Class Work

We have lovely bright classrooms and we regularly display the children’s work for parents and visitors to look at. As you can see from the blog posts, we are a busy school, learning lots of new and exciting things every day.

We’re back and ready for 2017!

Date posted: 20th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back to everyone from 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class!  We have had a busy January and February so far!  To start off the new year, we wrote about what we did over the Christmas holidays and discussed our new year’s resolutions…

In English, the 4th class boys were reading a recipe about “Peppermint Creams”.  We had a go at making these very simple, but delicious,  sweets!  Everyone tried one and agreed that they were very tasty!

In History, we learned all about St. Brendan the Navigator.  We enjoyed writing a diary extract of a day in the life of a navigator like St. Brendan!

We also studied “Games and Pastimes” in History.  Did you know that children still play games that our Great-Grandparents played many years ago?  The children were then given a challenge: to create a simple game of their own, using recyclable things.  They had to present their game to the other children in the class and give them the opportunity to play that game.  They did a great job!

In Visual Arts, we looked at the life of Claude Monet, his work and the techniques he used when he painted his many famous paintings!  We then created our very own Monet inspired paintings!

We also created pictures called “Many Hands Make Light Work” using our hands and various designs and paper!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we made candle holders and cards for our loved ones!

We also learned how to weave circularly on a paper plate!

We also wrote about what Love means to us all and some children wrote acrostic poems!

Well done boys and girls on all your hard work over the past few weeks!

Date posted: 20th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

2017 Here We Come!!

Date posted: 14th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have started the New Year off on a great note! In History, the children made their own Class Resolutions and drew pictures to illustrate them!!

The children also completed a worksheet on their hopes for 2017. Many of the children hope to try eat new foods and also try new things this year!

Following the Christmas break, the children explored their senses in Science and completed a worksheet depicting their senses at Christmas!

In Art, the children made their own penguins out of toilet roll inserts. Did you know that there is a penguin called the Macaroni Penguin! He has a crazy hairstyle so you may recognise him in our photograph below!!

The children have been learning about the uses of Water as well as places where water is found. We learned a poem called “Water” and the children drew lovely pictures to illustrate the poem.

In support of Literacy, the children visited the local library for a storytelling session and also got the opportunity to pick some new books for our classroom library.

The children took part in an Art competition for the local pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk” Didn’t they do a great job designing a poster for the fairytale!!

Finally in Maths, the children made a 2017 calendar for our classroom which they designed and coloured themselves!!

Well done to all the children in the Junior Classroom for a great month’s work!! 🙂

Date posted: 14th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Green Schools Activities

Date posted: 10th February 2017 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |


The Green Schools Committee have been busy over the last few weeks. Our theme for our 5th flag is Biodiversity. As part of our work on this theme we counted the birds on our school grounds to see which are most common.

We also created a Habitat Map of our school grounds which shows all the landmarks on our grounds as well as things of interest such as birds’ nests and litter hot spots.

 

Please take a look at our Green Schools Noticeboard the next time you’re in!

Date posted: 10th February 2017 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

New Year and plenty of cheer in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 6th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have been very busy during the month of January, we’ve enjoyed having Mr Chadwick as well as Ms Power teaching us. Take a look and see all the different things we’ve completed so far this year.

To begin with we reviewed 2016 and wrote up our New Years Resolutions for 2017.

In Gaeilge our topic was ‘An Aimsir.’ We looked at different weather based pictures and wrote up what was happening in each.

In Art we created our silhouettes, can you guess who’s who?!!

We also created our own sports jersey.

In Geography we have enjoyed learning lots about Greece including their climate, food, plants and culture.

Our topic in Science was Boglands of Ireland. We looked at all the diverse plants and animals found there. Did you know Ireland contains 50% of Western Europe’s Boglands?

Finally in English and History we have been learning all about The Irish Famine in the 1840s. We read the novel Under the Hawthorn Tree which was set in famine times. We also found out lots about this topic in History and completed a class project based on the topic.

Date posted: 6th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Christmas from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th January 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |


The past couple of weeks has been busy once again! During November, the Junior Classroom attended a Science Workshop in the Library on the theme of flight. The children really enjoyed the presentation and made their own very colourful kites too!

During the month, First Class were very busy assembling some board games and learning how to follow diagrams & instructions!


They also worked imaginatively to create some Leaf People! They even gave their leaf character a name!           

In SPHE, the children listened to the story of “The Rainbow Fish” and in response designed their own rainbow fish by making prints using celery sticks!

The children also participated in a DogsTrust workshop where they learned how to behave around dogs as well as how to look after dogs.


Heather from Dogs Trust left some pictures for the children to colour. Didn’t they do a great job!

They also enjoyed listening to stories created by pupils in 6th Class.

In SESE, the children enjoyed participating in a workshop on printmaking by Heritage Expert, Orla Bates. They printed various species of birds using ink and lino prints!

                    

We displayed our printed birds on the Class Christmas Tree!

In preparation for Christmas, the children donned their Santa Hats and visited the Discovery Park to meet Santa and Mrs Claus as well as sing some festive carols!

This year the school was invited to participate in designing & painting colourful soldiers for Yulefest, Kilkenny. The Junior Classroom painted a girl soldier which was on display in the Design Centre during the festival.

In preparation for Christmas, the children made their own Colourful Christmas Clay Magnets!

The children practised their paper cutting & paper folding skills while making their own 3D Christmas Candles and Christmas Bells!



The children also posted their letters to Santa!

Finally, in Religion, the children learned all the names for Jesus in the Bible and displayed them on the Christmas Tree!

Well done to all the children for all their hard work in the lead up to Christmas. Have a wonderful Christmas break and we’ll see you all in the 2017!!

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 4th January 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |