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๐Ÿง‹Regulating our breathing ๐Ÿง‹

This week we looked at how we breathe when we are feeling different emotions. Nicci helped us to visualise our breath by blowing into a straw and watching the bubbles climb up the edges of the glass. This activity helped us to visualise the effects of taking time to breathe and calm our thoughts and emotions. 

๐ŸŒป Positive Thoughts ๐ŸŒป

LS4 joined us again to discuss the power of positive thoughts! We created a positive affirmation fortune teller to play with our friends and share positive thoughts! 

๐Ÿ’• I am an amazing person ๐Ÿ’•

With our friends from LSC4 we have been looking at the ways we are special and unique. We discussed the different things we are good at, what makes us proud and all the things we love it do.

โ˜˜๏ธ Learning about St Patrick โ˜˜๏ธ

We were joined by our friends from LSC4 to learn all about St Patrick. We are incredibly lucky to live in Downpatrick and the surrounding area that is rich in history related to St Patrick. We learned about the statue in Saul and about the history of the church there. After, we created some colour St Patrick artwork. 

โœ๏ธ Lent โœ๏ธ
We made Lenten promises as a class to mark the beginning of Lent. Over the next few weeks we will try to complete our promises. Miss Byrne made us a special class Lenten prayer box we will be using throughout Lent, inside it contains our promises. After Easter we will reflect on what we have written and how we achieved these goals over the Lenten period. 

๐Ÿซ Making Pancakes ๐Ÿซ

Tomorrow we mark the beginning of Lent. We had some tasty pancakes today with a choice of toppings and discussed the meaning behind Pancake Tuesday. 

๐ŸŒป Investigating our senses and emotions ๐ŸŒป

Miss Byrne led us on an exploration through all our different emotions and senses.

๐ŸŒผ St Brigid’s Day ๐ŸŒผ

We weaved together paper to make a cloak like St Brigid. 

๐Ÿ’ญ Conflict Resolution on Minecraft ๐Ÿ’ญ

We have been building worlds on Minecraft. During these sessions we sometimes have arguments over which character gets certain materials or if a characters takes something from another. We decided to look at ways we could resolve these arguments by working together, sharing resources and helping each other build in our online world. 

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ “I don’t like when others steal my supplies on Minecraft. We had to work together on the build battle and share the materials.” -Maria 

โญ๏ธ Catholic Schools Week 2022 โญ๏ธ
This week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Living Life to the full. We completed a number of activities throughout the week including making gratitude boxes, writing poems, discussing climate change and how we can show love. 

โญ๏ธ Chester’s Challenge โญ๏ธ
We are very lucky to be taking part in Chester’s Challenge with Chest, Heart and Stroke NI. This week we learned about healthy eating and how we can fuel our bodies properly with the best food. We used devices to answer quiz questions. Next week we are focusing on exercise. 


Here are some of the things we learned ๐Ÿ’ญ

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผ”Dairy products give us calcium but some people are allergic and need alternatives to help them.” - Katie 

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ “Doughnuts have 5 teaspoons of sugar in them but they are fried in oil and that means they have a lot of fat.” -Mia 

๐ŸŽ„ Community Christmas Cards ๐ŸŽ„

We made Christmas cards for local people in our community. Social Services called and collected the cards from the school office to deliver to different people in our local community this Christmas. ๐Ÿฅฐ

โœจ 1500th Anniversary of St Colmcille โœจ

On the 7th December we celebrated the 1500th anniversary of St. Colmcille. We celebrated by watching a special online mass and completed activities about St Colmcille. Our favourite activity was the stain glass windows we created for our classroom, they look so pretty in the sun. 

๐Ÿ‘ซ Teamwork Games ๐Ÿ‘ซ

We have been working on our teamwork skills as a group. We played some games with a hula hoop that focused on communication, concentration and working with others.