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English

English is taught to all children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Oral language, reading and writing are all encouraged and promoted throughout the school. The child’s reading and writing experience in school can contribute greatly to their cognitive, emotional and imaginative development. The children love to write stories, complete projects and post their blogs on the school website.

October & Halloween Fun with 4th, 5th & 6th Class!

Date posted: 3rd November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October has come and gone so quickly! The children have once again put in a lot of hard work. In Art, the children designed their Annual Christmas Card so creatively and so well! These will be back to the school in November for parents and families to purchase ūüôā

The children visited the local library to select books for our classroom library.

In English, we have been reading the novel “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo. The children worked so well at designing their own front cover for the novel as well as completing a character profile pyramid.

The children studied trees and plants in Science and in support of the work they covered in this area, they created their own colourful leaf collages.

The school welcomed Heritage Expert, Paddy Madden in October. He engaged the children in a very interactive and educational workshop on ecology. The children explored all the resources he had on display and they also enjoyed exploring our school’s outdoor environment and the aspects of nature we are so fortunate to have there.

Two pupils in 5th Class completed projects with Ms. Brennan over the past number of weeks. They presented their projects to the class through Powerpoint which was very impressive! Well done boys on all your hard work and for presenting 2 great projects to the class, one on the Titanic and the other on the Celts! A big thank you also to Ms. Brennan for all her knowledge, guidance and support during their project work.


We had to say a fond farewell to Santiago and Jacobo who have been pupils in our school for the past 7 weeks. They will be sadly missed by the Senior Room and Ms. Wilson. We hope you both are well settled back into school and family life in Spain ūüôā

In Art, the children made their own “Abstract Apples for Autumn” having looked and responded to works of abstract art.

The children designed a Fire Safety Poster with their own fire safety message for Halloween in SPHE

In preparation for Halloween, the children created their own spooky hand puppets. They also designed their own Halloween costume for a Folens Art Competition.

The children took part in a lantern making workshop for the Festival of Light which will take place in Castlecomer on Friday, 1st December. The children made their own paper cut out pictures in preparation for the lanterns they will make back in class during November.


Finally on the day of the Halloween Holidays, the children dressed up “spooktacularly” in full Halloween costume! Well done on all your creativity. You all made a super effort once again!

Enjoy your well deserved Mid Term Break and we’ll see you all in November!

Date posted: 3rd November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Senior Classroom start September with a bang!

Date posted: 2nd November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

September has been a busy month with new classes, new classrooms and new teachers! The children in the Senior Classroom have put in great work this month. They made their own name plates in SPHE to celebrate their uniqueness!

In Art, the children had to create their own “Starburst Hearts” by drawing 12 lines from a point and using warm and cool colours. They did a great job and they really brightened up our room during the first week back at school!

The children also showed their creativity in Art by expanding a given picture to create their own imaginative scene.

In SESE, the children made their own “Class Passports” which contain details about them such as their likes and dislikes, their role models, as well as places they might like to visit some day!

The children learned a poem  in English called New Beginnings by Helen Steiner Rice and they drew pictures to illustrate the content of the poem

In Music, the children learned the song “My Favourite Things” from the Sound of Music and created a simple factfile of their favourite¬†things!


The school has started rugby once again this year with Youth Development Officer, Noel Devlin.

In History, the children have been learning about The Celts. They enjoyed learning about ogham writing as well as the detail they put into their work. The Book of Kells is an example of their work. The children enjoyed colouring in some templates from the Book of Kells to show the type of detail they gave to their work.

Finally, the children enjoyed learning about town planning in Geography. They became town planners and designed and named their own town too!

Well done Senior Pupils on a great start to a new school year!

Date posted: 2nd November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

October Fun and Games in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 27th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallow'een, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The Halloween Holidays are here and we have had lots of fun in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class!¬† We wrote “Spooky Poems” for Halloween with lots of great adjectives!

In Maths, the children in 1st and 2nd were learning about 2D shapes.¬† They created their own 2D shape pictures…

We created “Spinning Spiders” in lots of funky colours in Art and also created our “Freaky Frankensteins” that move!

We had a visit from Paddy Madden, the Heritage in Schools Expert in Biodiversity.  The children had a lovely morning exploring the various habitats and specimens that Paddy brought to show them!

On Friday, 27th October, we learned how to make our very own lanterns in a workshop led by Tunda and Shannon.  These will be used at the light festival on Friday, 1st December in Castlecomer.

To celebrate Halloween, we all dressed up in fantastic costumes and had some báirín breac!

We made treat boxes and filled them with goodies for the week that we are off!  I wonder will the treats make it home before they are eaten???

We hope you all have a Happy Halloween and enjoy the week off school!

Date posted: 27th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallow'een, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Autumn Fun in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 20th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September has been a busy month for all the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.  In RE we created our own talent tree, displaying all the great things we can do now that we are a year older!

We wrote about our Summer holidays, which are now a distant memory!

In English we read the novel “The Twits” by Roald Dahl and wrote book reports, with lots of children scoring it 10 out of 10!¬† We also made our own Mr. Twits with lots of food stuck in his beard!

We also drew pictures of our impression of the “Roly-Poly Bird” in the story.¬† The work was very colourful!¬† Well done to Nathan and Robert who won a prize for their drawings!

 

In Art, we created “Autumn Wreaths” using the colours that are all around us at this time of year.

We also wrote acrostic Autumn poems….

We also created “Owls sitting on Branches” in our Autumn themed Art lesson…

In SPHE, we created a jigsaw, showing that we are all unique in our own way, but fit together as a great team, just like a jigsaw does!

In Science and Geography, we completed a litter survey of the school grounds and created a block graph of the results.

2nd class read about “The Story of Chocolate” in their readers.¬† Of course, we had to make the krispie buns in the recipe at the end of the story.¬† We all enjoyed making and eating them!

Well done on all your hard work boys and girls!

Date posted: 20th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

May and June in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 21st June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy few weeks in 2nd , 3rd and 4th Class and the children have put in a great term’s work!¬† In English, we wrote about our sponsored cycle on the 10th June…

We studied a poem called “Monsters in Pyjamas” and looked at the verbs, adjectives and nouns in the poem.¬† The children had great fun creating their own colourful monsters!

The 3rd Class pupils wrote postcards to their friends….

In Geography and Science, we studied soil and learned about the various types in Ireland.¬† We learned that there is a mixture of clay and loam in Ireland.¬† We looked at a soil sample¬†from our school garden and concluded that it was clay.¬† We felt the texture and measured the moisture in it too.¬† We also found a wriggly creature in it, the earthworm, which is the farmer’s friend!

In Geography, we studied animals of the rainforest.  Each child completed a mini project on an animal of their choice.  We learned lots about this beautiful natural resource, but also learned that it is in danger due to trees being cut down on a daily basis.

In Visual Arts, we drew pictures using pastels…

We created colourful Summer t-shirts!

We drew some pictures of everyday objects or still life…

We created cool characters going surfing!

As a fun activity, we made oreo and banana milkshakes to cool us all down in this hot weather!

We hope you all have a wonderful Summer break!  Well done to all the boys and girls on their hard work this year!

 

Date posted: 21st June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects, Visual Arts |