We hope that you had a fantastic Healthy Living Week, even if it was a little different this year. We made a slideshow of some of the healthy activities the students of St. Paul’s got up to. See if you can spot any of your friends! Thanks so much to everyone who sent in their pictures and videos. Have a lovely summer and see you all in September.
Ms O’ Donovan challenges the children of St. Paul’s to eat healthily this week. Here she has made a video of her using some fruit to create a beautiful piece of artwork and she would love to see some of your creations. Please send photos of your creations if you would like to see them included in the end of year slideshow.
The staff of St. Paul’s would like to wish everyone a very happy Healthy Living Week. We made a little video to show you some of the things that we will be doing during the week. We hope you have lots of fun and we’d love you to send us back photos of all the healthy activities you have been getting up to.
Sixth Class were performing at assembly this month. We sang “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen as a tribute following his recent passing. We also sang “Amhrán na gCupán” or “The Cup Song”, which involved the children learning a rhythmic pattern using cups. They put a huge amount of work into these songs and they performed them exceptionally well last Friday.
Also this November, we were learning about Impressionism as an art movement. We studied the work of Impressionist artists such Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. The children then produced their own paintings using Impressionist techniques inspired by “Field of Poppies” by Vincent Van Gogh. The end results were fantastic and the children had a lot of fun.
This month in Science, we were learning about electricity and magnetism. The children designed and constructed their own series and parallel circuits. We also learned about how magnets work and we designed and made our own compasses. After this we did a little bit of orienteering outside. The children enjoyed working cooperatively on these activities.
Sixth class really enjoyed Book Week this year. Our theme was “Books from around the World”. Sixth classes researched and read books from Chile, Israel and Mexico. Also, as part of this we had a short story competition, we read to the younger classes and we had the opportunity to meet and learn from a very successful children’s author, Jackie Burke. Here’s a picture of us browsing books on one of our trips to the hall. It was a fantastic week.