Yesterday we exhibited some of our wonderful pieces of art in the hall for all of our parents to see.
We learned about an American artist called Georgia O’Keeffe. Her bright, colourful paintings inspired many female artists to follow their dreams and share their art with the world.
We looked at some of her paintings of flowers, like ‘Red Poppy‘, ‘White Flower on Read Earth‘ and ‘Hibiscus with Plumeria‘. Then we painted out own flowers.
We hope our parents enjoyed seeing our masterpieces!
We told you a couple of weeks ago that we were each completing a project on a country from the EU for our Blue Star project. We also told you that each of us wrote a letter to the embassy of the country we were completing our project on. We have been getting post every day for the last few days. It has been so exciting!!
Adam received mail from the Portuguese Embassy
Chris received mail from the Lithuanian Embassy
Olga received mail from the Greek Embassy
Eve received mail from the Bulgarian Embassy
Gabriel received mail from the Czech Republic Embassy
Noel received an email from the Luxembourg Embassy
Alison received mail from the Belgian Embassy
Anna received mail from the Italian Embassy
Florjet received mail from the Maltese Embassy
Lauryn received mail from the British Embassy
Scott received mail from the German Embassy
Enri received mail from the Hungarian Embassy
We hope everyone else in our class receives mail from their embassies over the next few days!
In 4th class we completed a maths trail. We had great fun! We were given a list of maths questions and we had to use our school environment to find the answers. We were asked questions like
What is the width of the school pitch?
What is the length of the school pitch?
What is the perimeter of the school pitch?
Estimate how many giant steps there are between the two basketball posts.
Calculate how many red bricks are in the wall in the playground.
We used equipment like trundle wheels and metre sticks. We had great fun and we were completing maths work at the same time!
Today we had a ‘Show and Tell’ in our class. We got to bring in something that is special to us and that we love to play with at home. In class we showed our special item to the whole class and told everyone why it is special, and why we like playing with it.
Many of us have teddy bears and other cuddly toys which are special to us. Many of our special items were presents we received from family and friends. We are all very lucky to have such lovely toys to play with at home.
Our class wrote targets for 2013 on what we will try to improve on for the next term. We had to write a target for English, Gaeilge, Maths and Behaviour.
We had targets like:
- “To improve my writing by using more adjectives”
- “To learn all my tables off by heart”
- “To improve my gaeilge vocabulary”
- “To listen carefully to instructions”
We are taking part in a European project called the Blue Star Programme. At the moment we are completing the Geography strand of the project and 6th class are completing the History strand of the project. Everyone in our class got a country that is part of the European Union. Everyone got a country I Flori got Malta and Cathal got Sweden . At the moment we are writing letters to the embassies of our countries in Ireland. We found the addresses of the embassies on the internet and learned how to address envelopes, we hope to post them on Friday! We are hoping that in June we receive a Blue Star flag after we complete our projects.
Last week in 4th class we received some post from Northern Ireland! It was from our partner school in Co Tyrone. It was an envelope full of New Years cards! We had sent them Christmas cards before we broke up for the holidays. We looked at the envelope before we opened it and it was different because it had english stamps. There was 1 small stamp and 2 big ones. We are looking forward to doing more work with Cookstown Primary School this year.
Yesterday in 4th class we had PE. We were doing gymnastics. We were climbing, travelling on benches and carrying out pencil rolls and forward rolls. It was great fun trying out the different techniques.
Here are some pictures: