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.

More March Madness !

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During March, the whole school celebrated World Book Day on Thursday, 2nd March by dressing up as their favourite character in a nursery rhyme or storybook. Didn’t the children and their parents do a fantastic job once again!

Well done to everyone 🙂

In preparation for our Annual Book Fair, the school welcomed local author Martin Brennan and enjoyed learning about his stories as well as how to write a book from start to finish!

The children also designed their own book covers of their favourite stories as an extra activity to celebrate Book Week!

Over the past number of weeks, the children have thoroughly enjoyed participating in basketball lessons with Joe Byrne. A big thank you to Joe for all his enthusiasm each week and for teaching us new skills in basketball 🙂

First Class participated in a local Anti-Bullying Poster Competition and drew very meaningful pictures to discourage bullying in schools.

In SPHE, the children enjoyed talking about what makes their families special. In support of this, the children drew pictures to demonstrate what they treasure in their lives.

In Geography, the children explored the topic of jobs people do. The children enjoyed learning about different jobs and they also drew pictures of what they might like to be in the future!

March would not be March without all the preparations for St. Patrick’s Day! In Art, the children made their own Colourful Crocks of Gold!

First Class also enjoyed making their own shamrock badges as an extra work activity 🙂

In Maths, the children played a dice game in pairs called “St Patrick’s Day Roll and Cover”

The children went on a Spring Nature Walk in the Discovery Park to identify the physical features of Spring! They also enjoyed a short visit to the playground 🙂

In Art, they constructed their own Daffodil Pictures which has brought a little bit of Spring into our classroom! 🙂

During the month, we also celebrated Mothering Sunday! The children made their own beautiful bouquets to say thank you 🙂

Finally, towards the Easter Holidays, the children have been actively engaged in all sorts of Easter activities! They designed their own picture on the theme “Bible Leaders” for the Annual Bishop’s Poster Competition

They entered a local Easter Colouring Competition in Eurospar

and they made their own Easter Chicks to start the celebrations!

Well done on all your hard work over the past number of weeks. Happy Easter!

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

March Madness in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 7th April 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |


We have had a very busy and productive few weeks in the Senior Room. In Science we read all about various types of rocks and went around the school grounds naming and sketching different rocks.

We also learned all about our eyes and ears and labelled diagrams of them.

In art we made colourful shamrocks for St Patrick’s Day and bright Easter Wreaths.

With Spring now here we also painted different shades of pink, green and blue and created these pretty flowers.

For Mother’s Day we made and decorated cupcakes for our mums.

We learned all about Guide Dogs and the work they do in English. We designed these posters to inform people how they should behave around these dogs.

The Titanic was our topic in history and we found out lots of information about what happened to this majestic ship, as well as the people on board, including crew and passengers. We wrote in the information we learned around pictures of the ship.

Finally in Religion we learned all about the events of Holy Week. We made wheels with each day of the week represented on them and wrote acrostic poems all about Judas.

Date posted: 7th April 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Projects 2017!!!!

Date posted: 26th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects |

During the months of January and February, the children in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class were very busy completing projects on various topics.  They put a huge amount of work and research into these and included the following things as specified in the brief: contents page, introduction, bibliography and conclusion.  When they were completed, they had to stand up in front of the class and present their work to the other children and answer lots of questions.  They did a wonderful job and learned lots of new facts!

The 4th Class boys completed their projects on Dublin Zoo, Africa and The Vikings!

The boys in 3rd Class completed their projects on Italy, Greek Gods and Goddesses, The Bronze Age, Rugby and Manchester United.

The girls in 3rd Class completed their projects on Ballet, The Guitar, Dogs, Dolphins, Horses and Shoes Throughout the Years!

The children in 2nd Class completed their projects on a poster and they did a great job too!  Their topics included Owls, Silage, Chickens, Zebras, Malamute Dogs, The T-Rex, Snow and Toys Throughout the Years!

Well done to all the children on their hard work and efforts!  Each child received a certificate and Easter treat as a special reward!

 

Date posted: 26th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects |

Fantastic February Fun!

Date posted: 1st March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |


Although February is the shortest month of the year, the Junior Classroom managed to get lots of work done in all subject areas! St. Brigid’s Day started off the month for us and the children listened to stories about St. Brigid and also coloured in their own St. Brigid’s Cross.

In SESE, the children have been working on the theme of water and in response to all they have learned, the children made their own Water Scene on  paper plates!

The children explored the topic of “Feelings” in SPHE. They used a technique called “Taking a Line for a Walk” to design their own hearts and show how they feel inside using a colour key code. There’s a lot of yellow on their hearts which tells us they are happy children!!

In Art, the children participated in the Annual Texaco Competition. Below are photographs of their entries. Didn’t they do a wonderful job!

February would not be February without Valentine’s Day! The children listened to the story of St.Valentine in History and then made their own Valentine Character and Card for their loved ones!

During the month, the children took part in the Operation Transformation Initiative “10@10” whereby they actively engaged in a physical activity for 10 minutes at 10 o’ clock on a Friday morning. This was greatly enjoyed by all and the children look forward to continuing this workout in the coming months!!

Finally in Maths, the children have been working very hard on the topic of Money. They have been working out what coins they would need to buy items in our classroom shop display. They also enjoyed doing coin rubbings as an art activity in Maths!

Well done on a great month’s work! 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

2017 Here We Come!!

Date posted: 14th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have started the New Year off on a great note! In History, the children made their own Class Resolutions and drew pictures to illustrate them!!

The children also completed a worksheet on their hopes for 2017. Many of the children hope to try eat new foods and also try new things this year!

Following the Christmas break, the children explored their senses in Science and completed a worksheet depicting their senses at Christmas!

In Art, the children made their own penguins out of toilet roll inserts. Did you know that there is a penguin called the Macaroni Penguin! He has a crazy hairstyle so you may recognise him in our photograph below!!

The children have been learning about the uses of Water as well as places where water is found. We learned a poem called “Water” and the children drew lovely pictures to illustrate the poem.

In support of Literacy, the children visited the local library for a storytelling session and also got the opportunity to pick some new books for our classroom library.

The children took part in an Art competition for the local pantomime “Jack and the Beanstalk” Didn’t they do a great job designing a poster for the fairytale!!

Finally in Maths, the children made a 2017 calendar for our classroom which they designed and coloured themselves!!

Well done to all the children in the Junior Classroom for a great month’s work!! 🙂

Date posted: 14th February 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |