Ms. Hempenstall’s Second Class

March

2nd Class worked really hard for March.

We have taken part in Operation Transformation every day and have even tried a few other hard workouts in class. We loved it! We had a great time doing soccer and are so thankful for the coaches that volunteer to help us because it is so much fun learning new sports.

We celebrated St. Patricks Day, Mothers Day, World Book Day, Storm Emma and are getting ready to celebrate Easter, as we are learning all about Holy Week in school this week.

We hope you enjoy reading all the exciting things that we do in Room 10 as much as we enjoy creating them!

 

 

 

February

February was a really busy and quick month for us here in 2nd Class. We had our First Holy Confession that we had been preparing for and also began to get ready to welcome Spring into our classroom. We celebrated St. Bridgit on the 1st of February. We designed bright and colourful cloaks for her.

We also celebrated The Chinese New Year which started on the 16th of February. We made Chinese Dragons, Chinese Zodiac Dog paintings and created a Fact File for China. It was really fun and we learned so much new information.

THE GIGGLER TREATMENT! By  Roddy Doyle

This year our class novel was The Giggler Treatment, by Roddy Doyle. He is an Irish author and we LOVED this book! It was funny, interesting and really exciting. You should read it!  We loved making our Novel Copies and used the novel to make comic strips, cartoon pictures, letters (about poo! 🙂 ) and of course, we read a lot! We were reading it coming up to World Book Day, but took a break to read Danny Brown and The Talking Teeth by Brianóg Brady Dawson. It was  a really funny book too about a boy who steals his granny’s false teeth!

January

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ROOM 10!!

Second class had a fantastic start to the New Year. We came back ready to rock and roll into the next Term and could not wait to start all our new projects and learn new things. We started a new project all about Arctic Animals and Winter. We studied the habitat of Polar Bears, Penguins, Arctic Fox and Hare to name a few and we learned all about what they eat and how they survive in the wilderness. We read a book called Nanookas Magic Garden which told all about the amazing colours and beautiful Northern Lights. We learned more about Nanooka’s way of life and how different it is to ours. We created lovely Northern lights in art using chalk and chalk pastels. It was seriously dusty fun!

December

December in school is SUPER busy! We began practicing our Christmas play for our Parents and other classes and we also had to prepare songs for the School Christmas Carol Service. We had all this to do and learn songs for our Communion Masses, we had a really busy time learning everything, but it was all so much fun! It got really exciting the last week of school, when we were finally ready to perform our songs for our parents. We did our show with Ms. O Halloran’s 2nd class too and we loved it! In class we still had English and Maths to do though, we wrote Christmas Letters to Santa and we wrote Christmas Acrostic poems too. We did some beautiful art too, we painted Nativity Scenes using water paints and we designed candles and Advent Wreaths with the candles that represent Hope, Love, Peace and Joy. We could use our Christmas Investigation table when we finished our work early, and this table was full of Christmas books, poems, games, writing sheets and Christmas Maths. Our favourite bit was the ‘Whats your Elf Name?’ sheet. We could find out our Elf name by using our initials and then write stories about ourselves and our friends. We love Christmas in School and cannot wait for Santa to visit us on Christmas Eve!!

November

Throughout November, we worked hard on our Food Dudes in 2nd Class and we all tried our best to earn our stickers and try all the new tasty foods! Our class really liked peppers and grapes!
We made dinner plates using healthy food. We learned all about Healthy and Unhealthy food. This was really helpful to learn as we are also trying really hard to get our Active Schools Flag this year and now we know how to fuel our bodies for all the Movement Mondays, P.E. and extra activities we are doing in school.
It was also Science Week in school in November and we did a lot of cool and fun experiments.

October

In October we learned all about Space as part of International Space Week. Its at the start of October and we learned all about an Astronaut called Neil Armstrong. We did a KWL board on Space to find out what some of us already knew and what we would like to know about. We decided we didn’t know that much about gravity and how astronauts live in space. Our teacher showed us a video of the International Space Station where people live in space for months at a time. We saw how they eat, sleep, brush their teeth and use the toilet! It was really interesting!
We also studied myths and legends as part of our Hallowe’en investigation table. We wrote Halloween stories and poems. On the last Friday we all dressed up in our costumes and had a great day!

September

Welcome to 2nd Class!
In September we all had a new class and a new teacher.
We had lots of fun getting to know each other and learning all about each other and making new friends.
We will be making our First Holy Communion this year and we are already so excited.
In September, we began learning all about Autumn and what it means for the animals in Ireland.
We also did a lot of Gaeilge in September and sequenced a story called Madra Rua.