Archive for First Class

Art activities in First class. January 2013

First class have been learning about 2D shapes in maths and as a follow up activity they did some very effective stain glass windows including all the shapes they learned about.They recycled sweet wrappers  to provide all the variety of colour on their shapes.They also did paper weaving which followed on from learning about shape […]

First Class Gymnastics January 2013.

First class got the New Year off to a flying start with their gymnastics classes.The girls are balancing, rolling, curling, stretching,climbing,and discovering new ways of moving on the benches and climbing equpment.And some are daring enough to suspend from the bars! Watch this space for updates.       

First Class-were the angels on their Christmas Trees. Dec 2012

First class girls created beautiful golden angels using doyleys,gold paint, glitter and sequins.To add a personalised touch some children added their own photo face to the angels, while others drew their faces.Hopefully these angels added a touch of magic to their families this Christmas.Among the many other decorations made in first class were their lanterns which demanded […]

First Class went on a trail of Birr Town Nov 2012

First class went on a trail of Birr town.This was a follow up activity to their recent history lesson on shops in the past and shops now.They also compared Emmet square now  to what it looked like in photos from the past. The trail was an ideal opportunity to follow their individual maps and complete […]

Autumn Activities in First Class

First class got the school year off to a good start with a nature walk to Camcor Park observing a variety of leaves ,berries, nuts and fruit.They enjoyed doing leaf and bark rubbings as a follow up activity. Using painted hand shapes as leaves, the girls created a class tree for their Prayer Space. For Halloween first class […]

June 2012. Visual arts in first class.The girls are very proud of their pottery creations.A lot of teamwork and many hands were needed to produce a large pottery planter,with all the girls’ names engraved on the outside.The girls also had lots of fun painting Summer scenes using brushes, sponges and in some cases it was hands only!

May 2012. In first class our clay is taking shape! Every Friday we can’t wait to get stuck in; moulding, shaping, rolling, and creating.

April 2012 First Class Pottery

First class had a very enjoyable pottery class. They were shown how to mould the clay into bowl shapes in preparation for the making of pottery heads. The pupils enjoyed working with their hands and were very proud of what they had created. They were totally engrossed in the lessons. These sessions will continue for […]

First Class went on a Minibeast Hunt.

  First class had a busy morning in Camcor Park on a Minibeast Hunt. The pupils were very good bug detectives. They found many species including ants, spiders, snails, ladybirds , earthworms, woodlice and even quite a large bumble bee made a brief appearance.            

March 2012 Lá na Gaeilge

Bhain rang a haon an taitneamh as Lá na Gaeilge. Bhí siad ag damhsa, ag canadh, ag imirt cluichí gaelach agus ag comhrá as gaeilge. Bhi siad ag caint sa rang agus amuigh sa chlós.

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