Ballinadee Buzz is back!!

Junior Infants
In Junior Infants they have five caterpillars in a jar. They are waiting for them to turn into butterflies. They were also playing cat and mouse outside with the parachute. They were doing messy play with soil and shopping in their garden centre during Aistear tine. They also tried to germinate seeds and they started doing a new class reader.

Seniors and First Class
In seniors and first class they planted beetroot, lettuce, spinach, radish and beans.They also learned about mini beasts and they lifecycle of the butterfly.

Second Class
Second class have been learning about farm safety. They now know which danger zones to avoid. In Irish they learned about animals and they made lovely clay animals in art. In English they are learning about procedural writing. They studied clothes from around the world, some people tried on cloths from India, Kenya and Scotland. In science they are learning about the life cycle of a chicken. They have an incubator in class hopefully the eggs will hatch on the 13 of May. They are very eggsited.

Third class
In 3rd class they’ve been planting vegetables such as peas, radish and beetroot in pots inside the classroom. In English they have been writing their own superhero stories. In art 3rd class have been constructing Viking long ships and helmets. They have also talked about solar system and they asked a fascinating question about how fast the earth was orbiting the bright sun.

Fourth Class
In maths they have been covering fractions, decimals and are moving onto time next. In Irish they have been learning about caitheamh aimsire. In art they were doing guided painting and silhouettes.Last week in English they were learning about debates and writing their own stories.

Fifth Class
They have been making a film. They wrote the film together and even made the props and costumes. They made a theme song and recorded it. They sewed pencil cases using felt and embroidery thread. They planted vegetables in a cup and they are looking after their well being by doing yoga every morning.

Sixth Class
We have been working hard on many subjects such as English, Irish, art, and PE. We are lucky enough to start up training on Thursdays. On Fridays we do table tennis, bench ball and skipping. In Irish we are learning about Eadai and writing stories about fashion shows. In English we have been working on typing up our adventure stories and practising touch typing. Here is some of the art we have been doing!

In other news, some pupils from Ballinadee were very lucky to take part in the Girls in Engineering event thanks to Collins Aerospace. Through zoom we got a better understanding of Engineering. We spoke with an engineer about our parachute prototype and discussed what possible changes could be made to make it work better. We listened to female engineers who spoke about some of the challenges they face in the working world. The highlight was the lab demonstration about electricity in vegetables such as potatoes. Thanks Collins Aersopace for organising!

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