Third and Fourth Class News (Part2)
Updated: Jun 14
This month, we really enjoyed Science Week in school. We did a number of experiments. We designed our own parachutes and had great fun flying them outside. We did a chocolate bar experiment to see which chocolate bars would sink or float. We also put an egg into a glass of vinegar and observed what happened to it. Each day some more of the shell dissolved off the egg and the egg became bouncy. We watched some science webinars too. Our favourite was a live show called “The Dead Zoo Live Go Extinct”. Did you know that hyenas used to live in Ireland!
In art we learned how to draw one-point perspective cityscapes. We drew self-portraits in support of the Cork Football team.
We wrote poems entitled- If I had wings and imagined all the things we would do if we could fly anywhere in the world.
In PE we are playing rugby. We take lots of movement breaks throughout the day and run laps around the school for our Active Flag.
We enjoyed colouring in mandalas and had some meditation breaks on Wellness Wednesday. We painted a collaborative class kindness poster too with the message- In a world where you can be anything, be kind. We went on a nature walk and learned some local history about our area on the way. We had secret friendship buddies in our class. During that week we were extra kind to our buddies and there was great excitement when we found out who we had.
We are learning about the Vikings in History. The Vikings came from the Scandinavian Countries- Norway, Sweden and Denmark. We learned about the type of clothing they wore, the houses that they lived in and sort of food that they ate. Did you know the days of the week were named after Norse Gods.
Sunday: For Sol, goddess of the sun, Sun's day
Monday: for Mani, goddess of the moon, Mani's day
Tuesday: For Tyr, god of war, Tyr's day
Wednesday: For Odin, the Raven God, sometimes known as Woden, Woden's day
Thursday: For Thor, god of strength and storms, Thor's day
Friday: For Frigg, goddess of marriage, Frigg's day
Saturday: Saturday did not come from the Vikings. It came from the ancient Romans - Saturn's day.
We are painting longboat collages in art. Stay posted for the finished pieces...
We participated in a 'Kids Science: Coronavirus' workshop with Caoimhe from Trinity College. It was interesting to learn the reason why washing our hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to stop the spread of the virus as it breaks down the outer barrier or spiky part of the virus. The virus itself is made up of genetic material wrapped in a fatty coating. Soap molecules can disrupt this lipid membrane, causing it to fall apart. We practised the proper way to wash our hands and drew our own diagrams.
Playing cards in maths to practice decimals...
Kapla blocks and chess during wet breaks...