The boys and girls in 1st class settled back to school incredibly well this year considering all the extra routines like sanitizing our hands, keeping our distance and staying in our class pods to keep each other safe. Well done everybody! It was great to be reunited with our friends and get back to learning, working hard, trying our best and having fun! Our first term was a busy one here’s what we got up to….
We enjoyed exploring the theme of Autumn and the seasonal changes it brings. We painted Autumn trees using pointilism (dots) and our handprints to make the leaves in yellow, red, orange and brown. We learnt lots of facts about hedgehogs and squirrels and made some of our animal friends in art. Maura Connors even surprised us with a video of real hedgehogs calling to her house for food every evening! We were very impressed with this!
We celebrated Roald Dahl Day by listening to George’s Marvellous Medicine and creating our own crazy hairstyles with paint!
In History we read the story of The Children of Lir and responded to it by illustrating our favourite part with chalk. These turned out really well!
We did lots of counting, adding and subtracting in Maths as well as exploring 2D and 3D shape by going on a shape hunt. We also made shape creatures out of card!
While learning about healthy eating and favourite fruits we made a smoothie in class and linked this to procedure writing by writing the steps to make one! It tasted really nice!
Halloween arrived and we dressed up as scary characters on the Friday before midterm, raising lots of money for Crumlin a very worthy cause, as well as scaring poor Ms Laffan!! We carved a pumpkin with Mrs. Murray and printed plump little pumpkins using apples and paint. We created some scary fabric witches and Halloween night scenes and learnt lots of spooky poems. The story Room on the Broom is a favourite in 1st class with teachers and children alike. We had a little party before Halloween and we really enjoyed our well earned break from all our hard work!