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History

History is taught to all classes. The older children enjoy learning about various eras in history and completing projects on them too.

King Midas and the Golden Touch

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Class Work, History, Junior Classroom |

During March, the Infant Classroom learned about the Greek Myth, King Midas. They drew a picture story of what they had learned from the story. Here are some picture stories!!

King Midas was so greedy at the start of the story. He made a wish asking for everything he touched to turn to gold!

By the end of the story, King Midas had learned his lesson-not to be greedy and to be happy with what he had!

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Class Work, History, Junior Classroom |

1916 Rising

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Blog, History, Senior Classroom |

 

Charles Stewart Parnell

4th, 5th and 6th Class have been learning about the 1916 Easter Rising. Local historian Michael Moylan came in to show us some clothes, weapons and discuss events which took place during the Easter Rising.  

We got to look at some of the weapons used during the Rising

We also got to dress up in some of the clothes and act out some of the things which happened during the Rising

We really enjoyed our afternoon learning about The 1916 Rising!

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Blog, History, Senior Classroom |

Junior Classroom

Date posted: 3rd April 2011 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom |

On Tuesday, 28th March, a local historian, Michael Moylan visited Junior & Senior Infants as part of Book Week in the school. The children were told many stories, most notably, the story of Cúchulainn. The opportunity to dress up in costume from various historical eras was a highlight of the day for the children!

The boys dressed up as soldiers and pirates!

 The girls were dressed as ladies in beautiful dresses and of course hats!

The children really enjoyed this interactive history workshop of storytelling and costume. Here are more photos to show off their costumes!

An Irish soldier!

An Egyptian Princess!

A Japanese Princess!

A Fair Lady!

A Country Girl!

A Pirate!

At the end of the session, the children were allowed to wear their costumes back to their classroom for the rest of the Infant Day! This was a real treat and the costumes really made a difference to how hard the children worked! It was great fun and definitely something the children would love to do again!

A Very Different Infant Classroom!

Date posted: 3rd April 2011 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom |

The Irish Famine

Date posted: 20th February 2011 | Category History, Senior Classroom | Tagged , |

For the past few weeks we have been learning about the Irish famine. We found out that half of the population of Ireland either emigrated or died. All of the potatoes died from blight and people sometimes had to eat grass and nettles.

1847 was the worst year of the famine, knwn as ‘Black ’47’. Some people had no option but to leave their homes and go to the workhouse for food and shelter. 

We also read the book ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ which was a story about three children called Eily, Michael and Peggy O’Driscoll. The book tells about their life during the famine.

By Edward, Timothy and Keith – Senior Classroom

Date posted: 20th February 2011 | Category History, Senior Classroom | Tagged , |

Under the Hawthorn Tree – Book Covers

Date posted: 16th February 2011 | Category Blog, English, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We all designed book covers for the book ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ which was about a family that lived in famine times in the mid nineteenth century.

Date posted: 16th February 2011 | Category Blog, English, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |