2020 - 2021 2nd & 3rd Class
What a fantastic 2nd and 3rd class I have this year. It is so wonderful to be back in the classroom again with that great 'learning buzz' and to see the children so happy with all of their friends. They have adapted so well to our new routines, remembering their sanitising and handwashing, keeping us all safe! Thank you boys and girls. We have been spending a lot of time learning outdoors, running every morning for five minutes. We have even done some of our Irish lessons and English lessons outdoors too! The children have really enjoyed listening to and discussing some fantastic stories such as 'The Giving Tree' which taught us some life lessons and they thought of what they could give others that doesn't cost money.
During Maths Week this year , we did some lovely activities both inside and outside the classroom. We used natural objects such as twigs and stones to make 2D shapes. We also designed a protective layer for an egg, investigating insulation. The children were given cotton wool, newspaper and tape. Thankfully, all the eggs survived being dropped from a height!
2019 - 2020 2nd & 3rd Class Term 1
2nd and 3rd class took part in a smartie maths challenge. They were certainly delighted to use smarties for their maths lesson and eat them afterwards. They had to use their problem solving skills to see how they could link their fraction knowledge by dividing their smarties into halves, quarters etc.
On Monday 11th November 2nd and 3rd class took part in the Kinsale Kitchen takeover. What an incredible opportunity and experience for the children! In the morning we visited Horizon Farm to see where our local produce comes from. Following tha, we went to the Gourmet Academy at Ballinacurra House where chef David Rice demonstrated some lovely healthy recipes. He even nabbed a few assistants from our class! We then went to The Blue Haven for a nutritional talk followed by a delicious healthy lunch. Finally we ended our day with a cooking demonstration in Kinsale Community College by Michelin star chef Paul Mc Donald. Thanks so much to the Blue Haven Kinsale for organising such a memorable event. The children loved it!