1st Class

Múinteoir: Ms Gardiner (Ms Cahill)



Claude Monet was the inspiration for our 3D water lillies. They have really brightened up our classroom. We have also been busy exploring Australia. We used cotton buds to complete our Aboriginal art.



We made digeridoos and learned the song ‘Kuckaboora sits in the Old Gum Tree’ as part of our Australian theme.



We have continued practicing our rolls and travelling along a bench. We have aced the forward roll. See the video of Luka performing the forward roll off a bench as proof!



We made pizza to finish off our work on procedural writing and the children wrote up the recipes using lots of bossy words! We also used procedural writing as an excuse to make pancakes on Pancake Tuesday!



Maths Hunts continue to be our favourite way to finish off a topic.


World Book Day:

We loved celebrating books and reading in First Class. The children put great effort into dressing up as their favourite character from a book.



The children learned all about Lent and made their own candles. We also have a ‘Kindness Lenten Candle’ which the children can write on to acknowledge their friend’s acts of kindness.



As part of ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’, the 6th class kindly played some cluichí clóis with first class. The children also loved coming up to the top of the room to teach the rest of the class the vocabulary. Killian is pictured below teaching rang a haon all about Spring.


We have loved learning all about Australia. Each child filled out their aeroplane ticket and we went on a virtual tour of Australia. They sequenced the Australian creation story ‘Tiddalik the Frog’. 


Here are some of the things First class have been learning about during the month of January: 

We have really enjoyed fun GAA activities with Amanda. We have been busy in gymnastics too, focusing on paired balances and the forwards roll! 
Catholics Schools Week: 
First Class wrote thank you cards to show their appreciation to lots of different people in our local community. We also visited the prayer space at the front of the school to light a candle. 
We have been focusing on where our food comes from – sequencing the steps on how milk gets from the grass to a glass. We are lucky to have lots of little farmers in the room to give us some extra help and tips!! 
The children have enjoyed the process of weaving and we have already started to prepare some Valentines Day art. 
Measuring different objects around the room using cubes, pencils and a metre stick has been fun. The children loved getting involved in active learning. We also loved going on a maths trail outside.