2nd Class

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We have three 2nd Classes!

The three 2nd class teachers are:

Ms.S.Champkin     Ms. Flannery        Ms. Moran

 

We had a visitor from Japan. Look at some photos here:

We had a maths table quiz in June and we went on a sponsored walk:

In 2nd class we have been making the most of the lovely summer weather by doing PE outside! We are learning hurling skills with Amanda from St Peregrines every Wednesday.

We released our butterflies recently too. We watched them transform from caterpillars to butterflies in our classrooms and as soon as they were ready, we set them free. They loved the flowers in our school gardens!

We made our First Communion in May. We all had a fantastic day and did excellent jobs at our different jobs. We are learning about Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest at the moment. We are doing a lot of revision work in English and Maths. We went to see a show in Draíocht called ‘Wooly the sheep’. We really enjoyed it!

 

 

What a busy and fun second term we have had in 2nd Class! Since Christmas we have learned about lots of different themes including winter, penguins, Antarctica, the Arctic, the water cycle, homes, the Titanic, Ireland, Irish myths and legends, maps, rivers, our local area, biodiversity, magnetism and Easter.

Now that the Spring weather is finally starting to show, we have been able to get out and about in our lovely school grounds. We explored the garden area and looked for insects and plants. We also mapped the school grounds. Here are some photos:

We had some students from ITB visit to do special Art lessons with us at the start of March. We really loved this. Thanks very much to the ITB students!

Seachtain na Gaeilge took place in the lead up to St Patrick’s day. Rinne gach duine an-iarracht ar fad chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Everyone made a big effort to use their Irish all week… there were plenty of go raibh maith agat, slán, dia duit, conas atá tú, is maith liom, an féidir liom, an bhfuil cead agam to be heard all week! Well done to the children. Tá sibh ar fheabhas!! Maith sibh! Here are some photos of our Seachtain na Gaeilge assembly and disco!

Lots of the children made fantastic Easter bonnets. Well done!! They were so impressive and such effort went into them. They were displayed around the school. Everyone was amazed! The winners in the 3 classes were- Brooklyn in Miss Flannery’s class, Ryan in Miss Champkin’s class and Glen in Miss Moran’s class. All of the     children who made a hat received a certificate and a little prize.

In Maths, we are making great progress. We have been practicing doubles, near doubles, counting on and back, make ten, getting to a decade number  and word problems. We also learned about money and did lots of problems related to this. We are getting really good at explaining the strategies that we are using. We also revised 2d and 3d shapes and learned about data (bar graphs) and the calendar. We will be working on length and area after Easter.

Our reading is also improving lots! We have been working on summarising/ retelling, predicting and comparing one story to another. We read lots of Irish legend stories. Here are some photos of us working together, of some of our art work and of some of the brilliant constructions (the Titanic made out of clics!).

                  

Some of won attendance awards in April: