We were studying the Normans in our history lessons, and it reminded Noah of the Normandy Landings by the allies during WWII. He remembered that his dad worked on the film Saving Private Ryan when it was being filmed in Ireland. Noah brought in some really interesting photos and newspaper articles from the time the filming took place and showed them to the class. Thanks Noah!
As a treat for the Communion class (and the 3rd class who have been so helpful all year) we went to the playground this afternoon!
Today we looked at a really exotic fruit - dragonfruit! We learned that it comes from Central America and South East Asia (especially Thailand and Vietnam). We think it's got the word "dragon" in it, because the skin on the outside looks like big scales - like a dragon would have. It's shaped a bit like a rugby ball and it's bright pink. We learned that it's usually surprisingly white on the inside, with lots of black seeds, but our sample was one that was pink on the inside. It was so pink, actually, that it stained our fingers. We decided it could be a very good lipstick!
It's almost Easter! We thought we were just getting a surprise trip to the playground, but we also had an Easter Egg hunt!!! We divided into teams and had to find the coloured eggs that matched our team. After that we got to play in the playground!
We were also delighted when Padraic's mum gave us a HUGE Easter cake! It was delicious!!! Thank you!
Here we are at work in our classroom. We were practicing retelling a story. It takes a lot of concentration to be sure we remember the characters, the setting, the problem and the solution! We practiced first by retelling stories and fairy tales we all knew, like Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. Then we added an extra challenge by planning and writing our own stories and including all the steps!
We put up some of our recent work on our classroom walls. First are our camel poems: we all started a four line poem with "Camel, Camel..." and then made the rest up ourselves.
We also recently finished reading The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith. It was about a little hedgehog that gets a bang on the head and starts to mix up his speech. There was a lot more to the story too, and to remind us of all the characters, we made our own Hodgehegs out of paper heart shapes!
We all worked in pairs to finish our Space Display. Every pair had a topic to research, and had to make a title, a picture and a piece of writing about the thing. Thankfully, we had a lot of books from the school library, as well as ones that pupils kindly brought in, to read from. We love our display!
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