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Christmas

Christmas is a busy time at the school. We send the Christmas shoeboxes in November, we are then busy practising for our Christmas play and Carol Service, sometimes we go carol singing or have a Christmas fair. We also have a Christmas party and Santa comes and if we are good, we each get a goody bag.

Christmas Greetings from 4th, 5th and 6th Class!

Date posted: 20th December 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

During December we have been busy practicing for our Christmas play which was held yesterday. Afterwards we went back to school for a party and a visit from Santa!

 

 

 

 

 

In art we created these Christmas Stars, weaving paper to create a pattern in the middle.

We also made snowmen on paper plates using cotton wool and glitter.

Finally on Friday we lit all the candles on our Advent Wreath as we won’t be in school to do it next week.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all in the Senior Room!

See you in 2014!!

Date posted: 20th December 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Christmas from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 20th December 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Irish, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

December has been a busy month for all of us!  For the past number of weeks we have been busy practising for the Christmas play which was held yesterday in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer.  Afterwards, we had a party in school and a visit from Santa Claus!

When we were not practising, we were busy in our classroom doing lots of fun things in preparation for the festive season.  We made Advent Wreaths and discussed all about this important time in the Church year.

In English, the children in 2nd and 3rd class wrote wonderful Acrostic Poems using the word “CHRISTMAS”.  Some children even made their poems rhyme!

In Visual Arts, we made Christmas Stockings and learned how to do a simple stitch.  We decorated them with our initials and some sparkly embellishments!

We also made decorations for our Christmas trees at home, using a white, paper clay.  When they were dry, we painted them and attached ribbon to hang them up…

In Gaeilge, we learned lots of new vocabulary based on “An Nollaig”. 

The children learned 2 new Christmas songs called “Bualadh Bos” and “Crann Nollag” and also a poem called “Tá San Nioclás ag Teacht”.  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Date posted: 20th December 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Irish, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Advent Arrives in 4th, 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 4th December 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Religious Education, Senior Classroom |

4th, 5th and 6th Class have been learning all about Advent this week. We read some information telling us all about the customs and origins of Advent. We wrote up the information we learned.

We also read about the Advent Wreath. We learned why it is circular and how many candles are on it and their colours. We then went out to the school grounds and collected some evergreen leaves such as ivy, holly and fir branches. Each pupil then put some leaves into an oasis to make our own wreath.

Finally we have our Advent Calendar. Each day a pupil gets a chance to pick a treat from it!

Date posted: 4th December 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Religious Education, Senior Classroom |

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal!

Date posted: 13th November 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

A huge thank you to all the families who sent in a shoebox as part of the “Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2013”.  We had a total of 48 shoeboxes for boys and girls in other countries who do not have as much as we do!  Thank you once again.  Here is a picture of the boys and girls with the shoeboxes before they head off on their journey to foreign lands!

Date posted: 13th November 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

December Delights Us!!

Date posted: 4th January 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Irish, Junior Classroom, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have been getting ready for Christmas in lots of different ways this December!!

We recycled some old Christmas Cards to make some decorations for our Christmas Tree.

We also designed our own 3D Christmas Tree Decorations which we hung around our tree!

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We also made a little Christmas Photo Frame for our families which had a picture of us all in our Funky Kids Costumes!

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In Music, we made our own maracas out of a light bulb and toilet roll holder using the layering method of Papier Maché!

 The children also participated in an In-Class Colouring Competition. Well done to Gráinne and Conall who won Best Boy and Best Girl Entry!

We also made our own reindeer out of more toilet roll holders!! Aren’t they very cute and they even have their own bell!

In Science, the children have been learning about all the materials around us. Take a look at the Material Boys and Girls they designed!

 The children really enjoyed learning Irish Christmas Vocabulary through games this month. They made their own “Crainn Nollag” too!

In English, the children have learned many new letters. We made our own “rockets” to support work on the letter “Rr” this month.

Finally, we baked some Toffee Mallow Krispies together. Everybody was given a job to do and we then brought our treats home in our own Handmade Christmas Cone.

 

 

 

 

Happy Christmas Everyone and we’ll see you all in 2013!

 

Date posted: 4th January 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Irish, Junior Classroom, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |