Áine’s-2nd-class

June came too soon – Áine’s 2nd Class

Revision, collaborative learning and fun were the priorities of June in 2nd Class! English:  We got loads of mileage from the wordless picture book ‘Flotsam’ by David Wiesner. (Flotsam means ‘anything that floats’). Being wordless with only illustrations to tell the story, the children practised observing, wondering and inferring meaning. Initially they worked on summarising …

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The Darling Buds of May – Áine’s 2nd Class

English:  We revised the ‘report’ genre by doing a project about France. The children researched France using books, the internet and watching a video. They worked in pairs to collect their information and create a large colourful report poster with images and facts. During presentation of their work, the children introduced themselves and presented three …

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Motivating March in Áine’s 2nd Class, ….when days are getting long…..

Despite all of the children adapting so well to home learning in January and February, we were all thrilled when we could be back together learning from one another in school. The children were enthusiastic to get straight down to the work and routines they missed so much and so we launched into our curriculum …

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December Madness !

We packed a lot into December and we are all exhausted but very excited for our Winter break. In English we explored ‘Procedural’ writing such as recipies, how to build something and instructions to follow a game. The children learned all about imperative or bossy verbs and clear specific instructions, and set to work on …

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A November to remember in 2nd Class

ENGLISH: This month the children explored the ‘Report’ genre as part of our English Literacy plan. This involved reading and discussing texts written in report style to determine their structure and typical features. It was then their turn to write their own report on ‘Crocodiles’. This involved researching information on them, planning their report in …

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Environmental Art

5.11.2020. Today we got out to use our outdoor classroom before the weather becomes too wintery! The children collected and used natural materials from the campus grounds to create art pieces within their pods. The pieces produced were beautiful and the children enjoyed evaluating their team work and creativity! The pieces produced are entitled: The …

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Halloween Fun!

We have had a great week incorporating Halloween into our curriculum. On Monday we learned about the ancient origins of Halloween (The Festival of Samhain) and Halloween traditions around the world. We learned to sing a gorgeous Irish song called ‘Oíche Shamhna’ in canon (three part round singing!), which was really beautiful. For art, the …

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2nd Class Updates

Dear 2nd Class, Parents and Gardians, I hope you are all keeping well at home and enjoying some fresh air also. You have enough work set out in your homework folders and packs for the coming week. Please be reminded that this is to be done at your own pace, it is revision work so …

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School Closure March 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Your child will have been sent home with a scheme of work and workpack for 2nd class for the coming two weeks. A copy of this pack was also sent via email to all parents through Aladdin. The children have work in their homework folders as well as a spare copy to practice …

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