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Local Visits

The school is situated ideally to take full advantage of the Castlecomer Demesne and Discovery Park. This is a fantastic woodland park with a wonderful variety of nature species, including tadpoles, fish, birds and many different species of trees. Sometimes after a nature walk we play for a while in the “Timber Tumbles” playground situated beside the Discovery Park.

Autumn Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 14th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Over the past number of weeks, the children in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the beautiful season of Autumn.  As well as completing lots of Art activities in school, we also went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park.  We identified many species of trees and berries and were constantly on the look out for animals and birds that are getting ready for the Winter…

The children were each given a sheet with lots of pictures to identify the many leaves and berries found in the woodland area.  As we spotted them, we ticked them off on our sheet.  We found some horse chestnuts…

Some mushrooms…

We also walked by the 2 lakes in the Demesne…

We also spotted a pot-bellied pig and a donkey!  They both came over to say hello to us all!

After all that walking and searching, the children enjoyed a few minutes in “Timber Tumbles”, the playground in the Discovery Park.  We had a great day…

Here are some pictures of our Autumn displays in the classroom…

Well done 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

 

Date posted: 14th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Fire Safety For Everyone!

Date posted: 8th March 2013 | Category Blog, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, SPHE |

Last week, the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class had a visit from the local firemen about fire safety in the home.  The children listened to Richard Barrett, William Sherwood and Philip O’Neill discuss the dangers in a house which may cause a fire.  The children had to identify these dangers on a worksheet. 

The firemen also discussed what to do in an emergency, such as calling 999 or 112.  A pupil in the class had to demonstrate how to stop, drop and roll if his clothes caught fire. 

Each child received a money box from the Kilkenny Fire Service.  A huge thank you to Richard, William and Philip for a very informed talk!

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Date posted: 8th March 2013 | Category Blog, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, SPHE |

A Great Start to a New Year in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th February 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have started off the New Year with a bang in all subject areas! Take a look at all their hard work below!

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 We talked about the New Year and how we celebrate it as a time for new beginnings and new opportunities in Religion and History!

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 In English, we have been busy learning new letters. We made elephants out of CDs for the letter “e”

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We also made “Octopi” out of toilet roll inserts for the letter “o”

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In Art, we made yachts using a variety of media including paint, felt and crepe paper.

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We have been learning all about how to “Stay Healthy” in S.P.H.E. We had an In-Class Colouring Competition with various pictures showing how we can stay healthy.

Well done to Malachi and Alice who won the competition!

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The children enjoyed experimenting with magnets in Science. They particularly enjoyed seeing magnets work through paper and water!

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Finally, we visited the library to return all our library books and of course pick out some new books for the new year!

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A Big Thank You,  once again to Mary, for reading us lots of great stories while we were at the library!

 

 

Date posted: 4th February 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Our Library Visit

Date posted: 21st October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Middle Classroom |

On Friday, 19th October, the Junior Classroom and the Middle Classroom visited Castlecomer Library together. The children really enjoyed browsing through the lovely books and choosing their own books to bring back to their classroom libraries.

Take a look at their time together at the library!

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1st, 2nd & 3rd Classes!

We look forward to reading our library books back at school as part of all our efforts for the MS Readathon!

 

Date posted: 21st October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Middle Classroom |

History comes to life!

Date posted: 30th May 2012 | Category Blog, History, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

On Tuesday, 29th May, the children from 2nd-6th class visited the library for a talk on the “Titanic” by historian Michael Moylan.  It was a fantastic way to learn more about this topic, which has been covered by teachers over the past few weeks.  Michael engaged the children in dressing up and told us all about the Titanic in an interactive, fun-filled way!  Here are some photos….

First Michael told us how the ship was divided into 3 classes: first, second and third class.  The clothes in the different classes varied greatly in colour and grandeur as you can see from the children who modelled them!

The third class passengers…

The second class passengers….

And the first class passengers….

We then had a look at the uniforms worn by staff on the ship.  There were servants, sailors, officers and of course the captain’s uniform.

Michael also demonstrated how the propellers on the ship worked.  He made a model of the Titanic for all the children to look at.  Did you know that three of the funnels were working funnels and the fourth one was just for show?

Thank you Michael for a fascinating history lesson.  We really enjoyed it!

Date posted: 30th May 2012 | Category Blog, History, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |