Mad about Multiplication

3rd class have been working very hard on their tables at home and in school. We are playing multiplication and division games in pairs and small groups every morning.

We love board games, Kaboom and Multiples Bingo, but our favourite game is Team Challenge!

We also made multiplication 'fortune tellers' for our 3x tables. We like using them to play with our friends while learning our tables. They were tricky to make, so a big than you to the boys and girls who helped us to do it!

Fractions and Andy Warhol

Third class has great fun learning all about fractions last week. We could even relate fractions to our art lesson!

We had been discussing halves, quarters and eighths. We had been dividing up materials into equal groups, making sure they were all the same. So we were inspired by Andy Warhols images, where he repeats the same image using lots of different colours. We discussed the fact that he drew things that were part of pop culture in the 50's and compared it to our pop culture now. This provided inspiration for emojis, pokemon, youtube and various foods! 


We're busy in Senior Infants

There was great excitement last week when the three senior infant classes got a visit from two newborn lambs. They were very small so we tried to be very quiet and gentle when we were petting them. Thank you to Ms. Egan and Ms. De Paor for organising the visit!

We have been doing lots of active maths in the last few weeks and it is great to see the children playing maths games and practising their adding at the same time. Thank you to all the helpers who come in on Mondays!

We are also learning lots about the dentist in our Aistear groups this month. We have been checking our teeth, practising our brushing, making appointments and getting checkups.

Ms. Grace's 5th Class

Hi and welcome to Ms Grace’s 5th class. 

We work very hard in English, Gaeilge and Maths each day, we also like to carry out experiments in Science. We usually work in small groups to carry out our experiments. At the start of the school year we looked at the topic of Living Things. We planted daffodils in different shape containers, so daffodil planting also involved a small bit of Maths as we looked closely at the shapes of the containers that we used. Our daffodil bulbs have recently begun to grow outside our classroom window which is super news.

We enjoyed making Lava Lamps when we looked at the topic of Materials in Science. It was great to see the Lava Lamps erupting each time we popped an effervescent tablet into the water, oil and food colouring solution. Next time, we must ALL remember to wear our gloves during any experiment that involves food colouring!!!