Hallow’een

We enjoy taking part in the Moneenroe Art Competition each year.

Happy Halloween from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 30th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

This October,  the Junior Classroom have been as busy as ever!

As it’s the last month of Autumn, the children printed their own Colourful Autumnal Trees using wooden corks to brighten up our classroom!

In Science, the children learned about the planets in our Solar System and displayed the pattern of the planets on black sugar paper. They also learned a “Mnemonic” (Memory Trick) to remember the pattern of the planets. “Many Vile Earthlings Munch Jam Sandwiches Under Newspaper Piles!

The children participated in Halloween Colouring Competitions for the Local Library and the Folens Book Company. Below are pictures of some of  their colourful entries!

In preparation for Christmas, the children had to design their own Christmas Card this month so that they will be ready in time for families to buy them in December. Didn’t they do a great job!!

The children also visited the local Fire Station to further support work covered in SPHE & SESE on Fire Safety. They particularly enjoyed playing the role of fire officer on the day!

During the month, the children continued to enjoy learning new skills in Rugby with Noel Devlin. They are really looking and playing the part!!

In Maths, the children played many board games together this month. First Class enjoyed playing Snakes and Ladders together and Junior & Senior Infants played Halloween Roll and Cover with their partner.

In preparation for Halloween, the children made their own egg carton spooky spiders in Art!

The children particularly enjoyed designing their own Number Monsters this month in Maths many of which are very spooky and scary!

In Drama, the children played many cooperative games such as “Ghost, Ghost, Witch” which follows the same principle as the game “Duck, Duck, Goose”

They also managed to write Halloween Cards to their Penpals in Finland 🙂

Finally, on Friday, 28th October, the children dressed up in costume for Halloween. Well done to all the children on creating such colourful and creative costumes!

Happy Halloween Everybody!

 

 

 

Date posted: 30th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

Hallowe’en fun for 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 28th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Green Flag, Hallow'een, Irish, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Hallowe’en is just around the corner and the pupils in 5th and 6th class have been doing lots of fun and creative work around this topic.

In English we wrote Spooky Stories with a Hallowe’en theme.

 

Art has been all about spiders and fireworks, here are our finished pictures.

In Geography, Science and English we have been learning all about the Rainforest, we wrote up information on the importance of rainforests and labelled diagrams of the layers of a rainforest.

We also conducted an experiment to see how water travels to the leaves in a plant. We could see this process in action by adding red food dye to the water.

Ar an bhFeirm was the topic we covered in Gaeilge. The pupils wrote up a story in Irish about a day on the farm.

We are now working on our 5th Green Flag and the theme is biodiversity. With this in mind the senior pupils went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park and noted all the different aspects of nature they observed.

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Finally we enjoyed baking Hallowe’en cupcakes on Friday as a treat before the holidays.

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As you can see we also had fun dressing up for Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 28th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Green Flag, Hallow'een, Irish, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Junior Classroom Activities this October!

Date posted: 30th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

October is always a very action packed month in school with  Autumn and Halloween Activities.

The children practised their cutting skills while making their own “Lollipop Lions” for the letter “l” in English

During the month the children enjoyed learning about Autumn in S.E.S.E.  and made their own “Mini Fall Books” and Autumnal Trees.

As well as this, the children went on an Autumn Scavenger Hunt in the Discovery Park.

They identified all the leaves, seeds and nuts of Autumn on their worksheet and as a treat they enjoyed a short visit to the Elf Village too!

As a Friday treat the children enjoyed decorating their own cupcake with chocolate drops and mini marshmallows!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Art the children created their own bright eyed and bushy tailed squirrels using rolled up crepe paper!

October would not be the same without all the Halloween preparations!

The children made their own Halloween Masks and Pumpkins…

and they dressed up in Fantastic Halloween Costumes!!

The children designed their own cover for a  “Spooky Spell Book” in English

Finally in Science the children made their own Ghost Blowers using straws in support of  work covered on air movement.

Well done once again to all the children on a great month’s work!

Happy Halloween and enjoy your well deserved Mid Term Break 🙂

Date posted: 30th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

October in the Senior Room

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Another month has flown by in the Senior Room and we have completed lots of work in the various subjects we learn.

In English 4th Class read all about the first cars invented and wrote up information about this topic.

5th and 6th Class created comic book strips based on a story they read in English.

In Science and Geography we looked at trees and wrote up information on various trees found in Ireland.

In Visual Arts we created ‘Autumn Leaf Fireworks’ painted in bright Autumn colours.

We also painted sunsets and designed city skylines with a Hallowe’en witch flying by!

The Rugby World Cup is now almost over and 4th, 5th and 6th class did lots of work about this topic. We wrote acrostic poems, wrote up information about the game of rugby and the countries taking part in it.

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5th and 6th Class wrote books in Irish based on the topic ‘Oíche Shamhna.’

We also had a dress up day for Hallowe’en and there were some very scary and spooky creatures in Wandesforde on Friday!!

As a treat we enjoyed some Hallowe’en cupcakes kindly baked by Majella! Thank you, they were yummy!!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Happy Hallowe’en from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have had a busy fortnight preparing for Hallowe’en in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  We made “Spooky Silhouettes” using black sugar paper and orange paint!  Don’t they look scary on the wall?!

We also made “Frankensteins” that can move their arms!

We all had to have a taste of some “Báirín Breac”….

One lucky boy found the “Fáinne”!

On 23rd October, the children dressed up as some very spooky characters and scared their poor teacher!!  Have a look at the huge effort that they put into their costumes!  Have a Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

 

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |