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Funky Kids

The Funky Kids Workshop is a 10 week programme run by Drama Teachers Denis and Olivia. The children learn songs, learn dances, make costumes and design and create their own set for a show at the end of the ten week programme. The whole school, (including teachers!) participate in the show. It is a fantastic programme. Check out www.thefunkykidsclub.com for more information.

The Middle Room bring the house down and build a crib!

Date posted: 21st December 2016 | Category Blog, Christmas, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

The highlight of December activities had to be the Christmas show where the Middle Room performed a mix of modern and classic musical numbers, including some from Frozen and Oliver. All the children’s practice and hard work paid off  as the children brought the house down for both shows. Well done all!

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Art during December was all about making a Christmas Crib diorama. The children covered a shoe box, created a background scene and created clay figurines for their crib. It was like Santa’s workshop every week during art!

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The budding writers in the Middle Room penned some Christmas stories and poetry. The children spent a lot of November planning, editing and writing stories about a mysterious person on a roof. We eventually ‘published’ the stories in a book entitled ‘The Man on the Roof and other stories’. The book is available in the classroom for everyone to read.

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The children in 3rd and 4th also wrote some diamante poems about The Grinch and Santa also. A diamante poem is a concise poetry form that extracts the essence of two opposing things and uses the children’s knowledge of nouns, verbs and adjectives.

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For example

Grinch

Selfish, nosy

Stealing, bullying, tripping

Lair, dogs, elves, reindeer

Laughing, giving, sharing

Jolly, fat

Santa

Second class wrote an acrostic poem about Santa.

The children also enjoyed their trip to cinema to see Moanna (the teacher’s also enjoyed the trip). The children gave the film their 5 star seal of approval.

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And finally, just to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir.

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Date posted: 21st December 2016 | Category Blog, Christmas, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Happy Christmas Everybody from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 23rd December 2014 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

December has been a very busy month for the school. We had our Funky Kids Show the week of the Christmas Holidays which the children really enjoyed!

The children did a fantastic job on both nights! Well done to you all! Thank You to Denis and Olivia for all their time, patience and energy in the production of yet another great show!

In preparation for Christmas, we first posted our letters to Santa in the Post Office.

 We also drew Christmas Pictures for our penpals in Finland

and we played “Reindeer Drive” with our partners in Maths.

We listened to the story of “The Gingerbread Man” in English and explored the theme further by making our very own Gingerbread Men!

Firstly, we made the dough and then used cutters to create the shape of the Gingerbread Man!

We all had a job to do in baking these delicious treats!

In Art, we painted and designed our own Gingerbread Men using metallic paints!

This month, the children have also been learning about penguins and their habitat in SESE. In support of this, we made penguins using toilet roll inserts!

Did you know that a baby penguin is called a “chick”

In R.E. the children created their own Angels from the Christmas Story!

You might just recognise these angels!!

Finally, the children upcycled some old CDs to make their very own Sparkly Christmas Tree Decorations!

Well done to all the children on a great month’s work. Enjoy the Christmas Break and we’ll see you all in 2015 🙂

Date posted: 23rd December 2014 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

November News in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 2nd December 2014 | Category Blog, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During November, the Junior Classroom have enjoyed learning all about the weather in SESE. We have been busy recording the daily weather on our weather chart!

 We also made some beautiful rainbows to brighten up our classroom this Winter, using rolled up coloured crepe paper and cotton wool!

In SPHE, the children have been learning about “Feelings” They expressed their feelings of anger, sadness, happiness and fear using various colours and lines 🙂

During the month, the children investigated 2D shapes in Maths. In support of this, they traced around some 2D shapes and using a ruler they joined them to a vanishing point!

Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

In English the children have been learning many letters again this month. For the letter “w” the children designed their very own “Woolly Winter Hats”

The children also designed and experimented with their own helicopters in Science to see which fly the best and why.

We discovered that the smaller the helicopter, the quicker it reaches the ground first. The bigger the helipcopter, the slower it falls! 🙂

In support of literacy in our school, the children went on their first trip to the library in Castlecomer this school year! The children particularly enjoyed the storytelling workshop.

Thank you Mary!

The children also got the opportunity to explore the library and pick some books to bring back to our classroom library!

Finally, we have been very busy practising our songs and preparing our costumes for the Funky Kids Show in December.

Here is just a sneak peek of some of our creative efforts!!

We are all looking forward to the Funky Kids Shows and we hope you are too!! See you all in December 🙂

Date posted: 2nd December 2014 | Category Blog, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

New Activities this November

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

November has been another busy month for the Junior Classroom. Take a look at all their hard work below!

In Religion, the children have been learning about the Story of Jonah and so they made their own whales out of polystyrene cups!

We have had great fun singing all the well known Nursery Rhymes in Music and the children made their own Nursery Rhyme Booklet of rhymes they have learned.

 In English, the children have learned a lot of new letters this month. They even made some “Pretty Paper Peacocks” to support work on the letter “Pp”

We all enjoyed “Looking and Responding” to the work of the American Artist, Georgia O’ Keefe whose most famous paintings were based on flowers. Take a look below at the children’s own interpretations of her floral artwork!

In Drama, Funky Kids have kept us on our toes this month and the children have had great fun designing their own costumes as well as the backdrop for their show. Take a sneak peek below at a sample of what’s in store for you all at the Funky Kids Show on Monday, 10th December and Tuesday, 11th December!

In P.E. the children had their first experience of Gymnastics this year and they really enjoyed all the work on benches and mats

Finally in SPHE, the children learned about their emotions and created their own “Feeling Face” to show us how we can sometimes feel!

Well done to you all for a great month’s work!

 

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Funky Kids Show

Date posted: 28th March 2011 | Category Blog, Funky Kids | Tagged , , , |

On Friday 25th March, we hosted our third Funky Kids show. Denis and Olivia from the Funky Kids Club  visited the school every Friday for ten weeks and showed the children how to make their own costumes and taught them new songs and dances.

We also had Brian Cowen, Enda Kenny, Mary Harney, Jedward and Eamonn Gilmore pay us a visit!

Elvis recorded his greatest hits and then left the building!

Grand Finale

Date posted: 28th March 2011 | Category Blog, Funky Kids | Tagged , , , |