2nd Class

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Welcome to Ms. O Rourke’s Second Class. We hope you enjoy your visit. Click on the links below to view our work.

We are very excited this year as we will be celebrating our First Penance and First Eucharist!

2nd Class Web Activities       Speed Challenge (we use this daily in class) Loop Game

Post Sorting Game       Hour of Code Link 

 

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First Eucharist


March 2017 Updates 

Céilí Mór


February  2017 Updates

Robin Hood Pantomime


                January 2017 Updates  

                 Credit Union Art Competition              


December 2016 Updates

Jumble Sale                            Santa’s Visit                          Christmas Talent Show


November 2016 Updates

(Art) Credit Union Poster Competition     Superheroes     Hand Patterns     Shape Designs

(Irish) Free writing sentences

(SESE – Geography) Mapping

(P.E.) Obstacle Course


October 2016 Updates

(Art) Icarus     Monsters     Sun/Moon Split     Autumn Trees     Witches  

(ICT) QR Coding     ICT with 1st Class

(Maths) Birthday Graphs     Greater/Less Than

(SESE – History) Card Games

(SESE Links) Materials Game     Oisín & Tír na nÓg     Map Reading     All About Autumn Fact Sheets

(Halloween)  Pumpkin Carving  Halloween Is Coming     History of Pumpkin Carving


September 2016 Updates

(Art) Colourful Cats     Hot & Cold Hands     Hot & Cold Flowers     Our Names

(I.C.T) Laptops Pair Work

(P.E.) Gymnastics Bench Work

(English)   Student Selfies     Roald Dahl Day


Irish

We use Abair Liom D in Rang a Dó. It is brand new this year and the children are highly engaged and enjoying all the interactive activities. There are activities and information for parents on the Abair Liom page. You can register HERE. Make sure to check back to listen to our recordings throughout the year.

Comhrá (Oct):    Timpiste

Free Writing (Nov): Picnic


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This week we have started using the hour of code website to experiment with different computer science activities and programs. We are going to start using personal logins this week so we can track our progress. Click THIS LINK to access your class activity page. You will need your username and password to access the site. We will have competitions over the next few weeks.

Please do not give your name or password to anyone other than your teacher and parents. 


 

 


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2015-2016 School Year

 Discover Science

First Eucharist 28th May 2016

(Science)  Discover Science     Dancing Raisins    Lava Lamps with Junior Infants     Tree Investigations     Water Cycle Projects

(Art) First Penance Art     Self Portaits     Aliens     Turtles

(Maths) Shape Hunt

(Music) Water Cycle Song

(History) Fionn or the Giant?

Sports’ Day


2015-16 Activities


Irish

An Siopa Bréagáin


Maths

Maths Tips for Parents     Speed Challenge (we use this daily in class)

In January we started Maths stations. Each group will study length, weight and capacity with a different teacher. By the end we will be experts at measuring different objects. Click HERE to see some photographs from our Length station with Ms. O’Rourke. 

Shape Hunt


Religion

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We all worked very hard on the display for Catholic Schools Week in January.

First Penance Art 


English

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We are reading Demon Dentist by David Walliams in class. Our teacher reads us a chapter (or more!) a day and we practise using our comprehension strategies with the text. These include:

  • making connections (text:text, text:self, text:world)
  • making predictions about what we think will happen next
  • summarising what has happened so far
  • talking about our favourite characters, events or words

We also use our comprehension strategies in our reading groups. We read lots of different books throughout the year. When we finish a book we design alternative book covers. We’ll be adding to the different covers throughout the year. Check Alternative Book Covers for some examples of our work. Enjoy!


P.E.

Click one of the links below to see a snapshot of our P.E. lessons.

Athletics     Gymnastics 1      Benchball     Cooperative Obstacles


Art Activities

Click one of the links below to see some of our wonderful art work!

 (September) Cats      Hot and Cold Flowers      Hot and Cold Hands             

(October) Icarus      Sun and Moon      Monster Artwork      Newspaper Cities

(November) Patterned Fields      Painted Flowers      Scarecrows      Under My Umberella

(December) Christmas Art

(January) David Bowie Art     Hot Air Balloons     Op Hands

(February) Terrifying Tigers     Cows      First Penance Art     

(April)  Self Portaits     Aliens     Turtles


S.E.S.E. (Science, History, Geography)

SESE LINKS PAGE         Map work            Tír na nÓg      Gráinne Ní Mháille

Outside Tally     Design and Making Boats Video     Fionn or the Giant?


SCRATCH

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We have started learning about Scratch in November. Scratch allows you to create games, animations and stories using computer programming. The Parent Page on the Scratch website has some very useful information, you can find it HERE. SCRATCH can also be used offline by downloading Scratch 2 Offline Editor, you can find the link HERE. You can sign up at home but Ms. O’Rourke will be sending home individual login information for each child. This will enable us to share our projects with the class. We are VERY excited!


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Click HERE to see images.

This week we have started using the hour of code website to experiment with different computer science activities and programs. We are going to start using personal logins this week so we can track our progress. Click THIS LINK to access your class activity page. You will need your username and password to access the site. We will have competitions over the next few weeks.

Please do not give your name or password to anyone other than your teacher and parents. 


School Activities

Witches Walk               FAI Cup Visit        Trip to Museum             Jumble Sale     1st/2nd Class ICT