October in Ms. Reilly’s class

We have had a busy month in First Class this month. Our theme for this month was Change. We learned about changes in the seasons, changes in clothes and changes in school. We have also started our new theme for November – All Around Me. We will be learning about our local area of Balbriggan, Ireland and animals in the environment throughout the month.

In Gaeilge we read the story Luaithríona (Cinderella) and sequenced the story using pictures.

Our Gaeilge theme for this month was Ar Scoil (School). We learned lots of new words for different items we use at school. We have also been working hard practising having short conversations in Irish.

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One of our topics this month was clothes. We learned about clothes in other countries, the materials clothes are made from and clothes in the past.

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We also learned about animals.

We learned that there are 6 groups of animals:

  • mammals
  • birds
  • insects
  • amphibians
  • reptiles
  • fish

Click here and here to learn more about each group.

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We learned about healthy eating this month. We made food pyramids in pairs.

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Have a look at some of our art from this month. We made autumn outfits, painted autumn landscapes and learned about the colour wheel.

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We have been busy during Co-teaching time with Ms. Reville and Ms. Breen learning how to write a recount. A recount is a piece of writing that tells our news by putting it in the correct order.

We use special recount words to help us:






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We did a maths trail as part of Maths Week. We went on a walk around the school looking for maths in the environment and answering maths questions.20161021_113101 20161021_114706

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We also learned about different jobs this month, we learned about the job of a teacher and the job of a nurse. We talked about what we would like to be when we grow up.

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