It has been a great start to the year in 3rd and 4th class. The children have been busy in all subjects.
In Maths, we have revised addition and subtraction and learned all about collecting data and representing data. We have also started to explore multiplication and division, and dived into the world of fractions.
The children have been working hard at their Irish verbs and have really started to grasp the rules behind them.
We learned all about the Egyptians and rocketed into space as we explored the planets.
The children really enjoyed completing their group projects and were excited to share their findings with their classmates.
Our writing skills were put to the text when we looked at recount writing and report writing, and I can definitely see some potential journalists among us.
In science we investigated the importance of the footprint and its relationship to ones height. We also learned about how it is used in crime investigations.
We did printing for Halloween art and played spooktacular games.
The children should be very proud of all their hard work this term!
What a wonderful first term our infants have had. The children have settled in really well to school life and we are so proud of them! Here are just a few things we have gotten up to over the past number of months..
The children have taken part in many fun and engaging P.E. lessons.
The children got creative during our aistear lessons.
The boys and girls have had a great time learning to read.
We visited St. Lastra’s Church and went on a walk around the area to find signs of Autumn.
And finally, we made yummy rice krispie buns as a Halloween treat!
5th & 6th Class have had an amazing and very busy first term.
Impressive group projects on the Romans were planned, designed and presented. This learning inspired some unique Roman pottery pieces.
In Gaeilge the pupils learned about the topics of ‘Mé Féin’ and ‘Bia’. Delicious menus and recipes were planned as a result. In Maths the pupils did a lot of valuable work in Number and Data, especially in learning how to calculate averages.
In Science the pupils learned a lot about ‘The Eye’ leading to outstanding 3D models and a fun quiz afternoon.
The senior classroom has been a hive of musical activity this term from learning about musical instruments, to writing song lyrics to a very enjoyable karaoke session! We have also resumed tin whistle lessons and hopefully we can showcase this talent very soon.
Fr.Linus visited our classroom various times and we really enjoyed his teachings on Ghana and his friendly chats. He had great fun making cupcakes with the pupils and our student teacher Ms O’Connor!
The boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class represented our school with wonderful distinction in the Cumann na mBunscol school league this term. The boys won all but one of their games in which they were narrowly defeated. We are very proud of them all!
Lots of learning and fun took place on the theme of Halloween with Picasso Frankenstein Art work, poetry, report writing on Halloween traditions not to mention engaging in a variety of games & activities and of course having some delicious Halloween treats! Well done on all of your hard efforts this term 5th & 6th class. Have a SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN and I can’t wait to see what our next term brings!!
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!
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 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.
Our infants have been very busy leading up to the Summer holidays! Junior and senior infants decided to arrange a few ‘fun days’ in celebration of all of their hard work this year. The children decided on the activities themselves and what a fun-filled week we have had as a result!
We had a ‘show and tell’ session, where the children brought in one special toy from home to show their friends.
We had a ‘pyjama and popcorn’ day where the children got to relax with a movie and some treats!
The children were delighted with a surprise visit from the ice cream van during our ‘ice cream day’.
We had a bubble party in the sunshine!
We made yummy pizzas for our lunch.
And finally, we went to Donaghmoyne Park for a teddy bears picnic! The children (and teddies) had great fun enjoying their lunch in the sunshine and playing with their friends in the park!
Well done infants on a fantastic year – we are so proud of how much you have achieved! Enjoy your Summer!
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