Yesterday, room 4 went to the pond beside the boy's school. Mairead Stack and Emily helped us with pond dipping- finding and identifying animals in the pond water! We found water bugs, snails and tadpoles. One of the tadpoles has already grown legs and is turning into a froglet! Hopefully we will see lots of frogs hopping around OLV soon!
Room 4 went to Red Mountain Farm for our school tour last week. We went on tractor rides, played in the playground, saw the crops growing and met the farmer! We also saw lots of animals- bunnies, chickens, roosters, goats, cows, sheep, donkeys and puppies! We had an amazing day.
Thank you to first class in room 15 who have been helping us with our reading on Fridays. We are getting better at reading, well done room 4!
The boys and girls in room 4 have begun writing workshop. During writing workshop time, we have a mini-lesson with teacher to learn about our new skill for the day, independent writing time when teacher conferences with boys and girls about their writing, and share time where the boys and girls share what they have written with the rest of the class. Writing workshop is a great time to practice using all of the letters and sounds we have learned this year to make our own stories. We keep our stories safe in our writing folder, but some of the stories are displayed on the junior infant corridor outside of room 3- come and look!
Happy Easter from the bunnies and chickens in room 4! Thank you to the parent's association for running a brilliant Easter egg hunt.
Room 4 have been improving their maths skills. Ask us to count and add with you at home!
Room 4 have been learning GAA skills with coach Gerry from Ballymun Kickhams. Thank you coach Gerry!
We are very busy in room 4 at the moment! We have completed learning all of our Jolly Phonics sounds and have begun blending our word boxes. We have also begun learning our letter formation. Thank you for all of the great support with homework. Please see the video below for tips on blending.
During February, the children are learning all about different modes of transport. Please discuss these with your children at home using our home help sheet. Ask the children to sing our transport song with you!
Please return here for further updates later this month.