjama party. We had a super time. We even had some free time to play with our friends in the afternoon! :)
Maths Week 2018
15th - 19th October 2018 1st and 2nd class took part in many different activities for Maths Week.
Monday: Maths Eyes. We learned about Maths Eyes and looked for Maths around us in school and in the yard. Tuesday: We played Maths games like Higher and Lower and made up some word problems. Wednesday: We tried Maths puzzles in the hall. Thursday: We made Halloween pictures using only shapes. Friday: We played Maths games in groups.
Look below to see how we got on!
Our song of the month: Halloween Rules.
Vincent Van Gogh
We have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. We looked at some of his most famous artworks including his self-portraits, Vasewith 12 Sunflowers and Starry Night. This week, we drew pictures of our gardens and painted them in the style of Starry Night.
We have had a very busy first month back. We welcomed two new students into 1st class. They have settled in very well and we hope they feel at home here in St. Peter's! Look below to see some of our fantastic work. Keep checking in to see what we do in the future. We hope you like our page!
1st and 2nd Class 2017/2018
Pirate training: complete!
On Wednesday the 13th June, 1st and 2nd class went on a Pirate Training adventure. We had a brilliant time! We learned how to read a map and look for clues and we learned what plants and animals would could eat if we got stranded. We also learned how to make shelter from branches. We also practiced out canon shooting using bottle rockets. We were so busy having fun that we didn't have time to take too many photographs. Here is a few pictures of us building our shelter and shooting the bottle rockets.
Force - Push and Pull
Recently we have been learning about force, specifically, pushing and pulling. We explored a variety of objects and decided if they could be pushed, pulled or both. We made a Venn Diagram of our discoveries. We then investigated how a car travels down a ramp. It is pulled down by gravity. We experimented with different materials to see which one the car would travel furthest on.
Here are some of our art projects since Easter. We have learned about stained glass windows, lines and we have made a class summer scene collage!
Scrunched Paper Art
In art, we scrunched up paper and then unfolded it until we found something. We came up with so many creative ideas. We we found our object, we made a background for it. Check out our creations.
1st and 2nd Class having fun making pinball machines during our Science Day
Tug of War for Active Week
Sock Puppet Profiles
We made sock puppets in Art and made profiles for them in English/Drama.
Engineers Week - Pinball Machines
A big thank you to Claire Duncan for coming in during Engineers Week to show us how to make Pinball machines. We worked in pairs to make a stand, lever and obstacles for our pinball machines. We had a great fun!! (We even decorated them afterwards :) )
Sowing the seeds of Spring
We planted seeds in March. We planted cress, spinach and pea seeds. We cannot wait to see how they turn out!
We learned a lot about space in February. We completed group-work projects on each of the eight planets. We learned about the first moon landing too. Our favourite thing about space was learning the song "We Are the Planets". Give it a listen below.
Chris Hadfield is a famous astronaut. We read his book 'The Darkest Dark'. He wrote it about his childhood and how he became an astronaut. We watched some of his videos on Youtube. You can watch one about how astronauts brush their teeth in space here.
We made butter!!
In January we looked at materials and how they can change. We talked about different liquid and solid materials. We investigated how a liquid can be changed into a solid, we changed cream into butter. We did this by putting cream into a jar and shaking it really heard until the cream separated into cream and buttermilk. We enjoyed tasting our butter on cream crackers. Mmm delicious!!
Here are some of the fantastic things we had made in 1st and 2nd class. We have some free time in the morning after we take down our homework. These are some of the things we have created so far!
Wonderful Winter Work
A Surprise Visitor
This morning, there was a surprise waiting for us at the door. An elf and a present from Santa!! The elf wrote a letter and Ms. Middleton read it out to us. The elf had forgotten his elf name tag in the North Pole so we had to pick a new one. We decided on 'Ginger'. We hope Ginger will be very happy in our class. We had so much fun playing our new game this afternoon. Thank you so much Ginger and Santa!
Having fun on our Spooky Walk!
We celebrated Jersey Day in the school on Friday 13th October.We raised over 180 euro for Goal so a huge thank you to all who donated!