Welcome to Ms.Kennedy’s class page. Here is a taster of our learning. I hope you enjoy 🙂
As part of Science Week we have been learning about healthy eating. We designed our own mini- posters including a healthy food plate and a fact file about each food group.
We made healthy sandwiches ( not so healthy as Ms.Kennedy bought white bread which the children were quick to spot) . However, we enjoyed making the sandwiches together, discussing the nutritional value of each food group and finally eating our tasty sandwiches.
PE: Irish Dancing
This week we started Irish dancing, we will continue this for the next 5 weeks.
Congratulations to all the boys and girls on receiving their reading certificates this term. Keep up the good work and hopefully we will see more boys and girls with them next term.
Congratulations to the boys and girls on receiving maths certificates for their great efforts during maths week.
Archaeology: We learned all about the Mesolithic period in history. We planned, designed and made a type of hut from this time. It took time and care to build this hut. We had to layer materials carefully , we had to think about materials that would provide warmth, camouflage, strength and water resistance. Well done to all children on their hard work. The huts turned out great in the end.
Science: We continued to explore sound as a means of energy around us. We made string telephones to investigate whether sound travels through solids. We investigated whether it travels better when the string is tight or loose . We discussed if sound travels better through solids or air. We discussed how we could measure this comparison.
Art: We sketched a model of two pumpkins from a real -life model . We then used oil-pastels to colour the pumpkins. We focused on the colour and line pattern when colouring them in. We used our imaginations when colouring in the landscape.
Maths Week 2018 :
This week we completed a maths trail outside. This required the children to work together to solve the different types of maths questions. We would like to say a big thank you to Ms. Moriarty for organising it.
This week we were learning about different types of line and angles. We went outside to identify and name the different types of lines in our environment. Further to this, we used cocktail sticks to make right angles, less than right angles and greater than right angles.
Over the past two weeks we have been working as geographers. We worked in groups to classify information about Kilkenny. We each took a title and researched information about this topic, such as culture, sport, tourism, transport etc. After we gathered the information, we presented it on a poster. Finally we presented the information to the class. Well done to all groups.
Over the past few weeks we have been enjoying singing songs, composing and performing music from the DabbleDoo programme. This week we used instruments to compose our own piece of music.
Last week, we learned all about the neolithic period from Mark. We enjoyed making pottery from this period. We decorated our pots with designs from this time in history. We then make a name tag from clay and this time we wrote our name using the same alphabet used by the neolithic people. Our names were so different!!
Science: We made windmills, we planned, made and tested our windmills. Well done to the children on their team working skills and perseverance to keep going when some parts of the windmill were difficult to assemble and test.
Archaeology: Here are some photographs from our trip to Christ Church Cathedral.
Art: We discussed and explored the primary, colours and secondary colours. We then went on to make a colour wheel as you can see below. After this, we looked at and discussed the artwork of Piet Mondrian and how he only uses the primary colours to paint. Following this we coloured different animals inspired by Piet Mondrian .