100 Squares and Clay Squirrels

This week in second class we continued working on our report writing. We have been learning new vocabulary and headings for writing reports on animals which include; title, classification, appearance, diet and habitat. We made clay squirrels in art, developing line, shape, texture and pattern in clay. In maths we worked on our 100 squares […]

The Red Squirrel

We have been finding out lots of information about the red squirrel in second class. We made pictures of red squirrels and their bushy, red tails. Did you know that they use their tails to balance and they also use them to warn other squirrels of danger? We began researching facts about them and highlighting […]

Doubles and near doubles

This week in second class, we were learning all about doubles and near doubles in maths. We used doubles to help us to solve addition and subtraction problems. We are looking forward to using these maths facts during the year. Remember there is swimming on Monday, enjoy the weekend everyone! Tharren and Elaine

Mark Making in Second

This week in second class we were exploring drawing in art by making marks using pastels and colouring pencils, it was really great! Here are some photos of us with our work. We are really looking forward to swimming on Monday morning. Have a great weekend everyone!

First Week in Second Class

We had a lovely start to the new school year in second class. We learned a poem called ‘Back to School’. We have been discussing ‘The Golden Rules’ for our class and have been learning about positive language in school. Here are some pictures of us making drawings about all about us. We are looking […]

Paired Reading in 2nd class

This week was book week in NETNS. Each day we had different reading activities. One of the highlights from our week was the paired reading activity. We read and discussed our books with the children in 6th class. It was a really enjoyable experience and we hope to do it again before the summer.

Feel- good Friday

We really enjoyed all of the lovely activities during wellness week. On Mindful Monday we chose a secret friend for the week to be kind to. On Thankful Tuesday we wrote thank you postcards to people that help us. On Wellness Wednesday we made joy jars, and wrote down all of the things that bring […]

Castles and Clocks

This week in second class we started learning about castles. We learned the names of the parts of a castle and the reasons why they were built. We will be doing lots of exciting project work about this over the next few weeks, including designing our own coat of arms and making shields. We are […]

2nd Class News

Last week we had a fantastic week for Seachtain na Gaeilge. We had a treasure hunt in Irish and we sang Trasna na dtonnta in assembly. We had a céili and we danced the walls of Limerick and shoe the donkey. In maths we have been continuing with numicon and learning about weight in maths. […]

Second Class News

Over the past month we have been very busy. In maths we have been learning all about fractions and symmetry. We did a mirror image experiment using paint. In English we have been writing recounts about our weekends. We used a paraburger to help us write a paragraph and we are progressing well with our […]

Planet Earth in Second Class

We have been learning all Earth in space in class. We made our own planet Earths using marbling inks and watercolours. We really like the way they turned out!

Halloween Fun in Second Class

This week we learnt all about the history of Halloween. In English everyone wrote their own poem about a haunted house. In art we made Frankenstein heads. In SPHE we discussed fire safety. Everyone made a great effort in dressing up today and we played musical monsters at the end of the day. Have a […]

Chalk and Charcoal Skeletons

This week in second class, we looked at how to draw skeletons. We used charcoal and chalk to create them on black and white paper. We think they turned out really well! We are looking forward to our Halloween fancy dress party next week in aid of Trick or Treat for Temple Street. Get thinking […]

2nd Class News

We have had a really enjoyable September in second class. Everyone has been working hard and enjoying all the lessons. We have been busy doing project work, working on maths strategies and making a huge effort with our joined writing. We have learned lots of games in English and Irish. For PE we are going […]

Brilliant fun in Dunmore East

On Wednesday both our fifth classes went on our school tour to Dunmore East Adventure Centre in County Waterford. It was an absolutely fantastic experience! We got to do activities such as archery, caving, rock climbing, pedal boating and kayaking. The childrens’ favourite activity by far was the wibit wipeout course on the water. Here […]