Yesterday we started working as scientists. We investigated forces and floating and sinking. We discovered that an orange will float in water but a peeled orange will sink. This is because the skin is full of air bubbles that protect the orange and makes it lighter than water.
We also investigated "dancing raisins" and experimented with making a boat that floats - it was harder than you might think!
We used lots of scientific words sich as "observe/ predict/ measure" and talked about the importance of making a fair test
Our topic in maths for the next 2 weeks is money. We will be focusing on making amounts up to €2 using coins. We will also be working out ways to give change. A great way to help your child with this topic is to let them handle real money - count it, pay for items, work out how much change they should get and what coins can make up different amounts . For example 37c = 20c+10c+5c+1c or 10c+10c+10c+2c+2c+1c+2c.
Here are some games you can play to help you learn about money
My name is Carmel O'Mahoney. I have been teaching in St Cronan's for 12 years. I love running, singing and teaching!