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November 2018

It was a busy month in Room 1.


During November Ms. Downey’s Class learned about Houses. We read the stories The Three Little Pigs and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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The boys and girls made fabulous houses from blocks, Lego, stickle bricks and lollipop sticks.

Then they designed, drew and talked about their  own Dream  Houses.

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We read the stories The Smartest Giant in Town and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

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Then the boys and girls designed their own shoes and runners.


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Finally they looked at the patterns on the soles of their shoes and tried to copy them. Pictures to follow!

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Each group in the class won Group of the Week by following the Classroom Rules:

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They got a treat, a trophy and a comfy cushion for the week.

Well done boys and girls!



The annual Science / Maths Open Day was a great success.  Each class show-cased amazing experiments for each other.  Parents visited in the afternoon and enjoyed taking part enormously.  We even had a station organised by parents themselves.  Thanks to everybody for a super day and especially to Ms. Mongan who organised the event.  

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PostHeaderIcon Science and Maths Day 2018 in Room 1

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Room 1 had a great time on Science and Maths Day. We learned all about Forces and our experiments included The Balloon Rocket and Puff Power.

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Puff Power

The boys and girls made tracks from Lego, Blocks and Stickle Bricks and used a straw and air ( Puff Power ) to blow a bead around their tracks.

Then Mr. Brady helped some of the Best Builders to design and build bigger tracks which the children tried out with their parents.

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In Maths each parent measured their child’s height on our Giraffe Height Chart. We can now compare heights and see who is the tallest, shortest and middle-sized. We will also be able to see who grows the most during the year!



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Thanks to all the parents who came to see Ms. Downey’s Super Scientists. We hope you learned some interesting new things!