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3rd Class/4th Class
We really enjoyed Space Week this year. We carried out an experiment to show that the moon is nine and a half times the circumference of the earth away. We also learned that the moon is a quarter the size of the earth. We learned and performed (with style!) the David Bowie song Starman and did a 'Dance of the Planets'. Then we made lovely pastel drawings of the solar system.
We have been studying natural features in our locality (and the way in which people interact with them) in our Geography and Science classes. We decided to go on a field trip to see the places we had been discussing in class for ourselves. We walked down to the Dodder river and looked at two bridges and a place where an old mill had once been! Then we went to Herzog Park and discussed how it had once been a quarry, then a lake, and now is a lovely playground. We listened to the sounds of nature like the wind in the trees and the birds singing and observed the lovely autumn colours beginning to appear. Of course we couldn't pass by an opportunity to try out the new playground that some of the older children in our school helped to design. We LOVED it!
A warm welcome (and welcome back) to our new third and fourth class! We are all settling in nicely to the new school year and are looking forward to a wonderful year together with lots of exciting and interesting learning activities. We have already done some lovely recount writing projects on our summer holidays. A great time was had by all!
We had a wonderful school tour at Festina Lente in Bray. We enjoyed so many fun, exciting and interesting activities like; grooming ponies, making slime, making soap, decorating flower pots, going on a scavenger hunt in beautiful gardens and storytelling and mindful eating. A great day was had by all! Thanks to all at Festina Lente!
We have been learning all about the rainforests in Geography and Science class. Did you know that approximately one quarter of the world's medicines come from plants in the rainforests? We all agreed that it is so important to respect and protect these amazing natural habitats and all the wonderful plants and animals that live there. As part of our Art class we chose a rainforest animal and brought it to life by drawing it and really focussing on attention to detail and shades of colour. Maybe some of us will be lucky enough to visit the rainforests one day!