A busy first week back after half term! We had a fantastic Halloween dress up day on the last day of term with some brilliant costumes. Well done everyone for such a fantastic effort! We enjoyed the parade and also had some well deserved treats and rewards for our excellent hard work over the past few weeks.
This week in Forest School we had some teachers visiting from Denmark who were very interested to see the way we do Forest School in RMDS. They also have Forest School in their country. We did some arts and crafts again using natural materials. We also learnt about how spiders make their webs and Claudia told us a story about spider web making. We played a game where we created a spider web of our own. We learn so much in the forest. We even learnt to sort out our disagreements. We have been organising ourselves into tribes, protecting our dens and learning how to compromise!
In maths this week we were learning about subtraction. We can now subtract 3 digit numbers with regrouping using a formal method.
In English we have been learning how to write reports. We read about Red Eyed Sea Monsters in order to help us with the language used in report writing. We also made up some other very funny creatures. Ask us about them! We can recite some of our reports to you.
In Gaeilge we have our Halloween puppet shows to show you. Please follow the links below in order to view them. We worked really hard on them. We hope you enjoy them!
Finally, in art and history we have started looking at the Ancient Maya civilization. We created masks based on those that the Maya would have worn. Here is a picture of some of them.
We have been using a lot of minfulness techniques this week in order to help us be calm and to focus. Ask us about the balloon meditation which we all found useful.