A big Happy Birthday from all in Room 12 to Róan and Jaiden who have birthdays on Friday and Saturday this week. Hope you have a wonderful day! We had to do a birthday candle in a cake for each of them.
We have been learning all about the harvest season and how busy the farmers are gathering all the food that has been growing throughout the summer. I was given loads of apples by a friend from their farm so I decided to stew them outside and let the children taste! The boys and girls were busy writing and reading as I cooked and they enjoyed watching the apples turn to puree. The children were really good at being careful around the stove and came up to look and smell one at a time.It was so lovely to be able to use the garden where we planted the grass seed.
Most children gave a thumbs up to the flavour.
We had a lovely time in the park with Mairéad Stack. She shared lots of interesting facts about the creatures and plants which make their home in the park. We had to go on a hunt to find clues and see if we could locate animal trails, certain plants and trees.
I hope you are all doing ok with the Covid restrictions. I know everyone must be really feeling it at this stage and it is hard to keep smiling especially with the thoughts of what Halloween and Christmas might look like for us. On the plus side we are still at school which is brilliant and long may it last!
The boys and girls in Room 12 are enjoying their morning Maths activities. We are at the beginning of our journey of the big numbers. At the moment we are working in the range of 1 to 30 and each month we will move up another decade so that by May next year we will be comfortable working within 100. I cannot over emphasise how important daily counting is. Counting forwards and backwards is something the children should be able to do without even thinking about it. Counting backwards is always more challenging as they try to think of what comes before 31 and then before 30 so lots of practice needed. If your child is confident in a lower range feel free to go higher.
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication in getting the children to school on time each morning. If I can help with anything please let me know.
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