The More you Move....The Better your Mood!!
We celebrated World Mental Health day with a range of positive and fun activities. Pupils engaged in relaxation activities and discuss the importance of expressing our emotions. We also engaged in a group sports session on the astroturf pitch. We played many different games and we has such great fun! It really is true....The more you move...the better your mood!
Stone Age Cave Art!
Pupils have been exploring the Stone Age in History lessons. We explored ancient cave art. Pupils created their most recent masterpieces while lying on the floor!! Pupils had the opportunity to truely experience cave art!
Mars is sometimes called the Red Planet. This is because most of the surface of Mars is covered in a thick layer of iron oxide dust. This is the same metal as a rusty car! It gives the planet a reddish appearance. This week, third class pupils worked scientifically to investigate the effects of air and water on materials. We explored the effects of water on sand and steel wool. We look forward to watching the wool rust over the coming days and weeks.
We celebrated Nation Tree Day with a field study exploring trees in our school grounds and in our wood walk. We focused on identifying evergreen and deciduous trees.
To celebrate Space Week third class pupils are learning about our solar system. We are focusing on the planet Mars. We went to the computer room to research the planet and discovered many interesting facts!
We explored primary colours and colour mixing during a recent art lesson. We created our own colour wheels....we think they look really cool!
Under the Sea!
We having been studying underwater habitats in recent geography and science lessons. We used our new found knowledge as inspiration for this weeks art lesson.
Inspired by Vivaldi!
This week we explored the musical composition entitled "Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi. We compared various elements in the music and recognised how the music represented the change in seasons. We used this as inspiration for our visual arts lesson and created art work based on warm and cool colours.
Third class pupils were delighted to begin tin whistle this week. Conor from Co.Clare will be visiting 3rd class on Fridays and teaching us how to play the tin whistle. We already know how to play "B, A and G" after just one lesson!
Every Wednesday third class pupils visit Leisure World in Bishopstown for swimming lessons. We are really enjoying developing our aquatic skills.... as well as our sing songs on the bus!!
Blarney Brass and Reed Band
We thoroughly enjoyed the recent performance by the Blarney Brass and Reed Band in our school hall. We learnt about the different sections of an orchestra such as the woodwind, brass percussion and string instruments. We were treated to many performances from band members including the saxophone and flute.
All-Ireland Camogie Champions!
Cork are the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Champions for 2017! We really enjoyed our red and white day before the match. It set a wonderful atmosphere as we explored the history of the Cork Camogie team and the O'Duffy cup. We also learnt about Reena Buckley's record breaking career. She has now won 18 All-Ireland medals! Cork now also hold the record for the most Camogie titles ever won. We decorated our classrooms to celebrate this fantastic occasion.Up the Rebels!!
Our school garden
Our school garden was a great success again this year. Mr.Keady and the pupils have been busy harvesting and distributing our organic produce. Many pupils used our fresh vegetables and herbs when cooking dinners and making salads at home… they were delicious!
We all fit in!
3rd class have settled in very well to the senior section of the school. The pupils engaged in their first S.P.H.E. lesson getting to know their new classmates and celebrating each child's uniqueness and individuality. Even though we are all different, we all fit in.... and make a beautiful jigsaw!