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Music

Music is taught by the class teacher. The children have the opportunity to learn the piano from 1st class onwards if they wish. Every second year, we have a group called the “Funky Kids Workshop” in our school to help us put on a wonderful show. Denis and Olivia from the Funky Kids group teach us songs, dances and we then perform them at a Christmas Show for parents and the school community. We also record the show on DVD for parents to purchase! Each week in Assembly, we sing a song and once a year, we attend a Children’s Choral Festival with the other schools in the Diocese.

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 |

Happy Halloween from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 31st October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Music, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October has once again been a busy month! We started off the month making Floppy Scarecrows in small groups, in response to a poem called “The Floppy Floppy Scarecrow” in English!

In SPHE, the children have been learning all about themselves. They made their own identity card with their own photograph, handprint and fingerprint!

In the SESE subject areas, the children enjoyed participating in a hands-on workshop based on Rocks and Soil with the heritage expert,  Una Halpin. During the workshop, the children explored various rocks and also the types of rocks we have around the school environment.

The children also enjoyed all of the preparations for Halloween from eating the “bairín breac” in Gaeilge…

dressing up in their Halloween costumes …

 playing a Halloween Maths Game called “Spider Drive” with their partner…

and making their own “Marvellous Monsters”.

Finally in Art, the children made their own “Patterned Pumpkins” using printing wands.

    Didn’t they do a great job!

Happy Halloween Everybody!!

 

Date posted: 31st October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Music, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We’ve started school!

Date posted: 1st October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September has been a busy month for us all as we settle back to school again!

The Junior Classroom  welcomed 7 Junior Infants who have settled in very well to life at “Big School!”


Our Senior Infants have settled very well into their new class too!

During the month, the children have had fun getting to know each other and also doing new things together!

In Art, the children designed their own Rainbow Fish in response to the story we read.

In support of Kilkenny competing in the All Ireland Hurling Final, the children designed their own Kilkenny cat!

Come on the Cats!!!

We have been learning many letters in English this month. For the letter “a” the children painted and cut out their own apple for our nice Autumn Display!

We used a cotton bud instead of a brush to paint the leaves on our apples! The children also enjoyed tasting Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady and Royal Gala apples

This year Ms. Wilson has chosen to name the groups in her classroom, Pirates and Princesses. The children designed their own masks for their group.

Can you figure out the pirates and princesses?

In S.E.S.E, the children have been learning lots of interesting facts about hedgehogs. Take a look at the clay hedgehogs the children made below!

Did you know that a baby hedgehog is called a hoglet and that hoglets are white when they are born?

In Music, the children have been learning many different nursery rhymes. They particularly enjoyed singing Humpty Dumpty so we made our own “Humpty Dumptys with Hairstyles!”

Towards the end of the month, the children enjoyed baking their own Chocolate Chip and Smartie Cookies. Everybody had a job to do on the day and the end result was very tasty indeed!!

We used butter…

brown sugar….

flour, baking powder and eggs….

vanilla essence…

and of course chocolate chips and smarties!!!

We made them into small balls and placed them in the oven!

We had to eat them up and hide them from the Cookie Monster!!

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

Date posted: 1st October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

May Madness in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 23rd May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |

The school year is certainly flying by and May has been so busy, after returning from the Easter Break.  When we came back, the children put their wonderful painting skills to work and painted their happy memories from the Easter Holidays…

In Literacy, we wrote a report about the events that filled our break!

In Visual Arts, we focused on the strand of clay and the children had the opportunity to create coil pots and other wonderful creations.  Here is a before and after picture of their work!

In Music, we learned a song about a Beluga Whale and then created our own designs on Whales to brighten up the corridor and classroom!

In History and English, we looked at the Book of Kells which is kept in Trinity College, Dublin.  We looked at examples of pages in the book, the art and work that went into it and then we coloured in pages from the Book of Kells and displayed them!

Well done boys and girls on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 23rd May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |