Welcome back to School 2022/23
The children in the senior room are delighted to be back to school. Best wishes to everyone for a successful, fun year ahead.
Creative Schools Art Workshop
Trocaire Game Changers Project 2022
The boys and girls have worked so hard the last few weeks working on their board game project in association with Trocaire and the Global Goals. We saw some great innovative ideas and fantastic group work. Well done everyone.
St. Patrick’s Day Art
Stencils, paint, chalk and sponges: our shamrock art turned out beautiful!!
“Think like an Engineer” webinar with Microsoft Ireland
The senior room enjoyed learning about engineering, writing algorithms, solving problems, following instructions and making a dog house that would survive an earthquake (a shaking school table).
International Women’s Day
The children read stories today about Amelia Earhart, Michelle Obama and Greta Thumberg. We drew pictures of women and wrote about how they inspire us. #breakthebias
Amazing Data Work
Have your heard the saying “Opposites Attract”? We’re learning about magnets in school and designed and created our own magnetic cars/bugs. The children had great fun working in teams and helping each other.
Children’s Mental Health Week
We had great fun designing our “Grateful Jars”. We wrote all the things we are thankful for and put them in our jars. We also made water bead stress bags to promote calmness and mindfulness in our class. Remember always talk to someone if you are feeling down.
We are also counting out steps each day to raise money for Pieta House. We are working very hard to achieve our Amber Flag this year. Getting out in the fresh air and keeping fit is great for our mental health. Well done everyone.
Valentine’s Day Art
We found loads of hidden rubbish around the school grounds. Please don’t throw litter and if you see it pick it up. We are thrilled with our Picker Pals pack to help us clean up our community.
St. Brigid’s Day
3rd-6th Class put great effort into making St. Brigid Day crosses and learning about how it was celebrated years ago in Ireland.
The children are enjoying reading informational texts and writing reports on subjects that interest them. We are encouraging everyone in our school and community to go plastic free also.
Cameroon – Geography
The children have read and researched all about Cameroon. They created posters with all the facts they have learned.
Read, Read, Read
This week we have been discussing our favourite books and recommending books to our friends to read. We also wrote book reports and presented them to the class.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
Students of the Week 12/11 and 19/11
The children created origami poppies in remembrance, today 11th Nov, of all those who died during the war. Peace is in our hands!
Student of the Week 5/11/21
This week we were learning about the skeleton. We created X-rays of our hand and wrist bones using oil and q-tips. The oil makes the bones look translucent when the light shines through them.
We drew some pumpkins and designed them using zentangling techniques. We used acrylic paint for our background, starting off light and getting gradually darker as we reached the outside of our page.
We are super excited to receive our Picker Pals box today! Watch this space!
Student of the Week (15/10/21)
The children discussed World Mental Health Day and decided on activities we could do if we are feeling stressed or worried. We practiced some zentangle patterns as a method to distress and rid some worries we might have. The children will enjoy Well-Being Wednesdays with no homework. Their tasks are to do something they enjoy from the list we created.
Student of the Week 8th Oct 2021
Space Week Art and Slime
The senior room had great fun making space slime using glue and a liquid detergent activator. We added paint and glitter to make it look like space slime.
We also created perspective drawings of ourselves falling from space. Well done everyone.
All about Algeria
The children have been learning about Algeria. They researched animals that come from Algeria, created fabulous pictures and wrote facts about their chosen animal.
Vincent Van Gogh
3rd to 6th Class have been learning about The famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. We found it very interesting that he cut off his ear. He like to travel and ended up living in France. You can see his paintings in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. He died at the age of 35 not knowing how famous his paintings would be.
We recreated his famous painting “Starry Night”. The children’s paintings turned out fantastic.
Student of the week (24/09/21)
Interview with David Walliams
The children enjoyed a vey informative and creative webinar today with an interview of David Walliams. The children were very excited to see one of their favourite authors giving us advice on reading and writing. We have started our own version of World’s Worst ————-. The children will write their own story and we will compile them together to make a class book.
Student of the week (17/09/21)
Do seeds need sunlight to germinate? We designed a fair test using seeds, tissue, water (warm and cold). The variable we changed was the water temperature and sunlight. We will observe the seeds over the coming days and weeks to see what seeds will germinate quicker.
Some work from the Senior Room this week (15/09)
The children have been working hard this week learning about Trees. They worked collaboratively to design an information poster on a tree of their choice. We have been learning all about Mé Féin, speaking and writing all about ourselves. Tá an páistí ag obair go dian. For art the children used their knowledge of symmetry, shading and line drawing to finish their own portrait.
Student of the Week (10/09/21)
The children have been learning about the 17 Global Goals. We talked about how we can help reach these goals by 2030. We want to spread the word to eradicate poverty, hunger and save our planet. We all have the skills to be creative and innovative in order to make a change.
Student of Week 03/09
What a lovely surprise to start the school year with some lovely turnips, beetroot and potatoes. Yummy! (August 2021)
Ice Cream Challenge Treat
The children were working towards an Ice-Cream treat over the previous few weeks. They earned their reward today with ice-cream, chocolates, sprinkles and syrup! Ice-cream for breakfast – Yummy!!!
World Math Day : 5th May
The children enjoyed card games in the morning and maths with Lego in the afternoon. One group designed a clock and another group created a bar chart on the amount of Legos hit during bowling.
Stop Motion Studio Videos
The children created videos promoting ways to save the planet.
A Clerihew poem is a four line comical verse poem. Clerihews are funny and written about people or characters. It has a specific rhyme scheme – AABB.
Gerry the dog,
went over the log.
He’s a very good dog,
and he jumps like a frog!
Santa’s Little Reindeer,
had a floppy ear.
When he was guiding the sleigh,
He went the wrong way!
can run so far.
He has a ping pong for a brain,
he lives in a house with no drain!
built like a can.
He lives in a huge house,
and he screams like a mouse!
likes to eat my shoe.
He is playful and funny,
but he screams like a bunny!
Trinket my pony,
she likes to eat baloney.
She rolls like a dog,
and jumps like a frog!
Book in a Box for World Book Day
More Fantastic Work
Below are some of the great projects and art the children have been creating at home. We are so proud of the hard work they are doing! Well done everyone!
Christmas Haiku Poems
The children enjoyed a Zoom call with Tralee Education Centre on life in Medieval Ireland. We learned loads about the food they ate, the clothes they wore and what games children liked to play. We created a mind map on our tablets about everything we learned.
Christmas Around the World
The children completed great projects about Christmas Around the World. They designed their project and ideas on a 2 page spread in their SESE Books. The worked very hard to design a colourful and informative project!
Did you know in Macedonia they celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January? In Belgium they put wooden shoes in front of the fireplace instead of Christmas stockings.
In The Congo they have very long Church Services that could last throughout the night!
In Australia Santa wears a shorts, t-shirt and sunglasses because it is summer time in Australia.
In Toronto they have a tradition of doing a Santa Parade.
The children wrote some great Irish Stories faoi An Nollaig! Bualadh Bos.
Persuasive Writing: The children have been learning how to write a persuasive piece of text. The children are trying to persuade the owner of a shop to use their donut in sell in the shop. They really enjoyed describing their favourite flavour of donuts.
No Homework : The boys and girls persuaded their teacher with their excellent persuasive writing skills to have a no homework night!! They won and earned a night off homework!
Poetry: The children love writing poems. These are some adjective poems using synonyms for Good, Bad and Ugly!
Friendship : The children talked about all the things that make a good friend and created a lovely art activity using our friendship vocabulary.
Halloween : We read the story “Mary and Frankenstein”, drew a Picasso style Frankenstein and wrote a blurb for the book! We created a silhouette of a haunted house and dressed up for Halloween. We had great fun making witches and ghosts!