Fourth Class Eco Talk and Active Schools Competition !!!

On Friday last we received a presentation from Dublin city council on how we can be enviornmentally friendly in our everyday living. The presentation explained the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling and gave us all some handy tips on how to reduce our ‘carbon footprints’ as well as showing everybody some creative ways to recycle our old unwanted items.

 

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As part of obtaining the ‘Active Schools Flag’ fourth class have taken part in a competition to come up with a school motto to encourage everybody to be active and highlight the importance of being active both in school and outside school. 🙂 Here are some of the ideas that fourthclass came up with!!

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Further Work on Germany :)

Last week we created some small projects on Germany, we focused on the food, culture, industry and sports within the country. We also looked at the geographical features within the country including the rivers, mountains and some of the major towns. We were lucky enough to have one of our German interns help us with part of the projects and discuss any further questions the class had.

Here is our completed map of Germany and its bordering countries and the projects we completed are spread around it!!

 

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In art this week our inspiration was Piet Mondriaan and his minimal simplistic art using just straight lines and  three primary colours. We first look at some of his work and commented on the parts we liked and some which we did not like. Then we set about creating our own pieces of ‘Mondriaan’ art. The finished pieces turned out very beautiful and the class really enjoyed studying his work.

 

 

 

 

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Easter Week!!

This week in Geography we started our study on the culture, landmarks and physical features of Germany. We hope to continue our study and use the knowledge and experience of our German interns to learn as much as possible about Germany. By the end of our studies we hope to have our map full with facts and information about Germany and in the next few weeks we hope to have a picture of our map (below) with all we have learned about around it.

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In art this week we looked at creating a collage by tearing and combining different pieces of paper to create our ‘Easter Chicks’ portraits.

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We hope everybody has a nice Easter break and we look forward to seeing everybody in term three!

Seachtain Gnothach

An seachtain seo bhí muid ag caint faoin teilifís agus na cláir is fearr linn. Bhain muid sult as an comhrá a bhí againn! 

Rinne muid ealaín don Lá na Máithreacha agus Lá fheile Pádraig. Tá súil againn go mbeidh na Máithreacha uilig iontach sásta leis na cártaí agus go mbainfidh gach duine taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine fada seo.

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Lá Fheile Pádraig Sona daoibh go léir! 🙂

Identity Art

In last week’s art lesson fourth class experimented with colour mixing and explored the variety of different colours that could be created by mixing our three primary colours. For the development of our lesson we created some  identity illustrations using the medium of paint and a magic ‘never-ending’ line to create pieces of art which contained contrasting tones and colours which culminated beautifully in the end.  Have a look for yourself!!!FullSizeRender FullSizeRender (2) FullSizeRender[1] FullSizeRender[1] (2) FullSizeRender[2] FullSizeRender[2] (2) FullSizeRender[3] FullSizeRender[3] (2) FullSizeRender[4]

Last Week’s….Koru Spiral Plant Inspired Art

Last week we started to explore the koru spiral plant and the wonderful artwork of Raewyn Harris.

The koru is a spiral shaped plant. To people of New Zealand, the koru represents the unfolding of new life or renewal.  The spiral shape is found in many sculptures and artworksthroughout New Zealand.  We really enjoyed the process and we hope to have the finished products by the end of the week!

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Pop Art

This week our art lesson in fourth class explored the work of the artist Andy Warhol. Throughout Andy’s work he experimented with contrast and vivid colours to create some wonderful art. We looked at a range of his pieces of art and decided to create our own paintings based on his work. We really enjoyed the process and are delighted with the finished products.

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