We have been learning all about Spring in room 14!
First we investigated Spring flowers by looking at all of the different part of Hyacinths, Daffodils and Pansies. We learnt about the differnt parts of the plants such as the stem, the leaves, the flower, the seed and the roots. We also learnt about their functions eg the stem is the part of the plant that support branches, leaves and flowers.
We drew diagrams of the plants and their different parts. We also wrote about the function of each part.
We then planted our own bulbs and seeds. Each table planted two big pots of Daffodils. Then we each got the chance to plant a smaller bulbs, Freesias and Dutch Iris's.
We cant wait to see our Spring flowers grow
Well done to all the girls and boys in room 14 who won star class on the yard...again! Two weeks in a row...go hiontach!
We have been learning all about the Russian artist Vassily Kandinsky. He loved painting bold and colourful paintings with lots of bright and vivid shapes and colours. We looked at his painting 'Squares with Concentric Circles' and loved the different shades of blue, red and yellow that he mixed.
First we experimented with colour wheels making secondary colours from the three primary colours blue, red and yellow.
Then we decided to use different types of brightly coloured fabric and fibre to each make a little square of concentric circles. We then put them all together to make a big version of Kandinskys famous painting.
Kandinsky loved brigh colours and believed that colours could express feelings in the same way as music Do you think our art work is full of musical expression?
We were delighted to invite some of our grandparents in last Tuesday afternoon for Grandparents day:) We sang them some songs and poems that we have been learning in school. We sang an old song that some of the grandparents had learnt in school when they were young- 'Beidh Aonach Amarch'. They all helped us sing it!
We had lots of questions to ask them about school when they were young. Liams grandmother told us all about going to school in a horse and cart. She also told us about cutting turf from the bog for the fire. Some of us had never even heard of turf before:)
We also learned about Michael's grandmother's experiences in the missionaries school in Nigeria. She told us about grinding pepper for the dinner and cooking all the meals for the children and teachers in the boarding school.
We also showed the grandparents our Interactive Whiteboard and our class blog. They had never seen anything like it before.
School was very different when our grandparents were young. We loved showing them around and letting them see what our school is like now.
Congratulations to all of the cailini agus buachailli in room 14 who won star class on the yard this week....an mhaith ar fad!!!
Congratulations to a very special girl and boy who won homework star this week for putting in a lot of effort with their homework! Well done:)
We have been learning all about colour theory and colour wheel. We learnt that the three primary colours are red, blue and yellow. We also known that the secondary colours are made when you mix two of the primary colours, for example red and blue mixed make violet, yellow and blue mixed make green and red and yellow mixed make orange.
This week we imagined that a coloured sock had accidently gotten into our washing machine full of white clothes. We used black and white paint to make lots of different shades of green, red, blue and yellow! Look how bright and colourful our washing machine paintings are!
We are very lucky in room 14 beacuse we have a special music teacher that has been coming into our class every Wednesday for the past 6 weeks. Her name is Jenny and we love the games and activities that we have been playing and learning with her!
we have been learning all about African music and sounds. We played lots of fun games. Jenny brought in lots of grass skirts, just like the tribes people of Africa wear. We danced and moved to some really cool African music while wearing the skirts!
All of our happy birthday wishes go out to a special girl and boy in room 14 this month....Sean and Katie Carroll! La Breithla Shona Doibh!!
Miss Mc Mahon