2nd Class A

 Welcome to the 2nd Class A webpage.

All of the relevant information will be posted here so keep checking in.

Miss Lundy / Miss Twibill

email: misslundy@stfrancisns.ie / misstwibill@stfrancisns.ie

Outdoor PE

We have really been enjoying doing some PE outside and making the most of the nice weather! We will be starting PE with DKIT every Wednesday soon and are really looking forward to it.

Nature Walk

We had a fabulous day on our autumn nature walk a couple of weeks ago. We saw lots of signs of the season all around us and completed our scavenger checklists!

Friday 9th October 2020

This week we were learning all about Apple Trees. For our art lesson today we used water colours to paint our own Apple Trees.

Numeracy Stations – 9/10/2020

STEM Project – Thursday 8th October 2020

Today both second classes carried out their first STEM Investigation. STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math. These are all areas of learning that our children need to be comfortable with to excel in the future. STEM makes creators, thinkers, problem solvers, doers, innovators, and inventors.

STEM encourages kids to experiment, make mistakes and learn from own experiences to reach correct outcomes, rather than relying on what the textbook says.

Critical thinking, logical analysis, inquiry and project-based learning are the keystones in STEM education. It boosts the curiosity in the child, making learning process fun, relevant and everlasting.

Each child was given an Apple, a plastic knife and some tooth picks. A statement was put on the board…

‘BUILD THE BIGGEST TOWER YOU CAN WITHOUT IT FALLING OVER’

Teacher then stands back and observes as each child begins to experiment……

Explanation Writing

Lava Lamps

We were learning all about how water and oil do not mix. We did some cool marbling in our art and then made some lava lamps in our science experiment!

 

Blackrock Field Trip

The boy and girls had a great day visiting the sundial and the outdoor swimming pool in Blackrock. We learnt some interesting facts about our local community. We even visited at the playground on our way back to school! It was a really fun day 🙂

Golden Time

We have really been enjoying our play on Friday evenings!

The House that Grew

We heard a very interesting story about a house that kept growing and growing. We decided to deign our own!

Some outdoor learning last week!

We took our work outside to enjoy some of the amazing weather! We found a ladybird and saw some butterflies too.

 

Monday 14th September 2020

We had a Marvelous Monday today. For our morning activity, as teacher listened to the class reading, we completed Work It Out Monday, we wrote our news into our copies, put words into sentences and listened carefully as teacher called out our dictation sentence.

Literacy – In Literacy this week our topic is ‘To the Art Exhibition’. so much fun learning..ask your child about it. As the week progresses we will be exploring Papier Mache, Marbling and Paper People.

Numeracy – Today in Numeracy we ‘Counted on’ up to the number 20. Everyone worked extremely hard.

Gaeilge – We revisited all our numbers up to 20

Religion – Our topic is ‘We are Jesus’ Followers’

Music- We played sound games and listened to the story of the Children Of Lir

P.E – We played games outside today as the weather was so nice.

2nd Class have had an amazing start to the year. Already we have created a positive and fun learning environment.

Miss Lundy and Miss Twibill

Thursday 10th September 2020

Today for our art lesson we made ‘A Material Me’. We used recycled material to make wonderful creations!! Tomorrow you will see a picture of all the completed works of art….


Wednesday 9th September 2020

Today in Religion we made a boat to carry the twelve apostles with Jesus on the Sea of Galilee.

Tuesday 1st September 2020

As a new month begins we are gradually and amazingly settling back into school. The children are so excited being back and we are loving being back teaching. Already there is a lovely atmosphere in our room and the children are working hard and also having lots of fun.

As we can not give homework due to Covid 19 we will be hearing their reading in school. Your child will be heard on a regular basis and we will keep you updated on their progress. Please encourage reading at home as it is so important.

We have begun a wonderful new Literacy Program and got straight back into our Gaeilge. We are revisiting Numeracy topics from last year this week and next week we will begin Addition. We will keep you updated at home as you will be able to support your child with oral numeracy…..skip counting etc. We have also taught two fun lessons in our new music program, Dabbledoo Music!! Yesterday we had P.E outside and today in History we made personal timelines. We have also painted and used oil pastels in Art.

Our Religion Program is called Grow in Love and will prepare us for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. If your child is not making their first Holy Communion can you please let us know. We our learning new songs in Grow In Love….. I am sure they will be able to sing…’Jesus is my Best Friend’ for you!!

Already we can see how wonderful and kind 2nd Class are. It is going to be a great year and if you want to contact us please do so by email.

We will keep you updated on a regular basis so please check the website.

Miss Lundy and Miss Twibill

28th August 2020

We have had a fantastic start back to the new school year. 2nd Class have settled in and I am so looking forward to teaching on Monday. Below are some pictures of 2nd class being busy and having fun. Happy Children create a Happy Classroom …..

We are both so excited to be teaching second class again and we will keep you updated regularly on the school website !!

Miss Twibill, Miss Lundy and Sarah

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Board of Management has agreed to stagger the start date of the new school term over the first 2 days. This will allow us to teach the new Covid procedures in a smaller group setting so that all pupils are aware of how to be as safe as possible at school.  However, since our 2nd classes are such small numbers ALL 2nd class pupils will return on Wednesday 26th August.

As outlined on the message sent yesterday, please ensure you adhere to the new dropping off and picking up protocols.

Please visit the school website at here for copies of all messages related to the re-opening of school.

We are all looking forward very much to welcoming back the pupils for the new school year.

Kind regards,

Debbie Lundy and Sophie Twibill
Class Teachers (job share)

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