Science

Science is taught as part of SESE (Social, Environmental and Scientific Education) and is integrated with geography and history. We enjoy doing experiments with the children and sometimes we participate in science workshops such as the “Discover Science” programme in the Discovery Park in Castlecomer.

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 |

Happy Halloween from Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 28th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October has been another busy month for Junior and Senior Infants. Check out what we’ve been up to!

We learned all about the vet in Aistear this month. We had great fun making animals in junk art, constructing a dog kennel from polydrons and making a surgery in construction as well as acting out in role play, making animals from play dough & working with water.

Autumn is now in full swing and the pupils have been learning lots about this time of year. We made colourful trees with cotton buds and paint and went on a walk to see all the things happening in nature at this time. We learned all about Oak trees and made some bark rubbings.

We were delighted to welcome Paddy Madden to our school on Friday 20th Oct. He taught us all about different areas of nature. We looked at pond animals, mammals, hedgerows and insects.

Senior Infants were revising their numbers and used play dough to shape the number, counted it out in cubes, as well as putting the correct number of apples on the tree!

In SPHE we learned all about different feelings and drew our own happy faces 🙂

Halloween is upon us and we made Spooky Pumpkins and coloured in scary pictures.

We also made some trees on crepe paper using autumn colours. The light shone through them when we put them up on the windows.

To celebrate Halloween we had fun dressing up in scary, spooky costumes and making rice krispie monsters!

Date posted: 28th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, 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 |

A New Year Begins in the Junior Room

Date posted: 10th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

September has been a fun filled and busy month in the Junior room. Check out what we’ve been up to below!

To begin with we drew colourful pictures of our summer holidays.

In Art we made squirrel mobiles and we had looked at these interesting animals in Science.

We’ve been revising letters in Senior Infants and learning our sounds in Junior Infants. We made colourful letters from our names using oil pastels and black paint. There were patterns etched in the paint to show the letter underneath.

We’ve also been learning all about how we’ve grown since we were babies. We have a clothes timeline in the corridor as well as photos of us as babies and now, showing how we’ve grown and changed over the years.

To show that we are all unique we made hand prints with colourful frames.

In music we learned lots of nursery rhymes, as well as singing them we coloured and  cut out pictures of them and put them in order.

We learned all about homes and houses through play. We made houses with a driveway in the sand. There were houses made from polydrons and wooden bricks with
dolls house furniture.

We also made different homes such as apartments, houses and cottages in art using lots of different materials.

Date posted: 10th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |