Ms. O’Mahony’s 3rd class have been very very busy over the last few weeks. They did some fantastic art lessons and they also examined what its like to be an engineer when they created some very interesting bridge designs. Great job 3rd class, you all did amazing work.
We had great fun in Third Class learning about Pop Art. We looked at the work of famous Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. We applied the Pop Art style to our paintings about aliens. We copied the comic book style of Roy Lichtenstein and added speech bubbles and thought bubbles to our paintings.
We looked at the work of the famous artists Pablo Picasso. We used lots of colour in our portraits to mirror Picasso’s style. We had great fun adding sunglasses. Look closely at the reflection in the sunglasses to find out what we were looking at!
SCIENCE WEEK – BUILDING BRIDGES
We definitely have some engineers of the future in Third Class! For Science week, we learned about different types of bridges and looked at images of bridges in Clonmel and well known bridges in Ireland. We also looked at spectacular bridges around the world. First, we made different types of bridges from paper and made changes to the paper each time to increase the strength and stability of the bridge. We tested to see how many twistables each type of paper bridge could hold. Then we had to design a bridge using playdough, lollipop sticks and matchsticks. Our challenge was to use the materials to make a strong and stable bridge. Even though we had a few bridge collapses along the way we had great fun designing and making the bridges.
We used paint and colour to represent the four seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter. We had great fun dipping our fingers into the paint to create a background for each season. The metallic silver paint for winter was particularly gooey!