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We have great resources for the teaching of mathematics to all classes, including maths software, posters, manipulatives, blocks and other useful things.

A Marvellous March in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March has come and is almost finished and it certainly has been a busy month in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  To celebrate the wonderful work that our Mums do for us every day, we made beautiful bouquets and cards to give to them on Mothering Sunday!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the children created shamrocks with rainbows!

The children in 3rd class invented amazing machines that do all sorts of jobs for us.  One is a machine that does your homework and anything else you ask it to do.  Wouldn’t that be a great thing to have in your house?!

As the season of Spring has well and truly arrived, the children painted Spring pictures!

In Religious Education, we wrote our own class prayer and listened to the Easter Story.  We decorated the notice board with lots of palm leaves…

In English, the children wrote Acrostic Spring poems….

To celebrate Easter, we designed our own Easter eggs and wrote Easter poems also!

We also learned to sew over the past few weeks and made Easter chicks, rabbits and lambs!

Here are the finished animals!

To support our efforts in working towards our green flag for transport, Ms. Power organised an art competition.  Have a look at the entries from the middle room!

In Maths, the children in 3rd class created 2D shape pictures! 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!!

 

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Fantastic February Work in 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 2nd March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The shortest month of the year has flown by and once again the senior pupils have been busy completing work in lots of different areas.

In History we learned all about different explorers including Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan & Vasco De Gama. We also mapped their various journeys around the world!

We studied 3D shapes in Maths and made our own cones, cubes, pyramids & prisms. 6th class made isohedrons which have 20 sides!

In Art we made clay tiles and etched designs into them before painting them in bright colours.

We used our knowledge of symmetry from Maths to create these colourful symmetrical designs!

We were busy in English, 4th class read a story called ‘Glooskap and the Giant’ and illustrated these scenes from the story. They added their own adjectives to the pictures.

5th & 6th class designed posters for a concert they read about in their readers.

In SPHE we were learning about Staying Safe and after discussing the topic groups designed posters to show how people can stay safe at different activities.

Finally in Gaeilge we were learning about the topic ‘Mé Féin’ and drew these pictures of activities we do through the day from instructions in Irish.

Date posted: 2nd March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

February Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Another month has come and gone and the Junior Classroom have been busy once again!

At the start of the month, the children paid a visit to the Firestation in Castlecomer in support of work they have covered in Geography on “People who Help Us”

The children enjoyed learning all about the equipment on the fire engine and they particularly enjoyed sitting at the front of the fire engine!

A Big Thank you to Philip, Richie and Willie for a great tour of the Fire Station. The children really enjoyed their morning there!

During the month, we celebrated St. Valentine’s Day. Take a look at the  “Love Bugs” and Valentine Postcards the children made!

As well as this, the children made their own Heart Butter Cookies as a little treat for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day 🙂

In English, the children revised many letters of the alphabet. In support of the letter “C” the children made their own “Colourful Clowns”

The children worked with clay in Art this month and made some Slithery Snakes!

In Music, the children enjoyed learning songs about “Teddies” They brought in their favourite teddy to show their friends too!

The children drew pictures for the Annual Texaco Art Competition! Here is a glimpse of some of their entries!

In Maths, the children learned about 3D Shapes and made their favourite 3D Shape!

Finally, in SESE, the children explored the theme of “Farming” and designed their own farmyard scene!

 Well done Junior & Senior Infants on a great month’s work 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

2015 gets off to a busy start in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

January certainly has been full of fun and different activities in the Senior Room. In Art we made frosty winter branches from tin foil and parchment paper

We also experimented drawing different types of lines and created these colourful patterns.

Weather was a theme we studied in Geography, Gaeilge and Art. We made these thunderstorm scenes and drew pictures, reading the instructions ‘as Gaeilge.’

In English 4th class wrote up their New Years Resolutions for 2015. They also enjoyed reading about spiders in their readers, writing acrostic poems on the topic and information about different spiders.

In Maths they worked on Symmetry and completed these symmetrical pictures!

We studied the Digestive System in Science and each group in the room drew the Digestive System.

We listened to a piece of music called ‘The Snow is Dancing’ by Debussy and drew pictures in response to the music.

Happy New Year to everyone from 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

A Great Start to the New Year in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 6th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts |

The New Year has well and truly begun by now and it has been a topic the children have enjoyed this January. In support of it, the children made their own New Year’s Hat for all the celebrations!

In History, the children enjoyed drawing pictures to give the class a snapshot of their Winter Break!

The whole class made a Class Calendar for the New Year in Maths and they then recorded their birthdays and school holidays on it so we can see what’s happening in the weeks and months ahead!

In Geography, the children explored the theme of Winter and designed their own snowflakes using glitter. They also practised their cutting skills!

The children have had great fun learning about flight in Science. In particular, they really enjoyed making their own loop airplanes which they tested outside just to see how far they can travel!!

In Gaeilge, the children have been exploring the theme “An Aimsir” They drew their own pictures of the different weather forms as a listening and responding exercise!

 During the month, the children participated in the Local Deenside Players’ Art Competition for the Pantomime “Pirates of the Caribbean”. They all did a fantastic job on their pictures as you can see from the pictures below!

A big congratulations to Aoife Cafolla in Senior Infants who was one of the winners in the competition and whose artwork is now printed in the pantomime programme!

In Maths, the children engaged in a new number game called “The Dice Game” which they thoroughly enjoyed playing with their friends and family!

Finally in SPHE, the children made their own family shields showing pictures of what makes their families special!

Well done to all the children on all their hard work this January. It’s been a great start to a New Year!

Date posted: 6th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts |