2-D Shape Work in 1st and 2nd Class

In February in Maths,  we have been busy learning about directions and shapes.  We learned different positional language terms and practiced directions in various online games and also in dance activities.  We even had the opportunity to get outdoors and find and take photographs of various 2-D shapes in our school environment.  We also worked in groups to make 2-D shapes with our bodies.  When we came indoors, each group explained which 2-D shapes they found, using the interactive whiteboard.  Well done boys and girls! Who knew we had so many shapes all around us.

Sacrament of Penance 2024


Eighteen wonderful pupils celebrated the Sacrament of Penance on Tuesday 13th  of February in St. Lastra’s Church, Donaghmoyne.

Well done and congratulations to the nine boys and nine girls in second class for their respectful and prayerful participation on the evening of their First Confession.

Every one of them should feel very proud of their efforts, both in preparation for and during the ceremony. The occasion was a memorable one, enhanced by beautiful singing and readings. Thank-you to all our pupils for joining our choir on the night!

A huge thank you to Father Daly for celebrating this special occasion with us.

 

Super Stars 2023-2024!!

Each week, a child is chosen in either First Class or Second Class to be our SUPER STAR!! They can be chosen for lots of reasons, such as, being kind to someone, showing good manners, showing good listening skills or improving at something they have found to be difficult.  The SUPER STAR of the week is chosen each Friday, gets to bring home our class trophy for the week and returns it the following Thursday.  The Trophy will be sanitized before it is sent home with each child.  Have a look at our SUPER STARS below!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Hair Day

The boys and girls had great craic on Friday 9th February for our ‘Crazy Hair Day’. A huge well done to everyone for taking part!

November and December in 1st and 2nd Class

We all had a lovely Halloween and were ready for lot’s of fun and learning on our return to school.

In English, we focused on report writing and wrote reports on several animals including bats, snakes and crocodiles.  We enjoyed lots of oral language games around the theme of winter.  We made a lot of effort daily in our accelerated reading. Lot’s of children completed our Readathon challenge. Well Done All! Second Class are busy working on our class book, which we hope to send off for publication in December.

In Gaeilge, we learned lots of new vocabulary around the theme of ‘An Scoil’ agus ‘Éadaí’ and practised this in various oral language games, songs and roleplays.

Our focus in maths has been in place value and addition and we have been practicing these topics daily through games and written activities.

In S.E.S.E. we have been learning about our body, functions of our body parts and also the importance of healthy eating, exercise and sleep for our overall well being. We participated in science week (12-19th November), carrying out some interesting experiments. We discovered that ketchup is really good for cleaning dirty coins!!

In S.P.H.E., we learned about road safety and looked at improvements we could make, to make our school safer in this regard.

In art, we designed Christmas Cards, entered a Christmas colouring competition and also made some ‘Snazzy Snowmen’.  We also designed our own road safety signage. We also designed some Christmas jumpers for the ‘Toy Show.  We also designed our own Christmas stockings! We also wore our pyjamas on the same day, as part of our whole class reward system.

We have also been very busy practicing for our Carol Concert due to take place on 30th December 2023, in Saint Lastra’s Church.

We had our November assembly and rewarded pupils for their reading efforts in the Readathon and also in Accelerated Reading.

The girls and boys should be very proud of their efforts during the month of November and December.

Happy Christmas Everyone!!

Halloween 2023

A huge well done to all of the boys and girls who took part in ‘Trick or Treat for Sick Children 2023’. We raised an amazing €267.30 for this very worthy cause and had great fun in the process!

Autumn Activities in 1st and 2nd Class

We were very busy in autumn in our classroom!! Below are but a few of the activities we completed!!

In English we focused on recount writing and learned about story structure. We practiced various poems and focused on expression when reading aloud.  Second class are working on a book entitled ‘Rainforest Animals are Important’, which we hope to send off for publication on completion.  We engaged in various online workshops via zoom to learn about different author’s and their creations. We also listened to a Halloween story called ‘The Spooky Invitation’ and created our own invitations and recipes based on the story.

In Gaeilge we learned lots of vocabulary around the themes of Mé Féin and An Bhaile.  We also worked on the theme of Oíche Shamhna.   We played games, we sang songs and did roleplays in order to practice the new vocabulary we encountered.

In Art, we completed lovely self portraits and worked on Picasso style pictures, we extended pictures to create autumn images,  we did some Halloween prints and also made some lovely Halloween figures.

In S.E.S.E. we learned about homes and houses in our environment, our county, changes in autumn and we also made memory books, detailing all the important events in our lives to date. We enjoyed learning about the origin and History of Halloween.

We have been very lucky to have had Ross in with us over the  past number of weeks, helping us develop our Gaelic skills. We also engaged in some Halloween themed P.E. games with our teacher.

We also engaged in our monthly School Assembly and performed some songs for the whole school. We also got introduced to our new student council.

We had a visit from Janet who showed us how to make up shoe boxes for the Shoe Box Appeal.

We would like to wish everyone a SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!! STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

Maths Week in First and Second Class

This year Maths Week took place between 14th -22nd October 2023.  We engaged in lots of fun activities to develop and practice our maths skills.  We used our Six Bricks to follow instructions, answered questions on math’s posters, played games online and on our tablets, listened to a story in order to answer math’s questions and used our Math’s Eyes at home and at school to answer questions on our environment. Well done boys and girls for your active participation!!

 

Friendship Week 2023 in First & Second Class

Friendship week took place this year between 18th -22nd September.  We took time to reflect on the importance of friendship in our school.  We identified qualities of a good friend, learned a friendship song and made friendship bracelets.