Black Class hit the ground running this term. We have upped our exercise game!! We have worked hard during circuit teaching for our L1LPs and visited the outdoor gym in Collooney and got the tandem and tricycles out to keep our cardiovascular fitness up.
Movement skills (athletics and gymnastics)
6.3 Move purposefully with intent.
6.4 Develop consistent movements to have an effect on equipment.
Blue class have been busy learning about different people in society that can help us.
We have also been learning about our own bodies in Blue Class. We have been working hard on our balance, kicking and throwing during PE. We make sure that we are following our schedules so we know what our next lesson is and when our breaks are!
We have being using our bodies in music and art. We used our hands to make hand print masterpieces!
Orange Class have been so busy engaging with exciting tactile and sensory experiences! We have been exploring the world around us by using all of our senses when playing with homemade playdough, vanilla scented gloop, jelly, shaving foam, sudsy-water, coloured ice and mixing paint.
Through play, we have been working on cause-and-effect, fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, mark-making and the importance of process over product!
Most importantly, we are having fun 🙂
A fundraiser on behalf of St Cecilia’s is being held this Sunday 15th September in memory of Tony Scanlon. We would like to thank the organizers for all their support. You can hear more from Tony’s family here..
The most horrendous thing ever – Mother reflects on son’s suicide 8 years on
Navy class worked on producing a book called “I can…” this term. We focused on the element of self awareness:
3.2 Show awareness of self in the immediate/wider environment.
3.3 Recognise their own features as being unique to them
3.4 Demonstrate awareness of their own abilities and skills such as self help
3.5 Exhibit perseverance and the motivation to develop and improve abilities ans skills.
Our e book was a great way to show our learning to our families on see saw. Head over to Facebook to check them out or click on the link below.
Pink class students focused on Number last term . Our level 1 students were becoming fluent ordering the numbers and Numicon pieces to 10. They then moved on to recognizing the numbers 11-15 and making the numbers using the Numicon pieces.
Our level 2 students worked on place value . Here they are using 10 frames demonstrate place value.
Or older students in Blue class have been attending the Gymable programme in Dynamo Gym in Colloney over the last 7 weeks. All our students have progressed excellenty and have become proficient at balancing, travelling using hands and feet and learning the new skill of a backward roll and a handstand. Well Done Guys!!
Over the last few weeks White class have been participating in the CRAFted Project. This is a project partly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and we were lucky enough to be only one of four schools in Sligo to be selected to participate. Artist Anna Faye has introduced the students to a variety of methods and its been a very experimental experience. We have used many materials and methods over the weeks- collage, hand painting, tie-dying with natural homemade dyes, printing using a silk screen and as can be seen below using a combination of paint, water, oil and heat on canvas. The project runs for another couple of weeks so keep an eye out here for an update on the artwork created.