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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 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 |

Some sun & plenty of fun in 5th & 6th Class!

Date posted: 15th June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Wow! What a busy and fun few weeks we’ve had in the Senior Room. We went on our annual school tour to Dunmore East Adventure Centre and a great time was had by all!

That’s 13 meters high!

We looked in detail at the Irish coast in Geography, labelling islands and headlands and in Science we studied various sea creatures found in Irish waters.


Also in Geography we learned lots about China and created these maps surrounded by pictures and factual information about this interesting country.

We also learned lots about food chains in Science and created our own food chains as well as filling in some information sheets based on this topic.

Continuing on the aquatic theme we read about the platypus in English and drew and labelled this fascinating animal which seems to be a mixture of lots of different creatures!

We read about the Conger Eel too and created Encyclopedia Pages based on this sea creature.

In Art we also took inspiration from the sea to create tropical fish scenes and colourful sun catchers.


 

 

 

 

 

We also used our knowledge of lines to create colourful spiral designs and drew suns using straight and curved lines.

With Summer in mind we created bright, colourful butterflies in flight.

Capacity and Co-Ordinates are two of the topics we’ve learned about in Maths recently. 5th Class labelled capacity containers and 6th Class drew pictures from co-ordinates.

In SPHE we learned all about Road Safety and designed these posters based on this important subject.

 

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 15th June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Happy Easter from the Middle Room!

Date posted: 12th April 2017 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Easter, English, Irish, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Easter has come round very fast and the children in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class have been very busy over the past number of weeks!

In Gaeilge, we have been learning all about “An tEarrach” or Spring and wrote a story and learned a poem with lots of Spring flowers mentioned in it.  We also painted a giant Spring picture.

We also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and made some lovely decorations.

We thoroughly enjoyed reading books at the book fair…

In English, we wrote some great book reports after reading many genres of books over the past few weeks…

The 3rd Class pupils wrote some animal riddles for their classmates!

In Visual Arts the children completed a “Mindful Colouring” activity and created some lovely Spring Flowers.

To celebrate Easter, we wrote Easter Acrostic Poems and created transparent eggs filled with lots of sparkling things!

We also learned about the Easter Story and retold it in our own words with great pictures…

The children also drew pictures for the Bishop’s Poster Competition, the theme being “Great Leaders – Past, Present and Future.”  Here are a few of the entries…

The children visited the Barnstorm Theatre at the end of March to see a play entitled “Monday’s Child.”  They thoroughly enjoyed it and wrote about the trip to the theatre in English.

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, we created cards, bookmarks and boxes of treats for the wonderful ladies in our lives!

Well done to all the children on a great month’s work!  We wish you all a very Happy Easter!  See you next month!

 

Date posted: 12th April 2017 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Easter, English, Irish, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |